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Is the Clubhouse hype dying down?

Is the Clubhouse hype dying down?

As Clubhouse’s user and download numbers decline, marketers question whether the audio social app has reached its peak.

Wayne Hickey exits Weber Shandwick for IBM role

Wayne Hickey exits Weber Shandwick for IBM role

Hickey had two stints at the IPG firm in the Bay Area.

Yannick Bolloré interview: ‘Havas is stronger now than before virus crisis’

Yannick Bolloré interview: ‘Havas is stronger now than before virus crisis’

Investors understand agency sector is 'a great business to invest in', CEO says.

Clarity buys creative SEO and analytics agency

Clarity buys creative SEO and analytics agency

Global comms agency Clarity has bought UK consultancy 3WhiteHats, a creative SEO, paid and analytics specialist, and is in "active conversations" about further acquisitions.

COO of Edelman China moves to Ogilvy

COO of Edelman China moves to Ogilvy

Melinda Po returns to the agency after a short stint at Edelman.

Massachusetts sues Publicis Health over ties to Purdue, opioids

Massachusetts sues Publicis Health over ties to Purdue, opioids

The lawsuit claims the company is responsible for marketing strategies that aimed to reduce hesitancy among prescribers to give patients OxyContin.

Just briefly

Just briefly

People moves, account wins and other comms news.

JLR appoints Accenture to global marketing duties with Spark44

JLR appoints Accenture to global marketing duties with Spark44

Car maker is creating a bespoke marketing model in which Accenture Interactive and Spark44 join forces.

Citizen Relations names Josh Budd as first chief creative officer

Citizen Relations names Josh Budd as first chief creative officer

Budd was co-CCO at No Fixed Address.

WPP, Microsoft expand partnership to boost creative content production

WPP, Microsoft expand partnership to boost creative content production

Cloud Studio is one product resulting from the deal.

NewFronts: Twitter and Snap push content, creators and incremental reach

NewFronts: Twitter and Snap push content, creators and incremental reach

Content include exclusive partnerships in sports, entertainment, lifestyle and other genres.

SEC Newgate plans first dividend payment after 'positive' 2020

SEC Newgate plans first dividend payment after 'positive' 2020

SEC Newgate plans to make its first dividend payment of 0.5p per share after outperforming its original budget for 2020.

MDC Partners organic revenue drops but profits rise in Q1

MDC Partners organic revenue drops but profits rise in Q1

Healthcare, consumer products and financial services drove growth.

Haymarket launches new global brand Performance Marketing World

Haymarket launches new global brand Performance Marketing World

New title will be 'source of truth' for fast-growing digital sector.

Golin promotes Jaimee Reggio to US healthcare managing director

Golin promotes Jaimee Reggio to US healthcare managing director

Reggio’s spent a dozen years at Golin’s healthcare practice in Chicago.

CVC Capital, CDPQ agree to joint majority stake in BlueFocus International agencies

CVC Capital, CDPQ agree to joint majority stake in BlueFocus International agencies

Brett Marchand (pictured), Vision7's International's president and CEO, will lead the combined entity as CEO.

Ogilvy named global creative agency for World of Hyatt

Ogilvy named global creative agency for World of Hyatt

Ogilvy will lead creative, experience and strategy for World of Hyatt’s member communications, promotions and enhancements.

Michelin North America brings back Ketchum as AOR after two-year break

Michelin North America brings back Ketchum as AOR after two-year break

The Omnicom firm and the tire company previously worked together from 2011 to 2019.

Intimate apparel brand Harper Wilde selects Diffusion as PR AOR

Intimate apparel brand Harper Wilde selects Diffusion as PR AOR

The firm will spearhead the brand's 2021 product launches, including a limited-edition bra release.

Finn Partners takes over Honeywell US PR work from Weber Shandwick

Finn Partners takes over Honeywell US PR work from Weber Shandwick

Weber became Honeywell's AOR as part of a team of Interpublic Group agencies in 2018.

Analysis

The agency game plan for India's second wave: Putting people first

The agency game plan for India's second wave: Putting people first

Networks with offices in India are facilitating medical support, mental health services and vaccinations for employees affected by the deadly coronavirus spike.

Minneapolis firms reassure employees in wake of Daunte Wright death

Minneapolis firms reassure employees in wake of Daunte Wright death

Agency leaders agree that sensitivity to BIPOC communities is top of mind.

Beyond just checking in: How PR teams are stepping up on wellness communications

Beyond just checking in: How PR teams are stepping up on wellness communications

From special Slack channels for parents to bedtime stories for employees’ kids, internal comms teams are helping staffers feel cared-for on a personal level.

COVID-19 one year later: Agency CEOs and CCOs on what they were thinking and what’s changed forever

COVID-19 one year later: Agency CEOs and CCOs on what they were thinking and what’s changed forever

‘I never want to go back’ to pre-pandemic office life, says one major agency leader.

How the comms industry can attract and retain women amid the pandemic

How the comms industry can attract and retain women amid the pandemic

Individual agencies and companies need to listen to their female workforce, say PR pros.

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