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Tectonic plates of Cannes are shifting

Tectonic plates of Cannes are shifting

Publicis set the cat among the pigeons on its home turf when it announced it was taking a break from Cannes and industry awards for 12 months - festival organizer Ascential must ensure its upcoming consultation doesn't give everyone the hump.

Weber Shandwick joins forces with London's Tavistock to 'disrupt financial PR'

Weber Shandwick joins forces with London's Tavistock to 'disrupt financial PR'

Weber Shandwick has signed a partnership with London-based financial comms specialist Tavistock, to help it "disrupt the financial PR market".

Royal Caribbean seeks to patent its Snapchat Spectacles dive mask

Royal Caribbean seeks to patent its Snapchat Spectacles dive mask

With MullenLowe, the cruise line has created a way to livestream what's happening from 150 feet below the ocean's surface.

HP diversity targets for PR and ad agencies appear to be working, says comms chief

HP diversity targets for PR and ad agencies appear to be working, says comms chief

HP's move to ask its agencies to employ more women in leadership positions appears to be working, according to its comms chief - who said sometimes both stick and a carrot is needed to encourage change.

Publicis stops entering awards to 'shift focus' to investment in AI platform Marcel

Publicis stops entering awards to 'shift focus' to investment in AI platform Marcel

PR agencies MSLGroup and CNC - alongside various other marcoms firms owned by Publicis Groupe - will not be entering industry awards over the next 12 months, its CEO has announced.

DiGennaro merges with Australia's Access PR

DiGennaro merges with Australia's Access PR

The two firms, which have been partners for the past four years, will make the combination official at the start of next month.

Twitter CMO: Brand identity and simplicity key for advertisers

Twitter CMO: Brand identity and simplicity key for advertisers

Leslie Berland said the platform's new look and feel is designed with both users and brands in mind.

Ketchum wins big at Cannes PR Lions as Fearless Girl bags the Grand Prix

Ketchum wins big at Cannes PR Lions as Fearless Girl bags the Grand Prix

Ketchum was the big winner among PR agencies at the Cannes PR Lions, as changes to the awards saw far more PR shops win recognition - while Fearless Girl for State Street Global Advisors bagged the Grand Prix.

Ogilvy: Facebook is the ultimate news gatekeeper

Ogilvy: Facebook is the ultimate news gatekeeper

An Ogilvy global study of news media pros found that more believe Facebook is consumers' go-to channel for news, over traditional media sources.

Ketchum leads PR Lions shortlist ahead of Edelman, MSL and Weber

Ketchum leads PR Lions shortlist ahead of Edelman, MSL and Weber

Ketchum leads the way among the PR industry in the 2017 PR Lions shortlist, as ad agencies again make up the majority of the shortlisted entries.

9 Cannestastic things to know about next week

9 Cannestastic things to know about next week

The full skinny on Cannes as the worlds of communications, marketing, and creativity gather for the annual boondoggle/Festival of Creativity.

Tumblr head of comms Katherine Barna exits

Tumblr head of comms Katherine Barna exits

She is departing Tumblr, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2013, as Verizon's deal to acquire Yahoo's main internet properties for $4.5 billion becomes final.

PRWeek launches Global Power Book 2017

PRWeek launches Global Power Book 2017

PRWeek has published its Global Power Book listing of the world's most influential PR professionals, including illuminating insight into their views.

Mercury brings on Fernando Espuelas as co-chair

Mercury brings on Fernando Espuelas as co-chair

Espuelas has worked as a TV host, political commentator, and advertising and media executive.

Which campaigns will win big at Cannes Lions 2017?

Which campaigns will win big at Cannes Lions 2017?

In the first of two Cannes Lions previews from PRWeek UK, industry leaders discuss what they are looking forward to most at the festival - and which campaigns they would like to win big.

Breakfast Briefing, 6.13.2017: JPMorgan pulls ads from Megyn Kelly's sit down with Alex Jones

Breakfast Briefing, 6.13.2017: JPMorgan pulls ads from Megyn Kelly's sit down with Alex Jones

The bank is using its wallet to voice its displeasure with giving the conspiracy peddler a platform on national network TV, pulling broadcast and digital ads on NBC News through the airing of the interview.

Global Power Book: Is the uncertain geopolitical climate good for the PR sector?

Global Power Book: Is the uncertain geopolitical climate good for the PR sector?

While many in the industry have serious reservations about recent international political developments, most global PR chiefs see the uncertain geopolitical climate as good for the sector.

Snapchat launches ad publishing tool to go with ad management platform

Snapchat launches ad publishing tool to go with ad management platform

Ahead of Cannes Lions, Snapchat has officially launched its Ad Manager platform and announced a new offering, Snap Publisher.

Weber Shandwick EMEA chief strategy officer Adam Mack steps down

Weber Shandwick EMEA chief strategy officer Adam Mack steps down

Adam Mack, chief strategy officer for EMEA at Weber Shandwick, is stepping down after six years at the agency to work as a consultant.

Lord Buckethead and Lion of London Bridge sum up crazy week

Lord Buckethead and Lion of London Bridge sum up crazy week

Triumph, tragedy, achievement, and the simply bizarre marked a week that was memorable for many reasons.