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Former Southwest comms chief Hardage launches culture-focused consultancy

Former Southwest comms chief Hardage launches culture-focused consultancy

The consultancy will help companies develop environments that help them hire and retain talent.

Sky corporate affairs chief Catherine Hicks departs after two years

Sky corporate affairs chief Catherine Hicks departs after two years

Catherine Hicks, group corporate affairs director of Sky, is leaving the business, with a successor due to be named in the new year.

12 questions for Eleanor McManus on eliminating sexual harassment in media

12 questions for Eleanor McManus on eliminating sexual harassment in media

Eleanor McManus of Trident DMG helped to organize The Press Forward, a group of former and current journalists dedicated to ending sexual harassment in the media. She chats with PRWeek about working with newsrooms to change their cultures.

United Continental's Jim Olson to leave airline

United Continental's Jim Olson to leave airline

Olson is exiting the company after a year that included the David Dao incident and other crises.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.8.2017: United's Jim Olson schedules departure

Breakfast Briefing, 12.8.2017: United's Jim Olson schedules departure

And another noteworthy exit: longtime Cannes Lions executive Terry Savage will leave his position after the 2018 festival.

Ben Burton leaves Weber Shandwick UK to join Porter Novelli's Irish operation

Ben Burton leaves Weber Shandwick UK to join Porter Novelli's Irish operation

Weber Shandwick UK's MD of corporate, financial and public affairs Ben Burton is leaving the company to join Porter Novelli's Dublin office, as Ireland's capital looks to opportunities arising from Brexit.

GE Power hires Siemens' Greg Gibbons as comms chief

GE Power hires Siemens' Greg Gibbons as comms chief

The former comms leader at GE Power, Russell Wilkerson, exited his role in July to become chief communications officer of the newly former Baker Hughes, a GE Company.

How Waffle House turned a sleepy employee into a publicity win

How Waffle House turned a sleepy employee into a publicity win

Waffle House's comms team quickly cooked up a response to a customer manning the grill--and posting pics on social media--while an employee slept.

Prudential Financial's Scot Hoffman moves to Dodge & Cox

Prudential Financial's Scot Hoffman moves to Dodge & Cox

Hoffman most recently worked as head of corporate communications at Prudential Financial for five years.

What happens as marketers shift from algorithms to AI and other 2018 predictions from Kantar

What happens as marketers shift from algorithms to AI and other 2018 predictions from Kantar

Next year will be the start of the shift from marketing algorithms to AI, predicts Kantar Millward Brown.

England's rising football star Dele Alli hires CAA and The Sports PR Company in bid to 'maximise off-field potential'

England's rising football star Dele Alli hires CAA and The Sports PR Company in bid to 'maximise off-field potential'

Tottenham Hotspur and England national team player Dele Alli has appointed The Sports PR Company to manage his PR and CAA Sports to manage his commercial portfolio.

Entercom names Esther-Mireya Tejeda head of corporate comms, PR

Entercom names Esther-Mireya Tejeda head of corporate comms, PR

Tejeda was named to the role after the completion of Entercom's merger with CBS Radio.

PR Council names rising stars to PRC Next board

PR Council names rising stars to PRC Next board

Large firms such as Edelman are represented alongside boutique agencies like SourceCode Communications on the PR Council's newly created shadow board.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.5.2017: REI, Patagonia take on the president over public lands

Breakfast Briefing, 12.5.2017: REI, Patagonia take on the president over public lands

Wishing you a good Tuesday morning, which you're definitely having if you attended PRWeek's Hall of Fame dinner in New York last night at which five industry legends were honored.

Shell turns to music to communicate with younger generations about clean energy

Shell turns to music to communicate with younger generations about clean energy

Shell's latest update to its #makethefuture campaign is a music video featuring five global music artists, each representing a clean energy initiative.

Nissan Europe comms chief Stuart Jackson adds brand to remit

Nissan Europe comms chief Stuart Jackson adds brand to remit

Nissan has further expanded the scope of its European communications operation, with comms chief Stuart Jackson given additional responsibility for the brand team.

Edelman sued to recover fees for Gregg Appliances work

Edelman sued to recover fees for Gregg Appliances work

Bankruptcy law firm Ask LLP has filed hundreds of similar suits against vendors used by the company.

International trade associations to discuss global PR ethics code at February summit

International trade associations to discuss global PR ethics code at February summit

The summit, hosted by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, aims to create a global code for the PR industry.

Ford 'wants to' extend global relationship with WPP

Ford 'wants to' extend global relationship with WPP

WPP's global partnership with Ford, the marcoms giant's biggest global client, is being reviewed and may be extended - although final decisions have not been made.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.28.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning

Tumblr's comms head departs; the latest on the tax bill; SoftBank bids on Uber; more Weinstein allegations; and Scaramucci threatens to sue over student editorial.

Analysis

'They're going to weather this:' Why Keurig shouldn't sweat a conservative backlash

'They're going to weather this:' Why Keurig shouldn't sweat a conservative backlash

A smashing social media firestorm is an uncomfortable place for an apolitical brand.

From camouflage to communications: Five veterans share their paths to PR

From camouflage to communications: Five veterans share their paths to PR

PRWeek spoke with communications leaders from Microsoft, the EPA, and the agency world about the very different paths they took from military service to the communications industry.

Bell Pottinger saga sparks calls for global code of ethics - but are these realistic?

Bell Pottinger saga sparks calls for global code of ethics - but are these realistic?

The fallout from the Bell Pottinger scandal and the agency's subsequent demise has sparked a debate about whether the PR industry needs a global code of ethics.

Pepsi, McDonald's, Dove (twice): can the PR industry stop adland's disastrous campaigns?

Pepsi, McDonald's, Dove (twice): can the PR industry stop adland's disastrous campaigns?

The way things are going, 2017 could be remembered in the marcoms world as the year of the catastrophic, facepalm-inducing campaign. What role can PR play in stopping such disasters slipping through the net?

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

As the debate around ethical practice in PR continues, have trade bodies done enough to rid the sector of bad eggs and enhance its overall reputation? And what does it say about the value of associations to the industry in general? PR pros give their views.

CEO Q&A

Tegna's Dave Lougee on culture change, innovation, and consolidation

Tegna's Dave Lougee on culture change, innovation, and consolidation

The CEO of the newly created company talks to PRWeek about transforming local TV broadcast to juice revenue and revamp content.

10 Questions for PhRMA's CEO Stephen Ubl

10 Questions for PhRMA's CEO Stephen Ubl

Trade group PhRMA's CEO talks Sean Czarnecki through his first year in the job amid public outrage about price gouging.

8 questions for A&W CEO Kevin Bazner

8 questions for A&W CEO Kevin Bazner

A&W CEO tells Sean Czarnecki how he brought one of the U.S.'s oldest restaurant chains back from the dead with "tender loving care" and authenticity.

11 questions for Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia

11 questions for Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia

Nextdoor's CEO tells Sean Czarnecki why his app, found in about 75% of U.S. neighborhoods, is the one for all neighborly needs

10 questions for Robinhood co-CEO Vladimir Tenev

10 questions for Robinhood co-CEO Vladimir Tenev

The co-CEO of Robinhood tells Sean Czarnecki how the commission-free trading app is opening up the American financial system to everyone - not just the top 1%.