Almost half (44%) of PR professionals around the world plan to resume international business travel in the next six months, according to new research published by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO).
Reporting to HMG’s Chief Global Growth Officer, Erin Flaxman, Cherry is responsible for developing and implementing a growth-driven global marketing and communications strategy for the agency.
This partnership, led by Manfredi Calabrò who runs Havas CX Italy and is CEO of Havas Milan, marks a further step in the expansion of Havas Group’s expertise in customer experience and will be very beneficial to the whole European market.
Jennifer will be responsible for all aspects of WPP’s people strategy and its critical role in the company’s continued transformation. She will oversee global rewards, talent management and acquisition, diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership development and learning on behalf of the company’s more than 100,000 people around the world.
Finsbury Glover Hering and Sard Verbinnen & Co to merge, creating global strategic communications outfit
The new firm will help clients achieve their missions and realise their business goals, with approximately 1,000 professionals operating from 25 offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, including its global headquarters in New York.
Publicis Groupe has continued to build its regional creative team with three key hires: Laurent Thevenet is joining as Head of Creative Technology for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APAC & MEA), based in Singapore.
Redwood Climate Communications has launched to bring a uniquely impact-focused approach to public relations for climate tech startups, companies, and corporate initiatives.
WPP has announced the nine bold, audacious and creative new projects that have been chosen to help advance racial justice across the world as part of its Racial Equity Programme.
The purpose of this program is to meet the obligations arising from the existing free share long term incentive plans for the benefit of its employees that will be delivered in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.
Global social media powerhouses continue to evolve by tapping into opportunities that the tech space presents and are moving from being content platforms to digital commerce giants.
The Code - which is particularly relevant to communications professionals - requires all environmental claims to be truthful, unambiguous, and transparent. It also compels organisations to include all relevant information relating to a claim.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has revealed details of its Global Advisory Board – a new body designed to expand the Association’s international operations, and build on its position as the world’s largest professional body for PR professionals.
First global standards to ensure responsible marketing of alcohol by social media influencers launched
The world’s leading beer, wine, and spirits producers and global advertising, public relations, and influencer agencies have joined forces to establish common standards to prevent influencer marketing reaching minors.
From Belgium, Messiaen started at Ogilvy Brussels and then Ogilvy Paris where he has worked for the last 15 years.
WPP has announced several senior executive appointments to strengthen further its leadership team servicing Ford Motor Company.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Ethics Council and the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, ECI, have joined forces to launch a new research project to capture the global state of ethics and compliance in PR and communications.
To meet the challenges raised by the acceleration of innovation and to inject meaning into the core of technological projects, Havas Group has launched Havas Sovereign Technologies.
[Marketing Week] Bob Koigi: Activating innovative ad solutions to grow brands portfolio, expand customer base
As brands look to new and innovative ways of expanding their portfolio, expand to new markets and grow their customer base, they are embracing innovative advertising models and solutions with impressive results.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a global public relations firms, has announced the appointment of Laurie Rosenfield as its global chief people officer, effective September 13, 2021.
Satalia is a global leader in enterprise AI and one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies, whose clients include BT, DFS, DS Smith, PwC, Gigaclear, Tesco and Unilever.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has revealed a new global Qualifications Board to oversee the strategy and development of its qualifications programme.
Founded by Nicola Piggott and Anna Rozwandowicz in Los Angeles, The Story Mob has enjoyed rapid growth having opened a London office in November, 2020.
The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the global partnership of public relations firms, formally installed its group board and regional committees for 2021-2022.
Launched ahead of Global Listening Day, the pan-industry 'Heard Mentality' campaign urges leaders to hear the concerns of colleagues and encourages team leaders to hold constructive talks with their team members or peers on mental health.
The mentoring scheme aims to reach a broad range of mentees, whether that’s individuals at entry-level or those seeking to progress their careers up to Director level.
The Black British Business Awards and Weber Shandwick unveil project to boost Black business representation in the media
Weber Shandwick will provide £100,000 in pro-bono communications services to five hand-picked Black-owned businesses, giving each business £20,000 worth of consultancy time to accelerate their reach and influence and take their business to the next level.
[Marketing Week] Bob Koigi: Global advertising agencies market rebounds from shocks to record growth
According to a report by Research and Markets, The global advertising agencies market is expected to grow from $317.63 billion in 2020 to $348.4 billion in 2021.
Brands are revising their campaign strategies and embracing innovative models as they seek to reach hitherto untapped markets and expand their portfolio.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has welcomed search-first creative agency Rise at Seven as its latest member.
Publicis Groupe has announced regional leadership appointments for Central & Eastern Europe region. Tomas Lauko has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), reporting directly to Steve King, Chief Operating Officer, Publicis Groupe.
Advertisers are increasingly turning to tech solutions to accurately measure the impact of their ads and maximize the effectiveness of each campaign while it is still in progress.
A directory of 16 social enterprises and charities has been created to help communicators improve the social impact of their supply chains.
Following the huge impact of the pandemic on the industry, the group aims to bring together PR professionals from across the tourism and hospitality sectors to discuss industry news and developments.
As the global economy recovers from the devastating impacts of COVID-19, key sectors are bouncing back with numerous reports highlighting that while this will be a recovery year, there are signs that some sectors could record post pandemic growth rates.
Digital investment and demand for strategic services inspire global PR confidence, PRCA Confidence Tracker
Public relations professionals around the world are feeling increasingly confident about the future of their organisations, according to PRCA’s latest Global Confidence Tracker.
In this new role for the agency, Buchanan will report to Ogilvy PR’s Global CEO Julianna Richter and will lead consumer brand communications globally
The COVID-19 PR Agency Startup report explores why such a large number of agencies have been started in such a relatively short period of time.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt economies, alter the way we work and redefine lifestyles, employers companies and staff are adjusting their way of work as the pandemic alters the future of work.
Dentsu Group Inc. has announced the company and its group companies has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
The Mental Health Allies programme will be available to all 10,000 UK staff and aims to reduce the stigma around mental health by encouraging open conversations.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has welcomed The Campaign House as its latest corporate member.
With increased competition in the media, marketing, PR and advertising space and evolving consumer demands, agencies and corporates are looking at new and innovative ways to stay afloat while looking at ways of meeting market needs with partnerships becoming an all too common strategy.
WPP plc has announced that Jens Monsees has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of WPP AUNZ Limited as it transitions from a public company to a fully integrated business within WPP.
As marketers, advertisers and media companies look at innovative ways of packaging and disseminating content to a critical mass, they are exploring and embracing technologies and partnership to drive that agenda with impressive results.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced global consultancy, Curzon PR, as its latest member.
Scott, who joins from ABC News, will be responsible for leading VICE Media Group’s US communications strategy across the organization’s entire portfolio.
The role of technology across various industries from media, advertising and marketing remains pivotal as companies increasingly invest in digital campaigns, online solutions and partnerships.
Starcom Australia has been appointed by Tourism Tasmania to manage its media account, encompassing strategy, planning, buying and digital media.
WPP has announced Choreograph, a new global data company, to help clients realize the value of their first-party data, consult on and implement their data and technology strategies.
As companies seek to grow their footprint and expand their services, they are tapping into mergers and acquisition even as they position themselves to be competitive.
Clarity, a global integrated communications agency recently commended by PRWeek as both Best International Agency, and winner of Specialist Consultancy of the Year, has announced a senior appointment in the London office.
On Earth Day, WPP has announced a new commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions in its operations by 2025 and across its entire supply chain by 2030.
The new Committee will work closely alongside Co-Chairs Paul Williamson and Kat Jackson to provide best practice and cutting-edge insights on how marketers can navigate the constantly shifting marketing landscape.
The growth of digital PR and communications continued unabated in 2020 according to a new report published by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has welcomed integrated PR Agency RNN Communications as its latest corporate member.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has appointed Edelman’s fintech and crypto expert, Martyna Borys CMPRCA, as the Chair of its new Financial Services & Fintech Group.
The Forrester Wave™: Commerce Services, Q1 2021 evaluation ranks the 14 most significant commerce providers as Leaders, Strong Performers, Contenders or Challengers against their current offering, strategy and market presence.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced BHM Qomms – BlackHouse Media’s (BHM) UK operation – as its latest corporate member.
Havas Group has obtained ISO 14001 certification for 32 of its entities based in France.
With this new role, Publicis Groupe will bring all markets including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand under one leadership.
Global advertising behemoth WPP has recorded a £2.79 billion, approximately €3.25 billion, pretax loss for the year to December 2020 as the global effects of COVID-19 continues to be felt across sectors.
January was one of the worst months in recent years for ad agencies having seen 4800 job cuts, leaving the industry with 186,000 jobs. This marked the agencies’ worst point since 2014.
WPP has announced the appointment of Dave Rolfe to the new role of Global Head of Production, WPP and Hogarth.
The star-studded creative campaign invites youth from across Africa and the globe to join the movement to end the world’s oldest deadliest disease.
Dutch startup Presscloud allows companies to handle public relations without the need for an agency by training users on the ABCs of PR and connecting them to a database of journalists and an online newsroom.
Havas Group has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Singapore-based creative agency BLKJ. The agency will join forces with the Havas Creative network and will strengthen the Group’s creative operations in South East Asia.
Havas Group has announced the acquisition of full service independent agency, Inbar Merhav G, as part of the Group’s strategic plans in Israel. The agency will rebrand to Havas Inbar Merhav G Ltd.
WPP and TikTok, a global destination for short-form mobile video, have announced an innovative global partnership to enable WPP agencies and clients to tap into the culture-shaping impact and reach of the platform.
Global marketing and communications agency VMLY&R has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, the foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
WPP has been named in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the third consecutive year. The Index recognizes companies committed to advancing gender equality in the workplace through policy development, representation and transparency.
Publicis Groupe has announced the appointment of Anna Chitty as Chief Executive Officer of Starcom China.
EWM. SA, a Geneva web development and digital marketing agency announces the creation of its Paris branch, EWM France, in a joint venture with the OLCM holding company.
Ogilvy has announced that James Nicholas Kinney has been appointed global chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer and chief people officer for North America.
Rob, who is currently Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup, will join WPP in May, reporting to CEO Mark Read.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has appointed Melissa Cannon MPRCA as PRCA International Director.
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) today announced it has joined the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management.
MWWPR, independent public relations agency, announced it has been selected by leading customer data platform, BlueVenn, for communications and PR programming.
Nielsen Holdings plc has announced that Jamie Moldafsky, a three-decade marketing veteran, will join as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, effective immediately.
WPP has submitted a proposal to the Board of WPP AUNZ Limited to pursue an acquisition of the remaining shares in WPP AUNZ.
Global media and public relations agency, iVoice Communications, is expanding its operations to further help customers penetrate the Hispanic Market in the United States, Latin America, and Spain.
WPP’s AKQA and Grey are uniting to form a new network model, AKQA Group.
BCW Africa, Brand Leadership, Kantar and Geopoll have launched the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative to encourage local brands to adopt the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica stamp of approval.
Havas Creative has launched Havas CX – a new, international network dedicated to delivering meaningful brand experiences across the entire customer journey.
E.ON, the international energy company has appointed a Publicis Groupe Power of One solution led by Starcom as its Media partner across eight major European markets.
William Mills Agency, the largest independent public relations and marketing firm specializing in the financial industry, has been selected by Sensibill for public relations services.
WPP has appointed Tom Ilube CBE to its Board as an independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Global advertising and PR company Dentsu Group Inc. has announced that its international business Dentsu Aegis Network will now operate under the dentsu brand.
Eighteen leaders across WPP have been honoured in the HERoes Women Role Model Lists 2020 for championing women in business and driving change for gender diversity in the workplace.
Publicis Groupe has announced the appointment of Marta Ruiz-Cuevas as Publicis Groupe Iberia (Spain and Portugal) CEO, expanding upon her continued Publicis Groupe Mexico CEO remit.
BoldScience, a new global medical communications agency, has launched.
Jeff Winton Associates partners with UK-based Onyx Health to expand global healthcare communications services
Jeff Winton Associates announced expansion into additional global markets through a new partnership with UK-based marketing communications firm Onyx Health.
SEMrush, an online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform, has further expanded its ecosystem with the acquisition of a 100% stake in Poland's public relations SaaS startup Prowly.com.