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

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

The latest PR news from Cannes. Plus: Brands speak out against border separation policy.

Worldwide news consumption via Facebook falls for the first time

Worldwide news consumption via Facebook falls for the first time

Use of social media to consume news has fallen for the first time in key markets after years of continuous growth, according to a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

W2O Group brings back Keri Mattox to lead pure corp comms

W2O Group brings back Keri Mattox to lead pure corp comms

It is her second stint at pure. Mattox previously worked at the firm before it was bought by W2O.

AstraZeneca reprimanded by UK drug regulator for 'misleading' press release

AstraZeneca reprimanded by UK drug regulator for 'misleading' press release

A UK drug regulator has ruled that a 2017 press release from AstraZeneca was "misleading" as data "had not been presented in a balanced way", following a complaint from a fellow pharma firm.

This nonprofit wants brands to pressure their agencies to drop tobacco clients

This nonprofit wants brands to pressure their agencies to drop tobacco clients

The Quit Big Tobacco campaign from Vital Strategies is using HP's agency diversity push as a guide.

The story behind Sanofi's tweet: 'Using our medicines as a crutch for bad behavior is not appropriate'

The story behind Sanofi's tweet: 'Using our medicines as a crutch for bad behavior is not appropriate'

Why Sanofi felt "obligated" to respond to Roseanne Barr's claim of "Ambien tweeting."

Ambien maker Sanofi's response to Roseanne: 'Racism is not a side effect'

Ambien maker Sanofi's response to Roseanne: 'Racism is not a side effect'

The drugmaker clapped back to Roseanne Barr's comment that she was "Ambien tweeting" when she made racist remarks about Valerie Jarrett.

Health diagnostic startup Nanobiosym brings on Finn Partners as AOR

Health diagnostic startup Nanobiosym brings on Finn Partners as AOR

Nanobiosym hired the agency shortly after its proprietary technology was approved by the FDA.

'300' director Zack Snyder takes Leukemia & Lymphoma Society campaign in bolder direction

'300' director Zack Snyder takes Leukemia & Lymphoma Society campaign in bolder direction

The Beating Cancer Is in Our Blood brand positioning was developed with Oberland.

GDPR and direct marketing: an opportunity for PR and comms?

GDPR and direct marketing: an opportunity for PR and comms?

The impact of GDPR on the direct marketing industry could present a huge opportunity for the PR and comms industry to meet clients' needs in a brave new world.

Breakfast Briefing: Novartis' top lawyer steps down after Cohen payments

Breakfast Briefing: Novartis' top lawyer steps down after Cohen payments

Plus: All the winners, and all the pictures, from the PRWeek Global Awards in London.

PRWeek Global Awards 2018: winners revealed

PRWeek Global Awards 2018: winners revealed

The best of the best in global PR and communications assembled in London tonight to find out who would take home the coveted trophies at the PRWeek Global Awards 2018.

Trust in health sector takes a hit in major markets, finds Edelman research

Trust in health sector takes a hit in major markets, finds Edelman research

The healthcare sector has suffered a dip in public trust in major markets including France, India and the US, but Britons remain among the more trusting globally, according to the Edelman Health Trust Barometer.

Survey: Half of women don't focus on their own health

Survey: Half of women don't focus on their own health

GCI Health, HealthyWomen, and Redbook magazine are using survey insights to inform the HealthiHer movement.

Angela Gillespie named president of W2O WCG

Angela Gillespie named president of W2O WCG

Gillespie is reporting to W2O president Jennifer Gottlieb.

APCO hires Nancy Turett as healthcare executive director

APCO hires Nancy Turett as healthcare executive director

Turett spent 25 years at Edelman before launching her own firm in 2013.

WE acquires stake in India's Avian Media and merges with local offices

WE acquires stake in India's Avian Media and merges with local offices

US-headquartered WE Communications has acquired a "significant" stake in leading Indian agency Avian Media and is merging its local operations into the firm to create a new business called Avian WE.

WPP, Omnicom restructure agency set-ups for Johnson & Johnson

WPP, Omnicom restructure agency set-ups for Johnson & Johnson

Omnicom's Velocity and WPP's Neighborhood are new networks supporting J&J.

Rbb Communications forms Healthcare Advisory Council

Rbb Communications forms Healthcare Advisory Council

The council, made up of seasoned pharma execs, will function as consultants to rbb's health clients and health team.

Breakfast Briefing: Facebook, opioids, Weinstein Company

Breakfast Briefing: Facebook, opioids, Weinstein Company

Scroll down for the news PR pros need to know this Tuesday morning.

Analysis

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.

'Not after the Cheech & Chong profile': Inside the normalization of cannabis marketing

'Not after the Cheech & Chong profile': Inside the normalization of cannabis marketing

Legal cannabis is projected to be a $21 billion market in the U.S. by 2021, and providers of recreational pot are gearing up for consumer demand.

Why pharma ads are on the bench during this year's Super Bowl

Why pharma ads are on the bench during this year's Super Bowl

For some pharma brands, the price tag is just too high. For others, the platform isn't serious enough.

A comms balancing act on the 30th World AIDS Day

A comms balancing act on the 30th World AIDS Day

Organizations are balancing fighting stigmas with educational efforts and hopeful messages about HIV on the 2017 edition of World AIDS Day.

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.