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Bean-counting is affecting China's PR industry

Bean-counting is affecting China's PR industry

In the midst of an austerity crunch, clients in China are increasingly letting procurement drive PR agency pitches. Unfortunately this is resulting in agencies being hired on price and fired on ability.

Lufthansa CEO is not doing enough to reassure passengers, say PR pros

Lufthansa CEO is not doing enough to reassure passengers, say PR pros

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr spoke about security and safety procedures during a press conference Thursday.

The Beeb was right to sack Clarkson

The Beeb was right to sack Clarkson

I actually quite enjoy Top Gear. I like the easy camaraderie and mocking that occurs between the three leads as it only can between people who've been actual friends for years.

Hoffman rides off with Piaggio Asia-Pacific

Hoffman rides off with Piaggio Asia-Pacific

Manufacturer of the Vespa selected Hoffman to handle both its communications and a product awareness drive.

Is the chief communications officer position going the way of the dodo?

Is the chief communications officer position going the way of the dodo?

The CCO role has disappeared at several major organizations.

Consumers in HK and China view innovation in brands differently

Consumers in HK and China view innovation in brands differently

Consumers in Hong Kong and China view the concept of 'innovation' differently from, not just the rest of the world, but each other, finds a five-market study by Ketchum.

Accor Thailand hires new director of loyalty and communications

Accor Thailand hires new director of loyalty and communications

Hotel operator Accor Thailand has hired Valerie Marina Barrios, former CMO for Lebua Hotels & Resorts to head its loyalty programs and manage its corporate communications for part of the region.

Bridging the North-South communication gap in Korea

Bridging the North-South communication gap in Korea

Working with two charitable organizations, Cheil Worldwide developed an app that helps children of North Korean defectors cope with language differences as they adjust to life in South Korea.

Visit Florida to review international PR roster

Visit Florida to review international PR roster

Florida's official travel and tourism board has extended its current PR contracts until the end of 2015, while it works on a review of its international agency roster.

BlueFocus FY 2014 profit up 62.8%

BlueFocus FY 2014 profit up 62.8%

The company's digital revenue increased more than 100% last year.

How the PR industry is tackling its diversity deficit

How the PR industry is tackling its diversity deficit

Has progress been made? Yes, say experts. But there's a long way to go.

Capdase chooses Edelman Indonesia to handle marketing around store launch

Capdase chooses Edelman Indonesia to handle marketing around store launch

Edelman Indonesia will be handling both online and on-ground promotional activities around the launch of Capdase's first outlet in Indonesia.

Always and MSLGroup win top campaign award at PRWeek Awards

Always and MSLGroup win top campaign award at PRWeek Awards

Always #LikeAGirl: Turning an insult into a confidence movement.

Starbucks #RaceTogether: strong idea, flawed execution

Starbucks #RaceTogether: strong idea, flawed execution

The backlash against Starbucks should not deter other major for-profit brands from getting involved in well-intentioned initiatives.

PR in the dock: Nearly 70 per cent of the general public does not trust the industry

PR in the dock: Nearly 70 per cent of the general public does not trust the industry

It is often said, with much hand-wringing, that the PR industry has a PR problem but this is usually within the context of arguments about why PRs do not have a seat at the top table or command the same budgets as counterparts in marketing or advertising. But the alarming results of an exclusive survey for PRWeek show that PR itself has a reputational deficit to navigate, with nearly 70 per cent of the general public saying it does not trust its practitioners.

M&C Saatchi PR makes senior appointment

M&C Saatchi PR makes senior appointment

M&C Saatchi PR has announced the appointment of Gary Wheeldon-Doyle to the newly created role of global managing director.

When agencies sin in a client's name: Singtel & Gushcloud

When agencies sin in a client's name: Singtel & Gushcloud

Whose fault is it if an agency crosses moral boundaries to please its client? How do brands prevent this and make reparations? We speak to some experts using the recent Singtel-Gushcloud social media crisis as a case study.

Former P&G comms leader Chris Hassall joins APCO Advisory Council

Former P&G comms leader Chris Hassall joins APCO Advisory Council

He left the CPG company nearly three years ago and began teaching MBA students in China.

AMS looks to Hoffman to raise Asia profile through thought leadership

AMS looks to Hoffman to raise Asia profile through thought leadership

The UK-based talent acquisition and management services specialist aims to raise its profile in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

RF Thunder wins Korean skincare brand The History of Whoo

RF Thunder wins Korean skincare brand The History of Whoo

The agency beat out local and international agencies in a pitch for the luxury purveyor of cosmetics.

PRWeek Awards Asia: Early-entry deadline April 1