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Former Edelman executive David Brain starts chatbot-based online research firm

Former Edelman executive David Brain starts chatbot-based online research firm

The Auckland-based business is called Stickybeak.

Healthcare giant acquires UK's Incisive Health and US-based Putnam Associates

Healthcare giant acquires UK's Incisive Health and US-based Putnam Associates

Incisive Health has been acquired by the agency and clinical services group UDG Healthcare for £13.6m ($17.7m), it was announced today.

FTI Consulting investigates claims its employee posed as journalist in Monsanto trial

FTI Consulting investigates claims its employee posed as journalist in Monsanto trial

FTI Consulting has launched an official review into one of its employees misidentifying as a journalist to gain access to a court case involving client Monsanto.

Creative comms agency hatches global expansion plans after 'seven-figure' investment

Creative comms agency hatches global expansion plans after 'seven-figure' investment

WildKat, the creative PR agency for music and culture, has received 'near seven-figure' investment from Edition Capital.

Huntsworth takes on healthcare firms with multi-million-pound acquisitions

Huntsworth takes on healthcare firms with multi-million-pound acquisitions

Healthcare communications group Huntsworth has announced the purchase of two healthcare research and communications businesses in a multi-million-pound double swoop.

H+K US marcomms lead Molly O'Neill leaves for experiential shop Agar

H+K US marcomms lead Molly O'Neill leaves for experiential shop Agar

She's opening a New York office for the Cincinnati-based agency.

Ex-Ketchum entertainment lead Marcus Peterzell starts own shop

Ex-Ketchum entertainment lead Marcus Peterzell starts own shop

Passion Point Collective is launching with HP among its clients.

Teneo boss threatens to shut office bar and slams staff for acting like 'clubbing teens'

Teneo boss threatens to shut office bar and slams staff for acting like 'clubbing teens'

Teneo CEO Gordon Tempest-Hay has threatened to close the consultancy's London Bridge office bar after calling out the 'out of hand' behaviour of staff.

APCO Worldwide expands MENA presence in Bahrain

APCO Worldwide expands MENA presence in Bahrain

Brad Staples, CEO of APCO Worldwide, said the new MENA base would strengthen the company's presence in "this critical region".

Weber Shandwick names Edelman's Will Ludlam as U.S. West president

Weber Shandwick names Edelman's Will Ludlam as U.S. West president

He will oversee offices in L.A., the Bay Area and Seattle.

Former MetLife comms chief Jeanmarie McFadden joins Brunswick

Former MetLife comms chief Jeanmarie McFadden joins Brunswick

She left MetLife last July.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know Friday morning

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know Friday morning

Weber Shandwick names Will Ludlam U.S. West president; John McAfee's Twitter account goes dark; Reynolds American promotes e-cigarettes on social media; Google's leak control programs revealed; Chinese Communist Party's hit smartphone app.

These companies are focusing on people with disabilities

These companies are focusing on people with disabilities

Thursday is Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Havas PR creates Red Havas 'micro-network'

Havas PR creates Red Havas 'micro-network'

The organization will be comprised of Havas PR offices in North America and the U.K. and Red Agency in Asia-Pacific.

Dentsu sees Q1 organic growth fall as it prepares for new corporate structure

Dentsu sees Q1 organic growth fall as it prepares for new corporate structure

The advertising giant is optimistic about major upcoming events in Japan and sees planned new holding company improving alignment between domestic and international operations.

Golin names Dawn Langeland as first New York president

Golin names Dawn Langeland as first New York president

Langeland will also oversee creative firm Brooklyn Brothers and conflict shop Canvas Blue.

The Body Shop appoints retained global comms agency for purpose-driven work

The Body Shop appoints retained global comms agency for purpose-driven work

The Body Shop has hired One Green Bean as its retained global communications agency with a remit to drive global PR strategy and creative delivery across more than 60 markets, PRWeek can reveal.

Analyst: Finsbury MBO is 'credible' but sources urge caution

Analyst: Finsbury MBO is 'credible' but sources urge caution

Reports of a management buyout of Finsbury from WPP are "credible" and "very feasible", industry experts have told PRWeek, although sources have cautioned about the imminent likelihood of such a move.

Hotwire merges with Precinct

Hotwire merges with Precinct

The Precinct brand will be retired July 1.

Jennifer Risi departs Ogilvy after 8 years

Jennifer Risi departs Ogilvy after 8 years

She is starting a consultancy.

Analysis

Ghosted: Scorned PR agency pros recall a time a client prospect vanished

Ghosted: Scorned PR agency pros recall a time a client prospect vanished

It's becoming more common for prospective clients to ghost PR firms, industry execs say.

6 perspectives on what to expect from the intern class of 2019

6 perspectives on what to expect from the intern class of 2019

The days of fetching coffee for executives is long gone.

From hookers at dinner to ghosting CMOs: When the pitch process goes to #PRHell

From hookers at dinner to ghosting CMOs: When the pitch process goes to #PRHell

Sometimes the final stages of an agency review go way off the rails.

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.