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Ethisphere Institute joins talks to create Edelman's 'PR Compact'

Ethisphere Institute joins talks to create Edelman's 'PR Compact'

The corporate ethics group is in discussions with the PR Council to develop a universal set of communications ethics guidelines.

Lawsuit alleges Weber Shandwick didn't stop copywriter's online harassment campaign

Lawsuit alleges Weber Shandwick didn't stop copywriter's online harassment campaign

The Interpublic firm said it will "vigorously contest the serious allegations" described in the lawsuit.

Sorrell faces House of Lords grilling on the future of advertising

Sorrell faces House of Lords grilling on the future of advertising

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell will be questioned by the House of Lords on a number of topics related to the future of advertising.

Hanover acquires Bell Pottinger's operations in Middle East

Hanover acquires Bell Pottinger's operations in Middle East

UK-based Hanover Group has acquired outright the Middle East business of Bell Pottinger, including its Abu Dhabi operating license, with Archie Berens becoming chair of the new combined operation.

Former Webster PR SVP launches new Nashville shop, 2911 Enterprises

Former Webster PR SVP launches new Nashville shop, 2911 Enterprises

Jeremy Westby was SVP at Webster PR, whose founder has been accused of sexual assault.

A second hedge fund bets against WPP as stock touches three-year low

A second hedge fund bets against WPP as stock touches three-year low

Marshall Wace has become the second hedge fund to bet against WPP's shares in the space of two months.

Lippe Taylor hires Elisabeth Bromberg in digital, social role

Lippe Taylor hires Elisabeth Bromberg in digital, social role

She is working with clients including Revlon and Elizabeth Arden.

Havas posts flat third-quarter growth

Havas posts flat third-quarter growth

The French advertising group's U.K. organic revenue fell by 10.9% for the three months to the end of September, while its North American business grew.

Ruder Finn launches internal comms practice

Ruder Finn launches internal comms practice

Called ICX, the practice will be led by the agency's New York and London offices.

Remarkable hires ex-Bell Pottinger partner and former Lord Mayor as director

Remarkable hires ex-Bell Pottinger partner and former Lord Mayor as director

Public affairs and property comms agency Remarkable Group has hired former Bell Pottinger partner Steve Summers as a director.

Golin hires Jonny Bentwood for new global head of data and analytics role

Golin hires Jonny Bentwood for new global head of data and analytics role

Bentwood said the Interpublic Group firm wants "serious rocket science" in its analytics approach.

Dentsu Aegis profit slide slows to 0.2%

Dentsu Aegis profit slide slows to 0.2%

Dentsu Aegis Network, the international business owned by Dentsu, has recorded a decline in organic gross profit for the second quarter in a row.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.14.2017: Publicis can't quit Cannes for long

Plus: Sean Hannity has asked his fans to stop destroying coffee makers. But are other brands next?

Cohn & Wolfe hires Edelman's Laura Springer to focus on Newell Brands

Cohn & Wolfe hires Edelman's Laura Springer to focus on Newell Brands

She is working with Steve Bonsignore, MD and New York consumer practice leader, to lead the group's day-to-day operations.

PRSA New York launches diversity and inclusion initiative

The New York City chapter of the trade body will establish workshops and create an advisory board and an internal diversity and inclusion committee.

Satterthwaite to step down as chief executive of Chime amid senior management overhaul

Satterthwaite to step down as chief executive of Chime amid senior management overhaul

Chris Satterthwaite is to step down as chief executive of Chime - owner of PR agencies Good Relations, Harvard and Teamspirit - after 15 years in charge.

Bell Pottinger 'owes nearly £1m' to law firm that prepared Oakbay report

Bell Pottinger 'owes nearly £1m' to law firm that prepared Oakbay report

Bell Pottinger is understood to have entered into administration still owing nearly £1m to Herbert Smith Freehills, the law firm that prepared a report into its ill-fated work in South Africa.

'Leading us right to the end': Industry mourns death of Ray Simon

'Leading us right to the end': Industry mourns death of Ray Simon

Alumni of the late professor warmly recall his influence on their lives.

Edelman health veteran Donna Duncan joins W2O Chicago

Edelman health veteran Donna Duncan joins W2O Chicago

W2O's Windy City office has added three health and analytics leaders over the past six months.

Cision reports 5.9% Y-O-Y increase in Q3 revenue

Cision reports 5.9% Y-O-Y increase in Q3 revenue

The PR services provider downgraded its yearly revenue projections by $9 million and now expects to make $627-$631 million in 2017.

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From camouflage to communications: Five veterans share their paths to PR

From camouflage to communications: Five veterans share their paths to PR

PRWeek spoke with communications leaders from Microsoft, the EPA, and the agency world about the very different paths they took from military service to the communications industry.

FARA 'shockwaves:' Agencies rush to ensure compliance after indictments

FARA 'shockwaves:' Agencies rush to ensure compliance after indictments

The indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates have spurred firms to ensure their FARA paperwork is up to standard.

Help wanted, but only if you're data savvy

Help wanted, but only if you're data savvy

A number of new titles are popping up all over PR agencies as shops move from polishing their content creation chops to focusing on data.

Bell Pottinger saga sparks calls for global code of ethics - but are these realistic?

Bell Pottinger saga sparks calls for global code of ethics - but are these realistic?

The fallout from the Bell Pottinger scandal and the agency's subsequent demise has sparked a debate about whether the PR industry needs a global code of ethics.

Pepsi, McDonald's, Dove (twice): can the PR industry stop adland's disastrous campaigns?

Pepsi, McDonald's, Dove (twice): can the PR industry stop adland's disastrous campaigns?

The way things are going, 2017 could be remembered in the marcoms world as the year of the catastrophic, facepalm-inducing campaign. What role can PR play in stopping such disasters slipping through the net?