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M Booth grabs Ketchum veteran Margo Schneider for media MD role

M Booth grabs Ketchum veteran Margo Schneider for media MD role

She is joining the firm after working for more than a decade at the Omnicom Group agency.

Nasdaq to acquire Marketwired

Nasdaq to acquire Marketwired

Nasdaq said Friday morning that the deal, subject to customary approvals, will make it a global leader in news release distribution.

Interpublic's CMG unit reports 6.5% revenue jump in Q4

Interpublic's CMG unit reports 6.5% revenue jump in Q4

The group contains Weber Shandwick and Golin, as well as other agencies such as Jack Morton and Octagon. Weber CEO Andy Polansky said the PR firms registered high-single-digit organic growth for the year and Q4.

Weber Shandwick brings on journalist Brett Pulley as EVP

Weber Shandwick brings on journalist Brett Pulley as EVP

Pulley joins Weber's corporate practice and will be based in New York.

Text100 names James Beechinor-Collins chief digital officer amid restructure

Text100 names James Beechinor-Collins chief digital officer amid restructure

Beechinor-Collins had served as an EVP at Text100 since it acquired content marketing agency Republic Publishing in 2014.

Twitter's ad revenue up 48% in Q4, but user growth stalls for first time

Twitter's ad revenue up 48% in Q4, but user growth stalls for first time

The company reported 320 million average monthly users - not what analysts and investors were looking for.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.11.2016

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.11.2016

Publicis earnings impress; Sanders and Clinton prepare for another debate; Obama on Ellen; Facebook puts space between itself and Marc Andreessen; Royal Caribbean apologizes after early end to trip; Twitter earnings disappoint -- again.

US PR pros more 'polished and professionalised' than UK counterparts, says Golin's Matt Neale

US PR pros more 'polished and professionalised' than UK counterparts, says Golin's Matt Neale

PR professionals in the US are generally more "polished" and "professionalised" - and continue to work as executives at an older age than their UK counterparts - says Golin's Matt Neale, a Briton who now helps run the agency's New York office.

Publicis Q4 'better than expected' with full-year organic revenue up 1.5 per cent

Publicis Q4 'better than expected' with full-year organic revenue up 1.5 per cent

MSLGroup parent company Publicis saw organic revenue growth accelerate to 2.8 per cent in a "better than expected" fourth quarter of 2015, leaving organic growth across the full year at 1.5 per cent.

ReviveHealth ups Joanne Thornton to president

ReviveHealth ups Joanne Thornton to president

She was previously chief account officer at the agency, which was bought by Weber Shandwick last month.

Max Borges Agency plants flag in New York

Max Borges Agency plants flag in New York

The New York office, based in midtown Manhattan, opens on March 1 - almost two years after the firm opened its San Francisco office.

Burson-Marsteller names Teresa Henderson as Southwest market leader

Burson-Marsteller names Teresa Henderson as Southwest market leader

She previously worked at Saxum, Pierpont Communications, Edelman, and Ketchum.

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

The holding company's PR firms reported a fourth-quarter organic revenue drop of 6.9% on Tuesday morning.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 2.9.2016

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 2.9.2016

New Hampshire primary day; Omnicom Q4 and full-year 2015 earnings; Twitter launches anti-harassment task force; Is Chipotle blaming employees for its E. coli outbreak?; Instagram lets users switch accounts more easily.

Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

Weber Shandwick has amalgamated its London operations under a single financial entity, as part of a "client-focused" restructure that has seen MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson given new, expanded roles.

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

She will lead growth, development, and integration of the health, technology, corporate, and consumer practices at Edelman's DJE Holdings sister agency.

International Expansion: Manifest takes a bite out of the Big Apple

International Expansion: Manifest takes a bite out of the Big Apple

PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Having opened up a New York office in January 2015, Manifest has set itself some ambitious global expansion plans by 2020.

FleishmanHillard wins global PR brief for headphone maker Bose

FleishmanHillard wins global PR brief for headphone maker Bose

FleishmanHillard has been appointed as Bose's first global PR agency, PRWeek has learned.

MLB's former director of business PR, Jeff Heckelman, goes to bat for Finsbury as VP

MLB's former director of business PR, Jeff Heckelman, goes to bat for Finsbury as VP

Heckelman has been brought on to help apply Finsbury's expertise in crisis communications, corporate reputation, and public policy to the sports and entertainment space.

Arthur Sadoun on Publicis agency changes: 'If I didn't have them sharing expertise, I'd be a fool'

Arthur Sadoun on Publicis agency changes: 'If I didn't have them sharing expertise, I'd be a fool'

Sadoun: "I'm not here to create a new corporate layer."

Analysis

Physical stores still thrive amid digital shopping season

Physical stores still thrive amid digital shopping season

Many consumers will shop online, according to a new report, but the majority still plan on shopping at discount and department stores

Why veterans who want to get into PR face an obstacle course

Why veterans who want to get into PR face an obstacle course

Negative stereotypes play a role, and often companies - and veterans themselves -- don't realize what they have to offer.

FleishmanHillard Fishburn: A marriage of convenience or a match made in heaven?

FleishmanHillard Fishburn: A marriage of convenience or a match made in heaven?

In some ways, Monday's announcement that Fishburn and FleishmanHillard are to merge had an air of inevitability about it. A line can be traced from this week's announcement as far back as 2013 when Omnicom Group, which owns Fishburn and FleishmanHillard, and Publicis Groupe attempted a merger to create what would have been the largest holding company in the world.

Bribe or harmless incentive? Paying journalists for audits called a gray area

Bribe or harmless incentive? Paying journalists for audits called a gray area

Agency pros, in-house communicators, and professors were divided about whether offering financial incentives to journalists crosses an ethical line.

Brand attack! How to defend yourself against the global counterfeit trade

Brand attack! How to defend yourself against the global counterfeit trade

A new report places the annual global cost of counterfeiting at around £1.2tn and it is rising in cost and scope by around 15 per cent every year. Everything from luxury clothing brands to pharmaceutical drugs and even alcohol is up for grabs by organised gangs and multinational brands are losing approximately 10 per cent of their topline revenue as a result of it. So what are the effects of somebody impersonating your brand and what are the best ways to defend against it?