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Eric Hazard exits Cognito to join Vested Ventures as CEO

Eric Hazard exits Cognito to join Vested Ventures as CEO

Hazard is the latest in a string of former Cognito staffers to join Vested, launched by two Cognito veterans in 2015.

Julie Hamp resurfaces at Finsbury

Julie Hamp resurfaces at Finsbury

The former PepsiCo and Toyota chief communications officer was never charged after being arrested in Japan in 2015 for allegedly importing painkillers without permission.

Hills Balfour beats incumbent to win $1m UK PR brief for Brand USA - but tourism body faces being fired by Trump

Hills Balfour beats incumbent to win $1m UK PR brief for Brand USA - but tourism body faces being fired by Trump

Hills Balfour has unseated five-year incumbent Black Diamond to win the UK travel marketing and PR contract for Brand USA - but the tourism body faces elimination by the President Trump.

Grayling UK back in the black as owner Huntsworth predicts strong 2017

Grayling UK back in the black as owner Huntsworth predicts strong 2017

The UK arm of Grayling has returned to profitability, with a "large part" of the PR agency now profitable globally, owner Huntsworth announced this morning.

Crunch Fitness looks to add muscle to its franchise business with Hudson Cutler

Crunch Fitness looks to add muscle to its franchise business with Hudson Cutler

The firm, founded in 2015, is the fitness chain's first PR AOR.

Teneo buys Brussels-based agency Cabinet DN

Teneo buys Brussels-based agency Cabinet DN

Teneo Holdings has continued its acquisition spree by buying Cabinet DN, the Brussels-based public affairs and strategic communications firm.

Sard Verbinnen plots expansion into Hong Kong

Sard Verbinnen plots expansion into Hong Kong

The firm is planning to open an office in Hong Kong next month after expanding to Houston in February.

The PR Week 5.19.2017: Global Awards, Hill+Knowlton promotes Jutkowitz, White House comms

The PR Week 5.19.2017: Global Awards, Hill+Knowlton promotes Jutkowitz, White House comms

PRWeek's editorial team discusses the news of the week.

Breakfast Briefing, 5.19.2017: FitzGibbon launches new shop

Breakfast Briefing, 5.19.2017: FitzGibbon launches new shop

Trevor FitzGibbon is getting back in the game a year and a half after closing progressive shop FitzGibbon Media.

Staying fresh: National Mango Board reviews PR business

Staying fresh: National Mango Board reviews PR business

The decade-long incumbent on the account is FleishmanHillard.

Wieden+Kennedy creates an in-house travel site for women of color

Wieden+Kennedy creates an in-house travel site for women of color

On She Goes brings agency voices and community contributors together to carve out a space in conscientious tourism.

Edelman loses Green & Black's consumer PR account to Golin

Edelman loses Green & Black's consumer PR account to Golin

Ethical chocolate brand Green & Black's has handed its UK consumer PR account to Golin, following five years working with Edelman.

Fenton hires Ben Wyskida as CEO

Fenton hires Ben Wyskida as CEO

He is replacing Michael Huttner, who is moving into the role of political director at the agency.

Dalton Agency, Bill Hudson Agency merge

Bill Hudson Agency will adopt the name DaltonHudson as a result of the deal.

Volvo's Cannes Lions champion 'Life Paint' film banned for being misleading

Volvo's Cannes Lions champion 'Life Paint' film banned for being misleading

Volvo ad 'Life Paint', which scooped a double Grand Prix for creative agency Grey London at Cannes Lions in 2015, has been banned for giving a misleading impression of the titular road safety product.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies ups Jutkowitz to US CEO; Balsam exits

Hill+Knowlton Strategies ups Jutkowitz to US CEO; Balsam exits

Group SJR, which Jutkowitz will continue to lead, posted 26% revenue growth in 2016.

Andre Banks to lead social impact practice at BerlinRosen

Andre Banks to lead social impact practice at BerlinRosen

"I'm hoping to help people figure out how to break through the noise and connect not just on the coasts, but in every part of the country," he said.

AkzoNobel picks MSLGroup for global contract after wide-ranging review

AkzoNobel picks MSLGroup for global contract after wide-ranging review

The paint, coatings, and chemicals manufacturer began the review in January to reduce its agency roster of about 100 firms.

Johnson, WPP battle over access to sensitive documents as TBWA is pulled into drama

Johnson, WPP battle over access to sensitive documents as TBWA is pulled into drama

The holding company's lawyers seek to keep its internal investigation private while asking to see Johnson's emails about an alleged job offer.

Lewis hires MSLGroup, Schwartz Media veteran Dara Sklar

Lewis hires MSLGroup, Schwartz Media veteran Dara Sklar

She will have a national role at the firm working across earned, owned, and paid media.

Analysis

Cannes introduces remedies to PR Lions for jilted industry

Cannes introduces remedies to PR Lions for jilted industry

The changes include an updated definition of PR, entry-form revisions, and a new point system for the Network of the Year award.

Watch out holding companies, the management consultancies are coming

Watch out holding companies, the management consultancies are coming

Don't look now, but management consultancies such as Accenture and technology giants like IBM are moving onto the turf of WPP, Omnicom, and Publicis. How long before they're major marketing services players in their own right?

Wanted: Business development execs in demand as firms revamp role

Wanted: Business development execs in demand as firms revamp role

Business development officer is the new hot job in the PR agency world as firms reevaluate what they want from the position.

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

For almost half the country, the narrow victory for Brexit was a portent of doom but, while sterling has fallen to historically low rates - plunging to a 31-year low immediately after the result - predictions of immediate Armageddon now seem far-fetched.

How GM and Starbucks are using data to make their agencies more efficient

How GM and Starbucks are using data to make their agencies more efficient

Marketers are using data in many ways, including to hold their agencies accountable, but they run the risk of drowning in numbers if they don't evolve.