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China's BlueFocus Enters US With Fuseproject Deal

Arun Sudhaman
23 Jul 2014

China communications group BlueFocus has struck its first US deal, acquiring 75% of Fuseproject, the design firm owned by Yves Béhar.

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Finn Partners To Support Ecuador Global Marketing Push

Holmes Report
23 Jul 2014

Ecuadorian publishing and comms company EKOS has contracted Finn Partners to support the country's global marketing campaign.

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H1 2014: Omnicom PR Revenues Up 2.7% After Stronger Q2

Arun Sudhaman
22 Jul 2014

Omnicom's PR revenues grew 2.7% in the first half of 2014, spurred by a stronger showing in the second quarter of this year.

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Barkha Patel Exits B-M Singapore Leadership Role After Less Than A Year

Arun Sudhaman
22 Jul 2014

Allison Lim is to begin her second stint as Burson-Marsteller Singapore head, following the departure of Barkha Patel after less than a year.

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Holmes Report Brings In2 Innovation Summit To Beijing

Holmes Report
21 Jul 2014

The Holmes Report is bringing its In2 Innovation Summit to Beijing on 18 September 2014, the day of the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards.

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SABRE Awards Website Now Open For Asia-Pacific Entries

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

The website for Holmes Report’s 2014 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards is now open and accepting entries.

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Ad Industry Veteran Mickie French Joins FH In Strategy Role

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

FleishmanHillard has appointed advertising veteran Mickie French as managing director of strategic integration and planning for Asia Pacific.

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Malaysia Airlines Uses Existing Firms For MH17 Crisis Support Amid Ongoing Agency Search

Aarti Shah and Arun Sudhaman
18 Jul 2014

Malaysia Airlines is believed to be working with longtime agency partner Perowne Charles Communications (PCC) for crisis support.

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IPG PR Firms Hit Double-Digit Growth For H1 2014

Aarti Shah
18 Jul 2014

Interpublic Group's PR firms delivered double-digit growth in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong second quarter earnings.

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Edelman’s CCTV Saga Shines Uncomfortable Spotlight On China PR Industry

Arun Sudhaman
18 Jul 2014

There was a time when different ethical standards were tolerated in China. Edelman's experience indicates that those days are, thankfully, numbered.

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SenateSHJ Acquires Auckland Firm PR Partners

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

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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Cohn & Wolfe Opens Bangkok Office Ahead Of ASEAN Economic Community Launch

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Cohn & Wolfe's Asian expansion continues with the launch of a new office in Bangkok.

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Hotwire Broadens Global Services Under New Brand

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Hotwire has unveiled a broader digital and public affairs offering, as it rebrands amid global growth.

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World Report: The Global War For PR Talent Intensifies

Holmes Report
16 Jul 2014

This year’s World PR Report tries to unravel why PR firms struggle to recruit and retain the people that they want and need.

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World PR Report: Talent Top Challenge As Digital And Tech Drive Growth

Holmes Report
15 Jul 2014

The ability to attract top talent is now the biggest concern for PR agency leaders around the world, according to the 2014 World PR Report.

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Edelman Begins Internal Inquiry After Detention Of CCTV Anchor

Arun Sudhaman
14 Jul 2014

Edelman has begun an internal investigation into its relationship with former shareholder Rui Chenggang, after the CCTV anchor was detained last week.

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World PR Report: Optimism Rebounds As Marketers Spend More On PR

Holmes Report
14 Jul 2014

PR agency leaders from around the world are bullish on the outlook for their business, expressing greater optimism about growth and profitability.

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Communicators From Leading Clients Join Asia-Pacific SABRE Jury

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Clients from Cisco, Facebook, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nando’s, SAP, Vedanta, and Volkswagen are among the judges for this year’s Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards.

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Havas PR Launches Global Climate Change Practice

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Havas PR has launched a new global climate change communications group, the Havas Worldwide climate practice.

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Ebay Veteran Steven Liew Joins APCO

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Steven Liew, former associate general counsel and chief government relations officer for eBay Asia Pacific, has joined APCO Worldwide.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (July 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Edelman, Ogilvy; new business for Zeno; a new member for the PROI network.

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Tata Looks Outside Edelman Alignment For New Airline PR Mandate

Arun Sudhaman
11 Jul 2014

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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World PR Report: The CEO View

Holmes Report
07 Jul 2014

Agency CEOs from various regions and sectors give their take on the growth climate for the PR industry.

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World PR Report: UK Firms Lead Industry Growth

Aarti Shah
07 Jul 2014

UK-based firms dominated the fast movers with four firms ranking among the top 10 fastest growing around the globe.

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2014 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards Now Seeking Entries

Holmes Report
07 Jul 2014

The Holmes Report has issued a call for entries for the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards competition.

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World Report: Global PR Industry Growth Surges To 11%

Arun Sudhaman
07 Jul 2014

Global PR industry growth improved significantly to 11% in 2013, according to the World PR Report 2014, which ranks the world's 250 biggest PR firms.

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World Report: Edelman And Weber Shandwick Widen Lead At The Top

Arun Sudhaman
07 Jul 2014

Edelman and Weber Shandwick have widened their lead as the largest PR firms in the world, according to the 2014 World Report.

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Profile: Who's Afraid Of China's BlueFocus?

Arun Sudhaman
06 Jul 2014

Oscar Zhao's Chinese PR juggernaut BlueFocus is ready to take on the world. Is the world ready for Oscar Zhao?

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Ogilvy Australia Launches Proprietary Measurement System

Holmes Report
06 Jul 2014

Ogilvy Australia has launched a proprietary measurement system that offers more than 70 different tools and techniques to measure PR campaigns.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (July 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Jul 2014

New business success for Hill+Knowlton, MSLGroup; new people in new roles at Adfactors, Ryan Financial.

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MSLGroup Mulls Perfect Relations Deal

Arun Sudhaman
04 Jul 2014

Perfect Relations, one of India's largest independent PR firms, is understood to be in acquisition talks with two potential buyers, including MSLGroup.

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Instinctif Launches In Delhi Via Ad Agency Partnership

Holmes Report
04 Jul 2014

Instinctif Partners has launched in Delhi via a partnership with ad agency Bang In The Middle.

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De Beers Hands China PR Brief To Ruder Finn As Luxury Budgets Hold Steady

Holmes Report
02 Jul 2014

Diamond giant De Beers has handed its China PR brief to Ruder Finn, one of a number of new luxury account wins for the independent agency.

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ICCO Summit Brings International PR Leaders To New Delhi

Holmes Report
01 Jul 2014

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has announced the first line up for its annual Global Summit.

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New Speakers Confirmed For World PR Forum 2014

Holmes Report
01 Jul 2014

New names include Ángel Alloza from Corporate Excellence; sustainability strategist, Angela Barter; and South Africa's Trevor Ncube.

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Is The PR Industry Creative Enough? Your Opinion Matters

Holmes Report
01 Jul 2014

The PR industry is invited to take part in the third edition of the Holmes Report and Now Go Create's landmark survey into creativity in the PR industry.

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Roundtable: PR's Battle For Marketing Relevance

Arun Sudhaman
01 Jul 2014

At Cannes, which is effectively ground zero for integrated marketing, it can sometimes feel like the PR industry is on the outside looking in.

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Three Firms Lead 2014 SABRE Awards South Asia Shortlist

Holmes Report
30 Jun 2014

Weber Shandwick, Perfect Relations and Adfactors topped the list of firms whose work is shortlisted for the 2014 SABRE Awards South Asia.

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Jonathan Sanchez Launches Consultancy After Leaving Unilever

Arun Sudhaman
27 Jun 2014

Former Unilever global communications and sustainability VP Jonathan Sanchez has founded a new consultancy that focuses on leadership communication.

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Tencent's SY Lau: 'WeChat Serves To Build Trust'

Arun Sudhaman
26 Jun 2014

Tencent's online media president believes that the rise of WeChat demonstrates how marketing must change in the mobile era.

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WPP PR Revenue Up 1.7% To Date In 2014

Arun Sudhaman
25 Jun 2014

WPP has reported a like-for-like revenue increase of 1.7% from its PR and public affairs businesses during the first five months of 2014.

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Brunswick's Christina Pantin To Take On Top Comms Role At Samsung Mobile Unit

Arun Sudhaman
25 Jun 2014

Christina Pantin is departing Brunswick Hong Kong to lead public relations at Samsung Telecommunications North America.

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Perfect Relations Parts Ways With Infosys Amid Media Lawsuits

Arun Sudhaman
24 Jun 2014

Perfect Relations has parted ways with Infosys after the Indian tech giant issued defamation notices against three newspapers.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (June 24, 2014)

Holmes Report
22 Jun 2014

People moves at Weber Shandwick India, Waggener Edstrom, MSL Group, EON, FleishmanHillard; a new alliance for Dentsu.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (June 24, 2014)

Holmes Report
22 Jun 2014

People moves at Weber Shandwick India, Waggener Edstrom, MSL Group, EON, FleishmanHillard; a new alliance for Dentsu.

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Microsoft Shifts India PR Mandate To Edelman

Arun Sudhaman
22 Jun 2014

Microsoft has shifted its Indian PR assignment, one of the country's largest accounts, to Edelman from IPAN Hill+Knowlton.

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Mondelez: Paid Media Critical To PR Industry Relevance Among CMOs

Arun Sudhaman
20 Jun 2014

Mondelez VP Bonin Bough thinks PR firms must build relationships with paid media execs, as the influence of their traditional comms clients wanes.

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The PR Industry’s Cannes-undrum: Why Can’t We Win, And Why Does It Matter?

Paul Holmes
19 Jun 2014

It’s time for a serious discussion about why we still can’t win consistently at Cannes—and whether it matters.

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'It's Not A Golden Age For PR Yet' — WPP's Martin Sorrell On His PR Firms And Rivals

Arun Sudhaman
17 Jun 2014

In an expansive interview, Sorrell discusses his PR firms, reveals that he would like someone to oversee PR at WPP and responds to the rise of Edelman.

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CAA/Edelman Win Cannes Lions PR Grand Prix For Chipotle’s Scarecrow

Paul Holmes
16 Jun 2014

Edelman, partnering with the Creative Artists Agency, took the top public relations honor in Cannes this week, for a Chipotle campaign.

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