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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (November 24, 2014)

Holmes Report
23 Nov 2014

New people in new roles at Golin and Palin; new members for Independent PR Network.

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Brad Staples Succeeds Margery Kraus As APCO CEO

Holmes Report
21 Nov 2014

APCO has promoted Brad Staples to global CEO, with founder Margery Kraus taking on he role of executive chairman.

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Unilever Seeks Global PR Support For Struggling Spreads Business

Arun Sudhaman
21 Nov 2014

Unilever is in the midst of a global PR pitch for its lucrative spreads business, including key brand Flora.

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Huntsworth Names Derek Mapp As New Chairman

Holmes Report
20 Nov 2014

Huntsworth has named Derek Mapp as chairman, succeeding Lord Myners who exited after just six months in the role.

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MSLGroup Firms CNC And Capital MSL To Merge

Arun Sudhaman
18 Nov 2014

MSLGroup firms CNC and Capital MSL are to merge, in a bid to create a more global corporate and financial PR presence.

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Valerie Pinto Joins Weber Shandwick As India CEO

Arun Sudhaman
17 Nov 2014

Former Perfect Relations head Valerie Pinto has ended speculation about her future by joining Weber Shandwick as India CEO.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (November 17, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Nov 2014

New business for Sefiani and Kite; a new brand for Ryan Financial; and a new member for Worldcom.

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MSLGroup India Names New Leadership To Replace Jaideep Shergill

Arun Sudhaman
13 Nov 2014

MSLGroup India has named new leadership, with CEO Jaideep Shergill moving to a new business venture that focuses on Indian startups.

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Japan's Rakuten Searches For PR Firms To Help Build Global Brand

Arun Sudhaman
12 Nov 2014

Rakuten, the e-commerce giant that is often touted as Japan's answer to Amazon, is searching for global PR agency support.

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Beijing Hires Weber Shandwick For 2022 Olympic Bid

Arun Sudhaman
10 Nov 2014

Weber Shandwick has been tasked with building international support for Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid.

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Video: Global PRSummit & SABRE Awards Highlights

Holmes Report
10 Nov 2014

All of the key highlights from last month's Global PR Summit and SABRE Awards.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (November 10, 2014)

Holmes Report
09 Nov 2014

New people in new roles at Edelman; new business success for LinOpinion GH, Strategic Public Relations.

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Waggener Edstrom Promotes Carolyn Camoens To Regional VP

Holmes Report
06 Nov 2014

Waggener Edstrom has promoted Carolyn Camoens to regional VP of Southeast Asia.

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PRSummit: Top 5 Session Videos

Holmes Report
04 Nov 2014

The top-rated sessions from the third Global PR Summit are an eclectic mix of provocative discussions and inspiring solo presentations.

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6 Things We Learned At The 2014 Global PRSummit

Arun Sudhaman
03 Nov 2014

Trust people; words matter; so does design; gaming rules; individuals spark movements; and, agency leaders are water carriers. Read on for more.

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Edelman Names Sector Leads For Food, Financial Services, Energy

Holmes Report
03 Nov 2014

Edelman has named three global sector chairs: Tish Van Dyke for food and beverage, Deidre H. Campbell for financial services and Amy Hemingway for energy.

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Born Again Simulator Wins Platinum At Global SABRE Awards

Holmes Report
03 Nov 2014

The Born Again Simulator, conducted on behalf of the The Norwegian Agency of Development Cooperation by Gambit Hill+Knowlton Strategies, was presented with the Platinum SABRE Award.

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Michelle Tham Joins Hill+Knowlton To Lead Singapore Office

Holmes Report
31 Oct 2014

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has named Michelle Tham managing director of its Singapore operations.

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PRSummit: ‘The Dawn Of Corporate Purpose Enlightenment’

Aarti Shah
29 Oct 2014

Many of the most successful companies now have a social purpose embedded into their values.

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PRSummit: ‘Earned Media Has A Distribution Problem’

Aarti Shah
29 Oct 2014

Earned media should be integrated with distribution and amplification networks to extend the content’s reach and shelf-life.

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PRSummit: How To Create A Mass Movement

Paul Holmes
29 Oct 2014

Companies can learn from nonprofits, government agencies and even passionate individuals when it comes to creating a mass movement.

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PRSummit: 'Trust The People, Not The Brand'

Aarti Shah
29 Oct 2014

Millennials put more trust in their fellow consumers than in brands.

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PRSummit: CEOs May Not Be The Best Placed To Address Reputation Deficit

Paul Holmes
29 Oct 2014

In developed markets, corporations are increasingly viewed with suspicion, and need to address concerns that they do not act in the public interest.

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PRSummit: 'Design Is A Form Of Communication That Everyone Can Understand'

Arun Sudhaman
29 Oct 2014

Design is a way for companies to communicate their ideas, particularly at a time of rapid change, delegates heard at the Global PR Summit today.

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PRSummit: Six Rules To Make Music Sponsorship Work For Your Brand

Arun Sudhaman
29 Oct 2014

There are six key principles that brands should be aware of if they hope to capitalise on the passion that consumers have for music.

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PRSummit: Global Consumers Value Authenticity Over Innovation

Aarti Shah
29 Oct 2014

Consumers value authentic communications from brands, even higher than brand appeal and popularity.

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PR Summit: ‘Comedy Is The Art of Masterful Empathy’

Aarti Shah
28 Oct 2014

As brands look to comedy to connect with consumers, tapping into the creative process and empathy are key.

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PRSummit: Companies Have a Political Persona Whether They Like It Or Not

Paul Holmes
28 Oct 2014

Companies have a political identity whether they like it or not—but they need to make sure that their actions are both authentic to their own brand.

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PRSummit: Fear The Biggest Barrier To Realtime Marketing

Arun Sudhaman
28 Oct 2014

Companies must radically change their internal cultures if they hope to benefit from the realtime marketing era.

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PRSummit: In Business As In Politics, Words Matter

Paul Holmes
28 Oct 2014

Communicators need to use words that focus on the lives a problems of ordinary people, not on the strengths and capabilities of their own organizations.

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PRSummit: Social Media Magnifies Risks For Sports Brands

Arun Sudhaman
28 Oct 2014

Social media has raised the risks for sports brands, even as it has enabled marketers to better tap into the passion of sports fans around the world.

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PRSummit: Games Create Levels Of Engagement Most Marketers Can Only Dream Of

Paul Holmes
28 Oct 2014

Games provide a level of engagement that many people around the world are unable to find at school, at work, or in their real-world communities.

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PRSummit: Millennials Want To Know How Companies Are Solving Social Problems

Paul Holmes
28 Oct 2014

The millennial generation care less about corporate philanthropy and big cash donations, and more about how corporations are solving social problems.

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PR Summit: 'Agency Leaders Have Two Jobs: Quench Thirst And Put Out Fires'

Aarti Shah
28 Oct 2014

Independent PR firms must be willing to make investments in talent that the publicly-traded agencies cannot match.

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PRSummit: Succession Planning Should Begin On Day One

Paul Holmes
27 Oct 2014

PR agency principals need to start thinking about succession planning the day they open their doors.

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PRSummit: 'PR People Best Placed To Deliver Cultural Insights'

Arun Sudhaman
27 Oct 2014

The PR world's ability to glean cultural insights will prove pivotal in its battle for big data supremacy, delegates heard at today's Global PR Summit.

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Australian Firms Grew 2 Percent in 2013, Optimistic For 2014

Holmes Report
26 Oct 2014

Australian PR consultancy activities grew an average of 2 percent in 2014, according to the annual Public Relations Institute of Australia’s benchmark survey.

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Most Agency CEOs Have Identified Future Leaders, Few Have Formal Plans

Paul Holmes
26 Oct 2014

The majority (80 percent) of independent public relations agency principals have identified the next generation of leaders at their firms.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (October 27, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Oct 2014

New people at Hill+Knowlton, Newgate; new business at Cohn & Wolfe, Creation; a new firm in India.

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Interel Opens Beijing Office, Appoints Mark Pinner To Grow China Business

Holmes Report
24 Oct 2014

Interel has opened an office in Beijing headed by former Lenovo communications executive Mark Pinner.

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3Q 2014: IPG PR Revenues Up Double-Digits

Arun Sudhaman
22 Oct 2014

Revenues from Interpublic Group's PR firms, which include Weber Shandwick and Golin, showed double-digit growth in the third quarter of this year.

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Edelman China Leadership Reshuffle Sees Sanjay Nair Expand Duties

Holmes Report
22 Oct 2014

Sanjay Nair has added responsibility for Edelman's Beijing office to his existing role as COO of the firm's holding group in China.

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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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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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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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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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