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Fenton acquires philanthropy, education shop PR & Company

Fenton acquires philanthropy, education shop PR & Company

PR & Company's founder and CEO, Pat Reilly, will join Fenton as a senior strategic consultant.

Omnicom PR revenue dips 0.4% in Q3

Omnicom PR revenue dips 0.4% in Q3

The PR segment experienced a revenue drop in its first earnings report since Omnicom CEO John Wren said the holding company was "adjusting some of the leadership at its PR firms" after a disappointing Q2.

Natalie Kerris exits Edelman after six months to join Oracle

Natalie Kerris exits Edelman after six months to join Oracle

The veteran of Apple and Twitter had a short stint as chair of Edelman's technology sector. Sanjay Nair has replaced her in the agency role.

Peaks picks up work for Pebble Labs, Harvest Exchange

The firm was founded in 2016 by Thomas Walek.

PR Council creates board for 'rising leaders'

PR Council creates board for 'rising leaders'

The group will work alongside the PR Council's board of directors.

British Airways in review of 'seven-figure' global PR duties

British Airways in review of 'seven-figure' global PR duties

British Airways is contacting a number of large agencies, including incumbents Grayling, Action and Meropa, about its global PR support and crisis management, PRWeek has learned.

Cover FX chooses HL Group as PR AOR

Cover FX chooses HL Group as PR AOR

HL Group is supporting the beauty brand's Nude Is Not Beige campaign.

Lipin pulls talent from competitors as he launches own shop

Lipin pulls talent from competitors as he launches own shop

Former Brunswick Group U.S. senior partner Steve Lipin has launched Gladstone Place Partners with staffers from his former shop, as well as veterans of Kekst and Company, FTI Consulting, and Prosek Partners.

Accenture hires OMD EMEA boss Nikki Mendonça in global role

Accenture hires OMD EMEA boss Nikki Mendonça in global role

Accenture has poached OMD EMEA president Nikki Mendonça for a global role as president of intelligent marketing operations.

HSBC hires Lacey to global media role with agencies expecting PR agency pitch

HSBC hires Lacey to global media role with agencies expecting PR agency pitch

HSBC has appointed Barclaycard director of external comms Helen Lacey to the newly created role of head of media relations for its global retail banking and wealth management division.

Ketchum cuts ties with The Weinstein Company

Ketchum cuts ties with The Weinstein Company

The firm discontinued its recently inked deal with the film studio following allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Twenty three ex-Bell Pottinger staff to join Pagefield and new sister agency

Twenty three ex-Bell Pottinger staff to join Pagefield and new sister agency

Seventeen of Bell Pottinger's 22-strong crisis comms team are joining a new agency launched by its former crisis and litigation chief Stuart Leach and Pagefield founder Mark Gallagher - as other agencies snap up employees of the collapsed business.

ICCO calls on global PR industry to adopt its 10 ethical principles

ICCO calls on global PR industry to adopt its 10 ethical principles

ICCO, the umbrella body for national PR trade associations, has called on the global industry to stand by 10 principles of ethical behaviour.

Marino expands to West Coast with Los Angeles office

Marino expands to West Coast with Los Angeles office

The office is currently led by account director Daniella Alkobi, with plans to expand.

Ketchum 'looking into' partnership with Weinstein after harassment allegations surface

Ketchum 'looking into' partnership with Weinstein after harassment allegations surface

The Omnicom agency called sexual harassment allegations against the film studio boss "certainly troubling" on Thursday.

Ogilvy returns to Mexico: Los Cabos Tourism Board hires firm to blunt negative press

Ogilvy returns to Mexico: Los Cabos Tourism Board hires firm to blunt negative press

The organization brought on the WPP firm to mitigate negative coverage of the tourist destination after a State Department warning.

Weber Shandwick touts women execs in video series with SellersEaston

The videos will feature women from several business sectors telling talking about their journey to the top.

H+K launches tool to help UK clients 'define their purpose' against UN global goals

H+K launches tool to help UK clients 'define their purpose' against UN global goals

Hill+Knowlton Strategies' London office has launched a social and environmental change tool designed to promote authentic comms and help clients "define their purpose".

Finn Partners hires Mike DeVilling as senior partner in Detroit

Finn Partners hires Mike DeVilling as senior partner in Detroit

DeVilling will be the most senior staffer in the firm's Detroit office, overseeing 18 employees.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.4.2017: Craigie launches next venture; Trump to Las Vegas

Former Hotwire chief Brendon Craigie has rolled out his next venture. Plus: President Trump is set to visit Las Vegas today after a controversial stop in Puerto Rico on Tuesday.

Analysis

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?

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

As the debate around ethical practice in PR continues, have trade bodies done enough to rid the sector of bad eggs and enhance its overall reputation? And what does it say about the value of associations to the industry in general? PR pros give their views.

It could happen here. What the PR Council will do with the next Bell Pottinger

It could happen here. What the PR Council will do with the next Bell Pottinger

The PR Council and other industry leaders draw a line in the sand: What they're prepared to do if a U.S.-based firm brings the industry "into disrepute."

Just a blip or full-blown crisis? Agency executives on a challenging second quarter

Just a blip or full-blown crisis? Agency executives on a challenging second quarter

Was the lackluster Q2 just a blip on the radar or a sign of soft periods to come for the PR business?

Marcel and more: Agencies test the power of AI

Marcel and more: Agencies test the power of AI

Experts see incredible potential for AI as a collaboration tool at agencies. But don't expect every firm to build its own version of Publicis' Marcel.