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Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
Newman Quits MSL/NA Prexy Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
paul newmanPaul Newman, president of Publicis Groupe's MSLGroup operation, quits after a year and half of service and recent corporate revamp.
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Fri., Jul. 24, 2015
Didit Adds Another NY PR Shop
By Greg Hazley
 
jb cumberlandDidit, the Long Island-based digital marketing shop, has acquired its third PR shop in the past year, snapping up New York-based JB Cumberland PR.
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Thu., Jul. 23, 2015
Publicis Posts 1.2% Organic Growth
By Kevin McCauley
 

Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Levy today reported a 1.2 percent organic growth rate during the first-half, driven largely by a robust performance from digital activities that generate 51 percent of overall business.

 
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Tue., Jul. 21, 2015
Nadal Quits MDC
By Kevin McCauley
 
nadalMiles Nadal, founder/CEO of MDC Partners, has quit the ad/PR combine amid the continuing Securities and Exchange probe into his expenses.
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Mon., Jul. 20, 2015
Plain Dealer Managing Editor Takes PR Post with Hennes
By Greg Hazley
 
thom fladungThom Fladung, managing editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has moved to PR as a VP with Hennes Communications in Cleveland.
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Thu., Jul. 16, 2015
Ross Decamps from Ogilvy to Head APCO DC
By Greg Hazley
 
lisa osborne rossLisa Osborne Ross, EVP and corporate and PA practice head for Ogilvy PR in Washington, has decamped to head APCO Worldwide's DC office.
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Thu., Jul. 9, 2015
Teneo Bulks Up in UK with Two Acquisitions
By Greg Hazley
 
teneoTeneo has acquired UK-based PR firms Blue Rubicon and StockWell to bolster the firm's existing operations in the country and reach throughout Europe.
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Tue., Jul. 7, 2015
Labor Costs Cut Into PR Firm Profitability
By Greg Hazley
 
rick gouldPR agency profitability inched up to 16.2% last year, a marginal climb from 2013 but still below pre-recession levels of nearly 20%, according to an annual survey by Gould+Partners.
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Mon., Jul. 6, 2015
AP White House Scribe Pickler Heads to PR
By Greg Hazley
 
nedra picklerProlific Associated Press political reporter Nedra Pickler has jumped to PR ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Tue., Jun. 30, 2015
Blog: Publicis' Levy Tries to Defuse MSL Merger Talk
By Kevin McCauley
 
maurice levyPublicis chief Maurce Levy launches pre-emptive strike against skeptics who believe MSLGROUP is being folded into Publiciis Worldwide.
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Tue., Jun. 30, 2015
Pigott, a Top Nashville PR Pro, Dies at 61
By Kevin McCauley
 
mike pigottMike Pigott, founding partner of McNeely Pigott & Fox PR in Nashville, died June 29 from a heart attack. He was 61.
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Thu., Jun. 25, 2015
Key Replaces Gaynor at BM/Asia-Pacific
By Kevin McCauley
 
margaret keyMargaret Key is the new Asia-Pacific CEO at Burson-Marsteller, replacing Terri-Helen Gaynor, who stepped down after a brief stint for personal reasons.
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Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Parade's Carpentier Marches to FH
By Kevin McCauley
 
fran carpentierFran Carpentier, long-time editor of Parade, has joined FleishmanHillard's New York media group as senior VP.
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Thu., Jun. 11, 2015
MWW's Herrick Takes C&W US President Post
By Kevin McCauley
 

david herrickDavid Herrick, COO of independent firm MWW, has joined Cohn & Wolfe as US president and chief of its New York office.

 
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Thu., Jun. 11, 2015
Monty Hangs Shingle After Shift Stint
By Greg Hazley
 
scott montyScott Monty, the former Ford Motor digital PR guru, has left Shift Communications after less than a year to start his own consultancy.
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Thu., Jun. 4, 2015
Pugh Exits Zoo for PCI Prexy Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
craig pughCraig Pugh, who helmed the Lowry Park Zoological Society in Tampa for the past five years, is the new president of Public Communications Inc.
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Thu., Jun. 4, 2015
Ketchum's Long-Time PR Chief Exits for Ogilvy
By Kevin McCauley
 
Robyn MasseyRobyn Massey, who joined Ketchum's PR unit in 1999, has moved to Ogilvy PR as global chief communications officer, a new position at the WPP unit.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jun. 2, 2015
Wunderman's Sells Heads WaggEd NA
By Greg Hazley
 
kass sellsKass Sells, who led the Microsoft account at WPP's Wunderman, has moved to Waggener Edstrom Communications in Seattle as North American president.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., May 28, 2015
Longtime PR Council President Cripps Steps Down
By Greg Hazley
 
kathy crippsKathy Cripps, who led the PR firm trade group PR Council for 13 years, is stepping down at the end of the year.
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Thu., May 28, 2015
Kate Nocera Makes Move to PR
By Greg Hazley
 
kate noceraKate Nocera, Congressional reporter for Buzzfeed, is moving across the aisle to PR with SKDKNickerbocker in Washington.
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