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Havas reports 'strong' first half as PR business holds its own

Havas reports 'strong' first half as PR business holds its own

Havas saw net income rise 27.6 per cent to €77m (£56.2m, $86.6m) in the first half of 2015, with the performance of the PR business "consistent with or better than" that of the company overall.

Up Communications to merge with Home Office PR as Stuart Jackson relinquishes CEO role

Up Communications to merge with Home Office PR as Stuart Jackson relinquishes CEO role

Up Communications is to merge with Home Office PR (HOPR), in a move that will see Up CEO Stuart Jackson step back from day-to-day operations of the agency.

Revenue no guarantee of publicity in legal industry, research finds

Revenue no guarantee of publicity in legal industry, research finds

Law firms with the biggest revenue do not necessarily have the highest media profile, according to a study.

Four Communications snaps up Broadgate Mainland after £10m funding boost

Four Communications snaps up Broadgate Mainland after £10m funding boost

Four Communications Group has bought financial PR agency Broadgate Mainland, its first acquisition since receiving a £10m investment from the Business Growth Fund.

Castrol, ASOS, Paddy Power and other brands celebrate #NationalBurgerDay

Yesterday it was National Dog Day, today burgers take centre stage. Here's how brands took advantage across social media.

Expedia seeks PR agency to replace FleishmanHillard on UK consumer brief

Expedia seeks PR agency to replace FleishmanHillard on UK consumer brief

Expedia is on the hunt for a new agency to represent it in the UK, replacing incumbent FleishmanHillard to deliver a consumer-focused brief.

Met Office comms chief will emphasise non-BBC activities after contract loss

Met Office comms chief will emphasise non-BBC activities after contract loss

The Met Office head of comms says she will emphasise the broader role the weather forecasting agency plays in UK life after the well-publicised loss of its BBC contract - but says there is no need for a major overhaul of its PR strategy.

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh turns to 6 Hillgrove to 'rescue reputation'

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh turns to 6 Hillgrove to 'rescue reputation'

PRWeek has learned that beleaguered Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has asked 6 Hillgrove for media advice to help rescue her reputation following the collapse of the charity earlier this month.

Paddy Power and Betfair to keep dual brands following merger

Paddy Power and Betfair to keep dual brands following merger

Betting firms Paddy Power and Betfair will keep their individual brands if the £5bn merger deal of the two companies goes ahead.

Heineken launches Rugby World Cup campaign with virtual stadium at London's Somerset House

Heineken launches Rugby World Cup campaign with virtual stadium at London's Somerset House

Heineken has launched its Rugby World Cup campaign by transforming Somerset House in London into a 'virtual' rugby stadium.

Survey: who comes out of the McWhopper PR stunt best - McDonald's, Burger King, or neither?

Survey: who comes out of the McWhopper PR stunt best - McDonald's, Burger King, or neither?

Burger King grabbed media attention across the world yesterday when it held out a supposed olive branch to McDonald's ahead of next month's International Day of Peace - but did McDonald's win the day with its pithy response?

In brief: Manifest London hired by glue maker, We Are Social's new US boss, Tangerine, Lotus UK

In brief: Manifest London hired by glue maker, We Are Social's new US boss, Tangerine, Lotus UK

Manifest London hired to increase Sugru awareness and sales; We Are Social US founder departs; Inspiresport appoints Lotus UK to support global expansion and more from PRWeek UK.

BBC hits back after Daily Mail article accuses it of 'pointless PR stunt'

BBC hits back after Daily Mail article accuses it of 'pointless PR stunt'

The BBC has defended an experiment it carried out to see whether people wanted the corporation to be axed, after Conservative and UKIP MPs branded it as a "pointless PR stunt" and a "cheap propaganda charade" in the Daily Mail.

'Don't compare our rivalry to war': McDonald's rejects Burger King's McWhopper for peace day PR stunt

'Don't compare our rivalry to war': McDonald's rejects Burger King's McWhopper for peace day PR stunt

McDonald's has rejected rival fast food chain Burger King's proposal that the two set aside their differences on next month's International Day of Peace by creating a 'McWhopper' mash-up of each brand's signature dish.

Amazon, EastEnders, Xbox, Google: brands jump on National Dog Day bandwagon

Amazon, EastEnders, Xbox, Google: brands jump on National Dog Day bandwagon

Brands have published a range of canine-themed posts on social media today to coincide with National Dog Day.

Seb Coe spokeswoman defends Nike ambassador role following IAAF appointment

Seb Coe spokeswoman defends Nike ambassador role following IAAF appointment

Lord Coe has defended his ambassadorial role with sportswear brand Nike after being elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations earlier this month.

Last chance to complete gender pay gap survey

Last chance to complete gender pay gap survey

Today is the final chance to complete our gender pay gap survey.

The X Factor reveals social media twist to bring in viewers

The X Factor reveals social media twist to bring in viewers

In a move to stir up excitement among its viewers, The X Factor has revealed a series of twists for this year's competition, including letting the public vote on Twitter which category each judge will mentor.

H+K pushes Duracell's power and endurance messages in Rugby World Cup tie-up

H+K pushes Duracell's power and endurance messages in Rugby World Cup tie-up

Duracell has signed up Welsh rugby captain Sam Warburton as a brand ambassador as it announces Duracell #PowerCheck, a stats service created in partnership with Opta Sports for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

Revenue grows 5.4 per cent in WPP's PR and public affairs arm but net sales margin dips

Revenue grows 5.4 per cent in WPP's PR and public affairs arm but net sales margin dips

WPP saw revenue in its PR and public affairs arm grow around 5.4 per cent to £458.7m ($719.9m) in the first half of 2015, although net sales margin in the division dipped over the period.

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30 Under 30's Andy Silvester returns to Institute of Directors from TaxPayers' Alliance

30 Under 30's Andy Silvester returns to Institute of Directors from TaxPayers' Alliance

TaxPayers' Alliance campaign director Andy Silvester - one of the PRWeek 30 Under 30 for 2015 - will return to the Institute of Directors on 9 September as its head of campaigns.

In brief: Fila hires Three Halves, Udemy appoints CubanEight, Italy's SEC acquires Germany's Kohl, Aspectus, BRANDstand

In brief: Fila hires Three Halves, Udemy appoints CubanEight, Italy's SEC acquires Germany's Kohl, Aspectus, BRANDstand

Fila hires Three Halves to lead UK digital comms; Udemy appoints CubanEight for UK PR brief; Italy's SEC acquires Germany's Kohl PR and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Hozelock appoints The Ideas Network, The Cult PR gets street food deal, Bottle hires editor

In brief: Hozelock appoints The Ideas Network, The Cult PR gets street food deal, Bottle hires editor

Hozelock brings in The Ideas Network on year-long contract; Street food firm Magicgoal hires The Cult PR; Bottle appoints Liz Beswick as editor and more from PRWeek UK.

Barclays hires Tesco's Tom Hoskin to head media relations

Barclays hires Tesco's Tom Hoskin to head media relations

Tesco group media relations director Tom Hoskin is to leave his role to join Barclays in the new position of MD for group media relations.

Acumen PR co-founder Alistair McLean retires next month leaving Kevin Dorrian in charge

Acumen PR co-founder Alistair McLean retires next month leaving Kevin Dorrian in charge

Alistair McLean, the co-founder of Edinburgh-based agency Acumen PR, will retire at the end of September, leaving the other founding director Kevin Dorrian in sole charge of the business.

Chime shareholders to vote on WPP/Providence acquisition on 14 September

Chime shareholders to vote on WPP/Providence acquisition on 14 September

Shareholders of Chime Communications are to vote on the proposed £374m acquisition of the firm by a consortium of WPP and Providence on 14 September, with the acquisition expected to be completed in the following month.

In brief: Made in Chelsea and Frank PR, Red, Ketchum, Albion Drive, TVC

In brief: Made in Chelsea and Frank PR, Red, Ketchum, Albion Drive, TVC

Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing hires Frank PR for candy brand; Crest Nicholson hires Red; Nick Darken moves into Albion Drive creative directorship; Gretchen Huestis moves from London to launch Ketchum Change in Asia; and more from PRWeek UK.

PR moves at Porsche and Mercedes after Paul Buckett takes new VW role

PR moves at Porsche and Mercedes after Paul Buckett takes new VW role

In-house PRs have moved roles between vehicle retailers Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen, after a new more senior role was created at the latter firm.

New comms chiefs appointed at Cabinet Office and Department for Education

New comms chiefs appointed at Cabinet Office and Department for Education

Both the Department for Education and the Cabinet Office will bring in experienced Whitehall figures as their new heads of comms in the coming weeks.

Maitland partner George Trefgarne quits to set up financial comms firm

Maitland partner George Trefgarne quits to set up financial comms firm

George Trefgarne, a partner at Maitland, has left to set up his own financial comms firm, which will be launched later this year.

DDA PR makes appointments to board and promotes Aimée Anderson to MD

DDA PR makes appointments to board and promotes Aimée Anderson to MD

DDA Public Relations has appointed Neil Bhatt and Robert Prevezer to its executive board, which is also bolstered by newly promoted managing director Aimée Anderson (pictured), and Ben Hayes.

Sadoun on new MSL CEO Guillaume Herbette: 'We wanted someone who is truly international'

Sadoun on new MSL CEO Guillaume Herbette: 'We wanted someone who is truly international'

PRWeek chatted with Publicis Worldwide president Arthur Sadoun on what the holding company was looking for in MSLGroup's next CEO and how the firm will collaborate more with other agencies under the Publicis umbrella.

FleishmanHillard's Guillaume Herbette named next MSLGroup CEO

FleishmanHillard's Guillaume Herbette named next MSLGroup CEO

Herbette will succeed Olivier Fleurot when he steps into the role next week.