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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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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (September 1, 2014)

Holmes Report
01 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at SenateSHJ, MSL, Four Seasons; new business success for Bite, MSL.

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Agency People News In Brief (September 1, 2014)

Holmes Report
01 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at FoodMinds, MWW, VPE, Red Fan, R&J

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Account News In Brief (September 1, 2014)

Holmes Report
01 Sep 2014

New business success for Coyne, MWW, Lou Hammond, PAN, Andrew Freeman.

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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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Payment Player ACI Hands Multi-Market Brief To Bite

Holmes Report
27 Aug 2014

ACI Worldwide has handed PR duties for three Asia-Pacific markets to Bite.

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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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Alibaba Strengthens International Corporate Affairs Team

Holmes Report
27 Aug 2014

Alibaba Group, the Chinese online commerce giant, has expanded its international corporate affairs team with the addition of three senior staff.

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12 Different Firms Earn In2 SABREs in Asia-Pacific

Holmes Report
27 Aug 2014

12 different firms from across the region will be recognized for the quality of their content creation at the first Asia-Pacific In2 Summit next month.

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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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Ogilvy Leads Asia-Pacific SABRE Nominations

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

Ogilvy Public Relations and its various subsidiaries and operating companies have been recognized with a record 38 nominees in the Diamond and Gold categories.

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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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Holmes Report Announces Asia-Pacific Consultancy Of The Year Finalists

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

Global giants Edelman, FleishmanHillard, MSLGroup, Ogilvy Public Relations, and Weber Shandwick are the finalists for Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year.

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GCI Health Names Elisia Canna To Lead Well Living Unit

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

GCI Health has promoted Elisia Canna to lead the expansion of Well Living, the company’s consumer health specialty.

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Jeffrey Sturchio Named CEO At Rabin Martin

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

Jeffrey Sturchio has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Rabin Martin, the healthcare consulting firm.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 26, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

New people at Text 100; M2.O joins PROI; new business for BlueCurrent, Pulse.

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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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Corporate People News In Brief (August 26, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Mary Kay, Fox International, Dentsu Aegis, Endurance International, Cubic, Conservation International, and Anaheim CVB.

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Agency People News In Brief (August 26, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Padilla CRT; Golin; Quillin; and Flip.

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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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Hill + Knowlton Enlists NetApp's Jodie Baumann To Revive Tech Practice, SF Operations

Aarti Shah
25 Aug 2014

NetApp’s Jodi Baumann has joined Hill + Knowlton to lead its US tech practice and the firm’s San Francisco office.

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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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Comms Head Roma Balwani Elevated To President Role At Vedanta

Arun Sudhaman
21 Aug 2014

Roma Balwani has been elevated to president of group communications, sustainability and CSR at mining group Vedanta Resources.

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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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Uber Brings On Obama Strategist David Plouffe To Manage Regulatory Battles

Holmes Report
20 Aug 2014

Uber, the rapidly-growing car share startup, has hired Democratic strategist David Plouffe as SVP of policy and strategy to lead its ongoing regulatory challenges.

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Ketchum Makes Susan Butenhoff Global Head Of Technology

Aarti Shah
19 Aug 2014

Ketchum — best known for its corporate and consumer expertise — is looking to extend that credibility into technology.

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InkHouse Brings on Jason Morris To Take Over San Francisco Operation

Aarti Shah
18 Aug 2014

InkHouse has brought Jason Morris as the GM of its San Francisco office, six months after the firm opened its first office in the Bay Area.

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Helen Burt To Lead Corporate Affairs At PG&E

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has named Helen Burt to lead the utility's corporate affairs team.

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MWW Names Jess Seilheimer As Chief Strategy Officer

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

Jess Seilheimer has joined MWW as chief strategy officer, based in the firm’s New York office.

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Tina-Maria Adams Joins APCO In Chicago

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

Tina-Marie Adams, former Ketchum Midwest regional director, has joined APCO Worldwide as managing director for its Chicago office.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 18, 2014)

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

People in new roles at Vedanta, Robosoft; an expanded Asia presence for M&C Saatchi; new business for DEC, PR Solution.

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Agency People News In Brief (August 18, 2014)

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Nuffer Smith Tucker, DeVries Global, and Karv Communications.

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Account News In Brief (August 18, 2014)

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

New business success for Ruder Finn, MWW, Phelps, RockOrange, Fetching, Buzz Agency and Buzz Creation.

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In2 SABREs Opens Call For Entries And Unveils Jury

Holmes Report
15 Aug 2014

The In2 SABRE Awards has opened its call for entries, seeking the best in content creation across a wide range of channels and platforms.

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Pete Marino Elevated To CCO Role At MillerCoors

Holmes Report
15 Aug 2014

Pete Marino has been named chief public affairs and communications officer at the MillerCoors, effective September 1.

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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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MDC Acquires Majority Stake in Hunter PR

Holmes Report
14 Aug 2014

MDC Partners has acquired a majority partnership interest in consumer public relations firm Hunter Public Relations.

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Burson-Marsteller’s Sabrina Guttman Departs For Hewlett-Packard

Aarti Shah
14 Aug 2014

Burson-Marsteller’s US tech practice head Sabrina Guttman is departing the firm to become VP of strategic communications at Hewlett-Packard.

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Godiva Chocolates Taps M Booth In North America To Transform Image

Aarti Shah
13 Aug 2014

Godiva has brought on M Booth for PR in North America to position the upscale chocolate marker as an everyday treat rather than a special indulgence.

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Weber Shandwick Brings On Global CTO, Hires GM For Bay Area Operations Amid Tim Fry's Departure

Aarti Shah
12 Aug 2014

Weber Shandwick has brought on Lee Noonan, formerly of Havas Digital, as its first global chief technology officer, meanwhile also hiring Ogilvy’s Luca Penati as GM of its Bay Area offices and as the firm’s Western region content lead.

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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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