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Russia specialist firm EM opens New York office

Russia specialist firm EM opens New York office

The firm, which is headquartered in London, also launched an office in Hong Kong last September.

In brief: Brazen hired by Wilko, Storm's hemp win, memorial for Jonathan Edwards

Brazen hired by Wilko, Storm's hemp win, memorial drinks planned for deceased PR chief Jonathan Edwards, and more from PRWeek UK.

Flack on Friday: Jamal Edwards, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Sir Martin Sorrell and a ruddy big hamster

Flack on Friday: Jamal Edwards, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Sir Martin Sorrell and a ruddy big hamster

In Flack this week: monkeys by the Thames, hamsters in the park, and Sir Martin in it for the long haul.

Learn to delegate or it will kill your growth

Learn to delegate or it will kill your growth

Failure to delegate tasks effectively will put the brakes on your growth and prevent your workforce from developing crucial skills

Gumtree hires Golin's Fergus Campbell as first head of UK PR

Gumtree hires Golin's Fergus Campbell as first head of UK PR

Gumtree has hired Fergus Campbell, former executive director - corporate at Golin's London office, to the new role of head of PR for the UK.

PR bosses may be pro-EU, but they are advising clients to stay neutral

PR bosses may be pro-EU, but they are advising clients to stay neutral

Four weeks ahead of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, research shows that despite being generally pro-EU, most PR agencies are advising corporate clients to remain publicly neutral.

The Stig backs Brexit: Leave.EU to unveil new sporting supporters

The Stig backs Brexit: Leave.EU to unveil new sporting supporters

Perry McCarthy, formerly The Stig on TV motoring show Top Gear, is among sports stars who will be unveiled as supporters of Brexit campaign group Leave.EU at a fun run next month.

The Middle East is back - bigger, better and smarter - and so is PR in the region

The Middle East is back - bigger, better and smarter - and so is PR in the region

From an outside perspective, the Middle East PR industry has had a roller-coaster decade.

Influencer tie-ins work because young are 'bored of ads', but authenticity is crucial

Influencer tie-ins work because young are 'bored of ads', but authenticity is crucial

Collaborations between social media influencers and brands are working because young people are "a bit bored of advertising" - but it is crucial to be authentic and not to "bullshit", a seminar heard last night.

In brief: Insightec hires Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Big Partnership expands, Whiteoaks wins Lumi

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry wins Insightec, Big Partnership opens in Manchester, Lumi selects Whiteoaks and more from PRWeek UK.

Oil price slump fails to dent Middle East PR sector says MEPRA

Oil price slump fails to dent Middle East PR sector says MEPRA

The Middle East's public relations industry is undergoing a renaissance despite plummeting oil prices, according to new research by the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA).

Hotwire promotes Matt Cross to UK MD role

Hotwire promotes Matt Cross to UK MD role

Hotwire has promoted Matt Cross to the position of MD of UK business.

Rediscover your 'brandcestry' or you'll look back in anger

Rediscover your 'brandcestry' or you'll look back in anger

If you forget what made your brand great in the first place - your 'brandcestry' - then you're history, as BHS has discovered to its cost

Flop of the month: Portico's stance over high heels at work

Flop of the month: Portico's stance over high heels at work

When Nicola Thorp arrived for her first day as a temp receptionist at PwC wearing flat shoes, she probably wasn't planning to spark a debate on sexist dress-code policies that would lead to an embarrassing climbdown on the part of outsourcing firm Portico.

Superdrug puts consumer and trade PR account out to tender

Superdrug puts consumer and trade PR account out to tender

Superdrug has put its consumer and trade PR brief, believed to be worth six figures annually, out to tender, PRWeek has learned.

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