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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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UCSF Calls On Landis Communications

Holmes Report
23 Jul 2014

The University of San Francisco has hired Landis Communications to handle PR around the opening of its newest hospital in the Bay Area.

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W2O Looks To Grow Tech As Aaron Strout Takes Over Practice

Aarti Shah
23 Jul 2014

W2O Group has made Aaron Strout head of its tech practice as the company continues to expand beyond its roots in healthcare.

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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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Trulia's Ken Shuman Lands At Startup NerdWallet

Aarti Shah
23 Jul 2014

After leaving Trulia earlier this month, Ken Shuman kept mum on his new venture — but has now disclosed he’s the first VP of communications at personal finance startup NerdWallet.

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Ex-Ford Social Media Chief Scott Monty Joins Shift

Arun Sudhaman
22 Jul 2014

Former Ford social media chief Scott Monty has joined Shift Communications as EVP of strategy, two months after his departure from the automaker.

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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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Xerox Names IBM's John Kennedy CMO

Holmes Report
21 Jul 2014

Xerox has hired IBM veteran John Kennedy as CMO following the departure of Christa Carone last fall.

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Andy Weitz Exit Sees H+K Consolidate Americas Under Canada CEO

Aarti Shah
21 Jul 2014

Hill+Knowlton Strategies US head Andy Weitz is stepping down after only a year in the role, with the firm consolidating its Americas leadership under Canada CEO Mike Coates.

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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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Cohn & Wolfe Partners With Joule On Mobile Engagement Initiative

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

Cohn & Wolfe has launched a new mobile engagement unit, ME-24, in a joint venture with Joule, a leader in mobile and multiscreen marketing.

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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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EMEA News In Brief

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

New business for Schwartz, MHP, Rostrum, haberlein, W, Hudson Sandler and more; new people at Oracle, Saga.

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Industry News In Brief (July 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

DeVries opens "pop-up" agency in Cleveland; Lou Hammond execs open new firm; allen & gerritsen expands PR to Boston; Finn joins PROI.

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Corporate People News In Brief (July 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Nielsen, Cox, and Dollar Tree.

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Agency People News In Brief (July 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Ogilvy, Lagrant, PCI, Qorvis MSL, Cohn & Wolfe, Gutenberg, Environics.

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Account News In Brief (July 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

New business success for Edelman, Ogilvy, a&g, Momentum, Kemper Lesnik, Child's Play, Trevelino Keller, Pollack.

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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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Fenella Grey Promoted To UK MD At Porter Novelli

Arun Sudhaman
18 Jul 2014

Fenella Grey has been promoted to UK managing director at Porter Novelli, less than a year after joining the firm.

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Lloyds: 'Social Enterprise Can Reform Our Reputation'

Arun Sudhaman
18 Jul 2014

Lloyds Banking Group corporate affairs director Matt Young believes a commitment to social enterprise can help the bank rebuild its reputation.

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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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Visa Europe Expands H+K PR Remit After Review

Arun Sudhaman
17 Jul 2014

Visa Europe has retained Hill+Knowlton Strategies to provide regional PR support following a competitive review.

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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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Study Points To The Rise Of The ‘CCMO’

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

The rate of chief communications officers with marketing oversight is up 35% since 2012, according to a new study.

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Connelly Partners Buys Healthcare Shop

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Integrated marketing shop Connelly Partners is acquiring Mc|K Healthcare to boost its healthcare and pharmaceutical expertise.

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Gutenberg Comms Brings On Former Cisco Marketing Exec

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Gutenberg Communications has brought on former Cisco marketing exec Jeff Platón as CMO and EVP of its marketing services practice.

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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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Lord Bell Readies Memoir

Arun Sudhaman
15 Jul 2014

Lord Bell is set to publish a memoir of the years he spent working at Saatchi & Saatchi and advising former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Former Edelman Exec Brings ‘Network Science-Based’ Insights To Market

Aarti Shah
15 Jul 2014

Network science is based on the theory that networks are everywhere and every person — and brand — is always forming a series of mappable relationships and connections.

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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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Activision Retains PMK*BNC For US Consumer PR

Aarti Shah
15 Jul 2014

US gaming giant Activision is keeping incumbent PMK*BNC as its consumer PR agency in North America following a review earlier this year.

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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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Christina Mills Named Global Comms Head At SABMiller After Interim Stint

Arun Sudhaman
14 Jul 2014

Christina Mills has been named director of group communications and reputation at SABMiller after a four-month interim stint in the role.

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Lynda.com Hires Kaizo To Support EMEA Expansion

Holmes Report
14 Jul 2014

Online learning company Lynda.com has hired PR firm Kaizo to support the company's growth plans outside the US.

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Edelman Names Liz Lee Head Of US Digital

Aarti Shah
14 Jul 2014

Edelman has promoted Liz Lee, digital head in its New York office, to lead the firm’s US digital efforts.

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Huntsworth Shares Fall On Market Warning

Arun Sudhaman
14 Jul 2014

Huntsworth shares fell 20% this morning on news that the group's first half results will be below market expectations.

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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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Jon Banner To Lead Communications At PepsiCo

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

PepsiCo has promoted Jon Banner to executive vice president, communications.

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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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Apparel Company Kering Restructures PR Department

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Paul Michon, previously head of press relations at apparel company Kering, has been promoted to corporate information director.

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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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EMEA News In Brief (July 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

New people at Grayling, Golin, Mikhailov, Aspectus; new business for Cirkle, Talk PR, Hanover,Good Relations, haberlein & mauerer, Atomic, eclat.

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Corporate People News In Brief (July 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Jet Blue Airways, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, NuVasive.

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