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Earned media dominates Cannes, but PR firms don't have a monopoly on it

Earned media dominates Cannes, but PR firms don't have a monopoly on it

The winners of the 2018 PR Lions exhibited very similar characteristics to previous years, with creative agencies dominating PR firms' home turf once again - but there was encouragement in other Cannes categories.

CNBC, CNN vet Karina Frayter joins RF|Binder

CNBC, CNN vet Karina Frayter joins RF|Binder

Frayter is MD of the firm's media team.

9 creativity tips from ad legend John Hegarty

9 creativity tips from ad legend John Hegarty

The Bartle Bogle Hegarty co-founder sat down with Financial Times' global media editor Matthew Garrahan at Cannes.

Consumers look to brands to solve privacy concerns, says Edelman study

Consumers look to brands to solve privacy concerns, says Edelman study

But that could change if consumers see companies as complicit in data abuse.

Cision launches Social Influencer Discovery tool

Cision launches Social Influencer Discovery tool

The new feature is part of the Cision Communications Cloud.

Cannes, soccer, more stunts, and Edelman

Cannes, soccer, more stunts, and Edelman

A very short missive this week as I'm hitting the deadline buffers before I head off to Cannes for the annual Festival of Creativity and then the World Cup in Russia.

Facebook's Elliot Schrage exits

Facebook's Elliot Schrage exits

Schrage, the company's head of comms and public policy, has worked there since 2008.

Breakfast Briefing: Trump makes media rounds after Kim summit

Breakfast Briefing: Trump makes media rounds after Kim summit

The president sat for the rare interview with a non-Fox journalist after meeting Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Denny's proves there's life in the old stunt yet

Denny's proves there's life in the old stunt yet

Stunt is a word PR pros have been trying to escape for years, but this week suggests there is still mileage in this old school way of attracting attention - as long as it is accompanied by a bit of plain old common sense too.

Why Time's Up Legal Defense Fund is looking for help from PR firms

Why Time's Up Legal Defense Fund is looking for help from PR firms

Three dozen PR agencies have helped the fund since it launched at the start of the year.

Sorrell successor should place diversity at top of to-do list

Sorrell successor should place diversity at top of to-do list

As an iconic leader unveils his new plans, his former employer's annual review draws a perfunctory line under its founder's 33-year contribution to the company.

Breakfast Briefing: Two advertisers quit 'Full Frontal'

Breakfast Briefing: Two advertisers quit 'Full Frontal'

Autotrader and State Farm have pulled ads from the TBS late-night show after host Samantha Bee used a very unkind term to describe Ivanka Trump.

Cannes Lions comms head Mark St Andrew leaves for ad tech global role

Cannes Lions comms head Mark St Andrew leaves for ad tech global role

Mark St Andrew, previously head of comms for the Cannes Lions festival, has joined News Corporation-owned ad tech firm Unruly as global comms director.

Cannes PR Jury is bigger but smaller this year

Cannes PR Jury is bigger but smaller this year

Forty jurors will deliberate online but the final judging group in Cannes will comprise just 10 people rather than the usual 20.

What 8 brands think you should have done by age 35

What 8 brands think you should have done by age 35

Not only should you have saved twice your salary, you should also have eaten at least two times your weight in guacamole.

Breakfast Briefing: Facebook's anti-fake-news campaign includes a short film

Breakfast Briefing: Facebook's anti-fake-news campaign includes a short film

Plus: What Starbucks employees can expect at next week's anti-bias training.

This Deadpool 2 character's LinkedIn profile is a little too realistic

This Deadpool 2 character's LinkedIn profile is a little too realistic

Would you accept a request to connect from Peter W.?

Breakfast Briefing: Cisco pulls ads from YouTube

Breakfast Briefing: Cisco pulls ads from YouTube

The systems-maker is the latest company to abandon the platform over brand safety concerns.

World Cup Twitter tips, from Twitter

World Cup Twitter tips, from Twitter

Three execs from the social platform put on a World Cup marketing master class this week.

Nike gets a kicking from regulator over Twitter competition

Nike gets a kicking from regulator over Twitter competition

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has censured Nike after the apparel giant failed to deliver a pair of limited edition shoes to a footwear fan who had won the chance to buy them in a Twitter competition.

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.