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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Visa Europe Expands H+K PR Remit After Review

Arun Sudhaman
17 Jul 2014

Visa Europe has retained Hill+Knowlton Strategies to provide regional PR support following a competitive review.

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Hotwire Broadens Global Services Under New Brand

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Hotwire has unveiled a broader digital and public affairs offering, as it rebrands amid global growth.

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World Report: The Global War For PR Talent Intensifies

Holmes Report
16 Jul 2014

This year’s World PR Report tries to unravel why PR firms struggle to recruit and retain the people that they want and need.

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Lord Bell Readies Memoir

Arun Sudhaman
15 Jul 2014

Lord Bell is set to publish a memoir of the years he spent working at Saatchi & Saatchi and advising former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Former Edelman Exec Brings ‘Network Science-Based’ Insights To Market

Aarti Shah
15 Jul 2014

Network science is based on the theory that networks are everywhere and every person — and brand — is always forming a series of mappable relationships and connections.

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World PR Report: Talent Top Challenge As Digital And Tech Drive Growth

Holmes Report
15 Jul 2014

The ability to attract top talent is now the biggest concern for PR agency leaders around the world, according to the 2014 World PR Report.

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Christina Mills Named Global Comms Head At SABMiller After Interim Stint

Arun Sudhaman
14 Jul 2014

Christina Mills has been named director of group communications and reputation at SABMiller after a four-month interim stint in the role.

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Lynda.com Hires Kaizo To Support EMEA Expansion

Holmes Report
14 Jul 2014

Online learning company Lynda.com has hired PR firm Kaizo to support the company's growth plans outside the US.

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Huntsworth Shares Fall On Market Warning

Arun Sudhaman
14 Jul 2014

Huntsworth shares fell 20% this morning on news that the group's first half results will be below market expectations.

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World PR Report: Optimism Rebounds As Marketers Spend More On PR

Holmes Report
14 Jul 2014

PR agency leaders from around the world are bullish on the outlook for their business, expressing greater optimism about growth and profitability.

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Havas PR Launches Global Climate Change Practice

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Havas PR has launched a new global climate change communications group, the Havas Worldwide climate practice.

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Apparel Company Kering Restructures PR Department

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Paul Michon, previously head of press relations at apparel company Kering, has been promoted to corporate information director.

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EMEA News In Brief (July 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

New people at Grayling, Golin, Mikhailov, Aspectus; new business for Cirkle, Talk PR, Hanover,Good Relations, haberlein & mauerer, Atomic, eclat.

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UK Head Cairbre Sugrue To Leave Wag-Ed Amid Senior Exits

Arun Sudhaman
11 Jul 2014

A number of senior executives are departing Waggener Edstrom's UK operation, including GM Cairbre Sugrue.

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Former HK Governor Lord Patten Charged With Reforming Vatican Comms Strategy

Holmes Report
10 Jul 2014

Former Hong Kong governor Lord Patten has been charged with helping Pope Francis modernise the Vatican's communications strategy.

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Edelman Names Stan Polovets As New Regional Chairman In Russia

Holmes Report
09 Jul 2014

Edelman has named Stan Polovets as chairman of the agency's presence in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

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SOL's Hands European PR Brief To Hopscotch

Holmes Report
09 Jul 2014

Promotional clothing company Sol's has selected Hopscotch Système Europe to carry out a multi-country PR campaign across Europe.

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UK Tech PR Firm Chameleon Unveils New Positioning

Arun Sudhaman
09 Jul 2014

UK tech PR firm Chameleon has unveiled a new brand and positioning, nine months after hiring Tom Berry as CEO.

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How To Be A Creative Ninja!

Holmes Report
08 Jul 2014

Holmes Report readers are offered a 20% discount to new creative training courses from Now Go Create.

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World PR Report: The CEO View

Holmes Report
07 Jul 2014

Agency CEOs from various regions and sectors give their take on the growth climate for the PR industry.

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World PR Report: UK Firms Lead Industry Growth

Aarti Shah
07 Jul 2014

UK-based firms dominated the fast movers with four firms ranking among the top 10 fastest growing around the globe.

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World Report: Global PR Industry Growth Surges To 11%

Arun Sudhaman
07 Jul 2014

Global PR industry growth improved significantly to 11% in 2013, according to the World PR Report 2014, which ranks the world's 250 biggest PR firms.

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World Report: Edelman And Weber Shandwick Widen Lead At The Top

Arun Sudhaman
07 Jul 2014

Edelman and Weber Shandwick have widened their lead as the largest PR firms in the world, according to the 2014 World Report.

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Profile: Who's Afraid Of China's BlueFocus?

Arun Sudhaman
06 Jul 2014

Oscar Zhao's Chinese PR juggernaut BlueFocus is ready to take on the world. Is the world ready for Oscar Zhao?

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EMEA News In Brief (July 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Jul 2014

Cap & Cime takes over Wagg Ed French operations; new people at Carrefour, Commetric, Noor Bank; new business for Octopus, W, haberlein & maurerer.

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BlackRock Hires Tim Hoang To Lead EMEA Social Media

Arun Sudhaman
04 Jul 2014

Asset management giant BlackRock has hired Tim Hoang to lead social media across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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Publicis Acquires UK Sustainability Firm Salterbaxter For MSLGroup

Holmes Report
03 Jul 2014

Publicis Groupe has acquired UK sustainability communications firm Salterbaxter, which will sit within the MSLGroup PR brand.

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Ogilvy PR Lands Global BP Assignment

Arun Sudhaman
01 Jul 2014

BP has handed Ogilvy PR a major multi-market brief as the energy giant prepares for an upcoming retail launch.

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ICCO Summit Brings International PR Leaders To New Delhi

Holmes Report
01 Jul 2014

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has announced the first line up for its annual Global Summit.

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New Speakers Confirmed For World PR Forum 2014

Holmes Report
01 Jul 2014

New names include Ángel Alloza from Corporate Excellence; sustainability strategist, Angela Barter; and South Africa's Trevor Ncube.

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Is The PR Industry Creative Enough? Your Opinion Matters

Holmes Report
01 Jul 2014

The PR industry is invited to take part in the third edition of the Holmes Report and Now Go Create's landmark survey into creativity in the PR industry.

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Roundtable: PR's Battle For Marketing Relevance

Arun Sudhaman
01 Jul 2014

At Cannes, which is effectively ground zero for integrated marketing, it can sometimes feel like the PR industry is on the outside looking in.

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Ogilvy PR Unveils Paid Social Offering In EMEA

Arun Sudhaman
30 Jun 2014

Ogilvy PR is consolidating its paid social media resources in EMEA under a new unit called Conversation Fuel.

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Fleishman Taps Mimi Kalinda To Lead Pan-African Accounts

Holmes Report
29 Jun 2014

FleishmanHillard South Africa has appointed Mimi Kalinda as Africa lead, responsible for managing the firm’s engagement with affiliates.

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EMEA News In Brief (June 30, 2014)

Holmes Report
29 Jun 2014

New business success for MWW, Keene, Kazoo; new people in new roles at Hill+Knowlton, Maynard Malone.

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