IPG's Constituency Management Group, which contains most of Interpublic's PR firms as well as other agencies, reported 4.6% organic revenue growth in the first quarter to $346.3 million.
Braskamp most recently served as Yahoo's corporate communications manager.
Publicis Groupe has reported revenue of €655m ($704.4m) in Europe for the first quarter of the year, up 3.8% compared with the same period last year, and boosted by growth in the UK and France.
The company also named Pat Galvin as chief revenue officer for the U.S.
Global brands are sending out more integrated briefs to pitch than three years ago, but agencies say there are still too many briefs with specific channels or outputs in mind.
Scott Varland has joined the agency as SVP of marketing technology and Michelle Overall as SVP of entertainment marketing.
Richmond, previously SVP of talent acquisition and development is reporting to WE CEO and cofounder Melissa Waggener Zorkin.
Growth in North America, Omnicom's largest region, was slower than others in Q1 at 1.1% to $2.1 billion. Revenue growth in the U.K. was 8.1% in the first quarter to $309.2 million, and Asia-Pacific was up 9.1% organically in the period to $375 million.
The five-year contract went into effect this week. Work will include traditional and paid media, social media, mobile, community outreach, and partnerships with organizations.
The newly created positions replace the need for a CEO of Ketchum North America, the agency said.
Her departure will follow that of Capstrat cofounder Ken Eudy, who left the agency at the end of last year.
The firm hired Nicole Pariser as SVP of health technology to lead the new group.
Next 15, the listed owner of PR agencies Bite, Lexis, Text100 and The Blueshirt Group, has launched a $2m (£1.6m) fund to help develop employees' ideas into "viable businesses, products or services".
Batliner will continue in her role as managing partner at the agency as well as president of PR firm Carmichael Lynch Relate, formerly known as Spong.
Communications leaders including Harold Burson and Richard Edelman look back on Golin's leadership, dedication, and innovation in the PR industry.
Skoloda is exploring options for the next step in her career.
The Golin patriarch passed away on Saturday morning in Arizona.
The iconic founder of Golin passed away Saturday morning at his second home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Fast-growing influencer marketing agency Social Chain has taken on the Rebecca Abigail PR, the agency handling Tinder in the UK, to help its push into new markets including the US.
The agency will work within an initial $1.2 million budget.
The changes include an updated definition of PR, entry-form revisions, and a new point system for the Network of the Year award.
Don't look now, but management consultancies such as Accenture and technology giants like IBM are moving onto the turf of WPP, Omnicom, and Publicis. How long before they're major marketing services players in their own right?
Business development officer is the new hot job in the PR agency world as firms reevaluate what they want from the position.
For almost half the country, the narrow victory for Brexit was a portent of doom but, while sterling has fallen to historically low rates - plunging to a 31-year low immediately after the result - predictions of immediate Armageddon now seem far-fetched.
Marketers are using data in many ways, including to hold their agencies accountable, but they run the risk of drowning in numbers if they don't evolve.