Snap has announced a joint venture with media giant NBCUniversal to develop and produce shows for Snapchat.
Plus: President Trump's approval is steady, according to the latest CNN poll; Uber and SoftBank are close to a deal; and Facebook buys a positive polling app that's popular with teens.
The financial specialist firm's long-standing client, Colony Capital, is negotiating a sale with The Weinstein Company.
British Airways is contacting a number of large agencies, including incumbents Grayling, Action and Meropa, about its global PR support and crisis management, PRWeek has learned.
Philip Peck, one of the Bell Pottinger staffers who worked on its infamous Oakbay account, has been hired by Sans Frontières Associates, PRWeek has learned.
Former Brunswick Group U.S. senior partner Steve Lipin has launched Gladstone Place Partners with staffers from his former shop, as well as veterans of Kekst and Company, FTI Consulting, and Prosek Partners.
Blair Decembrele and Suzi Owens have been upped to director; and Blythe Yee was named VP.
The mogul's behavior has been the subject of investigations by The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Comstock became the first woman to hold the title of vice chair at GE in 2015.
The film studio could further distance itself from cofounder Harvey Weinstein by rebranding, according to multiple reports. Plus: ESPN suspends Jemele Hill and Dove apologizes for an ad it says "missed the mark."
HSBC has appointed Barclaycard director of external comms Helen Lacey to the newly created role of head of media relations for its global retail banking and wealth management division.
Fearless Girl creator State Street comes in for media scrutiny for 'ironic' gender inequality settlement
The parent company of the US financial services giant whose Fearless Girl campaign took Cannes by storm earlier this year has come in for widespread criticism for alleged practices directly contradicting the campaign's equality message.
Seventeen of Bell Pottinger's 22-strong crisis comms team are joining a new agency launched by its former crisis and litigation chief Stuart Leach and Pagefield founder Mark Gallagher - as other agencies snap up employees of the collapsed business.
The videos will feature women from several business sectors telling talking about their journey to the top.
One of the world's largest advisory companies has been forced to take a hard look at its own operations after a crisis in South Africa.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies' London office has launched a social and environmental change tool designed to promote authentic comms and help clients "define their purpose".
Plus: There's a rare consensus on gun control forming on Capitol Hill, and the Monopoly Man made a rare appearance in front of Congress. Plus: how not to act at a press conference, starring Cam Newton.
Elder left her role as the airline's communications leader last month after a three-year stint.
McNally's former employer, State Street, has been showered with plaudits this year for the Fearless Girl campaign.
Ketchum had been the company's lead PR agency since 2012.
The way things are going, 2017 could be remembered in the marcoms world as the year of the catastrophic, facepalm-inducing campaign. What role can PR play in stopping such disasters slipping through the net?
As the debate around ethical practice in PR continues, have trade bodies done enough to rid the sector of bad eggs and enhance its overall reputation? And what does it say about the value of associations to the industry in general? PR pros give their views.
The government disaster-assistance agency had a busy summer responding to hurricanes in the Southeast and Texas and wildfires in the West. Here's how it's changed communications strategy in the past dozen years.
The PR Council and other industry leaders draw a line in the sand: What they're prepared to do if a U.S.-based firm brings the industry "into disrepute."
While bitcoin's profile has skyrocketed alongside its exponential price, a group of devotees have gone about promoting the underpinning technology - the blockchain.