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InkHouse taps MSLGroup EVP Morris as San Francisco lead

InkHouse taps MSLGroup EVP Morris as San Francisco lead

InkHouse has hired MSLGroup EVP Jason Morris to succeed Annemiek Hamelinck as EVP and GM for San Francisco.

H+K US lead Weitz to depart; Coates tapped as CEO of Americas after realignment

H+K US lead Weitz to depart; Coates tapped as CEO of Americas after realignment

Andy Weitz, US president and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, will exit the firm later this summer following the completion of a global organizational realignment. Mike Coates, chairman and CEO of H+K Canada, will serve as CEO of the Americas for the firm.

Discover consolidates PR agency roster, names Golin global AOR

Discover consolidates PR agency roster, names Golin global AOR

The early stages of the review involved six firms, including incumbent Burson-Marsteller, which had served as Discover's global PR partner since 2010.

Porter Novelli promotes Fenella Grey to UK MD

Porter Novelli promotes Fenella Grey to UK MD

Porter Novelli has promoted Fenella Grey to managing director of its UK office.

Kreab Gavin Anderson handles Chinese chemical company's IPO comms

Kreab Gavin Anderson, the financial PR specialist, is handling corporate and financial PR for GTS Chemical Holdings as it prepares to float on AIM.

Revenue up 7.9% at Interpublic's CMG unit in Q2, increases 6.8% in first half

Revenue up 7.9% at Interpublic's CMG unit in Q2, increases 6.8% in first half

Interpublic Group's Constituency Management Group, which contains the majority of its PR firms, reported a 7.9% organic increase in revenue in the second quarter to $355.4 million, compared with the year prior.

H+K Strategies beats three to six-figure Visa Europe strategic comms brief

H+K Strategies beats three to six-figure Visa Europe strategic comms brief

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has won out in the pitch for Visa Europe's region-wide strategic comms work.

SKDKnickerbocker unveils Millennial, executive comms practices

SKDKnickerbocker unveils Millennial, executive comms practices

Stephen Krupin is leading the executive communications unit, while Audrey Gelman is heading up the Millennial team.

Ogilvy brings on Banovetz as Western region brand marketing director

Starting August 4, Banovetz will lead a group of about 20 staffers in the agency's brand marketing practice on the West coast.

Prominent Chinese anchor arrested after investment in Edelman subsidiary

Chinese TV anchor Rui Chenggang has been apprehended by authorities in the country for allegedly holding stock in Edelman subsidiary Pegasus while the firm provided services to his employer, China Central Television.

Spong and Meet Minneapolis team up for MLB All-Star social effort

Spong and Meet Minneapolis team up for MLB All-Star social effort

Meet Minneapolis and Spong PR have launched a social media command center to engage visitors in town for Major League Baseball All-Star Week.

The Red Consultancy applies to replace Unity on government roster

The Red Consultancy applies to replace Unity on government roster

The Red Consultancy has applied to replace Unity on the government roster for PR contracts worth more than £100,000 after the latter's resignation yesterday.

Snuggle parent Sun Products taps Current for laundry portfolio

Snuggle parent Sun Products taps Current for laundry portfolio

The Interpublic Group agency is tasked with handling media outreach, influencer relations, and event support for Sun Products' laundry brands, which include All, Snuggle, and Wisk.

Marlboro owner looks for social media agency

Marlboro owner looks for social media agency

Philip Morris International (PMI), the company that owns Marlboro cigarettes, has approached agencies to discuss its international social media arrangements.

Grayling owner Huntsworth issues profit warning

Grayling owner Huntsworth issues profit warning

Huntsworth, the holding company for Grayling, Citigate and Red, has warned investors that its first-half profits will be below expectations.

Waggener Edstrom London office hit by five senior departures

Waggener Edstrom London office hit by five senior departures

Waggener Edstrom is seeing a spate of senior level departures from its London office, including general manager Cairbre Sugrue and new business director Girish Balachandran.

Publicis takes stake in African network AG Partners

Publicis takes stake in African network AG Partners

AG Partners encompasses 14 agencies in 13 countries including Benin, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, and Togo. Its services range from creative and digital to PR and media and it is focused on growing and developing brands in French-speaking Africa.

APCO taps eBay's Liew as executive director for Southeast Asia

APCO taps eBay's Liew as executive director for Southeast Asia

APCO Worldwide has appointed Steven Liew, previously associate general counsel and chief government relations office for eBay Asia-Pacific, to serve as executive director for the firm's Southeast Asia operation.

UDG Healthcare acquires Galliard and Nyxeon in £13m deal

UDG Healthcare acquires Galliard and Nyxeon in £13m deal

Healthcare services company UDG Healthcare has acquired specialist PR agencies Galliard and Nyxeon in a deal worth £13m.

Hager Sharp drops 'interim' from CEO Doner Lotenberg's title

Hager Sharp drops 'interim' from CEO Doner Lotenberg's title

Lynne Doner Lotenberg had spent nine months leading the agency on an interim basis.

Analysis

Will PR agencies back up their Wikipedia pledges with action?

Will PR agencies back up their Wikipedia pledges with action?

PR agencies are calling Wikipedia's compliance framework a good first step. Now the real work begins.

Acronis awards PR account as Singapore data security is breached

Acronis awards PR account as Singapore data security is breached

The announcement comes a day after the government revealed a major security breach.

Publicis-Omnicom merger collapse draws business as usual response

Publicis-Omnicom merger collapse draws business as usual response

PR agency chiefs inside and outside what would have been Publicis Omnicom Group are getting on with business as usual after the merger's collapse.

Edelman takes a ride on Branson's slow-motion space adventure

Edelman takes a ride on Branson's slow-motion space adventure

Virgin Galactic is probably on every PR agency's dream assignment list, but previous delays to Richard Branson's space venture suggest it may not be a complete blast.

Consolidation trending as vendors strive to keep up with changing industry

Consolidation trending as vendors strive to keep up with changing industry

Cision and Vocus are two of the biggest providers of PR management and monitoring tools, and observers say both could soon be combined by GTCR Valor Merger Sub.

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