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Hotwire promotes Heather Kernahan to North America CEO

Hotwire promotes Heather Kernahan to North America CEO

Kernahan was previously president of Hotwire North America and Australia and president of Eastwick.

Weber Shandwick, McCann may lose Pure Michigan account

Weber Shandwick, McCann may lose Pure Michigan account

The total value of the account is $36 million.

Karen van Bergen moves to Omnicom University dean role

Karen van Bergen moves to Omnicom University dean role

John Doolittle will temporarily assume her responsibilities as Omnicom Public Relations Group CEO as the holding company looks for a replacement.

Clarity PR buys Dynamo, reveals acquisition targets

Clarity PR buys Dynamo, reveals acquisition targets

Clarity PR has bought consumer tech PR firm Dynamo - the "first of a series of acquisitions" planned by the London-based agency.

Golin names Matt Neale sole CEO

Golin names Matt Neale sole CEO

The agency has eliminated its CEO triumvirate with the leadership restructuring.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Today: PRWeek Awards U.S. shortlist; Golin names Neale sole CEO; Google, Facebook off Glassdoor top employers list.

Golin promotes von der Sitt, D'Innocenzo

Golin promotes von der Sitt, D'Innocenzo

The agency's new global head of growth and its North American chief creative officer, respectively, both report to co-CEO Matt Neale.

Just briefly: Account wins and people moves

Just briefly: Account wins and people moves

A roundup of the latest industry news.

Ad Council raises $5.6m for social good causes

Ad Council raises $5.6m for social good causes

The event, hosted by actress Ellie Kemper, honored Johnson & Johnson chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky.

MDC places KWT, HL Group in new agency network

MDC places KWT, HL Group in new agency network

The holding company is bringing creative shop Doner together with six agencies in North America.

Weber Shandwick CEO Gail Heimann named Cannes Lions PR jury president

Weber Shandwick CEO Gail Heimann named Cannes Lions PR jury president

FleishmanHillard's Anne de Schweinitz is leading the Pharma Lions jury.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Thursday morning

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Thursday morning

Biden uses viral NATO video in campaign ad; Pantone comments on state of world with 2020 Color of the Year.

Story Worldwide merges with VonShine Industries

Story Worldwide merges with VonShine Industries

The VonShine Industries brand will be retired.

DeVries ups Loretta Markevics to chief strategy, creative officer

DeVries ups Loretta Markevics to chief strategy, creative officer

Interpublic Group is combining DeVries with Canvas Blue.

G&S names Steve Halsey first chief growth officer

G&S names Steve Halsey first chief growth officer

Halsey will manage sales, marketing, innovation and service development functions and support the agency's corporate strategy.

Breakfast Briefing: Five things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Breakfast Briefing: Five things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Another healthcare deal for Finn Partners; Pritchard predicts more marketing cost cuts at P&G.

Finn Partners acquires Paris-based Medical & Health Consulting

Finn Partners acquires Paris-based Medical & Health Consulting

Medical & Health Consulting represents biopharma, health technology and medical device companies and professional medical associations.

Facebook hires Zignal Labs CEO Josh Ginsberg

Facebook hires Zignal Labs CEO Josh Ginsberg

Adam Beaugh will replace him as CEO.

Edelman appoints APAC vice chair of digital

Edelman appoints APAC vice chair of digital

Matt Collette rejoins Edelman after previously serving as managing director of Zeno Group from 2016 to 2018.

W2O names Racepoint alum Dan Carter as East Coast region practice lead

W2O names Racepoint alum Dan Carter as East Coast region practice lead

Carter previously spent 16 years at Racepoint Global.

Analysis

Do brands really know how to talk to veterans?

Do brands really know how to talk to veterans?

Fewer Americans have a real connection with the military and the disconnect shows in marketing missteps.

Analysts applaud Cision's decision to go private

Analysts applaud Cision's decision to go private

Pressures in the market caused Cision to re-evaluate being a public company.

#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.