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FedEx picks Burson-Marsteller-led team for wide-ranging account

FedEx picks Burson-Marsteller-led team for wide-ranging account

The WPP firm will serve as lead agency for several business units.

Hallmark Cards brings in FleishmanHillard for Forever Friends brand

Hallmark Cards brings in FleishmanHillard for Forever Friends brand

Hallmark Cards has appointed FleishmanHillard's brand marketing team as its UK agency for Forever Friends, after a competitive pitch.

Havas Sports & Entertainment merges with Cake

Havas Sports & Entertainment merges with Cake

Havas is merging its brand entertainment PR agency Cake with Havas Sports & Entertainment, creating a UK outfit with a combined turnover of £12m.

Ruder Finn named comms partner for Heifer China

Ruder Finn named comms partner for Heifer China

Non-profit organization has helped more than 100,000 families

BMW's 'DriveNow' selects We Are Caffeine as retained PR agency

BMW's 'DriveNow' selects We Are Caffeine as retained PR agency

DriveNow, a car-sharing service from BMW and SIXT, has appointed We Are Caffeine as its retained PR agency following a five-way pitch.

GALLERY: Waggener Edstrom HK moves to new office, throws party

GALLERY: Waggener Edstrom HK moves to new office, throws party

An expanding team leads to an office move which in turn, makes for a great excuse to party.

Golin Mexico debuts through partnership with Zimat Consultores

Golin Mexico debuts through partnership with Zimat Consultores

Golin's spree of international office openings continues.

Cohn & Wolfe replaces Lansons as Barclaycard UK corporate PR agency

Cohn & Wolfe replaces Lansons as Barclaycard UK corporate PR agency

Barclaycard has appointed Cohn & Wolfe as its UK corporate PR agency, replacing Lansons, PRWeek has learned.

Kyne appoints Novartis' Byrne as New York lead

Kyne appoints Novartis' Byrne as New York lead

Maureen Byrne, who previously spent nearly a decade at Novartis, will oversee the agency's operations in New York.

Sky Media hires MWW as first PR agency

Sky Media hires MWW as first PR agency

Sky Media, the advertising sales division of Sky, has appointed MWW PR to raise its profile and increase awareness of Sky AdSmart technology, which tailors what is shown in ad breaks.

Six things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.18.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.18.2015

PR agency executives on Mad Men's finale; Northeastern Amtrak service restored; New CEO soon at Chobani; UnderArmour apologizes for "band of ballers" shirt.

GSG promotes Meck to lead public affairs and comms

GSG promotes Meck to lead public affairs and comms

Meck previously served as EVP and MD at Global Strategy Group.

Edelman Indonesia adds Unilever, ASEAN to its kitty

Edelman Indonesia adds Unilever, ASEAN to its kitty

The company will handle projects for Lifebuoy and Pond's as well as the ASEAN Secretariat.

Uber hands UK public affairs account to Portland

Uber hands UK public affairs account to Portland

Uber has appointed Portland to manage its public affairs brief, PRWeek has learned, following this week's news that former Google comms chief and Portland partner Rachel Whetstone has joined the online taxi booking service.

Former Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington's 2014 pay slashed

Former Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington's 2014 pay slashed

Former Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington saw his annual remuneration fall 29.5 per cent in 2014, from £1.033m to £724,000, after bonus payments to executive directors were scrapped because none of their financial targets were met.

Hill+Knowlton brings on RF|Binder's O'Neill to lead US marcomms

Hill+Knowlton brings on RF|Binder's O'Neill to lead US marcomms

She starts in the role on May 27.

Weber Shandwick expands in Latin America with Mexico City office

Weber Shandwick expands in Latin America with Mexico City office

Zimat's Amanda Berenstein will serve as MD of the location.

Spotify appoints The Romans as retained UK agency following four-month review

Spotify appoints The Romans as retained UK agency following four-month review

Global music streaming business Spotify has hired The Romans to manage its UK consumer comms, becoming the agency's first retained account win since it was launched in January.

Chime expects full-year results to be below expectations

Chime expects full-year results to be below expectations

Good Relations owner Chime Communications says it expects full-year results to be "below expectations" due to delays in two major international contract negotiations.

Burson-Marsteller's Bill Orr exits for Double Forte

Burson-Marsteller's Bill Orr exits for Double Forte

He joined the WPP firm in early 2013 as West Coast market leader.

Analysis

How a strong dollar is weakening the hand of global PR agencies

How a strong dollar is weakening the hand of global PR agencies

Wild currency fluctuations are casting a shadow over otherwise improving economic conditions.

How the PR industry is tackling its diversity deficit

How the PR industry is tackling its diversity deficit

Has progress been made? Yes, say experts. But there's a long way to go.

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...

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