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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Next15 Grows Revenue By 5%, Acquires Content Agency

Holmes Report
07 Oct 2014

Next15 has announced a revenue increase of 6% for its 2014 fiscal year, and inked a deal to acquire content agency Story Worldwide.

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Tesla's Simon Sproule Joins Aston Martin As CMO

Holmes Report
07 Oct 2014

Simon Sproule is leaving Tesla after several months as head of comms and marketing to join luxury car maker Aston Martin as CMO.

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Prince Charles Press Secretary Lands Top Job At Weber Shandwick

Holmes Report
06 Oct 2014

Weber Shandwick has hired Patrick Harrison, former press secretary at Clarence House and St James Palace, to a senior role in London.

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EMEA News In Brief (October 16, 2014)

Holmes Report
05 Oct 2014

CorporateEdge becomes part of Hotwire; new people in new roles at APCO, MHP; a new client for Threepipe.

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Industry News In Brief (October 6, 2014)

Holmes Report
05 Oct 2014

Lewis PR expands international network; Virgo opens in New York; Nobles partners with Three-Sixty Advisory Group; Scribewise acquired.

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Weber Shandwick Boosts African Presence With McCann PR South Africa Merger

Arun Sudhaman
02 Oct 2014

Weber Shandwick is to merge with sibling firm McCann PR in South Africa, in a bid to strengthen its capabilities in the country.

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Andy Weitz Joins Aon As SVP, Marketing And Communications

Holmes Report
01 Oct 2014

Risk management and insurance giant Aon has named Andy Weitz as senior vice president of global marketing and communications.

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Edelman Names Australia CEO Michelle Hutton To Global Consumer Chair

Aarti Shah
30 Sep 2014

Edelman has promoted Michelle Hutton from CEO of its Australian region to global head of consumer.

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Seagate Hands EMEA PR Duties To FleishmanHillard

Holmes Report
30 Sep 2014

Seagate has handed PR duties for 13 European markets to FleishmanHillard, amid a global review of its agency relationships.

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Weber Shandwick Named Global Agency Of The Year

Aarti Shah, Arun Sudhaman and Paul Holmes
29 Sep 2014

Olson Engage, Seven Hills, We Are Social, Finsbury, Biosector 2, Hotwire, BlueFocus, Hope & Glory also honored.

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FleishmanHillard Names New Leadership For Crisis Practice

Holmes Report
29 Sep 2014

FleishmanHillard has appointed new leadership for its global crisis team. Brian West, based in Singapore, will be the firm’s global crisis lead.

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EMEA News In Brief (September 29, 2014)

Holmes Report
29 Sep 2014

New business for MHP, Cicero, Zeno, Schwartz PR, Honcho, Wayne & Kent; new people at Weber Shandwick, Threepipe.

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Study Aims To Promote Business Benefits Of Reputation

Holmes Report
26 Sep 2014

While the business benefits of a good reputation are wide-ranging, most comms teams remain measured on media coverage, according to a new UK study.

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Holmes Report Names Global Consultancy Of The Year Finalists

Holmes Report
25 Sep 2014

Edelman, Golin, Ketchum, Ogilvy, and Weber Shandwick are the five finalists for our Global Consultancy of the Year awards.

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Political Heavyweights Luntz And Lombardo Join Global Summit

Holmes Report
25 Sep 2014

Steve Lombardo, chief communications and marketing officer at Koch Industries, and pollster Frank Luntz are among public affairs experts at the Global Summit.

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Global SABRE Awards: World's 50 Best PR Programs To Be Honored In Miami

Holmes Report
24 Sep 2014

From more than 5,000 entries submitted around the world, the judges have selected 50 to receive Global SABRE Awards.

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Game Designer And Futurist Jane McGonigal To Headline Global Summit

Holmes Report
24 Sep 2014

Jane McGonigal, game designer and author of “Reality Is Broken,” will be among the keynote speakers at the third Global Public Relations Summit.

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Hotwire Lands Qualcomm's European PR Duties

Arun Sudhaman
23 Sep 2014

Qualcomm has handed European PR duties to Hotwire, as the tech giant consolidates multiple markets with one PR network.

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MSLGroup Names New UK Leadership After Jeremy Sice Steps Down

Arun Sudhaman
23 Sep 2014

MSLGroup UK CEO Jeremy Sice is to step down, with the firm promoting two executives to lead the largest office in its network.

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Burson-Marsteller Called In By Tunisian Islamist Party

Arun Sudhaman
22 Sep 2014

Burson-Marsteller has begun providing public relations support to Tunisia's Ennahdha Party, ahead of elections in the country.

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Opinion: In Defence Of Content Marketing

Adrian Michaels
22 Sep 2014

Former FT journalist Adrian Michaels thinks we have to get over the idea that corporate-paid editorial is by definition bad and dangerous.

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Stuart Smith Named Global CEO Of Ogilvy PR

Arun Sudhaman
22 Sep 2014

Stuart Smith has been promoted to global CEO of Ogilvy PR, succeeding Chris Graves who becomes chairman.

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Study: Income Inequality And Tax Avoidance Take Toll On Corporate Reputation

Arun Sudhaman
22 Sep 2014

A new study reveals a sharp geographic divide between public attitudes towards corporations, with far more cynicism prevalent in developed markets.

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Global PR Summit Panel To Look At How Companies Can Win With Wit

Holmes Report
22 Sep 2014

Do companies have a sense of humor? Should they? Those questions will be answered at the third annual Global Public Relations Summit.

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EMEA News In Brief (September 22, 2014)

Holmes Report
22 Sep 2014

New members for IPREX, PROI; new people at Costa Crociere, Public Systeme, Rabin Martin, Hawthorn; new business for Threepipe, redhead PR.

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Industry News In Brief (September 22, 2014)

Holmes Report
22 Sep 2014

Finn Partners acquires gabbe&gabbe; W2O opens in San Diego; RLM Finsbury rebrands; DS Simon adds talent.

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Edelman Hires APCO's Stephanie Lvovich To Lead Global Public Affairs

Holmes Report
17 Sep 2014

Edelman has hired APCO's Stephanie Lvovich as its new global public affairs head, as the firm aims to turn the practice into a worldwide source of growth.

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EMEA News In Brief (September 16, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

New people at Instinctif, Grayling; new business for Threepipe, Firefly, Liberty; a new partnership for Cicero.

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Four Communications Announces Offer For UK's Consolidated PR

Holmes Report
15 Sep 2014

Four Communications has made an offer to acquire 100% of long-running UK consumer PR firm Consolidated PR.

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