The Omnicom Group firm has made staff changes to the health practice in the U.S., U.K., Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico.
French PR groups Hopscotch and Sopexa, and the Paris-based events company Comexposium, are in discussions about forming an alliance to create "the largest French PR network worldwide" - which is being marketed as an alternative to the "Anglo-Saxon networks".
A plethora of athletes taking part in Rio 2016 have been pointedly thanking sponsors who are not official partners of the Games, due to a controversial by-law prohibiting non-official sponsors from using "Olympic-related terms".
The firm will start work on the $1.82-million-a-year account on August 1. PadillaCRT was the incumbent on the business.
Ketchum was Avocados From Mexico's previous foodservice advertising and PR AOR.
Misfit, the American wearable tech company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, has hired PR agency Ranieri to handle UK comms.
Jon Hughes, Matt Neale, and Gary Rudnick will become co-CEOs of the Interpublic Group firm, effective January 1, 2017.
Brandwatch has also integrated Audiences with its flagship product, Brandwatch Analytics.
Huntsworth has reported an improved performance in the first half of 2016, with pre-tax profit rising 21 per cent to £7.3m ($9.5m) on the back of revenue growth in three of its four divisions, although Grayling continued to struggle.
The New York-based firm said it won the accounts of Calamos Investments and Nardello & Co.
Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors have brought on Spong for PR and social - Fast Horse was incumbent on the account.
M Booth will work with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for eight months on extending the Light the Night fundraising campaign.
Interpublic's CMG unit, which includes most of its PR firms, reported 2.8% organic year-over-year revenue growth in Q2 2016, to $369.4 million - Weber's Andy Polansky says organic growth at his firm was in high single digits.
Dentsu Aegis Network pulled ahead of WPP in marcoms mergers and acquisitions activity in the second quarter, as the rate of deals around the world was down 11 per cent compared with the same period last year.
MSLGroup owner Publicis has reported organic revenue growth of 2.8 per cent in the first half of 2016, buoyed by particularly strong growth in Europe, as the group says it "should not be heavily impacted" by Brexit.
The Kimberly-Clark family care toilet paper brand is challenging YouTube influencers to see how far they can stretch a roll.
Turkey comms sector unites to 'fiercely' condemn coup attempt and vows to 'maintain prudent language'
Three comms trade bodies in Turkey have issued a joint statement "fiercely" condemning the recent attempted coup in the country, and promising to "maintain a prudent communication language" in its aftermath.
A video series will document the reactions of homeowners who are selected as part of the campaign.
Linhart is transitioning to a new role at the firm.
A trade body for Portugal's cork products industry is seeking support for promotional campaigns in various markets globally, worth a combined sum of at least €4.35m (£3.6m, $4.8m).
The EU referendum did not go the way most in the UK PR industry hoped. So, as the resulting uncertainty rolls on, what now for public relations in the UK and Europe?
Germany has been an economic standout in the European Union. What's more, CEOs there recognize the value of communications.
Marketing technology is set to surpass external marketing this year as a CMO's biggest cost, according to Gartner. Yet some say PR pros aren't ready.
New salary regulations proposed by the Obama administration that might go into effect as early as this fall could be a rude awakening for agencies that have long relied on junior staffers doing yeoman's work.
Americans making less than $50,000 a year may soon be entitled to overtime pay. Can the agency model survive the death of "sweatshop culture?"