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The survey reported in PRWeek (the first item in today's newsletter) is fascinating, given that communicators are supposed to be working to improve their companies' cultures. Are dinosaur bosses holding YOU back? What are you doing about it?
PRWeek and Boston University's Communications Bellwether Survey has quickly become the most extensive and credible snapshot of the PR industry, winning awards, garnering positive peer reviews and being featured at high-profile academic conferences.
Shel HoltzIf culture is holding communicators back, shouldn't communicators do something about the culture? (FYI, you need an account at PRWeek to access this article.)
Earlier this week, China's ByteDance, parent to social media video app TikTok, reported clocking in more than $7 billion in revenue for the first half of the year. Over the last few months, TikTok has been the talk of the town in adland and beyond.
Shel HoltzThe consensus from industry experts: TikTok is here to stay.
Several popular messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Signal offer a “self-destructing messages” feature. You can set a timer for messages in your conversation with someone, and those will disappear after the…
Shel HoltzThe more control users have, the better.
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Shel HoltzThe fact that companies in compliance get higher trust ratings from customers than those that don't should inspire some of those out of compliance to correct that problem.
So, we've already warned you of the dangers of deepfakes. Security experts have provided a cautionary tale that deepfakes will play a sinister role in the 2020 election. And we've already seen the mayhem that erupted when a Nancy Pelosi video was…
Shel HoltzThis just keeps getting scarier and scarier.
CMO Strategy DDB had been working for the brand for about a year Omnicom Group has ended is relationship with embattled e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The move comes amid a growing backlash…
Shel HoltzYet another agency parts ways with an organization over a values conflict. This NEVER used to happen. Today, it's happening more and more all the time.