International financial services and tech specialist Cognito has opened in Amsterdam through the merger of two local firms, with the new office's lead pointing to a post-Brexit shift in client needs.
BDDO Worldwide has been named Network of the Year at the Cannes Lions for a record sixth time, with Clemenger BBDO Melbourne winning Agency of the Year.
The firm's PR work on the campaign for Sandy Hook Promise won another Gold Lion on Saturday to go alongside its Gold Lion in Entertainment won earlier this week. The push also won several Silver Lions and a Bronze.
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity got trolled from more than 4,000 miles away in an affectionate parody.
The media intelligence company makes Canada acquisition, expanding its North American footprint.
Despite some snarky reaction to Ken's new hairstyle, the sentiment of social chatter was largely positive.
"Transactional" relationships between clients and agencies can hinder creativity, according to Burger King CMO Axl Schwan - who said agencies should not be treated as creative "vending machines".
Weber Shandwick has signed a partnership with London-based financial comms specialist Tavistock, to help it "disrupt the financial PR market".
Shares in Ascential, the owner of Cannes Lions, fell more than 3% after Publicis Groupe said it would not enter the awards next year and WPP said "the jury is out" on its future participation.
London consumer agency Lexis is merging into sister agency Text100, making the tech-focused agency's London office its largest location globally.
Dini von Mueffling Communications won a Gold and a Bronze Lion for the Evan campaign for Sandy Hook Promise.
HP's move to ask its agencies to employ more women in leadership positions appears to be working, according to its comms chief - who said sometimes both stick and a carrot is needed to encourage change.
The firm is working on a contract basis until November to promote the London airport's shopping and dining services to American customers.
The two firms, which have been partners for the past four years, will make the combination official at the start of next month.
Have a shared vision, mutual respect and 'co-create' with clients - those are the keys to succeeding as an agency in China, Huawei Consumer Business Group CMO Glory Zhang told a seminar at the Cannes Lions today.
Ford is joining the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as a professional-in-residence for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Hungarian team of Luca Hadnagy and Paloma Madina from HPS Experience won the gold.
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Budget supermarket chain Iceland has appointed Weber Shandwick Manchester to a corporate and consumer PR brief, after ending its relationship with 3 Monkeys Zeno.
Ketchum and Edelman have won Gold Lions in the Health & Wellness Lions at Cannes this evening, while Burson-Marsteller has been recognised in the separate Pharma Lions.
Industry experts say Cannes Lions judges will reward PR campaigns that solve problems or have social justice themes.
The changes include an updated definition of PR, entry-form revisions, and a new point system for the Network of the Year award.
Don't look now, but management consultancies such as Accenture and technology giants like IBM are moving onto the turf of WPP, Omnicom, and Publicis. How long before they're major marketing services players in their own right?
Business development officer is the new hot job in the PR agency world as firms reevaluate what they want from the position.
For almost half the country, the narrow victory for Brexit was a portent of doom but, while sterling has fallen to historically low rates - plunging to a 31-year low immediately after the result - predictions of immediate Armageddon now seem far-fetched.