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Olson Acquired By DC-Based Professional Services Firm ICF

Holmes Report
22 Oct 2014

Integrated marketing agency Olson, parent company of consumer PR firm Olson Engage, has agreed to be acquired by ICF International.

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From Olympic Champions To Movement Makers, Outside Experts Enhance Global PR Summit

Holmes Report
20 Oct 2014

PR pros will have the chance to learn from experts in a variety of disciplines—from Olympic athletes to NGO execs to professionals in data and analytics.

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Unity And Ogilvy PR Retain Top Spots In 2014 Global Creative Ranking

Arun Sudhaman
20 Oct 2014

Unity and Ogilvy PR have retained the top spots in the Holmes Report's third annual ranking of creative excellence in the PR industry.

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Grayling Hires H+K's Pia Grahn To Lead Nordics

Holmes Report
20 Oct 2014

Pia Grahn has departed H+K Strategies to become CEO of Grayling's presence in the Nordics.

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Senior Execs From J&J, American Lung Association, Telefonica Join Summit Lineup

Holmes Report
20 Oct 2014

Industry leaders from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia have joined the lineup of speakers and panelists at the third Global Public Relations Summit.

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Benjamin Koe Joins MSL To Expand Asia Insights Capability

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

MSLGroup has appointed Benjamin Koe as regional director of strategic insight and impact, based in Singapore.

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Ann Wool Named President Of Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

Ketchum has promoted Ann Wool to president of Ketchum Sports & Entertainment, and also formalized a hub in London.

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GCI Health Unveils New "Patient-Centric" Initiative

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

GCI Health has rolled out Patients at the Center, an initiative aimed at uncovering ways of putting patients at the forefront of communication strategies.

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Council Of PR Firms Names Christopher Graves As Chair

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

Christopher Graves, global chairman of Ogilvy Public Relations, has been named chair of the Council of Public Relations Firms.

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EMEA News In Brief (October 20, 2014)

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

New services from Interel, Pretty Green; new people at Exposure, Golin, Brands2Life, H+K; a new office for markettiers4dc; a new partnership for 23/7.

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Corporate People News In Brief (October 20, 2014)

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

New people in new roles at Xylem, Ready Pac Foods, ScoutComms.

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Agency People News In Brief (October 20, 2014)

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

New people in new roles at MWW, Stratacomm, APCO, Magrino,

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Account News In Brief (October 20, 2014)

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

New business success for Olson, Ruder Finn, Fastlane, Environics

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Industry News In Brief (October 20, 2014)

Holmes Report
19 Oct 2014

CEO takes full ownership of JoTo; Jazo expands to Canada; CHR makes an acquisition; Dixon James offers free rebrand to nonprofit.

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Colgate-Palmolive Names Solski B-M To Lead PR Across CEE

Arun Sudhaman
17 Oct 2014

Colgate-Palmolive has hired Solski Burson-Marsteller to lead a network of agencies across Central and Eastern Europe.

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Primark Seeks PR Counsel To Help Improve Reputation

Arun Sudhaman
17 Oct 2014

UK retailer Primark is seeking an agency for public relations counsel as it attempts to improve its reputation amid concerns over its supply chain practices.

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Ogilvy PR Hires Lara Leventhal, Eulogy Names New MD

Arun Sudhaman
16 Oct 2014

Ogilvy PR has hired Eulogy's Lara Leventhal to the newly-created role of deputy MD at its London office.

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The 2nd Annual Innovator 25 Celebrates The Industry's Forward-Thinkers

Holmes Report
15 Oct 2014

The 2014 Innovator 25 takes another glimpse at our industry's future, shining the light on those individuals who are shaping what influence and engagement will look like tomorrow.

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Expanding Opower Names Comms Leadership And Rethinks Agency Lineup

Arun Sudhaman
15 Oct 2014

Opower, the software provider that helps reduce energy bills, has named new comms leadership in the US and Europe as it steps up expansion.

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Burson Makes Senior Hires In Asia-Pacific

Holmes Report
15 Oct 2014

Burson-Marsteller has appointed Alastair Monteith-Hodge as managing director and Thomas Tang as regional director of digital in Asia-Pacific.

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Rick Wion Departs McDonald's For Social Media Consultancy

Aarti Shah
15 Oct 2014

McDonald’s director of social media Rick Wion has left the iconic company after more than four years and joined a social media consultancy Manifest Social.

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Analysis: Ogilvy PR Puts Faith In Stuart Smith's Turnaround Skills

Arun Sudhaman
14 Oct 2014

Regardless of how strong Ogilvy PR is in EMEA or Asia, much will depend on whether Stuart Smith can bring his Midas touch to the firm’s US operations.

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Edelman's Steven Cao Resurfaces After 10-Week Absence

Arun Sudhaman
14 Oct 2014

Steven Cao, the CEO of Edelman China's holding company, is understood to have returned to his family after being detained by authorities in the country.

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Former Lenovo Comms Head Joins Golin Singapore

Arun Sudhaman
14 Oct 2014

Golin has hired Geraldine Kan as executive director at the agency’s Singapore office.

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Ruder Finn Acquires Hong Kong's SharpeLankester

Paul Holmes
14 Oct 2014

Ruder Finn has acquired the Asia-Pacific portfolio of SharpeLankester, an international consultancy specialising in reputation management.

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Josh Levin Departs Cohn & Wolfe For CMO Role At Newlio

Arun Sudhaman
13 Oct 2014

Cohn & Wolfe New York corporate head Josh Levin has resigned to take up a new role as CMO at consumer intelligence startup Newlio.

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Marina Maher Communications Takes Charge Of Omnicom Healthcare Sibling Rx Mosaic

Arun Sudhaman
13 Oct 2014

Marina Maher Communications has taken on oversight of Omnicom sister firm Rx Mosaic, in a bid to broaden its healthcare capabilities.

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Social Media Analysis: Bisphenol A Controversy Continues Unabated

Holmes Report
13 Oct 2014

The controversy surrounding the use of the chemical compound bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic food packaging continues unabated.

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Top Industry Entrepreneurs Headline Independent PR Firm Forum In Miami

Holmes Report
13 Oct 2014

Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the public relations business will be on stage in Miami to share their secrets.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (October 13, 2014)

Holmes Report
12 Oct 2014

New business for Kreab, Porter Novelli, One Plus One, O&M, SPAG; new people at FleishmanHillard; a new offering at Marvcomm.

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EMEA News In Brief (October 13, 2014)

Holmes Report
12 Oct 2014

New people at Weber Shandwick, Vodafone, CNC, APCO, Kwittken; new business for Solski BM, Marlin, Schwartz, Instinctif, Escapade.

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Corporate People News In Brief (October 13, 2014)

Holmes Report
12 Oct 2014

New people in new roles at NASCAR, MUFG Union Bank, Northrop Grumman, OTG Management.

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Agency People News In Brief (October 13, 2014)

Holmes Report
12 Oct 2014

New people in new roles at Golin, APCO, Kwittken.

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Account News In Brief (October 13, 2014)

Holmes Report
12 Oct 2014

New business success for FleishamHillard, Ketchum, Stanton, JMPR.

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BuzzFeed’s Will Hayward: ‘Campaigns Need Content To Have An Impact’

Paul Holmes
11 Oct 2014

BuzzFeed and its media partners now see more traffic coming from social media sites such as Facebook than from search engines such as Google.

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Mary Osako Departs Amazon For Top Comms Job At Activision Blizzard

Holmes Report
11 Oct 2014

Amazon’s Mary Osako has joined Activision Blizzard as SVP of global communications, reporting into CEO Bobby Kotick.

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Horn Group Launches Marketing Services For Emerging Companies

Holmes Report
11 Oct 2014

The Horn Group has launched a marketing offering for startups and other emerging growth companies.

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Edelman's Brad Mays Joins Burson-Marsteller

Holmes Report
11 Oct 2014

Burson-Marsteller has brought on Edelman’s Chicago digital GM Brad Mays as managing director of its US digital integration.

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Kelly Holmes Brings In Ex-WagEd Execs For Comms Support

Holmes Report
10 Oct 2014

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust has hired A House Called Alice, a new firm formed by ex-WagEd executives, to provide communications support in the UK.

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ICCO Summit: 11 Rules For Getting PR Right In Emerging Markets

Arun Sudhaman
10 Oct 2014

Complex regions demand resilience and insight, said Edelman's Robert Holdheim at the ICCO Summit yesterday.

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Walmart's Deisha Barnett Among Senior Communicators At Global Summit

Holmes Report
10 Oct 2014

Walmart senior director of corporate communications Deisha Barnett is the latest addition to the lineup at the third Global Public Relations Summit.

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Former CEO Of Burson's US Operations Dave DenHerder Joins FP1

Holmes Report
09 Oct 2014

FP1 Strategies has added former Burson Marsteller US chief executive Dave DenHerder as a partner to lead the firm's public affairs practice.

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Former Huawei Global Media Head Joins Burson As US Tech MD

Arun Sudhaman
09 Oct 2014

Scott Sykes, who previously headed global media affairs for Chinese tech giant Huawei, has joined Burson-Marsteller as MD of the firm's US technology practice.

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Finn Partners Acquires European Tech Specialist Johnson King

Paul Holmes
09 Oct 2014

Finn Partners is continuing its international expansion with the acquisition of Johnson King, a UK-based technology specialist.

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Skulpt Hires Diffusion Ahead Of Fitness Device Launch

Holmes Report
09 Oct 2014

Fitness and healthcare tech developer Skulpt has brought on Diffusion to support the global launch of its new fitness device.

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Matt Neale Takes On Leadership Role At Golin New York

Arun Sudhaman
09 Oct 2014

Golin international president Matt Neale is to relocate to New York to help grow the firm's presence in that market.

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Huntsworth Chairman Lord Myners Exits After 6 Months

Holmes Report
09 Oct 2014

Huntsworth chairman Lord Myners has abruptly resigned after just six months in the role.

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ICCO Summit: Social Media Can Help Asian MNCs Crack Global Comms Challenge

Arun Sudhaman
09 Oct 2014

A more adept social media presence will help Asian brands overcome the many PR issues they continue to face, delegates heard at the ICCO Summit.

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Gambit H+K Names New CEO In Norway

Holmes Report
09 Oct 2014

Gambit Hill+Knowlton Strategies has named Gaute Engbakk as CEO in Norway.

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SanDisk Consolidates US PR With Porter Novelli

Aarti Shah
09 Oct 2014

SanDisk has consolidated its enterprise business in the US with Voce/Porter Novelli.

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