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Rafferty promotion is a start, but there's still a long way to go

Rafferty promotion is a start, but there's still a long way to go

Ketchum's promotion of a woman to the top executive role at the Omnicom firm is long overdue and must be the start of a wider movement for agency leadership to better reflect the rest of the PR workforce.

Your call: Should agencies and industry groups publish their diversity data?

Your call: Should agencies and industry groups publish their diversity data?

All PR agencies say they're pro-diversity within their ranks. Is it time for them to take their advocacy a step further and publish demographic and gender data about their workforces? Take our poll below.

Sky corporate affairs chief Catherine Hicks departs after two years

Sky corporate affairs chief Catherine Hicks departs after two years

Catherine Hicks, group corporate affairs director of Sky, is leaving the business, with a successor due to be named in the new year.

12 questions for Eleanor McManus on eliminating sexual harassment in media

12 questions for Eleanor McManus on eliminating sexual harassment in media

Eleanor McManus of Trident DMG helped to organize The Press Forward, a group of former and current journalists dedicated to ending sexual harassment in the media. She chats with PRWeek about working with newsrooms to change their cultures.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.11.2017: Marketers say YouTube's latest brand safety fix doesn't cut it

Breakfast Briefing, 12.11.2017: Marketers say YouTube's latest brand safety fix doesn't cut it

Happy Monday! Here are the five stories PR pros need to know this morning.

Your call: Are an agency's 'Me Too' cookies offensive?

Your call: Are an agency's 'Me Too' cookies offensive?

Pitch, a Los Angeles-based ad agency, is sending journalists cookies adorned with the words"Me Too," in reference to the movement denouncing sexual assault and harassment.

Global Strategy Group launches social listening and analysis offering

Global Strategy Group launches social listening and analysis offering

Global Strategy Group Viewfinder merges social media with its public polling expertise to analyze social data.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.6.2017: #MeToo movement wins Time's person of the year

Breakfast Briefing, 12.6.2017: #MeToo movement wins Time's person of the year

Let the anticipation build! The shortlist for the 2018 PRWeek Awards will be released today. Look for it in your inboxes and at PRWeek.com at noon.

PRWeek U.S. Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

PRWeek U.S. Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

Weber Shandwick has been shortlisted for its fourth straight Large Agency of the Year award among its 12 mentions. Ketchum has been shortlisted 13 times, Edelman nine times, and Golin seven.

Entercom names Esther-Mireya Tejeda head of corporate comms, PR

Entercom names Esther-Mireya Tejeda head of corporate comms, PR

Tejeda was named to the role after the completion of Entercom's merger with CBS Radio.

Group M unveils upbeat global ad spend forecast for 2018

Group M unveils upbeat global ad spend forecast for 2018

Group M, the media investment arm of WPP, forecasts global ad growth of 4.3% in 2018 and predicts Google and Facebook will strengthen their stranglehold on digital advertising.

Magna predicts global ad spend will grow 5% in 2018 thanks to sports, politics

Magna predicts global ad spend will grow 5% in 2018 thanks to sports, politics

Magna Global expects ad spend to grow by 5.2% to $535 billion in 2018 thanks to the FIFA World Cup, Winter Olympics, and the U.S. mid-term elections.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.4.2017: Global ad spending predictions and a historic healthcare deal

Breakfast Briefing, 12.4.2017: Global ad spending predictions and a historic healthcare deal

It's Monday, December 4. We're looking forward to seeing many of you today at PRWeek Awards judging in New York, and even more of you tonight at the PRWeek Hall of Fame ceremonies. Good news if you need a sugar boost to get you through the long day: it's also #NationalCookieDay.

Your call: Is Snapchat's redesign a difference maker?

Your call: Is Snapchat's redesign a difference maker?

Or will it not be enough to satisfy investors? You make the call.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.1.2017: Matt Lauer deletes social media accounts

Breakfast Briefing, 12.1.2017: Matt Lauer deletes social media accounts

Less than two days after he was fired by NBC News, Matt Lauer has gone silent on social media.

Snapchat redesigns to separate social, publisher content, but ads not affected

Snapchat redesigns to separate social, publisher content, but ads not affected

Snapchat has reorganized its app to put snaps and stories from friends to the left of its camera landing page and publishers, creators, and communities to the right.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.30.2017: Matt Lauer breaks silence

Breakfast Briefing, 11.30.2017: Matt Lauer breaks silence

The fired Today host issued a statement on Thursday morning apologizing for his behavior.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.29.2017: NBC News fires Matt Lauer after sexual harassment allegations

Breakfast Briefing, 11.29.2017: NBC News fires Matt Lauer after sexual harassment allegations

Lauer is the latest high-profile member of the media to lose his job after allegations of improper sexual behavior.

The UN leads international organizations in social media presence

The UN leads international organizations in social media presence

A Burson-Marsteller study analyzed how international organizations use social media.

Hughes Network Systems selects MWWPR as global AOR

Hughes Network Systems selects MWWPR as global AOR

MWWPR began working with the satellite provider in October.

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.