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Ascential bids to stem Cannes bleeding

Ascential bids to stem Cannes bleeding

Organizers of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week made their play to placate an industry increasingly frustrated by the costs associated with a week on La Croisette - but, for the PR sector at least, the changes seem positive.

Your call: How do you feel about the Cannes Lions changes?

Your call: How do you feel about the Cannes Lions changes?

Are these much needed adjustments, too little too late, or is the festival still not properly representing PR?

Black swans are circling overhead

Black swans are circling overhead

This has been a tough year for the PR business but there may be even worse times ahead if the "fear index" is to be believed.

Twitter at 280: Too much or just enough?

Twitter at 280: Too much or just enough?

It's a brave new microblogging world, as Twitter has doubled the character limit for all users. But does it actually make the microblogging service less unique?

Taking up space: How 18 brands are testing Twitter's new 280-character limit

Taking up space: How 18 brands are testing Twitter's new 280-character limit

Some brands aren't intimidated by having double the space to fill.

Pizza wars: DiGiorno's social media team turns up the heat on Papa John's

Pizza wars: DiGiorno's social media team turns up the heat on Papa John's

Friday was the third straight day DiGiorno threw shade at its competitor on Twitter.

Time for Twitter, Facebook, and Google to show real responsibility

Time for Twitter, Facebook, and Google to show real responsibility

Whether they accept they are media companies or not, the social media behemoths have to pay more attention to security and be subject to the same rules and regulations that mainstream media players abide by.

Your call: Is the threat to holding companies from consultancies indeed overhyped?

Your call: Is the threat to holding companies from consultancies indeed overhyped?

Is Martin Sorrell right? Has the industry overstated the threat of digital consultancies?

Grindr's marketing head: Video strategy doesn't have to be so complicated

Grindr's marketing head: Video strategy doesn't have to be so complicated

The gay social networking app's marketing VP, Peter Sloterdyk, shares his take on video strategy.

Report: Mercury was one unnamed firm in Manafort indictment

Report: Mercury was one unnamed firm in Manafort indictment

The other agency referred to in the documents is Podesta Group, whose founder stepped down on Monday, according to media reports.

The Apple Watch is a chance for health brands to get personal, but not too personal

The Apple Watch is a chance for health brands to get personal, but not too personal

The wearable device isn't a fit for every brand.

Healthcare pros are leaving patients uninformed

Healthcare pros are leaving patients uninformed

Patients want to know more about services, but some healthcare professionals are leaving them uninformed.

11 brands go Upside Down for Stranger Things 2 premiere

11 brands go Upside Down for Stranger Things 2 premiere

Get ready for references to Barb, bikes, Christmas lights, and The Upside Down.

Your call: Should Google be worried about the Pixel 2 XL backlash?

Your call: Should Google be worried about the Pixel 2 XL backlash?

The successor to Google's popular Pixel phone is off to a rocky start, but will the bad press hamper the company's hardware aspirations?

Chili's makes offer to Twitter user who discovered KFC's tasty following list

Chili's makes offer to Twitter user who discovered KFC's tasty following list

KFC was slow to respond, so Chili's elbowed its way into the conversation.

PR Compact: an ethical dilemma

PR Compact: an ethical dilemma

When the most famous person in PR sends out a call to action it behooves us to listen - but the ethical line in the sand should be a case of common sense for most people.

Your call: Does PR need a new ethics code?

Your call: Does PR need a new ethics code?

In the wake of the Bell Pottinger scandal, perhaps PR needs to reexamine its industry ethics.

Your call: Should Dove have apologized for its controversial Facebook ad?

Your call: Should Dove have apologized for its controversial Facebook ad?

Some, including the talent in the ad, don't think so.

I just spent an hour staring at a Carl's Jr. meal so you wouldn't have to

I just spent an hour staring at a Carl's Jr. meal so you wouldn't have to

A play-by-play of the live video feed Carl's Jr. just hosted for a would-be meeting with Amazon.

Report: Harvey Weinstein turns to Sitrick for crisis management

Report: Harvey Weinstein turns to Sitrick for crisis management

The mogul's behavior has been the subject of investigations by The New York Times and The New Yorker.