In brief: Globalisation boost for Bluefocus, charity sector PR firms ally, Movember partners with Premiership Rugby, Reputation Institute

Globalisation brings 30 per cent growth for Bluefocus; charity sector PR firms Slack and Third Sector ally; Movember partners with Premiership Rugby for men's health awareness and more from PRWeek UK.

BlueFocus: Opened a new office in Silicon Valley in June
BlueFocus: Opened a new office in Silicon Valley in June

Globalisation brings 30 per cent growth for Bluefocus

Beijing-headquartered Bluefocus Communication Group, which has owned We Are Social since 2013 and has a 19.8 per cent stake in Huntsworth, has reported revenue growth of 30 per cent in the first half of 2015, reaching RMB3.5bn (£355m). Its results statement attributed this to a "determined globalisation strategy". Read the full story from PRWeek Asia.

Charity sector PR firms Slack and Third Sector ally

Charity specialists Third Sector PR and Slack Communications have signed a memorandum of understanding under which they "will together investigate potential business structures", according to a press release. The two firms will remain financially independent and continue to operate under their current fee structures.

Movember partners with Premiership Rugby for men's health awareness

The Movember Foundation has become an official charity partner of Premiership Rugby, creating the MOVE like a Pro programme designed to inspire men to take action to improve their health. There is no PR agency involved in promoting the programme, which will initially be piloted by four clubs and scaled nationally from September 2016.

Reputation Institute looks to global growth with new tracker

Reputation advisory firm the Reputation Institute has today launched its new Reputation Tracker product in the UK, as well as in Denmark, France, Germany and Mexico. A company press statement says this is "the first phase of a global expansion that will continue into 2016". The tracker was launched in the US last month.

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