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William Grant, Aloha veterans launch The Speakeasy Agency

A roster of seven brands from William Grant & Sons will be the agency's first client.

WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

A consortium of WPP and American private equity firm Providence has launched a bid to buy Chime Communications for around £350m.

Edelman and United Entertainment Group expand global sporting event offering

Edelman and United Entertainment Group expand global sporting event offering

Edelman and United Entertainment Group amplified the offering in anticipation of next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 7.29.2015

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 7.29.2015

Twitter earnings disappoint; P&G names new CEO; Facebook steps further into politics.

Italian PR firm SEC Group enters Iranian market after lifting of sanctions

Italian PR firm SEC Group enters Iranian market after lifting of sanctions

Italian PR agency SEC Group claims to be the first Western comms firm to enter the Iranian market since the historic lifting of sanctions earlier this month, signing a "co-operation agreement" to support Iranian consultancy and training firm PAT.

Meltwater appoints Sling & Stone for Australia and New Zealand PR campaign

Meltwater appoints Sling & Stone for Australia and New Zealand PR campaign

Media intelligence firm wants to push its Outside Insight project in the region

Canada Goose hires M Booth to heat up PR in the US

Canada Goose hires M Booth to heat up PR in the US

The agency will act as Canada Goose's "eyes and ears on the ground" in the US.

DraftKings enlists United Entertainment Group to boost brand awareness

DraftKings enlists United Entertainment Group to boost brand awareness

The fantasy sports site received an additional $300 million in investments this week.

Text100 Singapore awarded Pioneer and iQNECT communications deals

Text100 Singapore awarded Pioneer and iQNECT communications deals

Agency will manage integrated campaigns for the car entertainment and mobile technology companies

Cavalry PR debuts with 'victim advocates' on board

Tanya Brown, the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, is one person who will help the families of crime victims and others in high-profile cases.

Jane Madden joins Burson-Marsteller as head of corporate responsibility

Jane Madden joins Burson-Marsteller as head of corporate responsibility

She has held roles at Mission Measurement, Edelman, and the World Bank.

Burson-Marsteller wins Jamaica Tourist Board UK PR account

Burson-Marsteller wins Jamaica Tourist Board UK PR account

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has appointed Burson-Marsteller to manage its PR following a five-way pitch, PRWeek has learned.

Zeno India boosts senior leadership team with three additions

Zeno India boosts senior leadership team with three additions

Roles will focus on digital and content marketing to "strengthen integrated offering".

DeVries to make over US comms for wet n wild cosmetics brand

DeVries to make over US comms for wet n wild cosmetics brand

Parent company Markwins Beauty Products hired DeVries earlier this month.

Google leading brand in world but losing sense of purpose, says global survey

Google is the leading brand in the world but it is losing its sense of purpose, according to a global survey of 3,000 people about 100 leading companies.

Ketchum Sampark appoints new chief operating officer in Delhi

Ketchum Sampark appoints new chief operating officer in Delhi

Surajeet Das Gupta has over 30 years' experience as a journalist at titles such as Business Standard and India Today

Havas Media Australia names content and data heads

Havas Media Australia names content and data heads

Mark Campbell ­appointed head of content and Rogan Gilhespie head of data at the agency

Publicis reports 1.4% Q2 revenue growth

Publicis reports 1.4% Q2 revenue growth

Revenue was up 1.5% organically in North America, 2.3% in Europe, and 3.3% in Asia-Pacific in the quarter.

Interpublic PR firms exceed 10% Q2 revenue growth: Polansky

Interpublic PR firms exceed 10% Q2 revenue growth: Polansky

IPG's PR agencies also saw nearly 10% organic growth in the first half of the year, Weber Shandwick's CEO said.

Interpublic revenues increase 6.7% in Q2; CMG up 2.3%

Interpublic revenues increase 6.7% in Q2; CMG up 2.3%

The holding company owns and operates Weber Shandwick and Golin, both of which sit in its Constituency Management Group unit.

Analysis

Teneo: The ambition is global

Teneo: The ambition is global

The acquisition of Blue Rubicon and StockWell by Teneo Holdings last week has sent shockwaves through the industry. The scale of the ambition is huge: to set up a global City and crisis shop to challenge stalwarts such as Finsbury and Brunswick, and become the market leaders in this field. PRWeek assesses the impact on the industry as well as what it says about the health of the mergers and acquisitions market for PR agencies in the UK and beyond.

International talent: Asia integration is a 'two-way street'

International talent: Asia integration is a 'two-way street'

In the wake of Toyota conceding it didn't do enough to help Julie Hamp integrate in Japan, what responsibilities does the PR industry have towards international employees?

How a strong dollar is weakening the hand of global PR agencies

How a strong dollar is weakening the hand of global PR agencies

Wild currency fluctuations are casting a shadow over otherwise improving economic conditions.

How the PR industry is tackling its diversity deficit

How the PR industry is tackling its diversity deficit

Has progress been made? Yes, say experts. But there's a long way to go.

PR firms at a make-or-break moment on content creation

PR firms at a make-or-break moment on content creation

The pressure is on for agencies, large and small, to get content creation right - and right now.

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