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Weber Shandwick promotes Sara Gavin to chief client officer

Weber Shandwick promotes Sara Gavin to chief client officer

Gavin's new role is part of a string of promotions at the agency.

Just Briefly: Luquire George Andrews names Hilzinger creative chief

Just Briefly: Luquire George Andrews names Hilzinger creative chief

Plus: Executive moves at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Clarity PR and Fish Consulting.

'Big six' acquisitions set to sag to half the level of 2018

'Big six' acquisitions set to sag to half the level of 2018

Dentsu is leading much-diminished deal-making activity by volume.

Omnicom PR revenue down 3.8% in Q3

Omnicom PR revenue down 3.8% in Q3

Revenue for the holding company as a whole was up 2.2% organically in the period.

Analysts suggest Publicis 'bitten off more than it can chew' as shares dive 13%

Analysts suggest Publicis 'bitten off more than it can chew' as shares dive 13%

Stock market movement follows decline in revenues reported last night.

US comms agency adopts Lansons brand

US comms agency adopts Lansons brand

New York-based strategic communications consultancy Intermarket has changed its brand name, following its recent acquisition by reputation management consultancy Lansons.

Qualcomm hires Allison+Partners as North America PR AOR

Qualcomm hires Allison+Partners as North America PR AOR

WPP's BCW was the incumbent on the account.

Publicis Q3 revenue falls 2.7% in shock decline amid 'painful' conditions

Publicis Q3 revenue falls 2.7% in shock decline amid 'painful' conditions

"We are accepting this painful situation in the short-term, to be better prepared for the future," says CEO and Chairman Arthur Sadoun.

IPG CEO Roth 'concerned' about China, hints at repositioning

IPG CEO Roth 'concerned' about China, hints at repositioning

Nationalism and protectionism are a worry, he told Campaign, hinting at a repositioning of investment in the world's second-largest economy.

WPP's Mark Read: 'PR should transform the fortune of communities'

WPP's Mark Read: 'PR should transform the fortune of communities'

WPP CEO Mark Read opened the H+K Strategies annual Creativity Symposium with an address about how PR can transform business, society and the individual.

BCW's Pivot Integrated Communications wins $1m contract with Huawei

BCW's Pivot Integrated Communications wins $1m contract with Huawei

BCW previously worked with Huawei in the U.S.

MWWPR wins Supercross account for 2020 season

MWWPR wins Supercross account for 2020 season

The firm's sports expertise set it apart in a search process that started this summer.

W2O acquires medical, scientific communications firm Arcus Medica

W2O acquires medical, scientific communications firm Arcus Medica

The deal adds 25 Arcus staff to W2O's medical and scientific comms team.

APCO names Jeff Astle Shanghai MD

APCO names Jeff Astle Shanghai MD

Astle was previously MD of China for the China-Britain Business Council.

MediaMonks expands with $150m acquisition of US digital agency Firewood

MediaMonks expands with $150m acquisition of US digital agency Firewood

The Silicon Valley shop favors embedded service for clients including Google, Facebook and Salesforce.

Edelman hires Wunderman Thompson exec as first global head of data, analytics

Edelman hires Wunderman Thompson exec as first global head of data, analytics

"I was like gum under his shoe," Richard Edelman said about efforts to court Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis to his agency.

Sorrell: Group M alone worth as much as WPP stock market value

Sorrell: Group M alone worth as much as WPP stock market value

The former WPP chief was justifying retaining his shares in the ad giant.

APCO Worldwide launches PR and digital offering for Dubai entrepreneurs

APCO Worldwide launches PR and digital offering for Dubai entrepreneurs

'Ignite' is a scalable, dedicated integrated communications offering for startups, entrepreneurs and SMEs that will drive business growth, according to the PR shop.

Story Mob and DKC aid esports network VENN with launch

Story Mob and DKC aid esports network VENN with launch

The Video Game Entertainment and News Network is launching next year.

US tech firm buys education marketing specialists EdComs

US tech firm buys education marketing specialists EdComs

Education comms specialist EdComs has been acquired by US social impact tech firm EverFi as part of plans to 'deploy critical education at scale internationally'.

Analysis

#MeToo, two years on: What's changed at PR agencies

#MeToo, two years on: What's changed at PR agencies

Harassment policies are largely the same, but employee training and advice has evolved.

Gallup says the PR industry has a bad reputation. Here's what can be done about it

Gallup says the PR industry has a bad reputation. Here's what can be done about it

The people who shape others' reputations need to work on their own, according to the annual poll.

The new wave of celebrity-founded agencies: Threat or opportunity?

The new wave of celebrity-founded agencies: Threat or opportunity?

Forget the management consultancies for a second. Stars also want a part of the content marketing space.

Worrying about IP theft. It's not just for creative agencies anymore

Worrying about IP theft. It's not just for creative agencies anymore

PR firms are taking precautions to ensure the ideas they pitch aren't used without their consent.

Dressing for the pitch: Divining client culture while dealing with wardrobe malfunctions

Dressing for the pitch: Divining client culture while dealing with wardrobe malfunctions

In an increasingly casual culture, knowing what to wear to a client meeting can be a challenge.