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Huge moves into Asia

Huge moves into Asia

Saatchi & Saatchi veteran Martin Riley will lead business in Singapore, Japan, and mainland China.

Taco Bell spices up PR with Edelman appointment

Taco Bell spices up PR with Edelman appointment

Taylor was the incumbent on the account.

William Grant appoints Salt following five-way pitch for UK comms brief

William Grant appoints Salt following five-way pitch for UK comms brief

Scottish distillery William Grant & Sons, which owns Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendrick's Gin, has appointed Salt to manage its UK comms, following a five-way pitch.

Mercedes-Benz USA hires Taylor to put sports PR in first gear

Mercedes-Benz USA hires Taylor to put sports PR in first gear

The firm is boosting media relations for the automaker's sports-related efforts and raising consumer awareness of its sponsorships.

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.4.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.4.2015

Clinton fires up Emily's List crowd, avoids email talk; Obamacare to go before Supreme Court, again; Bogusky to launch 'social impact' firm.

JMPR to rev up media relations for Tonka toy trucks

JMPR to rev up media relations for Tonka toy trucks

The firm will also work to elevate Tonka's marketing partnerships with Ford and Toyota and spread the word about its philanthropic efforts.

Ketchum Sports & Entertainment to run PR for LA Marathon

Ketchum Sports & Entertainment to run PR for LA Marathon

The agency will also work to pick up the pace of consumer awareness about the event.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.3.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.3.2015

Clinton emails at State Department scrutinized; All eyes on Netanyahu address; IPG's Roth: We don't do "Sapient-sized" deals.

Spong taps advertising vet Sheldon Clay to put spotlight on creative

Spong taps advertising vet Sheldon Clay to put spotlight on creative

Sheldon Clay is Spong's first group creative director.

Ketchum China's Fitzgerald shifts to lead North America corporate

Ketchum China's Fitzgerald shifts to lead North America corporate

Fitzgerald has led Ketchum Greater China since 2012.

Lewis PR buys San Diego digital shop Piston

Lewis PR buys San Diego digital shop Piston

The deal will give Lewis a boost in digital services including SEO and media buying.

Ogilvy PR ups Raj to global business development leader

Ogilvy PR ups Raj to global business development leader

Raj will relocate from London to New York for the role.

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 2.27.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 2.27.2015

Dress debate nearly breaks Internet; BlueFocus profit surges; More claims O'Reilly fudged reporting record.

Ketchum ups Wood to lead New York corporate practice

Ketchum ups Wood to lead New York corporate practice

Wood, most recently EVP and group manager, has been at Ketchum since 2004.

Edelman snatches DeVries US president Pesin Eder for consumer practice

Edelman snatches DeVries US president Pesin Eder for consumer practice

Laura Pesin Eder reports to Stephanie Smirnov, MD of Edelman's New York consumer practice and former DeVries North America CEO.

Publicis snaps up South African firm Epic to merge into MSLGroup

Publicis snaps up South African firm Epic to merge into MSLGroup

The French holding company's acquisition spree continues after completing its deal for Sapient earlier this month.

Nine things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.26.2015

Nine things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.26.2015

Identity of "Jihadi John" revealed; FCC to vote on Net Neutrality; Publicis buys South Africa's Epic Communications.

Llorente & Cuenca sees 12.5% revenue jump in 2014

Llorente & Cuenca sees 12.5% revenue jump in 2014

The firm saw strong growth in its Latin America operations.

Ipsos brings on Levick's Elwood to build ties with PR firms

Ipsos brings on Levick's Elwood to build ties with PR firms

Philip Elwood is tasked with forming strategic partnerships with PR firms, think-tanks, and trade associations.

MDC PR unit up 14.5% in Q4, 12.2% for 2014

MDC PR unit up 14.5% in Q4, 12.2% for 2014

MDC Partners' Strategic Marketing Services unit grew 14.5% organically during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Analysis

PR firms at a make-or-break moment on content creation

PR firms at a make-or-break moment on content creation

The pressure is on for agencies, large and small, to get content creation right - and right now.

With fewer acquisition options, agencies look outside PR for next deal

With fewer acquisition options, agencies look outside PR for next deal

There aren't many options left for agencies or holding companies looking to buy a PR firm in 2015.

Uber, World Cup, Huntsworth, Engine: News from 2014 in review

Uber, World Cup, Huntsworth, Engine: News from 2014 in review

2014 has been a busy year for the PR industry. Here PRWeek looks back on some of the stories that hit the headlines...

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

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