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Posts Tagged ‘Euro RSCG Worldwide’

Roll Call: Heineken, Viacom, and More

Heineken USA has named Stacey Tank as SVP of corporate relations starting January 3. Tank was previously the head of corporate relations for G.E.’s $6 billion “Healthymagination” program and led the company’s 2011 launch of a $1 billion international cancer campaign.

Entertainment publicist Scotty Dugan died suddenly on Wednesday as he was en route to the funeral of music exec, film producer, and event promotions exec John Atterberry. Atterberry was gunned down in Hollywood on December 9. Witnesses say Dugan collapsed while waiting for a train. Dugan started as a reporter, working his way up to editor at The Hollywood Reporter before launching his own PR firm. He was handling PR for Atterberry’s indie Christian film God’s Country. [via THR]

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Coty Selects Euro RSCG Worldwide

Coty, the brand behind some of your favorite celebrity fragrances (if you smell like Tim McGraw right now, you smell like Coty) has chosen Euro RSCG Worldwide as AOR, in charge of corporate communications. Work will focus on global messaging and media outreach.

The press release announcing the win says that other agency relationships won’t be affected by this latest selection. A Euro RSCG spokesperson tells us the company works with a number of agencies that handle the individual fragrances. Coty fragrance brands include those by Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Balenciaga, and Exclamation.

Havas Reports 7.3 Percent Organic Growth, a Three-Year Best

France’s Havas Group reported €387 million ($548.1 million by today’s conversion rate) in revenue for Q3, up from €368 million for the same period in 2010.  Organic growth was 7.3 percent and net new business was €351 million (about $497.2 million). The FT noted a drop in France, which was impacted by issues in healthcare and events.

Havas firms include Euro RSCG Worldwide and Abernathy MacGregor Group.

“For the first nine months of the year, all our regions grew led by Latin America and Asia with strong growth in North America,” said CEO David Jones in a statement. In Jones’ statement, he also called the organic growth figure “our best organic growth performance in three years.”

For the first nine months of the year, revenue was about €1.1 billion (about $1.55 billion) with organic growth of 6.1 percent.

New business wins included seven Unilever brands around the world and Bristol Meyers Squibb. For more info about Havas earnings, click here.

Havas Reports 5.6 Percent Organic Growth for the First Half of 2011

Havas reported €765 million (about $1.1 billion according to today’s conversion rate) in revenue for the first half of 2011, a five percent increase over 2010. Organic growth for the first half was 5.6 percent, showing a marked improvement from 2009 (organic growth was -9.2 percent) and 2010 (organic growth was 1.8 percent).

Euro RSCG Worldwide and Abernathy MacGregor Group are two of Havas’ businesses.

Net income for the company was also up 6.9 percent (to €53 million or about $76.5 million) with income from operations margin up 12.4 percent (to €95 million or nearly $137.1 million).

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Will 2012 Be a Big Year for PR at the Cannes Lions?

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, an ad agency, took the top PR prize this year with a campaign for National Australia Bank.

The 2011 Cannes Lions wrapped up this weekend and it looks like the PR industry has a lot of work to do to improve its showing in the years to come.

Israel Mirsky, Porter Novelli‘s EVP of emerging media and technology, told us previously that he thought the PR firms are still learning how to present themselves at these awards. Others share that opinion.

“For the third straight year in a row, the PR industry is still failing to represent itself as strongly as it should in its own category,” Renee Wilson, president of the northeast region for MSLGroup told Ad Age in an interview.

But it’s not just presenting the entries that require improvement. Some are saying that the resources required to enter are also an issue.

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PR Joins in the Royal Wedding Festivities

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I have to admit — I’m pretty caught up in the Royal Wedding. And there are some among the PR industry who are as well. Who says T-Mobile gets to have all the fun.

Euro RSCG Worldwide is hosting an international Royal Wedding Tweetup. Anyone using the #EuroTwedding hashtag can participate. And there will be a microsite with curated coverage.

Waggener Edstrom has also plugged a few numbers into its Influence Toolkit to come up with the reception seating chart based on a social media hierarchy. Click here to find out what that would look like. Go Mr. Bean!

Omnicom firm Hall & Partners also did a little research into the digital buzz that was generated by the wedding.

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Havas Reports A Jump in Organic Growth for Q1

Havas earnings were reported today, with the holding company announcing €361 million (about $528.6 million by today’s conversion rate) in revenue for Q1 2011, a gross increase of 9.7 percent year-over-year from €329 million. Organic growth was up 6.8 percent versus just 1.5 percent for the same period in 2010.

Europe led all regions with €190 million (about $278.3 million) in revenue (France topped the region with €75 million , or $109.8 million) followed by North America with €125 million in revenue (about $183 million). Havas firms include Abernathy McGregor Group, Cake, and Euro RSCG Worldwide.

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Study: Millennials Believe in the Transformative Power of Social Media

Results from the latest global study conducted by Euro RSCG Worldwide show that millennials are deeply concerned about world issues, and they believe social media can play a big role in changing things for the better.

Eighty-five percent of millennials think it’s their generation’s responsibility to change the world, 61 percent think social media is the “new power of youth,” and 70 percent believe social media is a “force for change.”

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Wyclef Takes Outrage Over Disqualification to the Web

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Wyclef Jean has taken his frustrations about being disqualified from the Haitian presidential election to the Internet, releasing a song, “Prison for the CEP,” via Twitter with a call for “equal rights and justice.” His anger is falling on mostly deaf ears since the decisions of the council are final. Still, he says he’ll challenge the ruling, which concluded that residency issues barred him from running.

Newsweek enlisted two Creole speakers to translate the song, which was recorded in the Haitian dialect to respond to those who’ve said Wyclef can’t speak the language. The translation reads like one long whine about how Wyclef was wronged and it’s not him that’s been rejected, but the will of the people.

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