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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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Nissan Selects Ketchum For UEFA Sponsorships

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

Ketchum has been appointed by Nissan to work on the sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.

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Porter Novelli Launches Healthcare Payor Policy Panel

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

Porter Novelli has launched a US healthcare payor and policy advisory board, a group of senior executives.

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Cleveland Indians CEO Paul Dolan Joins D&E Advisory Board

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

Paul Dolan, chairman and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Indians, has joined Dix & Eaton’s board of directors

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EMEA News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New business for Blue Rubicon, Fink & Fuchs, Schwartz PR, Ballou; new people at Capital MSL, Instinctif.

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Corporate People News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Carmax, Quantcast, REI, and Scripps Networks.

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Corporate People News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Carmax, Quantcast, REI, and Scripps Networks.

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Agency People News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Direct Impact, Golin, Gibbs & Soell, DKC, Coyne.

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Account News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New business success for Henson Consulting, Haberman, and Krupp Kommunications.

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Jenny Moede Departs Waggener Amid ‘Unification’ Strategy In North America

Aarti Shah
08 Aug 2014

Waggener Edstrom’s former head of North America Jenny Moede is the latest in a series of senior level departures.

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Holmes Report Opens Winners Gallery For 2014 EMEA SABRE Awards

Holmes Report
07 Aug 2014

The winners of the 2014 SABRE Awards EMEA are now showcased in an online gallery.

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Nike’s Digital, Social Media Director Musa Tariq Joins Apple

Aarti Shah
07 Aug 2014

Musa Tariq — whose career has included stints at Nike and Burberry — is now digital marketing director at Apple.

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Tucker Bounds Departs Facebook, Michelle Klein Joins

Aarti Shah
06 Aug 2014

Facebook’s director of corporate communications Tucker Bounds has left the social network, meanwhile, Diageo’s Michelle Klein is joining as head of global agency marketing.

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SanDisk Reviews Enterprise PR Duties In Global Markets

Aarti Shah
06 Aug 2014

Flash storage maker SanDisk is amid a global PR review for its enterprise business following its recent acquisition of Fusion-io.

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Rick Gould Re-Launches Independent Financial Services Firm

Holmes Report
06 Aug 2014

Rick Gould, a CPA who has long focused on the public relations agency business, has re-launched GouldPartners.

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"60 Minutes" Veteran Lori Beecher Joins Ketchum In Content Role

Holmes Report
06 Aug 2014

Ketchum has appointed Lori Beecher, a TV producer with the “Today” show, “60 Minutes,” as executive vice president of media and content strategy.

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Edelman Reworks Practices And Sectors Under Ben Boyd

Aarti Shah
05 Aug 2014

Edelman has reworked its practices and sectors structure under the new leadership of Ben Boyd.

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Allison+Partners Opens Third Asia-Pac Operation With Singapore

Aarti Shah
05 Aug 2014

Allison+Partners has opened an office in Singapore with an eye toward doubling its footprint in the growing Asia-Pac region over the next 12 months.

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Next 15 Merges Bite With Text100 Across Asia-Pacific

Aarti Shah
05 Aug 2014

Bite, still recovering from management turmoil in the US, will see its Asia-Pacific business passed to sister tech firm Text 100.

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Asia-Pacific SABRE Jury Anticipates Region's Best Campaigns

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

The Holmes Report has rounded out its jury for this year’s Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards competition with the addition of senior in-house communicators.

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Allison + Partners Adds Consumer, Content Talent

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

Allison+Partners has named Corey Martin managing director, consumer, to support the firm’s growth in the food, hospitality and CPG space.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

SE10 expands in Singapore; Doremus opens Shanghai office; Kite adds new client.

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EMEA News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Intelsat, Weber Shandwick, and We Are Social.

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Corporate People News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Astellas, DTZ, Quantcast and El Paso Electric.

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Agency People News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Sard Verbinnen, Hill+Knowlton, North of Nine, Calypso.

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Account News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

New business success for Bolt PR, Lou Hammond, Vorticom, Trevelino/Keller, Pollack, JoTo PR, Pineapple RM.

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Industry News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

CitySavvy opens in New York; Payne PR launches; Vantage PR expands to Boston; plus a new head for the Page Center.

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