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Blockchain PR firm Wachsman cuts 16 staffers amid crypto volatility

Blockchain PR firm Wachsman cuts 16 staffers amid crypto volatility

The firm attributed the layoffs to cryptocurrency market volatility.

Burson-Marsteller veteran Henry Engleka joins Ruder Finn

Burson-Marsteller veteran Henry Engleka joins Ruder Finn

Engleka was chair of Burson-Marsteller's healthcare practice prior to its Cohn & Wolfe merger.

Pabst puts Infamous PR on tap as North American AOR

Pabst puts Infamous PR on tap as North American AOR

The brewer is trying to go beyond hipsters to reach the next generation of American consumers.

Aduro wins 'six-figure' P&G healthcare brands retainer and Bauer Media work

Aduro wins 'six-figure' P&G healthcare brands retainer and Bauer Media work

Aduro has won a "six-figure retainer account" to handle comms for Procter & Gamble consumer healthcare brands Seven Seas and Haliborange. The agency has also picked up a brief to help Bauer Media UK drive subscriptions through an influencer programme.

Bite Global MD Rachel Gilley moves to Clarity PR

Bite Global MD Rachel Gilley moves to Clarity PR

Clarity PR has hired Bite Global managing director Rachel Gilley as its UK MD.

PR Council adds seven to board of directors

PR Council adds seven to board of directors

The organization has increased the size of its board to 20.

Open Health and Peloton Advantage form trans-Atlantic healthcare comms giant

Open Health and Peloton Advantage form trans-Atlantic healthcare comms giant

UK-based Open Health has merged with medical comms specialist Peloton Advantage to create a global healthcare communications giant that has 520 staff across seven locations.

5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Markets closed; FWV takes stake in NY firm; An 'epic failure of corporate governance.'

French/West/Vaughan buys 50% stake in AMP3 PR

French/West/Vaughan buys 50% stake in AMP3 PR

FWV is also folding its New York operations under AMP3's brand and leadership.

Sorrell's S4 Capital confirms $150m MightyHive acquisition

Sorrell's S4 Capital confirms $150m MightyHive acquisition

'The peanut has morphed into a coconut,' Martin Sorrell proclaimed as his new venture made its second purchase.

Ogilvy UK voluntary redundancy results in almost 50 departures

Ogilvy UK voluntary redundancy results in almost 50 departures

Redundancy option was open to all staff.

ICF combines shops including Olson Engage, PulsePoint into ICF Next

ICF combines shops including Olson Engage, PulsePoint into ICF Next

IBM iX veteran John Armstrong will lead the new agency.

Consulate General of Poland in New York renews with Edelman

Consulate General of Poland in New York renews with Edelman

Edelman is helping to promote Polish culture and ties between the U.S. and Poland.

Publicis.Sapient appoints Ashish Prashar as global comms chief

Publicis.Sapient appoints Ashish Prashar as global comms chief

Publicis.Sapient has appointed former political press secretary Ashish Prashar as senior director of global media and analyst relations.

MWWPR to help reintroduce Chicken of the Sea to consumers

MWWPR to help reintroduce Chicken of the Sea to consumers

The agency will roll out a national campaign for the tuna giant in Q1 2019.

Mike Fernandez reemerges as Llorente & Cuenca U.S. CEO

Mike Fernandez reemerges as Llorente & Cuenca U.S. CEO

Fernandez was most recently U.S. CEO of Burson-Marsteller before its merger with Cohn & Wolfe.

5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Miroma to buy Way to Blue; The latest Facebook controversy; Trump family media blitz.

Miroma Group to acquire global comms agency Way To Blue

Miroma Group to acquire global comms agency Way To Blue

Global media and marketing services collective The Miroma Group has entered into an agreement to acquire London-headquartered global communications agency Way To Blue.

Lagrant Communications appoints Keisha Brown as president

Lagrant Communications appoints Keisha Brown as president

Brown was previously the firm's EVP and chair of health and wellness. Founder Kim Hunter remains chairman and CEO.

Sorrell, MediaMonks lift lid on S4 Capital's ambitions

Sorrell, MediaMonks lift lid on S4 Capital's ambitions

Media buying, particularly performance marketing, is high on the agenda.

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.