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Energy Firm SSE Calls In Porter Novelli For Consumer Project

Arun Sudhaman
29 Aug 2014

The UK's second-largest energy supplier has brought in PR agency support as it readies a new consumer strategy.

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New Saudi City Eyes Boost From Global PR Support

Arun Sudhaman
27 Aug 2014

King Abdullah Economic City, a Saudi megaproject that has been under construction for almost a decade, is seeking global PR agency support.

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Text 100 Consumer Head Tara O'Donnell Takes On UK MD Role

Arun Sudhaman
26 Aug 2014

Tara O'Donnell has relocated from New York to lead Text100's London office, following the departure of previous MD Dan Baxter at the start of this year.

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WPP PR Revenues Up 2.3% In 1H 2014

Arun Sudhaman
26 Aug 2014

Public relations and public affairs revenues from WPP's PR firms grew 2.3% in the first half of 2014, following an improved second quarter performance.

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Booz Allen's Chris Foster To Deliver Inaugural AMEC Lecture At Global PR Summit

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

Management consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton will be the presenting sponsor of a new lecture series focused on measurement and evaluation.

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EMEA News In Brief (August 26, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

New business for Hanover, 3 Monkeys, Harvard, Buman; new people at FTI, GCI Health, Remarkable; Oliver Schrott acquires digital firm; and more.

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Industry News In Brief (August 26, 2014)

Holmes Report
26 Aug 2014

TVC expands to New York; ICF International joins PROI; Tellem Grody launched crisis practice.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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