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PRWeek editorial director Steve Barrett was in Davos this week for the World Economic Forum, where the concept of capitalism was in question according to both attendees and Edelman’s Trust Barometer. Here’s a behind-the-scenes slideshow from Switzerland and interviews with Richard Edelman and executives from GLAAD, Johnson & Johnson and PayPal . Plus: more data on brands and hot topics from PRWeek and Morning Consult. 

Still trying to figure out communications technology? You’re definitely not alone. PRWeek launched the Dashboard newsletter this week with a top 25 list of the biggest decision makers in the sector. Every other Wednesday, Dashboard will be your guide to platforms, products and tools from press release distribution to measurement and analytics. Click here to subscribe!

 
PRWeek goes to Davos
 
Capitalism is either broken or the greatest development in modern history Capitalism is either broken or the greatest development in modern history
Big debates among the Davoisie at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week centered on businesses and brands that finally seem primed to turn endless talk into real action.
The PR Week Davos Edition: 1.23.2020 The PR Week Davos Edition: 1.23.2020
PRWeek's editorial director Steve Barrett interviews executives from GLAAD, PayPal and J&J at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos.
Behind the scenes at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos Behind the scenes at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos
PRWeek VP and editorial director Steve Barrett attended the conference in Switzerland.
Edelman Trust Barometer: Most of world's population down on capitalism Edelman Trust Barometer: Most of world's population down on capitalism
"The essential truth is: people are scared," said Richard Edelman.
The PR Week Davos Edition: 1.21.2020: Richard Edelman The PR Week Davos Edition: 1.21.2020: Richard Edelman
The agency CEO talks to PRWeek's Steve Barrett about the results of his firm's 2020 Trust Barometer.
PRWeek/Morning Consult: Time for brands to hold their tongues on (some) hot topics PRWeek/Morning Consult: Time for brands to hold their tongues on (some) hot topics
Most consumers don't actually care about a brand's stance on political or cultural issues, according to the inaugural PRWeek/Morning Consult Consumer Purpose Survey released this morning at Davos.
 
Shiny and new: PRWeek Dashboard
 
Welcome to Dashboard: Charting the future of comms tech Welcome to Dashboard: Charting the future of comms tech
Our mission statement: Guide you through the ever-more-complicated world of communications technology.
Dashboard 25: The people shaping your tech stack Dashboard 25: The people shaping your tech stack
PRWeek Dashboard picks the 25 most influential people in communications technology.
Tech Talk with Torod Neptune, CCO, Lenovo Tech Talk with Torod Neptune, CCO, Lenovo
"Data and analytics skills are critical. The more you invest in it, the more it necessitates having the internal and intellectual resources to be able to take in info and create."
Dynamic Signal names Eric Brown CEO Dynamic Signal names Eric Brown CEO
Cofounder Russ Fradin will serve as chairman of the board.
Memo adds readership counts Memo adds readership counts
The publisher data marketplace is also angling for a fundraising round.
 
Celebrating the best global work
 
Top global comms execs pack jury for PRWeek Global Awards 2020 Top global comms execs pack jury for PRWeek Global Awards 2020
The panel is chaired by Sabia Schwarzer of Allianz Group.
Allianz's Sabia Schwarzer named PRWeek Global Awards jury chair Allianz's Sabia Schwarzer named PRWeek Global Awards jury chair
Schwarzer will oversee a global jury of top-level in-house and agency executives to identify transformative work that crosses global borders as well as the best activations in the regions.
PRWeek Global Awards 2020 is open for submissions PRWeek Global Awards 2020 is open for submissions
The big night is May 19 in London.
 
Brand Film Awards
 
Brand film was greatest investment BMW ever made Brand film was greatest investment BMW ever made
The fifth iteration of the Brand Film Awards will take the temperature of a craft that has matured exponentially in the half decade since they were launched.
Patagonia's Cory Bayers to chair Brand Film Awards jury Patagonia's Cory Bayers to chair Brand Film Awards jury
This year's Brand Film Awards and Brand Film Workshop are set for May 7 in New York.
Brand Film Awards 2020 open for submissions Brand Film Awards 2020 open for submissions
A celebration of the year's most artistic, creative and effective films produced by and for brands.
 
In the running for a PRWeek Award
 
PRWeek US Awards 2020 Shortlist Revealed PRWeek US Awards 2020 Shortlist Revealed
The biggest night in PR is set for March 19 in New York.
 
Hall of Femme cover contest
 
Honoring exceptional women: Enter PRWeek's March/April cover contest Honoring exceptional women: Enter PRWeek's March/April cover contest
PRWeek is asking the industry's creative genius to submit ideas for our March/April issue that celebrates the Hall of Femme and Women to Watch honorees.
 
Agency Business Report 2020
 
Data sought for PRWeek US Agency Business Report 2020 Data sought for PRWeek US Agency Business Report 2020
PRWeek's biggest annual review of the agency sector is underway and PR firms are invited to submit their U.S., Global and Americas information.
 
Big data reveal: Initial results from second annual PRWeek/Cision global survey

 

 

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Buzzed-about news
 
Roast in peace: Brand mascots pay tribute to Mr. Peanut after unexpected death Roast in peace: Brand mascots pay tribute to Mr. Peanut after unexpected death
Avert your eyes: A graphic video of Mr. Peanut's death was released on Wednesday.
Infiniti Motor Company names Wendy Orthman GM of global comms Infiniti Motor Company names Wendy Orthman GM of global comms
She will replace Trevor Hale, who is leaving the company.
Weber Shandwick launches A-Hub tech platform Weber Shandwick launches A-Hub tech platform
The platform has both pre-campaign strategy and post-campaign analysis capabilities.
Audi of America replaces one PR AOR with four agency partners Audi of America replaces one PR AOR with four agency partners
Brand comms leader Tara Rush said the auto industry is facing unprecedented change.
 
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