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Michelle Tham Joins Hill+Knowlton To Lead Singapore Office

Holmes Report
31 Oct 2014

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has named Michelle Tham managing director of its Singapore operations.

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PRSummit: ‘The Dawn Of Corporate Purpose Enlightenment’

Aarti Shah
29 Oct 2014

Many of the most successful companies now have a social purpose embedded into their values.

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PRSummit: ‘Earned Media Has A Distribution Problem’

Aarti Shah
29 Oct 2014

Earned media should be integrated with distribution and amplification networks to extend the content’s reach and shelf-life.

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PRSummit: How To Create A Mass Movement

Paul Holmes
29 Oct 2014

Companies can learn from nonprofits, government agencies and even passionate individuals when it comes to creating a mass movement.

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PRSummit: 'Trust The People, Not The Brand'

Aarti Shah
29 Oct 2014

Millennials put more trust in their fellow consumers than in brands.

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PRSummit: CEOs May Not Be The Best Placed To Address Reputation Deficit

Paul Holmes
29 Oct 2014

In developed markets, corporations are increasingly viewed with suspicion, and need to address concerns that they do not act in the public interest.

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PRSummit: 'Design Is A Form Of Communication That Everyone Can Understand'

Arun Sudhaman
29 Oct 2014

Design is a way for companies to communicate their ideas, particularly at a time of rapid change, delegates heard at the Global PR Summit today.

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PRSummit: Six Rules To Make Music Sponsorship Work For Your Brand

Arun Sudhaman
29 Oct 2014

There are six key principles that brands should be aware of if they hope to capitalise on the passion that consumers have for music.

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PRSummit: Global Consumers Value Authenticity Over Innovation

Aarti Shah
29 Oct 2014

Consumers value authentic communications from brands, even higher than brand appeal and popularity.

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PR Summit: ‘Comedy Is The Art of Masterful Empathy’

Aarti Shah
28 Oct 2014

As brands look to comedy to connect with consumers, tapping into the creative process and empathy are key.

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PRSummit: Companies Have a Political Persona Whether They Like It Or Not

Paul Holmes
28 Oct 2014

Companies have a political identity whether they like it or not—but they need to make sure that their actions are both authentic to their own brand.

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PRSummit: Fear The Biggest Barrier To Realtime Marketing

Arun Sudhaman
28 Oct 2014

Companies must radically change their internal cultures if they hope to benefit from the realtime marketing era.

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PRSummit: In Business As In Politics, Words Matter

Paul Holmes
28 Oct 2014

Communicators need to use words that focus on the lives a problems of ordinary people, not on the strengths and capabilities of their own organizations.

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PRSummit: Social Media Magnifies Risks For Sports Brands

Arun Sudhaman
28 Oct 2014

Social media has raised the risks for sports brands, even as it has enabled marketers to better tap into the passion of sports fans around the world.

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PRSummit: Games Create Levels Of Engagement Most Marketers Can Only Dream Of

Paul Holmes
28 Oct 2014

Games provide a level of engagement that many people around the world are unable to find at school, at work, or in their real-world communities.

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PRSummit: Millennials Want To Know How Companies Are Solving Social Problems

Paul Holmes
28 Oct 2014

The millennial generation care less about corporate philanthropy and big cash donations, and more about how corporations are solving social problems.

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PR Summit: 'Agency Leaders Have Two Jobs: Quench Thirst And Put Out Fires'

Aarti Shah
28 Oct 2014

Independent PR firms must be willing to make investments in talent that the publicly-traded agencies cannot match.

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PRSummit: Succession Planning Should Begin On Day One

Paul Holmes
27 Oct 2014

PR agency principals need to start thinking about succession planning the day they open their doors.

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PRSummit: 'PR People Best Placed To Deliver Cultural Insights'

Arun Sudhaman
27 Oct 2014

The PR world's ability to glean cultural insights will prove pivotal in its battle for big data supremacy, delegates heard at today's Global PR Summit.

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Australian Firms Grew 2 Percent in 2013, Optimistic For 2014

Holmes Report
26 Oct 2014

Australian PR consultancy activities grew an average of 2 percent in 2014, according to the annual Public Relations Institute of Australia’s benchmark survey.

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Most Agency CEOs Have Identified Future Leaders, Few Have Formal Plans

Paul Holmes
26 Oct 2014

The majority (80 percent) of independent public relations agency principals have identified the next generation of leaders at their firms.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (October 27, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Oct 2014

New people at Hill+Knowlton, Newgate; new business at Cohn & Wolfe, Creation; a new firm in India.

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Interel Opens Beijing Office, Appoints Mark Pinner To Grow China Business

Holmes Report
24 Oct 2014

Interel has opened an office in Beijing headed by former Lenovo communications executive Mark Pinner.

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3Q 2014: IPG PR Revenues Up Double-Digits

Arun Sudhaman
22 Oct 2014

Revenues from Interpublic Group's PR firms, which include Weber Shandwick and Golin, showed double-digit growth in the third quarter of this year.

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Edelman China Leadership Reshuffle Sees Sanjay Nair Expand Duties

Holmes Report
22 Oct 2014

Sanjay Nair has added responsibility for Edelman's Beijing office to his existing role as COO of the firm's holding group in China.

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From Olympic Champions To Movement Makers, Outside Experts Enhance Global PR Summit

Holmes Report
20 Oct 2014

PR pros will have the chance to learn from experts in a variety of disciplines—from Olympic athletes to NGO execs to professionals in data and analytics.

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Unity And Ogilvy PR Retain Top Spots In 2014 Global Creative Ranking

Arun Sudhaman
20 Oct 2014

Unity and Ogilvy PR have retained the top spots in the Holmes Report's third annual ranking of creative excellence in the PR industry.

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Senior Execs From J&J, American Lung Association, Telefonica Join Summit Lineup

Holmes Report
20 Oct 2014

Industry leaders from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia have joined the lineup of speakers and panelists at the third Global Public Relations Summit.

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Benjamin Koe Joins MSL To Expand Asia Insights Capability

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

MSLGroup has appointed Benjamin Koe as regional director of strategic insight and impact, based in Singapore.

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Expanding Opower Names Comms Leadership And Rethinks Agency Lineup

Arun Sudhaman
15 Oct 2014

Opower, the software provider that helps reduce energy bills, has named new comms leadership in the US and Europe as it steps up expansion.

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Burson Makes Senior Hires In Asia-Pacific

Holmes Report
15 Oct 2014

Burson-Marsteller has appointed Alastair Monteith-Hodge as managing director and Thomas Tang as regional director of digital in Asia-Pacific.

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Analysis: Ogilvy PR Puts Faith In Stuart Smith's Turnaround Skills

Arun Sudhaman
14 Oct 2014

Regardless of how strong Ogilvy PR is in EMEA or Asia, much will depend on whether Stuart Smith can bring his Midas touch to the firm’s US operations.

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Edelman's Steven Cao Resurfaces After 10-Week Absence

Arun Sudhaman
14 Oct 2014

Steven Cao, the CEO of Edelman China's holding company, is understood to have returned to his family after being detained by authorities in the country.

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Former Lenovo Comms Head Joins Golin Singapore

Arun Sudhaman
14 Oct 2014

Golin has hired Geraldine Kan as executive director at the agency’s Singapore office.

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Ruder Finn Acquires Hong Kong's SharpeLankester

Paul Holmes
14 Oct 2014

Ruder Finn has acquired the Asia-Pacific portfolio of SharpeLankester, an international consultancy specialising in reputation management.

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Top Industry Entrepreneurs Headline Independent PR Firm Forum In Miami

Holmes Report
13 Oct 2014

Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the public relations business will be on stage in Miami to share their secrets.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (October 13, 2014)

Holmes Report
12 Oct 2014

New business for Kreab, Porter Novelli, One Plus One, O&M, SPAG; new people at FleishmanHillard; a new offering at Marvcomm.

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ICCO Summit: 11 Rules For Getting PR Right In Emerging Markets

Arun Sudhaman
10 Oct 2014

Complex regions demand resilience and insight, said Edelman's Robert Holdheim at the ICCO Summit yesterday.

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Walmart's Deisha Barnett Among Senior Communicators At Global Summit

Holmes Report
10 Oct 2014

Walmart senior director of corporate communications Deisha Barnett is the latest addition to the lineup at the third Global Public Relations Summit.

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Former Huawei Global Media Head Joins Burson As US Tech MD

Arun Sudhaman
09 Oct 2014

Scott Sykes, who previously headed global media affairs for Chinese tech giant Huawei, has joined Burson-Marsteller as MD of the firm's US technology practice.

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ICCO Summit: Social Media Can Help Asian MNCs Crack Global Comms Challenge

Arun Sudhaman
09 Oct 2014

A more adept social media presence will help Asian brands overcome the many PR issues they continue to face, delegates heard at the ICCO Summit.

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Girish Balachandran Takes On Senior Role At India's Avian Media

Arun Sudhaman
07 Oct 2014

Girish Balachandran has joined India's Avian Media in a senior role, after departing Waggener Edstrom's London office earlier this year.

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Next15 Grows Revenue By 5%, Acquires Content Agency

Holmes Report
07 Oct 2014

Next15 has announced a revenue increase of 6% for its 2014 fiscal year, and inked a deal to acquire content agency Story Worldwide.

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Tesla's Simon Sproule Joins Aston Martin As CMO

Holmes Report
07 Oct 2014

Simon Sproule is leaving Tesla after several months as head of comms and marketing to join luxury car maker Aston Martin as CMO.

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Edelman Names Rakesh Thukral As India MD

Holmes Report
01 Oct 2014

Edelman has named Rakesh Thukral to the role of India MD, overseeing the firm's 400-strong workforce across 11 cities.

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Edelman Names Australia CEO Michelle Hutton To Global Consumer Chair

Aarti Shah
30 Sep 2014

Edelman has promoted Michelle Hutton from CEO of its Australian region to global head of consumer.

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Weber Shandwick Named Global Agency Of The Year

Aarti Shah, Arun Sudhaman and Paul Holmes
29 Sep 2014

Olson Engage, Seven Hills, We Are Social, Finsbury, Biosector 2, Hotwire, BlueFocus, Hope & Glory also honored.

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FleishmanHillard Names New Leadership For Crisis Practice

Holmes Report
29 Sep 2014

FleishmanHillard has appointed new leadership for its global crisis team. Brian West, based in Singapore, will be the firm’s global crisis lead.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (September 29, 2014)

Holmes Report
29 Sep 2014

New people at Weber Shandwick, Edelman India, Waggener Edstrom, Bell Pottinger, Espresso; new business for Weber Shandwick.

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Microsoft Rethinks Asia-Pacific PR Duties

Arun Sudhaman
26 Sep 2014

Microsoft is rethinking its regional Asia-Pacific PR assignment, with Weber Shandwick expected to relinquish its hold on the business.

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