The shoeplosion during the Duke-North Carolina game ignited a frenzy of criticism of Nike after the Blue Devils' biggest star was injured.
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.
Plus: Kraft Heinz shares plummet after it writes down brands' value, acknowledges SEC subpoena.
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 has acquired a majority stake in New York strategic comms consultancy Intermarket, marking its first expansion abroad.
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The social network has asked agency partners to adhere to a set of standards after fallout from its work with Definers Public Affairs.
The CPG giant will partner with development and investment company M13.
Revenues dropped 0.7% in the U.S., 2.4% in EMEA, and 2.8% in Asia-Pacific last year.
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 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.
Pizza chain Papa John's have appointed W Communications to handle its UK PR and social media, following a competitive pitch, PRWeek can reveal.
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.
Called Every Media Company, it will help clients aim to create content like journalists.
She previously worked at Lumentus and Instinctif Partners.
Her responsibilities will be assumed by Weber Shandwick East president Joy Farber Kolo.
Talk.Global, M&C Saatchi Group's lifestyle and consumer boutique agency, has appointed Sophie Hayes as board director, completing its leadership team.
Also apologizing this week: Burberry and Google.
Electronic payment processing giant Worldpay is examining its agency requirements before issuing a global RFP later this year, PRWeek has learned.
The agency will help the Irish company roll out an eye-disease treatment.
Predecessor Bant Breen joined marketing services company Harte Hanks as CEO last month.
Every year, Girl Scouts make their cookie-selling efforts go viral. Here's how they do it.
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 marketing and comms leader, Joanna Manning-Cooper is to join Sky as group director of corporate affairs, PRWeek can reveal.
Plus: Payless is closing up shop in North America.
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee recommends 'hefty fines' if illegal content is found on Facebook or Google.
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.
Brown replaced Ray Jordan in the position.
OnBuy.com's study said marketers are the most romantic. Do you demand a recount?
Plus: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' use of Notes is driving techies crazy.
The jeans giant hopes to raise $100 million.
He has been at Text100 since it acquired his firm Republic Publishing in 2015.
Maybe communicators need to get better at communicating their feelings?
Davis was most recently president of Dow North America.
China and Australia weighed down APAC performance in the last quarter, Dentsu said.
Plus: Teen journalists write the stories of children killed by gun violence in the year since Parkland.
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.
Chase (just Chase) has worked with the streaming platform for eight years both in-house and with an agency.
Weber Shandwick had double-digit growth in Q4 and mid-single-digit growth for the full year, according to the agency's CEO.
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.
The campaigns looking to unseat President Trump are hiring staffers with media relations, digital, and even Instagramming skills.
A Howard Schultz candidacy could make the ubiquitous coffee chain the target of scathing attacks for the next two years.
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.
Atlanta's social nerve center is on the lookout for crises - and opportunities in the days before the big game.
The freshman legislator has become a phenomenon on the left and a lightning rod for the right. Now for the hard part.
How the Detroit auto show is changing with the times.
PR leaders and creatives have applauded the sentiment, but slated the execution of Gillette's new campaign ad that tackles 'toxic masculinity'.
Polls say Americans want border security, but Democrats and Republicans are talking about the issue very differently during the partial government shutdown.
The pharma company has put on a full-court press in response to reports by Reuters and The New York Times.
Brands including Spin and Jump are being backed by investors with deep pockets.
Change can be good, but when it's rampant, stress is an opportunity for PR executives to be promoted even further.
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.
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.
The company's landmark HQ2 announcement is meeting headwinds, but experts see a net win for Amazon.