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Just briefly: Industry moves

Just briefly: Industry moves

The latest hires and account wins.

AARP replaces FleishmanHillard with Golin on agency team

AARP replaces FleishmanHillard with Golin on agency team

Golin will work with fellow IPG shop Rogers & Cowan/PMK on the account.

MSL walks away from PR Council for 2020

MSL walks away from PR Council for 2020

The Publicis Groupe firm is investing fees back into the agency.

Meltwater rolls out podcast monitoring

Meltwater rolls out podcast monitoring

Users can keep apprised of 25,000 podcasts globally.

SKDKnickerbocker acquires Sloane & Company

SKDKnickerbocker acquires Sloane & Company

It’s the public affairs firm’s first acquisition

Edelman promotes Lisa Osborne Ross to U.S. COO

Edelman promotes Lisa Osborne Ross to U.S. COO

She’s led Edelman DC for two years.

Tech Talk with Turbine Labs CEO Leigh Fatzinger

Tech Talk with Turbine Labs CEO Leigh Fatzinger

“Corporate communications’ competitive advantage in the future is going to be getting to the truth.”

Kantar CEO Eric Salama steps down before successor is named

Kantar CEO Eric Salama steps down before successor is named

The chief executive was expected to remain in his position throughout the transition of a new CEO.

Havas annual revenue drops 1%, but 'cost control' lifts profit

Havas annual revenue drops 1%, but 'cost control' lifts profit

Vivendi was 'satisfied' as decline was better than that of Publicis and Dentsu Aegis.

Mark Wang promoted to Edelman China CEO

Mark Wang promoted to Edelman China CEO

Plus a new chief growth officer for China.

Just briefly: Industry people moves

Just briefly: Industry people moves

The latest hires and account wins.

McClatchy enlists FTI Consulting to manage comms around Chapter 11 filing

McClatchy enlists FTI Consulting to manage comms around Chapter 11 filing

McClatchy, the second largest newspaper owner in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11 protection on Thursday.

Jim Joseph shares his focuses as new PR Council chair

Jim Joseph shares his focuses as new PR Council chair

Joseph was elected to lead the council in December.

Polansky: Interpublic CMG PR firms' revenue 'slightly up' in Q4

Polansky: Interpublic CMG PR firms' revenue 'slightly up' in Q4

For all of 2019, CMG's PR shops had low-single-digit revenue growth.

Alteryx hires Hill+Knowlton for seven-figure PR account

Alteryx hires Hill+Knowlton for seven-figure PR account

The high-growth data analytics company is trying to boost its profile.

Edelman expands in Africa with Kenyan acquisition

Edelman expands in Africa with Kenyan acquisition

Edelman has boosted its offering in Africa by acquiring Kenyan consultancy Gina Din Corporate Communications.

Ogilvy US PR, influence lead Michele Anderson to join Edelman

Ogilvy US PR, influence lead Michele Anderson to join Edelman

Calling it a "core capability," Ogilvy CEO John Seifert told staff he'll release plans for the agency's PR and influence capability this month.

Kathryn Beiser exits Kaiser Permanente

Kathryn Beiser exits Kaiser Permanente

Beiser left the California-based healthcare organization last week.

Omnicom PR revenue declines for fourth straight quarter

Omnicom PR revenue declines for fourth straight quarter

Omnicom PR Group's revenue dropped 2.5% in Q4 and 2% in 2019

Propel launches media monitoring

Propel launches media monitoring

The rollout comes less than three months after Propel introduced a media database.

Analysis

Calling it quits: Fashion boutiques exit the runway

Calling it quits: Fashion boutiques exit the runway

Trends such as cost cutting, fewer fashion media outlets, influencers and the demand for proof of ROI are thinning the fashion PR sector.

Weber Shandwick: does Rachel Friend's shock departure point to unresolved issues at the UK business?

Weber Shandwick: does Rachel Friend's shock departure point to unresolved issues at the UK business?

Rachel Friend's sudden departure from Weber Shandwick surprised many in the industry, but sources close to the agency believe "the writing was on the wall", despite the UK business achieving impressive results during her tenure.

A booming PR job market, but...

A booming PR job market, but...

The federal government's industry employment numbers only tell part of the story.

Ready for anything: After a volatile 2019, PR pros brace for 2020

Ready for anything: After a volatile 2019, PR pros brace for 2020

The presidential election is only the tip of the iceberg.

From Fearless Girl to Like a Girl: The campaigns that moved the decade

From Fearless Girl to Like a Girl: The campaigns that moved the decade

PR did the heavy lifting on many of the most influential campaigns of the past 10 years.