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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.

Scooter sharing startup Bird hires OutCast alum Rebecca Hahn as SVP

Scooter sharing startup Bird hires OutCast alum Rebecca Hahn as SVP

She is building out the startup's comms team from scratch.

Velodyne LiDAR picks Landis Communications as AOR

Velodyne LiDAR picks Landis Communications as AOR

The self-driving car tech company is Landis Communications' biggest client.

Edelman UK promotes tech chief Justin Westcott to new GM role

Edelman UK promotes tech chief Justin Westcott to new GM role

Edelman UK has promoted technology practice MD Justin Westcott to a new general manager role for the agency's sectors and specialisms.

Google creates mini-golf experience

Google creates mini-golf experience

Google is touring the U.S. with a mini-golf experience to promote the different ways to use its Home speakers.

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.

Coinbase hires Bully Pulpit Interactive for U.S. support

Coinbase hires Bully Pulpit Interactive for U.S. support

The incumbent on the U.S. account was Grayling, which will continue to support Coinbase in the U.K.

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.

Coinbase hires Grayling's Elliott Suthers as second comms staffer

Coinbase hires Grayling's Elliott Suthers as second comms staffer

The cryptocurrency exchange brought on Rachael Horwitz in April to lead communications.

Health diagnostic startup Nanobiosym brings on Finn Partners as AOR

Health diagnostic startup Nanobiosym brings on Finn Partners as AOR

Nanobiosym hired the agency shortly after its proprietary technology was approved by the FDA.

UK tech giant ARM takes on new agency after a year with Allison+Partners

UK tech giant ARM takes on new agency after a year with Allison+Partners

The UK's largest tech firm ARM has ended its work with Allison+Partners and begun work with Bite Global, PRWeek has learned.

Are Uber's new softer spots changing your perception of the brand?

Are Uber's new softer spots changing your perception of the brand?

Or are you not convinced the company has turned over a new leaf?

Watch: Text100 and John Boyega encourage public to #SleepLikeAHero to beat cancer

Watch: Text100 and John Boyega encourage public to #SleepLikeAHero to beat cancer

Text100 has developed a creative campaign to drive downloads of crowdsourcing app DreamLab, which harnesses the processing power of smartphones to beat cancer.

GDPR and direct marketing: an opportunity for PR and comms?

GDPR and direct marketing: an opportunity for PR and comms?

The impact of GDPR on the direct marketing industry could present a huge opportunity for the PR and comms industry to meet clients' needs in a brave new world.

Hotwire loses senior trio in US, Madrid and London

Hotwire loses senior trio in US, Madrid and London

Three senior figures have left Hotwire in recent months, including a high-profile recent US hire and one of its longest serving staffers in London.

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.