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Yikes! Four PR pros dish on Nike's slip up

Yikes! Four PR pros dish on Nike's slip up

The shoeplosion during the Duke-North Carolina game ignited a frenzy of criticism of Nike after the Blue Devils' biggest star was injured.

Edelman stumbles in pursuit of $1bn revenue target

Edelman stumbles in pursuit of $1bn revenue target

As a bellwether of the overall health of the PR industry, Edelman's 2018 financials are a stark reminder of the challenges of achieving real growth on top of a large existing base in the current economic climate.

High-flying or flop? Should Southwest have blamed a union for cancellations?
Breakfast Briefing: Nike's Zion-sized problem

Breakfast Briefing: Nike's Zion-sized problem

Plus: Kraft Heinz shares plummet after it writes down brands' value, acknowledges SEC subpoena.

Middle East PR market outlook: 'Irrepressible optimism tempered by talent headache'

Middle East PR market outlook: 'Irrepressible optimism tempered by talent headache'

A forecast of the Middle Eastern PR market has revealed optimistic industry growth and an expectation of increased profit margins in 2019, but agency heads have concerns over access to talent in the regional market.

Lansons acquires US agency Intermarket in first move abroad

Lansons acquires US agency Intermarket in first move abroad

Lansons has acquired a majority stake in New York strategic comms consultancy Intermarket, marking its first expansion abroad.

Vote now: Which design should be the PRWeek US March/April cover?

Vote now: Which design should be the PRWeek US March/April cover?

Vote for the PRWeek March/April issue cover, which features the 2019 Hall of Femme. Voting ends Tuesday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Facebook cuts down agency roster, puts survivors on notice about policies

Facebook cuts down agency roster, puts survivors on notice about policies

The social network has asked agency partners to adhere to a set of standards after fallout from its work with Definers Public Affairs.

P&G announces 'build studio' as it seeks to ramp up product innovation

P&G announces 'build studio' as it seeks to ramp up product innovation

The CPG giant will partner with development and investment company M13.

Edelman revenues dip 1.1% in 2018

Edelman revenues dip 1.1% in 2018

Revenues dropped 0.7% in the U.S., 2.4% in EMEA, and 2.8% in Asia-Pacific last year.

Breakfast Briefing: Five things to know Thursday

Breakfast Briefing: Five things to know Thursday

Dean Baquet calls out Trump; Puma pulls Nike-dissing tweet; Johnson & Johnson annual report admits subpoenas; USA Today editor caught in USA Today investigation; Instagram lands Roger Stone in court.

Lewis chosen to help sat nav firm TomTom reposition as autonomous tech leader

Lewis chosen to help sat nav firm TomTom reposition as autonomous tech leader

Lewis has been appointed to handle communications for global location tech and sat nav business TomTom in the UK and The Netherlands, following a competitive pitch.

W Communications becomes Papa John's UK agency of record

W Communications becomes Papa John's UK agency of record

Pizza chain Papa John's have appointed W Communications to handle its UK PR and social media, following a competitive pitch, PRWeek can reveal.

H+K London's chief creative takes on global creative and strategy role

H+K London's chief creative takes on global creative and strategy role

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has promoted its London chief creative officer Simon Shaw to global chief creative strategy and innovation officer, a new role for the global PR agency.

Divino Group launches content consulting division

Divino Group launches content consulting division

Called Every Media Company, it will help clients aim to create content like journalists.

Vested names Christina Bertinelli as MD

Vested names Christina Bertinelli as MD

She previously worked at Lumentus and Instinctif Partners.

Weber Shandwick Boston GM Julie Hall departs after less than five months

Weber Shandwick Boston GM Julie Hall departs after less than five months

Her responsibilities will be assumed by Weber Shandwick East president Joy Farber Kolo.

Talk.Global appoints Sophie Hayes as global client lead

Talk.Global appoints Sophie Hayes as global client lead

Talk.Global, M&C Saatchi Group's lifestyle and consumer boutique agency, has appointed Sophie Hayes as board director, completing its leadership team.

Breakfast Briefing: Southwest Airlines apologizes for spate of cancellations

Breakfast Briefing: Southwest Airlines apologizes for spate of cancellations

Also apologizing this week: Burberry and Google.

Worldpay examines agency needs ahead of global RFP

Worldpay examines agency needs ahead of global RFP

Electronic payment processing giant Worldpay is examining its agency requirements before issuing a global RFP later this year, PRWeek has learned.

WE Communications lands Horizon Pharma

WE Communications lands Horizon Pharma

The agency will help the Irish company roll out an eye-disease treatment.

Qnary names Ray Carbonell CEO

Qnary names Ray Carbonell CEO

Predecessor Bant Breen joined marketing services company Harte Hanks as CEO last month.

Smart cookies: Lessons any marketer can learn from Girl Scouts

Smart cookies: Lessons any marketer can learn from Girl Scouts

Every year, Girl Scouts make their cookie-selling efforts go viral. Here's how they do it.

Drugs, lies, bullying: TV show Flack paints 'accurate' picture of celebrity PR, says its star

Drugs, lies, bullying: TV show Flack paints 'accurate' picture of celebrity PR, says its star

A new TV comedy drama set in the world of celebrity PR that features drug taking, bullying and frequent lying presents an "accurate and warts and all" version of the sector, according to its protagonist.

England Rugby's marcoms chief joins Sky to head corporate affairs

England Rugby's marcoms chief joins Sky to head corporate affairs

England Rugby's marketing and comms leader, Joanna Manning-Cooper is to join Sky as group director of corporate affairs, PRWeek can reveal.

Breakfast Briefing: Bernie's in again; Trump bolsters re-election comms staff

Breakfast Briefing: Bernie's in again; Trump bolsters re-election comms staff

Plus: Payless is closing up shop in North America.

Facebook intentionally violates law, MPs warn in highly critical 'fake news' report

Facebook intentionally violates law, MPs warn in highly critical 'fake news' report

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee recommends 'hefty fines' if illegal content is found on Facebook or Google.

Zendesk's Roopa Ramaiya joins cryptocurrency firm Luno as global head of PR and comms

Zendesk's Roopa Ramaiya joins cryptocurrency firm Luno as global head of PR and comms

Zendesk's EMEA head of comms Roopa Ramaiya has been appointed head of global PR and communications at cryptocurrency fintech firm Luno, PRWeek can reveal.

Amgen moves finance exec Judy Gawlik Brown to lead comms role

Amgen moves finance exec Judy Gawlik Brown to lead comms role

Brown replaced Ray Jordan in the position.

Are marketers really more romantic than PR pros?

Are marketers really more romantic than PR pros?

OnBuy.com's study said marketers are the most romantic. Do you demand a recount?

Breakfast Briefing: Amazon fallout; Hulu's self-aware influencer campaign

Breakfast Briefing: Amazon fallout; Hulu's self-aware influencer campaign

Plus: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' use of Notes is driving techies crazy.

Levi Strauss brings on TrailRunner International to support IPO

Levi Strauss brings on TrailRunner International to support IPO

The jeans giant hopes to raise $100 million.

Text100 North America regional director James Beechinor-Collins to exit

Text100 North America regional director James Beechinor-Collins to exit

He has been at Text100 since it acquired his firm Republic Publishing in 2015.

Study: Marketers have PR pros beat as the 'most romantic' on Valentine's Day

Study: Marketers have PR pros beat as the 'most romantic' on Valentine's Day

Maybe communicators need to get better at communicating their feelings?

Dow's Matt Davis jumps into advisory role at parkour group

Dow's Matt Davis jumps into advisory role at parkour group

Davis was most recently president of Dow North America.

Dentsu posts 3.4% organic growth as reforms continue

Dentsu posts 3.4% organic growth as reforms continue

China and Australia weighed down APAC performance in the last quarter, Dentsu said.

Breakfast Briefing: A UK fincomms shop is latest deal for Finn Partners; Dentsu earnings

Breakfast Briefing: A UK fincomms shop is latest deal for Finn Partners; Dentsu earnings

Plus: Teen journalists write the stories of children killed by gun violence in the year since Parkland.

Finn Partners buys UK financial services comms agency

Finn Partners buys UK financial services comms agency

Finn Partners has bought London-based financial services comms specialist Moorgate Communications, PRWeek can reveal - the firm's fifth acquisition in a little over a year.

Longtime PR director Chase leaves Twitch

Longtime PR director Chase leaves Twitch

Chase (just Chase) has worked with the streaming platform for eight years both in-house and with an agency.

Polansky: 'High-single-digit' revenue growth for CMG PR firms in Q4

Polansky: 'High-single-digit' revenue growth for CMG PR firms in Q4

Weber Shandwick had double-digit growth in Q4 and mid-single-digit growth for the full year, according to the agency's CEO.

The Academy Awards could be a hot mess. Why that's a good thing for Oscars marketers

The Academy Awards could be a hot mess. Why that's a good thing for Oscars marketers

With no host, who knows what will happen at the 91st Academy Awards? One thing is for certain: Brands are ready to tap into cultural moments.

Hitting the trail: Crowded field of Democratic campaigns staffs up

Hitting the trail: Crowded field of Democratic campaigns staffs up

The campaigns looking to unseat President Trump are hiring staffers with media relations, digital, and even Instagramming skills.

Ready or not, campaign scrutiny is coming to Starbucks

Ready or not, campaign scrutiny is coming to Starbucks

A Howard Schultz candidacy could make the ubiquitous coffee chain the target of scathing attacks for the next two years.

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

The mystery behind one of the hottest Insta stars to emerge on the social media platform has finally been broken. PR pros wade in to Eugene's eggcellent campaign.

Inside Super Bowl LIII's social media command center

Inside Super Bowl LIII's social media command center

Atlanta's social nerve center is on the lookout for crises - and opportunities in the days before the big game.

Bold ideas + clarity + social savvy = AOC's secret sauce

Bold ideas + clarity + social savvy = AOC's secret sauce

The freshman legislator has become a phenomenon on the left and a lightning rod for the right. Now for the hard part.

The auto show (as we know it) is dead. Long live the auto show.

The auto show (as we know it) is dead. Long live the auto show.

How the Detroit auto show is changing with the times.

PR pros: Gillette's 'clunky' masculinity campaign 'not the best an ad can get'

PR pros: Gillette's 'clunky' masculinity campaign 'not the best an ad can get'

PR leaders and creatives have applauded the sentiment, but slated the execution of Gillette's new campaign ad that tackles 'toxic masculinity'.

Parties deadlocked over language, not policy, amid shutdown

Parties deadlocked over language, not policy, amid shutdown

Polls say Americans want border security, but Democrats and Republicans are talking about the issue very differently during the partial government shutdown.

Johnson & Johnson tries to hold the line after baby powder exposés

Johnson & Johnson tries to hold the line after baby powder exposés

The pharma company has put on a full-court press in response to reports by Reuters and The New York Times.

Big city solution: Scooter brands fight negative perceptions

Big city solution: Scooter brands fight negative perceptions

Brands including Spin and Jump are being backed by investors with deep pockets.

Why PR is finally getting a promotion

Why PR is finally getting a promotion

Change can be good, but when it's rampant, stress is an opportunity for PR executives to be promoted even further.

'The next big thing': Agencies place big bets on sports gambling

'The next big thing': Agencies place big bets on sports gambling

It's not just for Vegas anymore. PR firms are rolling out sports gambling practices as casinos and betting apps ink deals with pro sports leagues.

'Facebook needs leadership reform and cannot PR its way out of lobbying mess' - experts warn

'Facebook needs leadership reform and cannot PR its way out of lobbying mess' - experts warn

Tech and crisis comms experts have warned that Facebook is no longer living up to its brand values and Mark Zuckerberg should step down as chairman and take responsibility for its latest PR disaster, rather than blaming comms.

For Amazon, the communications challenge is just beginning

For Amazon, the communications challenge is just beginning

The company's landmark HQ2 announcement is meeting headwinds, but experts see a net win for Amazon.