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Frank and Hotwire parent company reports two per cent growth in UK and Europe

Frank and Hotwire parent company reports two per cent growth in UK and Europe

Enero’s UK and European businesses – largely Frank and Hotwire – have grown half-yearly revenues in the final six months of 2020. Other regions reported higher growth.

Edelman sees 5.7% revenue decrease in 2020

Edelman sees 5.7% revenue decrease in 2020

Revenue was down 4.2% in the U.S., 9.6% in APAC and 9.3% in Canada.

Riot Games hires Gaude Lydia Paez to lead communications

Riot Games hires Gaude Lydia Paez to lead communications

Paez is a veteran of Hulu and Fox Broadcasting.

Robinhood looks to bulk up comms team amid trading controversy

Robinhood looks to bulk up comms team amid trading controversy

The fintech company is seeking a corporate communications executive and government relations pro.

GroupM launches data ethics tool

GroupM launches data ethics tool

The new tool, developed with feedback from Unilever, helps marketers determine whether using a certain dataset in a given context is ethical.

General Mills restructures corp comms into three teams

General Mills restructures corp comms into three teams

They will report to global chief communications officer Jano Cabrera.

Timeline of a crisis: r/WallStreetBets and GameStop

Timeline of a crisis: r/WallStreetBets and GameStop

The GameStop stock insanity as it unfolds.

Facebook tests topic exclusions for brands

Facebook tests topic exclusions for brands

The brand safety update will allow advertisers to block content associated with broad topics such as “crime and tragedy” or “news and politics.”

Pramana Collective’s Sean Garrett launches consultancy Mixing Board

Pramana Collective’s Sean Garrett launches consultancy Mixing Board

Silicon Valley-based Pramana wound down early last year.

PetSmart fetches General Mills’ Rob Litt to lead communications

PetSmart fetches General Mills’ Rob Litt to lead communications

The retailer operates 1,600-plus stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Facebook's strong earnings clouded by concerns over iOS privacy controls

Facebook's strong earnings clouded by concerns over iOS privacy controls

Social media giant's revenue rose 33% and profit rose 44% as the pandemic drove consumers' business and leisure online.

Nike seeks global senior director, communications lead

Nike seeks global senior director, communications lead

The role will oversee communications for diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Wells Fargo turns email snafu into company-wide birthday celebration

Wells Fargo turns email snafu into company-wide birthday celebration

Comms head Barri Rafferty on how a mistake was turned into a “happy day.”

How COVID-19 anti-vaccine campaigns differ from the usual anti-vax disinformation

How COVID-19 anti-vaccine campaigns differ from the usual anti-vax disinformation

Brands are directly in the crosshairs of anti-vaccine bad actors this time.

Plank Center names Bridget Coffing chair

Plank Center names Bridget Coffing chair

Former Harley-Davidson comms leader Joanne Bischmann was named vice chair.

Twitter pilots Birdwatch crowd-sourced misinformation tool

Twitter pilots Birdwatch crowd-sourced misinformation tool

Twitter's VP of product says that the community-driven tool "might be messy" as it invites users to take part in a pilot.

International WELL Building Institute taps Michael B. Jordan in influencer-led COVID-19 PSA

International WELL Building Institute taps Michael B. Jordan in influencer-led COVID-19 PSA

The campaign drives awareness to the WELL Health-Safety seal, a verified rating system for buildings during COVID-19.

Golin names Claire Koeneman North American corporate comms lead

Golin names Claire Koeneman North American corporate comms lead

The IPG firm says it is seeing significant interest in corporate counsel due to the pandemic, the push for racial equity and other issues.

Ahead of Inauguration, consumers seek bipartisanship from brands and CEOs

Ahead of Inauguration, consumers seek bipartisanship from brands and CEOs

A poll conducted by Golin shows people want to hear unifying messages from companies and leadership.

Signal AI hires Clancy Childs as chief product officer

Signal AI hires Clancy Childs as chief product officer

Childs spent more than a decade working at Dow Jones and Google.

Analysis

How GameStop can turn unprecedented uncertainty into long-term opportunity

How GameStop can turn unprecedented uncertainty into long-term opportunity

Comms tips for a legacy brand after a wild week of trading.

Companies communicate their values after Capitol insurrection

Companies communicate their values after Capitol insurrection

CEOs and industry leaders condemned the attack on the Capitol and called for the peaceful transition of power. But many challenges lie ahead.

All-staff PTO, no video Fridays, wellness checks: How team leaders are countering employee burnout

All-staff PTO, no video Fridays, wellness checks: How team leaders are countering employee burnout

Tips from leaders at Google, Target and firms like Praytell, Hotwire and Allison+Partners on recognizing the toll COVID-19 is taking on staff.

Does the PR industry have an ageism problem?

Does the PR industry have an ageism problem?

Yes, say veterans who accuse agencies of missing the big picture while “fetishizing youth.”

Timeline of a crisis: Lack of transparency fuels unrest over Kenosha shooting

Timeline of a crisis: Lack of transparency fuels unrest over Kenosha shooting

The escalation of turmoil in Kenosha is the latest instance of social unrest triggered by law enforcement.

CEO Q&A

PwC’s Tim Ryan steers the human side of business

PwC’s Tim Ryan steers the human side of business

The U.S. chairman helps the global giant maintain corporate purpose as its true north.

Northwell Health’s Michael Dowling is always willing to talk

Northwell Health’s Michael Dowling is always willing to talk

The CEO and president leaned on communications to quickly and accurately describe how his hospitals were dealing with the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNCF CEO Michael Lomax on the college degree as an elevator for social mobility

UNCF CEO Michael Lomax on the college degree as an elevator for social mobility

COVID-19 and George Floyd’s death drove millions of dollars in donations to historically Black colleges, but United Negro College Fund CEO Michael Lomax says this is just the start.

How to build a reputation: An interview with Unilever's North American president Fabian Garcia

How to build a reputation: An interview with Unilever's North American president Fabian Garcia

Having arrived at Unilever as an “outsider,” Garcia shares how purpose is leading the charge to action during the pandemic and toward fighting social injustice.

Ferrero CEO Paul Chibe dishes on great marketing, risk-taking and Star Trek

Ferrero CEO Paul Chibe dishes on great marketing, risk-taking and Star Trek

The marketing vet and Ferrero North America CEO discusses what he expects from his agencies and PR partners, as well as his company’s plans for U.S. growth.

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