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Facebook ad revenue rockets 63% to $6.24b

Facebook ad revenue rockets 63% to $6.24b

Mobile ad revenue continues to be Facebook's major source of revenue.

Watch: Challenger bank Tandem woos potential customers with first dates video

Watch: Challenger bank Tandem woos potential customers with first dates video

Tandem, a new challenger bank, has unleashed a video showing just how awkward it would be to face the real questions Brits want to ask on a first date, as it seeks to build relationships with possible customers.

Stripe Communications wins Ubisoft UK consumer and corporate brief

Stripe Communications wins Ubisoft UK consumer and corporate brief

Ubisoft, the French producer and publisher of video games, has appointed Stripe as its retained PR agency for consumer and corporate PR in the UK.

Sadiq Khan's #LondonIsOpen campaign continues with art on the Underground

Turner Prize winner David Shrigley is among the ten artists whose work is being showcased on the London Underground in the latest phase of London Mayor Sadiq Khan's #LondonisOpen campaign.

Good buys: No sign of pre- or post-Brexit slowdown for PR agency M&A

Good buys: No sign of pre- or post-Brexit slowdown for PR agency M&A

The market for buying and selling PR firms shows no sign of having slowed before or since the UK voted to leave the EU - despite some reports of deals being postponed in related sectors.

The French are coming: Hopscotch MD on Sopexa alliance, acquisitions and the 'French DNA'

The French are coming: Hopscotch MD on Sopexa alliance, acquisitions and the 'French DNA'

The proposed "alliance" between French PR firms Hopscotch and Sopexa will enable it to compete with the big "Anglo-Saxon" networks for global accounts, says Hopscotch MD Frederic Bedin, who says he is also eyeing acquisitions across the world.

ActionAid UK and Weber's #BrutalCut disrupts content to raise awareness of FGM

ActionAid UK and Weber's #BrutalCut disrupts content to raise awareness of FGM

Weber Shandwick and outdoor media partner Clear Channel have launched a campaign with ActionAidUK to draw attention to the risks and dangers surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM).

In brief: ITV wins for Tin Man, DawBell hired by SecondScreen, Freshwater's results

ITV Studios wins for Tin Man, DawBell hired for SecondScreen, Freshwater's profit rise, Social Circle appoints Propeller PR and more from PRWeek UK.

Brexit voters feel the pain but wouldn't change their minds, McCann study shows

Brexit voters feel the pain but wouldn't change their minds, McCann study shows

Almost everybody who voted for Britain to leave the EU would make the same decision again, a survey has found - even though many agree the result has increased uncertainty.

Flack on Friday: Cameron's media blast, Owen Smith boosts PRWeek readership, Italian flair comes to UK PR

Flack on Friday: Cameron's media blast, Owen Smith boosts PRWeek readership, Italian flair comes to UK PR

In Flack this week: What David Cameron really thinks of the media, why an eight-year old PRWeek story on Labour's Owen Smith became a must-read again, and some pun-tastic creative T-shirts.

Porter Novelli bulks up health and wellness leadership

Porter Novelli bulks up health and wellness leadership

The Omnicom Group firm has made staff changes to the health practice in the U.S., U.K., Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico.

Churning out thought leadership will not win you fans, says The Economist Group

Churning out thought leadership will not win you fans, says The Economist Group

A study by The Economist Group has found senior business people are overwhelmed by the amount of content they face, making them more choosy about where they go for thought leadership.

Instagram seeks solution for the internet's troll problem

Instagram seeks solution for the internet's troll problem

The platform is reportedly testing moderation features on celebrities' accounts.

Diffusion appointed to handle PR for TalkTalk business division

Diffusion appointed to handle PR for TalkTalk business division

Diffusion PR has been taken on to provide PR for the business division of TalkTalk, as the internet and mobile network provider continues its recovery from a bruising cyber security attack last year.

French PR groups Hopscotch and Sopexa plan alliance to create 'alternative to Anglo-Saxon networks'

French PR groups Hopscotch and Sopexa plan alliance to create 'alternative to Anglo-Saxon networks'

French PR groups Hopscotch and Sopexa, and the Paris-based events company Comexposium, are in discussions about forming an alliance to create "the largest French PR network worldwide" - which is being marketed as an alternative to the "Anglo-Saxon networks".

In brief: Peregrine hires O'Sullivan, Cedar wins IAG brief, Mell Square appoints RBH

Peregrine brings in Alan O'Sullivan, Cedar wins airlines mag brief, Mell Square hires RBH and more from PRWeek UK.

Rio 2016: Backlash continues against Olympic rule silencing unapproved sponsors

Rio 2016: Backlash continues against Olympic rule silencing unapproved sponsors

A plethora of athletes taking part in Rio 2016 have been pointedly thanking sponsors who are not official partners of the Games, due to a controversial by-law prohibiting non-official sponsors from using "Olympic-related terms".

Four Travel booked as UK PR agency for STA Travel and Bridge the World

Four Travel booked as UK PR agency for STA Travel and Bridge the World

Four Communications Group's Four Travel team has been appointed to handle the UK PR for youth travel brand STA Travel and its long-haul tailor-made offering Bridge the World.

W2O names Angela Gillespie as chief strategy officer of medtech practice

W2O names Angela Gillespie as chief strategy officer of medtech practice

Gillespie started the medtech practice during a previous stint with W2O Group in 2007.

PRWeek UK Awards 2016: Did you make the shortlist?

PRWeek UK Awards 2016: Did you make the shortlist?

The much-anticipated shortlist for the PRWeek UK Awards has been unveiled today, with the winners to be announced at a London ceremony on 18 October.

Analysis

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

Why Germany is a PR bright spot in Europe amid Brexit turmoil

Why Germany is a PR bright spot in Europe amid Brexit turmoil

The people will judge my reputation, Sir Philip Green tells select committee

The people will judge my reputation, Sir Philip Green tells select committee

Did Mike Ashley damage Sports Direct's reputation with his Select Committee appearance?

Did Mike Ashley damage Sports Direct's reputation with his Select Committee appearance?

PJS: A victory for privacy or a case study for reputation management?

PJS: A victory for privacy or a case study for reputation management?

London chooses 'hope over fear' as Goldsmith's negative campaign criticised

London chooses 'hope over fear' as Goldsmith's negative campaign criticised

Going dark on the web worked for Radiohead, but it won't work for you

Going dark on the web worked for Radiohead, but it won't work for you

China's PR agency search indicates comms strategy shift by Beijing

China's PR agency search indicates comms strategy shift by Beijing

Sponsors hope for the best, prepare for the worst, for Rio Olympic Games

Sponsors hope for the best, prepare for the worst, for Rio Olympic Games

Time to step up: Instagram's changes mean no more filler content by brands

Time to step up: Instagram's changes mean no more filler content by brands

Women occupy half of senior jobs in UK PR but are they just going it alone?

Women occupy half of senior jobs in UK PR but are they just going it alone?

Game, set and match for brand Sharapova? Sporting history says maybe not

Game, set and match for brand Sharapova? Sporting history says maybe not

EU referendum: To declare or not to declare - that is the question for business

EU referendum: To declare or not to declare - that is the question for business

Flop of the Month: The Oscars fail again on nominee diversity

Flop of the Month: The Oscars fail again on nominee diversity

Is editorial independence threatened when advertising spend is invoked?

Is editorial independence threatened when advertising spend is invoked?

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PRCA board selects Porta's Steffan Williams to succeed Matt Neale as chair

PRCA board selects Porta's Steffan Williams to succeed Matt Neale as chair

Steffan Williams, the group MD of Porta Communications, has pledged to increase the PRCA's footprint in financial and City PR as he succeeds Golin's Matt Neale as chair of the PRCA.

Fred Cook moving upstairs as Golin opts for 'CEO+' structure

Fred Cook moving upstairs as Golin opts for 'CEO+' structure

Jon Hughes, Matt Neale, and Gary Rudnick will become co-CEOs of the Interpublic Group firm, effective January 1, 2017.

Four buys retail and luxury PR agency Rain Communications

Four buys retail and luxury PR agency Rain Communications

Four Communications has acquired retail and luxury sector specialist PR agency Rain Communications for an undisclosed sum - its second acquisition this month.

UK remains European, Italian PR boss says as company floats in London

UK remains European, Italian PR boss says as company floats in London

The UK's place in the European community is "a fact that no referendum could erase", according to the founder of an Italian PR group that was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning.

In brief: Carling's HSE Cake deal renewed, TVC hired by NOW: Pensions, win for MRM

Carling's HSE Cake deal renewed, TVC hired by NOW: Pensions, MRM appointed by Target Group, win for Rooster and more from PRWeek UK.

DfID comms chief joins Portland as agency hires for new 'Brexit Unit'

DfID comms chief joins Portland as agency hires for new 'Brexit Unit'

Portland has appointed the director of comms for the UK's Department for International Development as a partner, as well as another new hire to boost the agency's new Brexit Unit.

FTI hires ex-FT journalist and comms veteran David Waller as senior MD

FTI hires ex-FT journalist and comms veteran David Waller as senior MD

FTI Consulting has hired David Waller, former FT journalist and most recently director of external relations for the Association of Financial Markets in Europe, as a senior MD in its financial services practice.

Porter Novelli London hires Richard Zackheim of ITV News as agency nears Bankside move

Porter Novelli London hires Richard Zackheim of ITV News as agency nears Bankside move

Porter Novelli has hired former ITV News deputy editor Richard Zackheim as media director at its London office.

Six women promoted to senior roles at Lansons

Six women promoted to senior roles at Lansons

Lansons has promoted two associates to the board and raised four other team members to associate directors, bolstering its senior team.

Cardew's James Clark to shift into automotive comms with Toyota and Lexus

Cardew's James Clark to shift into automotive comms with Toyota and Lexus

James Clark, a director at corporate, financial and public affairs agency The Cardew Group, will move into automotive PR in August when he takes a role for Toyota and Lexus in the UK.

Comms director Barry Gardner leaves banking group CYBG after senior staff cull

Comms director Barry Gardner leaves banking group CYBG after senior staff cull

Barry Gardner has ended a six-year tenure as corporate comms director at CYBG, the holding company of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, PRWeek has learned.

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Interpublic's CMG unit, which includes most of its PR firms, reported 2.8% organic year-over-year revenue growth in Q2 2016, to $369.4 million - Weber's Andy Polansky says organic growth at his firm was in high single digits.

Dentsu Aegis beats WPP as marcoms M&A activity slows

Dentsu Aegis beats WPP as marcoms M&A activity slows

Dentsu Aegis Network pulled ahead of WPP in marcoms mergers and acquisitions activity in the second quarter, as the rate of deals around the world was down 11 per cent compared with the same period last year.