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Hotwire global COO and EMEA head Alex MacLaverty departs

Hotwire global COO and EMEA head Alex MacLaverty departs

Hotwire's global chief operating officer and EMEA head Alex MacLaverty is stepping down from the role to pursue a new challenge, PRWeek can reveal.

4media group recruits former Edelman FD as CFO

4media group recruits former Edelman FD as CFO

4media group has appointed Edelman's former finance director Iain Pratt as group CFO as it completes the transition of merging 4media relations into the group.

Ye olde corntroversy is a complex brew

Ye olde corntroversy is a complex brew

Social media spats such as the Bud Light corn syrup affair dominate Twitter for a few days, but do consumers really pay attention and do they benefit the brands involved?

Instagram bows to pressure and bans all graphic self-harm images

Instagram bows to pressure and bans all graphic self-harm images

Images previously allowed as admission of self-harm will now be purged.

Twitter reports 23% rise in Q4 ad revenue and first full-year profit

Twitter reports 23% rise in Q4 ad revenue and first full-year profit

The social network will add to U.S. and international sales teams.

Facebook comms chief Caryn Marooney to exit after 8 years

Facebook comms chief Caryn Marooney to exit after 8 years

She is working with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, and head of policy and communications Nick Clegg to identify a replacement.

Brian Wieser joins Group M to lead business intelligence

Brian Wieser joins Group M to lead business intelligence

Media and advertising analyst moves back to agency world.

Former Kantar execs join Cision's EMEA leadership team

Former Kantar execs join Cision's EMEA leadership team

Cision has new EMEA leadership after appointing Peter Low as managing director of Cision Group overseeing its EMEA operations.

Football is a temperature gauge for America

Football is a temperature gauge for America

As an expectant nation prepares for a classic Super Bowl match-up on Sunday, the defining narrative has returned to the iconic battles playing out on the field rather than side issues such as race relations and concussion.

Hotwire global CEO: 'Clients should avoid arse covering, Aussie media is pretty snarky'

Hotwire global CEO: 'Clients should avoid arse covering, Aussie media is pretty snarky'

PRWeek recently sat down with Hotwire global CEO Barbara Bates for an hour to discuss all matters PR and the wider the industry. Here are a few of her pearls of wisdom and a video of what Hotwire gets up to when clients aren't around.

Tony Blair: 'CEOs should take a stand; social media should take initiative on regulation'

Tony Blair: 'CEOs should take a stand; social media should take initiative on regulation'

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has urged corporate leaders to take a stand on issues that align with their social purpose and warned social media giants to "take the initiative" on regulation.

'Behemoth holding groups struggling to adapt gives golden opportunity to mid-sized agencies' - Hotwire CEO

'Behemoth holding groups struggling to adapt gives golden opportunity to mid-sized agencies' - Hotwire CEO

Multinational holding group agencies are "struggling to adapt to changing client demands", providing an opportunity for mid-sized agencies to pounce and pick up larger clients, a global PR chief has said.