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Tue., Jun. 7, 2016
Allison+Partners Acquires Germany’s Higher Ground Communications
By Jon Gingerich
Allison+PartnersAllison+Partners today has acquired Germany-based technology agency Higher Ground Communications.
Category: International
Thu., Jun. 2, 2016
What Regions Will Dominate Tomorrow's PR markets?
By Adrienne Jordan
andy polanskyMedia fragmentation, strong growth in emerging markets and recovering ad budgets have driven revenue growth for global PR agencies. So how do global PR firms choose where to operate, and which areas of the world are growing fastest for PR right now?
Category: International
Mon., May 23, 2016
PROI Picks Tsang as Global Chairman
By Jon Gingerich
Richard TsangRichard Tsang has been named the newest global chairman of PROI Worldwide.
Category: International
Tue., May 10, 2016
PROI Picks Priority
By Jon Gingerich

PROIKuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based agency Priority Communications has joined global communications partnership PROI Worldwide.

Category: International
Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
PR Giants Pitch for China Account
By Editorial Staff
obama, jinpingUS agencies including Ketchum and Ogilvy PR have pitched the Chinese government to handle Western PR, according to Reuters.
Category: International
Wed., Apr. 20, 2016
Burson Buys Istanbul Affiliate
By Editorial Staff
Burson-Marsteller / EffectBurson-Marsteller has acquired a majority stake in Istanbul-based Effect PR, its affiliate for the past four years.
Category: International
Thu., Mar. 31, 2016
GroundFloor Media Joins PROI
By Jon Gingerich
proi worldwideGlobal communications partnership PROI Worldwide has bolstered its presence in the U.S. Rocky Mountain region with the addition of Denver-based agency GroundFloor Media.
Category: International
Thu., Mar. 24, 2016
Report: Poland Talks to Global PR Firms
By Editorial Staff
polandPoland's government, which has raised eyebrows around the globe for its hard political turn to the right, is reportedly seeking the counsel of an international PR firm. (1 reader comment)
Category: International
Fri., Mar. 18, 2016
Weber Works to Open Cuba Shop
By Jon Gingerich
HavanaWeber Shandwick has obtained a license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, granting the Interpublic unit permission to pursue opening an office in Havana, Cuba. (2 reader comments)
Category: International
Tue., Mar. 15, 2016
Podesta Reps Democratic Party of Albania
By Jon Gingerich
Podesta GroupPodesta Group has signed a pact with the Democratic Party of Albania in a bid to improve that conservative coalition's relationship with the U.S. government.
Category: International
Fri., Mar. 11, 2016
Sanitas Supports Tavárez Mirabal
By Jon Gingerich
Minou Tavares MirabelSanitas International, LLC has been hired to represent independent politician Minou Tavárez Mirabal, who is currently running for president of the Dominican Republic.
Category: International
Wed., Mar. 9, 2016
Allison+Partners Acquires Tokyo's Focused Communications
By Jon Gingerich
Allison+PartnersAllison+Partners continues to widen its foothold in the Asia market with its acquisition of Tokyo-based Focused Communications.
Category: International
Thu., Mar. 3, 2016
Allison+Partners Division Opens in Asia
By Jon Gingerich
All ToldAll Told, Allison+Partners' integrated content division, has moved into Asia.
Category: International
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
IPREX Makes Middle East Inroads
By Jon Gingerich
IPREXGlobal communications network IPREX has moved into the Middle East with the addition of Dubai-based Iris Public Relations.
Category: International
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016
Bassett & Bassett Makes India Inroads
By Jon Gingerich
Video MoorthyProfessional services agency Bassett & Bassett Communication Managers and Counselors has opened a new location in Pune, India.
Category: International
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Rittenhouse Reps Neo@Ogilvy in Tokyo
By Jon Gingerich

David RittenhouseOgilvy & Mather global media agency and marketing network Neo@Ogilvy has appointed David Rittenhouse to serve as representative director.

Category: International
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
JeffreyGroup Names New Regional Executive Directors
By Jon Gingerich
JeffreyGroupJeffreyGroup has promoted Cristina Iglecio and Mariana Villarreal to serve as the agency's newest regional executive directors.
Category: International
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
C&W Makes Major Brazil Deal
By Editorial Staff
Maquina Cohn & WolfeCohn & Wolfe has acquired Brazil's Grupo Maquina, creating a 240-staffer powerhouse.
Category: International
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
Edelman Buys Germany's ergo Kommunikation
By Jon Gingerich
ergo KommunikationEdelman has acquired German communications consultancy ergo Kommunikation, resulting in a new partnership to be titled Edelman.ergo.
Category: International
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015
Burson Takes on Turkish PM
By Greg Hazley
Ahmet DavutogluAhmet Davutoglu, the newly minted prime minister of Turkey, has tabbed Burson-Marsteller to tackle his image in Europe.
Category: International
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Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
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Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
By Robert Dilenschneider
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PR Lessons From the Political Campaign
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Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
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Tue., Oct. 18
PR’s Role in Patient Engagement
By Sharon Reis
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Tue., Oct. 18
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
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Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
By Ronn Torossian
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Mon., Oct. 17
Marketing Medical Cannabis, Like it’s Medicine
By Jonathan Bloom
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Fri., Oct. 14
Communicating Healthcare in a Mobile-First World
By Johnathon Briggs
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Thu., Oct. 13
Why the VP Debate Could be a Four-Year Story
By Arthur Solomon
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Tue., Oct. 11
Trump is Running Out of Time to Sell His Story
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Fri., Oct. 14
Compton Calls for Comms.
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Tue., Oct. 11
FL Airport Seeks PR Pitches
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Thu., Oct. 6
Nassau Health Care Seeks Ad Agency

Wed., Oct. 5
Hawaii Calls for PR Services
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Tue., Oct. 4
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