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Korea's Cheil Buys Stake In Iris Worldwide

Holmes Report
25 Nov 2014

Korean marcomms group Cheil Worldwide has bought a 'significant' stake in UK-based agency Iris Worldwide.

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Jim Donaldson Departs Weber Shandwick To Lead UK/Middle East At Fleishman

Holmes Report
24 Nov 2014

Jim Donaldson is departing Weber Shandwick to take on leadership of FleishmanHillard's offices in London and the Middle East.

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Creston Rebrands Healthcare PR Firms Under Health Unlimited Banner

Holmes Report
23 Nov 2014

Creston Health, parent of Red Door Communications and Cooney Waters, has rebranded all of its agencies under the Health Unlimited banner.

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EMEA News In Brief (November 24, 2014)

Holmes Report
23 Nov 2014

Remarkable Group acquires Pendrago; new people at Hearst Magazines, Freshwater; new accounts at Fink & Fuchs, Threepipe, Talk; GlobeScan opens in South Africa.

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Brad Staples Succeeds Margery Kraus As APCO CEO

Holmes Report
21 Nov 2014

APCO has promoted Brad Staples to global CEO, with founder Margery Kraus taking on he role of executive chairman.

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Unilever Seeks Global PR Support For Struggling Spreads Business

Arun Sudhaman
21 Nov 2014

Unilever is in the midst of a global PR pitch for its lucrative spreads business, including key brand Flora.

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Egypt On Hunt For PR Firm To Revive Global Tech Appeal

Arun Sudhaman
21 Nov 2014

Egypt is searching for a PR firm that will help revive its positioning as a key global hub for technology.

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Huntsworth Names Derek Mapp As New Chairman

Holmes Report
20 Nov 2014

Huntsworth has named Derek Mapp as chairman, succeeding Lord Myners who exited after just six months in the role.

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Bite UK Adds Flipboard Amid Consumer Expansion

Arun Sudhaman
20 Nov 2014

Bite has added PR duties for social magazine app Flipboard, amid expansion in its consumer marketing practice.

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WagEd Lands Arqiva UK Assignment

Holmes Report
20 Nov 2014

UK communications infrastructure player Arqiva has appointed Waggener Edstrom as its new communications agency.

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MSLGroup Firms CNC And Capital MSL To Merge

Arun Sudhaman
18 Nov 2014

MSLGroup firms CNC and Capital MSL are to merge, in a bid to create a more global corporate and financial PR presence.

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Airbnb Narrows Search For New UK PR Support

Arun Sudhaman
17 Nov 2014

Airbnb is understood to have narrowed its search for new UK PR support to a handful of firms, with incumbent Freud stepping down from the account.

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SABRE Awards North America And EMEA Issue Calls For Entries

Holmes Report
16 Nov 2014

The Holmes Report has issued a call for entries for the 2015 SABRE Awards in both North America and the EMEA region.

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EMEA News In Brief (November 17, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Nov 2014

New people at CTC Media, Grayling, Blue Rubicon; MWW acquires UK firm; new business for 3 Monkeys, W, Pretty Green, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Schwartz, Jargon.

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AMD PR Review Sees Next 15 Firms End Lengthy EMEA Relationship

Arun Sudhaman
14 Nov 2014

AMD is reviewing is PR assignments across EMEA, with incumbents Bite and Text 100 declining to repitch.

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Frank PR Scales Back US Presence

Arun Sudhaman
14 Nov 2014

Frank PR has scaled back its two-year-old US presence, shifting to a new model that it believes will assure greater long-term profitability.

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Japan's Rakuten Searches For PR Firms To Help Build Global Brand

Arun Sudhaman
12 Nov 2014

Rakuten, the e-commerce giant that is often touted as Japan's answer to Amazon, is searching for global PR agency support.

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Porta Makes £6m Swoop For UK's PPS Group

Holmes Report
11 Nov 2014

Porta Communications has acquired PPS Group and will merge the public affairs consultancy with Newgate Communications.

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Speed Communications Merges With Bray Leino After Mission Marketing Acquisition

Holmes Report
10 Nov 2014

Mission Marketing Group has acquired the UK's Speed Communications from Writtle Holdings.

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Video: Global PRSummit & SABRE Awards Highlights

Holmes Report
10 Nov 2014

All of the key highlights from last month's Global PR Summit and SABRE Awards.

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EMEA News In Brief (November 10, 2014)

Holmes Report
09 Nov 2014

New people at Headland, mySupermarket, hasan & partners, Hill+Knowlton, BNY Mellon; new business at Tribeca, Schwartz.

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Hudson Sandler Called In For E-Cigarette Brief

Holmes Report
07 Nov 2014

7stripe has hired Hudson Sandler to raise brand awareness, amid continued controversy over the marketing of e-cigarettes.

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Reputation Institute Names New CEO And Ups Investment

Holmes Report
07 Nov 2014

Research firm Reputation Institute has named a new CEO and raised a second round of investment from growth equity firm Catalyst Investors.

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Chief Creative Officer Gabriela Lungu Quits Weber Shandwick

Arun Sudhaman
06 Nov 2014

Gabriela Lungu is stepping down from her role as chief creative officer at Weber Shandwick EMEA, after less than two years with the firm.

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Bite Brings On Former Saatchi Art Director Rory Woods To Lead Content Lab

Holmes Report
05 Nov 2014

Former Saatchi art director Rory Woods has joined Bite to lead its newly formed Content Lab.

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PRSummit: Top 5 Session Videos

Holmes Report
04 Nov 2014

The top-rated sessions from the third Global PR Summit are an eclectic mix of provocative discussions and inspiring solo presentations.

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UK MD Richard Kanareck To Exit FleishmanHillard

Arun Sudhaman
04 Nov 2014

Richard Kanareck is departing FleishmanHillard after four years as the firm's UK managing director.

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6 Things We Learned At The 2014 Global PRSummit

Arun Sudhaman
03 Nov 2014

Trust people; words matter; so does design; gaming rules; individuals spark movements; and, agency leaders are water carriers. Read on for more.

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Edelman Names Sector Leads For Food, Financial Services, Energy

Holmes Report
03 Nov 2014

Edelman has named three global sector chairs: Tish Van Dyke for food and beverage, Deidre H. Campbell for financial services and Amy Hemingway for energy.

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Born Again Simulator Wins Platinum At Global SABRE Awards

Holmes Report
03 Nov 2014

The Born Again Simulator, conducted on behalf of the The Norwegian Agency of Development Cooperation by Gambit Hill+Knowlton Strategies, was presented with the Platinum SABRE Award.

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fischerAppelt Launches Sports Marketing Division

Holmes Report
03 Nov 2014

fischerAppelt is launching sports marketing unit in its Cologne office and will provide content-oriented brand communication for sports clients.

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EMEA News In Brief (November 3, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Nov 2014

New people in new roles at FTI Brussels, Brands2Life; new business for Broadgate Mainland.

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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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