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Uber CEO 'throws Kalanick under the limo' in data breach apology

Uber CEO 'throws Kalanick under the limo' in data breach apology

PR professionals have praised the comms prowess of new Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi for his response to news broken by Bloomberg yesterday that the firm "concealed" a data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers last year.

Chan Zuckerberg's Colburn joins Princeton as comms, public affairs lead

Chan Zuckerberg's Colburn joins Princeton as comms, public affairs lead

Brent Colburn was most recently VP of communications at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Nutanix hires Cisco veteran Jennifer Massaro as global PR head

Nutanix hires Cisco veteran Jennifer Massaro as global PR head

Massaro worked at Cisco before joining San Jose-based Nutanix.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.21.2017: Charlie Rose suspended by CBS News

Breakfast Briefing, 11.21.2017: Charlie Rose suspended by CBS News

The longtime anchor was pulled off the air by CBS News after sexual harassment allegations by several women came to light.

Ethisphere Institute joins talks to create Edelman's 'PR Compact'

Ethisphere Institute joins talks to create Edelman's 'PR Compact'

The corporate ethics group is in discussions with the PR Council to develop a universal set of communications ethics guidelines.

Hanover acquires Bell Pottinger's operations in Middle East

Hanover acquires Bell Pottinger's operations in Middle East

UK-based Hanover Group has acquired outright the Middle East business of Bell Pottinger, including its Abu Dhabi operating license, with Archie Berens becoming chair of the new combined operation.

Marginal cuts in corp comms at GE amid broader restructuring

Marginal cuts in corp comms at GE amid broader restructuring

The company's corporate communications team has seen a handful of eliminations.

Ruder Finn launches internal comms practice

Ruder Finn launches internal comms practice

Called ICX, the practice will be led by the agency's New York and London offices.

HP creates LGBTQ recruitment spot with message: 'Just be you'

HP creates LGBTQ recruitment spot with message: 'Just be you'

With its new Reinvent Mindsets spot, HP addresses the alienation and discomfort LGBTQ employees face in the workplace.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.15.2017: Papa John's tries to replay the down on NFL statements

Breakfast Briefing, 11.15.2017: Papa John's tries to replay the down on NFL statements

Will consumers give the pizza brand a do-over?

Dentsu Aegis profit slide slows to 0.2%

Dentsu Aegis profit slide slows to 0.2%

Dentsu Aegis Network, the international business owned by Dentsu, has recorded a decline in organic gross profit for the second quarter in a row.

Cut-down Cannes 'saluted' by Publicis despite pull-out, while others give more cautious welcome

Cut-down Cannes 'saluted' by Publicis despite pull-out, while others give more cautious welcome

French holding company Publicis has welcomed the raft of changes announced to the Cannes Lions festival yesterday, while others have given it a more cautious welcome.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.13.2017: Advertisers flee Hannity after Moore coverage

And some fans of the show are destroying their coffee makers on social media in response.

PRSA New York launches diversity and inclusion initiative

The New York City chapter of the trade body will establish workshops and create an advisory board and an internal diversity and inclusion committee.

Mars tests giving PR firms global roles for the first time

Mars tests giving PR firms global roles for the first time

Freuds, Omnicom PR Group, Edelman, and Weber Shandwick are the firms that were handed worldwide assignments.

Huawei's new global corporate brand swagger

Huawei's new global corporate brand swagger

Beacon of light imagery from the Chinese brand's latest corporate campaign reflects its intention to step out as a world leader.

Google hires Ford's Colin Smith

Google hires Ford's Colin Smith

Smith was previously the communications leader for Ford Silicon Valley.

Cision launches product to measure earned media's Impact on revenue

The company is looking to more clearly demonstrate earned media's ROI with the platform.

Angela Merkel campaigns adviser Joachim Koschnicke to become Hering Schuppener partner

Angela Merkel campaigns adviser Joachim Koschnicke to become Hering Schuppener partner

Joachim Koschnicke has been hired by Hering Schuppener, the European sister firm of Finsbury and Glover Park, following a short stint as head of strategic planning and strategic comms to German chancellor Angela Merkel.

FTI Consulting names Brian Kennedy as Americas strategic comms head

FTI Consulting names Brian Kennedy as Americas strategic comms head

Kennedy is succeeding Mark McCall, who recently stepped in for Ed Reilly in the top strategic comms role.

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%.