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Movers & Shakers: Edelman, Portland, Teneo, Fleet Street, APCO, Nestle and more

Movers & Shakers: Edelman, Portland, Teneo, Fleet Street, APCO, Nestle and more

PRWeek's weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions. This column for the week commencing 6 July.

UAE agency Q Communications opens offices in the UK

UAE agency Q Communications opens offices in the UK

The agency will open its doors in London and Manchester, with its UK operations to be led by the comms director of Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs' hospitality group, GG Hospitality.

APCO Worldwide hires MENA creative lead

APCO Worldwide hires MENA creative lead

APCO Worldwide has appointed Mohammad Kamal as its regional creative practice lead.

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Portland restructures with new MD and senior departures

Portland restructures with new MD and senior departures

Portland is restructuring most of its global business under a single P&L, with a new MD appointed for the combined operation and the announcement of several senior departures, PRWeek has learned.

Finsbury, Glover Park and Hering Schuppener to merge as management ups stake

Finsbury, Glover Park and Hering Schuppener to merge as management ups stake

WPP agencies Finsbury, The Glover Park Group (GPG) and Hering Schuppener have announced a formal merger, with the holding company taking a 50.01 per cent stake in the venture.

Catch Communications launches UAE academy

Catch Communications launches UAE academy

Lifestyle consultancy Catch Communications has launched a training arm, Catch Academy, in the UAE.

Brazen MENA appoints client services director

Brazen MENA appoints client services director

Dubai-based agency Brazen MENA has hired its inaugural client services director, Alexia Lawrence-Jones.

Four Communications launches new 'placemaking' service

Four Communications launches new 'placemaking' service

Four Communications has launched a placemaking service to improve the value of places that bring together sector expertise across property, tourism, retailing, culture, sport, social purpose, public affairs, sustainability and digital insights.

IN-DEPTH

‘Working in-house means wearing a lot of hats’ - PR manager for Dubai’s most expensive homes

‘Working in-house means wearing a lot of hats’ - PR manager for Dubai’s most expensive homes

Aneesha Rai is in charge of marketing the multi-million-dirham homes of the emirate's wealthiest residents.

'Ethics is a word that is merely window dressing in the Middle East'

'Ethics is a word that is merely window dressing in the Middle East'

As Global Alliance marks its first ever Global Ethics Month, Louay Al-Samarrai, joint MD of Active DMC, says that, far too often, companies are simply paying lip service when it comes to a code of ethics.

'Mediocrity is the word that comes to mind' - Active DMC founder on Middle East PR industry

'Mediocrity is the word that comes to mind' - Active DMC founder on Middle East PR industry

Louay Al-Samarrai, managing partner and joint founder of Active DMC, gives a blunt picture on the regional PR landscape, saying it is "behind in many ways".

Middle East marketing and PR salaries remain 'stagnant' amid decreasing optimism

Middle East marketing and PR salaries remain 'stagnant' amid decreasing optimism

The latest Hays 2020 GCC Salary & Employment Report also found that hiring activity within PR and marketing was steady year-on-year.

Middle East agency CEOs pros pay homage to 'remarkable' Burson

Middle East agency CEOs pros pay homage to 'remarkable' Burson

PR pros across the GCC offer their condolences on the death of PR giant Harold Burson.

Middle East PR predictions for 2020: Industry pros weigh in

Middle East PR predictions for 2020: Industry pros weigh in

As a new year begins, PR professionals in the region predict what's in store for the year ahead - and reflect on the successes of 2019.

The Work

10 million votes cast in PR campaign to find UAE's new brand logo

10 million votes cast in PR campaign to find UAE's new brand logo

A PR campaign to determine a new logo that will represent the UAE for the next 50 years led to an international poll which attracted more than 10.6 million votes from 185 countries.

Expo 2020 Dubai releases Lionel Messi PR campaign

Expo 2020 Dubai releases Lionel Messi PR campaign

Barcelona's front man is the global ambassador of Expo 2020 Dubai and the face of a new PR-led campaign by UAE-based agency Face to Face.