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Young Olympians carry torch for a brighter future

Young Olympians carry torch for a brighter future

Brands are just one of the entities that can benefit from the strength and idealism demonstrated by young people ranging from snowboarder Chloe Kim to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

What Valentine's Day campaign made you cringe the most?

What Valentine's Day campaign made you cringe the most?

Brands tried to win consumers' hearts on Valentine's Day, but like with real-world romance, some tried too hard.

Snapchat to share insight data with its influencers and creators

Snapchat to share insight data with its influencers and creators

Snap will begin sharing new analytics with creators around the world, including Snapchatters with Official Stories and additional creators who have cultivated a large audience on Snapchat.

Yahoo's former global comms head Sheila Tran joins Crew

Yahoo's former global comms head Sheila Tran joins Crew

Crew, which launched in 2015, is a communications app for employees who don't work in office environments.

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

As part of its ongoing move towards automation, Snapchat has made its marketing API (application programming interface) open to all agencies, brands, and developers.

How 5 brands are using Facebook Messenger to send love on Valentine's Day

How 5 brands are using Facebook Messenger to send love on Valentine's Day

Have some bots and discounts with your chocolates and flowers this Valentine's Day.

'Who wouldn't agree with that?': PR pros on Unilever's threat to pull ads from social media

'Who wouldn't agree with that?': PR pros on Unilever's threat to pull ads from social media

Eight top industry execs told PRWeek their thoughts on the CPG giant's decision.

Breakfast Briefing: Unilever's challenge to social media giants

Breakfast Briefing: Unilever's challenge to social media giants

Welcome back to the work week. This morning's big marketing story is CPG giant Unilever's threat to pull advertising from social media platforms that don't clean up their act.

FT hires CNBC's Finola McDonnell as chief comms and marketing officer

FT hires CNBC's Finola McDonnell as chief comms and marketing officer

The Financial Times has hired Finola McDonnell, currently VP of communications and marketing at CNBC, as its new chief communications and marketing officer.

Where are black men in PR? At the Men of Color in Communications' first luncheon, apparently

Where are black men in PR? At the Men of Color in Communications' first luncheon, apparently

PRWeek's web editor Perry Simpson attended the event and recalls the sense of "power" in the room, but wonders how PR can have a diversity problem amid such a gathering.

Twitter names Ancestry's Brandon Borrman comms VP

Twitter names Ancestry's Brandon Borrman comms VP

Twitter also hired Brad Ramsey from Facebook to serve as marketing VP.

Kind Snacks brings the kind vs. nice debate to brand film

Kind Snacks brings the kind vs. nice debate to brand film

Kind Snacks spotlights distinction in new video series

Breakfast Briefing: Snap (finally) impresses Wall Street

Breakfast Briefing: Snap (finally) impresses Wall Street

Steve Wynn has stepped down of the company he founded, and a tech agency has revealed its new global branding. Scroll down for all the news communications pros need to know on Wednesday morning.

MSL UK corporate director Blair Metcalfe leaves for new venture

MSL UK corporate director Blair Metcalfe leaves for new venture

Blair Metcalfe (pictured), client director in MSL UK's corporate team, is leaving the company after two years.

Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn announces she has incurable cancer

Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn announces she has incurable cancer

Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's head in Europe, has revealed she has incurable cancer and is hoping to raise awareness of her disease so a cure can be found.

What Super Bowl ad won the week before the game?

What Super Bowl ad won the week before the game?

Pepsi? Amazon's Alexa? Or Danny DeVito for M&M's?

Former adviser to David Cameron promoted to Google EMEA comms helm

Former adviser to David Cameron promoted to Google EMEA comms helm

Google's new EMEA comms and public affairs head has been confirmed as Tim Chatwin, an internal hire who has been with the company since 2011.

Study: News sites could see traffic uptick following Facebook algorithm tweak

Study: News sites could see traffic uptick following Facebook algorithm tweak

Two-thirds of survey respondents said they would look for news "directly from the news outlet."

Facebook ad revenue up 49% but usage drop hits shares

Facebook ad revenue up 49% but usage drop hits shares

Despite reporting a healthy 20% increase in net income for 2017 to $15.9 billion (£10.5 billion), Facebook reported declines in user numbers and usage time.

Facebook forbids cryptocurrency ads

Facebook forbids cryptocurrency ads

Taking on the likes of Bitcoin, Facebook has barred advertisers of cryptocurrency from using its social network as an awareness platform.

Journalist Q&As

How Recode will break through the tech media bubble

How Recode will break through the tech media bubble

Editor-in-chief Dan Frommer talks about his publication's new entrepreneurial spirit

The Atlantic's Adrienne LaFrance on why it's the best time to be a journalist

The Atlantic's Adrienne LaFrance on why it's the best time to be a journalist

TheAtlantic.com has reached record audience growth, hitting an all-time high of 42.3 million visitors in May. LaFrance, 31, talks about how the historic brand is keeping relevant.

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.