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WPP PR operating profits climb 8.3% in H1 2014

WPP PR operating profits climb 8.3% in H1 2014

The holding company behind Burson-Marsteller and Finsbury has put its underperformance in PR behind it with a substantial increase in operating profit for the first six months of the year.

Ketchum ups Access CEO Butenhoff to dual role running global tech practice

Ketchum ups Access CEO Butenhoff to dual role running global tech practice

The Omnicom Group firm has promoted Butenhoff to director of Ketchum's global technology business.

Alibaba's Zandy to rejoin Facebook

Ashley Zandy will return to Facebook after less than a year at Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group.

Weber Shandwick global tech practice leader Fry exits agency

Weber Shandwick global tech practice leader Fry exits agency

Tim Fry, global technology practice chair at Weber Shandwick, has left the agency after nearly 18 years.

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.

How Foursquare communicated its brand transformation to users and partners

How Foursquare communicated its brand transformation to users and partners

Foursquare took a piecemeal approach to tell its complicated transformation story to users and business partners. But can it win over critics who accuse the app of taking up too much space on users' smartphones?

Facebook is target of international data-breach lawsuit

Facebook is target of international data-breach lawsuit

More than 900 people in the UK have joined the class action, while Germany has registered the most interest, with 5,287.

Octa brings on Formula PR to raise brand awareness

Octa brings on Formula PR to raise brand awareness

Octa, a company that manufactures and designs distinct tablet accessories, has hired Formula PR to increase brand and product awareness among members of the media and consumers.

Global & APAC heads on Bite merger with Text100

Global & APAC heads on Bite merger with Text100

In an exclusive interview about the just-announced merger of Bite and Text100, global chief Aedhmar Hynes emphasised that the move is aimed at building a strong global brand and denied problems with Bite leadership motivated the change.

Tech PR agency Proof Communication snapped up by Mission Marketing Group

Tech PR agency Proof Communication snapped up by Mission Marketing Group

Marketing agency April-Six, part of The Mission Marketing Group, has acquired technology, science and engineering PR specialist Proof Communication.

Four things for PR pros to know Friday morning

Four things for PR pros to know Friday morning

Iliad sees shares slump after T-Mobile bid; Alibaba invests $120 million in mobile game company; Chrysler reports best US July sales in nine years

Huawei's head of international media affairs Scott Sykes resigns

Huawei's head of international media affairs, Scott Sykes, has left the company to return to America with his family, with the company citing "personal reasons" for the departure.

Four things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Four things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Target appoints a new CEO; Google faces another antitrust investigation in Europe; AMC eyes BBC America.

Twitter's Q2 results, and three other things for PR pros to know Wednesday

Twitter's Q2 results, and three other things for PR pros to know Wednesday

Twitter's strong quarter; Instagram's new app; India's e-commerce boom

Four things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning

Four things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning

Chinese government investigates Microsoft; Ruling paves way for LA Clippers sale; Twitter to release Q2 earnings

Twitter's diversity problem, and four other things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Twitter's diversity problem, and four other things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Twitter releases diversity statistics; Air Algerie flight disappears from radar; Facebook earnings; FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel; Execution in Arizona takes two hours.

Five things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Five things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Apple reports $7 billion-plus quarterly profit but faces class-action lawsuit; Google considered acquiring Spotify last year, or not; LinkedIn buys Bizo; McDonald vows accountability at VA.

Five things for PR pros to know Monday morning

Five things for PR pros to know Monday morning

Bloomberg: Carney has discussed comms role with Apple; McDonald's, KFC in food-products scare in China; Sky News apologizes for reporter rummaging through luggage of MH17 victim; Activist investor wants EMC to break up; More on Alibaba IPO.

Hulu comms head Meredith Kendall joins Pramana as principal

Hulu comms head Meredith Kendall joins Pramana as principal

Kendall had worked at Hulu since July 2011, leading external comms for the company, including corporate, content, product, advertising, and distribution communications.

Microsoft layoffs to affect marketing, comms groups

Microsoft layoffs to affect marketing, comms groups

Microsoft confirmed on Thursday that the layoffs it announced earlier in the day, representing 14% of the company's workforce, will affect its marketing and communications teams.

Analysis

Media-doubting fact-check sites are 'new front' in corporate communications

Media-doubting fact-check sites are 'new front' in corporate communications

BlackBerry's Fact Check portal shows you don't need to be 'a Walmart' to fight back, say corporate communications experts, though it certainly helps.

All eyes on Cupertino as Apple advances comms leader search

All eyes on Cupertino as Apple advances comms leader search

Experts disagree on the extent to which a new comms leader at Apple will result in a friendlier, more transparent company.

Net neutrality comms battle will define Web's future

Net neutrality comms battle will define Web's future

The future of the Internet hangs in the balance due to an ongoing battle between telecoms giants and the technology industry - and each side is taking a very different approach to telling their story.

Facebook, brands looking to cash in on virtual experiences

Facebook, brands looking to cash in on virtual experiences

Facebook has set its sights on virtual reality becoming the future of computing, and it is likely there will be a place for brands.

Netflix learns from past mistakes in price-hike comms

Netflix learns from past mistakes in price-hike comms

Netflix again announced plans to raise prices, but communications experts say it has learned from its past mistakes.

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