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Papa John's founder John Schnatter hires Sitrick

Papa John's founder John Schnatter hires Sitrick

Sitrick and Company previously represented Schnatter during his Obamacare faux pas in 2012.

Leo Burnett, BuzzFeed veteran Rachel Winer joins Edelman as Chicago president

Leo Burnett, BuzzFeed veteran Rachel Winer joins Edelman as Chicago president

Office leader Jay Porter will move into the CEO role at DJE agency Revere.

Publicis experiences first revenue drop under new CEO

Publicis experiences first revenue drop under new CEO

The chief executive of Publicis Groupe has experienced his first bad financial quarter since he took charge last June, as a drop in organic growth led its shares down 7 per cent this morning.

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

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

Publicis earnings disappoint, and another agency walks away from Papa John's.

Gay dating app Scruff names SourceCode as AOR

Gay dating app Scruff names SourceCode as AOR

SourceCode beat four firms for the work.

Bully Pulpit Interactive hires Obama pollster Danny Franklin

Bully Pulpit Interactive hires Obama pollster Danny Franklin

Franklin worked on both of former President Barack Obama's national campaigns.

Adam & Eve founder Jon Forsyth resurfaces at new transatlantic PR-creative combo

Adam & Eve founder Jon Forsyth resurfaces at new transatlantic PR-creative combo

Jon Forsyth, one of the four Adam & Eve founders, has resurfaced as strategy partner at UK and US agency combination Troika/Mission Group.

IPG's Michael Roth: Industry's statistics on women 'embarrassing'

IPG's Michael Roth: Industry's statistics on women 'embarrassing'

The IPG CEO also said its record on people of color is "disgusting."

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

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

Elon Musk finally apologizes to caver; Trump defends Putin joint press conference a day after walking it back.

Endeavor Global Marketing acquires Clifford French

Endeavor Global Marketing acquires Clifford French

Clifford French founders James Clifford and Dan French will become global SVPs at Endeavor.

Andrey Barannikov talks Russia, Putin, the World Cup, and PR

Andrey Barannikov talks Russia, Putin, the World Cup, and PR

CEO Barannikov's firm, SPN Communications, is one of the largest in Russia and was heavily involved in promoting the 12 host cities during the recently concluded soccer World Cup.

Omnicom PR revenue up 2.7% in Q2

Omnicom PR revenue up 2.7% in Q2

The holding company's overall revenue was up 1.8% in the period to $3.9 billion.

Breakfast Briefing: Omnicom earnings; Huntsworth buys SF-based healthcare shop

Breakfast Briefing: Omnicom earnings; Huntsworth buys SF-based healthcare shop

Plus: Snapchat is taking the wraps off a news discovery partnership.

Huntsworth buys US health shop Giant Creative Strategy for $72m

Huntsworth buys US health shop Giant Creative Strategy for $72m

Huntsworth has continued its expansion in healthcare by taking a majority stake in US independent healthcare marketing agency Giant Creative Strategy for an initial sum of $72.2m (£54.4m).

Prosek Partners names new London chief as Andrew Waterworth departs

Prosek Partners names new London chief as Andrew Waterworth departs

Andrew Waterworth has left his role as MD and head of the London office of US corporate shop Prosek Partners, PRWeek has learned.

House committee reviews Stone documents on Pruitt Rose Bowl tickets

House committee reviews Stone documents on Pruitt Rose Bowl tickets

Saxum CEO Renzi Stone said he has fully complied with the House Oversight and Government Reform committee's request for documents.

Instinctif sale 'paused' as buyers fail to meet circa £20m price for majority stake

Instinctif sale 'paused' as buyers fail to meet circa £20m price for majority stake

The sale process for Instinctif Partners has been "paused", with potential buyers unwilling to meet the asking price.

Weber Shandwick buys London agency co-founded by comedian and social star David Schneider

Weber Shandwick buys London agency co-founded by comedian and social star David Schneider

Weber Shandwick has acquired That Lot, the London-based social creative agency co-founded by British comedian, actor, writer and director David Schneider.

PRSA New York president-elect Doug Simon resigns

PRSA New York president-elect Doug Simon resigns

Simon was named president-elect in January.

Publicis Groupe expands country model to eight key markets

Publicis Groupe expands country model to eight key markets

Publicis Groupe has expanded its "country model" to eight key global markets as the French ad giant's restructure continues.

Analysis

Cannes gets serious: Looking back on a more somber Lions festival

Cannes gets serious: Looking back on a more somber Lions festival

Important societal issues affected the tenor of the event this year, starting with the moment Keith Weed stepped on stage.

It's the communications business, so why can't PR and creative staff understand each other?

It's the communications business, so why can't PR and creative staff understand each other?

Everyone agrees on the meaning of the word "integrated," but not much else.

Sell-off or solidification? Industry ponders WPP's Sorrell-less future

Sell-off or solidification? Industry ponders WPP's Sorrell-less future

Executives predict what's next for WPP.

Demand surges for comms skills on online freelance networks

Demand surges for comms skills on online freelance networks

But there's a catch: many agencies would rather pay freelancers they know and trust.

'Massive restructuring is underway': Experts predict more agency mergers to follow Burson-C&W tie-up

'Massive restructuring is underway': Experts predict more agency mergers to follow Burson-C&W tie-up

The toughest task for Burson Cohn & Wolfe CEO Donna Imperato: bringing together the cultures of two very different WPP agencies, say top agency executives.