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Study: Airlines are weathering social media turbulence just fine

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:44:09 +0100

Violent ejections, technology glitches, and scuffles aboard planes don't fly on social media, but a new study suggests online furor has a limited impact.(image)



Joele Frank supports comms around McCormick's $4.2 billion deal

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:02:43 +0100

McCormick & Co. is acquiring Reckitt Benckiser's food business, which includes French's mustard and Frank's Red Hot sauce.(image)



Google, Uber veteran Rachel Whetstone joins Facebook in new comms VP role

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:33:21 +0100

She will oversee communications for Facebook's WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger products when she joins the social network in September.(image)



Watch marketing and adland's top names urge industry to fix diversity issue

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:35:52 +0100

Hailing from Airbnb and Mars through to Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy, some of the biggest names in marketing and advertising have spoken out in a new documentary designed to highlight how agencies and brands can create a more inclusive industry.(image)



SoundCloud marcomms staffers search for jobs after company cuts 40% of workforce

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:08:42 +0100

The company, once billed as the "YouTube of music," eliminated the positions of 173 employees last week, including several communications staffers.(image)



National Journal's Policy Brands Roundtable rebrands

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:32:39 +0100

The organization was looking to demonstrate its range of services.(image)



Jon Aarons to leave FTI Consulting as global workforce reduced by four per cent

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:27:42 +0100

Jon Aarons, a senior MD in the strategic comms unit of FTI Consulting, is the latest high-level comms figure to announce his departure, as the wider business reduced its global workforce by four per cent last quarter.(image)



KFC: Why making weird products seems to be a global brand strategy

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:45:32 +0100

Think the KFC smartphone is weird? You haven't seen anything yet.(image)



'Tell us about Lord Bell': South African radio quizzes PRWeek on Bell Pottinger controversy

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:12:27 +0100

The Money Show on South African radio station 702 this week asked PRWeek news editor Sam Burne James for his take on the scandal unfolding in the country around UK agency Bell Pottinger.(image)



Stephen Day takes the helm as CEO of Burson-Marsteller UK

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:55:50 +0100

Stephen Day has replaced Amanda Pierce as chief executive of Burson-Marsteller's UK operations, effective immediately.(image)



MillerCoors comms head Pete Marino takes reins of craft business development arm

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:23:50 +0100

Pete Marino will become president of Tenth and Blake, effective September 1.(image)



Wait for the facts: Bell Pottinger boss hits back at Lord Bell's Gupta criticism

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:36:12 +0100

Bell Pottinger's CEO James Henderson has "completely" rejected comments by the agency's co-founder about its contentious campaign with South African conglomerate Oakbay Investments.(image)



'I kept saying it was smelly': Lord Bell claims Bell Pottinger ignored his concerns over Gupta work

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:36:58 +0100

Bell Pottinger co-founder Lord Bell says he was "completely ignored" by management when he raised concerns about the firm's work with South African conglomerate Oakbay - claims the agency denies.(image)



EBay's Claire Dixon exits for chief comms officer gig at VMware

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:48:54 +0100

Dixon is leading VMware's global communications team, including PR, analyst relations, stakeholder engagement, and thought leadership.(image)



Trading bouquets for power tools: 1-800-Flowers PR head Yanique Woodall joins Home Depot

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:58:53 +0100

Woodall's first day at the home-improvement retailer is Monday. Home Depot also added employee comms to VP and chief communications officer Stacey Tank's role.(image)



U.K. teams with Bloomberg to court int'l business amid Brexit talks

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:19:28 +0100

Facing Brexit uncertainty, the U.K. government is pitching the international business community on its economic prospects.(image)



Bell Pottinger fires partner and apologises over 'economic emancipation' narrative for South African client

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:47:28 +0100

Bell Pottinger has dismissed partner Victoria Geoghegan (pictured) and suspended three further staff over "inappropriate and offensive" activity for a former client in South Africa, claiming the firm's senior management had previously been "misled" about its employees' work.(image)



Management consultancies can't just 'buy' agency culture, Sorrell says

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:10:07 +0100

Sir Martin Sorrell has described consultancy groups buying creative agencies as "a bit strange" and questioned if they can "buy culture".(image)



Breakfast Briefing, 7.6.2017: Another customer apology from United Airlines

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:58:17 +0100

Nearly three months after the David Dao fiasco, United apologized for giving a seat bought for a toddler to a standby passenger.(image)



Re/Max brings on Havas Formula as PR AOR

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:32:35 +0100

The firm is tasked with creating a national and regional media relations program that generates buzz for local franchise openings.(image)