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Fri., Oct. 30, 2015
IPREX Takes Africa Foothold with New Agency Partner
By Jon Gingerich

IPREXGlobal PR network IPREX has moved into new territory with the addition of its first Africa partner, Casablanca, Morocco-based agency Ozé.

Category: International
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015
The Curious Case of Labour Party's New PR Man
By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianSeumas Milne won't help his boss win the UK election.

Category: International
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
Grayling to Power World Energy Congress PR
By Greg Hazley
wecThe World Energy Congress, the triennial global energy sustainability confab, has plugged in Grayling to guide communications for the 2016 event slated for Istanbul.
Category: International
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015
Saudi Investment Authority Tabbed Edelman
By Greg Hazley
Abdullatif-bin-Ahmed-Al-OthmanThe Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority engaged Edelman for PR support as it made a pitch that the Saudi economy is attractive for investment and diversifying in September.
Category: International
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Crisis and Issues Management in China's New Economic Reality
By St. John Moore
st. john mooreOn the heels of President Xi Jinping’s trip to the US, the topic of managing crisis and business uncertainty in China is a timely one.
Category: International
Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
Jones joins PROI
By Jon Gingerich
Jones PROklahoma-based public affairs and communications agency Jones PR joined the world’s largest partnership of PR agencies.
Category: International
Tue., Sep. 1, 2015
Getting it Right in Fast-Growing African Market
By Mitchell Prather
Mitchell PratherOne of the striking things about the state of the PR business in fast growing African market is the way in which global firms have been attempting – and failing – to build a presence there.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 24, 2015
Putin's Spokesman Raises Eyebrows
By Greg Hazley
peskovDmitry Peskov, spokesman and confidante of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is getting roasted by foreign media and Kremlin opposition after a family luxury yacht trip in Italy.
Category: International
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015
Ogilvy Floats Global PR for New Suez Canal
By Greg Hazley
suezOgilvy PR is guiding PR for the Aug. 6 unveiling of the new Suez Canal, a key moment for Egypt in the global spotlight.
Category: International
Thu., Jul. 2, 2015
Next Fifteen Acquires London Agency for Text100
By Greg Hazley
incredibullNext Fifteen has acquired London agency IncrediBull World, a 21-staffer digital firm slated to be integrated into Text100.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 1, 2015
Toyota's Hamp Quits Top PR Post
By Kevin McCauley
julie hampJulie Hamp, Toyota's PR chief, has resigned following her arrest two weeks ago for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into Japan.
Category: International
Tue., Jun. 30, 2015
RF Acquires China Offices of Japanese Partner
By Greg Hazley
kyodoRuder Finn has acquired the nine-year-old China operations of Kyodo PR, its longtime Japan-based partner.
Category: International
Mon., Apr. 27, 2015
Myners Sits in Edelman's UK Chair
By Kevin McCauley
paul mynersPaul Myners, who chaired Huntsworth during its "turbulent" year capped by the departure of CEO Peter Chadlington and plummeting profit, has been tapped as chair of Edelman's UK operation.
Category: International
Tue., Mar. 10, 2015
Weber Shandwick Reports to UN
By Greg Hazley
volunteerism reportWeber Shandwick has picked up a six-figure assignment from the United Nations to mount a campaign for the second State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, a global follow-up to the world body's landmark 2011 report.
Category: International
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Publicis Makes Epic PR Acquisition
By Greg Hazley
msl groupPublicis Groupe has acquired South Africa's Epic Communications, a 50-staffer PR firm to be folded into MSLGroup.
Category: International
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
FitzGibbon Opens in UK with Oliver Stone Aide
By Kevin McCauley
suzie-gilbertFitzGibbon Media, the DC-based progressive firm, puts former aide to filmmaker Oliver Stone in charge of new London outpost.
Category: International
Tue., Jan. 6, 2015
Ketchum's Russia PR Work Shows 'Stigma' of Despot Clients is Gone
By Greg Hazley
russiaKetchum's nine-year PR campaign for Russia is emblematic of a Washington PR and lobbying scene that no longer feels the stigma of "unsavory" foreign accounts, according to a 5,600-word feature on the relationship in Politico Magazine this month.
Category: International
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Huntsworth Gives Ex-Pub, Boxing Exec Chair
By Kevin McCauley
derek mappHuntsworth has named Derek Mapp as chairman and non-executive director, effective Dec. 1, to take the spot vacated by Lord Myners after a six-month run.
Category: International
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
MWW Grabs UK's Braben
By Kevin McCauley
sarah lockeMWW has acquired UK's Braben Communications, a 20-year-old PR shop with media, technology and advertising clients, a year after the Jersey-based independent firm moved into Britain.
Category: International
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
MSL Reportedly Closes in on India's Perfect Relations
By Greg Hazley
perfectMSLGroup is poised to acquire India's Perfect Relations in a deal expected to be announced in December, following months of speculation.
Category: International
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Mon., Oct. 17
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Mon., Oct. 17
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