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Microsoft Reviews India PR Duties

Arun Sudhaman
23 Apr 2014

Microsoft is reviewing PR duties in India, putting incumbent firm IPAN Hill+Knowlton on alert.

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Q1 2014 PR Results: Double-Digit Growth At IPG, Omnicom Firms Up 1.2%

Arun Sudhaman
22 Apr 2014

Interpublic Group PR firms have posted another strong quarter of growth, up by double-digits for the first three months of this year.

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Twitter Centralises Asia-Pacific PR With Ogilvy

Arun Sudhaman
22 Apr 2014

Twitter is consolidating PR duties for multiple Asia-Pacific markets with Ogilvy PR.

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Grayling Retains British Airways Global PR Duties After Europe Decision

Holmes Report
21 Apr 2014

British Airways has retained Grayling in Europe, after earlier deciding to also stick with the incumbent agency in Asia-Pacific.

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Cadbury Moves Indian PR Mandate From Edelman To Perfect Relations

Arun Sudhaman
21 Apr 2014

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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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (April 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Apr 2014

New people at Edelman, Hill+Knowlton, Hoffman; and a new account at Weber Shandwick.

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Breaking Down The Eye-Catching Growth At China's BlueFocus

Arun Sudhaman
18 Apr 2014

The announcement of Chinese group BlueFocus’ 2013 revenues has attracted plenty of attention around the PR world.

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Weber Shandwick Hired For Madame Tussauds Beijing Launch

Holmes Report
17 Apr 2014

Merlin Entertainments has hired Weber Shandwick to help launch Madame Tussauds Beijing next month.

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BlueFocus PR Division Revenues Rise To $271m In 2013

Arun Sudhaman
15 Apr 2014

China's BlueFocus has reported PR revenues of $271m in 2013, after reorganizing its PR and digital operations under the BlueDigital brand.

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Lufthansa Hands Indian PR Duties To Cohn & Wolfe

Arun Sudhaman
15 Apr 2014

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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Mahindra Names New Comms Chief

Arun Sudhaman
14 Apr 2014

Mahindra Group has named Ruzbeh Irani as chief group communications and ethics officer, following the departure of Roma Balwani.

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

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New business success for Weber Shandwick, Hoffman, Bite; new people at Edelman.

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Next 15 Bounces Back To Growth In First Half Of 2014

Aarti Shah
08 Apr 2014

Next 15’s organic revenues have grown by 4% to £49m in the first half of 2014, after a disappointing 2013 in which the UK-based holding company faced a number of challenges.

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British Airways Keeps Grayling, Action Group Following Global Review

Aarti Shah & Arun Sudhaman
07 Apr 2014

British Airways has retained Grayling and Action Group — its incumbent agencies in Middle East and Asia-Pacific following a highly-anticipated PR review last year.

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

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at Hill+Knowlton Strategies; new business success for GolinHarris, Bite.

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SAP Consolidates Marcomms Duties With WPP

Aarti Shah
04 Apr 2014

Software giant SAP is in the process of consolidating its agency relationships with WPP.

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Global Comms VP Jonathan Sanchez To Depart Unilever

Holmes Report
02 Apr 2014

Jonathan Sanchez has confirmed his departure after three years with Unilever.

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Mahindra's Roma Balwani Departs For Top Comms Role At Vedanta Group

Arun Sudhaman
02 Apr 2014

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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H+K Strategies Acquires Asian Digital Agency Rice5

Holmes Report
31 Mar 2014

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has agreed to acquire Asian digital creative agency Rice5.

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GE Healthcare Hands Global PR Duties To FTI Consulting

Arun Sudhaman
31 Mar 2014

GE Healthcare has hired FTI Consulting to support its global 'GE Works' campaign.

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Singapore PR Firm CommunicationsDNA Shuts Down

Mumbrella Asia
31 Mar 2014

Singapore PR firm CommunicationsDNA is closing after eight years in the market.

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Malaysia Airlines Calls In Ketchum For MH370 Crisis PR Counsel

Arun Sudhaman
28 Mar 2014

Malaysia Airlines has been working with Ketchum Icon on the crisis PR response to the disappearance of flight MH370.

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Singapore Hires PR Agencies To Build Global Investment Profile

Arun Sudhaman
28 Mar 2014

Singapore's Economic Development Board has hired agencies in several countries, including its home market, as it aims to bolster its business credentials.

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SABRE Awards South Asia Launches 2014 Call For Entries

Holmes Report
26 Mar 2014

The 2014 SABRE Awards India has launched its call for entries.

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Brands Still Unsure Of Twitter Value, Study Finds

Holmes Report
24 Mar 2014

Brands using Twitter to boost marketing efforts are still uncertain as to Twitter’s true value, according to a recent survey.

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Waggener Edstrom Launches Influencer Intelligence Service

Holmes Report
23 Mar 2014

Waggener Edstrom’s digital innovation unit, Studio D, has launched a new real-time influencer intelligence solution for Asia-Pacific called Fluid Influence.

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

Holmes Report
23 Mar 2014

New people in new roles at Ogilvy PR, Bite, Sefiani; new business success for Bite.

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World PR Report Deadline Extended To 31 March

Holmes Report
21 Mar 2014

The deadline for the World PR Report, which ranks the world's biggest agencies and surveys industry growth and trends, has been extended to 31 March.

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Struggling Puma Rethinks Global PR Duties

Arun Sudhaman
21 Mar 2014

Puma is reviewing the six-figure global consumer PR brief that it awarded to Interpublic Group agencies two years ago.

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Brazil PR Review Aims To Reposition Country's Global Image

Arun Sudhaman
19 Mar 2014

Brazil is aiming to reposition the country's global reputation by focusing specifically on its critical agribusiness sector.

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HootSuite Hires Ogilvy for Asia-Pacific PR Drive

Mumbrella Asia
18 Mar 2014

HootSuite, the social media management company, has appointed Ogilvy to handle its PR as it looks to raise its profile across Asia Pacific.

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Sermo PR Network Adds New Firms And Names President

Holmes Report
17 Mar 2014

Independent PR agency network Sermo has added new partner firms in the Middle East and France, and named a new president.

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Nissan's Simon Sproule To Lead Comms At Tesla

Holmes Report
13 Mar 2014

Simon Sproule is departing Nissan to become VP of communications and marketing at Tesla.

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Air India Searches For PR Firm To Improve Reputation

Arun Sudhaman
13 Mar 2014

Air India is on the hunt for public relations support to improve its reputation in India and beyond.

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The PR Agency Model Is Dead?

Arun Sudhaman
10 Mar 2014

The PR agency model is ripe for disruption.

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2014 Global PR Summit Will Bring Together 'Game Changers'

Holmes Report
10 Mar 2014

The third Global Public Relations Summit will take place once again in Miami, from October 27-30, 2014.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (March 10, 2014)

Holmes Report
09 Mar 2014

New people at Edelman; new service offer at Genesis BM; new business at MSLGroup.

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Allison Lim Returns To Burson As Asia-Pacific Public Affairs MD

Holmes Report
04 Mar 2014

Allison Lim is returning to Burson-Marsteller, three years after she departed for a position at boutique consultancy Watatawa.

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Aeroflot Seeks PR Firm To Help Rejuvenate Global Reputation

Arun Sudhaman
27 Feb 2014

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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WPP PR Revenues Drop 1.7% In 2013

Arun Sudhaman
27 Feb 2014

WPP today reported that its PR revenues dropped 1.7% in 2013, after returning to topline growth in the final quarter of last year.

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Action Global Plots Russian Expansion

Arun Sudhaman
24 Feb 2014

Action Global is set to significantly expand its Russian presence, in a bid to offer full coverage across several of the country's untapped PR markets.

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Elise Mitchell And Michael Frohlich Join ICCO Board

Holmes Report
24 Feb 2014

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has named Elise Mitchell and Michael Frohlich to its board of management.

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

Holmes Report
23 Feb 2014

New people in new roles at FleishmanHillard, MSLGroup; new business success for Ogilvy, GolinHarris.

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Independent PR Firms W2O And Lewis Up 20% In 2013

Aarti Shah & Arun Sudhaman
21 Feb 2014

Three of the PR world's key independent agencies have delivered strong double-digit increases in revenue in 2013.

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Analysis: Comms Strategies Redraw Indian Election Battle

Arun Sudhaman
21 Feb 2014

Narendra Modi's election campaign offers the clearest sign yet of how modern public relations techniques are redefining India’s electoral battle.

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FTI Comms Unit Hit By Q4 Slump In Project Fees

Holmes Report
20 Feb 2014

Revenues from FTI Consulting's strategic communications practice dropped 6.8% in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Burson-Marsteller China CEO Matt Stafford Leaves For Australian PM's Office

Arun Sudhaman
19 Feb 2014

Matt Stafford is departing Burson-Marsteller after less than a year as China CEO, for a senior position with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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Holmes Report And ICCO Call On PR Industry To Enter 2014 World PR Report

Holmes Report
16 Feb 2014

The Holmes Report and ICCO are seeking input into the 2014 World PR Report, which ranks PR agencies and uncovers key global industry trends .

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Weber Shandwick, Galaxy Veterans Form New Vietnamese Firm

Holmes Report
16 Feb 2014

Joel Weiden, formerly of Weber Shandwick, and Michael Phan, previously at Galaxy Communications, have formed the Communications Collective.

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Microsoft Shifts China PR Duties To Burson And Weber Shandwick

Arun Sudhaman
16 Feb 2014

Microsoft has shifted its China PR activity out of Ogilvy H-Line to Burson-Marsteller and Weber Shandwick.

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