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Text100 names James Beechinor-Collins chief digital officer amid restructure

Text100 names James Beechinor-Collins chief digital officer amid restructure

Beechinor-Collins had served as an EVP at Text100 since it acquired content marketing agency Republic Publishing in 2014.

MSLGroup EMEA chief Anders Kempe steps down but retains advisory role

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.

New press regulator powers and 'tightrope walk' welcomed by PRCA

New press regulator powers and 'tightrope walk' welcomed by PRCA

The PRCA has welcomed the increased powers awarded to press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

US PR pros more 'polished and professionalised' than UK counterparts, says Golin's Matt Neale

US PR pros more 'polished and professionalised' than UK counterparts, says Golin's Matt Neale

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.

Publicis Q4 'better than expected' with full-year organic revenue up 1.5 per cent

Publicis Q4 'better than expected' with full-year organic revenue up 1.5 per cent

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 hires global PR head from The Brooklyn Brothers

Jaguar Land Rover hires global PR head from The Brooklyn Brothers

Jaguar Land Rover has recruited Laura Wood, partner at The Brooklyn Brothers, to be its first head of global PR, brand and partnerships.

Facebook distances itself from board member's India colonialism comments

Facebook distances itself from board member's India colonialism comments

Company investor Marc Andreessen issues apology on Twitter over remarks Mark Zuckerberg called "deeply upsetting"

McDonald's: Our food does rot, just ask the scientists

McDonald's: Our food does rot, just ask the scientists

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.

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59m in annual revenue

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59m in annual revenue

Constant expansion and a "self-reinforcing business model" fuel growth of adland's most prestigious - and expensive - awards show.

Twitter reorganises timeline promising brands: 'The best content shines through'

Twitter reorganises timeline promising brands: 'The best content shines through'

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.

WE's EMEA head Chris Talago to depart in May

WE's EMEA head Chris Talago to depart in May

Chris Talago, the EMEA general manager of global agency WE, will leave the agency in May.

PMQs Twitter round-up: Housing, Daesh and Scotland

PMQs Twitter round-up: Housing, Daesh and Scotland

Sporting a '[heart] unions' badge, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used his questions to the Prime Minister to explore the issue of housing but did not refer to the junior doctors' strike at all, leaving several commentators scratching their heads.

Department of Health and BMA set out positions as second doctors' strike begins

Department of Health and BMA set out positions as second doctors' strike begins

Both the Department of Health and British Medical Association have used their websites and social media to set out their positions as a second strike by junior doctors kicked off.

In brief: TechUK hires MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, '30 Under 30' leaves Hotwire, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

In brief: TechUK hires MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, '30 Under 30' leaves Hotwire, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Tech trade body appoints MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, Hotwire's David Clare joins Fox Agency and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel appoints new PR director.

UK pharma body launches Value Story campaign to enhance industry reputation

UK pharma body launches Value Story campaign to enhance industry reputation

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is rolling out a multi-year campaign to highlight the positive values of the industry, following a number of new hires in its comms team.

PR360 line-up strengthened further with speakers from Ryanair, LloydsPharmacy and London Midland

PR360 line-up strengthened further with speakers from Ryanair, LloydsPharmacy and London Midland

Budget airline Ryanair's head of comms and senior PR figures at LloydsPharmacy, train operator London Midland and manufacturer AkzoNobel are among newly confirmed speakers for PR360, PRWeek's global festival of PR.

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Telecoms regulator rules against internet app, sending Facebook back to the PR drawing board

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

As part of the shift, Joanne Krell has returned to GM as executive director of corporate communications after seven years at the Kellogg Foundation.

Watch: Jose Mourinho becomes 'the frozen one' for Jaguar

Watch: Jose Mourinho becomes 'the frozen one' for Jaguar

Jose Mourinho, the football manager recently relieved of his duties at Chelsea, is a brand ambassador for Jaguar.

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

The holding company's PR firms reported a fourth-quarter organic revenue drop of 6.9% on Tuesday morning.

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Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

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.

International Expansion: Sherlock Comms does the samba in Sao Paulo

International Expansion: Sherlock Comms does the samba in Sao Paulo

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?

International Expansion: Grayling journeys into the Serengeti with Kenya office

International Expansion: Grayling journeys into the Serengeti with Kenya office

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.

In Brief: NEFF hires Golin, AA calls in Rhizome, TVC wins Landbay, Pharo joins 72Point, GingerComms, Beattie, PR Agency One

In Brief: NEFF hires Golin, AA calls in Rhizome, TVC wins Landbay, Pharo joins 72Point, GingerComms, Beattie, PR Agency One

NEFF appoints Golin for global brief, AA calls in Rhizome, Pharo joins 72Point as COO, Landbay hires TVC Group and more from PRWeek UK.

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

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: Time running out to be included in Top 150 report

UK PR agencies: Time running out to be included in Top 150 report

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 UK hires head of corporate

Grayling UK hires head of corporate

Grayling has hired David Flynn as its new head of corporate, where he will be responsible for overseeing business growth in the UK.

International Expansion: Manifest takes a bite out of the Big Apple

International Expansion: Manifest takes a bite out of the Big Apple

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.

International Expansion: Hudson Sandler takes on Hong Kong

International Expansion: Hudson Sandler takes on Hong Kong

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.

In brief: CIPR's Ross to depart, The Crown Estate names new corporate affairs chief, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, Costcutter hires MCG

In brief: CIPR's Ross to depart, The Crown Estate names new corporate affairs chief, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, Costcutter hires MCG

CIPR's Andrew Ross to depart, The Crown Estate promotes Andy Payne to head of corporate affairs, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, MCG appointed to Costcutter brief and more from PRWeek UK.

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Robert Senior is to lead Publicis Communications' new agency collective in the UK.

Former Blair adviser John McTernan joins public affairs agency

Former Blair adviser John McTernan joins public affairs agency

Tony Blair's former director of political operations, John McTernan, has joined Westminster Policy Institute as an associate.

New Edelman China CEO: PR less resistant to change than advertising

New Edelman China CEO: PR less resistant to change than advertising

Five days into Jeffrey Yu's new job, PRWeek Asia caught up exclusively with Edelman's China CEO, who downplayed the agency's past troubles while extolling the virtues of PR over advertising.