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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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UCSF Calls On Landis Communications

Holmes Report
23 Jul 2014

The University of San Francisco has hired Landis Communications to handle PR around the opening of its newest hospital in the Bay Area.

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W2O Looks To Grow Tech As Aaron Strout Takes Over Practice

Aarti Shah
23 Jul 2014

W2O Group has made Aaron Strout head of its tech practice as the company continues to expand beyond its roots in healthcare.

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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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Trulia's Ken Shuman Lands At Startup NerdWallet

Aarti Shah
23 Jul 2014

After leaving Trulia earlier this month, Ken Shuman kept mum on his new venture — but has now disclosed he’s the first VP of communications at personal finance startup NerdWallet.

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Ex-Ford Social Media Chief Scott Monty Joins Shift

Arun Sudhaman
22 Jul 2014

Former Ford social media chief Scott Monty has joined Shift Communications as EVP of strategy, two months after his departure from the automaker.

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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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Xerox Names IBM's John Kennedy CMO

Holmes Report
21 Jul 2014

Xerox has hired IBM veteran John Kennedy as CMO following the departure of Christa Carone last fall.

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Andy Weitz Exit Sees H+K Consolidate Americas Under Canada CEO

Aarti Shah
21 Jul 2014

Hill+Knowlton Strategies US head Andy Weitz is stepping down after only a year in the role, with the firm consolidating its Americas leadership under Canada CEO Mike Coates.

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Cohn & Wolfe Partners With Joule On Mobile Engagement Initiative

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

Cohn & Wolfe has launched a new mobile engagement unit, ME-24, in a joint venture with Joule, a leader in mobile and multiscreen marketing.

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Industry News In Brief (July 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

DeVries opens "pop-up" agency in Cleveland; Lou Hammond execs open new firm; allen & gerritsen expands PR to Boston; Finn joins PROI.

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Corporate People News In Brief (July 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Nielsen, Cox, and Dollar Tree.

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Agency People News In Brief (July 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Ogilvy, Lagrant, PCI, Qorvis MSL, Cohn & Wolfe, Gutenberg, Environics.

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Account News In Brief (July 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

New business success for Edelman, Ogilvy, a&g, Momentum, Kemper Lesnik, Child's Play, Trevelino Keller, Pollack.

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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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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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Study Points To The Rise Of The ‘CCMO’

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

The rate of chief communications officers with marketing oversight is up 35% since 2012, according to a new study.

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Connelly Partners Buys Healthcare Shop

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Integrated marketing shop Connelly Partners is acquiring Mc|K Healthcare to boost its healthcare and pharmaceutical expertise.

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Gutenberg Comms Brings On Former Cisco Marketing Exec

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Gutenberg Communications has brought on former Cisco marketing exec Jeff Platón as CMO and EVP of its marketing services practice.

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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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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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Activision Retains PMK*BNC For US Consumer PR

Aarti Shah
15 Jul 2014

US gaming giant Activision is keeping incumbent PMK*BNC as its consumer PR agency in North America following a review earlier this year.

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Edelman Names Liz Lee Head Of US Digital

Aarti Shah
14 Jul 2014

Edelman has promoted Liz Lee, digital head in its New York office, to lead the firm’s US digital efforts.

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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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Jon Banner To Lead Communications At PepsiCo

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

PepsiCo has promoted Jon Banner to executive vice president, communications.

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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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Corporate People News In Brief (July 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Jet Blue Airways, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, NuVasive.

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Agency People News In Brief (July 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Ketchum, ReviveHealth, French/West/Vaughan, Nyhus, Lou Hammond, Risdall, Fish Consulting.

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Account News In Brief (July 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

New business success for Southard, 360 PR, Lou Hammond, Lazar, Environics, Child's Play.

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Lithium Brings On Waggener Edstrom Amid Klout Integration

Aarti Shah
10 Jul 2014

Social software maker Lithium has brought on Waggener Edstrom as the company integrates the newly-acquired Klout.

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Postano Brings On Horn Group To Gain Marketshare

Aarti Shah
08 Jul 2014

The Horn Group has been called in to handle PR in North America for the social media activation platform Postano.

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Twitter’s Gabriel Stricker Takes On CCO Role As Company Reshuffles Management

Aarti Shah
08 Jul 2014

Gabriel Stricker has been named Twitter’s chief communications officer to reflect his expanded role within the social network.

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World PR Report: The CEO View

Holmes Report
07 Jul 2014

Agency CEOs from various regions and sectors give their take on the growth climate for the PR industry.

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World PR Report: UK Firms Lead Industry Growth

Aarti Shah
07 Jul 2014

UK-based firms dominated the fast movers with four firms ranking among the top 10 fastest growing around the globe.

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Edelman Names US Digital Lead Cricket Wardein Western Region President

Aarti Shah
07 Jul 2014

Edelman has made its US digital lead Cricket Wardein head of its Western region, signaling a move towards more integration between the agency’s digital and traditional services.

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World Report: Global PR Industry Growth Surges To 11%

Arun Sudhaman
07 Jul 2014

Global PR industry growth improved significantly to 11% in 2013, according to the World PR Report 2014, which ranks the world's 250 biggest PR firms.

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World Report: Edelman And Weber Shandwick Widen Lead At The Top

Arun Sudhaman
07 Jul 2014

Edelman and Weber Shandwick have widened their lead as the largest PR firms in the world, according to the 2014 World Report.

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Profile: Who's Afraid Of China's BlueFocus?

Arun Sudhaman
06 Jul 2014

Oscar Zhao's Chinese PR juggernaut BlueFocus is ready to take on the world. Is the world ready for Oscar Zhao?

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Burson-Marsteller Named Agency Of Record For Special Olympics

Holmes Report
06 Jul 2014

Burson-Marsteller has been named agency of record for Special Olympics International. The engagement will be led by the firm’s sports marketing group.

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Corporate People News In Brief (July 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at ACE Group, InVivo Therapeutics, and the New York Racing Association.

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Account News In Brief (July, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Jul 2014

New business success for JoTo PR, Trevelino/Keller, and DStreet.

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