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Qualcomm Brings On Weber Shandwick For US PR

Aarti Shah
18 Apr 2014

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm has selected Weber Shandwick as it US PR agency for its corporate and divisions work, parting ways with longtime partner Hill + Knowlton.

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M Booth Brings On Jeff Bodzewski To Lead Analytics

Aarti Shah
17 Apr 2014

M Booth has hired Jeff Bodzewski as chief analytics officer to work alongside chief insights officer Bonnie Ulman.

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Weber Shandwick Hired For Madame Tussauds Beijing Launch

Holmes Report
17 Apr 2014

Merlin Entertainments has hired Weber Shandwick to help launch Madame Tussauds Beijing next month.

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Zynga Brings On Allison & Partners Amid Company Transition

Aarti Shah
17 Apr 2014

Zynga has hired Allison & Partners for product PR, the Holmes Report has learned.

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LaunchSquad’s Original9 Partners With New York Times, Condé Nast

Aarti Shah
17 Apr 2014

Original9 is partnering with publishers — including the New York Times and Condé Nast — looking to outsource editorial for their sponsored content.

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O'Malley Hansen Named Agency Of Record For Barclaycard US

Holmes Report
16 Apr 2014

Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays, has selected O’Malley Hansen Communications as its public relations agency of record.

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Virgin Galactic Calls In Edelman As Lead PR Firm

Holmes Report
16 Apr 2014

Virgin Galactic has called in Edelman ahead of a pivotal year for its ambitious space programme.

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BlueFocus PR Division Revenues Rise To $271m In 2013

Arun Sudhaman
15 Apr 2014

China's BlueFocus has reported PR revenues of $271m in 2013, after reorganizing its PR and digital operations under the BlueDigital brand.

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Carmichael Lynch Spong Rebrands As Spong

Holmes Report
15 Apr 2014

Award-winning Twin Cities public relations firm Carmichael Lynch Spong has rebranded as Spong.

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Lufthansa Hands Indian PR Duties To Cohn & Wolfe

Arun Sudhaman
15 Apr 2014

Lufthansa has awarded its Indian PR mandate to Cohn & Wolfe, marking one of the fledgling agency's first major wins in the country.

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Selim Bingol Exits GM Amid Recall Crisis

Holmes Report
15 Apr 2014

GM comms chief Selim Bingol is departing the company amid a management shake-up that follows the wide-ranging recall of nearly 2.6m cars.

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UK Post Office Names 8 Firms To New PR Roster

Holmes Report
15 Apr 2014

The UK’s Post Office has named eight PR firms to its new roster, as it aims to implement ambitious commercial plans.

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Dropbox Brings On Text 100 For Enterprise Work

Aarti Shah
14 Apr 2014

Dropbox has hired Text 100 to handle its enterprise arm Dropbox for Business, while continuing its work with the Hatch Agency for consumer and corporate.

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Mahindra Names New Comms Chief

Arun Sudhaman
14 Apr 2014

Mahindra Group has named Ruzbeh Irani as chief group communications and ethics officer, following the departure of Roma Balwani.

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Bahrain Retains Bell Pottinger For Lucrative Global PR Mandate

Arun Sudhaman
14 Apr 2014

Bahrain's Economic Development Board (EDB) has retained Bell Pottinger to handle its multimillion dollar global PR mandate.

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Ketchum, Weber Shandwick, Edelman Lead Americas SABRE Nominations

Holmes Report
14 Apr 2014

Clients of multinational agencies Ketchum, Weber Shandwick and Edelman each received more than 20 nominations for the Gold and Diamond SABRE Awards.

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Dave Senay To Receive Individual Achievement SABRE Award

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

Dave Senay will receive a SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement at our annual dinner in New York, May 6.

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Stratacomm Principals Buy Firm Back From Fleishman

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

The leaders of Washington and Detroit-based public affairs firm Stratacomm has reacquired majority ownership and control of the company.

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Stephen Labaton Named US President Of RLM Finsbury

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

Stephen Labaton, a former senior writer at The New York Times who joined the company as partner in 2012, succeeds Michael Gross.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New business success for Weber Shandwick, Hoffman, Bite; new people at Edelman.

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EMEA News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at Gumtree, Octopus; new business for Atomic, Hotwire, Instinctif, Jargon, Publicasity, CCGroup.

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Corporate People News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at CBS, Ford, Retale, Massey Services, Associa.

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Agency People News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at GolinHarris, MSLGroup, Buffalo, and Boom.

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Account News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New business success for Finn Partners, French West Vaughan, DStreet, EGC Group, Buffalo, and Brandware.

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Industry News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New practices at WPP Group, Racepoint and Child's Play; a new degree program at Florida International University.

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Lafarge, Holcim Call Strategic Comms Advisors In For Merger

Aarti Shah
10 Apr 2014

Brunswick and RLM Finsbury are among the communications firms that have been called into the billion-dollar merger of Lafarge and Holcim to create a building materials giant.

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Regester Larkin Acquires Business Continuity Specialist Steelhenge

Holmes Report
09 Apr 2014

Crisis, issues and reputation consultancy Regester Larkin is to acquire crisis and business continuity specialist Steelhenge Consulting.

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In2Summit London: Salesforce & Xerox To Lead ‘Tomorrow’s Tech’ Panel

Aarti Shah
09 Apr 2014

Marketing and comms leaders from Salesforce and Xerox will lead a discussion that explores how technology is redefining the traditional engagement model at the In2 Innovation Summit London.

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Next 15 Bounces Back To Growth In First Half Of 2014

Aarti Shah
08 Apr 2014

Next 15’s organic revenues have grown by 4% to £49m in the first half of 2014, after a disappointing 2013 in which the UK-based holding company faced a number of challenges.

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British Airways Keeps Grayling, Action Group Following Global Review

Aarti Shah & Arun Sudhaman
07 Apr 2014

British Airways has retained Grayling and Action Group — its incumbent agencies in Middle East and Asia-Pacific following a highly-anticipated PR review last year.

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In2Summit London: Airbnb & SwiftKey To Lead ‘Tomorrow’s Brands’ Panel

Arun Sudhaman
07 Apr 2014

Leading brand communicators from Airbnb, Swiftkey and Rocket Internet will lead a panel that explores how the new generation of startup businesses are reshaping the traditional engagement model.

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Ketchum And Ogilvy Each Earn Four EMEA In2 SABREs

Holmes Report
07 Apr 2014

Creative and thought leadership work by Ketchum and Ogilvy Public Relations has earned those firms four In2 SABREs.

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Cargill's Mike Fernandez To Receive Individual Achievement SABRE Award

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

Cargill communications chief Mike Fernandez will receive a SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement at our 2014 New York awards dinner.

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Michael Gross Named CEO At RLM Finsbury

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

Corporate and financial communications specialist RLM Finsbury has named Michael Gross, partner and president, to succeed Walter Montgomery.

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MWW To Represent Plaintiffs In Marriage Equality Case

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in the marriage equality Supreme Court case, have retained MWW as agency of record.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (April 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at Hill+Knowlton Strategies; new business success for GolinHarris, Bite.

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EMEA News In Brief (April 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

New member for IPREX; new business at Exposure, Broadgate Mainland, Talk; new people at Hill+Knowlton, Lansons.

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Agency People News In Brief (April 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at Englander Knabe & Allen, Burson-Marsteller, FleishmanHillard, Allison, Fetching, Nancy Friedman, GolinHarris.

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Account News In Brief (April 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

New business success for W2O, MWW, French West Vaughan, LFPR, King+Co, Maroon, Halo, Fetching, CPR, Adam Ritchie, and Cheryl Andrews.

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Industry News In Brief (April 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

Porter Novelli launches new practice; PROI adds Central American partner; Carolinas PR firms merge.

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SAP Consolidates Marcomms Duties With WPP

Aarti Shah
04 Apr 2014

Software giant SAP is in the process of consolidating its agency relationships with WPP.

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David Nicholas Takes On New Global Comms Role In Telefónica Restructuring

Arun Sudhaman
04 Apr 2014

David Nicholas has taken on a new role overseeing global communication strategy and innovation at Telefónica.

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Otto Extends Acer Brief To Nordics

Holmes Report
04 Apr 2014

Otto has added the Nordics to its existing UK PR remit for Acer.

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J&J Hands Nordic PR Duties To Cohn & Wolfe

Arun Sudhaman
04 Apr 2014

Johnson & Johnson has handed Nordic PR duties to Cohn & Wolfe as it steps up consumer activity in the wake of industry deregulation.

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Twitter Seeks UK Consumer PR Support Amid Growth

Arun Sudhaman
02 Apr 2014

Twitter is seeking UK agency support as the social media platform aims to step up consumer engagement.

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Global Comms VP Jonathan Sanchez To Depart Unilever

Holmes Report
02 Apr 2014

Jonathan Sanchez has confirmed his departure after three years with Unilever.

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Mahindra's Roma Balwani Departs For Top Comms Role At Vedanta Group

Arun Sudhaman
02 Apr 2014

Mahindra communications chief Roma Balwani is joining Vedanta Group's recently merged Indian unit as EVP of group communications and CSR.

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Intel Capital Brings On San Jose Mercury News Reporter Peter Delevett

Aarti Shah
01 Apr 2014

Intel’s global investment and M&A arm — Intel Capital — has hired the San Jose Mercury News’ veteran startups/venture capital reporter Peter Delevett as its global marketing and PR director.

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EMC Hires Access, Parts Ways With OutCast

Aarti Shah
01 Apr 2014

Cloud computing giant EMC Corporation has handed its North American PR duties to Access Communications, ending its eight-year relationship with the OutCast Agency.

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Tonic Life Founders To Depart After Huntsworth Earn Out

Holmes Report
01 Apr 2014

Tonic Life founders Scott Clark, Oliver Parsons and Moira Gitsham are to depart the agency four years after its sale to Huntsworth Health.

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