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Uber Brings On Obama Strategist David Plouffe To Manage Regulatory Battles

Holmes Report
20 Aug 2014

Uber, the rapidly-growing car share startup, has hired Democratic strategist David Plouffe as SVP of policy and strategy to lead its ongoing regulatory challenges.

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Ketchum Makes Susan Butenhoff Global Head Of Technology

Aarti Shah
19 Aug 2014

Ketchum — best known for its corporate and consumer expertise — is looking to extend that credibility into technology.

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InkHouse Brings on Jason Morris To Take Over San Francisco Operation

Aarti Shah
18 Aug 2014

InkHouse has brought Jason Morris as the GM of its San Francisco office, six months after the firm opened its first office in the Bay Area.

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Helen Burt To Lead Corporate Affairs At PG&E

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has named Helen Burt to lead the utility's corporate affairs team.

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MWW Names Jess Seilheimer As Chief Strategy Officer

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

Jess Seilheimer has joined MWW as chief strategy officer, based in the firm’s New York office.

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Tina-Maria Adams Joins APCO In Chicago

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

Tina-Marie Adams, former Ketchum Midwest regional director, has joined APCO Worldwide as managing director for its Chicago office.

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Agency People News In Brief (August 18, 2014)

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Nuffer Smith Tucker, DeVries Global, and Karv Communications.

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Account News In Brief (August 18, 2014)

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

New business success for Ruder Finn, MWW, Phelps, RockOrange, Fetching, Buzz Agency and Buzz Creation.

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In2 SABREs Opens Call For Entries And Unveils Jury

Holmes Report
15 Aug 2014

The In2 SABRE Awards has opened its call for entries, seeking the best in content creation across a wide range of channels and platforms.

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Pete Marino Elevated To CCO Role At MillerCoors

Holmes Report
15 Aug 2014

Pete Marino has been named chief public affairs and communications officer at the MillerCoors, effective September 1.

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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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MDC Acquires Majority Stake in Hunter PR

Holmes Report
14 Aug 2014

MDC Partners has acquired a majority partnership interest in consumer public relations firm Hunter Public Relations.

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Burson-Marsteller’s Sabrina Guttman Departs For Hewlett-Packard

Aarti Shah
14 Aug 2014

Burson-Marsteller’s US tech practice head Sabrina Guttman is departing the firm to become VP of strategic communications at Hewlett-Packard.

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Godiva Chocolates Taps M Booth In North America To Transform Image

Aarti Shah
13 Aug 2014

Godiva has brought on M Booth for PR in North America to position the upscale chocolate marker as an everyday treat rather than a special indulgence.

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Weber Shandwick Brings On Global CTO, Hires GM For Bay Area Operations Amid Tim Fry's Departure

Aarti Shah
12 Aug 2014

Weber Shandwick has brought on Lee Noonan, formerly of Havas Digital, as its first global chief technology officer, meanwhile also hiring Ogilvy’s Luca Penati as GM of its Bay Area offices and as the firm’s Western region content lead.

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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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Porter Novelli Launches Healthcare Payor Policy Panel

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

Porter Novelli has launched a US healthcare payor and policy advisory board, a group of senior executives.

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Cleveland Indians CEO Paul Dolan Joins D&E Advisory Board

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

Paul Dolan, chairman and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Indians, has joined Dix & Eaton’s board of directors

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Corporate People News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Carmax, Quantcast, REI, and Scripps Networks.

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Corporate People News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Carmax, Quantcast, REI, and Scripps Networks.

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Agency People News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Direct Impact, Golin, Gibbs & Soell, DKC, Coyne.

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Account News In Brief (August 11, 2014)

Holmes Report
10 Aug 2014

New business success for Henson Consulting, Haberman, and Krupp Kommunications.

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Jenny Moede Departs Waggener Amid ‘Unification’ Strategy In North America

Aarti Shah
08 Aug 2014

Waggener Edstrom’s former head of North America Jenny Moede is the latest in a series of senior level departures.

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Nike’s Digital, Social Media Director Musa Tariq Joins Apple

Aarti Shah
07 Aug 2014

Musa Tariq — whose career has included stints at Nike and Burberry — is now digital marketing director at Apple.

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Tucker Bounds Departs Facebook, Michelle Klein Joins

Aarti Shah
06 Aug 2014

Facebook’s director of corporate communications Tucker Bounds has left the social network, meanwhile, Diageo’s Michelle Klein is joining as head of global agency marketing.

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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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Rick Gould Re-Launches Independent Financial Services Firm

Holmes Report
06 Aug 2014

Rick Gould, a CPA who has long focused on the public relations agency business, has re-launched GouldPartners.

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"60 Minutes" Veteran Lori Beecher Joins Ketchum In Content Role

Holmes Report
06 Aug 2014

Ketchum has appointed Lori Beecher, a TV producer with the “Today” show, “60 Minutes,” as executive vice president of media and content strategy.

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Edelman Reworks Practices And Sectors Under Ben Boyd

Aarti Shah
05 Aug 2014

Edelman has reworked its practices and sectors structure under the new leadership of Ben Boyd.

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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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Allison + Partners Adds Consumer, Content Talent

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

Allison+Partners has named Corey Martin managing director, consumer, to support the firm’s growth in the food, hospitality and CPG space.

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Corporate People News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Astellas, DTZ, Quantcast and El Paso Electric.

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Agency People News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

New people in new roles at Sard Verbinnen, Hill+Knowlton, North of Nine, Calypso.

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Account News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

New business success for Bolt PR, Lou Hammond, Vorticom, Trevelino/Keller, Pollack, JoTo PR, Pineapple RM.

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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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BMC Software's Mark Stouse Departs For New Venture

Aarti Shah
31 Jul 2014

BMC Software’s VP of global communications Mark Stouse has left the enterprise company for an undisclosed venture.

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TVC Group Plots US Expansion

Holmes Report
30 Jul 2014

TVC Group is plotting US expansion after landing projects from Landrover, Bombay Sapphire and GE.

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Allison + Partners Acquires Frause For Pacific Northwest Expansion

Aarti Shah
30 Jul 2014

Allison+Partners is acquiring the Seattle-based Frause to ramp up its presence in the Pacific Northwest.

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H+K's US Tech Head Hadley Wilkins Departs Firm

Aarti Shah
30 Jul 2014

Hill + Knowlton Strategies’ head of US tech Hadley Wilkins has stepped down.

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AirPR Debuts ‘NEO’ Capability For Message Testing

Aarti Shah
29 Jul 2014

The startup’s latest iteration is a feature it’s called “news engine optimization” — or NEO. The idea being for PR use search to inform brand messaging.

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Michael Law Succeeds Dave DenHerder as Burson's US CEO

Holmes Report
29 Jul 2014

Burson-Marsteller has named Michael Law as its new US chief executive, replacing Dave DenHerder.

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M&A Expert Kal Goldberg Joins RLM Finsbury New York

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

Kal Goldberg, a former senior managing director at FTI Consulting, has joined RLM Finsbury as partner.

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Ruder Finn Restructures Global Healthcare Leadership

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

Ruder Finn has reorganized its healthcare leadership team after increasing its staff by 40 percent in the first half of the year.

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Corporate People News In Brief (July 28, 2014)

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Herbalife, Fresh Direct, Toy Industry Association, Peabody Energy, Emory Worldwide.

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Agency People News In Brief (July 28, 2014)

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Burson-Marsteller, FleishmanHillard, Ketchum, Maroon, Rooney, Lambert Edwards.

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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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China's BlueFocus Enters US With Fuseproject Deal

Arun Sudhaman
23 Jul 2014

China communications group BlueFocus has struck its first US deal, acquiring 75% of Fuseproject, the design firm owned by Yves Béhar.

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