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F-H CEO Senay to Lead 2011 PR Lions Jury

Fleishman-Hillard president and CEO Dave Senay will be leading the PR Lions Jury for 2011. The Cannes Lions will begin accepting entries on January 27. Besides the PR Lions, there are also awards for Media Lions, Cyber Lions, Radio Lions, and more.

The Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity will take place June 19 through the 25th. Click here for info on how to enter.

Fleishman’s Dave Senay Is ‘Just Plain Optimistic’

We had the chance to sit with Fleishman-Hillard president and CEO Dave Senay while he was in New York for a visit to talk about this year and the next. Straight away, Senay talked talent; he said the firm brought on 100 people at the VP-level or above this year, a move he described as “strategic.”

“It opens doors to new thinking, new people, new clients,” he said. There’s also “new leadership in place in a dozen key markets and practice groups.”

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Fleishman CEO: Economy ‘Made Us Evolve A Lot Faster In All Respects’

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Fleishman-Hillard CEO Dave Senay sat down with The Globe and Mail during a swing through Toronto promoting FH’s “Digital Influence Index Study.”

In the interview, Senay says the economic downturn made the agency, “evolve a lot faster in all respects.” He also said FH beat Omnicom’s revenue numbers for PR — which were down 10 percent last quarter — something he also told PRNewser when we spoke with him after the earnings report in early February.

Last year, Omnicom reported its PR revenues, which include Fleishman-Hillard, were down about 10 per cent. Is that part of what’s driving this push for integration: the notion that, hey, you don’t need to be just a PR firm, you can drive strategy, too?

Well, yeah, necessity’s the mother of invention, but I would say this was happening long before 2009. The digital integrated global platform became really my overall approach to driving the company’s growth when I became CEO in July ’06. Now, 2009, when you have a downturn in the economy like that, that’s like a brush fire over the Great Plains – ultimately it’s a renewing event, because it just made us evolve a lot faster in all respects. I do want to make a side note: We consistently outperformed whatever Omnicom reported, I can assure you.

Full interview here.

Omnicom PR Agency CEOs Give Perspective On Q4 Earnings

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PRNewser caught up with Ketchum CEO and Senior Partner Ray Kotcher and Fleishman-Hillard President and CEO Dave Senay [pictured left] today to get their perspective on earnings reported by their holding company, Omnicom.

Both were bullish on PR growth and prospects for 2010.

“We’ve outperformed the sector within Omnicom and the industry generally each of last two quarters of 2009,” said Senay. “We won just over $100 million in new business in 2009, with about a 60% win rate on new accounts over $250,000.”

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Which Agency Has The Most “Social” CEO?

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All of the major PR agencies continue to move aggressively in regards to social media offerings for their clients. But how active are agency CEOs in social media?

PRNewser decided to take a look at major agency CEOs to see just how “social” they are. We’re not saying these CEO’s have to “walk the walk,” but we were a bit curious to see who is active, and where.

After the jump, our social media audit on 12 agency CEOs. The results may surprise you.

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Who Will Be Fleishman-Hillard’s Next NY GM?

Fleishman-Hillard SVP, Partner and Director of Corporate Media Relations Steve Naru writes in:

With Nancy Seliger‘s promotion, there is a lot of buzz about the fact that one of the best agency jobs out there in our discipline – the NYC Fleishman-Hillard General Manager Job — is now open… A comprehensive internal and external search is being undertaken by the firm for the NY General Manager’s job.

FH appointed Seliger to the new position of executive vice president, global client relations this week. She has been with the agency since 1982. “We have a solid leadership team in place in New York…so we will have a smooth transition,” said FH president and CEO Dave Senay in a statement.

APCO CEO Margery Kraus Named 2010 Chair of the Council of Public Relations Firms

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The Council of PR Firms announced this morning that APCO CEO Margery Kraus will serve as 2010 Chair of the industry trade group, following Ketchum CEO Ray Kotcher‘s run. The release was issued at the same time the Council meets for its annual high-end Critical Issues Forum.

The PR Council lists exactly a hundred member firms on its website ranging from boutiques with under ten employees to megafirms like Ogilvy, Porter Novelli and Weber Shandwick.

The executive officers joining Kraus are Andy Polansky (Weber Shandwick) as Chair-Elect, Jens Bang (Cone) as Treasurer, Otis Wragg (Wragg & Casas Public Relations) as secretary, and Kotcher as immediate past chair.

The Council also elected new board members Christine Barney (rbb Public Relations), Donna Imperato (Cohn & Wolfe), Jennifer Prosek (CJP Communications), Dave Senay (Fleishman-Hillard), Laura Tomasetti (360 Public Relations) and Melissa Waggener Zorkin (Waggener Edstrom Worldwide).

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