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Text100 ups Carolina Noguera Binstadt to San Francisco GM

Text100 ups Carolina Noguera Binstadt to San Francisco GM

Binstadt joined the firm in 1998.

Breitbart News spokesman Chad Wilkinson launches Liberty Media Strategies

Breitbart News spokesman Chad Wilkinson launches Liberty Media Strategies

The new agency will specialize in earned media, crisis communications, and social media.

Omnicom PR revenue down in Q2

Omnicom PR revenue down in Q2

The holding company reported a 0.3% organic revenue drop for its PR firms in the second quarter.

Breakfast Briefing, 7.20.2017: Omnicom, Publicis earnings; Advice for Uber's next CEO

Breakfast Briefing, 7.20.2017: Omnicom, Publicis earnings; Advice for Uber's next CEO

Publicis' numbers rebounded in the second quarter, while Omnicom's PR segment had a down period in terms of revenue.

Publicis returns to organic growth in second quarter

Publicis returns to organic growth in second quarter

Listed marcoms giant Publicis saw a return to organic revenue growth in the second quarter of 2017, citing the "lesser impact of residual difficulties" and the "good performance" in North America.

TripAdvisor hires Mischief to grow 'billion-dollar' tours and attractions business

TripAdvisor hires Mischief to grow 'billion-dollar' tours and attractions business

TripAdvisor has appointed Mischief to handle PR for its tours and attractions business in the UK.

Citizen Relations hires Blair Arthur to head strategic planning

Citizen Relations hires Blair Arthur to head strategic planning

Arthur joins the firm after nine years at Ketchum agency Access Emanate.

Watch marketing and adland's top names urge industry to fix diversity issue

Watch marketing and adland's top names urge industry to fix diversity issue

Hailing from Airbnb and Mars through to Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy, some of the biggest names in marketing and advertising have spoken out in a new documentary designed to highlight how agencies and brands can create a more inclusive industry.

PRCA to hold hearing with Bell Pottinger over Oakbay work next month

PRCA to hold hearing with Bell Pottinger over Oakbay work next month

Bell Pottinger has been summoned to appear at a hearing at the PRCA next month following a complaint by the Democratic Alliance political party about its work with South African client Oakbay Investments.

Long-term comms vision crucial to 'unstoppable' global expansion of European football

Long-term comms vision crucial to 'unstoppable' global expansion of European football

A "longer-term" communications vision is crucial for Europe's elite football clubs if they want to expand their brand in a sustainable way and build their fan culture globally, according to a new report.

BerlinRosen hires Clinton, Obama veteran David Levine as first COO

BerlinRosen hires Clinton, Obama veteran David Levine as first COO

Levine has worked for the Clinton 2016 campaign, the 2012 Obama effort, and in the White House over his career.

Barefoot Wine picks MWWPR as AOR

Barefoot Wine picks MWWPR as AOR

The agency is working on communications and content for the company.

Hudson Cutler execs unveil sister agency EthicOne

Hudson Cutler execs unveil sister agency EthicOne

The new firm wants to help clients turn ethics into a business advantage.

Gabriel Araujo named Ketchum's first international roving creative director

Gabriel Araujo named Ketchum's first international roving creative director

Araujo is taking on the new position alongside his role as executive creative director at Brazil's Little George.

Edelman MD Blain Rethmeier decamps to Ditto to run West Coast outpost

Edelman MD Blain Rethmeier decamps to Ditto to run West Coast outpost

Rethmeier joined the 15-person, Brooklyn-based shop last month, reporting to CEO Trey Ditto.

APCO plans 'aggressive' expansion after capital injection and ownership changes

APCO plans 'aggressive' expansion after capital injection and ownership changes

APCO plans to be "lot more aggressive" in its expansion strategy following a financial restructure that has seen management and employees take a greater stake in the agency.

Breakfast Briefing, 7.12.2017: Another day, another acquisition for Next 15

Breakfast Briefing, 7.12.2017: Another day, another acquisition for Next 15

A day after announcing its acquisition of Velocity Partners, the holding company said it bought Circle Research for $6.7 million this morning. Plus: President Trump tweets praise for his son's appearance on 'Hannity.'

Next 15 acquisition spree continues with £5.2m move for research firm Circle Research

Next 15 acquisition spree continues with £5.2m move for research firm Circle Research

Next 15 has announced its second acquisition in two days, snapping up b2b market research consultancy Circle Research for £5.2m ($6.7m).

Weber Shandwick ends controversial contract with Egypt's government

Weber Shandwick ends controversial contract with Egypt's government

The Interpublic Group firm said this week that it is withdrawing from a public affairs contract with the country after just six months; former subsidiary Cassidy & Associates will continue to work with Egypt.

These 10 brands saw most improvement in social conversation over last year

These 10 brands saw most improvement in social conversation over last year

Engagement Labs ranked the top 10 brands by year-over-year improvement in online and offline social conversation.

Analysis

Marcel and more: Agencies test the power of AI

Marcel and more: Agencies test the power of AI

Experts see incredible potential for AI as a collaboration tool at agencies. But don't expect every firm to build its own version of Publicis' Marcel.

Safety first: Lessons from the cyberattack on WPP

Safety first: Lessons from the cyberattack on WPP

The cyberattack on WPP raises questions about agencies' role in data protection.

Handicapping Cannes 2017: Experts bet big on Fearless Girl, Meet Graham

Handicapping Cannes 2017: Experts bet big on Fearless Girl, Meet Graham

Industry experts say Cannes Lions judges will reward PR campaigns that solve problems or have social justice themes.

Cannes introduces remedies to PR Lions for jilted industry

Cannes introduces remedies to PR Lions for jilted industry

The changes include an updated definition of PR, entry-form revisions, and a new point system for the Network of the Year award.

Watch out holding companies, the management consultancies are coming

Watch out holding companies, the management consultancies are coming

Don't look now, but management consultancies such as Accenture and technology giants like IBM are moving onto the turf of WPP, Omnicom, and Publicis. How long before they're major marketing services players in their own right?