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Timeline of a crisis: Papa John's deletes founder from marketing

Timeline of a crisis: Papa John's deletes founder from marketing

How founder John Schnatter's inappropriate language sliced up the pizza chain's reputation.

AECOM brings together internal, external comms teams

AECOM brings together internal, external comms teams

The engineering company has dispersed its internal comms team across its functions.

Experts: Papa John's brand was too closely associated with ousted, controversial founder

Experts: Papa John's brand was too closely associated with ousted, controversial founder

PR pros weigh in on the reputational damage to Papa John's after founder John Schnatter's inappropriate comments.

Olson Engage ends relationship with Papa John's over founder's comments

Olson Engage ends relationship with Papa John's over founder's comments

A representative from the agency said Olson had recurring differences with founder John Schnatter, who resigned as the company's chairman on Wednesday after his use of the n-word on a conference call became public.

Julian Assange takes on ex-Labour MP and PR man Richard Hillgrove to seek 'political solution' to extradition impasse

Julian Assange takes on ex-Labour MP and PR man Richard Hillgrove to seek 'political solution' to extradition impasse

Julian Assange has taken on a new team to provide PR, parliamentary engagement and other services, as he attempts to secure a way for him to end his stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Breakfast Briefing: Papa John's founder steps down as chairman

Breakfast Briefing: Papa John's founder steps down as chairman

John Schnatter's resignation came as Major League Baseball suspended a partnership with the pizza chain. Plus: President Trump's unplanned press conference in Brussels.

PayPal's Pablo Rodriguez to join JP Morgan Chase

PayPal's Pablo Rodriguez to join JP Morgan Chase

Rodriguez oversaw comms for consumer brands within the PayPal portfolio, including Venmo and Xoom.

Waze staffs up marcomms teams after Mossler exit

Waze staffs up marcomms teams after Mossler exit

The Google-owned brand is planning to hire heads of global comms and brand marketing.

Michael Marinello joins Standard Industries as global comms head

Michael Marinello joins Standard Industries as global comms head

He was most recently SVP of strategic comms at Turner.

RenewPR's Ben Finzel launches DC LGBTQ networking group

RenewPR's Ben Finzel launches DC LGBTQ networking group

DC Family Communicators aims to fill a networking void in the nation's capital for LGBTQ communications pros.

The 'reluctant takeover': office move announced but progress slow on UK integration of Burson Cohn & Wolfe

The 'reluctant takeover': office move announced but progress slow on UK integration of Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Burson-Marsteller's London staff will move into Cohn & Wolfe's office in the Autumn, PRWeek understands, as the agencies' supposed merger takes on the appearance of a straightforward takeover.

Global policy comms leader Emily Horn exits Twitter

Global policy comms leader Emily Horn exits Twitter

Horne's departure follows that of corp comms lead Kristin Binns and amid a larger organizational restructuring at Twitter.

Casper comms VP Lindsay Kaplan 'gets out of bed' to launch company

Casper comms VP Lindsay Kaplan 'gets out of bed' to launch company

She's putting to rest a four-year tenure at the mattress ecommerce company.

2018 Power List shows shift toward female leadership in PR

2018 Power List shows shift toward female leadership in PR

It is a year in which women's empowerment is top of mind in marcomms.

Data manager Veeam hires UK and EMEA agency as Octopus turns down brief

Data manager Veeam hires UK and EMEA agency as Octopus turns down brief

Harvard has been given a PR and digital brief by Swiss-headquartered intelligent data management firm Veeam.

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

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

Sobering statistics from PRWeek's survey on sexual harassment; WPP hires law firms to investigate leaked messages; New comms chief at the White House.

Signal Media raises $16m in Series B funding

Signal Media raises $16m in Series B funding

GMG Ventures, the venture capital arm of Guardian Media Group, led the funding round.

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

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

More fallout from a northern Virginia restaurant asking the White House press secretary to leave.

IBM hires CA Technologies veteran Saswato Das to lead corporate comms

IBM hires CA Technologies veteran Saswato Das to lead corporate comms

The tech giant has also appointed a VP of IBM West communications and a Content Hub VP.

NFL hires Jocelyn Moore in top comms role

NFL hires Jocelyn Moore in top comms role

Moore is replacing Joe Lockhart as the league's top spokesman.

Analysis

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.

'Connected in politics and with the public': What a Howard Schultz presidency would look like

'Connected in politics and with the public': What a Howard Schultz presidency would look like

Corporate communicators and former colleagues of the outgoing Starbucks chairman discuss why they think he should run for president.

Why Apu doesn't have to be a problem for 'The Simpsons'

Why Apu doesn't have to be a problem for 'The Simpsons'

The show, which has been on air since 1989, should evolve with viewer attitudes, say experts.

Crisis communicators give Zuckerberg high marks for testimony

Crisis communicators give Zuckerberg high marks for testimony

The Facebook CEO did not wilt during Tuesday's marathon Senate session.

The one easy way for brands to avoid the next political media controversy

The one easy way for brands to avoid the next political media controversy

Disagree with a host's views? Don't advertise on his or her show in the first place, advise crisis comms experts.

CEO Q&A

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.

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.