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Lenovo seeks agency support for seven-figure China brief

Lenovo seeks agency support for seven-figure China brief

The winning firm will help the Chinese multinational tech giant overcome recent reputational challenges.

Gay dating app Scruff names SourceCode as AOR

Gay dating app Scruff names SourceCode as AOR

SourceCode beat four firms for the work.

Twitter purge of locked accounts welcomed by Unilever's Keith Weed

Twitter purge of locked accounts welcomed by Unilever's Keith Weed

Some Twitter accounts could lose millions of followers when the social platform purges large numbers of "locked" accounts this week.

PayPal's Pablo Rodriguez to join JP Morgan Chase

PayPal's Pablo Rodriguez to join JP Morgan Chase

Rodriguez oversaw comms for consumer brands within the PayPal portfolio, including Venmo and Xoom.

Breakfast Briefing: Uber HR head steps down after internal investigation

Breakfast Briefing: Uber HR head steps down after internal investigation

That and Pfizer's about face on drug prices in this morning's news to know. Plus: the conservative PR firm helping embattled Congressman Jim Jordan.

Waze staffs up marcomms teams after Mossler exit

Waze staffs up marcomms teams after Mossler exit

The Google-owned brand is planning to hire heads of global comms and brand marketing.

APCO launches Dubai-based AI Comms Lab

APCO launches Dubai-based AI Comms Lab

Imad Lahad will head the new department.

Fleishman takes European account for GoPro and announces UK sport lead

Fleishman takes European account for GoPro and announces UK sport lead

FleishmanHillard's brand team has been hired to a PR, social and influencer brief for GoPro, covering the UK, Germany, France and Spain.

Global policy comms leader Emily Horn exits Twitter

Global policy comms leader Emily Horn exits Twitter

Horne's departure follows that of corp comms lead Kristin Binns and amid a larger organizational restructuring at Twitter.

Casper comms VP Lindsay Kaplan 'gets out of bed' to launch company

Casper comms VP Lindsay Kaplan 'gets out of bed' to launch company

She's putting to rest a four-year tenure at the mattress ecommerce company.

Data manager Veeam hires UK and EMEA agency as Octopus turns down brief

Data manager Veeam hires UK and EMEA agency as Octopus turns down brief

Harvard has been given a PR and digital brief by Swiss-headquartered intelligent data management firm Veeam.

IBM hires CA Technologies veteran Saswato Das to lead corporate comms

IBM hires CA Technologies veteran Saswato Das to lead corporate comms

The tech giant has also appointed a VP of IBM West communications and a Content Hub VP.

Atlassian picks Weber Shandwick as PR AOR

Atlassian picks Weber Shandwick as PR AOR

The account budget is worth more than $500,000.

Breakfast Briefing: Netflix comms chief out after using racial slur in meetings

Breakfast Briefing: Netflix comms chief out after using racial slur in meetings

Plus: See which agencies are on top of the Cannes PR medal count.

Facebook seeking @Instagram account, strategy lead

Facebook seeking @Instagram account, strategy lead

The hire will expand the photo-sharing app's visual storytelling and voice.

Edelman and Weber shortlisted at Cannes for Adobe, Samsung and IFAD work

Edelman and Weber shortlisted at Cannes for Adobe, Samsung and IFAD work

Aside from the PR Lions, six other shortlists have been published at Cannes today and there is a place for comms agencies on three of them.

StubHub brings on Kate Brinks to lead comms

StubHub brings on Kate Brinks to lead comms

She has replaced Glenn Lehrman in the role.

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.

Twitter's Kristin Binns moves to Activision Blizzard as comms head

Twitter's Kristin Binns moves to Activision Blizzard as comms head

The company produces the blockbuster Call of Duty and Overwatch games.

Worldwide news consumption via Facebook falls for the first time

Worldwide news consumption via Facebook falls for the first time

Use of social media to consume news has fallen for the first time in key markets after years of continuous growth, according to a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Analysis

Esports sheds stereotypes, opens a new frontier for marketers

Esports sheds stereotypes, opens a new frontier for marketers

Getting to know the leagues, teams, players, and fans is critical to success.

Crisis communicators give Zuckerberg high marks for testimony

Crisis communicators give Zuckerberg high marks for testimony

The Facebook CEO did not wilt during Tuesday's marathon Senate session.

'A watershed moment': have people woken up to how their Facebook data is used following the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

'A watershed moment': have people woken up to how their Facebook data is used following the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

Data firm Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are both in the dock of public opinion this week after it became clear that the personal data of 50 million of the social-media platform's users were obtained in dubious circumstances and then used to target voters.

PR pros: Mr. Zuckerberg, it's time to go to Washington (and Brussels)

PR pros: Mr. Zuckerberg, it's time to go to Washington (and Brussels)

The CEO's absence from public view since the Cambridge Analytica story broke on Friday has created a leadership vacuum at a time of crisis for Facebook.

Time's up: Exclusive survey shows extent of sexual harassment in PR and comms

Time's up: Exclusive survey shows extent of sexual harassment in PR and comms

An exclusive survey for PRWeek makes grim reading as it lifts the lid on sexual harassment in the UK PR and communications industry, and now key figures have pledged to take action for lasting change.