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Brunswick's Rajasekharan Departs For Franklin Templeton

Brunswick director Pradeep Rajasekharan has departed the firm for a senior comms role at Franklin Templeton Investments.
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Katie Burke Joins Nielsen To Lead Marketing And Comms

Nielsen Holdings, a leading global provider of consumer insights, has named Katie Burke as its executive VP of marketing and communications.
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Toyota Comms Chief Masami Doi Joins Kreab Gavin Anderson In Tokyo

Masami Doi, a 30-year veteran of Toyota Motor Corporation who headed the automaker’s global communications, has joined Kreab Gavin Anderson.
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2014 PR Trend Forecast: Financial

We kick of our annual PR trend forecast by looking at what will affect the financial PR world, including social media, regulators and China.
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The Most Profitable PR Firms In The UK Are...Australian?

Frank PR and Hotwire, both owned by Australian holding group Enero, have emerged as the most profitable of the UK's big PR firms.
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BHP Billiton Hires Exxon's Tony Cudmore To Lead Corporate Affairs

Mining and resources giant BHP Billiton has appointed Tony Cudmore as president, corporate affairs.
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Claire Lematta, David Patton Depart Waggener Edstrom

Waggener Edstrom’s chief client officer Claire Lematta has left after 25 years with the firm, in addition to two more senior departures.
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Joele Frank Tops M&A Value Tables; FTI And Brunswick Work Most Deals

FTI Consulting and Brunswick continued to handle more mergers and acquisitions around the world than any other public relations firms.
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2014 PR Trend Forecast: Corporate Reputation

Key trends for corporate reputation will include authenticity, consumer insight, emerging markets, leadership, content and measurement.
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TK Maxx Hires FleishmanHillard To Support European Growth

Clothing retailer TK Maxx has handed European PR duties to FleishmanHillard as it steps up growth in the region.
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Meigan Terry Departs BlackBerry To Lead Comms At Virgin Atlantic

Meigan Terry has ended her eight-year association with BlackBerry to join Virgin Atlantic as director of communications.
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Unilever CEO: ‘You Don’t Get Attacked For Doing The Right Things’

Unilever CEO Paul Polman today mounted a spirited attack on corporations that place profits above purpose.
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In2Summit: The Challenge Is Growing Without Losing A Company’s ‘Soul’

Creating a culture that can help companies attract the right people, institutionalize innovation, and build the brand.
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Mahindra President: ‘You Can’t Delegate Your Reputation’

Mahindra president Rajeev Dubey warns companies that they must be willing to sacrifice short-term gain if they want to benefit from a good reputation.
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In2Summit: Levi’s McGinnis Pushes Communicators To Become Transformational Leaders

Corporate change presents an opportunity for communications professionals to be transformational leaders, said Levi Strauss & Co. senior VP and chief
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In2Summit: Can Content Marketing Shift Behavior?

Companies are creating new kinds of content to connect with their customers, with an emphasis on establishing themselves as credible and trustworthy p
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HSBC: 'We Need To Be More Careful About Reputation Issues'

HSBC co-head of group communications Pierre Goad discusses the banking industry’s response to its poor reputation.
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Regus Reviews Global PR Roster Amid Expansion

Regus, the fast-growing serviced office provider, is reviewing a global PR roster that currently features numerous agencies across the globe.
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Centrica Shifts Corporate And Financial PR Duties To Bell Pottinger

UK energy giant Centrica has shifted corporate and financial PR duties to Bell Pottinger following a competitive review.
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AnnaMaria DeSalva To Lead Global Comms At DuPont

AnnaMaria DeSalva has departed Pfizer to take charge of corporate communications at DuPont.
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Inmarsat Rethinks Comms Strategy With Brunswick Hire

UK satellite communications company Inmarsat has redrawn its communications strategy, bringing in Brunswick to lead global PR duties.
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Canadian Firm CASACOM Launches Academy, New Approach

Canadian public relations firm CASACOM, has launched Casacademy, a professional development centre, and Structural PR, a new systematic approach to PR
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Sitrick Adds Six, Expands Digital Practice

Corporate, crisis and financial specialist Sitrick has added six to its Los Angeles office and expanded its digital practice under Brian Glicklich.
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Comms SVP Nigel Fairbrass Exits After 10 Years With SABMiller

SABMiller global communications and reputation SVP Nigel Fairbrass is departing after 10 years with the brewing giant.
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Text 100 UK MD Dan Baxter Departs For Senior Coca-Cola Role

Text 100 UK chief Dan Baxter has left the agency to take on a senior communications role at Coca-Cola in Istanbul.
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McKinsey Names Bupa's Steve John As Global Comms Head

McKinsey has hired Steve John as global comms director, following the departure of Michael Stewart to Edelman last year.
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Christina Mills Joins SABMiller As Interim Global Comms Head

Former Rio Tinto executive Christina Mills has joined SABMiller as interim communications head after the exit of Nigel Fairbrass earlier this week.
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FTI Comms Unit Hit By Q4 Slump In Project Fees

Revenues from FTI Consulting's strategic communications practice dropped 6.8% in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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Edelman Names Nigel Miller To Senior Employee Engagement Role

Edelman has appointed Nigel Miller as co-chair, Europe and CIS employee engagement and global director of Edelman talent engagement.
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Aeroflot Seeks PR Firm To Help Rejuvenate Global Reputation

Russian airline Aeroflot is seeking a global PR firm to help it rejuvenate a global reputation that was once synonymous with poor safety and service.
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Marstons Hands Financial PR Business To Instinctif

UK pub operator Marstons has handed its financial PR business to Instinctif Partners.
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Ed Dandridge To Lead Communications For Marsh & McLennan

NEW YORK—Edward Dandridge has joined global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan Companies as chief communications officer.
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Nielsen Names Communications, Digital, Marketing Leadership

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has appointed Laura Nelson as chief communications o
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Edelman Takes On Corporate PR Duties For Gap

Edelman has begun providing corporate PR counsel to Gap, starting with support for the retailer's decision to raise its hourly wage.
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Nestlé Purina Looks For Corporate PR Support In Europe

Nestlé is searching for European corporate PR support for its Purina Petcare brand, after handing the US assignment to Burson-Marsteller last year.
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Air India Searches For PR Firm To Improve Reputation

Air India is on the hunt for public relations support to improve its reputation in India and beyond.
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Nissan's Simon Sproule To Lead Comms At Tesla

Simon Sproule is departing Nissan to become VP of communications and marketing at Tesla.
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Michael Kehs Returns To H+K To Lead Houston Office, Energy Practice

Michael Kehs has returned to Hill+Knowlton Strategies to head up both the Houston office and the US energy practice.
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Gala Coral Group Names Ex-Fishburn CEO As First Corporate Affairs Head

Gala Coral Group has named its first corporate affairs director, amid mounting political opposition to its gaming machines.
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Virgin Trains Looks For PR Firm To Help Build Reputation

Virgin Trains is on the hunt for a public relations firm to lead the company's efforts to preserve and build its reputation.
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European Banking Watchdog Brings In MHP

Europe's banking watchdog has called in new communications counsel as it steps up its oversight of the region's financial institutions.
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Singapore Hires PR Agencies To Build Global Investment Profile

Singapore's Economic Development Board has hired agencies in several countries, including its home market, as it aims to bolster its business credenti
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Jeanmarie McFadden To Lead Communications For MetLife

MetLife has named Jeanmarie McFadden as senior vice president and chief communications officer.
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Fleishman And Kroll Partner To Offer Data Security Services

FleishmanHillard has forged an alliance with risk management firm Kroll to deliver services focused on cybersecurity and data breach risk mitigation.
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Sainsbury's Alex Cole Joins Bupa As Corporate Affairs Head

Sainsbury's Alex Cole is joining Bupa as the healthcare company's new corporate affairs head.
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Hallvarsson & Halvarsson Buys Itself Back From King Worldwide

Hallvarsson & Halvarsson, the Swedish financial communications firm acquired by King Worldwide in 2008, has completed a management buyout.
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Mahindra's Roma Balwani Departs For Top Comms Role At Vedanta Group

Mahindra communications chief Roma Balwani is joining Vedanta Group's recently merged Indian unit as EVP of group communications and CSR.
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Global Comms VP Jonathan Sanchez To Depart Unilever

Jonathan Sanchez has confirmed his departure after three years with Unilever.
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SAP Consolidates Marcomms Duties With WPP

Software giant SAP is in the process of consolidating its agency relationships with WPP.
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Michael Gross Named CEO At RLM Finsbury

Corporate and financial communications specialist RLM Finsbury has named Michael Gross, partner and president, to succeed Walter Montgomery.
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Cargill's Mike Fernandez To Receive Individual Achievement SABRE Award

Cargill communications chief Mike Fernandez will receive a SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement at our 2014 New York awards dinner.
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British Airways Keeps Grayling, Action Group Following Global Review

British Airways has retained Grayling and Action Group — its incumbent agencies in Middle East and Asia-Pacific following a highly-anticipated PR revi
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Regester Larkin Acquires Business Continuity Specialist Steelhenge

Crisis, issues and reputation consultancy Regester Larkin is to acquire crisis and business continuity specialist Steelhenge Consulting.
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Lafarge, Holcim Call Strategic Comms Advisors In For Merger

Brunswick and RLM Finsbury are among the communications firms that have been called into the billion-dollar merger of Lafarge and Holcim to create a b
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Stephen Labaton Named US President Of RLM Finsbury

Stephen Labaton, a former senior writer at The New York Times who joined the company as partner in 2012, succeeds Michael Gross.
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Mahindra Names New Comms Chief

Mahindra Group has named Ruzbeh Irani as chief group communications and ethics officer, following the departure of Roma Balwani.
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Selim Bingol Exits GM Amid Recall Crisis

GM comms chief Selim Bingol is departing the company amid a management shake-up that follows the wide-ranging recall of nearly 2.6m cars.
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Lufthansa Hands Indian PR Duties To Cohn & Wolfe

Lufthansa has awarded its Indian PR mandate to Cohn & Wolfe, marking one of the fledgling agency's first major wins in the country.
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Nielsen Launches Suite Of Reputation Measurement Services

Nielsen, best known for its television advertising ratings, has introduced a suite of new reputation measurement and management services.
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Cadbury Moves Indian PR Mandate From Edelman To Perfect Relations

Cadbury has moved corporate PR duties in India to Perfect Relations as it gears up to change its name to Mondelez India.
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Grayling Retains British Airways Global PR Duties After Europe Decision

British Airways has retained Grayling in Europe, after earlier deciding to also stick with the incumbent agency in Asia-Pacific.
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Hallvarsson & Halvarsson Acquires Swedish Rival Springtime

Corporate and financial specialist Hallvarsson & Halvarsson Group has acquired Springtime.
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Former McKinsey Consultant Lovegrove Joins Brunswick's US Leadership

Brunswick has added Nick Lovegrove, formerly senior partner at McKinsey, as managing partner in the US, and named Simon Sporborg managing partner in t
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Chevron's Stephen Burns Joins Burson-Marsteller Crisis Practice

Burson-Marsteller has appointed Stephen Burns as managing director in the US public affairs and crisis practice.
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Italy's SEC Acquires Majority Stake In Spanish Firm

SEC Relazioni Pubbliche e Istituzionali, a leading Italian consultancy, has acquired a 70 percent stake in Madrid-based ACH.
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General Motors Brings Back Steve Harris For Crisis Counsel

General Motors has brought back former communications chief Steve Harris “"on a contract basis for a limited time."
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Alibaba Names Jim Wilkinson As International Comms Head

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has named Jim Wilkinson as international corporate communications head as it gears up for its landmark IPO.
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FM Global Reviews Ogilvy PR Relationship

Risk prevention specialist FM Global is reviewing its lengthy relationship with Ogilvy PR.
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Ruder Finn Launches Business Transformation Practice

Ruder Finn has launched a new practice, RF Radius, which will expand the agency's capabilities in business transformation.
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Edelman Partners With Risk Management Firm Chertoff

Edelman is partnering with security and risk management firm The Chertoff Group on an alliance to help companies manage cyber threats and other risks.
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Luca Barabino To Receive Individual Achievement SABRE At London Ceremony

Barabino & Partners dominates the financial transaction advisory business in Italy under the leadership of founder and CEO Luca Barabino.
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GM Brings Back Tony Cervone As Comms Head

Tony Cervone is returning to General Motors as SVP of global communications, reporting directly to CEO Mary Barra.
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easyHotel Hires Hudson Sandler For AIM Listing

EasyHotel has hired Hudson Sandler as financial communications advisor for its upcoming AIM listing.
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Malaysian Airlines Eyes PR Support Ahead Of Potential Restructuring

Malaysia Airlines has held talks with firms regarding PR support in the event of a restructuring.
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FM Global Brings On Brodeur For US PR

Commercial property insurer FM Global has moved its North American public relations business to Brodeur.
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P&G's Shweta Shukla Expands Asia-Pacific Comms Role

Procter & Gamble comms exec Shweta Shukla, who moved from India to Singapore last year, has expanded her remit further.
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Rezidor Hotel Group Hands Global Comms Duties To Burson-Marsteller

One of Europe's largest hotel companies has assigned global comms duties to Burson-Marsteller as it attempts to build a stronger local market presence
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Lockheed Martin Selects Man Bites Dog To Raise UK Profile

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin UK has appointed Man Bites Dog to handle a UK integrated communications brief.
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Jonathan Sanchez Launches Consultancy After Leaving Unilever

Former Unilever global communications and sustainability VP Jonathan Sanchez has founded a new consultancy that focuses on leadership communication.
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Trulia's Ken Shuman Departs For Startup

Trulia’s VP of communications Ken Shuman is departing the online real estate company for an undisclosed venture.
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Twitter’s Gabriel Stricker Takes On CCO Role As Company Reshuffles Management

Gabriel Stricker has been named Twitter’s chief communications officer to reflect his expanded role within the social network.
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Tata Looks Outside Edelman Alignment For New Airline PR Mandate

Tata's joint venture with Singapore Airlines has hired IPAN H+K Strategies to oversee public relations as it prepares to start flights in September.
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Jon Banner To Lead Communications At PepsiCo

PepsiCo has promoted Jon Banner to executive vice president, communications.
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Christina Mills Named Global Comms Head At SABMiller After Interim Stint

Christina Mills has been named director of group communications and reputation at SABMiller after a four-month interim stint in the role.
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Study Points To The Rise Of The ‘CCMO’

The rate of chief communications officers with marketing oversight is up 35% since 2012, according to a new study.
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Visa Europe Expands H+K PR Remit After Review

Visa Europe has retained Hill+Knowlton Strategies to provide regional PR support following a competitive review.
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SenateSHJ Acquires Auckland Firm PR Partners

Leading trans-Tasman independent SenateSHJ is merging with PR Partners in Auckland, in a move designed to deepen the firm’s offering.
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Lloyds: 'Social Enterprise Can Reform Our Reputation'

Lloyds Banking Group corporate affairs director Matt Young believes a commitment to social enterprise can help the bank rebuild its reputation.
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Xerox Names IBM's John Kennedy CMO

Xerox has hired IBM veteran John Kennedy as CMO following the departure of Christa Carone last fall.
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