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Weber Shandwick catches Maine Lobster integrated account

Weber Shandwick catches Maine Lobster integrated account

The Interpublic Group firm beat out more than 20 shops for the account, which includes PR, creative, digital, and social media.

WPP lines up Roberto Quarta as next chairman

WPP lines up Roberto Quarta as next chairman

Quarta will join the board on January 1, 2015, and stand for re-election at the company's annual general meeting in June.

Casio appoints Bite to lead technology campaign across UK classrooms

Casio appoints Bite to lead technology campaign across UK classrooms

Global electronics manufacturer Casio has called in Bite to lead its UK PR account and develop a campaign to promote the use of technology in maths teaching.

Fenton CEO sells firm; former Billboard editorial director Werde appointed as new chief exec

Fenton CEO sells firm; former Billboard editorial director Werde appointed as new chief exec

After nearly 33 years as CEO of his eponymous firm, David Fenton has sold the agency and appointed a new chief exec, as he shifts to the role of chairman, effective immediately.

Citizen eyes Asia expansion with BlueFocus deal

Citizen eyes Asia expansion with BlueFocus deal

Citizen Relations, whose owner is in the process of being acquired by China's BlueFocus, said it plans to expand its footprint in Asia if the deal closes.

BlueFocus buys Citizen Relations as part of Vision7 acquisition

BlueFocus buys Citizen Relations as part of Vision7 acquisition

China's BlueFocus has acquired a majority stake in Canadian comms company Vision7, owner of brands Cossette and PR firm Citizen Relations.

Zeno New York office lead Hollywood exits firm

Zeno New York office lead Hollywood exits firm

Zeno SVP Thomas Bunn has replaced John Hollywood as head of the firm's New York office.

Good Relations wins pitch for Samsung UK

Good Relations wins pitch for Samsung UK

Good Relations has won a competitive pitch to handle Samsung UK's corporate PR brief and b2b projects in the UK and Ireland.

BlackBerry shifts from global AOR model to make room for local firms

BlackBerry shifts from global AOR model to make room for local firms

BlackBerry is altering its current global PR AOR model and issuing RFPs in other markets to make room for its comms teams to work with local firms.

Hong Kong trumps Shanghai as an 'engaging city:' Weber Shandwick

Hong Kong trumps Shanghai as an 'engaging city:' Weber Shandwick

Hong Kong and Shanghai have long been unofficial rivals, with both vying for status as regional financial hubs.

DeVries expands to Spain with Lina Ortas affiliation

DeVries expands to Spain with Lina Ortas affiliation

Interpublic Group agency DeVries Global has increased its presence in Europe through an affiliate partnership with Spanish agency Lina Ortas Comunicación.

Fleishman's Lynne Anne Davis to lead Cannes PR jury

Fleishman's Lynne Anne Davis to lead Cannes PR jury

The Asia-Pacific regional leader of FleishmanHillard's operations will lead the PR jury at next year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

Grayling's Palmer to lead government affairs practice

Grayling's Palmer to lead government affairs practice

Huntsworth subsidiary looks to extend its government affairs proposition.

Cohn & Wolfe names Kuhl, Bergen to healthcare EVP positions

Cohn & Wolfe names Kuhl, Bergen to healthcare EVP positions

Reporting to MDs Jillian Janaczek and Lisa Talbot, Kuhl and Bergen will focus on client relationships and respiratory product launches.

Ketchum takes majority stake in longtime Brazilian affiliate

Ketchum takes majority stake in longtime Brazilian affiliate

The Omnicom Group agency's longtime partner in Brazil, Ketchum Estratégia, will rebrand as Ketchum.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Monday, 12.8.2014

Seven things PR pros need to know on Monday, 12.8.2014

Strange Fruit PR to change name after Twitter outrage; West Coast Garner decision protests turn violent; Rolling Stone updates retraction note.

Hotwire wins Ricoh UK account off Weber Shandwick in six-way pitch

Hotwire wins Ricoh UK account off Weber Shandwick in six-way pitch

Hotwire has been appointed by Tokyo-based IT services company Ricoh to handle its UK PR account, following a six-way pitch.

Weber Shandwick Manchester wins Bernard Matthews account

Weber Shandwick Manchester wins Bernard Matthews account

Weber Shandwick Manchester has been appointed by turkey producer Bernard Matthews as its first agency to manage its UK consumer PR account.

Weber Shandwick opens its doors in Sacramento

Weber Shandwick opens its doors in Sacramento

Weber Shandwick is expanding into California's capital.

Memorial Sloan Kettering picks CooperKatz as first AOR after nine-firm review

Memorial Sloan Kettering picks CooperKatz as first AOR after nine-firm review

CooperKatz will engage national and global media outlets and collaborate with Digitas on social media plans.

Analysis

FIFA World Cup reputation assignment too hot for two PR firms

FIFA World Cup reputation assignment too hot for two PR firms

Other agencies are weighing the risks of representing the embattled world soccer body, as well as the controversial host nations: Russia and Qatar.

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

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