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Vocus and Cision make first joint acquisition

Vocus and Cision make first joint acquisition

Vocus and Cision, two PR tech software providers which private equity firm GTCR is bringing together to form a global PR cloud company, will acquire social media analytics platform Visible Technologies.

Ketchum beats out four firms for H&R Block account

Ketchum beats out four firms for H&R Block account

The renewed contract with Ketchum is for one year.

CyberLink brings on Diffusion as US AOR amid business changes

CyberLink brings on Diffusion as US AOR amid business changes

CyberLink picked Diffusion based on its understanding of its business needs, as well as creativity and chemistry with the in-house team.

M&C Saatchi posts profit increase amid PR expansion

M&C Saatchi posts profit increase amid PR expansion

M&C Saatchi has reported a 17 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £8.5m for the half-year to 30 June compared with the same period last year.

Hume Brophy snaps up FTI's Simon Elliott to lead international expansion

FTI MD Simon Elliott has been hired by Hume Brophy to lead its new international corporate practice.

Brookstone brings on Blue Wolf for PR, social media, and event marketing

Brookstone brings on Blue Wolf for PR, social media, and event marketing

The agency started working on the account on August 1. Brookstone did not issue an RFP for its PR business, and the company was not working with an agency immediately prior to bringing on Blue Wolf.

Columbia Business School calls on Coyne as PR AOR

Columbia Business School calls on Coyne as PR AOR

Coyne is working to further enhance and strengthen Columbia Business School's brand positioning, "At the Very Center of Business," which launched last year.

CHR Group buys Trylon SMR to build tech PR practice

Marketing services holding company The CHR Group has acquired communications firm Trylon SMR as part of a strategy to build its technology PR practice.

Double blow for Edelman as Starbucks shifts UK & France consumer work

Double blow for Edelman as Starbucks shifts UK & France consumer work

Edelman's hold on its Starbucks relationship across Europe has weakened after the global coffee giant shifted work in both the UK and France to new agencies.

Edelman partners with ENGAGE to launch new employee engagement arm

Edelman partners with ENGAGE to launch new employee engagement arm

Edelman has partnered with specialist employee engagement agency ENGAGE to launch a new offer.

Ogilvy to do PR for the "Summer Davos" in China

Ogilvy to do PR for the "Summer Davos" in China

If you are an avid China observer and are planning to follow the World Economic Forum's meeting in Tianjin next week then the chances are that most of those tweets will receive will come from a young team of reporters from Ogilvy PR

Edelman buys France's biggest independent agency ELAN

Edelman buys France's biggest independent agency ELAN

Edelman, the world's biggest PR network, has today bought all the shares of ELAN, France's biggest independent communications consultancy, in a bid to break into the top three agencies in the country.

MuckRack: Pitch your story ideas to journalists by 11 am

MuckRack: Pitch your story ideas to journalists by 11 am

The research, which was conducted in partnership with MDC Partners, asked MuckRack's community of journalists a series of online questions to understand members of the media and how they like to find and be pitched stories.

RLM Finsbury hires former Visa CCO Michelman for West Coast expansion

RLM Finsbury hires former Visa CCO Michelman for West Coast expansion

Michelman will lead RLM Finsbury's San Francisco office, which is expected to launch in a few weeks.

TruGreen brings on MSLGroup as first US PR AOR

TruGreen brings on MSLGroup as first US PR AOR

MSLGroup began work on the 16-month contract on September 1. It is TruGreen's first PR agency partner in the US.

Honorees for PRWeek Hall of Fame 2014 unveiled

Honorees for PRWeek Hall of Fame 2014 unveiled

The second group of inductees to the PRWeek Hall of Fame will be honored at a dinner in New York City on December 8.

Racepoint Global beats four to Progress Software brief

Racepoint Global beats four to Progress Software brief

Global software company Progress Software has awarded Racepoint Global its European hub and UK market PR programme following a five-way pitch.

Havas reports 7.9% Q2 revenue growth

Havas reports 7.9% Q2 revenue growth

North America contributed $190.6 million in revenue in the second quarter and $361.4 million in the first half of the year, up 5.3% organically for the quarter and 4.5% for the six-month period.

Twitter's new analytics dashboard benefits 'less sophisticated' PR pros

Twitter's new analytics dashboard benefits 'less sophisticated' PR pros

Twitter has rolled out an analytics tool called the tweet activity dashboard, aimed at helping the social network's users learn more about the impact of their tweets.

Pernod Ricard taps Ketchum as first entertainment marketing agency

Pernod Ricard taps Ketchum as first entertainment marketing agency

Pernod Ricard USA has appointed Ketchum's Sports & Entertainment division as its first entertainment marketing AOR.

Analysis

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

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.

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