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Breakfast Briefing, 8.23.2017: The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning

Breakfast Briefing, 8.23.2017: The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning

The #hashtag turns 10; WPP's Q2 earnings; Phoenix rally highlights; Walmart and Google team up.

Growth slows in WPP PR & public affairs arm amid 'much tougher' trading

Growth slows in WPP PR & public affairs arm amid 'much tougher' trading

Growth slowed in WPP's PR and public affairs arm in the second quarter of 2017, with North America, Western Continental Europe and Asia Pacific all easing, mitigated by a strong UK performance.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks comms support amid budget cut threat

Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks comms support amid budget cut threat

The independent nonprofit is looking for a comms firm to support its initiatives.

Watch: Democratic Alliance spokesperson says Bell Pottinger hearing was 'very open'

Watch: Democratic Alliance spokesperson says Bell Pottinger hearing was 'very open'

Phumzile Van Damme, spokesperson of South Africa's Democratic Alliance, has told PRWeek she was "very satisfied" with the PRCA hearing into Bell Pottinger's controversial activities in the country.

Sanofi adds WPP to creative roster in agency review

Sanofi adds WPP to creative roster in agency review

PAN Communications opens Big Apple office, with NRG's Ryan Wallace at helm

PAN Communications opens Big Apple office, with NRG's Ryan Wallace at helm

PAN officially opened its New York office on August 1 to go along with its offices in San Francisco, Boston, and Orlando.

Deloitte buys Ikea agency Acne and hires Sandoz to lead creative

Deloitte buys Ikea agency Acne and hires Sandoz to lead creative

Deloitte Digital has bought Stockholm-based creative firm Acne Agency, which has worked with brands including H&M, Spotify and Ikea.

Bell Pottinger's South African critic-in-chief arrives in London for PRCA hearing

Bell Pottinger's South African critic-in-chief arrives in London for PRCA hearing

Phumzile van Damme, the national spokeswoman for South Africa's second-biggest political party, has arrived in London where she will appear at the PRCA hearing into the conduct of the agency Bell Pottinger.

Mashable's Paul Cafiero joins Pramana Collective as principal

Mashable's Paul Cafiero joins Pramana Collective as principal

Cafiero had served as director of communications at Mashable since March 2014.

W2O's Sentient adds Spitz, Viola to leadership team

W2O's Sentient adds Spitz, Viola to leadership team

Both positions were newly created as the agency has grown over the past year.

Red and Kazoo lose out as Samsung brings in new agency for UK brief

Red and Kazoo lose out as Samsung brings in new agency for UK brief

Ketchum has been appointed to a consolidated UK PR brief for electronics giant Samsung.

More leadership changes at Grayling: U.S. CFO Tony Cofone exits

More leadership changes at Grayling: U.S. CFO Tony Cofone exits

Cofone's position was cut as part of Huntsworth's plan to consolidate IT, HR, and finance to drive efficiencies across its business.

Johnson & Johnson in breach of UK drugs rules over Nicorette marketing

Johnson & Johnson in breach of UK drugs rules over Nicorette marketing

Johnson & Johnson has breached the UK drug regulation code in three places in promotions for smoking cessation product Nicorette.

Dynamic Signal launches Watson-powered content feed

Dynamic Signal launches Watson-powered content feed

The feed pulls content from the web based on topics and guidelines created by a program administrator.

Red succeeds H+K on Huawei UK consumer brief after Samsung loss

Red succeeds H+K on Huawei UK consumer brief after Samsung loss

Huawei's consumer tech arm has appointed Red Consultancy to deliver its comms strategy across Western Europe, the UK and Ireland, despite Hill+Knowlton Strategies' attempt to hold onto the UK brief.

ALS Association brings on Kwittken for Every Drop Adds Up campaign

ALS Association brings on Kwittken for Every Drop Adds Up campaign

The nonprofit organization previously worked with Porter Novelli and ad agency Red Deluxe during the Ice Bucket Challenge craze.

Grayling U.S. CEO Peter Harris to depart at end of August

Grayling U.S. CEO Peter Harris to depart at end of August

Paul Taaffe, CEO of Grayling parent Huntsworth, will act as U.S. CEO; Harris plans to set up his own consultancy.

Build-A-Bear Workshop picks FleishmanHillard as AOR on 20th anniversary

Build-A-Bear Workshop picks FleishmanHillard as AOR on 20th anniversary

Both Fleishman and Build-A-Bear Workshop are based in St. Louis.

Cision taps Blanc & Otus as AOR

Cision taps Blanc & Otus as AOR

The firm will help the marketing services technology company expand its footprint internationally.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.11.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning

WE Communications has a new head of technology in North America, and two new practice leaders in the U.K.

Analysis

Marcel and more: Agencies test the power of AI

Marcel and more: Agencies test the power of AI

Experts see incredible potential for AI as a collaboration tool at agencies. But don't expect every firm to build its own version of Publicis' Marcel.

Safety first: Lessons from the cyberattack on WPP

Safety first: Lessons from the cyberattack on WPP

The cyberattack on WPP raises questions about agencies' role in data protection.

Handicapping Cannes 2017: Experts bet big on Fearless Girl, Meet Graham

Handicapping Cannes 2017: Experts bet big on Fearless Girl, Meet Graham

Industry experts say Cannes Lions judges will reward PR campaigns that solve problems or have social justice themes.

Cannes introduces remedies to PR Lions for jilted industry

Cannes introduces remedies to PR Lions for jilted industry

The changes include an updated definition of PR, entry-form revisions, and a new point system for the Network of the Year award.

Watch out holding companies, the management consultancies are coming

Watch out holding companies, the management consultancies are coming

Don't look now, but management consultancies such as Accenture and technology giants like IBM are moving onto the turf of WPP, Omnicom, and Publicis. How long before they're major marketing services players in their own right?