Chris Blackhurst, former editor of The Independent and City editor of the London Evening Standard, is joining Crosby Textor, the firm run by Conservative Party election strategist, Sir Lynton Crosby.
Nasdaq said Friday morning that the deal, subject to customary approvals, will make it a global leader in news release distribution.
The group contains Weber Shandwick and Golin, as well as other agencies such as Jack Morton and Octagon. Weber CEO Andy Polansky said the PR firms registered high-single-digit organic growth for the year and Q4.
ESI Media, the owner of The Independent newspaper, has announced it will go online only in a move to ensure a "sustainable and profitable future".
Tim Spanton, a features writer on The Sun perhaps best known as money-saving expert Captain Crunch, will leave the paper at the end of February, PRWeek has learned.
From 2018, companies with more than 250 employees that fail to address the gender pay gap will be highlighted in league tables as part of equality measures announced by the Government.
The deadline for agencies to submit financial figures to be included in PRWeek's Top 150 UK PR Consultancies list has been extended to Tuesday 23 February.
Google EMEA president Matt Brittin faced repeated criticism from MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee yesterday morning when he was quizzed, alongside Google vice-president of finance Tom Hutchinson, about the internet giant's £130m settlement in UK back taxes over ten years.
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Beechinor-Collins had served as an EVP at Text100 since it acquired content marketing agency Republic Publishing in 2014.
Anders Kempe has left Publicis Groupe after nine years as president of EMEA for MSLGroup, with the firm's chief executive saying it was unrelated to the recent restructuring of Publicis.
The PRCA has welcomed the increased powers awarded to press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
PR professionals in the US are generally more "polished" and "professionalised" - and continue to work as executives at an older age than their UK counterparts - says Golin's Matt Neale, a Briton who now helps run the agency's New York office.
MSLGroup parent company Publicis saw organic revenue growth accelerate to 2.8 per cent in a "better than expected" fourth quarter of 2015, leaving organic growth across the full year at 1.5 per cent.
Jaguar Land Rover has recruited Laura Wood, partner at The Brooklyn Brothers, to be its first head of global PR, brand and partnerships.
Company investor Marc Andreessen issues apology on Twitter over remarks Mark Zuckerberg called "deeply upsetting"
The chain is referring reporters to food-science experts about claims made on social media that its Happy Meals do not rot, even over a period of more than five years.
Constant expansion and a "self-reinforcing business model" fuel growth of adland's most prestigious - and expensive - awards show.
Twitter has announced the launch of "an improved timeline to help people see tweets that are important to them" - but it will initially be optional rather than universal, as had been reported by media and feared by some users.
Chris Talago, the EMEA general manager of global agency WE, will leave the agency in May.
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Jose Mourinho, the football manager recently relieved of his duties at Chelsea, is a brand ambassador for Jaguar.
The holding company's PR firms reported a fourth-quarter organic revenue drop of 6.9% on Tuesday morning.
Weber Shandwick has amalgamated its London operations under a single financial entity, as part of a "client-focused" restructure that has seen MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson given new, expanded roles.
PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Sherlock managing partner Alasdair Townsend oversaw a dual launch in the UK and South America. How did it pan out?
PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Grayling opened an office in Nairobi to capitalise on the fastest-growing economy in East Africa.
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She will lead growth, development, and integration of the health, technology, corporate, and consumer practices at Edelman's DJE Holdings sister agency.
UK PR agencies have just days left to submit their financial figures to be included in PRWeek's Top 150 UK PR Consultancies list - with the deadline of Monday 15 February fast approaching.
Grayling has hired David Flynn as its new head of corporate, where he will be responsible for overseeing business growth in the UK.
PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Having opened up a New York office in January 2015, Manifest has set itself some ambitious global expansion plans by 2020.
PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Hudson Sandler opened up shop in Asia 12 months ago with a focus on delivering international comms for Russian corporates.
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Robert Senior is to lead Publicis Communications' new agency collective in the UK.