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WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

A consortium of WPP and American private equity firm Providence has launched a bid to buy Chime Communications for around £350m.

Meltwater appoints Sling & Stone for Australia and New Zealand PR campaign

Meltwater appoints Sling & Stone for Australia and New Zealand PR campaign

Media intelligence firm wants to push its Outside Insight project in the region

Yahoo: 'Forget the PR buzz, we don't communicate unless we can add value'

Yahoo: 'Forget the PR buzz, we don't communicate unless we can add value'

PR director in charge of product launches says firm only communicates when it can add value to users, advertisers or investors.

Pearson confirms Economist sale talks after £844m Financial Times deal

Pearson confirms Economist sale talks after £844m Financial Times deal

Pearson has confirmed it is in discussions to sell its 50 per cent share in The Economist, following last week's news that the company has agreed the £844m sale of the Financial Times.

Gawker's media revolution is intrinsically tied to corporations

Gawker's media revolution is intrinsically tied to corporations

A tumultuous few weeks in the media world for the likes of Nick Denton at Gawker, the Financial Times, and Reddit demonstrate how quickly the landscape is changing and that commercial realities affect all media.

Pearson sells FT Group to Japanese media group Nikkei for £844m

Pearson sells FT Group to Japanese media group Nikkei for £844m

Japanese media company Nikkei has agreed to buy the Financial Times Group for £844m in cash, beating German publishing firm Axel Springer, which was believed to be in advanced talks with Pearson.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 7.23.2015

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 7.23.2015

Reuters: FT sale in the works; Publicis earnings; Cosmetics win for DeVries; Bob Knott back to Edelman; Uber wins public affairs fight with NYC.

Havas Media Australia names content and data heads

Havas Media Australia names content and data heads

Mark Campbell ­appointed head of content and Rogan Gilhespie head of data at the agency

Penn Schoen Berland appoints new CEO team

Curtis Freet and Jon Penn will co-lead the research firm.

Ogilvy PR study: Earned media gets the most done

Ogilvy PR study: Earned media gets the most done

Yet more journalists say they use social media to keep up with the news than newspapers.

FIFA hires Teneo for 'operational and reputational' work

FIFA hires Teneo for 'operational and reputational' work

FIFA has taken on US-based consulting firm Teneo Holdings as the world football governing body looks to deal with its ongoing crisis.

6 reasons why there's still life in brand blogs

6 reasons why there's still life in brand blogs

Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day blog is one example of a corporate or branded blog that can engage consumers and increase sales.

Julia Hood named global brand director of PRWeek

Julia Hood named global brand director of PRWeek

PRWeek parent company Haymarket Media Group has appointed two new directors for its largest and most influential brands in the marcoms sector - PRWeek and Campaign.

Edelman's Paul McEntee launches agency Mc&T

Paul McEntee, former consumer brands director at Edelman UK, has launched his own "maker PR agency" called Mc&T.

Next Fifteen reports 'positive' trading and expands work with Google, Unilever and Carnival

Next Fifteen reports 'positive' trading and expands work with Google, Unilever and Carnival

Next Fifteen Communications has reported a "positive start" to its new financial year, and said it has secured additional business from major clients Google, Unilever and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Feds focus on visuals in latest round of Anchor It! child safety effort

Feds focus on visuals in latest round of Anchor It! child safety effort

The Consumer Product Safety Commission found visuals were necessary to demonstrate the differences in how adults and children see the home.

Llorente & Cuenca eyes Cuban office

Llorente & Cuenca eyes Cuban office

Spanish-owned agency Llorente & Cuenca plans to open an office in Cuba following its recent €6.4m ($7.1m, £4.6m) capital injection, president and founding partner José Antonio Llorente has told PRWeek.

Your call: Whose crisis response held up best on Glitch Wednesday?

Your call: Whose crisis response held up best on Glitch Wednesday?

United Airlines? The Wall Street Journal? The New York Stock Exchange?

Teneo buys UK PR agencies Blue Rubicon and StockWell

Teneo buys UK PR agencies Blue Rubicon and StockWell

Teneo Holdings has acquired UK PR agencies Blue Rubicon and StockWell, doubling its global headcount and creating one of the largest strategic communications practices in Europe.

CNBC hires Freuds' Lee Thompson to head EMEA comms

CNBC hires Freuds' Lee Thompson to head EMEA comms

Broadcaster CNBC has hired Freuds' Lee Thompson to head comms across EMEA, alongside the appointment of Mike Cheong from Burson-Marsteller to take a similar role in Asia Pacific.

Journalist Q&As

'We love it': The Onion's president on when people think the articles are real

'We love it': The Onion's president on when people think the articles are real

The Onion's president Mike McAvoy details how the satirical publication must constantly evolve its look and content to reflect the real-life news outlets it makes fun of

Men's Health editor doesn't sweat about the future of print

Men's Health editor doesn't sweat about the future of print

Bill Phillips, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, speaks to Lindsay Stein about his new book and a risky move to find a cover star.

HGTV Magazine's Peterson gets crafty to reach homeowners

HGTV Magazine's Peterson gets crafty to reach homeowners

Three years after launching HGTV Magazine, editor-in-chief Sara Peterson shares how the publication stays fresh.

Fortune's Gharib: How digital media changed the CEO role

Fortune's Gharib: How digital media changed the CEO role

Fortune's senior special correspondent Susie Gharib talks about transitioning to broadcast journalism and why she rejoined the outlet in February.

The Advocate's editor on why the title chose Putin as 'Person of the Year'

The Advocate's editor on why the title chose Putin as 'Person of the Year'

Matthew Breen, editor-in-chief, The Advocate, speaks to Laura Nichols about the LGBT title's evolution in print and online, and how it chose its controversial person of the year.

San Francisco Chronicle's Audrey Cooper on the importance of local journalism

San Francisco Chronicle's Audrey Cooper on the importance of local journalism

Audrey Cooper, managing editor, San Francisco Chronicle, speaks to Laura Nichols about juggling two websites and a print product and the importance of local journalism.

Journalist Q&A: Zach Seward, Quartz

Journalist Q&A: Zach Seward, Quartz

Zach Seward, senior editor, Quartz, discusses the media outlet's website redesigns, its approach to native advertising, and the title's latest addition, The Brief.

Journalist Q&A: Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter

Journalist Q&A: Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter

Matthew Belloni, executive editor and blogger for The Hollywood Reporter, speaks to Lindsay Stein about the entertainment legal world and competing with showbiz outlets.

Journalist Q&A: Neha Gandhi, Refinery29

Journalist Q&A: Neha Gandhi, Refinery29

Neha Gandhi, executive editor at Refinery29, a lifestyle and fashion property, speaks about recent changes at the site and forging relationships with readers.

Journalist Q&A: Risk & Reward's Deirdre Bolton

Journalist Q&A: Risk & Reward's Deirdre Bolton

Deirdre Bolton, host of Fox Business Network's Risk & Reward, speaks about how she broke into the TV industry and how the show interacts with viewers on social media.

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