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Don't lose your head in the dog days of August

Don't lose your head in the dog days of August

PR has shown no signs of slowing down this summer, but the cloying heat of August seems to have led some communicators to completely lose the plot.

Breakfast Briefing: Musk's emotional interview

Breakfast Briefing: Musk's emotional interview

The Tesla chief sat for an hour-long call with The New York Times; Trump tweets that he's asked SEC to look into six-month earnings reporting for public companies.

Ketchum creates global board to address diversity, inclusion issues

Ketchum creates global board to address diversity, inclusion issues

The multinational team begins meeting this fall.

PRSA apologizes for quiz asking 'What PR princess are you?'

PRSA apologizes for quiz asking 'What PR princess are you?'

One agency leader called the Q&A "derogatory, unsophisticated, and old school."

Novartis ups Sreejit Mohan to global head of external communications

Novartis ups Sreejit Mohan to global head of external communications

Mohan was previously head of global drug-development communications.

Salesforce hires AT&T's Brad Burns as chief communications officer

Salesforce hires AT&T's Brad Burns as chief communications officer

Burns was most recently SVP of corporate comms for AT&T Communications.

GE Appliances hires Procter & Gamble's Antonio Boadas as comms head

GE Appliances hires Procter & Gamble's Antonio Boadas as comms head

Boadas is a 16-year veteran of P&G.

Paris-based influencer platform Octoly names SourceCode as AOR

Paris-based influencer platform Octoly names SourceCode as AOR

The firm also picked up an AOR account from Connatix.

Cision hires Autodesk executive Gregg Spratto as COO

Cision hires Autodesk executive Gregg Spratto as COO

Spratto is replacing Mike Piispanen in the top operations job at the company.

Breakfast Briefing: Ex-employees sue Nike for discrimination

Breakfast Briefing: Ex-employees sue Nike for discrimination

Two former Nike employees say the company discriminated against them in pay and career advancement. Plus: Tesla's board gets the ball rolling on going private.

Quick fix: Riders (and PR pros) have some comms advice for the MTA

Quick fix: Riders (and PR pros) have some comms advice for the MTA

Disgruntled New Yorkers, who also happen to be PR pros, share their thoughts on how the Metropolitan Transportation Authority can mend its relationship with riders.

Breakfast Briefing: Regulators look into Elon Musk's Tesla tweets

Breakfast Briefing: Regulators look into Elon Musk's Tesla tweets

The SEC wants to know if Tesla's CEO was telling the truth, and why Twitter?; Plus: A media mega-merger is off, and a former White House press secretary says Trump's talk is too "loopy" for a Mueller interview.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

A big global review to watch; Can Elon Musk do that?; Papa John's CEO blames founder's comments for plummeting same-store sales.

Morning Consult: Consumers want brands to drop the Trump talk

Morning Consult: Consumers want brands to drop the Trump talk

The new research found some topics are too hot for brands to touch.

Breakfast Briefing: CEO behavior under the microscope

Breakfast Briefing: CEO behavior under the microscope

The media is impressed with Elon Musk this morning and waiting on Les Moonves' performance on CBS' earnings call.

Behind BLJ: A look at the controversial firm's power players

Behind BLJ: A look at the controversial firm's power players

The PR firm was in the news this week after a U.K. newspaper exposé cried foul on its work for Qatar's 2022 soccer World Cup bid.

G&S Business Communications acquires CooperKatz

G&S Business Communications acquires CooperKatz

The two shops combined have about $33 million in annual revenue.

Corp comms EVP Oscar Suris exits Wells Fargo

Corp comms EVP Oscar Suris exits Wells Fargo

Suris had worked at the bank since 2009.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies launches Crisis Control app

Hill+Knowlton Strategies launches Crisis Control app

The firm is billing the app as a way for organizations to react quickly in a fast-moving environment.

Longtime Chamber of Commerce comms head Collamore departs to start own firm

Longtime Chamber of Commerce comms head Collamore departs to start own firm

Collamore has worked at the group since 2007.

Analysis

Transition graphs: Former journalists' soundbites on the move to PR

Transition graphs: Former journalists' soundbites on the move to PR

What it feels like to go from skeptic to working for the client.

Is PR still a prime landing spot for journalists? Yes, but...

Is PR still a prime landing spot for journalists? Yes, but...

The learning curve is steeper than ever for reporters, editors, and producers entering the communications field. The good news is they're used to rapid change.

Why more PR agencies are swiping left on the RFP process

Why more PR agencies are swiping left on the RFP process

And what clients are doing to make the getting-to-know-you process less uncomfortable.

Warning to complicated clients: PR firms don't want to work for jerks

Warning to complicated clients: PR firms don't want to work for jerks

Boosting the bottom line versus protecting an agency's reputation is a dilemma in the spotlight amid the Papa John's crisis.

Tariff troubles: Brands struggle to navigate trade disputes

Tariff troubles: Brands struggle to navigate trade disputes

Other companies are likely to face the same dilemma as Harley-Davidson as protectionist measures loom.

CEO Q&A

How the American Red Cross is weathering its biggest storm: blood shortage

How the American Red Cross is weathering its biggest storm: blood shortage

While the 137-year-old organization revamps logistically and financially, it battles another kind of disaster: a shortage in blood.

Entercom CEO: 'Radio is ripe for rediscovery' in era of disruption

Entercom CEO: 'Radio is ripe for rediscovery' in era of disruption

Radio can't tailor playlists or play Fortnite. A safe, carefully curated environment may be its saving grace.

How Mogul's statue of a vagina on the White House lawn launched #ReadMyLips

How Mogul's statue of a vagina on the White House lawn launched #ReadMyLips

One of the largest tech platforms for millennial women, Mogul is accessed by more than 18 million weekly users across 196 countries.

The doctor is always in as Heal CEO aims to revolutionize the healthcare sector

The doctor is always in as Heal CEO aims to revolutionize the healthcare sector

Heal CEO Nick Desai aims to improve the patient experience by providing an on-demand service that cuts time and costs while increasing human interaction.

Parachute Home's Ariel Kaye: 'We're not trying to be a sheets or towel company'

Parachute Home's Ariel Kaye: 'We're not trying to be a sheets or towel company'

Kaye shares the story behind the brand and how it competes in the home industry.