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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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EMEA News In Brief (September 16, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

New people at Instinctif, Grayling; new business for Threepipe, Firefly, Liberty; a new partnership for Cicero.

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Four Communications Announces Offer For UK's Consolidated PR

Holmes Report
15 Sep 2014

Four Communications has made an offer to acquire 100% of long-running UK consumer PR firm Consolidated PR.

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Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Reviews Lucrative PR Roster

Arun Sudhaman
15 Sep 2014

Abu Dhabi government investment vehicle Mubadala is reviewing its lucrative PR roster to better support rapid global growth.

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Global PR Summit To Feature Competitive Social Media Crisis Simulation

Holmes Report
15 Sep 2014

Whether you are working for General Motors of the National Football Leaguesooner or later every public relations professional will be forced to confront a crisis.

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Social Commerce: The ‘Holy Grail’ For Communicators?

Arun Sudhaman and Aarti Shah
12 Sep 2014

As the latest attempt to connect social media to sales, Twitter’s new ‘Buy’ Button should be of particular interest to public relations pros.

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Qatari Telco Searches For PR Firm To Support Global Growth

Arun Sudhaman
12 Sep 2014

Qatar-based telecommunications giant Ooredoo is seeking global PR support as it steps up global expansion under its new corporate brand.

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Former Ogilvy Head Ross Cathcart Resurfaces At Content Marketing Venture

Arun Sudhaman
11 Sep 2014

Former Ogilvy PR London head Ross Cathcart has resurfaced at FirstWord, a new content marketing firm.

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Study: Digital Skills Gap Poses Challenge For UK PR Firms

Arun Sudhaman
11 Sep 2014

Digital budgets remain a source of growth for UK PR firms but agency executives are raising concerns about the level of training they receive.

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Chengdu Appoints BlueFocus And Honcho To Boost Tourism

Holmes Report
09 Sep 2014

The Chinese city of Chengdu has hired Beijing's BlueFocus and the UK's Honcho to help boost tourism.

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MeetingZone Taps Lorries To Build Brand In UK

Holmes Report
09 Sep 2014

Tech PR firm Red Lorry Yellow Lorry has been tasked with building brand awareness for teleconferencing provider Meeting Zone in the UK.

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Waggener Edstrom Brings In Michael Murphy For Global Advisory Role

Arun Sudhaman
09 Sep 2014

Waggener Edstrom has brought in former Grayling CEO Michael Murphy as a senior global advisor, as part of an effort to rejuvenate growth at the firm.

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Starbucks Calls In New PR Support To Drive Growth In UK And France

Holmes Report
08 Sep 2014

Starbucks has brought in new consumer PR support in the UK and France, parting ways with Edelman in both markets.

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Hotwire Broadens Service Offering With UK Head Of Engagement Hire

Holmes Report
08 Sep 2014

Hotwire has created a new head of engagement role to spearhead the development of non-traditional services at its UK office.

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Speakers From Target, Walmart, Al-Jazeera Join Global Summit Lineup

Holmes Report
07 Sep 2014

Senior communicators from brands such as Al-Jazeera, Monsanto, PayPal, Target, and Walmart are among the confirmed speakers and panelists.

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EMEA News In Brief (September 8, 2014)

Holmes Report
07 Sep 2014

New business for Cicero, MHP, Whiteoaks, Headland; new people at Octopus; a new partner for PROI; a new office for Remarkable.

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The Bite/Text 100 Merger: Why Stop At Asia?

Arun Sudhaman
05 Sep 2014

Next 15's decision to merge Bite and Text 100 in Asia-Pacific and Continental Europe raises questions about the firms' futures in the UK and US.

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Unrest Forces Action Global To Scale Back Presence In Iraq And Libya

Arun Sudhaman
05 Sep 2014

Amid continuing political instability, Action Global has suspended operations in Iraq and scaled back its presence in Libya.

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Edelman Inks Agence Elan Deal To Create €14m PR Powerhouse In France

Arun Sudhaman
04 Sep 2014

Edelman has clinched a deal to join forces with Agence Elan, the highly-rated French PR firm that has grown rapidly since it launched six years ago.

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Rowan Benecke Departs Text 100 To Lead Burson's Global Tech Practice

Arun Sudhaman
04 Sep 2014

Burson-Marsteller has hired Text 100 veteran Rowan Benecke to lead its global technology practice.

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Edelman Promotes Maria Amundson To Global Tech Role

Aarti Shah
03 Sep 2014

Longtime Edelman veteran Maria Amundson is stepping up as global head of technology.

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Bordeaux Wines Finalises Multimillion Dollar Global PR Roster

Arun Sudhaman
03 Sep 2014

The French industry body that represents the key wine-growing region of Bordeaux has hired several agencies to oversee PR duties in key markets.

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Seagate Gives Creation US PR Business Amid Global PR Review

Arun Sudhaman and Aarti Shah
03 Sep 2014

Seagate has awarded its US PR business to Creation after reviewing PR duties across the US, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

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Latest HP PR Reshuffle Sees Burson Lose Out And Omnicom Benefit

Aarti Shah and Arun Sudhaman
02 Sep 2014

HP's latest consolidation of PR activity will see it end its decade-long relationship with Burson-Marsteller in favour of Omnicom PR firms.

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Software Player Progress Hands European PR Duties To Racepoint

Holmes Report
01 Sep 2014

Software group Progress has handed PR duties to Racepoint, covering UK and European hub responsibilities.

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Gazprom Ends Ketchum US Assignment, Europe And Asia Relationship Continues

Arun Sudhaman
01 Sep 2014

Gazprom has stopped working with Ketchum in the US, although the relationship continues in Europe, where the Russian energy giant is focusing efforts.

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Romanian PR Firm The Practice Becomes Part Of MSLGroup

Arun Sudhaman
01 Sep 2014

Highly-rated Romanian PR firm The Practice is to become part of Publicis sibling MSLGroup's global network.

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Author David Meerman Scott Joins Global PR Summit Lineup

Holmes Report
01 Sep 2014

David Meerman Scott, online marketing expert and author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR, will be among the speakers at the third Global Public Relations Summit.

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3rd Independent PR Firm Forum Addresses Insight, Creativity, Talent and Succession Planning

Holmes Report
01 Sep 2014

The Independent Public Relations Firm Forum will bring together speakers from agencies around the world to discuss the most critical issues for agency growth.

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Industry News In Brief (September 1, 2014)

Holmes Report
01 Sep 2014

AMEC schedules 2015 Summit; Chime reports healthy growth; PROI adds African partner; energi forms digital partnership.

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Energy Firm SSE Calls In Porter Novelli For Consumer Project

Arun Sudhaman
29 Aug 2014

The UK's second-largest energy supplier has brought in PR agency support as it readies a new consumer strategy.

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New Saudi City Eyes Boost From Global PR Support

Arun Sudhaman
27 Aug 2014

King Abdullah Economic City, a Saudi megaproject that has been under construction for almost a decade, is seeking global PR agency support.

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Text 100 Consumer Head Tara O'Donnell Takes On UK MD Role

Arun Sudhaman
26 Aug 2014

Tara O'Donnell has relocated from New York to lead Text100's London office, following the departure of previous MD Dan Baxter at the start of this year.

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WPP PR Revenues Up 2.3% In 1H 2014

Arun Sudhaman
26 Aug 2014

Public relations and public affairs revenues from WPP's PR firms grew 2.3% in the first half of 2014, following an improved second quarter performance.

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Booz Allen's Chris Foster To Deliver Inaugural AMEC Lecture At Global PR Summit

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

Management consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton will be the presenting sponsor of a new lecture series focused on measurement and evaluation.

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EMEA News In Brief (August 26, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

New business for Hanover, 3 Monkeys, Harvard, Buman; new people at FTI, GCI Health, Remarkable; Oliver Schrott acquires digital firm; and more.

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Industry News In Brief (August 26, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

TVC expands to New York; ICF International joins PROI; Tellem Grody launched crisis practice.

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UN Seeks Global PR Firm To Support Climate Change Efforts

Arun Sudhaman
22 Aug 2014

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is seeking a PR firm to help it improve awareness of its efforts to reduce global emissions.

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BlueFocus PR Revenues Up 67% In 1H 2014

Arun Sudhaman
22 Aug 2014

BlueFocus has reported PR revenue growth of 67% for the first half of this year, amid strong interim numbers from the Chinese marcomms giant.

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Germany's OSK Acquires Berlin Digital Shop

Arun Sudhaman
21 Aug 2014

German PR firm Oliver Schrott Kommunikation has acquired a majority stake in digital shop Compuccino, creating an €18m agency.

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UK's Albion Eyes Global Expansion After MDC Sale

Arun Sudhaman
21 Aug 2014

UK marketing group Albion, which includes PR firm Albion Drive, is planning to expand globally following its sale to MDC shop KBS.

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Weber Shandwick Names Danny Whatmough To Senior EMEA Digital Role

Arun Sudhaman
20 Aug 2014

Weber Shandwick has hired Danny Whatmough to oversee digital within the firm's consumer marketing practice in EMEA and the UK.

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BlueFocus Hires Holly Zheng To Oversee International Expansion

Aarti Shah
14 Aug 2014

China communications group BlueFocus has brought on Holly Zheng from Marvell to runs its burgeoning international operations.

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Lewis PR Delivers Double-Digit Growth For FY 2014

Aarti Shah
11 Aug 2014

Independent PR firm Lewis delivered 17% organic growth for its 2014 fiscal year, boosted largely by strong demand for its digital offerings.

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Lord Chadlington Stepping Down As Huntsworth CEO

Paul Holmes
11 Aug 2014

Lord Chadlington is stepping down as chief executive of Huntsworth, the public relations holding company.

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Nissan Selects Ketchum For UEFA Sponsorships

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

Ketchum has been appointed by Nissan to work on the sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.

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EMEA News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New business for Blue Rubicon, Fink & Fuchs, Schwartz PR, Ballou; new people at Capital MSL, Instinctif.

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Holmes Report Opens Winners Gallery For 2014 EMEA SABRE Awards

Holmes Report
07 Aug 2014

The winners of the 2014 SABRE Awards EMEA are now showcased in an online gallery.

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SanDisk Reviews Enterprise PR Duties In Global Markets

Aarti Shah
06 Aug 2014

Flash storage maker SanDisk is amid a global PR review for its enterprise business following its recent acquisition of Fusion-io.

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Next 15 Merges Bite With Text100 Across Asia-Pacific

Aarti Shah
05 Aug 2014

Bite, still recovering from management turmoil in the US, will see its Asia-Pacific business passed to sister tech firm Text 100.

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