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Longtime PR director Chase leaves Twitch

Longtime PR director Chase leaves Twitch

Chase (just Chase) has worked with the streaming platform for eight years both in-house and with an agency.

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.

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.

Text100 'winding down' Rochester operations

Text100 'winding down' Rochester operations

The Next Fifteen firm is drawing down its operations in Upstate New York after losing Cisco's account in the U.S. and as it merges with Bite.

Luca Penati leaves Weber Shandwick after five years

Luca Penati leaves Weber Shandwick after five years

"It's time for me to explore what's next," Penati said on LinkedIn.

Angry Birds gaming company Rovio appoints head of comms

Angry Birds gaming company Rovio appoints head of comms

Rovio Entertainment, the makers of Angry Birds, has appointed Jon Howard as head of communications and PR.

eBay UK comms chief departs

eBay UK comms chief departs

eBay UK communications director Julia Hutton-Potts has departed after 11 years at the company, PRWeek has learned.

'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.

Cisco consolidates PR work with FleishmanHillard

Cisco consolidates PR work with FleishmanHillard

The company has ended its corporate and tech PR relationships with Brunswick, Text100, and Golin.

Weber Shandwick's Ian Cohen named global content, innovation lead at PayPal

Weber Shandwick's Ian Cohen named global content, innovation lead at PayPal

He is the third major hire for PayPal's comms team in the past 18 months.

PHA Group forms strategic partnership with New York's 5W PR

PHA Group forms strategic partnership with New York's 5W PR

The PHA Group has formed a strategic partnership with New York PR firm 5W Public Relations that expands both agencies' presence in the global market and includes an employee exchange programme, PRWeek can reveal.

Cision CEO Kevin Akeroyd on why TrendKite was an attractive acquisition target

Cision CEO Kevin Akeroyd on why TrendKite was an attractive acquisition target

TrendKite chief Erik Huddleston: "Cision was the only one we were interested in selling to."

Bentley Motors global comms director joins automotive PR specialist Influence Associates

Bentley Motors global comms director joins automotive PR specialist Influence Associates

Bentley Motors director of global communications Andrew Roberts is joining automotive PR specialists Influence Associates as chief operating officer.

Breakfast Briefing: YouTube says no more dangerous challenges

Breakfast Briefing: YouTube says no more dangerous challenges

Plus: Reaction to Gillette's provocative ad; Sears is still alive; People moves.

Former Burson crisis chair Helaine Klasky to lead comms at SoundExchange

Former Burson crisis chair Helaine Klasky to lead comms at SoundExchange

Klasky previously worked at GE and Yale University.