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Interpublic PR firms report mid-single-digit Q1 growth

Interpublic PR firms report mid-single-digit Q1 growth

IPG's Constituency Management Group, which contains most of Interpublic's PR firms as well as other agencies, reported 4.6% organic revenue growth in the first quarter to $346.3 million.

Pramana Collective brings on Yahoo's Ana Braskamp as principal

Pramana Collective brings on Yahoo's Ana Braskamp as principal

Braskamp most recently served as Yahoo's corporate communications manager.

Publicis Groupe's European revenue boosted by UK

Publicis Groupe's European revenue boosted by UK

Publicis Groupe has reported revenue of €655m ($704.4m) in Europe for the first quarter of the year, up 3.8% compared with the same period last year, and boosted by growth in the UK and France.

Cision brings on former Nasdaq VP Michael Piispanen as COO

Cision brings on former Nasdaq VP Michael Piispanen as COO

The company also named Pat Galvin as chief revenue officer for the U.S.

Brands' integrated briefs on rise but still not enough for agencies

Brands' integrated briefs on rise but still not enough for agencies

Global brands are sending out more integrated briefs to pitch than three years ago, but agencies say there are still too many briefs with specific channels or outputs in mind.

M Booth hires Varland, Overall to boost marketing tech, entertainment

M Booth hires Varland, Overall to boost marketing tech, entertainment

Scott Varland has joined the agency as SVP of marketing technology and Michelle Overall as SVP of entertainment marketing.

WE promotes Kate Richmond to chief talent officer

WE promotes Kate Richmond to chief talent officer

Richmond, previously SVP of talent acquisition and development is reporting to WE CEO and cofounder Melissa Waggener Zorkin.

Omnicom PR revenue up 1.8% in Q1

Omnicom PR revenue up 1.8% in Q1

Growth in North America, Omnicom's largest region, was slower than others in Q1 at 1.1% to $2.1 billion. Revenue growth in the U.K. was 8.1% in the first quarter to $309.2 million, and Asia-Pacific was up 9.1% organically in the period to $375 million.

FDA awards $625m tobacco-education contract to FCB-Rescue partnership

FDA awards $625m tobacco-education contract to FCB-Rescue partnership

The five-year contract went into effect this week. Work will include traditional and paid media, social media, mobile, community outreach, and partnerships with organizations.

Ketchum names Mike Doyle, Hilary Hanson McKean first regional presidents in North America

Ketchum names Mike Doyle, Hilary Hanson McKean first regional presidents in North America

The newly created positions replace the need for a CEO of Ketchum North America, the agency said.

Capstrat CEO Karen Albritton to depart firm this summer

Capstrat CEO Karen Albritton to depart firm this summer

Her departure will follow that of Capstrat cofounder Ken Eudy, who left the agency at the end of last year.

Ruder Finn launches health tech practice within Bloom

Ruder Finn launches health tech practice within Bloom

The firm hired Nicole Pariser as SVP of health technology to lead the new group.

Next 15 offers staff $2m to develop personal business ventures

Next 15 offers staff $2m to develop personal business ventures

Next 15, the listed owner of PR agencies Bite, Lexis, Text100 and The Blueshirt Group, has launched a $2m (£1.6m) fund to help develop employees' ideas into "viable businesses, products or services".

Carmichael Lynch names Julie Batliner president

Carmichael Lynch names Julie Batliner president

Batliner will continue in her role as managing partner at the agency as well as president of PR firm Carmichael Lynch Relate, formerly known as Spong.

Industry luminaries pay tribute to Al Golin

Industry luminaries pay tribute to Al Golin

Communications leaders including Harold Burson and Richard Edelman look back on Golin's leadership, dedication, and innovation in the PR industry.

Ketchum director Kelley Skoloda exits after 30 years

Ketchum director Kelley Skoloda exits after 30 years

Skoloda is exploring options for the next step in her career.

Breakfast Briefing, 4.10.2017: Remembering Al Golin

Breakfast Briefing, 4.10.2017: Remembering Al Golin

The Golin patriarch passed away on Saturday morning in Arizona.

PR legend Al Golin dies at 87

PR legend Al Golin dies at 87

The iconic founder of Golin passed away Saturday morning at his second home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Influencer agency Social Chain hires Rebecca Abigail PR for global push

Influencer agency Social Chain hires Rebecca Abigail PR for global push

Fast-growing influencer marketing agency Social Chain has taken on the Rebecca Abigail PR, the agency handling Tinder in the UK, to help its push into new markets including the US.

CA Technologies picks WE Communications to handle corporate comms

CA Technologies picks WE Communications to handle corporate comms

The agency will work within an initial $1.2 million budget.

Analysis

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?

Wanted: Business development execs in demand as firms revamp role

Wanted: Business development execs in demand as firms revamp role

Business development officer is the new hot job in the PR agency world as firms reevaluate what they want from the position.

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

For almost half the country, the narrow victory for Brexit was a portent of doom but, while sterling has fallen to historically low rates - plunging to a 31-year low immediately after the result - predictions of immediate Armageddon now seem far-fetched.

How GM and Starbucks are using data to make their agencies more efficient

How GM and Starbucks are using data to make their agencies more efficient

Marketers are using data in many ways, including to hold their agencies accountable, but they run the risk of drowning in numbers if they don't evolve.