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Edelman Eyes $1bn Threshold, Led By Integrated Offerings

Aarti Shah
01 Aug 2014

The world’s largest PR agency is poised to break the $1 billion mark by 2017.

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APCO's Ed Walsh To Depart For Top Global Comms Role At Philips

Arun Sudhaman
01 Aug 2014

APCO Europe MD Ed Walsh is departing the firm to take on the top global comms role at Philips.

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Openet Hires CCgroup As Global PR Partner

Holmes Report
01 Aug 2014

Telecoms player Openet has handed global PR duties to CCgroup.

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Baidu, P&G, Emirates Join In2Summit Beijing Lineup

Holmes Report
01 Aug 2014

Senior executives from Baidu, Procter & Gamble and Emirates have joined the lineup for the In2 Innovation Summit Beijing, taking place on 18 Sept.

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Global Comms Head Scott Sykes Departs Huawei

Arun Sudhaman
31 Jul 2014

Huawei international media affairs chief Scott Sykes has departed the Chinese technology company.

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Edelman China Chief Steven Cao Absent Amid Rui Chenggang Probe

Arun Sudhaman
31 Jul 2014

Steven Cao, the CEO of Edelman China's holding company, has been absent from work for more than a week.

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BMC Software's Mark Stouse Departs For New Venture

Aarti Shah
31 Jul 2014

BMC Software’s VP of global communications Mark Stouse has left the enterprise company for an undisclosed venture.

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Matthew Freud Acquires 3% Of Huntsworth

Holmes Report
31 Jul 2014

Matthew Freud has invested £4m in Huntsworth Group, acquiring a 3% stake following a significant drop in the company's share price.

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UK PR Firm Brazil Strikes JV With Currency Client ChangeGroup

Arun Sudhaman
31 Jul 2014

The unusual move sees the PR firm take a 50% stake in its client's business.

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TVC Group Plots US Expansion

Holmes Report
30 Jul 2014

TVC Group is plotting US expansion after landing projects from Landrover, Bombay Sapphire and GE.

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Allison + Partners Acquires Frause For Pacific Northwest Expansion

Aarti Shah
30 Jul 2014

Allison+Partners is acquiring the Seattle-based Frause to ramp up its presence in the Pacific Northwest.

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PayPal Names Yvonne Koh To Lead Asia-Pacific Comms

Arun Sudhaman
30 Jul 2014

PayPal has hired Yvonne Koh as head of communications in Asia-Pacific, filling a role that was vacant for the past 12 months.

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H+K's US Tech Head Hadley Wilkins Departs Firm

Aarti Shah
30 Jul 2014

Hill + Knowlton Strategies’ head of US tech Hadley Wilkins has stepped down.

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Lenovo CMO Arthur Wei To Headline In2 Innovation Summit Beijing

Holmes Report
30 Jul 2014

Lenovo China CMO Arthur Wei will headline the In2 Innovation Summit Beijing on 18 Sept, delivering a keynote that focuses on ‘brand transformation.’

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AirPR Debuts ‘NEO’ Capability For Message Testing

Aarti Shah
29 Jul 2014

The startup’s latest iteration is a feature it’s called “news engine optimization” — or NEO. The idea being for PR use search to inform brand messaging.

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Michael Law Succeeds Dave DenHerder as Burson's US CEO

Holmes Report
29 Jul 2014

Burson-Marsteller has named Michael Law as its new US chief executive, replacing Dave DenHerder.

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WeChat Hires Wag-Ed To Support South Africa Growth

Arun Sudhaman
28 Jul 2014

Fast-growing messaging app WeChat has hired Waggener Edstrom to drive its PR strategy in South Africa.

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M&A Expert Kal Goldberg Joins RLM Finsbury New York

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

Kal Goldberg, a former senior managing director at FTI Consulting, has joined RLM Finsbury as partner.

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Omnicom Buys Into Brazil's InPress

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

Omnicom's DAS Group of Companies, which includes most of the company’s public relations operations, has acquired a minority interest in In Press.

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Ruder Finn Restructures Global Healthcare Leadership

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

Ruder Finn has reorganized its healthcare leadership team after increasing its staff by 40 percent in the first half of the year.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (July 28, 2014)

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

New business success for Bite and Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and a new affiliate for MSLGroup.

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EMEA News In Brief (July 28, 2014)

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

New business for Open Road and Blue Rubicon, Fink & Fuchs, EML Wildfire, Liberty; new people for Nissan, Weber Shandwick, AMEC.

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Corporate People News In Brief (July 28, 2014)

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Herbalife, Fresh Direct, Toy Industry Association, Peabody Energy, Emory Worldwide.

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Agency People News In Brief (July 28, 2014)

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Burson-Marsteller, FleishmanHillard, Ketchum, Maroon, Rooney, Lambert Edwards.

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Puma Selects Ogilvy PR For Global Consumer Brief

Arun Sudhaman
26 Jul 2014

Puma is to shift global consumer PR duties to Ogilvy, as it plots to revive its struggling brand.

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AgroTech Foods And Weber Shandwick Take Top Honours At SABRE Awards South Asia

Holmes Report
26 Jul 2014

AgroTech Foods took home the Platinum award for Best in Show at the 2014 SABRE Awards South Asia, for the company's Poshan campaign by Weber Shandwick.

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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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