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T-Mobile USA dials up PR with new roster of four agencies

T-Mobile USA dials up PR with new roster of four agencies

Porter Novelli and Shift Communications are the two new agencies to T-Mobile's roster.

Burson ups Cornish from Direct Impact unit to US COO role

Burson ups Cornish from Direct Impact unit to US COO role

The COO job is a newly created role, reporting to US CEO Michael Law.

FleishmanHillard and TK Maxx to part company

FleishmanHillard and TK Maxx to part company

FleishmanHillard is to cease working on the European comms brief for TK Maxx in mid-2015, about 18 months after it started working with the retailer, PRWeek has learned.

Nelson Bostock and Cooney Waters parent introduces Unlimited branding

Nelson Bostock and Cooney Waters parent introduces Unlimited branding

Nelson Bostock is being rebranded Nelson Bostock Unlimited as part of a branding initiative encompassing 25 agencies owned by UK and US-based marketing services group Creston.

Qorvis MSL veteran Blewitt joins public affairs shop Story Partners

Qorvis MSL veteran Blewitt joins public affairs shop Story Partners

Carrie Blewitt previously spent 11 years at Qorvis MSLGroup.

Calysto launches subsidiary Avante for smaller accounts

Calysto launches subsidiary Avante for smaller accounts

Calysto Communications has launched a new wholly owned subsidiary, Avante, to focus on smaller-budget clients.

Five things PR pros need to know Tuesday morning, 11.18.2014

Five things PR pros need to know Tuesday morning, 11.18.2014

Uber faces more trouble with media; Greenpeace exposes Edelman's strategy for oil pipeline; Nokia returns with a tablet.

FTI hires Jonathan Tyler as MD of investor relations

FTI hires Jonathan Tyler as MD of investor relations

Jonathan Tyler, a former corporate finance specialist with a CV including jobs at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns, has joined FTI Consulting as MD of investor relations.

Airbnb set to appoint new UK consumer PR agency

Airbnb set to appoint new UK consumer PR agency

Accommodation-sharing business Airbnb has invited agencies to pitch for its UK PR work, which it is understood incumbent Freuds has decided not to defend.

Dynamo PR launches Wearable Tech and Smart Home division

Dynamo PR launches Wearable Tech and Smart Home division

Dynamo PR has launched a division dedicated to consumer technology after securing an account with New York-based Bluesmart, owner of what has been billed as the world's first 'smart' suitcase controlled by an app.

AutoTrader prepares consumer PR agency review

AutoTrader prepares consumer PR agency review

AutoTrader, the online marketplace for new and used cars, is expected to start a search for a new consumer PR agency in the coming weeks after giving notice to Citizen.

Former White House comms director Sullivan joins Coyne as consultant

Former White House comms director Sullivan joins Coyne as consultant

Through the partnership, Kevin Sullivan serves as a senior consultant for Coyne, helping to grow the firm's corporate communications practice.

Golin and 3 Monkeys land Budweiser and Stella UK PR accounts

Golin and 3 Monkeys land Budweiser and Stella UK PR accounts

AB InBev UK, part of the world's largest brewer, has appointed Golin and 3 Monkeys Communications to look after some of its biggest brands, including Budweiser and Stella Artois.

Study: Microsoft knocks out competitors as strongest corporate brand

Study: Microsoft knocks out competitors as strongest corporate brand

Microsoft has the strongest corporate brand, followed by Intel and Google, according to a study from APCO Worldwide.

Kempner: MWW's acquisition strategy could stretch beyond PR firms

Kempner: MWW's acquisition strategy could stretch beyond PR firms

MWW chief executive Michael Kempner explains the recent acquisition of UK-based Braben and what's coming up next for the firm.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 11.11.2014

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 11.11.2014

MWW buys UK b-to-b firm; Bill Cosby's #TwitterFail; Comcast fires back on Net Neutrality.

Allison+Partners nabs Edelman's Graves for biz dev role

Allison+Partners nabs Edelman's Graves for biz dev role

Jen Graves, Edelman's former VP of US business development, is responsible for driving global marketing efforts and spearheading initiatives to fuel growth for Allison+Partners.

MWW acquires UK agency Braben and eyes more international deals

MWW acquires UK agency Braben and eyes more international deals

Major US independent agency MWW has bought London-based b2b specialist Braben and could seal another deal before the end of the year.

Behr owner Masco hires Olson to add color to comms

Behr owner Masco hires Olson to add color to comms

Masco Coatings Group, which owns brands such as Behr and Kilz, previously worked with Burson-Marsteller.

Weber Shandwick EMEA creative chief Gabriela Lungu departs

Weber Shandwick EMEA creative chief Gabriela Lungu departs

Gabriela Lungu, the EMEA chief creative officer at Weber Shandwick, is leaving the agency six months after it acquired Swedish creative powerhouse Prime.

Analysis

How Peter Granat is putting his mark on the new Cision

How Peter Granat is putting his mark on the new Cision

A look at Peter Granat, chief executive of the new Cision

Who will steer Huntsworth out of stormy waters and can it survive intact?

Who will steer Huntsworth out of stormy waters and can it survive intact?

The future of Huntsworth has become a subject of speculation following the sudden departure of its chairman Lord Myners, together with the expected retirement of its chief executive Lord Chadlington and a gloomy financial performance.

When does a brand partnership become a toxic relationship?

When does a brand partnership become a toxic relationship?

Greenpeace's success in forcing Lego to stop making Shell-branded toys shows that brands need to be wise to public sentiment when agreeing long-term partnerships.

Golin to acquire Magic Group in China

Golin to acquire Magic Group in China

Golin is on the verge of acquiring the Beijing- based PR firm. The formal announcement, which is expected early next year (2015) flag-posts the IPG agency firmly in the region. CEO Fred Cook is banking on growth and tells PRWeek he would like to see Asia account for at least a third of the firm's revenue

PR and media under fire in China, extortion racket busted

PR and media under fire in China, extortion racket busted

The PR industry in China is under pressure to clean up after police arrested two agency heads and eight journalists on charges of extortion in Shanghai. They include the CEOs of Shanghai-based PR firm Roya Investment Services and Shenzhen-based Nukirin

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