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Ascential bids to stem Cannes bleeding

Ascential bids to stem Cannes bleeding

Organizers of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week made their play to placate an industry increasingly frustrated by the costs associated with a week on La Croisette - but, for the PR sector at least, the changes seem positive.

Your call: How do you feel about the Cannes Lions changes?

Your call: How do you feel about the Cannes Lions changes?

Are these much needed adjustments, too little too late, or is the festival still not properly representing PR?

Breakfast Briefing, 11.16.2017: Twitter takes 'verified' checkmark away for trolling

Breakfast Briefing, 11.16.2017: Twitter takes 'verified' checkmark away for trolling

And some prominent members of the alt-right aren't happy about losing their status symbols.

'I don't have time for self-importance;' Twitter global creative chief

'I don't have time for self-importance;' Twitter global creative chief

Jayanta Jenkins spoke to Faaez Samadi about the creative opportunities for brands on Twitter, which go way beyond selling products.

Golin hires Jonny Bentwood for new global head of data and analytics role

Golin hires Jonny Bentwood for new global head of data and analytics role

Bentwood said the Interpublic Group firm wants "serious rocket science" in its analytics approach.

Snapchat's Ad Manager updates includes audience filters

Snapchat's Ad Manager updates includes audience filters

Snapchat has rolled its advertising self-service tools onto one platform with Ad Manager 2.0.

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.

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.

Black swans are circling overhead

Black swans are circling overhead

This has been a tough year for the PR business but there may be even worse times ahead if the "fear index" is to be believed.

Twitter at 280: Too much or just enough?

Twitter at 280: Too much or just enough?

It's a brave new microblogging world, as Twitter has doubled the character limit for all users. But does it actually make the microblogging service less unique?

5 Veterans Day campaigns to honor those who served

5 Veterans Day campaigns to honor those who served

Here's how brands like Home Depot, National Geographic, and more are celebrating a somber holiday.

Good news, social media advertising really does work for brand building...mostly

Good news, social media advertising really does work for brand building...mostly

Campaigns that ran on Facebook and Instagram had a mostly positive effect on consumer attitudes towards the brand, proved an exhaustive study by Kantar Millward Brown and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.9.2017: China's 'Great Firewall' doesn't stop Trump from tweeting

Plus: More details about Snap's upcoming redesign.

Cision reports 5.9% Y-O-Y increase in Q3 revenue

Cision reports 5.9% Y-O-Y increase in Q3 revenue

The PR services provider downgraded its yearly revenue projections by $9 million and now expects to make $627-$631 million in 2017.

Facebook: We are not listening to your conversations to sell ads

Facebook: We are not listening to your conversations to sell ads

Stan Chudnovsky, head of product for Facebook Messenger, was swift to refute the suggestion that Facebook was listening in on conversations so it could target ads.

Snap earnings report disappoints investors again

Snap earnings report disappoints investors again

Achieving 87% of the target analysts were expecting, Snap Inc. is struggling to establish its credibility.

Everyone can now post 280-character Tweets

Everyone can now post 280-character Tweets

After a trial run, Twitter is now allowing all languages where "cramming is not an issue" to post 280-character Tweets.

Consumers are more likely to share important milestones on social media than in person, new study says

Consumers are more likely to share important milestones on social media than in person, new study says

It's an opportunity for brands to engage consumers when it matters most, according to research from Sprout Social.

Time for Twitter, Facebook, and Google to show real responsibility

Time for Twitter, Facebook, and Google to show real responsibility

Whether they accept they are media companies or not, the social media behemoths have to pay more attention to security and be subject to the same rules and regulations that mainstream media players abide by.

Your call: Is the threat to holding companies from consultancies indeed overhyped?

Your call: Is the threat to holding companies from consultancies indeed overhyped?

Is Martin Sorrell right? Has the industry overstated the threat of digital consultancies?

Journalist Q&As

9 questions for WebMD's Stephanie Snipes

9 questions for WebMD's Stephanie Snipes

WebMD's VP of editorial development Stephanie Snipes outlines the health outlet's web and video pivot.

8 Questions for USA Today's Editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman

8 Questions for USA Today's Editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman

Newly installed editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman touts USA Today's investigative credibility and its network of 110 publications.

How a 129-year-old publication fits into the modern media diet

How a 129-year-old publication fits into the modern media diet

Editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg talks to Sean Czarnecki about running the historic National Geographic after being bought by 21st Century Fox and not trolling President Trump.

12 questions for OMGFacts and Dose.com's Dee Fabbricatore

12 questions for OMGFacts and Dose.com's Dee Fabbricatore

Dee Fabbricatore lifts the lid on an editorial approach that uses an algorithm to dictate the content her teams produce.

Cofounders Danielle Weisberg, Carly Zakin on how theSkimm keeps young America informed

Cofounders Danielle Weisberg, Carly Zakin on how theSkimm keeps young America informed

What to say when your agency colleague asks you for a reading recommendation... theskimm's cofounders chat with PRWeek about its smart but fun take on the news.

Axios' Mike Allen: 'Too much journalism is too long and built for journalists'

Axios' Mike Allen: 'Too much journalism is too long and built for journalists'

The veteran of Politico and The New York Times talks about his latest venture and how it's helping to establish a baseline truth for people in several industries.

How Self is revamping its editorial vision as it sheds print

How Self is revamping its editorial vision as it sheds print

Editor-in-chief Carolyn Kylstra, one of the architects behind BuzzFeed Health, chats with PRWeek about Self's mission in the age of 360 social experiences.

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett on going global and staying hungry

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett on going global and staying hungry

Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times chats with Sean Czarnecki about covering American politics and making sure print and online editorial teams play nicely.

The British are coming: Unilad founders dish on site's U.S. expansion

The British are coming: Unilad founders dish on site's U.S. expansion

Sam Bentley and Liam Harrington, aged 25 and 24, respectively, founded media brand Unilad two years ago and can now reach half of the world's Facebook users.

Soledad O'Brien discusses media, race, and Starfish Media Group

Soledad O'Brien discusses media, race, and Starfish Media Group

Media star Soledad O'Brien stepped out of the spotlight of national cable TV to work on content projects relating to social issues. Sean Czarnecki finds out about her new life as a contractor.