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Virgin Galactic Calls In Edelman As Lead PR Firm

Holmes Report
16 Apr 2014

Virgin Galactic has called in Edelman ahead of a pivotal year for its ambitious space programme.

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BlueFocus PR Division Revenues Rise To $271m In 2013

Arun Sudhaman
15 Apr 2014

China's BlueFocus has reported PR revenues of $271m in 2013, after reorganizing its PR and digital operations under the BlueDigital brand.

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UK Post Office Names 8 Firms To New PR Roster

Holmes Report
15 Apr 2014

The UK’s Post Office has named eight PR firms to its new roster, as it aims to implement ambitious commercial plans.

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Bahrain Retains Bell Pottinger For Lucrative Global PR Mandate

Arun Sudhaman
14 Apr 2014

Bahrain's Economic Development Board (EDB) has retained Bell Pottinger to handle its multimillion dollar global PR mandate.

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EMEA News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at Gumtree, Octopus; new business for Atomic, Hotwire, Instinctif, Jargon, Publicasity, CCGroup.

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Industry News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New practices at WPP Group, Racepoint and Child's Play; a new degree program at Florida International University.

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Lafarge, Holcim Call Strategic Comms Advisors In For Merger

Aarti Shah
10 Apr 2014

Brunswick and RLM Finsbury are among the communications firms that have been called into the billion-dollar merger of Lafarge and Holcim to create a building materials giant.

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Regester Larkin Acquires Business Continuity Specialist Steelhenge

Holmes Report
09 Apr 2014

Crisis, issues and reputation consultancy Regester Larkin is to acquire crisis and business continuity specialist Steelhenge Consulting.

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In2Summit London: Salesforce & Xerox To Lead ‘Tomorrow’s Tech’ Panel

Aarti Shah
09 Apr 2014

Marketing and comms leaders from Salesforce and Xerox will lead a discussion that explores how technology is redefining the traditional engagement model at the In2 Innovation Summit London.

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Next 15 Bounces Back To Growth In First Half Of 2014

Aarti Shah
08 Apr 2014

Next 15’s organic revenues have grown by 4% to £49m in the first half of 2014, after a disappointing 2013 in which the UK-based holding company faced a number of challenges.

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British Airways Keeps Grayling, Action Group Following Global Review

Aarti Shah & Arun Sudhaman
07 Apr 2014

British Airways has retained Grayling and Action Group — its incumbent agencies in Middle East and Asia-Pacific following a highly-anticipated PR review last year.

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In2Summit London: Airbnb & SwiftKey To Lead ‘Tomorrow’s Brands’ Panel

Arun Sudhaman
07 Apr 2014

Leading brand communicators from Airbnb, Swiftkey and Rocket Internet will lead a panel that explores how the new generation of startup businesses are reshaping the traditional engagement model.

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Ketchum And Ogilvy Each Earn Four EMEA In2 SABREs

Holmes Report
07 Apr 2014

Creative and thought leadership work by Ketchum and Ogilvy Public Relations has earned those firms four In2 SABREs.

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EMEA News In Brief (April 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Apr 2014

New member for IPREX; new business at Exposure, Broadgate Mainland, Talk; new people at Hill+Knowlton, Lansons.

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SAP Consolidates Marcomms Duties With WPP

Aarti Shah
04 Apr 2014

Software giant SAP is in the process of consolidating its agency relationships with WPP.

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David Nicholas Takes On New Global Comms Role In Telefónica Restructuring

Arun Sudhaman
04 Apr 2014

David Nicholas has taken on a new role overseeing global communication strategy and innovation at Telefónica.

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Otto Extends Acer Brief To Nordics

Holmes Report
04 Apr 2014

Otto has added the Nordics to its existing UK PR remit for Acer.

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J&J Hands Nordic PR Duties To Cohn & Wolfe

Arun Sudhaman
04 Apr 2014

Johnson & Johnson has handed Nordic PR duties to Cohn & Wolfe as it steps up consumer activity in the wake of industry deregulation.

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Twitter Seeks UK Consumer PR Support Amid Growth

Arun Sudhaman
02 Apr 2014

Twitter is seeking UK agency support as the social media platform aims to step up consumer engagement.

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Tonic Life Founders To Depart After Huntsworth Earn Out

Holmes Report
01 Apr 2014

Tonic Life founders Scott Clark, Oliver Parsons and Moira Gitsham are to depart the agency four years after its sale to Huntsworth Health.

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Hallvarsson & Halvarsson Buys Itself Back From King Worldwide

Holmes Report
31 Mar 2014

Hallvarsson & Halvarsson, the Swedish financial communications firm acquired by King Worldwide in 2008, has completed a management buyout.

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Sainsbury's Alex Cole Joins Bupa As Corporate Affairs Head

Holmes Report
31 Mar 2014

Sainsbury's Alex Cole is joining Bupa as the healthcare company's new corporate affairs head.

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Holmes Report Announces Finalists For EMEA SABRE Awards

Holmes Report
31 Mar 2014

Clients of public relations giant Edelman earned more nominations for our EMEA region Gold and Diamond SABRE Awards than those of any other agency.

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GE Healthcare Hands Global PR Duties To FTI Consulting

Arun Sudhaman
31 Mar 2014

GE Healthcare has hired FTI Consulting to support its global 'GE Works' campaign.

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ProVision Co-Founder Sereda Launches New Agency

Holmes Report
31 Mar 2014

Win2Win Communications has been launched by Margarita Sereda, who was previously a co-founder of Pro-Vision.

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EMEA News In Brief (March 31, 2014)

Holmes Report
31 Mar 2014

Kaye and Glover launch new firm; AMO and PROI add new members; Hill+Knowlton, Curzon and Ranieri add new people; Aspectus and W add new business.

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Singapore Hires PR Agencies To Build Global Investment Profile

Arun Sudhaman
28 Mar 2014

Singapore's Economic Development Board has hired agencies in several countries, including its home market, as it aims to bolster its business credentials.

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European Banking Watchdog Brings In MHP

Arun Sudhaman
27 Mar 2014

Europe's banking watchdog has called in new communications counsel as it steps up its oversight of the region's financial institutions.

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London In2 Innovation Summit To Focus On The Future Of Engagement

Holmes Report
27 Mar 2014

The Holmes Report's London Innovation Summit will focus on the brands, technology and talent that are shaping the future of communication and engagement.

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Virgin Trains Looks For PR Firm To Help Build Reputation

Arun Sudhaman
26 Mar 2014

Virgin Trains is on the hunt for a public relations firm to lead the company's efforts to preserve and build its reputation.

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Ex-Lexis CEO Jason Gallucci To Lead Marketing At Online Casino

Arun Sudhaman
25 Mar 2014

Former Lexis CEO Jason Gallucci is to take on a new position as chief marketing officer for online casino Vera & John.

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Capgemini Retains Red Consultancy After PR Review

Arun Sudhaman
24 Mar 2014

Capgemini has retained the Red Consultancy as its UK PR firm, following a competitive review of the assignment.

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Facebook Consolidates UK PR With Blue Rubicon After Edelman Split

Arun Sudhaman
24 Mar 2014

Facebook has consolidated UK public relations duties with Blue Rubicon after ending a short-lived relationship with Edelman.

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Brands Still Unsure Of Twitter Value, Study Finds

Holmes Report
24 Mar 2014

Brands using Twitter to boost marketing efforts are still uncertain as to Twitter’s true value, according to a recent survey.

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EMEA News In Brief (March 24, 2014)

Holmes Report
23 Mar 2014

A new German member for IPREX; new people at Porter Novelli, Intercontinental Hotels, Cicero; new accounts for Honcho,Aspectus, Buman Media; and more.

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Industry News In Brief (March 24, 2014)

Holmes Report
23 Mar 2014

IPR seeking papers on social impact; CHR acquires New York boutique; Paris-based Idenium partners with US firm.

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World PR Report Deadline Extended To 31 March

Holmes Report
21 Mar 2014

The deadline for the World PR Report, which ranks the world's biggest agencies and surveys industry growth and trends, has been extended to 31 March.

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Struggling Puma Rethinks Global PR Duties

Arun Sudhaman
21 Mar 2014

Puma is reviewing the six-figure global consumer PR brief that it awarded to Interpublic Group agencies two years ago.

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Are Talent Agencies Leading Brand Storytelling?

Aarti Shah
20 Mar 2014

What's the advantage that talent agencies have when it comes to producing brand content that's shared organically? The most obvious answer is access to talent.

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Brazil PR Review Aims To Reposition Country's Global Image

Arun Sudhaman
19 Mar 2014

Brazil is aiming to reposition the country's global reputation by focusing specifically on its critical agribusiness sector.

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Robotics Player Calls In Honcho To Lead European PR Brief

Arun Sudhaman
18 Mar 2014

Neato Robotics, the Silicon Valley company that creates robots to perform household chores, has hired Honcho PR to lead European PR duties.

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Llorente & Cuenca Enters Chilean Market Through Acquisition

Holmes Report
18 Mar 2014

Llorente & Cuenca, a corporate communications leader in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, has acquired Chilean consultancy CR Comunicaciones.

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Dan Purvis Joins Socialable To Lead Strategy

Holmes Report
18 Mar 2014

Dan Purvis has been appointed VP of strategy at social media consultancy Socialable.

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Sermo PR Network Adds New Firms And Names President

Holmes Report
17 Mar 2014

Independent PR agency network Sermo has added new partner firms in the Middle East and France, and named a new president.

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Senior Exits At Edelman Ireland

Arun Sudhaman
17 Mar 2014

Edelman is parting ways with the two most senior executives at its Irish operation.

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Gala Coral Group Names Ex-Fishburn CEO As First Corporate Affairs Head

Holmes Report
17 Mar 2014

Gala Coral Group has named its first corporate affairs director, amid mounting political opposition to its gaming machines.

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Holmes Report Brings In2 Innovation Summit To London

Holmes Report
17 Mar 2014

The Holmes Report is bringing its In2 Innovation Summit to London on 20 May 2014, the day of the EMEA SABRE Awards.

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GolinHarris UK Hires Frank's Lucy Hart To Lead Consumer

Holmes Report
17 Mar 2014

GolinHarris has hired Frank PR's Lucy Hart to lead the firm's fast-growing consumer practice.

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3 Monkeys Names Howard Bowden To Senior Consumer Role

Holmes Report
17 Mar 2014

3 Monkeys has hired Howard Bowden as one of three new appointments.

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APCO Strengthens Middle East Leadership Team

Holmes Report
16 Mar 2014

APCO Worldwide has promoted Elizabeth Sen to deputy managing director for the Arab region and added several senior team members.

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