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"We are part of the trust problem."

— University of South Carolina’s Shannon Bowen on the danger of white lies in the PR industry

Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa, and Adidas were the most recognized sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil, achieving recognition among 50%, 39%, 41%, and 36% of UK, US, and Brazilian consumers, respectively, according to research from GlobalWebIndex. 

However, 30% of those surveyed thought non-sponsor Nike was officially associated with the event, with similar levels of misplaced recognition for MasterCard (25%) and Samsung (20%). Read more.

Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa, and Adidas were the most recognized sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil, achieving recognition among 50%, 39%, 41%, and 36% of UK, US, and Brazilian consumers, respectively, according to research from GlobalWebIndex.

However, 30% of those surveyed thought non-sponsor Nike was officially associated with the event, with similar levels of misplaced recognition for MasterCard (25%) and Samsung (20%). Read more.

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Google adds new explore feature to Google Maps apps
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Eight fascinating Facebook facts

1. If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s second largest. 
2. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in February. Apple could buy nine WhatsApp’s.
3. The site has 1.35 billion monthly active users.
4. 1/7 people on earth access Facebook at least monthly on a mobile device.
5. Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Pages Manager, Paper, Slingshot, Instagram, WhatsApp and Moves..
6. Facebook has 1 billion more users than Twitter.
7. 900 million people use Facebook’s messaging apps.
8. Facebook has 1.5 million active advertisers.

- via @EliLanger-

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Eight fascinating Facebook facts

1. If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s second largest. 

2. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in February. Apple could buy nine WhatsApp’s.

3. The site has 1.35 billion monthly active users.

4. 1/7 people on earth access Facebook at least monthly on a mobile device.

5. Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Pages Manager, Paper, Slingshot, Instagram, WhatsApp and Moves..

6. Facebook has 1 billion more users than Twitter.

7. 900 million people use Facebook’s messaging apps.

8. Facebook has 1.5 million active advertisers.

- via @EliLanger-

Walmart US CEO Bill Simon is leaving the company. Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart China since 2012, will replace him. 
Walmart communications leader Dan Bartlett was #14 on PRWeek’s 2014 Power List. Read his profile here.

Walmart US CEO Bill Simon is leaving the company. Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart China since 2012, will replace him.

Walmart communications leader Dan Bartlett was #14 on PRWeek’s 2014 Power List. Read his profile here.

Like many other tech heavyweights, Twitter has a lack of diversity in its ranks. According to data released by the company on Wednesday, women comprise 30% of its US workforce and only 10% of its technical positions. Twenty-nine percent of its staff is Asian, while only 2% is black and 3% is Hispanic. More than three-quarters (79%) of its leadership team is male, and 72% is white.

“We are keenly aware that Twitter is part of an industry that is marked by dramatic imbalances in diversity — and we are no exception,” Janet Van Huysse, its VP of diversity and inclusion, said in a blog post.

Take a look at the new Foursquare.
Great minds don’t think alike: the daily routines of famous creative people (via Podio)

Great minds don’t think alike: the daily routines of famous creative people (via Podio)