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Jeff Graubard Hired To Lead Gibbs-Rbb Joint Venture

Holmes Report
01 Oct 2014

Jeff Graubard is to lead a new joint venture between PR firms Gibbs Soell and rbb, which focuses on 'conscious consumers'.

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BMC Software’s Former Head Of Comms Mark Stouse Launches Analytics-Focused Venture

Aarti Shah
01 Oct 2014

Former head of comms at BMC Software Mark Stouse is preparing to introduce four ventures related to marketing and communications analytics in coming months.

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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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H+K Brings Group SJR Closer Amid Digital Integration

Aarti Shah
30 Sep 2014

Hill + Knowlton Strategies is folding content speciality shop Group SJR — which it acquired in June 2013 — into the larger firm.

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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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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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Corporate People News In Brief (September 29, 2014)

Holmes Report
29 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at Lubrizol, Johnson Controls, Doximity.

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Agency People News In Brief (September 29, 2014)

Holmes Report
29 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at Golin, Edelman, Coyne, Lane, Haberman.

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Analysis: What's Next For Waggener Edstrom?

Aarti Shah
27 Sep 2014

While Waggener Edstrom has benefited from Microsoft’s success, it may now be suffering something of a hangover from being too invested in a single, albeit iconic, client.

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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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H+K's Hadley Wilkins Joins Redpoint Ventures

Aarti Shah
25 Sep 2014

Former head of Hill + Knowlton’s US tech practice Hadley Wilkins has landed at venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures.

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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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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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Former Porter Novelli President Julie Winskie Resurfaces At Mercer

Holmes Report
22 Sep 2014

Two years after leaving Porter Novelli, Julie Winskie has joined consulting giant Mercer as partner and global branding and communications leader.

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North American PR Agencies Grew Close To 10 Percent In Gould Survey

Holmes Report
22 Sep 2014

North American PR agencies grew by 9.8 percent according to a survey by Gould+Partners.

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Corporate People News In Brief (September 22, 2014)

Holmes Report
22 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at Volkswagen, Toyota, Astellas, NFL, Alaska Airlines, LPL Financial.

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Agency People News In Brief (September 22, 2014)

Holmes Report
22 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at Dix & Eaton, Lou Hammond, Rabin Martin, Alpha IR, Fifth Ring.

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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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Walmart's David Tovar Resigns Amid Resume Flap

Aarti Shah
17 Sep 2014

Walmart’s VP of corporate communications David Tovar is stepping down after the company discovered he didn’t complete his undergraduate degree 18 years ago.

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Corporate People News In Brief (September 16, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at 20th Century Fox, Comcast Corp., and Sierra Metals.

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Industry News In Brief (September 16, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

Inforpress opens in Mexico; Goodman Media opens in Boston; CommCore expands service offer; Cision and Vocus make acquisition.

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Agency People News In Brief (September 16, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at MWW, Edelman, PAN Communications, Lambert Edwards, Blaze, DCI Group.

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Account News In Brief (September 16, 2014)

Holmes Report
16 Sep 2014

New business success for Coyne, Lane, Cognito, Pollack, Fineman, Antenna, Morgan, Calypso, Diffusion, Kemper Lesnik, M&C Saatchi, Driven.

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Global PR Summit To Feature Competitive Social Media Crisis Simulation

Holmes Report
15 Sep 2014

Whether you are working for General Motors of the National Football Leaguesooner or later every public relations professional will be forced to confront a crisis.

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Chuck Hemann Departs Golin For Intel

Aarti Shah
12 Sep 2014

Chuck Hemann has left Golin eight months after taking the newly-created role as executive director of analytics to become an analytics manager at Intel.

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Moving Silicon Valley PR Beyond Media Relations

Aarti Shah
12 Sep 2014

It’s damaging to the industry to define good PR professionals simply on their media relationships.

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Social Commerce: The ‘Holy Grail’ For Communicators?

Arun Sudhaman and Aarti Shah
12 Sep 2014

As the latest attempt to connect social media to sales, Twitter’s new ‘Buy’ Button should be of particular interest to public relations pros.

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Branding Giant Lippincott Acquires Employee Engagement Firm

Holmes Report
10 Sep 2014

Global branding firm Lippincott has acquired Bonfire Communications, an employee engagement and internal communications firm.

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Edelman's Samsung Lead Andrew Silver To Head MSLGroup New York

Aarti Shah
09 Sep 2014

Andrew Silver, the former head of Edelman’s global Samsung business, has joined MSLGroup as managing director of its New York office.

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Waggener Edstrom Brings In Michael Murphy For Global Advisory Role

Arun Sudhaman
09 Sep 2014

Waggener Edstrom has brought in former Grayling CEO Michael Murphy as a senior global advisor, as part of an effort to rejuvenate growth at the firm.

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Dow Corning Global PR Review Ends 18-Year APCO Relationship

Arun Sudhaman
08 Sep 2014

Dow Corning is reviewing global corporate PR duties, in a move that brings a close to its 18-year relationship with APCO Worldwide.

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CHR Continues Acquisition Spree, Buys Trylon SMR

Holmes Report
08 Sep 2014

The CHR Group, a New York-based marketing services holding company, has acquired Trylon SMR, a New York-based media relations firm.

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Speakers From Target, Walmart, Al-Jazeera Join Global Summit Lineup

Holmes Report
07 Sep 2014

Senior communicators from brands such as Al-Jazeera, Monsanto, PayPal, Target, and Walmart are among the confirmed speakers and panelists.

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Treasury Veteran Jenni LeCompte Joins Glover Park

Holmes Report
07 Sep 2014

Jenni LeCompte has joined The Glover Park Group as a managing director, working across the strategic communications and financial services practices.

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Corporate People News In Brief (September 8, 2014)

Holmes Report
07 Sep 2014

New people in new roles at International Flavors & Fragrances, Astellas, and Food Bank for New York City.

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Account News In Brief (September 8, 2014)

Holmes Report
07 Sep 2014

New business success for Jeffrey Group, Allen & Gerritsen, French/West/Vaughan, Fishburn, Kemper Lesnik, Conundrum, Nancy J Friedman.

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JetBlue Reviews Crisis Comms Support

Arun Sudhaman
05 Sep 2014

JetBlue is reviewing its crisis communications agency support, months after angering customers by suspending flights amid severe weather conditions.

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The Bite/Text 100 Merger: Why Stop At Asia?

Arun Sudhaman
05 Sep 2014

Next 15's decision to merge Bite and Text 100 in Asia-Pacific and Continental Europe raises questions about the firms' futures in the UK and US.

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SunEdison Taps Grayling For US PR Work

Holmes Report
04 Sep 2014

Solar technology company SunEdison has handed its US PR duties — including traditional PR, social media and digital marketing — to Grayling.

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RLM Finsbury Names Doug Michelman To Lead New Bay Area Office

Holmes Report
04 Sep 2014

Corporate and financial communications firm RLM Finsbury is opening a San Francisco office, under the leadership of Doug Michelman.

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Rowan Benecke Departs Text 100 To Lead Burson's Global Tech Practice

Arun Sudhaman
04 Sep 2014

Burson-Marsteller has hired Text 100 veteran Rowan Benecke to lead its global technology practice.

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Holmes Report Readies 2nd Edition Of Innovator 25

The Holmes Report
03 Sep 2014

Now in its 2nd year, the Holmes Report will launch the next edition of the Innovator 25 later this month.

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Edelman Promotes Maria Amundson To Global Tech Role

Aarti Shah
03 Sep 2014

Longtime Edelman veteran Maria Amundson is stepping up as global head of technology.

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