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BlueFocus reports $198m in first-half PR revenue

BlueFocus reports $198m in first-half PR revenue

BlueFocus Communications Group reported a 67% year-over-year jump in PR operating revenue in the first six months of the year to $198 million, according to its interim report, released on Friday.

Inaugural Communications Week scheduled to begin October 20

Inaugural Communications Week scheduled to begin October 20

Held at various locations around New York City and online, the inaugural event series will consist of informational and social sessions on the theme of media disruption.

Tempur Sealy taps Taylor as first AOR since 2013 combination

Tempur Sealy taps Taylor as first AOR since 2013 combination

Coming off the 2013 merger of Tempur-Pedic and Sealy, the combined bedding provider has named Taylor as its first AOR as one company.

Dentsu Aegis Network hires Lenz as comms director for Americas

Dentsu Aegis Network hires Lenz as comms director for Americas

Dentsu Aegis Network has tapped IPG's Belle Lenz as regional communications director for the Americas, effective September 1.

Max Clifford's PR firm wound up with debts of almost half a million pounds

Max Clifford's PR firm wound up with debts of almost half a million pounds

Max Clifford's PR firm is to be wound up owing £473,000 to 19 creditors including the taxman, Channel 4 and the Newspaper Licensing Agency, records at Companies House show.

Martin Sorrell earns 780 times more than average WPP employee

Martin Sorrell earns 780 times more than average WPP employee

Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP's founder and chief executive, earns nearly 780 times more than his average employee, according to a think tank report.

Weinstein joins Rubenstein PR to lead new corp comms group

Weinstein joins Rubenstein PR to lead new corp comms group

Rubenstein Public Relations has tapped Marc Weinstein to lead its newly created corporate communications group.

Grayling hires Nick Hamilton as head of sport

Grayling hires Nick Hamilton as head of sport

Grayling has appointed Nick Hamilton to the newly created role of head of sport as part of a strategic move to capitalise on its work for the sector.

Former Maloney & Fox principal launches creativity-focused consultancy

Former Maloney & Fox principal launches creativity-focused consultancy

Brian Maloney, former MD of Ogilvy Public Relations' US consumer marketing practice, has launched his own agency focused on idea generation, event services, and networking.

MDC's Miles Nadal on why he took a majority stake in Hunter PR

MDC's Miles Nadal on why he took a majority stake in Hunter PR

MDC Partners chief executive Miles Nadal tells PRWeek why he had his eye on Hunter PR and talks about his plans for the agency.

FreshDirect brings on Kwittken to tell brand story

FreshDirect brings on Kwittken to tell brand story

Prior to Kwittken, FreshDirect worked with Philadelphia-based Braithwaite Communications. Representatives from Braithwaite were not immediately available for comment.

Sony Mobile brings in Cake for consumer PR support

Sony Mobile brings in Cake for consumer PR support

Cake has won a retained brief from Sony Mobile focusing on the creation of material for media coverage of its smartphones and wearable technology products.

DeVries Global promotes Springer to MD

DeVries Global promotes Springer to MD

Laura Springer, who has been with the firm since 2007, will manage accounts in the food, beverage, and lifestyle division.

MDC Partners acquires majority stake in Hunter PR

MDC Partners acquires majority stake in Hunter PR

Through the deal, Hunter has joined MDC's roster of communications firms, which includes Allison+Partners, HL Group, Kwittken, and Sloane & Company.

Qorvis MSLGroup launches tool to simplify audience measurement process

Qorvis MSLGroup has launched a web-based sentiment analysis tool named Real-Time SentiMeter to simplify the audience measurement process.

Gay social networking app Scruff brings on MWW as AOR

Gay social networking app Scruff brings on MWW as AOR

Gay social networking app Scruff has selected MWW as AOR to increase brand awareness globally, following a three-month review.

Azamara Club Cruises selects global agency roster with Current as AOR in North America

Azamara Club Cruises selects global agency roster with Current as AOR in North America

The Royal Caribbean-owned cruise line brought on Current Lifestyle Marketing in North America, Nylon Communications in the UK, and the D'Arcy Partnership in Australia.

Lewis PR revenue hits $57m for FY 2014

Lewis PR revenue hits $57m for FY 2014

The independent agency attributed organic growth increases to client wins across regions, including SAS in the UK and Ireland, Nikon, Spotify, and Zumba Fitness.

Seven things for PR pros to know Monday morning

Seven things for PR pros to know Monday morning

Chadlington to step down as Huntsworth CEO; BuzzFeed raises $50 million in VC funding; NASCAR driver not facing charges after fatal incident in Upstate New York.

Ketchum veteran Yamamoto to rejoin Golin as LA head

Ketchum veteran Yamamoto to rejoin Golin as LA head

Deanne Yamamoto previously worked at Golin before joining Ketchum in 1998.

Analysis

Will PR agencies back up their Wikipedia pledges with action?

Will PR agencies back up their Wikipedia pledges with action?

PR agencies are calling Wikipedia's compliance framework a good first step. Now the real work begins.

Acronis awards PR account as Singapore data security is breached

Acronis awards PR account as Singapore data security is breached

The announcement comes a day after the government revealed a major security breach.

Publicis-Omnicom merger collapse draws business as usual response

Publicis-Omnicom merger collapse draws business as usual response

PR agency chiefs inside and outside what would have been Publicis Omnicom Group are getting on with business as usual after the merger's collapse.

Edelman takes a ride on Branson's slow-motion space adventure

Edelman takes a ride on Branson's slow-motion space adventure

Virgin Galactic is probably on every PR agency's dream assignment list, but previous delays to Richard Branson's space venture suggest it may not be a complete blast.

Consolidation trending as vendors strive to keep up with changing industry

Consolidation trending as vendors strive to keep up with changing industry

Cision and Vocus are two of the biggest providers of PR management and monitoring tools, and observers say both could soon be combined by GTCR Valor Merger Sub.

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