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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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Holmes Report Names Global Consultancy Of The Year Finalists

Holmes Report
25 Sep 2014

Edelman, Golin, Ketchum, Ogilvy, and Weber Shandwick are the five finalists for our Global Consultancy of the Year awards.

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Political Heavyweights Luntz And Lombardo Join Global Summit

Holmes Report
25 Sep 2014

Steve Lombardo, chief communications and marketing officer at Koch Industries, and pollster Frank Luntz are among public affairs experts at the Global Summit.

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Global SABRE Awards: World's 50 Best PR Programs To Be Honored In Miami

Holmes Report
24 Sep 2014

From more than 5,000 entries submitted around the world, the judges have selected 50 to receive Global SABRE Awards.

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Game Designer And Futurist Jane McGonigal To Headline Global Summit

Holmes Report
24 Sep 2014

Jane McGonigal, game designer and author of “Reality Is Broken,” will be among the keynote speakers at the third Global Public Relations Summit.

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Hoffman Names New Asia-Pacific MD After Natalie Lowe Resigns

Arun Sudhaman
24 Sep 2014

The Hoffman Agency has hired Cassandra Cheong as Asia-Pacific MD after Natalie Lowe resigned less than a year into the role.

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Lenovo Comms Head Chris Millward Departs To Lead WagEd China

Arun Sudhaman
23 Sep 2014

Chris Millward is leaving his role as global communications director at Lenovo to join Waggener-Edstrom as China GM.

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CEO Valerie Pinto Exits After 16 Years With Perfect Relations

Arun Sudhaman
23 Sep 2014

Perfect Relations CEO Valerie Pinto is stepping down after 16 years with the Indian PR firm.

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Opinion: In Defence Of Content Marketing

Adrian Michaels
22 Sep 2014

Former FT journalist Adrian Michaels thinks we have to get over the idea that corporate-paid editorial is by definition bad and dangerous.

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Stuart Smith Named Global CEO Of Ogilvy PR

Arun Sudhaman
22 Sep 2014

Stuart Smith has been promoted to global CEO of Ogilvy PR, succeeding Chris Graves who becomes chairman.

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Study: Income Inequality And Tax Avoidance Take Toll On Corporate Reputation

Arun Sudhaman
22 Sep 2014

A new study reveals a sharp geographic divide between public attitudes towards corporations, with far more cynicism prevalent in developed markets.

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Global PR Summit Panel To Look At How Companies Can Win With Wit

Holmes Report
22 Sep 2014

Do companies have a sense of humor? Should they? Those questions will be answered at the third annual Global Public Relations Summit.

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In2Summit: Tomorrow’s Brands Will Be Tribal Rather Than Global

Paul Holmes
21 Sep 2014

In the future, a select group of brands won’t be either global or local in their focus; they will be “nomad” brands, finding “tribes” of enthusiasts.

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In2Summit: Are Asia’s Communicators Ready For Technological Disruption?

Paul Holmes
21 Sep 2014

"As an industry we are way behind. We are not ready for this."

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"I Touch Myself" Cancer Campaign Takes Top Honors At Asia-Pacific SABREs

Holmes Report
18 Sep 2014

Ogilvy Public Relations won more Gold and Diamond SABRE Awards for its clients than any other firm, picking up 10 awards for its campaign work.

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Ashley Madison Steps Up Search For Asian PR Support

Arun Sudhaman
18 Sep 2014

Controversial adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping up its search for PR support, as it considers launching in Thailand.

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In2Summit: Asia’s PR Industry Must Win War For Talent

Arun Sudhaman
18 Sep 2014

Some of the biggest names in the Asian comms world discussed how the industry can better find and retain new types of talent, at today’s In2Summit.

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Film, Fashion, Fun: Lenovo’s Brand Transformation At Beijing In2 Summit

Paul Holmes
18 Sep 2014

Lenovo has been transforming its brand from “trusted uncle” to something younger and hipper, CMO Arthur Wei told the In2 Summit in Beijing today.

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Edelman Hires APCO's Stephanie Lvovich To Lead Global Public Affairs

Holmes Report
17 Sep 2014

Edelman has hired APCO's Stephanie Lvovich as its new global public affairs head, as the firm aims to turn the practice into a worldwide source of growth.

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Outstanding Individual Achievement Award For P&G Exec Rene Co

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

Rene Co has played a major part in the quality of the firm’s work and of its reputation in the region.

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APCO's Jim McGregor To Receive Individual Achievement SABRE Award

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

Jim McGregor, chairman of APCO Worldwide Greater China, has been promoting business connections between the US and China for more than 25 years.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (September 16, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

New people at Edelman, Sefiani; new business for Ogilvy, Professional PR.

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In2Summit Beijing: Watch Live Webcast Of Thursday's Conference

Holmes Report
15 Sep 2014

A free webcast is available for people to watch the In2 Innovation Summit in Beijing, taking place on 18 September.

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