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Full-year losses narrow at Huntsworth despite 'difficult' 2016 at Grayling

Full-year losses narrow at Huntsworth despite 'difficult' 2016 at Grayling

Huntsworth's losses narrowed in 2016 thanks to a strong performance from the holding company's health comms arm, and despite a "difficult" year for Grayling, whose like-for-like revenue fell 17.4 per cent.

MSLGroup: Former China CEO's gender discrimination suit is 'resolved'

MSLGroup: Former China CEO's gender discrimination suit is 'resolved'

The action brought by Faith Brewitt in January claimed the Publicis PR agency had denied her the basic tools to perform her job.

Government meets with Google over 'totally unacceptable' YouTube issues

Government meets with Google over 'totally unacceptable' YouTube issues

Google bosses have apologised and promised improvements after being hauled into the Cabinet Office following a Times investigation which found that Government campaigns had appeared alongside extremist videos on YouTube.

Allison+Partners names Serina Tan Singapore GM

Allison+Partners names Serina Tan Singapore GM

She joined the firm in 2014.

WE Communications acquires two firms in Asia

WE Communications acquires two firms in Asia

The firm has acquired WATATAWA and Red Bridge Communications.

Microsoft's Xbox hires Edelman vet Ken Birge as global comms head

Microsoft's Xbox hires Edelman vet Ken Birge as global comms head

Birge joined from Edelman shop Assembly, which works with Microsoft.

Egypt hires Weber Shandwick for public affairs support

Egypt hires Weber Shandwick for public affairs support

Weber will support the country's "strategic partnership" with the U.S., according to documents filed with the State Department.

PRWeek Global Awards: 2017 finalists revealed

PRWeek Global Awards: 2017 finalists revealed

Almost 100 campaigns are battling it out for PRWeek's top global prizes, which will be unveiled at a gala event in London on May 11.

Midea plugs in Coyne as first US PR AOR

Midea plugs in Coyne as first US PR AOR

The Fortune 500 company has a "very aggressive growth appetite" in the U.S., according to marketing and sales VP Kurt Jovais.

Trump deflates Chinese interest in US property, tourism, and education

Trump deflates Chinese interest in US property, tourism, and education

Four in 10 Chinese are more negative about the U.S. following Trump's first month as president.

Cohn & Wolfe leads way as WPP grows PR revenues across 2016 despite Q4 dip

Cohn & Wolfe leads way as WPP grows PR revenues across 2016 despite Q4 dip

UK revenue at WPP's PR firms was "down significantly" in Q4 2016, also falling in North America by more than two per cent in the same period - but revenue across the year grew at a faster pace than in the year before.

Indictment adds to Samsung's reputation woes, or does it?

Indictment adds to Samsung's reputation woes, or does it?

With its leader indicted on corruption charges, Samsung's brand reputation faces a "long and steep road." Or, perhaps the scandal will have no impact whatsoever.

Havas revenue slows in 2016 but still registers overall growth

Havas revenue slows in 2016 but still registers overall growth

Havas Group was unable to match its double-digit growth of last year after posting a 3.3 per cent lift in global revenue for 2016.

Get inside the minds of the PR elite: PRWeek UK Power Book out next week

Get inside the minds of the PR elite: PRWeek UK Power Book out next week

What do the UK's top comms professionals see as the industry's biggest challenges right now? What do they think was the best campaign of 2016? And what are their greatest regrets?

EMEA public affairs and financial projects boost FTI comms segment in Q4

EMEA public affairs and financial projects boost FTI comms segment in Q4

Public affairs and financial comms engagements across the EMEA region meant that FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications business outperformed the company as a whole in Q4 2016.

F1 hires first global comms head to drive sport's reputation post-Ecclestone

F1 hires first global comms head to drive sport's reputation post-Ecclestone

Norman Howell has taken the role of director of global communications at Formula 1, a new post created in the shake-up of the organisation after its acquisition by Liberty Media.

MDC Partners posts $7.7m in Q4 net income

MDC Partners posts $7.7m in Q4 net income

The holding company, the owner of Allison+Partners, Kwittken, and others, recently sold a $95 million stake to Goldman Sachs.

Princess Yachts hires W Asia in Southeast Asia

Princess Yachts hires W Asia in Southeast Asia

The luxury brand has appointed W as its first retained agency in Southeast Asia.

Comms pros in Australia, Singapore make more money

Comms pros in Australia, Singapore make more money

The latest study from Prospect and PublicAffairsAsia also shows more businesses are accepting flexible working.

Edelman veteran and APACMEA boss David Brain to step down

Edelman veteran and APACMEA boss David Brain to step down

David Brain, president and CEO of Edelman Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, is to leave the agency after 13 years.

MDC to sell $95m stake to Goldman Sachs

MDC to sell $95m stake to Goldman Sachs

Once the deal is complete, Goldman Sachs will own 15% of the company.

FleishmanHillard inks affiliate agreement with Vriens & Partners

FleishmanHillard inks affiliate agreement with Vriens & Partners

The goal of the deal is to boost new business opportunities and expand expertise in Asia.

Milton Keynes: It's not all concrete cows and roundabouts, says PR team in 50th anniversary push

Milton Keynes: It's not all concrete cows and roundabouts, says PR team in 50th anniversary push

Personal stories from Milton Keynes residents provide an alternative narrative to stereotypes such as concrete cows and roundabouts, according to the head of the PR agency charged with promoting the town's 50th anniversary.

£1.3m PR push to put English lamb and beef on the menu in Europe

£1.3m PR push to put English lamb and beef on the menu in Europe

A major public relations programme by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is due to launch in April in a bid to boost exports of English beef and lamb to Europe.

'Transition year' for Edelman as growth stalls in 2016

'Transition year' for Edelman as growth stalls in 2016

The world's largest PR firm is still expanding but posted its lowest growth in seven years in 2016, with organic revenue up just 1.7% as clients became more cautious and cut spending - but it is more optimistic about Q1 and 2017 and remains committed to communications marketing.

Dubai Tourism UK and Ireland PR brief moves from Edelman to The Brighter Group

Dubai Tourism UK and Ireland PR brief moves from Edelman to The Brighter Group

Dubai's tourism body has appointed travel and tourism PR and marketing agency The Brighter Group to handle its UK and Ireland PR, an account previously held by Edelman.

Llorente & Cuenca 2016 revenue grows 12.5 per cent

Llorente & Cuenca 2016 revenue grows 12.5 per cent

Spanish-owned comms agency Llorente & Cuenca has reported a 12.5 per cent rise in revenue in 2016 to €33.8m (£28.7m, $36m), although growth was significantly higher when excluding the impact of currency fluctuations.

Omnicom shifts Cone Communications under Porter Novelli

Omnicom shifts Cone Communications under Porter Novelli

Cone will keep its brand, and CEO Bill Fleishman will stay in his role as Cone CEO.

FleishmanHillard mourns death of Cosette Romero in Manila

FleishmanHillard mourns death of Cosette Romero in Manila

The SVP, partner, and GM passed away on January 25.

Publicis reports €527m net loss in 2016 after Q4 slowdown

Publicis reports €527m net loss in 2016 after Q4 slowdown

MSLGroup owner Publicis has reported a net loss of €527m (£449m, $564m) in 2016 as revenue declined in the fourth quarter.

Hoffman Agency names Jason Cao as China general manager

Hoffman Agency names Jason Cao as China general manager

Cao has worked at WE Communications, Text100, and EMG over the past decade.

Edelman Dabo lays off staff as agency moves to go 'beyond PR counsel'

Edelman acquired Dubai-based independent Dabo & Co. in 2015.

Finsbury, Ogilvy and Burson get PR nod in WPP's Walgreens Boots Alliance mega-deal

Finsbury, Ogilvy and Burson get PR nod in WPP's Walgreens Boots Alliance mega-deal

Finsbury, Ogilvy and Burson-Marsteller will handle PR for WPP's global comms partnership with pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).

Finsbury shifts Michael Gross to vice chair; Paul Holmes to North America CEO

Finsbury shifts Michael Gross to vice chair; Paul Holmes to North America CEO

Gross has worked at Finsbury since 1989. Holmes joined the agency in 2007.

WPP lands $600m global partnership with Walgreens Boots Alliance

WPP lands $600m global partnership with Walgreens Boots Alliance

Pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed WPP to handle marketing, communications and advertising for its global retail and wholesale businesses.

Fruit of the Loom shops seven-figure global PR account

Fruit of the Loom shops seven-figure global PR account

Ketchum is the incumbent on the business.

Allianz Worldwide Care moves global PR brief from Grayling to Fleishman

Allianz Worldwide Care moves global PR brief from Grayling to Fleishman

Global health, life and disability insurer Allianz Worldwide Care has appointed FleishmanHillard as its global PR agency, following a competitive tender process.

Former MSLGroup China CEO files gender discrimination suit against Publicis

Former MSLGroup China CEO files gender discrimination suit against Publicis

Faith Brewitt, former head of Greater China for MSLGroup, has filed a lawsuit saying she was denied the time and basic tools to do her job.

Hooters hires W Asia for Singapore expansion

Hooters hires W Asia for Singapore expansion

The PR agency will handle communications for the launch of two branches.

Watch Maurice Lévy announce Arthur Sadoun as his successor

Watch Maurice Lévy announce Arthur Sadoun as his successor

He has a "strong vision for the future" and "I place my every confidence in him," says Lévy.

Arthur Sadoun succeeds Maurice Lévy as Publicis Groupe chairman and CEO

Arthur Sadoun succeeds Maurice Lévy as Publicis Groupe chairman and CEO

Lévy will step aside to become chairman of the supervisory board as of June 2017.

AkzoNobel launches review to consolidate roster of 'around 100' agencies

AkzoNobel launches review to consolidate roster of 'around 100' agencies

Dutch paints, chemicals and coatings manufacturing giant AkzoNobel is reviewing its global roster of agencies in an attempt to reduce the number of agency relationships it maintains.

Finsbury names Aston Bridgman Japan co-president

Finsbury names Aston Bridgman Japan co-president

He will work alongside co-president Kyota Narimatsu.

Red Consultancy and Kazoo face fight as Samsung consolidates UK PR

Red Consultancy and Kazoo face fight as Samsung consolidates UK PR

Samsung is consolidating its UK PR support, with longstanding retained agencies The Red Consultancy and Kazoo both in the running for a consolidated, single brief, PRWeek has learned.

Huge demand for digital PR skills in China: R3

Huge demand for digital PR skills in China: R3

The consultancy's latest study shows marketers and clients want much more digital capability from their PR firms than ever before.

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league but rivals gain ground

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league but rivals gain ground

Brunswick maintained its position as the PR agency that offered comms support to the greatest number of M&A deals globally in 2016, although rivals have been gaining ground, new research suggests.

Prime Minister's comms strategist Robin Gordon-Farleigh departs for Edelman role

Prime Minister's comms strategist Robin Gordon-Farleigh departs for Edelman role

Robin Gordon-Farleigh, a senior comms strategist at Downing Street advising Theresa May and her predecessor David Cameron, has been hired by Edelman to work in its Dubai office.

Guinness World Records hires new PR agencies for Germany and the UAE

Guinness World Records hires new PR agencies for Germany and the UAE

Guinness World Records has hired Havas PR and BPG Cohn & Wolfe to handle comms in Germany and the UAE respectively.

Samsung hopes to 'win back trust' after blaming batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Samsung hopes to 'win back trust' after blaming batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Samsung has today confirmed the overheating of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones was caused by faults with their batteries.

Mastercard's Beaumont named 2017 PRWeek Global Awards jury chair

Mastercard's Beaumont named 2017 PRWeek Global Awards jury chair

Rose Beaumont leads international and European communications for the global financial services company, which won Global Campaign of the Year in 2016 - final call for 2017 entries is Tuesday, January 24.

Dentsu appoints Toshihiro Yamamoto president and CEO

Dentsu appoints Toshihiro Yamamoto president and CEO

Japan's advertising giant has named a successor to Tadashi Ishii after a year plagued by scandal.

French government picks The Hoffman Agency to promote tech industry

French government picks The Hoffman Agency to promote tech industry

The French Government's economic development agency has handed the The Hoffman Agency an initial one-year brief to promote the country's technology industry, making it one of the agency's largest clients globally.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Michelle Tham as Malaysia MD

Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Michelle Tham as Malaysia MD

She is taking on the role as Justin Then departs.

Text100 makes global, Asia-Pacific leadership changes

Text100 makes global, Asia-Pacific leadership changes

Lee Nugent is taking over as Asia-Pacific director as Anne Costello becomes regional chair.

PRWeek Global Awards 2017: entry deadline extended and venue announced

PRWeek Global Awards 2017: entry deadline extended and venue announced

The deadline for the PRWeek Global Awards has been extended to 24 January.

Infiniti names marketing, PR GM for China

Infiniti names marketing, PR GM for China

Tim Heile is joining the Nissan subsidiary's China joint venture, Dongfeng Infiniti, from BMW Japan.

BBC comms chief bids to retain trust in 'post-truth' world

BBC comms chief bids to retain trust in 'post-truth' world

The BBC must listen more in order to gain the trust of its audience, its director of comms has told PRWeek.

Going global? 7 PR hotspots for 2017

Going global? 7 PR hotspots for 2017

From Cuba to Colombia via Qatar, PRWeek UK goes around the world in seven articles to highlight those countries set for a comms boom in 2017.

WE in talks to acquire London digital and PR agency Threepipe

WE in talks to acquire London digital and PR agency Threepipe

US-headquartered WE Communications is in negotiations to acquire independent London agency Threepipe, PRWeek has learned.

Edelman signs PR firm Chain Reactions Nigeria as exclusive affiliate

Edelman signs PR firm Chain Reactions Nigeria as exclusive affiliate

Edelman has appointed Nigerian PR firm Chain Reactions Nigeria as its exclusive affiliate in the country, following a year-long strategic partnership.

Edelman hires Rupen Desai as regional executive vice chair

Edelman hires Rupen Desai as regional executive vice chair

Desai is joining the agency as Carol Potter moves into a new role.

Diageo corporate relations director Charlotte Lambkin to depart

Diageo corporate relations director Charlotte Lambkin to depart

Diageo corporate relations director Charlotte Lambkin is to leave the company, the drinks giant has confirmed.

Cisco employs VR to dramatize cybersecurity threats

Cisco employs VR to dramatize cybersecurity threats

Interactive 3D demo, developed with Allison+Partners, is a first for the tech brand and an uncommon sight in the b-to-b marketing world.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Shanghai MD

Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Shanghai MD

Maggie Lu is taking up the role.

Burson-Marsteller names Kevin Bell worldwide president

Burson-Marsteller names Kevin Bell worldwide president

Bell was previously the WPP agency's global public affairs practice chair.

Major League Baseball scouts UK agencies ahead of plans to load bases in 2017

Major League Baseball scouts UK agencies ahead of plans to load bases in 2017

Major League Baseball (MLB) wants to become the latest American sport to make inroads overseas, having met with various UK PR and digital firms in recent weeks, PRWeek has learned.

March of the professional services firms continues as Deloitte snaps up comms agency Regester Larkin

March of the professional services firms continues as Deloitte snaps up comms agency Regester Larkin

UK crisis comms and reputation specialist Regester Larkin has been acquired by professional services firm Deloitte LLP for an undisclosed sum, the agency announced today.

Ruder Finn acquires Hong Kong-based Daylight Partnership

Ruder Finn acquires Hong Kong-based Daylight Partnership

Daylight founder David Ko to lead Ruder Finn's regional digital arm after acquisition.

Burson-Marsteller ups stake in Kenyan affiliate as part of WPP Africa push

Burson-Marsteller ups stake in Kenyan affiliate as part of WPP Africa push

WPP agency Burson-Marsteller has acquired a minority stake in its Kenyan affiliate, Engage Burson-Marsteller.

Uniqlo names Japanese mountain climber as global ambassador

Uniqlo names Japanese mountain climber as global ambassador

The Fast Retailing brand will work with Marin Minamiya, a student mountaineer, on product design and CSR.

MSLGroup rebrands Arc PR in Thailand

MSLGroup rebrands Arc PR in Thailand

The move is the latest in MSLGroup's rapid expansion into Southeast Asia.

ICCO appoints five regional presidents

ICCO appoints five regional presidents

ICCO, the umbrella association for national PR trade bodies, has appointed five regional presidents to represent the organisation's recently formed regional boards.

Edelman names Carol Potter as new Europe and CIS chief

Edelman names Carol Potter as new Europe and CIS chief

Carol Potter, executive vice chairman of Edelman's Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, has been named as Michael Stewart's successor as president and CEO of the agency's Europe and CIS arm.

Manifest opens Stockholm branch amid plans to take the business global

Manifest opens Stockholm branch amid plans to take the business global

Manifest Group has opened a new office in the Swedish capital Stockholm amid plans to set up further operations in South Africa and Australia by 2020.

Watch: David Beckham's tattoos come to life in Unicef #ENDviolence film

Watch: David Beckham's tattoos come to life in Unicef #ENDviolence film

Video trickery makes David Beckham's tattoos appear to move in a new campaign film released by global children's charity UNICEF.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies hires India president

Hill+Knowlton Strategies hires India president

Chetan Mahajan is joining the agency from MSLGroup.

Chinese fund management giant Harvest hires Peregrine to a new global brief

Chinese fund management giant Harvest hires Peregrine to a new global brief

Harvest Fund Management, one of China's largest fund managers that oversees investments worth $100bn, has hired Peregrine Communications to a new global account.

Marketers 'prioritising' social over PR and TV ads for product launches, report shows

Marketers 'prioritising' social over PR and TV ads for product launches, report shows

A majority of marketers in the UK, US and Australia consider social media their top priority when launching new products, research has found.

'Co-living' hotel hires The Honey Partnership to build global PR support

'Co-living' hotel hires The Honey Partnership to build global PR support

The Honey Partnership has been handed a b2b and consumer PR brief - and a remit of hiring a range of further agencies - by hybrid work-life accommodation provider The Student Hotel.

Kenya Tourism Board seeks interim UK agency ahead of global PR rethink

Kenya Tourism Board seeks interim UK agency ahead of global PR rethink

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has contacted a number of UK agencies as it seeks support for the next seven months, ahead of a broader rethink of its global PR support.

All Nippon Airways brings on H+K Strategies for first U.S. marketing campaign

All Nippon Airways brings on H+K Strategies for first U.S. marketing campaign

The Japanese airline picked the firm after a competitive process to work on its campaign, which includes a year-long influencer program.

Facebook may have finally successfully cloned Snapchat

Facebook may have finally successfully cloned Snapchat

Instagram's live video and ephemeral features give brands one more reason to skip Snapchat.

Pernod Ricard hands six-figure Chivas Brothers account to Lexis

Pernod Ricard hands six-figure Chivas Brothers account to Lexis

Drinks group Pernod Ricard has hired London's Lexis to handle global corporate and trade PR for its Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky and premium gin business.

Hilton books Katie Beirne Fallon as global head of corporate affairs

Hilton books Katie Beirne Fallon as global head of corporate affairs

The former Obama aide will fill the top comms role at the hospitality giant amid its plans to split its business.

Senior ad man Hugh Baillie to join Weber Shandwick to lead EMEA engagement

Senior ad man Hugh Baillie to join Weber Shandwick to lead EMEA engagement

Hugh Baillie, the UK CEO of FullSix and previously a senior figure at ad firms BBH and Ogilvy & Mather, has been hired by Weber Shandwick to head up the firm's 'engagement disciplines' across EMEA.

W Asia wins Quandoo PR account

W Asia wins Quandoo PR account

The agency will manage communications and the launch campaign for the brand's second anniversary.

'No comment' no longer an option for Japanese companies: Finsbury

'No comment' no longer an option for Japanese companies: Finsbury

WPP-owned PR agency sees opportunity to help Japanese brands operate in an increasingly complex world.

Creston board agrees to sell to minority shareholder DBAY Advisors amid 'uncertain market conditions'

Creston board agrees to sell to minority shareholder DBAY Advisors amid 'uncertain market conditions'

Creston's board has agreed to sell outright to investment firm DBAY Advisors, a current minority shareholder, for £75.8m, in a move that will end the marcoms group's period as a listed company.

Finsbury opens Tokyo office to cement its Asia foothold

Finsbury opens Tokyo office to cement its Asia foothold

Its current Japan-based clients include Toyota, Softbank, and the government.

New Balance customers revolt after company welcomes Trump

New Balance customers revolt after company welcomes Trump

People have burned or binned their New Balance trainers in protest after the brand was reported to prefer US president-elect Donald Trump to the Obama regime.

Hotels.com reviews EMEA PR support and seeks global creative agency

Hotels.com reviews EMEA PR support and seeks global creative agency

Expedia-owned hotel booking website Hotels.com is reviewing its EMEA PR support, and seeking a global creative comms agency, PRWeek has learned.

John Lewis launches upbeat 2016 Christmas campaign with a bounce

John Lewis launches upbeat 2016 Christmas campaign with a bounce

John Lewis has launched its hotly anticipated 2016 Christmas campaign; an upbeat antidote to a year of political turmoil and social upheaval - complete with festive magic, a trampoline and a dog who likes to bounce.

WPP signs agreement with Iranian marketing group PPG

WPP signs agreement with Iranian marketing group PPG

WPP has signed an affiliation agreement with Iranian digital marketing firm PPG, giving the advertising and comms giant and its clients access to the group's services in the country.

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

For almost half the country, the narrow victory for Brexit was a portent of doom but, while sterling has fallen to historically low rates - plunging to a 31-year low immediately after the result - predictions of immediate Armageddon now seem far-fetched.

FTI boosts employee engagement practice with group hire of 15 staff in London

FTI boosts employee engagement practice with group hire of 15 staff in London

FTI Consulting has hired 15 people - the CEO and staff of development and organisational consulting firm JSB - in its London office, significantly bolstering its employee engagement and change communication practice.

Publicis Communications finalizes Greater China structure

Publicis Communications finalizes Greater China structure

Michael Lee and David Gompel have been assigned larger roles.

Take on the world: entries open for PRWeek Global Awards 2017

Take on the world: entries open for PRWeek Global Awards 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 PRWeek Global Awards, which will again honour transformative PR work on an international stage.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins 2018 Winter Olympics global PR remit

Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins 2018 Winter Olympics global PR remit

The agency will lead international communications for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Huntsworth sells majority stake in Hudson Sandler as agency becomes LLP

Huntsworth sells majority stake in Hudson Sandler as agency becomes LLP

Hudson Sandler has become an LLP that will offer a stake in the business to staff, after listed holding group Huntsworth sold its majority stake in the global corporate and financial agency.

Huntsworth Health's ApotheCom partners with Continuum Clinical

The partnership will span ApotheCom's offices around the world, including those in the U.S., U.K., and Asia.

Former Mars Global CMO Bruce McColl joins Ehrenberg-Bass Institute

Former Mars Global CMO Bruce McColl joins Ehrenberg-Bass Institute

The longtime student of evidence-based marketing now becomes the teacher.

Gutenberg Communications spins off U.S.-focused business

Gutenberg Communications spins off U.S.-focused business

The new shop, based in Campbell, California, will be known as Lumina.

Russia seeks PR agencies to improve image abroad

Russia seeks PR agencies to improve image abroad

An initiative backed by Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will try to replicate the fruits of the country's work with Omnicom PR firm Ketchum between 2006 and 2014.

Watch: Incheon airport uses virtual reality - and reality - to promote Korean culture

Watch: Incheon airport uses virtual reality - and reality - to promote Korean culture

Incheon International Airport in South Korea has been helping foreign passengers experience South Korean culture, thanks to a virtual reality campaign promoting the airport by PR firm Plan Alliance and ad agency Nextround.

WPP PR & public affairs arm becomes firm's strongest performer in Q3

WPP PR & public affairs arm becomes firm's strongest performer in Q3

WPP has reported a five per cent rise in like-for-like revenue in its PR and public affairs arm in Q3, making it the company's strongest-performing division in the quarter.

Behind the brand: Will its films sell more whisky? Hopefully, but Johnnie Walker is most interested in telling good stories

Behind the brand: Will its films sell more whisky? Hopefully, but Johnnie Walker is most interested in telling good stories

Johnnie Walker's new Storyline content initiative is part of an attempt to "elevate our messaging to culture", according to the whisky's global brand chief - who also tells Sam Burne James that he hopes it helps put the brand in the same league as Apple, Nike and Dove.

Portland planning first APAC office in Singapore

Portland planning first APAC office in Singapore

Portland is planning to open its first office in Asia-Pacific in Singapore in the next few weeks, PRWeek has learned.

Marvel creates superheroes suffering from bowel disease for Takeda campaign

Marvel creates superheroes suffering from bowel disease for Takeda campaign

Four new superheroes whose lives have been touched by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are being launched today by global pharma firm Takeda, with the help of its PR agency Ketchum.

Ruder Finn launches global reputation management practice

Ruder Finn launches global reputation management practice

Charles Lankester, based in Hong Kong, will lead the new team as EVP.

Ogilvy promotes PR head to group MD in Singapore

Ogilvy promotes PR head to group MD in Singapore

Ee Rong Chong tapped to fill number two spot to accelerate agency integration.

W buys House PR to 'supercharge UK growth'

W buys House PR to 'supercharge UK growth'

London-based comms agency W has acquired House PR for an undisclosed sum, with House set to trade as a standalone business within the wider group.

United hires Dana Brooks Reinglass as first chief storyteller

United hires Dana Brooks Reinglass as first chief storyteller

Previously, Reinglass spent almost two decades producing and managing television programs for Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Studios.

Samsung cracks down on satirical 'exploding phone' Grand Theft Auto videos

Samsung cracks down on satirical 'exploding phone' Grand Theft Auto videos

Samsung appears to have taken action against YouTube users posting videos showcasing a mod in Grand Theft Auto V, in which bombs are replaced by exploding phones.

Interpublic's CMG posts 9%-plus revenue growth in Q3

Interpublic's CMG posts 9%-plus revenue growth in Q3

The holding company's overall business saw strong revenue growth in the U.K. at 16.4% and Latin America at 17.8%. Asia-Pacific reported a drop in revenue of 1.4%.

Comms experts to Samsung: Pick up the pace

Comms experts to Samsung: Pick up the pace

Crisis and tech communicators say the response of the South Korean conglomerate to the Galaxy Note 7 crisis was too slow to be effective.

Publicis Groupe North American revenue dips 4% in Q3

Publicis Groupe North American revenue dips 4% in Q3

The Paris-based holding company's revenue was up 7.6% in Europe, but down 0.4% in Asia-Pacific in the third quarter.

Publicis Groupe hails UK growth despite exchange rate hit

Publicis Groupe hails UK growth despite exchange rate hit

Publicis Groupe said the UK "has picked up sharply" after posting growth of 7 per cent in the country for the third quarter of the year.

Planners need to say less and do more, says Yum! Brands' chief strategy officer

Planners need to say less and do more, says Yum! Brands' chief strategy officer

At 4A's Strat Fest, Ken Muench offers the industry's strategists some tough love.

Omnicom PR rebounds in Q3 with 4.4% revenue increase

Omnicom PR rebounds in Q3 with 4.4% revenue increase

The holding company's North American revenue lagged behind other regions, increasing 1.7% to $2.3 billion in the quarter. U.K. revenue was up 5.2% to $347.9 million, other European revenue increased 2% to $590.7 million, and Asia-Pacific revenue jumped 8% to $418.9 million.

Deliveroo orders Havas PR UK for consumer comms

Deliveroo orders Havas PR UK for consumer comms

Food delivery service Deliveroo has appointed Havas PR UK as its retained consumer agency.

Burberry hires Bloomberg journalist Andrew Roberts to top PR role

Burberry hires Bloomberg journalist Andrew Roberts to top PR role

Former Bloomberg journalist Andrew Roberts has taken the top comms job at British fashion giant Burberry Group, PRWeek has learned.

Sony looks for new PR support in APAC

Sony looks for new PR support in APAC

The technology company and its subsidiary put out tenders for PR services in the region.

QPR boss 'ballsy' to request Telegraph transcripts after Allardyce sting, says club's comms adviser

QPR boss 'ballsy' to request Telegraph transcripts after Allardyce sting, says club's comms adviser

One of the football managers implicated in the newspaper sting which forced the resignation of England manager Sam Allardyce has been "ballsy" in his reaction to the newspaper's story, says a comms pro advising the club.

Admitting to yourself you have a mental health problem is the biggest hurdle, but how do you know?

Admitting to yourself you have a mental health problem is the biggest hurdle, but how do you know?

A mental health initiative was launched this week to provide young public affairs practitioners with initial access to professional support.

Samsung should expect teasing, but reputation may not go down in flames long-term

Samsung should expect teasing, but reputation may not go down in flames long-term

Samsung's decision to stop sales of its apparently flammable Galaxy Note 7, and warning to consumers that they should switch the phone off, may prove little more than an embarrassing blip, PRs suggest.

Instagram's Marne Levine on the importance of Asia

Instagram's Marne Levine on the importance of Asia

SMBs and video are top priorities for Instagram's COO.

Tech players entrench power in 2016 Interbrand ranking of world's most valuable brands

Tech players entrench power in 2016 Interbrand ranking of world's most valuable brands

Apple and Google have once again topped Interbrand's list of the 100 most powerful brands - while Facebook and Amazon have seen their value grow faster than any other brand.

Guinness World Records looks for new PR agency support in Germany and MENA

Guinness World Records looks for new PR agency support in Germany and MENA

Guinness World Records is seeking new PR agency support in Germany and MENA, which it described as two of its fastest growing regions.

World PR Report by ICCO and PRWeek reveals optimistic industry eyeing further growth

World PR Report by ICCO and PRWeek reveals optimistic industry eyeing further growth

PR leaders in North America are the most optimistic for increased agency profitability, although those in the Middle East are most hopeful for growth in the industry, according to the PRWeek and ICCO World PR Report 2016.

Bell Pottinger in the spotlight for creating propaganda videos for US military in Iraq

Bell Pottinger in the spotlight for creating propaganda videos for US military in Iraq

Bell Pottinger created propaganda videos in Iraq on behalf of the US Government in a contract worth more than half a billion dollars over several years, according to revelations unearthed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Watch: #WeAreInternational shows higher education's diversity after Brexit vote

Watch: #WeAreInternational shows higher education's diversity after Brexit vote

More than 100 universities have joined forces to produce a campaign called #WeAreInternational to welcome international students and promote the benefits of higher education.

Finsbury ups Yim Wong to partner among raft of global promotions

Finsbury ups Yim Wong to partner among raft of global promotions

Finsbury has announced a series of promotions across the business, the most senior of which is Yim Wong moving from principal to partner at the London office.

Ketchum formalises global influencer offering including global training plan

Ketchum formalises global influencer offering including global training plan

Global agency Ketchum has announced changes to its global influencer offering, including new partnerships and a database management tool.

Porta bemoans EU Referendum impact as H1 fee income dips

Porta bemoans EU Referendum impact as H1 fee income dips

Porta Communications has reported a dip in fee income in the first half of 2016, pointing to the negative impact of the EU referendum on its UK business.

CFA Institute replaces FleishmanHillard with Ogilvy as PR AOR

CFA Institute replaces FleishmanHillard with Ogilvy as PR AOR

The investment professionals' association ended its relationship of seven years with incumbent FleishmanHillard when it teamed up with Ogilvy PR. It began working with the WPP firm this month on the five-year, seven-figure account.

Which pharma firm has the healthiest presence on social media?

Which pharma firm has the healthiest presence on social media?

A study of the social media activity of the world's biggest pharmaceutical firms finds that Lilly is the most active, but two other companies achieve more than twice as much engagement with significantly fewer posts.

No red light for W as it continues global expansion into Amsterdam

No red light for W as it continues global expansion into Amsterdam

W has opened a full-service office in Amsterdam, in partnership with the Netherlands-based boutique consultancy roycomm.

APCO appoints James Robinson Shanghai MD

APCO appoints James Robinson Shanghai MD

He was most recently SVP and senior director in the firm's New York office.

Next 15 buys tech PR shop Pinnacle for £4.4m as half-year profit and revenue surges

Next 15 buys tech PR shop Pinnacle for £4.4m as half-year profit and revenue surges

Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle for £4.4m ($5.7m).

General Motors' Buick, GMC bring on M Booth as PR AOR

General Motors' Buick, GMC bring on M Booth as PR AOR

Weber Shandwick, MSLGroup, and John Doe previously worked on the two brands.

HP picks Edelman for $14 million product and corporate comms brief

HP picks Edelman for $14 million product and corporate comms brief

HP is ending its relationships with Omnicom-owned PR agencies FleishmanHillard and Porter Novelli, the latter after 28 years.

Burson-Marsteller names Mike Fernandez global corporate, finance chair

Burson-Marsteller names Mike Fernandez global corporate, finance chair

The veteran of ConAgra, Cigna, and State Farm most recently led communications at Cargill.

Yahoo 'irresponsible' over data disclosure, says PR - or can it win public sympathy?

Yahoo 'irresponsible' over data disclosure, says PR - or can it win public sympathy?

Yahoo's disclosure of a major 2014 attack by hackers looks at best odd and at worst "incredibly irresponsible" in the way it has been communicated, according to tech PR experts.

M&C Saatchi PR shops outperform as CEO downplays short-term Brexit impact

M&C Saatchi PR shops outperform as CEO downplays short-term Brexit impact

M&C Saatchi's PR agencies continued to outperform the business overall in the first half of 2016, as parent company CEO David Kershaw says he doesn't predict the EU Referendum to hit the business in the next two to three years.

Search 'more powerful than social', says Sir Martin Sorrell

Search 'more powerful than social', says Sir Martin Sorrell

Speaking at a Hill+Knowlton Strategies conference this morning (21 September), WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell said that of the network's £57.8bn annual client media spend, its biggest investment was in Google, as search was more powerful than social.

McDonalds' London 2012 sponsorship chief takes top comms job at Arla Foods

McDonalds' London 2012 sponsorship chief takes top comms job at Arla Foods

Nick Hindle has been appointed global head of corporate comms by the dairy giant Arla Foods.

Is this Skittles statement the best corporate response to the Trump campaign yet?

Is this Skittles statement the best corporate response to the Trump campaign yet?

Confectionery giant Wrigley has issued a deft response to Donald Trump's son comparing refugees to poisoned Skittles, saying: "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people."

MSLGroup rolls out C2C platform

MSLGroup rolls out C2C platform

Chief influence strategist Erin Lanuti is leading the platform.

Lessons from Mario: How to create successful brand characters

Lessons from Mario: How to create successful brand characters

Mario is finally heading to your iPhone, but what is it that made the Italian plumber stand the test of time?

Dentsu Aegis Network's latest buy: India's Perfect Relations Group

Dentsu Aegis Network's latest buy: India's Perfect Relations Group

Purchase nets the group five PR firms covering 50 cities in India.

WE Communications bolsters China leadership with Hunt and Cai

WE Communications bolsters China leadership with Hunt and Cai

David Hunt has joined WE Communications as head of its operations in China, while Miranda Cai has moved from Fleishman to lead the company's Shanghai office as MD.

Diageo gives Teneo Blue Rubicon global corporate account after dropping Edelman

Diageo gives Teneo Blue Rubicon global corporate account after dropping Edelman

Global drinks giant Diageo has given its global corporate comms account to Teneo Blue Rubicon, the newly reshuffled London agency, after a lengthy search process.

MDC hires Cheil's Lotta Malm Hallqvist as first Europe MD and CMO

MDC hires Cheil's Lotta Malm Hallqvist as first Europe MD and CMO

MDC Partners has appointed Lotta Malm Hallqvist as its first managing director and chief marketing officer for Europe.

FTI Consulting formalises global affiliate network, extending reach to 100 countries

FTI Consulting formalises global affiliate network, extending reach to 100 countries

FTI Consulting has formalised the global network of affiliate agencies for its Strategic Communications arm, with 'Gold' and 'Silver' status being offered to affiliates.

Social Media Week: Influencer marketing no panacea to rise of ad-blockers

Social Media Week: Influencer marketing no panacea to rise of ad-blockers

Campaigns with online influencers are often used by brands to reach consumers who use ad-blocking technology - but social media experts agree that this cannot be relied upon as a way to beat the blockers.

Edelman ups Michael Stewart to global vice chair

Edelman ups Michael Stewart to global vice chair

He will continue to serve as CEO for Europe and the CIS until a replacement is found.

Etsy launches first global campaign celebrating individuality

Etsy launches first global campaign celebrating individuality

The Difference Makes Us campaign highlights people's individuality and creativity and spans the online marketplace's core markets of the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, France, and Germany.

Watch: Filmmaker and Johnnie Walker blender head to New York to launch new release

Watch: Filmmaker and Johnnie Walker blender head to New York to launch new release

Diageo Scotch brand Johnnie Walker has released a short film in which one of its Edinburgh-based blenders travels to New York armed with the distiller's new limited edition Blenders' Batch Red Rye Finish.

Frank served up UK launch brief for Aussie restaurant chain

Frank served up UK launch brief for Aussie restaurant chain

Frank has been appointed to handle PR for the launch of the UK's first branch of Ribs & Burgers.

Universal signs UK music trade body's Murtagh-Hopkins as comms chief

Universal signs UK music trade body's Murtagh-Hopkins as comms chief

James Murtagh-Hopkins will join music industry giant Universal Music Group as senior director, comms, effective 19 September.

Teneo unites UK operations under new Teneo Blue Rubicon name

Teneo unites UK operations under new Teneo Blue Rubicon name

Teneo has combined its entire UK operations, including Blue Rubicon, into one business under the new name Teneo Blue Rubicon.

Publicis restructure continues as it merges Middle East PR brand into MSLGroup

LeoComm PR, the six-office Middle East agency owned by Publicis and formerly aligned with Leo Burnett, is to become part of MSLGroup, the global network's main PR operation.

Samsung recall: An exercise in 'bold and brilliant' crisis management

Samsung recall: An exercise in 'bold and brilliant' crisis management

The courage to take the huge decision to globally recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, and the speed at which Samsung moved, has drawn plaudits from PR experts.

Edelman signs 'exclusive affiliate' deal with Turkey's Unite Communications

Edelman signs 'exclusive affiliate' deal with Turkey's Unite Communications

Edelman has signed an agreement with Istanbul's Unite Communications to be its "exclusive affiliate" in Turkey, casting doubt on the global network's ongoing relationship with its former wholly-owned agency in the country.

Rio Paralympics: Panasonic, P&G and GE ready to activate campaigns

Rio Paralympics: Panasonic, P&G and GE ready to activate campaigns

Major sponsors of the Rio 2016 Paralympics have revealed to PRWeek UK details of their promotional activities ahead of the opening ceremony, with several looking to build on their Olympic campaigns.

Creston plays down Brexit impact as it reports 'positive' trading

Creston plays down Brexit impact as it reports 'positive' trading

Marcoms group Creston has reported "positive" trading in recent months, saying "uncertainty" in client budgets caused by the EU referendum has been largely offset by new business.

Tobacco giant PMI names ex-pharma comms man Liam English as global PR chief

Tobacco giant PMI names ex-pharma comms man Liam English as global PR chief

Global tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) has hired former senior pharma industry, Department of Health and Cabinet Office comms figure Liam English as director corporate communications.

Kellogg's reviews EMEA consumer PR with Edelman and Havas pitching for new brief

Kellogg's is reviewing its EMEA consumer PR support, and asking a range of agencies to pitch for a major new region-wide account, PRWeek has learned.

Lewis client engagement chief Andy Oliver to depart after 20 years

Lewis client engagement chief Andy Oliver to depart after 20 years

Andy Oliver, global client engagement officer at PR agency Lewis, is to leave the business after 20 years, with Oliver saying he's in discussion with both agencies and brands about his next move.

MHP hires Edelman London veteran Alex Bigg as new CEO

MHP hires Edelman London veteran Alex Bigg as new CEO

Alex Bigg, general manager of Edelman London, has been appointed as the new CEO of MHP Communications.

Apple response to European Commission is opening shot in long battle, say PA experts

Apple response to European Commission is opening shot in long battle, say PA experts

The European Commission has misjudged the political climate by demanding Apple pay the Irish government £11bn in back taxes, but the corporation's bullish response is a sign of the legal battle to come, public affairs experts told PRWeek this morning.

Watch: Senior Sun journalists on what makes a good PR

Watch: Senior Sun journalists on what makes a good PR

As part of our survey on the relationship between journalists and PRs, PRWeek took a trip to News UK's headquarters to ask senior Sun journalists about the key skills they admire in good PRs.

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Journalists have a difficult job, say PRs, but their skills are waning

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Journalists have a difficult job, say PRs, but their skills are waning

PRWeek's new survey of 300 respondents reveals what PRs really think of journalists, and vice versa. The second part of the feature exposes what they think of each other's roles and how seamless a career swap would be.

Which Rio 2016 Olympic stars are the best brand influencers?

Which Rio 2016 Olympic stars are the best brand influencers?

Basketball player Carmelo Anthony and swimmer Michael Phelps are the Olympians with the greatest potential to influence purchasing decisions, followed closely by gymnast Simone Biles and British tennis champion Andy Murray, new research suggests.

Rio 2016: which sponsors won Gold and which stumbled at the 'sharing Olympics'?

Rio 2016: which sponsors won Gold and which stumbled at the 'sharing Olympics'?

Samsung is the global Olympics sponsor that had the most effective activities around Rio 2016 - although sponsors often struggled to convert the extra exposure into more favourable sentiment, new research suggests.

Alibaba doubles down on corporate website

Alibaba doubles down on corporate website

The e-commerce giant launched Alizila with an interview with CEO Jack Ma and a four-strong team of senior journalists as it prepares for the first G20 summit to be held in China.

Bell Pottinger CEO eyes acquisitions in 'new dawn' after Lord Bell's departure

Bell Pottinger CEO eyes acquisitions in 'new dawn' after Lord Bell's departure

Bell Pottinger "may well make acquisitions" as it "evolves into a new dawn" following the departure of chairman and founder Lord Tim Bell, CEO James Henderson has told PRWeek.

10 ways Tokyo 2020 will be radically different from Rio

10 ways Tokyo 2020 will be radically different from Rio

R/GA's managing director of social shares ten things that will make Japan's Olympic Games decidedly different than Rio--Mario Bros. warp tubes and Hello Kitty cameos not included.

Lord Bell quits as Bell Pottinger chairman to form new PR venture Sans Frontières

Lord Bell quits as Bell Pottinger chairman to form new PR venture Sans Frontières

Lord Tim Bell has resigned as chairman of Bell Pottinger, 30 years after he founded the agency, and is set to form a new PR business called Sans Frontières, the same name as the arm of Bell Pottinger that handled sometimes controversial geo-political work.

WPP reports accelerated growth in PR and public affairs arm, issues UK Brexit recession warning

WPP reports accelerated growth in PR and public affairs arm, issues UK Brexit recession warning

WPP has reported an improved performance in its PR and public affairs division in Q2 2016, as the group warns of continued client "caution" and says the UK "might" fall into recession post-Brexit.

AIG appoints Brunswick's Cindy Leggett-Flynn chief communications officer

AIG appoints Brunswick's Cindy Leggett-Flynn chief communications officer

She will join the company next month, reporting to AIG's chief operating officer.

PR folk in Rio: Freuds goes the distance with Mo Farah

PR folk in Rio: Freuds goes the distance with Mo Farah

PRWeek chats to comms pros in Brazil: After arriving back in the UK last night, Freuds director Jo Livingston talks about client Mo Farah's 'double double', her Rio highlights and her flip-flop penchant.

Inside KFC's decision to make fried chicken sunscreen

Inside KFC's decision to make fried chicken sunscreen

Inspired by a lickable nail polish debuted in Hong Kong earlier this year, Edelman is helping the chicken brand bring scented skin products to the beach.

Story lines of Rio in pictures

Story lines of Rio in pictures

The Honey Partnership takes on three more Chinese tech clients

The Honey Partnership takes on three more Chinese tech clients

The Honey Partnership has been appointed by three Chinese tech brands - Hikvision, Arashi Vision and Skye Intelligence - to expand their global market presence and provide consultancy and engagement services.

Ogilvy PR expands Risi's role to replace Massey as chief communications officer

Ogilvy PR expands Risi's role to replace Massey as chief communications officer

Risi will take on the role alongside her position as head of Ogilvy Media Influence.

HSBC swaps FTI Consulting for Finsbury for corporate PR and public affairs

HSBC swaps FTI Consulting for Finsbury for corporate PR and public affairs

HSBC has moved its global corporate PR and public affairs account from agency FTI Consulting to Finsbury.

Nissan: Rio 2016 sponsorship grew our market share in Brazil

Nissan: Rio 2016 sponsorship grew our market share in Brazil

Nissan has released a series of statistics the car maker says shows its sponsorship of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has been a success, including growing its market share in Brazil.

PR folk in Rio: Sabina Gault's last minute Rio trip ends with a photo with Phelps

PR folk in Rio: Sabina Gault's last minute Rio trip ends with a photo with Phelps

PRWeek chats to comms pros in Brazil: Taking a last-minute flight from Los Angeles to Rio, Konnect Agency CEO Sabina Gault from Los Angeles said she found the reality on the ground very different to negative pre-Games press.

PR folk in Rio: Like the athlete who lost her shoe, there's no stopping Ketchum

PR folk in Rio: Like the athlete who lost her shoe, there's no stopping Ketchum

PRWeek chats to comms pros in Brazil: Ketchum Sport and Entertainment's Steph McDonald has been on duty for P&G, but will also cherish a memory of witnessing a 'true reflection of the Olympic spirit'.

PR folk in Rio: Edelman goes Dutch at Holland Heineken House

PR folk in Rio: Edelman goes Dutch at Holland Heineken House

PRWeek chats to comms pros in Brazil: Emily Favret, account director at Edelman UK, discusses Heineken's activity with the Dutch Olympic team, the host nation's PR effort and "klap-mee-dailles" (no, we didn't know either).

From Usain Bolt to Simone Biles: Six things that make an athlete a sponsor magnet

From Usain Bolt to Simone Biles: Six things that make an athlete a sponsor magnet

Six-time Olympic track cycling champion Jason Kenny recently said he "wasn't very marketable" while others, such as fellow cyclist, four-time gold medallist (and his fiancée) Laura Trott, appear to have better luck with sponsorship - what is it that puts an athlete top of the PR podium?

Facebook Messenger bots can now send ads to consumers

Facebook Messenger bots can now send ads to consumers

Facebook has lifted its ban on Messenger bots sending promotional messages to consumers, as part of a wider set of rule changes.

Asian markets lead Twitter's video-ad strategy

Asian markets lead Twitter's video-ad strategy

Voracious video appetites in the region raise the platform's optimism about its ad offerings.

Instagram launches Business Profiles

Instagram launches Business Profiles

Instagram has launched new tools aimed at small businesses which can create a profile to promote themselves, as well as collect information about users.

Twitter cries foul over BuzzFeed article on trolling

Twitter cries foul over BuzzFeed article on trolling

Twitter has claimed a BuzzFeed article titled "Inside Twitter's 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment" contains inaccuracies, but the social network is not going to do anything about them.

PR folk in Rio: Sherlock's adopted Brazilians soak up the atmosphere

PR folk in Rio: Sherlock's adopted Brazilians soak up the atmosphere

PRWeek chats to comms pros in Brazil: Alasdair Townsend and Patrick O'Neill, the British pair running Anglo-Brazilian agency Sherlock Communications, have been enjoying swimming and fencing, and trying to ignore the doom-mongering.

Unleashing the Power of Social Commerce

Unleashing the Power of Social Commerce

PRWeek and BlueFocus convened a high-level panel in Cannes with Chinese super-brands Tencent and JD.com and CPG behemoth Procter & Gamble to unlock the power of social commerce as the final link in the chain for marketers.

Frank PR and Hotwire 'trading well' as Australian owner goes increasingly global

Frank PR and Hotwire 'trading well' as Australian owner goes increasingly global

Tech shop Hotwire and consumer specialist Frank PR showed "above average margin achievement" in the past year, according to their owner, the Australian holding company Enero Group.

Bell Pottinger makes push into fintech with Ripple and CoInvestor wins

Bell Pottinger makes push into fintech with Ripple and CoInvestor wins

The global agency Bell Pottinger says it sees "huge opportunity" in the fintech sector, with a recent hire from Hotwire leading its charge in the space.