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Former Southwest comms chief Hardage launches culture-focused consultancy

Former Southwest comms chief Hardage launches culture-focused consultancy

The consultancy will help companies develop environments that help them hire and retain talent.

Former Burson, Edelman executive Kenneth Trantowski dead at 69

Former Burson, Edelman executive Kenneth Trantowski dead at 69

The Chicago-based executive held roles at major PR agencies over a career of more than four decades.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.7.2017: Trio of digital shops bought

Breakfast Briefing, 12.7.2017: Trio of digital shops bought

Good Thursday morning. Three digital agency acquisitions have been announced since you left the office last night. More on that below.

Weber Shandwick acquires Resolute Digital, Bomoda

Weber Shandwick acquires Resolute Digital, Bomoda

The two shops, which will retain their brands, will boost the Mediaco content creation unit and Weber's data and analytics capabilities.

GCI Health puts Edie DeVine in charge of medical, health tech

GCI Health puts Edie DeVine in charge of medical, health tech

DeVine will oversee the agency's health IT and medical device work.

Global Strategy Group launches social listening and analysis offering

Global Strategy Group launches social listening and analysis offering

Global Strategy Group Viewfinder merges social media with its public polling expertise to analyze social data.

England's rising football star Dele Alli hires CAA and The Sports PR Company in bid to 'maximise off-field potential'

England's rising football star Dele Alli hires CAA and The Sports PR Company in bid to 'maximise off-field potential'

Tottenham Hotspur and England national team player Dele Alli has appointed The Sports PR Company to manage his PR and CAA Sports to manage his commercial portfolio.

PR Council names rising stars to PRC Next board

PR Council names rising stars to PRC Next board

Large firms such as Edelman are represented alongside boutique agencies like SourceCode Communications on the PR Council's newly created shadow board.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.5.2017: REI, Patagonia take on the president over public lands

Breakfast Briefing, 12.5.2017: REI, Patagonia take on the president over public lands

Wishing you a good Tuesday morning, which you're definitely having if you attended PRWeek's Hall of Fame dinner in New York last night at which five industry legends were honored.

Allison+Partners opens offices in India, Australia

Allison+Partners opens offices in India, Australia

Pranav Kumar and Michelle Rovere are leading the agency's new offices in the respective countries.

PMK-BNC co-CEO Chris Robichaud to exit firm in January

PMK-BNC co-CEO Chris Robichaud to exit firm in January

He has worked at the agency for 27 years.

Edelman sued to recover fees for Gregg Appliances work

Edelman sued to recover fees for Gregg Appliances work

Bankruptcy law firm Ask LLP has filed hundreds of similar suits against vendors used by the company.

International trade associations to discuss global PR ethics code at February summit

International trade associations to discuss global PR ethics code at February summit

The summit, hosted by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, aims to create a global code for the PR industry.

Norwegian Cruise Line brings Citizen Relations aboard to launch Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line brings Citizen Relations aboard to launch Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss, setting sail to Alaska in May 2018, will boast "many firsts at sea."

Hughes Network Systems selects MWWPR as global AOR

Hughes Network Systems selects MWWPR as global AOR

MWWPR began working with the satellite provider in October.

Rafferty named Ketchum global CEO, becomes first woman to lead top five global PR firm

Rafferty named Ketchum global CEO, becomes first woman to lead top five global PR firm

Current global CEO and chairman, Rob Flaherty, will continue as chairman.

PNC Bank acquires The Trout Group

PNC Bank acquires The Trout Group

The bank also plans on combining the firm with subsidiary Solebury Communications.

Bulgaria's foreign ministry appoints APCO for brief covering EU Presidency

Bulgaria's foreign ministry appoints APCO for brief covering EU Presidency

APCO Worldwide's global solutions practice has won a £200,000-plus brief with Bulgaria's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to provide strategic communication counsel during the state's upcoming EU Presidency.

Ethisphere Institute joins talks to create Edelman's 'PR Compact'

Ethisphere Institute joins talks to create Edelman's 'PR Compact'

The corporate ethics group is in discussions with the PR Council to develop a universal set of communications ethics guidelines.

Lawsuit alleges Weber Shandwick didn't stop copywriter's online harassment campaign

Lawsuit alleges Weber Shandwick didn't stop copywriter's online harassment campaign

The Interpublic firm said it will "vigorously contest the serious allegations" described in the lawsuit.

Analysis

Student counselors: Why undergrad-run agencies are popping up across the country

Student counselors: Why undergrad-run agencies are popping up across the country

Institutions including Boston University, Rutgers University, and the University of Alabama are giving students a new experience by letting them run their own shops and work directly with clients.

From camouflage to communications: Five veterans share their paths to PR

From camouflage to communications: Five veterans share their paths to PR

PRWeek spoke with communications leaders from Microsoft, the EPA, and the agency world about the very different paths they took from military service to the communications industry.

FARA 'shockwaves:' Agencies rush to ensure compliance after indictments

FARA 'shockwaves:' Agencies rush to ensure compliance after indictments

The indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates have spurred firms to ensure their FARA paperwork is up to standard.

Help wanted, but only if you're data savvy

Help wanted, but only if you're data savvy

A number of new titles are popping up all over PR agencies as shops move from polishing their content creation chops to focusing on data.

Bell Pottinger saga sparks calls for global code of ethics - but are these realistic?

Bell Pottinger saga sparks calls for global code of ethics - but are these realistic?

The fallout from the Bell Pottinger scandal and the agency's subsequent demise has sparked a debate about whether the PR industry needs a global code of ethics.