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HP's diversity initiative one year on: Agencies exceed gender targets, fall short on minority representation

HP's diversity initiative one year on: Agencies exceed gender targets, fall short on minority representation

HP's Karen Kahn blames it on unconscious bias and an inability to build a talent pipeline.

H+K, Citizen veteran Beth Balsam launches X2PR

H+K, Citizen veteran Beth Balsam launches X2PR

Balsam's shop will be focused on consumer PR.

M&C Saatchi PR and Sport & Entertainment had 'really good' H1

M&C Saatchi PR and Sport & Entertainment had 'really good' H1

M&C Saatchi PR and sister agency Sport & Entertainment had a "really good" first half of 2017, with the former growing profit by around 20 per cent and the latter seeing double-digit revenue growth.

Former Hotwire CEO Brendon Craigie will soon join agency's 'long line of spin-offs'

Former Hotwire CEO Brendon Craigie will soon join agency's 'long line of spin-offs'

Brendon Craigie, the former CEO of Hotwire, has said that he will shortly be launching a new venture, saying that the number of start-ups created by his former colleagues is a sign of his old agency's "entrepreneurial culture".

Francis Ingham: Bell Pottinger expulsion not enjoyable; 'toughest' decision ever for PRCA

Francis Ingham: Bell Pottinger expulsion not enjoyable; 'toughest' decision ever for PRCA

PRCA director general Francis Ingham will tell delegates at the association's national conference this morning (22 September) that expelling Bell Pottinger was the "toughest decision the PRCA has ever made".

Brother brings on WE Communications for printer PR

Brother brings on WE Communications for printer PR

Incumbent MSLGroup worked with Brother for eight years.

Ogilvy names Eduardo Vieira as Latin America PR, influence lead

Ogilvy names Eduardo Vieira as Latin America PR, influence lead

Renata Saraiva, MD of Ogilvy PR Brazil, is exiting the firm.

Bell Pottinger partner confused after being named by DA as subject of CIPR complaint

Bell Pottinger partner confused after being named by DA as subject of CIPR complaint

A former partner at Bell Pottinger has said he has never received any complaint from the CIPR, despite being named by the Democratic Alliance as having been part of the agency's work for Oakbay.

Former Racepoint Global CFO charged with embezzling $3.6m from firm

Former Racepoint Global CFO charged with embezzling $3.6m from firm

Edward Abell is accused of laundering more than $3.6 million from the Boston-based agency over a 10-year span.

CIPR 'condemns without reservation' Bell Pottinger's South Africa work as it confirms withdrawal of DA complaint

CIPR 'condemns without reservation' Bell Pottinger's South Africa work as it confirms withdrawal of DA complaint

The CIPR has said it "condemns without reservation" the tactics used by Bell Pottinger in South Africa, after a complaint made against one of its members by the South African political party Democratic Alliance (DA) was withdrawn yesterday.

Citizen Relations acquires experiential, influencer shop The Narrative Group

Citizen Relations acquires experiential, influencer shop The Narrative Group

Citizen Relations is hoping to expand its capabilities in both areas through the acquisition.

Hotwire's new CEO calls for aggression and risk-taking culture as agency unveils new global strategy

Hotwire's new CEO calls for aggression and risk-taking culture as agency unveils new global strategy

Hotwire's new CEO Barbara Bates has called for the agency to take more risks and "be a bit more aggressive" as it looks to shed its "humble" persona.

Hudson Cutler merges with Shawn Amos' firm, Put Together Media

Hudson Cutler merges with Shawn Amos' firm, Put Together Media

Hudson Cutler principal Robert Dowling and Amos worked together at FleishmanHillard - Dowling as president of its U.S. East region and Amos as chief content innovation officer for the Americas at FH ContentWorks.

Lynton Crosby joins former Obama strategist to launch digital marketing agency

Lynton Crosby joins former Obama strategist to launch digital marketing agency

Lynton Crosby, Theresa May's former spin doctor, has teamed up with former Barack Obama strategist Jim Messina to advise brands on how to market themselves across an increasingly complex digital landscape.

Finn Partners acquires ABI Marketing Public Relations

Finn Partners acquires ABI Marketing Public Relations

Finn Partners is gaining a foothold in Shanghai and Frankfurt through the acquisition of the international b-to-b firm.

Cannes Lions teams up with UN to create sustainability awards category

Cannes Lions teams up with UN to create sustainability awards category

Cannes Lions has teamed up with the United Nations to launch a new category of 17 awards aimed at supporting and raising awareness of global sustainable development initiatives such as ending poverty and protecting the planet.

Diversity Distinction in PR Awards honorees revealed

Diversity Distinction in PR Awards honorees revealed

Fourteen organizations and individuals recognized in the annual awards program, presented by the PR Council in partnership with PRWeek.

Meet the brain behind Accenture Interactive's acquisition spree

Meet the brain behind Accenture Interactive's acquisition spree

Anatoly Roytman wants to create the first 'experience agency of record' and believes Accenture has the capabilities to offer it.

Bell Pottinger in administration: redundancies begin, shareholders grumble, what's next?

Bell Pottinger in administration: redundancies begin, shareholders grumble, what's next?

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Bell Pottinger had gone into administration. What happens next?

Former boss Matthew Hiltzik remembers Hope Hicks before the White House

Former boss Matthew Hiltzik remembers Hope Hicks before the White House

Hicks was named White House communications director this week. At the age of 28, she is the youngest person to have held the plum West Wing role.

Analysis

It could happen here. What the PR Council will do with the next Bell Pottinger

It could happen here. What the PR Council will do with the next Bell Pottinger

The PR Council and other industry leaders draw a line in the sand: What they're prepared to do if a U.S.-based firm brings the industry "into disrepute."

Just a blip or full-blown crisis? Agency executives on a challenging second quarter

Just a blip or full-blown crisis? Agency executives on a challenging second quarter

Was the lackluster Q2 just a blip on the radar or a sign of soft periods to come for the PR business?

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.