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RF|Binder adds Edelman's Aman Singh as brand purpose senior managing editor

RF|Binder adds Edelman's Aman Singh as brand purpose senior managing editor

She started in the role this week, reporting to Scott Beaudoin, who joined the firm in January as chief strategy officer and executive MD of the corporate and brand purpose practice.

Cannes Lions: Juries finalised for PR and other categories ahead of June festival

Cannes Lions: Juries finalised for PR and other categories ahead of June festival

The juries for this year's Cannes Lions festival have been finalised, including for the PR Lions.

News agency and PR firm 72 Point's owner admits 'tension' between sister firms

News agency and PR firm 72 Point's owner admits 'tension' between sister firms

The owner of a UK newswire agency that incorporates transatlantic agency 72 Point has admitted that "tension" exists between the two businesses after reporters were sent a memo asking them to weigh up the effect of negative news stories about PR clients.

Omnicom unveils offering One Hundred to aid nonprofits' philanthropic efforts

Omnicom unveils offering One Hundred to aid nonprofits' philanthropic efforts

One Hundred comprises the following agencies from across the DAS portfolio of brands: Changing Our World, Critical Mass, Interbrand, Ketchum, Porter Novelli, and Russ Reid.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.28.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.28.2016

WPP Q1 earnings; BerlinRosen subpoenaed in de Blasio investigation; Cruz puts Fiorina on the ticket; Obama defends economic legacy; Big Q1 numbers for Facebook.

PR 'blighted by case studies' and not strategic enough, says UK government comms chief

PR 'blighted by case studies' and not strategic enough, says UK government comms chief

The PR profession is suffering from an over-reliance on case studies showcased at industry awards events and should be taking a more strategic approach, the UK Government's top comms executive has warned PR360 attendees.

Cohn & Wolfe strong but North America down as growth slows in WPP PR wing

Cohn & Wolfe strong but North America down as growth slows in WPP PR wing

Cohn & Wolfe was the standout performer in WPP's PR and public affairs division in the first quarter of 2016, although the division's growth was significantly down on Q4 2015.

Arizona State University hires former Edelman CEO Hass as comms professor

Arizona State University hires former Edelman CEO Hass as comms professor

Hass says he aims to impart more business thinking and awareness to students going into careers in PR.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.27.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.27.2016

Holding company chiefs sound off on PR; Clinton, Trump win big in East Coast primaries; Mitsubishi sales plummet;

Publicis Healthcare names Kipp Jarecke-Cheng global comms chief

Publicis Healthcare names Kipp Jarecke-Cheng global comms chief

He will lead communications for the network's 15 agencies in the new role.

Ruder Finn takes on PR for Echelon Asia Summit

Ruder Finn takes on PR for Echelon Asia Summit

Agency will be in charge of comms strategy for e27's Singapore technology conference.

McBee Strategic heads up digital practice with Garth Moore

McBee Strategic heads up digital practice with Garth Moore

Moore previously worked at the One Campaign.

WE Communications names Steve Kerns as San Francisco GM

WE Communications names Steve Kerns as San Francisco GM

Prior, Kerns was SVP in Text100's San Francisco office.

Cohn & Wolfe brings on McCaffery as Atlanta office MD

Cohn & Wolfe brings on McCaffery as Atlanta office MD

McCaffery stepped into the role in February.

Samsung UK PR chief sets sail for new role at Cunard

Samsung UK PR chief sets sail for new role at Cunard

Rachel Lloyd, the former head of PR at Samsung, has joined luxury travel company Cunard to head its global strategy for PR and social media.

Osher takes lead at Porter New York as Monterisi exits

Osher takes lead at Porter New York as Monterisi exits

Deputy MD Erin Osher has worked at the Omnicom Group agency for 10 years.

Polansky: Mid-single-digit growth for Interpublic PR firms in Q1

Polansky: Mid-single-digit growth for Interpublic PR firms in Q1

CMG, which contains most of Interpublic's PR firms, reported 3.2% organic revenue growth in the first quarter to $340.4 million (£236.3 million/€302.6 million).

Five global agencies pitch for Chinese government brief

Five global agencies pitch for Chinese government brief

Five global agencies have made pitches to China's State Council Information Office for work on a potential campaign to improve the country's image, the news agency Reuters reports.

Direct Impact promotes Connie Partoyan to top job

Direct Impact promotes Connie Partoyan to top job

The seven-year veteran of Direct Impact was upped to CEO last month.

Ogilvy PR Australia teams up with NZ agencies

Ogilvy PR Australia teams up with NZ agencies

Agency signs affiliate agreements with Blackland PR and Cadence Communications.

Analysis

Brave new world: Agencies prepare for harsh realities of new salary rules

Brave new world: Agencies prepare for harsh realities of new salary rules

New salary regulations proposed by the Obama administration that might go into effect as early as this fall could be a rude awakening for agencies that have long relied on junior staffers doing yeoman's work.

The big payback: Agencies brace for Obama's new overtime rules

The big payback: Agencies brace for Obama's new overtime rules

Americans making less than $50,000 a year may soon be entitled to overtime pay. Can the agency model survive the death of "sweatshop culture?"

Clients see benefits in newswire consolidation but want more innovation

Clients see benefits in newswire consolidation but want more innovation

Agencies and clients haven't seen a drop-off in service from newswires since rapid consolidation in the industry began. Yet they do want release-distribution platforms to evolve more quickly.

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.