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Russia specialist firm EM opens New York office

Russia specialist firm EM opens New York office

The firm, which is headquartered in London, also launched an office in Hong Kong last September.

PR bosses may be pro-EU, but they are advising clients to stay neutral

PR bosses may be pro-EU, but they are advising clients to stay neutral

Four weeks ahead of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, research shows that despite being generally pro-EU, most PR agencies are advising corporate clients to remain publicly neutral.

Why small agencies outside NY and LA are the real losers in overtime expansion

Why small agencies outside NY and LA are the real losers in overtime expansion

With more workers below the threshold, and less financial wiggle room, smaller agencies in secondary markets see new rules as an existential threat.

Oil price slump fails to dent Middle East PR sector says MEPRA

Oil price slump fails to dent Middle East PR sector says MEPRA

The Middle East's public relations industry is undergoing a renaissance despite plummeting oil prices, according to new research by the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA).

Hotwire promotes Matt Cross to UK MD role

Hotwire promotes Matt Cross to UK MD role

Hotwire has promoted Matt Cross to the position of MD of UK business.

FleishmanHillard bolsters China leadership

FleishmanHillard bolsters China leadership

Cedric Vanhaver has been named head of corporate communications.

John Mullins rejoins Ruder Finn Asia

John Mullins rejoins Ruder Finn Asia

The veteran PR consultant returns to the agency as chief development officer.

MSLGroup implements 'staff adjustments' in U.S. offices

MSLGroup implements 'staff adjustments' in U.S. offices

No senior executives were affected, an MSLGroup representative said.

Watch: Durex gives tips to spice up your holiday with #DoNotDisturb campaign

Watch: Durex gives tips to spice up your holiday with #DoNotDisturb campaign

Durex has launched a global campaign to help couples reignite their intimacy while on holiday.

WPP announces new ANZ top-level PR appointment

WPP announces new ANZ top-level PR appointment

Kieran Moore has become the holding company's CEO for PR and public affairs in Australia and New Zealand.

Ogilvy PR Malaysia and Huawei backtrack over Samsung statement

Ogilvy PR Malaysia and Huawei backtrack over Samsung statement

PR agency retracts release regarding Huawei's P9 phone launch that called the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge "disappointing".

Ogilvy PR's DiSalvo, King head to Cannes as U.S. Young Lions PR winners

Ogilvy PR's DiSalvo, King head to Cannes as U.S. Young Lions PR winners

The duo's winning pitch pictured children as comic book heroes in an effort to reach millennials and drive donations on behalf of the Variety Freedom Program.

Porta FY fee income grows 39 per cent but EU referendum brings 'slowdown'

Porta FY fee income grows 39 per cent but EU referendum brings 'slowdown'

Porta Communications saw fee income rise 39 per cent to £26.9m in 2015 - with growth of 14 per cent on an organic basis - although it experienced a slowdown in some project work this year ahead of the EU referendum.

Burson-Marsteller adds Benenson Strategy Group to network

Burson-Marsteller adds Benenson Strategy Group to network

Cofounders Joel Benenson and COO Carl Rossow will continue to lead operations for the firm, which is conducting research and polling for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Bacardi Group hires Ogilvy PR for seven-figure Europe-wide brief

Bacardi Group hires Ogilvy PR for seven-figure Europe-wide brief

Bacardi Group has hired Ogilvy PR for a new Europe-wide consumer PR brief believed to be worth seven figures, following a four-way competitive pitch, PRWeek has learned.

PROI names Richard Tsang new global chairman

PROI names Richard Tsang new global chairman

Founder of Strategic Public Relations Group moves on from APAC regional role at the network to become first Asian chair.

WPP moves to dismiss 'frivolous' Johnson discrimination suit

WPP moves to dismiss 'frivolous' Johnson discrimination suit

Erin Johnson "twisted the facts and distorted the context" of former JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez's behavior, say lawyers.

W2O sells stake to Mountaingate Capital

W2O sells stake to Mountaingate Capital

The agency network said the private equity firm won't be involved in its day-to-day operations, but it will help its growth strategy.

MSLGroup names Stephanie Smith to global client, development role

MSLGroup names Stephanie Smith to global client, development role

The firm credited her with growing its relationship with Netflix from project-based work to a global account.

What counts as overtime in an always-on world?

What counts as overtime in an always-on world?

It's 10 p.m., and you just answered an email from an executive. Are you entitled to time-and-a-half?

Analysis

It's time for PR to embrace its inner geek

It's time for PR to embrace its inner geek

Marketing technology is set to surpass external marketing this year as a CMO's biggest cost, according to Gartner. Yet some say PR pros aren't ready.

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