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Major social platforms join Pinterest in disrupting anti-vaxxer propaganda

Major social platforms join Pinterest in disrupting anti-vaxxer propaganda

In the latest offensive in the war against anti-vaccination messaging, Facebook and Instagram are rolling out a new system to direct their users - more than three billion people worldwide - to expert information on vaccines.

Hilton's Daniella Foster joins Bayer in public affairs, sustainability role

Hilton's Daniella Foster joins Bayer in public affairs, sustainability role

She previously led global corporate responsibility at Hilton.

Movember aims to end mental health stigmas among men

Movember aims to end mental health stigmas among men

Ad Council Edge, the organization's new strategic consultancy, helped produce the initiative.

Ad Council teams with musicians in suicide-prevention effort

Ad Council teams with musicians in suicide-prevention effort

The campaign includes support from artists Aminé, Hayley Kiyoko, Christina Perri and Lindsey Stirling.

Finn Partners acquires healthcare shop Lazar Partners

Finn Partners acquires healthcare shop Lazar Partners

The healthcare practice of Finn Partners will grow to 150 staffers via the deal.

WPP, iHeartMedia, Fors Marsh unite to fight opioid epidemic

WPP, iHeartMedia, Fors Marsh unite to fight opioid epidemic

'#TalkToMe' is a drive to destroy the stigma of addiction.

Truth Initiative urges Juul to 'stop testing on humans'

Truth Initiative urges Juul to 'stop testing on humans'

The U.S. surgeon general declared last year that youth e-cigarette use is officially an epidemic.

Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m in landmark opioid trial

Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m in landmark opioid trial

The judge ruled that J&J's marketing of painkillers contributed to the state's opioid crisis.

Creative agency Terri & Sandy help fight opioid epidemic with pro-bono work

Creative agency Terri & Sandy help fight opioid epidemic with pro-bono work

The shop has created a drive with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Mucinex holds $1.7 million account pitch as it launches night time brand

Mucinex holds $1.7 million account pitch as it launches night time brand

The Reckitt Benckiser brand wants help rolling out NightShift, an overnight cold and flu medicine.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals hires BCW's A.J. Jones to lead corporate affairs, comms

Vanda Pharmaceuticals hires BCW's A.J. Jones to lead corporate affairs, comms

The company also hired Joakim Wijkstrom as CMO.

Rice Krispies Treats helps children with autism go back to school with 'love notes'

Rice Krispies Treats helps children with autism go back to school with 'love notes'

Edelman developed the creative and earned media strategy for the campaign.

Netflix alum Steve Swasey joins Healthline Media

Netflix alum Steve Swasey joins Healthline Media

Swasey will lead communications for the medical publishing company.

W2O hires Barbara Pinto as U.S. executive communications lead

W2O hires Barbara Pinto as U.S. executive communications lead

Pinto is a veteran of ABC News and CNBC.

GCI Health to absorb Hering Schuppener Healthcare, expand to Germany

GCI Health to absorb Hering Schuppener Healthcare, expand to Germany

It's the healthcare specialist's first move into continental Europe.

Sesame Street shines light on autism with Ad Council PSAs

Sesame Street shines light on autism with Ad Council PSAs

The campaign aims to lower the age of diagnosis by empowering parents to understand the signs of autism.

Walgreens Boots Alliance hires new global comms chief

Walgreens Boots Alliance hires new global comms chief

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has hired Hilton Worldwide's global comms chief Aaron Radelet as its new senior vice president and global chief communications officer, PRWeek has learned.

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition brings on Golin to boost awareness

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition brings on Golin to boost awareness

The coalition is made up of 12 eye-health pharma and biotech companies.

CEO Monty Sharma on getting Jenny Craig back into shape

CEO Monty Sharma on getting Jenny Craig back into shape

"We've focused squarely on being a leader in what we've always been: a leader in weight loss with the highest amount of support and delicious meals."

Which PR agencies did the best at Cannes? Here's the 2019 medal table

Which PR agencies did the best at Cannes? Here's the 2019 medal table

Ketchum and Weber Shandwick have the biggest hauls of Lions at this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Check out PRWeek's PR agencies medal table for 2019.

Analysis

Kicking the habit: Most large agencies swear off e-cigarette clients

Kicking the habit: Most large agencies swear off e-cigarette clients

Many firms' policies put little to no daylight between vaping and Big Tobacco.

Why mental health advocates are backing Burger King's Unhappy Meals

Why mental health advocates are backing Burger King's Unhappy Meals

Some dismiss it as a cheap stunt, but experts say the campaign could help young consumers.

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

The mystery behind one of the hottest Insta stars to emerge on the social media platform has finally been broken. PR pros wade in to Eugene's eggcellent campaign.

Johnson & Johnson tries to hold the line after baby powder exposés

Johnson & Johnson tries to hold the line after baby powder exposés

The pharma company has put on a full-court press in response to reports by Reuters and The New York Times.

A new PSA for Mariska Hargitay's nonprofit aims to end the rape kit backlog

A new PSA for Mariska Hargitay's nonprofit aims to end the rape kit backlog

Boutique agency Invisible Man teamed up with the Joyful Heart Foundation for the powerful spot.