The Festival and Awards will not take place in 2020.
Graze Zhang, a highly experienced financial PR consultant, will lead the operation.
Or will consumers even remember?
John Doe has been appointed global PR agency for Pernod Ricard coffee liqueur Kahlúa. The agency already handles global work for Jameson, Absolut and Malibu.
The new operation will be helmed by Wunderman Thompson’s former Indonesia CEO.
The new offering is a response to pressing comms priorities at this time.
Julia Wei joins the Singapore-based independent outfit as managing partner.
Neither the festival nor the awards will take place in 2020.
M&C Saatchi says it is pursuing cost-cutting measures including furloughing staff and reducing salaries of a "very large proportion" of its highest-paid employees amid the coronavirus crisis.
How an Australian PR professional made the bold move of starting her own practice after being let go.
A WPP team has held the business for more than a decade.
Exclusive: Sorrell predicts bullish Q4 recovery but warns spending through recession idea is ‘nonsense'
Sir Martin Sorrell, former chief executive of WPP and currently boss of S4 Capital (S4C), is now bullish that marketing services will enjoy a healthy rebound in the final quarter of this year, although he argues the old adage of brands ‘spending their way through a recession’ no longer applies.
Rebecca Boustead spent 23 years at Kellogg where she led corporate comms and government relations.
Consumers want brands to do what the government can’t, says the research.
Brands are sticking by sports even though they stand to lose significant sums of money invested in summer campaigns that are now shelved. PRWeek investigates the impact of the coronavirus on sports sponsorship, starting with postponed events.
Consumers have warned brands that their actions during the coronavirus pandemic will have an impact on future purchasing behaviour, according to a special edition of the Edelman Trust Barometer.
The holding company also suspends share buybacks, its dividend and financial guidance.
John Wren shared empathy for those 'doing double-duty caring for a child or relative.'
The company cites mounting losses and will likely halt new hires and employee bonuses.
He exited his role as international president of WE Communications last year.
It aims to raise awareness during coronavirus pandemic.
Edelman has guaranteed to protect the jobs of his global agency's 6,000-strong workforce during the coronavirus outbreak, PRWeek has learned.
The entry deadline for the 19th edition of the PR Awards Asia is fast approaching.
The increased spend is said to ‘counter negative perceptions’ and rebuild international confidence in the city-state.
Industry veteran Rajan Moses will strengthen the agency’s crisis and reputation counsel.
Three new senior hires to be based in the Shanghai headquarters.
An 80-year-old businessman has faced a fierce backlash over a “damaging” 60 Minutes interview in which he said coronavirus was nothing to worry about and had been good for business.
A number of agencies have already made layoffs due to COVID-19 impact.
Seow was most recently Singapore CEO at WE Communications.
Haymarket Business Media has decided to cancel its PRWeek Global Awards 2020 live event, due to take place on 19 May in London, in light of the situation regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Holding company outlines measures to be 'taken and applied immediately' across all management teams.
Like-for like revenue rose 41% in what Martin Sorrell called an "outstandingly successful" first full financial year.
Tim Sutton, Weber Shandwick’s chairman for the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, is to leave the firm after 16 years’ service.
Giuda worked at the State Department between stints at the IPG agency.
He replaces Tony Cervone, who is retiring.
He replaces Kazunori Azeyanagi in the role.
Graham White will helm the newly created role of COO, and Jacquie Potter will be MD of Howorth, opr’s specialist B2B and tech arm.
"This really completes the building of what we hope is the communications firm of the future..."
The public trust government officials and journalists the least as sources of information about the coronavirus, while three-quarters of people fear 'fake news' about the pandemic.
The PRCA plans to launch a Global Covid-19 Public Communications Taskforce following the result of its coronavirus survey.
The new Singapore-based agency will develop an insights and analytics unit.
The shortlist for the PRWeek Global Awards 2020 has been revealed, with some of the world's best campaigns, agencies, in-house teams and comms pros appearing in the prestigious list.
The two companies penned the deal in December.
KWT Global previously worked with the company.
Rasheed Abu Bakar will aid the agency’s growth in Indonesia and the region.
Maggie Gaston is the agency’s first senior appointment in Australia since it expanded there.
The four agencies represent maritime organisations across a range of corporate comms services.
The three-year agreement is an extension of Golin China’s partnership with the airline.
Thomas Franky joins from Fortune PR where he was managing director for four years.
Travel loyalty and benefits provider Collinson has hired Golin as its global agency of record following a competitive pitch.
Global agency holding groups have suspended or heavily restricted travel to high-risk zones and some clients have begun asking for contract ‘pauses’ in response to the spread of the virus, PRWeek has learned.
Tourism and travel operators are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, and trying to protect against its potentially catastrophic impact, by investing more in PR to battle misinformation and keep customers and stakeholders informed, and marketing 'safer destinations'.
Huntsworth has agreed to sell to private equity firm CD&R in a deal that values the Grayling, Citigate and Red owner at £524m.
New hire Victoria Perera will take care of clients including Four Seasons, Salesforce Marketing Cloud and HubSpot.
Featuring some very good dogs, and some equally good humans.
New hire Matthew Hobbs will look after government and stakeholder relations.
Consumer sentiment and sales are strong, the brand said.
WPP saw an improved performance in its PR business in the fourth quarter of 2019, with revenue in the PR arm almost flat in Q4.
Alana Theodor has been promoted to senior account director to lead the specialisation.
An influencer arm and a new slate of clients are in the works for the agency’s Kuala Lumpur office.
A classic lesson in how not to manage a crisis.
At 72, Margery Kraus says she has no plans to slow down - or step down - from her homegrown international consultancy firm as she addresses female empowerment and motherhood during a Dubai address.
“Australians feel a lack of confidence in the system. They feel that as it's currently constructed, it is broken": Edelman Australia
Plus a new chief growth officer for China.
The independent announces new wins in Australia and New Zealand.
Organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity say the event in France in June "remains firmly open for business" despite the threat of coronavirus.
A significant win for the independent network.
Industry veteran Sara Pereira was previously at Ogilvy for 12 years.
Akeroyd is exiting the company less than two weeks after Platinum Equity completed its acquisition of Cision.
Omnicom PR Group's revenue dropped 2.5% in Q4 and 2% in 2019
The account was previously held by Weber Shandwick.
Revenue was up 1.6% in the U.S., 2.4% in EMEA and 4.5% in APAC.
The 19th edition of Asia's most recognised awards for PR and communications will take place June 11.
Communicators aren't getting the information about coronavirus that they need, but they can still prevent worries from getting out of hand.
While there is little clarity on when the effects from the virus will clear, agencies expect demand to be suppressed temporarily.
Buckby was most recently the Hong Kong-based managing partner for Instinctif Partners in Asia.
Regional leaders will come together to offer consultancy services for wellness clients.
The remit includes creative campaigns and influencer programmes.
DaSilva is working to grow the agency's purpose work around the world.
Both brands will be retained and continue to operate separately under the BCW India Group.
Amid panic and business shutdowns, PR heads weigh in on how brands should communicate their messages effectively.
She is keeping her title and responsibilities as global chair of food and beverage.
Kim also looks after North Asia excluding China and heads crisis comms in the region.
What began as a handful of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City - in China's Hubei Province - less than a month ago, is now a major health emergency and a critical comms challenge, as global, public and private sector organisations seek to strike the balance between keeping people informed and avoiding panic.
International luxury brands have a history of offending Chinese consumers with their campaigns during this holiday.
A code of ethics will be established by members, a step in the right direction for the country's influencer marketing scene.
A significant win for the young Delhi-headquartered agency.
And once again, China tops global trust rankings.
Sard Verbinnen again held its position as the agency that handled the most M&A deals globally in 2019, with Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and Kekst CNC among the agencies moving up the tables.
James Murdoch is among many who have called out his family's media outlets for their biased reportage of the bushfire crisis.
The panel is chaired by Sabia Schwarzer of Allianz Group.
The agency will focus on original content such as speeches, opinion pieces, and white papers.
Blanca Garcia moves to Asia to fill the position of Lavanya Wadgaonkar, who was recently promoted to global head.
Work will span across the brand's entire whisky portfolio.
A group of tech PR agencies have created the With Global Alliance - an international network that operates on four continents.
All four new hires will report to Singapore MD Matthew Briant.
Industry veteran Paul Mottram joins from Allison+Partners for the top job.
As Australia battles its worst natural disaster in living memory, communications experts have labelled Prime Minister Scott Morrison's response an extraordinary failure of crisis comms and leadership, with some warning that it could cost him at the polls.
A new campaign from Scott Morrison was criticised for trying to gain political points during a national tragedy.
The agency was also appointed by financial consultancy Zenith Capital in Southeast Asia and AU-NZ.
The Singapore agency opens its first overseas office after 24 years of operations.
A look at the brand disasters that dominated headlines this year.
The partnership will mean expanded comms and government relations services for China and the Middle East.
Susan Redden Makatoa is responsible for all of the agency's reputation and public affairs offerings.
Plus a new managing director in Singapore.
The new entity will serve as a one-stop shop for WPP network clients in Japan.
Brad MacAfee is leaving Porter Novelli after almost two decades, which included four years as chief executive of the Omnicom network agency.
John Doolittle will temporarily assume her responsibilities as Omnicom Public Relations Group CEO as the holding company looks for a replacement.
Two promotions and one new hire for WE's Singapore team.
The APAC MD of Allison+Partners on her favourite campaigns of the last 10 years.
FleishmanHillard's Anne de Schweinitz is leading the Pharma Lions jury.
Two directors to lead public affairs and day-to-day operations.
Omnicom media agency PHD has promoted Avril Canavan to the role of worldwide chief marketing and communications officer, and appointed WE Communications' Jess Ozdemir as a worldwide director in its marcoms team.
FleishmanHillard won four awards and Ketchum bagged a hat trick at this year's ICCO Global Awards in London.
Internal promotions and a newly created role of chief growth officer.
Matt Collette rejoins Edelman after previously serving as managing director of Zeno Group from 2016 to 2018.
The social-media platform has blamed the account suspension on an error.
The world's biggest boyband raved about the airline's business class features to their legions of fans - a PR dream for any brand.
New GMs and VPs across Greater China, Singapore, and Malaysia.
The new hires join at a time where brands are integrating their PR efforts with SEO, paid, email marketing and creative services.
Newly-formed holding company SEC Newgate is targeting the US in particular for acquisitions and plans to open an office in Beijing over the next three years. It has also made its Africa debut - in Morocco.
Ex-APAC CEO for Zeno Group and industry veteran joins the Publicis agency.
The independent shop marks its third anniversary with a new office in Sydney.
The new standards include information around 18 types of PR services including media monitoring and social media management.
The remit will include the entirety of Adobe's PR business.
Is language in campaigns more loaded than we think - or is it just a matter of differing styles?
The average cost of an Instagram post has risen a whopping 44% in 2019 compared to last year.
The fast-moving electrical goods company appointed Archetype after a multi-agency pitch.
Georgina Mallory returns to the agency after a government stint in London.
Jeroen Fermie will focus on strengthening the agency's corporate reputation business.
A death counter is being used in a powerful social media campaign by Engine | MHP to raise awareness that childhood pneumonia is the world's biggest infectious disease killer of children - claiming more than 800,000 lives annually.
Belle Baldoza will look after Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Fast growing destination, Vietnam Tourism has appointed its first UK PR agency and opened an inaugural international tourist office in a bid to attract half a million British visitors each year by 2023, PRWeek can reveal.
Google has promoted Lily Lin to VP of communications and public affairs.
One of the UK's most successful political-corporate advisors, Tim Allan, is leaving the agency, Portland, he founded 18 years ago to pursue other interests.
The co-working community and space has expanded across major Indian cities.
The win comes just ahead of Singapore heading into year-end holidays.
Bee Peng Tan brings 25 years of experience into her new role.
Steve Easterbrook, who had been chief executive since 2015, will be replaced by McDonald's USA president Chris Kempczinski.
Unilever enhanced its reputation as a leader in sustainability when it pledged to halve the amount of plastic it uses over the next five years.
New hires in Jakarta, Seoul, and Hong Kong.
Lavanya Wadgaonkar will be based in Japan and will report directly to the CCO.
Instinctif Partners has appointed David Nichols to the newly-created role of chief operating officer.
The company has circulated an internal memo to staff.
Tracy Zhang joins from BBDO to bolster the agency's luxury beauty and fashion sectors.
The agency will take on the brand of its global parent.
The group earned $60 million in revenue in Q3.
One of Edelman's highest ranking executives has joined PwC in a newly created global role that combines corporate affairs and comms, PRWeek can reveal.
Francesca Ayala's new client portfolio will include Singapore Airlines and HSBC.
A WE Red Bridge report exclusively attained by PRWeek Asia highlights the unique needs and wants of Chinese consumers in the age of purpose.
Liong will take over from John Yan, who held the role for four years.
Paul Yang was previously general manager at Ruder Finn Beijing and Hong Kong.
The free bulletin will better serve Asia, an important and rapidly growing region in the scope of global PR.
A stepping stone to Southeast Asia for the agency.
Andrew Garrihy spoke about 'how to reinvent an Eastern brand for the West', but said Huawei's culture was just as much of a learning curve for him.
Tesco's former group comms director, Jane Lawrie, has been appointed global head of corporate affairs for KPMG International - a new role.
Businesses can no longer afford to ignore sustainable practices and should embrace social purpose or risk a backlash from consumers and shareholders. That's the key message of a special purpose marketing episode of PRWeek's podcast The PR Show.
Azmar Sukandar was previously heading regional comms for The Nature Conservancy.
Sue Garrard - one of the world's leading experts on corporate sustainability who revolutionised how Unilever operates - has a simple message: "Are you with me?"
MSLGroup global CEO Guillaume Herbette is stepping down, four years after joining the Publicis network agency.
Iran's highly-publicised effort to allow women to watch live football has been slammed as a 'cynical publicity stunt' by Amnesty International.
'This Is What Makes Us' aims to inspire Great Britain to unite behind Team GB at a time of heightened national division by focusing on the country's diversity.
HSBC has appointed McKinsey's comms director Steve John as group chief communications officer, effective 2 December 2019.
Nationalism and protectionism are a worry, he told Campaign, hinting at a repositioning of investment in the world's second-largest economy.
Almost all PR professionals are 'struggling with mental wellbeing'. Although only a third believe their job is stressful, the major factors are related to poor work-life balance, new research by the PRCA and Opinium has found.
Astle was previously MD of China for the China-Britain Business Council.
"I was like gum under his shoe," Richard Edelman said about efforts to court Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis to his agency.
Blanket ban comes at time when China's influence over social app is coming to light.
The Civil Aviation Authority's handling of the Thomas Cook collapse has earned plaudits from those in the know, specifically travel PR professionals, and there's good reason.
The agency has been operating in Vietnam for the last decade through partnerships.
The partnership adds local capabilities in the Japan market.
Jeremy Seow will leave the company to launch a passion project.
Ex-Janssen comms head will lead the healthcare team across 12 offices.
'It's too big a job for me to do myself,' Richard Edelman said about handing off the president role to Harrington.
New hire Simone Gupta will lead the Australia office.
Entries are open with a final deadline of 30 January, 2020.
The fast-food chain is restructuring its global corporate relations function.
The former top White House adviser worked at the agency and predecessor Burson-Marsteller for 12 years.
Consumers are calling bullshit on cause-based work that isn't authentic, and so should award jurors, according to Dentsu's Toshihiko Tanabe.
Entries for the 2020 PRWeek Global Awards officially open today.
UK property portal Zoopla has appointed Amazon UK corporate communications manager Tom Parker as its new head of communications.
PRs have slammed acts of 'cold-blooded opportunism' cashing in on the collapse of Thomas Cook, but praised aviation authorities, the Government and the travel industry on piloting a crisis comms masterclass.
Tourism industry revenues have plunged by 40 per cent, and local brands are taking a hit.
Zalora is among a trio of new client wins for communications agency Rice.
Ex-Mango Agency Charissa Guan comes on as a new leadership hire.
The agency has plans to replicate its success in Australia.
Two WPP agencies merge to become one of the largest communications firms in ANZ.
Work is collaboration between BETC Paris and The Lego Agency.
The Brands in Motion study found a call for collective accountability for ethical use of tech.
In this era of uprising, consumers demand mutual respect from brands, according to a new WE Communications report.
Netflix failed to include Malaysia in its street food series, and suffice to say, Malaysians weren't pleased.
Headland is leading comms for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's takeover bid of London Stock Exchange (LSE).
'Agencies should ask more questions' - PR bosses on how to improve the industry's communication problem
Agencies can improve the relationship with clients by asking more questions, according to comms bosses on a PRWeek Asia panel, who also cited the benefits of two-way reviews.
In-house comms bosses in APAC discussed how the high turnover and age of account handlers can affect client-agency relationships.
Golin has appointed The Hoffman Agency's China GM Jason Cao as its new managing director in the country.
Golin Hong Kong has won a brief for Pure Group, at a time where the wellbeing scene in Hong Kong is blowing up.
She is also serving as EMEA lead of its food and beverage sector.
Krakowsky is frontrunner to succeed Michael Roth as global CEO.
Antoine Calendrier was previously managing director, corporate affairs at Elan Edelman in Paris.
The agency currently has a presence in London and New York.