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Redhill makes first acquisition with Creative Consulting Group deal

This takeover is aimed at strengthening the agency's presence in Hong Kong and the Greater China region.

Fiorenzo Tagliabue

SEC Newgate plans to go private with €49m private equity backing

SEC Newgate has announced plans to de-list from the stock market and form a new company backed by private equity investment worth €49m.

Weber Shandwick's APAC chairman departs after 17 years

Baxter Jolly will leave to explore professional and personal interests.

Gareth Leeding & Haran Ramachandran, Snap

Movers & Shakers: Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Forward, Snap, and more

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Richard Edelman

Trust in all media falls, apart from firms’ own channels – Edelman Trust Barometer

Trust in all news sources has fallen over the past decade, except for media owned by businesses themselves, according to the latest global Trust Barometer from PR agency Edelman.

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IPG Dxtra CEO Andy Polansky to retire

The former Weber Shandwick CEO will serve in his current role until June as part of the transition.

Left to right: Lewis Shields, Caroline Lovejoy, Fergus Kibble, Forward

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Lauren Chung

Teneo picks new APAC CEO

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Australian ‘paint and sip’ brand Pinot & Picasso hires PR agency for UK launch

Pinot & Picasso, the Australian group that offers bring-your-own-wine painting sessions, has appointed Play PR to launch the business in the UK.

Ed Brewster

Sandpiper opens New Zealand office

The office will be led by former Huawei comms officer Ed Brewster, now Sandpiper's director of New Zealand and international media.

Belina Tan

Movers & Shakers: Walt Disney Company, LinkedIn, Touch PR and more

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Next 15 CEO Tim Dyson

Next 15 reports organic growth of 26 per cent in Q3

Listed marcomms group Next 15 has reported organic revenue growth of 26 per cent in the third quarter of 2021, with the "strong performance continuing into Q4".

Dr. Oetker hires FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard has been appointed by Dr. Oetker, the international food manufacturer.

Lawrence Muskitta

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L-R: Ishina Sakhrani and Rajiv Menon, Sling & Stone Singapore

Sling & Stone opens first SEA office in Singapore

Agency will especially focus on helping startups in this "innovation hub" globalise their businesses.

Movers & Shakers: H+K, Ruder Finn, and more

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WE Red Bridge appoints China CEO

Nicky Wang gains the CEO title to succeed Penny Burgess who will transition into the role of executive chairman.

Senior team (L to R): Lucy d’Abo, John Hague and Camilla d’Abo

Dabo & Co founders launch workplace culture comms consultancy

Lucy and Camilla d’Abo, founders of Dubai-based PR agency Dabo & Co which sold to Edelman in 2015, have launched a consultancy focused on inspiring brands to "make culture their superpower".

L’Oréal handles pricing controversy in China following Double-11 promise

The brand faced an uproar from consumers and top KOLs over what appeared to be a broken pricing promise. Its response, perceived by most as reasonable, has defused the situation.

Former Vero employee launches PR agency in Vietnam

The agency’s strengths are said to be its strong relationships with the media and influencers in Vietnam.

Chris Leung & Laura Zhou, Edelman China

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Big firms 'inconsistent on digital engagement'

Many of the world's biggest companies are inconsistent in how they engage with customers, new research suggests.

Cannes Lions confirms physical return in 2022

Back to the South of France, June 20-24.

Talkwalker adds TikTok analytics to its capabilities

Brands are looking for more information on Gen Z’s use of the platform.

Movers & Shakers: Unilever, Grayling, Ogilvy PR, and more

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Gao Ming

Ruder Finn-owned RF Thunder expands across India

The consultancy also appoints a new managing director in China.

China bans influencers from touting stocks for brokerages

Only KOLs who are licensed brokers will be allowed to be continue, while livestreaming investment recommendations will be banned, media outlets have reported.

Richard Edelman: agency CEO has denied Edelman has worked to undermine anti-climate change regulation

Celebrities and influencers urge Edelman to drop fossil fuel clients in open letter

More than 100 celebrities and influencers have signed a letter urging Edelman to stop working with fossil fuel clients, in the latest move against the world's biggest PR agency by the campaign group Clean Creatives.

Movers & Shakers: Ogilvy PR, WWF, Hotwire, and more

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Brunswick CEO Neal Wolin: 'This is a natural evolution for our firm'

Brunswick to integrate services with creative comms agency MerchantCantos

Brunswick has announced a move to more closely integrate with MerchantCantos, its subsidiary creative comms agency.

From left: Robyn Sefiani & Mandy Galmes

Mandy Galmes joins Sefiani as MD and partner

The former CEO of H+K Australia moves to the 22-year-old reputation agency.

Milk & Honey pauses Australia operations following recruitment challenges

The agency said that a ‘dwindling talent pool’ has made recruitment ‘hellish’.

Strategic Communications CEO Mark McCall: Plan to 'turbocharge' successful service areas

FTI Strategic Comms revenue up almost one third in 'powerful' Q3 performance

Revenue in FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications segment increased 31.1 per cent to $69.4m in the third quarter of 2021, as the division outperformed the business as a whole.

PRWeek Global Awards 2022 opens for entries

The PRWeek Global Awards, one of the biggest dates in the global industry's calendar, has opened for entries for 2022.

WPP PR growth accelerated in Q3 amid 'strong momentum'

Like-for-like revenue in WPP's PR arm grew 16 per cent in the third quarter of 2021, with Burson Cohn & Wolfe and Hill+Knowlton Strategies highlighted for their strong performance.

Publicis Groupe: stock market value has risen to more than $16.3bn

Publicis overtakes rivals to be world’s most valuable agency group

French group has surpassed Omnicom and WPP.

New hires at Weber Shandwick and Jack Morton Australia

Movers & Shakers: Teneo, Weber Shandwick, and more

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Clockwise from top left: Yuliani Setiadi; Saurabh Kulkarni; Henry Taylor; Jonathan Wong; Debra Ng

Edelman appoints digital heads across APAC

The firm also launches its Studio capabilities in India.

Lime brings on Carolyn Chiang Rosebrough as global head of communications

The company launched in more than 80 markets this year.

Emma Smith, Sandpiper

Sandpiper acquires public affairs firm North Head

The combined entity will function as Sandpiper North Head in China led by John Russell.

Ketchum appoints new COO in China

Eddi Yang returns to Ketchum after long stints at both agency and client-side roles.

IPG PR firms see double-digit revenue growth in Q3

Golin, Weber Shandwick, Current Global and Rogers & Cowan/PMK all had strong double-digit growth in the quarter, according to Dxtra CEO Andy Polansky.

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‘Very confident’ global PR industry poised for return of international travel

Almost half (44 per cent) of PR professionals around the world plan to resume international business travel in the next six months.

Brunswick names senior advisor in Tokyo

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Omnicom PR revenue up 10.5% in Q3

The holding company’s PR firms outperformed its healthcare and advertising sectors in terms of percentage revenue growth in the period.

Teneo launches Restructuring business in APAC

The Value+ service has named a regional CEO and COO.

Starbucks recruits Vanda Pharmaceuticals’ A.J. Jones to lead global comms

Jones is joining the coffee giant in a newly created role.

Alexander Geiser: 'The opportunity that we have as a sector has never been greater'

FGH chief predicts 'big two' in global corporate comms as sector 'grows up'

Alexander Geiser, soon-to-be CEO of the agency formed from the merger of Finsbury Glover Hering and Sard Verbinnen, says two corporate comms consultancies are likely to emerge as the dominant global players over the next five years.

Brad Staples, APCO Worldwide CEO

APCO Worldwide expands global China practice and geopolitics expertise

The firm announces a series of new leaders to serve an increased demand in high-stakes geopolitical situations.

Key players (clockwise from top left): Roland Rudd, Alexander Geiser, Carter Eskew, Paul Verbinnen and George Sard

Finsbury Glover Hering and Sard Verbinnen merger confirmed

Finsbury Glover Hering (FGH) is to complete its merger with Sard Verbinnen imminently, creating a business with a 1,000-strong workforce across 25 offices and annual revenue of around $330m.

Movers & Shakers: MSL, WPP, Puma, and more

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Carrie Ratner leaves PepsiCo to lead Hasbro global corporate comms

Ratner was VP of corporate and financial comms and crisis and issues management at PepsiCo.

H+K Strategies names Malaysia and Singapore CEO

Justin Then will look after the two markets following Matthew Briant’s departure from the agency.

Samsung, Sony, Tesla among the 'most hated' brands

Some of the most popular brands in the world and the APAC region are also the 'most hated', according to a sentiment analysis of Twitter posts in a new report.

Singapore's new foreign-interference law could impact social media, publishers

The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Act gives the government powers to compel internet service providers and social-media platforms to reveal user information, block content and remove apps.

Khali Sakkas, Carma

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Edelman names new APAC head of corporate

Plus, an expanded role for vice chair Michelle Hutton.

Tara Munis, head of PRCA APAC

PRCA APAC launches to expand beyond Southeast Asia

Three new co-chairs have been appointed as part of this rebrand.

Vinny Panchal & Helen Graney

Weber Shandwick and Jack Morton form collective in Australia

The two agencies intend to offer clients an unusual offering that combines experiential expertise with reputation management.

Alexandra Bryant, Red Havas

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Eugene Lee promoted to Asia CMO at McDonald’s

The seasoned marketer goes from strength to strength at the fast-food company.

Archetype owner Next 15's pre-tax profit surges 69 per cent in H1

Listed marcomms group Next 15 has reported a 69 per cent rise in pre-tax profit to £35m in the six months to 31 July, naming PR agencies Archetype and MBooth among its strong performers.

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Maverick Indonesia offers mental health assistance for journalists

So far, 192 journalists across the country have used the programme.

Clockwise from top left: Amelia Tipping, Anna O’Sullivan, Marcha Van Den Heuvel, Mark Lenzyzyn

H+K Strategies appoints four, including Australia MD

The agency promoted Amelia Tipping to MD, replacing Mandy Galmes, and also made regional promotions in its strategic communications and publics affairs practice and its technology practice.

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WPP fined $19 million by SEC over accounting and bribery claims

The holding company was fined for failing to ensure foreign subsidiaries met internal accounting controls.

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Movers & Shakers: Microsoft, Redhill, The Mavericks, and more

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Mercedes-Benz consolidates PR, marketing with Omnicom

Omnicom is also acquiring German PR firm Oliver Schrott Kommunikation, which counts the luxury automaker as a client.

Clockwise from top left: Roland Rudd, Alexander Geiser and Carter Eskew of FGH, with Sard Verbinnen co-founders Paul Verbinnen and George Sard

Finsbury Glover Hering in advanced merger talks with Sard Verbinnen

Finsbury Glover Hering is in advanced talks to buy Sard Verbinnen, with both sides looking at early 2022 for a merger ahead of a possible IPO for the combined entity.

Clowns outside schools: Singapore company apologises for PR stunt

A public-speaking academy has apologised and halted an activity that saw it place men in clown makeup outside primary schools today, where they, according to some reports, interacted with children.

Restaurant Brands International promotes Heather McIntyre to Zurich-based role

The QSR industry veteran will oversee brand communications for international markets.

VCCP acquires Sling & Stone

The group will elevate its technology business to US$40 million with a total team of over 250 members.

Former Allison+Partners head Serina Tan launches new venture

Tan’s start-up will focus on the intersection of comms, senior leadership, and mental wellbeing.

Movers & Shakers: Hume Brophy, Think HQ, and more

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Tennis star Emma Raducanu becomes overnight sensation in China

The half-Chinese athlete enamoured Chinese fans on social media and contributed to sky-high Chinese viewership on Weibo for the US Open’s daily live-stream shows.

13 PR and advertising agencies commit to global standard for responsible influencer alcohol marketing

Created by the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, the guidelines would encourage age-gating content and greater transparency.

ERA expands across Indochina

The long-running Myanmar firm looks to expand across the region amid challenges following a shock military coup in February this year.

Edelman’s Adrian Warr named Southeast Asia CEO

Plus a new regional role for Singapore CEO John Kerr.

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Zalora democratizes influencer marketing structure

The ecommerce giant is inviting all its customers to be influencers for the brand by way of a unique commission model.

Volvo Cars names head of comms

Volvo Cars has appointed Olivia Ross-Wilson, formerly of Ikea franchisee Ingka Group, as head of communications.

Best Places to Work Asia 2021: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This giant multinational company is proof that there’s much to gain from a comprehensive and localised DEI agenda.

Best Places to Work Asia 2021: Learning & Development

This agency team managed to swat the obstacles presented by the pandemic by cleverly devising a series of internal talent programmes.

Best Places to Work Asia 2021: Best In-House Communications Team

The team at this Fortune 500 company shows that commitment to talent development and social good must be matched by concrete action.

Best Places to Work Asia 2021: Best Large Agency

This agency is defying patriarchal norms in Japan by prioritising women leadership, providing subsidies for egg freezing, and educating employees about women’s issues.

Best Places to Work Asia 2021: Best Mid-Sized Agency

Standout maternity leave benefits, a clear pay rise scheme, and a robust internship programme are just some reasons this Singapore agency clinched this award.

Best Places to Work Asia 2021: Best Small Agency

This intimate outfit in Tokyo scored top marks for its clear communication of values, diverse make-up, and efficient pay structures.

Best Places to Work Asia 2021: Winners revealed

See which agencies and teams made the cut in APAC’s inaugural edition of this esteemed awards.

Apple Daily parent Next Digital to seek liquidation

The Hong Kong media company, which has had its assets frozen since June when it became the target of a national security investigation, calls for liquidation to pay former staff and creditors.

Ogilvy PR launches in New Zealand

The new office in Auckland will be led by Laura Platts.

Movers & Shakers: Lululemon, Archetype, Manulife, and more

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Finn Partners will help Singapore realise its vision to be a ‘City in Nature’

Exclusive: Singapore Tourism Board appoints UK PR agency for six-figure brief

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has hired Finn Partners as its sole UK PR agency, PRWeek can exclusively reveal.

L’Oréal ups Matthew DiGirolamo to chief corporate affairs officer for North America

DiGirolamo is serving on L’Oréal’s U.S. management and its global corporate affairs and engagement management committees.

Access Intelligence merges with Isentia

The combined company will have more than 6,000 clients.

Faraday Future hires Finn Partners to lead comms for FF 91 electric vehicle launch

The firm is serving as the luxury electric vehicle company’s AOR.

CEO Fiorenzo Tagliabue: 'All the major businesses are ahead of budget'

SEC Newgate reports 'solid' H1 as industry 'returns to pre-COVID-19 levels'

Trading at SEC Newgate in the first half of 2021 was "significantly ahead of pre-pandemic levels", the group said today as it announced a 53 per cent rise in pre-tax profit to €2.3m in the period.

LinkedIn calls time on ephemeral Stories

The platform says its professional users want a more permanent and creative video experience.

Movers & Shakers: H+K Strategies, Teneo, Golin, and more

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Sarah Ogden: new MD of Lewis in the UK

Lewis targets non-grads and grads with global training and development programme

Lewis has launched a training and development programme to get 50 new starters into the business across three regions – targeting people with and without degrees, alongside 'career-changers'.

Vitasoy imposes background checks of employees and their families

The company—which was embroiled in a public backlash in July—is requesting personal information, which has apparently made some employees panic.

PRHK names new board

Edelman’s head of brand Annouchka Behrmann is elected as chairperson for the 2021/22 period.

Ruder Finn launches engagement consultancy in India

The new outfit will focus on delivering digital, design, and advocacy services in a ‘post-digital’ world.

Movers & Shakers: The Wired Agency, BBC, Red Havas, and more

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Next 15 chief executive Tim Dyson

Next 15 organic growth accelerates in Q2

Next 15 has reported a 29 per cent rise in organic revenue in the second quarter of 2021, with the performance ahead of management expectations.

Ed Brewster: Formerly of Prudential, Three and Brunswick

Ex-Huawei UK comms chief moves agency-side at Sandpiper

Ed Brewster, Huawei's former UK comms director, has joined Asia-Pacific consultancy Sandpiper Communications to lead its international media practice.

PRCA's Francis Ingham: 'The global PR industry stands in solidarity'

PRCA backs call by media to protect journalists in Afghanistan

The PRCA is supporting a joint letter by three major US newspapers calling on the US government to protect journalists and free speech in Afghanistan.

Interpublic Group to mandate proof of vaccination or testing for return to office

Employees must be vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 result from a test taken within 72 hours of being in the office.

(:-R) Hotwire UK MD Tara O’Donnell with Mike Butler and Maeve McDonald, founders of McDonald Butler Associates, which was acquired by Enero in April

Hotwire owner Enero reports 14 per cent rise in full-year organic revenue

Enero, the listed owner of agencies including tech PR consultancy Hotwire, has reported a 14 per cent rise in organic revenue in the year to 30 June 2021 as underlying earnings surged.

#WeThe15: Omnicom agencies launch Tokyo Paralympics campaign

Adam & Eve/DDB’s new film "#WeThe15" signals a starting pistol for a decade-long global campaign fighting for the true inclusivity of the world’s population of disabled people. PR for the campaign has been handled by Omnicom sister agencies FleishmanHillard, Porter Novelli and Portland.

Golin's Jane Morgan clinches regional client role

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Best Places to Work Asia 2021: Shortlist revealed

See which agencies made the cut in APAC’s inaugural edition of this esteemed awards.

Edelman APAC COO Bob Grove departs

Grove, who was synonymous with Edelman’s operations in the region, leaves after 16 years.

Social media defamation training offered in Australia

Australia has been called the defamation capital of the world, and more than half of these cases involve digital and social media settings.

Indian agency Value 360 expands into Singapore

The agency says the time is right to enter Southeast Asia, a hothouse for start-up activity.

Former Teneo MD Nicola King has become global comms director at Zip

Teneo MD departs for global fintech comms director role

Nicola King, a former managing director at Teneo, has moved to a new role as director of global communications at digital payments and finance business Zip.

Dentsu turnaround continues in Q2 driven by healthier margins

All regions contribute to year-on-year recovery with the international business improving the most.

Omnicom PR Group's David Gallagher to depart

David Gallagher, international president for growth and development at Omnicom PR Group (OPRG) and a veteran of the holding company and of its PR agency Ketchum, is leaving the business for "a leap into the great unknown".

Isentia and PRIA partner up

The media intelligence company partners with the Australian trade body as part of its mission to reinvest in the comms industry.

Movers & Shakers: BCW, Red Havas, Lintas Live, and more

Senior promotions at BCW Singapore

Weibo fired Taotao and does not plan to rehire him. (Image via Getty)

Chinese authorities arrest Weibo PR head Mao Taotao

As a result, the social media company fired him, according to a report by Reuters.

Ogilvy PR restructures in Shanghai, appoints managing partner

The announcement is in line with the agency’s global mission to consolidate its offerings under one unit.

Marina Maher Communications promotes Rema Vasan to global president

The Omnicom firm wants to apply a ‘global lens’ to its strategy, creative and innovation.

WPP PR arm rebounds in Q2 with like-for-likes up 12.9 per cent

WPP's PR division reported like-for-like revenue growth of 12.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2021 versus the same period last year, with double-digit growth in all parts of the PR business on a like-for-like basis.

Facebook begins phased rollout of News service in Australia

Social-media giant will pay publishers to populate its News service, having already struck deals with News Corp and Seven West. It has also announced two news funds, including one for small publishers.

Movers & Shakers: Brunswick, Golin, Red Havas, and more

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Edelman acquires Basilinna, rolls out boutique advisory firm

Edelman Global Advisory will be led by Basilinna founder and CEO Deborah Lehr.

Edelman China employs senior specialists

The agency brings in three senior hires—including a new head of corporate—who will report to China CEO Mark Wang.

Milk & Honey PR becomes majority employee-owned

PR agency Milk & Honey has become majority employee-owned after transferring 55 per cent of company shares to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).

BASF names APAC head of comms

B2B comms specialist Bhavna Satyanarayan has been promoted to a regional role which will see her build a new comms hub in Kuala Lumpur.

TikTok promotes Katie Riccio Puris to head of global brand and creative

She will report directly to TikTok global head of marketing Nick Tran.

Kelly Sims to lead global comms at Twitter

She replaces Brandon Borrman, who exited in June.

Aussie agency Forward launches purpose and sustainability offering

The agency is working towards achieving a B Corp accreditation and will more actively strive to balance profit with purpose.

Movers & Shakers: Mutant snags Subway account in Singapore

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Ogilvy's PR creative lead takes global role at Deliveroo

Deliveroo has appointed Ben Bailey as global director of consumer communications.

Public affairs agency Interel acquired by Dentons Global Advisors

Dentons Global Advisors has acquired public affairs agency Interel for an undisclosed sum, the firm announced this morning.

‘A new future and a fresh start’: Mark Penn on MDC and Stagwell finally tying the knot

The combined company will have global revenues of $2.1 billion and be renamed Stagwell Inc.

Edelman names Duncan Milner executive creative director

Milner will lead work on Edelman’s global Samsung account.

Clubhouse signs up Golin as global PR partner

Clubhouse also said it will no longer require invitations to join.

Unilever ‘fully committed to Israel’ despite Ben & Jerry’s move to withdraw brand

Brand owner is continuing to put more money into media.

Publicis revenues jump back above pre-pandemic levels after 17% growth in Q2

Group now expects to recover all of 2020's lost revenue this year, rather than taking two years.

IPG PR firms post double-digit revenue growth in Q2

For the first six months of the year, the PR firms registered mid-single-digit organic growth.

Kenny Yap promoted to Red Havas MD

The agency is also on the lookout for ‘unconventional’ positions including behavioral science specialists and business analysts.

Omnicom PR Group revenue up 15.1% in Q2

The increase contrasts with Q2 2020, when the company's revenue was hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Movers & Shakers: Gusto Luxe, Ruder Finn, PRecious, and more

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‘They’ve nailed it again’: Channel 4 unveils ‘Super. Human.’ campaign for Tokyo Paralympics

Lauded as 'the difficult third album' by the channel itself, the latest campaign lives up to the exceptionally high standards set by the first two at previous Paralympics Games.

Zeno Group names APAC head of corporate

Former Archetype MD shifts to Zeno to lead corporate clients such as Goodyear and Lenovo.

Natasha O'Dell Archer appointed SVP of DEI at Golin

Archer will lead the agency's DEI strategy, communications, employee training and development.

Longtime Disney communications lead Zenia Mucha to step down

The veteran company communications leader is reportedly planning to exit early next year.

Movers & Shakers: The Hoffman Agency, Teneo, The EON Group and more

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Ursula Burns speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May 2018 (photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images for MIT Solve)

Teneo hires ex-Xerox CEO Ursula Burns as chairwoman

Teneo has appointed Ursula Burns, former chief executive of Xerox, as chairwoman in the aftermath of former CEO Declan Kelly's resignation.

Edelman names APAC chief creative and strategy officers

The announcement comes alongside a series of recent hires to integrate the network’s creative and strategy skillsets.

IPG names chief growth officer for APAC

The new hire joins from FCB Six in New York, where she was executive vice president and global growth officer for just over a year.

Teneo CEO Declan Kelly 'reduces work responsibilities' after acting inappropriately at charity concert

Teneo chief executive and chair Declan Kelly has relinquished some of his responsibilities at the firm after admitting to acting inappropriately while drunk at a charity concert chaired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. General Motors has severed ties with the firm.

Love, Bonito appoints communications lead

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A New Jingle for a New Era’: Edelman campaign for Good Humor won a Gold Lion

Edelman wins independent agency award as Cannes Lions concludes

Edelman has been named joint winner of an Independent Agency of the Year award based on wins across certain Cannes Lions categories.

Dentsu PR merges with risk consultancy firm

The merger points to increased client demand for risk management amid a changing corporate environment.

Brunswick sells minority stake to merchant bank

Brunswick has agreed to sell a 10.7 per cent stake to US merchant bank BDT Capital Partners, valuing the business at around £500m.

Movers & Shakers: Weber Shandwick, Golin, PRecious, and more

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 'The Last Blockbuster' by AirBnb and Weber Shandwick is shortlisted in the PR Lions

Edelman, Weber, BCW and MSL on Cannes PR Lions shortlist

Campaigns by Edelman, Weber Shandwick, BCW and MSL appear multiple times in the new PR Lions shortlist, although work by non-PR agencies appears more frequently across the list.

Finding Light: Weber Shandwick London campaign is on the Pharma Lions shortlist

Edelman and Weber on Pharma Lions shortlist

Campaigns from Weber Shandwick and Edelman have been shortlisted in the Cannes Lions awards focused on the pharma sector.

Cannes Lions entry numbers dip as focus shifts to short-term COVID-19-era work

Entry numbers to this year's Cannes Lions are slightly below those of 2019, with the 2021 event spanning two years of work following the Festival of Creativity's cancellation during the COVID-19 crisis last year.

PRCA expands into Thailand and Vietnam

Member agencies include EloQ Communications, H+K Strategies and Vero.

PR Awards Asia 2021: Winners announced

PRWeek Asia and Campaign Asia-Pacific announce the full list of winners.

Ogilvy PR appoints Lisa Bright, Charlotte Tansill to C-level roles

Charlotte Tansill will be the firm’s global chief strategy officer while Lisa Bright will serve as the WPP firm’s global chief creative officer for its PR function.

Movers & Shakers: Golin, Zeno, and more

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Susan Howe promoted to president of Weber Shandwick

The 25-year agency veteran was chief growth officer and chief collaboration officer at the IPG firm.

Heather Kernahan has been promoted to global CEO

Hotwire names new CEO as Barbara Bates takes Enero role

Hotwire North America chief executive Heather Kernahan has been named as the agency's new global CEO, as incumbent Barbara Bates moves to a new position at parent company Enero Group.

Movers & Shakers: Hill+Knowlton, Edelman, Golin, Archetype, and more

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Caroline Hsu on Hoffman’s new integrated offering

The APAC MD at The Hoffman Agency expands on the agency’s new solution, the changing needs of tech clients, and expanding newsroom capabilities.

Astute Solutions, Socialbakers unveil Emplifi brand identity

Move follows Socialbakers' acquisition by Astute, an Audax-backed customer engagement platform, in September last year.

Movers & Shakers: Redhill, Rice, Lewis, Think HQ and more

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M&C Saatchi chief executive Moray MacLennan

M&C Saatchi reports 'stronger than anticipated' trading and new £47m financing deal

Trading at M&C Saatchi in the first four months of 2021 has been "stronger than anticipated", the group said today as it announced a £47m financing arrangement.

Edelman names Greater China president

Adland veteran Pully Chau has been tasked to oversee Edelman’s China operations of 400 staff.

Philips sticks with Ketchum, FleishmanHillard after $300 million marketing review

The Omnicom PR firms have worked with the Dutch multinational for more than a decade.

Golin Hong Kong introduces on-site counsellor

This follows a number of employee initiatives including a health and wellness allowance.

Movers & Shakers: Hume Brophy, Sandpiper, and more

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BCW’s Chris Foster named Omnicom Public Relations Group CEO

Foster has been BCW’s president of North America since March 2018.

PR Awards Asia 2021: Full shortlist revealed

See which agencies, campaigns and talents made the cut this year.

Former opr COO launches new agency

Seasoned practitioner Graham White launches consultancy focussing on tech brands and start-ups.

Jens Monsees departs as WPP AUNZ CEO

The business in the interim will be led by the agency brand leaders, supported by WPP AUNZ CFO Chris Rollinson and an executive committee chaired by WPP COO Andrew Scott.

Movers & Shakers: Heineken, Bayer and more

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PRIA announces new CEO

Louise Harland-Cox has been appointed after a six-month recruitment process.

PRWeek Global Awards 2021: register now for virtual ceremony

Winners in the PRWeek Global Awards 2021 will be revealed next Thursday (20 May) across three different sessions. See the details below, including how to view the announcements.

Take PRCA’s 2021 Asia-Pacific survey

Complete the questionnaire to help us understand the make-up of the industry as well as concerns and expectations.

Adidas and Nike sales plummet following China boycotts

Both brands reported falling sales on China’s e-commerce channel, Tmall, in April.

One Green Bean makes internal promotions

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APAC head of Twitter comms to depart

Larry Loh, who spent over a year at the social media platform, will take some time off to focus on his wellbeing and mental health.

COO of Edelman China moves to Ogilvy

Melinda Po returns to the agency after a short stint at Edelman.

CEO Fiorenzo Tagliabue: Dividend is a 'clear signal of the excellent health of our organisation and our optimism for the future'

SEC Newgate plans first dividend payment after 'positive' 2020

SEC Newgate plans to make its first dividend payment of 0.5p per share after outperforming its original budget for 2020.

Movers & Shakers: Redhill, Petrie PR, and more

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Best Places to Work: Final deadline today

ENTRIES OPEN: Celebrate your agency’s workplace initiatives and talent.

CVC Capital, CDPQ agree to joint majority stake in BlueFocus International agencies

Brett Marchand (pictured), Vision7's International's president and CEO, will lead the combined entity as CEO.

Polansky: IPG Dxtra PR firms’ revenue flat in Q1

That compares to low-single-digit growth on an as-reported and organic basis in Q1 2020.

PRWeek Top Consultancies 2021: Asia-Pacific

Our annual listing of agencies' financial results in Asia-Pacific.

Movers & Shakers: Anthem, Unispace, AirAsia, Citrine One, and more

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Tesla’s reputation degrades in China following auto show protest

A protest by a Tesla user that went viral at a Shanghai auto show prompted an apologetic statement from the brand about rethinking its communications.

Allison+Partners promotes Jonathan Heit to global COO

The firm is also expanding the roles of two other global presidents.

Turkish Airlines takes relationship with Finn Partners global

The firm has been its agency partner in the Americas since 2017.

Omnicom PR revenue drops 3.5% in Q1

The holding company's overall global revenue was down 1.8% in the period.

Malaysian body introduces content code following footwear debacle

A new set of guidelines in response to a botched collaboration with local celebrity Neelofa around ‘Muslim-friendly footwear’.

Ex-Google chief Joanna Flint joins Mandarin Oriental

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