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CGCN Group ends relationship with Saudi Arabia

CGCN Group ends relationship with Saudi Arabia

The firm cut its ties days after Senator Elizabeth Warren launched an investigation into K Street's ties with the Saudis, following Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Landmark Public Affairs opens New York office

Landmark Public Affairs opens New York office

The Brussels-based firm's NY office is led by GM Julien Lafleur.

Hotwire names Chris Paxton as chief strategy officer

Hotwire names Chris Paxton as chief strategy officer

Paxton previously was EMEA CEO of consultancy The Leading Edge.

Edelman's head of performance marketing leaves for Drum Agency

Edelman's head of performance marketing leaves for Drum Agency

Todd Silverstein is taking the role of chief media officer at the Atlanta-based firm.

Fleishman Dallas GM to lead all of Texas, Austin GM to head Chicago

Fleishman Dallas GM to lead all of Texas, Austin GM to head Chicago

The firm will combine its Austin and Dallas offices into one offering.

Edelman Trust Barometer: Employers trusted more than NGOs, businesses, government, or media

Edelman Trust Barometer: Employers trusted more than NGOs, businesses, government, or media

Trust is up in the U.S. and globally, according to the study.

Grayling hires ex-Boris Johnson adviser

Grayling hires ex-Boris Johnson adviser

Ben Gascoigne, a former adviser to Boris Johnson as both Foreign Secretary and Mayor of London, is joining Grayling UK as a director in its public affairs team.

FleishmanHillard Middle East incorporates into Omnicom's Impact BBDO

FleishmanHillard Middle East incorporates into Omnicom's Impact BBDO

FleishmanHillard has incorporated its Middle Eastern business into Impact BBDO, the regional network owned by Fleishman parent company Omnicom, although the PR shop insists it is not a merger.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things to know Thursday

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things to know Thursday

Trump's lawyer Cohen stiffed a firm hired to rig polls; Cardi B is upset about the shutdown; a proposed new Federal privacy agency; Facebook kills more fake accounts; coffee may disappear.

Rbb Communications acquires Miami-based firm Z|Comm

Rbb Communications acquires Miami-based firm Z|Comm

The deal makes rbb a 100-person firm.

Burson-Marsteller alum Gensemer named CEO of BlueLabs Analytics

Burson-Marsteller alum Gensemer named CEO of BlueLabs Analytics

Gensemer had been chief strategy officer at Burson.

GCI Health to open Singapore office, its first in Asia

GCI Health to open Singapore office, its first in Asia

It's the first step in a planned regional expansion for GCI.

TrailRunner International names CNN veteran Kelly Wallace as New York MD

TrailRunner International names CNN veteran Kelly Wallace as New York MD

She's also a veteran of iVillage, CBS News, and Fox News Channel.

Ogilvy's John Seifert dishes on the future of PR at Ogilvy

Ogilvy's John Seifert dishes on the future of PR at Ogilvy

As global PR leader Stuart Smith heads for new pastures, the WPP firm's worldwide CEO tells PRWeek what's next.

Stuart Smith to depart Ogilvy for in-house CMO role

Stuart Smith to depart Ogilvy for in-house CMO role

Smith is exiting the WPP firm after nine years, four of them leading the agency's global PR function, for a health-foods company.

State Farm picks Zeno Group as PR AOR

State Farm picks Zeno Group as PR AOR

Weber Shandwick previously had the account.

WE Communications buys content shop Codeword

WE Communications buys content shop Codeword

Codeword will be renamed WE Codeword.

Q&A: MSL's new U.S. CEO Diana Littman outlines her plans for 2019

Q&A: MSL's new U.S. CEO Diana Littman outlines her plans for 2019

Littman embarked on her new role at the Publicis Groupe firm having transitioned from Marina Maher Communications at the end of last year.

Wye Communications names Penny Kozakos to new client services SVP role

Wye Communications names Penny Kozakos to new client services SVP role

The Burson-Marsteller alum had been working as a consultant for Wye.

Honda appoints new UK lifestyle PR agency

Honda appoints new UK lifestyle PR agency

Mischief has been appointed as the retained lifestyle PR agency for Honda UK, following a three-way competitive pitch.

Analysis

Saudi Arabia's client roster

Saudi Arabia's client roster

A rundown of the firms that have represented Saudi Arabia's government, according to FARA filings and other documents.

Number of PR jobs hits all-time high, but not every type of communicator is in demand

Number of PR jobs hits all-time high, but not every type of communicator is in demand

The jobs boom is benefitting digital, measurement, and content specialists much more than other communicators.

Step inside the PR agency of 2038

Step inside the PR agency of 2038

Bots and technologists galore. A diverse workforce. And the death of the current holding company model. These are just a few predictions from industry leaders of what could be commonplace in two decades.

Will Mark Read's appointment bring stability to WPP after the post-Sorrell turmoil?

Will Mark Read's appointment bring stability to WPP after the post-Sorrell turmoil?

The news this week that Mark Read had been appointed CEO of WPP came after a painful interregnum following the abrupt departure of the charismatic Martin Sorrell after more than 30 years at the helm. But is Read a thoughtful and safe pair of hands or a dull accountant with little in the way of leadership skills?

3 factors spurring this summer's agency acquisition spree

3 factors spurring this summer's agency acquisition spree

Both financial and personal motives are behind the spate of deals.