News

Edelman Makes Russell Dubner US Head, Mark Hass Steps Down

Aarti Shah
23 Apr 2014

Edelman has promoted Russell Dubner, head of its New York operation, to US president and CEO to oversee its $450 million US business across 14 offices.

Read More

Holmes Report Announces Americas Agency Of The Year Finalists

Holmes Report
23 Apr 2014

The five firms in the running for Large Agency of the Year are Edelman, FleishmanHillard, GolinHarris, Ketchum, and Weber Shandwick

Read More

Microsoft Reviews India PR Duties

Arun Sudhaman
23 Apr 2014

Microsoft is reviewing PR duties in India, putting incumbent firm IPAN Hill+Knowlton on alert.

Read More

Q1 2014 PR Results: Double-Digit Growth At IPG, Omnicom Firms Up 1.2%

Arun Sudhaman
22 Apr 2014

Interpublic Group PR firms have posted another strong quarter of growth, up by double-digits for the first three months of this year.

Read More

Twitter Centralises Asia-Pacific PR With Ogilvy

Arun Sudhaman
22 Apr 2014

Twitter is consolidating PR duties for multiple Asia-Pacific markets with Ogilvy PR.

Read More

MWW Hires Zeno's Molly Mulloy To Co-Lead Global Tech

Aarti Shah
22 Apr 2014

MWW has tapped Zeno EVP Molly Mulloy as the first general manager of its San Francisco office since significantly scaling back the office in 2010.

Read More

IPG Entertainment Firms Make New Digital Investments Via Outside Shops

Aarti Shah
22 Apr 2014

PMK·BNC and Rogers & Cowan both made recent investments in digital shops to bolster their existing offerings.

Read More

Grayling Retains British Airways Global PR Duties After Europe Decision

Holmes Report
21 Apr 2014

British Airways has retained Grayling in Europe, after earlier deciding to also stick with the incumbent agency in Asia-Pacific.

Read More

Cadbury Moves Indian PR Mandate From Edelman To Perfect Relations

Arun Sudhaman
21 Apr 2014

Cadbury has moved corporate PR duties in India to Perfect Relations as it gears up to change its name to Mondelez India.

Read More

Kelly McGinnis To Receive Individual Achievement SABRE

Holmes Report
20 Apr 2014

Her leadership at Dell, and in her new position as CCO at Levi Strauss, earned her one of our SABRE Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

Read More

Dee Dee Myers To Lead Comms For Warner Bros

Holmes Report
20 Apr 2014

Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers has been named executive VP, worldwide corporate communications and public affairs for Warner Bros.

Read More

Nielsen Launches Suite Of Reputation Measurement Services

Holmes Report
20 Apr 2014

Nielsen, best known for its television advertising ratings, has introduced a suite of new reputation measurement and management services.

Read More

360 Opens in Washington, Plans Bay Area Operation

Holmes Report
20 Apr 2014

Consumer agency 360 Public Relations is opening a Washington, DC, office, and announcing plans to open a Bay Area office this summer.

Read More

Asia-Pacific News In Brief (April 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Apr 2014

New people at Edelman, Hill+Knowlton, Hoffman; and a new account at Weber Shandwick.

Read More

EMEA News In Brief (April 21, 2014)

Holmes Report`
20 Apr 2014

Focus makes an acquisition; new people in new roles at Cubitt, OgilvyHealth; new business at haberlein & mauerer, Atomic, Jargon.

Read More

Agency People News In Brief (April 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Apr 2014

New people in new positions at Falls Communications, Gibbs & Soell, and GolinHarris.

Read More

Account News In Brief (April 21, 2014)

Holmes Report
20 Apr 2014

New business success for Trevelino/Keller, Pollack, Beehive, and Bob Gold.

Read More

Qualcomm Brings On Weber Shandwick For US PR

Aarti Shah
18 Apr 2014

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm has selected Weber Shandwick as it US PR agency for its corporate and divisions work, parting ways with longtime partner Hill + Knowlton.

Read More

Breaking Down The Eye-Catching Growth At China's BlueFocus

Arun Sudhaman
18 Apr 2014

The announcement of Chinese group BlueFocus’ 2013 revenues has attracted plenty of attention around the PR world.

Read More

M Booth Hires Jeff Bodzewski To Lead Analytics

Aarti Shah
17 Apr 2014

M Booth has hired Jeff Bodzewski as chief analytics officer to work alongside chief insights officer Bonnie Ulman.

Read More

Weber Shandwick Hired For Madame Tussauds Beijing Launch

Holmes Report
17 Apr 2014

Merlin Entertainments has hired Weber Shandwick to help launch Madame Tussauds Beijing next month.

Read More

Zynga Taps Allison & Partners Amid Company Transition

Aarti Shah
17 Apr 2014

Zynga has hired Allison & Partners for product PR, the Holmes Report has learned.

Read More

LaunchSquad’s Original9 Partners With New York Times, Condé Nast

Aarti Shah
17 Apr 2014

Original9 is partnering with publishers — including the New York Times and Condé Nast — looking to outsource editorial for their sponsored content.

Read More

O'Malley Hansen Named Agency Of Record For Barclaycard US

Holmes Report
16 Apr 2014

Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays, has selected O’Malley Hansen Communications as its public relations agency of record.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Carmichael Lynch Spong Rebrands As Spong

Holmes Report
15 Apr 2014

Award-winning Twin Cities public relations firm Carmichael Lynch Spong has rebranded as Spong.

Read More

Lufthansa Hands Indian PR Duties To Cohn & Wolfe

Arun Sudhaman
15 Apr 2014

Lufthansa has awarded its Indian PR mandate to Cohn & Wolfe, marking one of the fledgling agency's first major wins in the country.

Read More

Selim Bingol Exits GM Amid Recall Crisis

Holmes Report
15 Apr 2014

GM comms chief Selim Bingol is departing the company amid a management shake-up that follows the wide-ranging recall of nearly 2.6m cars.

Read More

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.

Read More

Dropbox Brings On Text 100 For Enterprise Work

Aarti Shah
14 Apr 2014

Dropbox has hired Text 100 to handle its enterprise arm Dropbox for Business, while continuing its work with the Hatch Agency for consumer and corporate.

Read More

Mahindra Names New Comms Chief

Arun Sudhaman
14 Apr 2014

Mahindra Group has named Ruzbeh Irani as chief group communications and ethics officer, following the departure of Roma Balwani.

Read More

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.

Read More

Ketchum, Weber Shandwick, Edelman Lead Americas SABRE Nominations

Holmes Report
14 Apr 2014

Clients of multinational agencies Ketchum, Weber Shandwick and Edelman each received more than 20 nominations for the Gold and Diamond SABRE Awards.

Read More

Dave Senay To Receive Individual Achievement SABRE Award

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

Dave Senay will receive a SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement at our annual dinner in New York, May 6.

Read More

Stratacomm Principals Buy Firm Back From Fleishman

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

The leaders of Washington and Detroit-based public affairs firm Stratacomm has reacquired majority ownership and control of the company.

Read More

Stephen Labaton Named US President Of RLM Finsbury

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

Stephen Labaton, a former senior writer at The New York Times who joined the company as partner in 2012, succeeds Michael Gross.

Read More

Asia-Pacific News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New business success for Weber Shandwick, Hoffman, Bite; new people at Edelman.

Read More

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.

Read More

Corporate People News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at CBS, Ford, Retale, Massey Services, Associa.

Read More

Agency People News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New people in new roles at GolinHarris, MSLGroup, Buffalo, and Boom.

Read More

Account News In Brief (April 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Apr 2014

New business success for Finn Partners, French West Vaughan, DStreet, EGC Group, Buffalo, and Brandware.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More


Archive