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Edelman revenues rise by double digits in 2013/14 financial year

Edelman revenues rise by double digits in 2013/14 financial year

Global revenues at the world's largest PR firm hit $776.5 million, with Europe, Asia, and Latin America performing particularly well.

Edelman global tech practice chair Paluska departs

Edelman global tech practice chair Paluska departs

More upheaval in Edelman's tech practice as global chair Joe Paluska departs to pursue opportunities in Silicon Valley

Porter taps Buehler as global director of strategic planning

Porter taps Buehler as global director of strategic planning

Porter Novelli has appointed Phil Buehler to serve as EVP and global director of strategic planning.

InPowered updates content platform with expert ranking tool

InPowered updates content platform with expert ranking tool

InPowered has launched a tool to identify and rank the top experts of any brand, product, or topic.

Burson US CEO DenHerder to step down; Law promoted to US chief exec

Burson US CEO DenHerder to step down; Law promoted to US chief exec

Dave DenHerder, US CEO of Burson-Marsteller, will step down from his role on September 1. US president Michael Law will succeed him.

Habits: Tim Fry, Weber Shandwick

Habits: Tim Fry, Weber Shandwick

Tim Fry, chair of the global technology practice, Weber Shandwick, discusses folding bicycles, memorial bars, the Seattle Space Needle, and more.

MDC Strategic Marketing unit reports 10.4% revenue jump in Q2

MDC Strategic Marketing unit reports 10.4% revenue jump in Q2

The unit, which contains the holding company's PR firms, achieved 11.5% organic growth on revenue of $427 million during the first six months of the year.

MSLGroup enters New Zealand

MSLGroup enters New Zealand

The affiliation agreement with Auckland-based boutique firm One Plus One Communications extends MSLGroup's presence in Asia Pacific

Dunkin' Donuts brings on Formula PR for California expansion

Dunkin' Donuts brings on Formula PR for California expansion

Dunkin' Donuts sought an agency to help with local PR as it expands into California.

European comms survey shows social media declining as a priority

European comms survey shows social media declining as a priority

The importance of social media to European communications professionals appears to be tapering off, according to the latest European Communication Monitor report.

Cirque du Soleil picks Guesty PR and AKH Communications to run its London PR

Cirque du Soleil picks Guesty PR and AKH Communications to run its London PR

Cirque du Soleil has chosen AKH Communications and Guesty PR to jointly run the PR account for the London leg of its travelling show, Kooza.

North of Nine names Hynes partner

North of Nine names Hynes partner

SAN FRANCISCO: Burson-Marsteller subsidiary North of Nine Communications has hired Tony Hynes as partner.

Allison+Partners hires Edelman EVP Martin as consumer practice lead

Allison+Partners hires Edelman EVP Martin as consumer practice lead

Allison+Partners has hired Edelman EVP Corey Martin as MD of its consumer practice, a newly created role for the agency.

Waggener Edstrom launches WE Infinity analytics platform

The platform, built in-house by WE, measures a comms campaign's perception, engagement, amplification, and reach, comparing its overall performance with intended objectives.

Former Ford digital comms lead Monty to join Shift later this month

Former Ford digital comms lead Monty to join Shift later this month

Monty left his role as global digital communications leader at Ford in May.

Omnicom PR revenue up 4.1% in second quarter

Omnicom PR revenue up 4.1% in second quarter

Omnicom Group's PR revenue was up 4.1% on an organic basis in the second quarter of this year. For the year to date, PR revenue was up 2.7% organically.

Publicis earnings disappoint, and six other things for PR pros to know on Tuesday morning

Publicis earnings disappoint, and six other things for PR pros to know on Tuesday morning

Levy not satisfied with Publicis Q2 numbers; Apple signals bigger screens for new iPhones; Netflix profit up big; EPA Twitter account describes joy of moving up a level in Kim Kardashian game; Goodwill investigates possible data breach; Yahoo buys ad and analytics provider.

InkHouse taps MSLGroup EVP Morris as San Francisco lead

InkHouse taps MSLGroup EVP Morris as San Francisco lead

InkHouse has hired MSLGroup EVP Jason Morris to succeed Annemiek Hamelinck as EVP and GM for San Francisco.

H+K US lead Weitz to depart; Coates tapped as CEO of Americas after realignment

H+K US lead Weitz to depart; Coates tapped as CEO of Americas after realignment

Andy Weitz, US president and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, will exit the firm later this summer following the completion of a global organizational realignment. Mike Coates, chairman and CEO of H+K Canada, will serve as CEO of the Americas for the firm.

Weber Shandwick hires Murray Cox as EMEA Mediaco head

Weber Shandwick hires Murray Cox as EMEA Mediaco head

Weber Shandwick has appointed Murray Cox to head up its content creation, production and distribution offering Mediaco in the UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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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