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Cannes Lions: Juries finalised for PR and other categories ahead of June festival

Cannes Lions: Juries finalised for PR and other categories ahead of June festival

The juries for this year's Cannes Lions festival have been finalised, including for the PR Lions.

BMA and Government engaged in 'attritional war', says DH director of comms

BMA and Government engaged in 'attritional war', says DH director of comms

The Government is engaged in an "attritional war" with the British Medical Association in the long-running junior doctors' dispute, according to Sam Lister, director of comms at the Department of Health.

Flack on Friday: Ryanair's O'Leary a 'master of PR', BuzzFeed's measure of success, not taking the piss at Glastonbury

Flack on Friday: Ryanair's O'Leary a 'master of PR', BuzzFeed's measure of success, not taking the piss at Glastonbury

Flack was hanging out at PR360 this week, hearing Ryanair's Michael O'Leary described as a "master of PR" in one of the conference sessions, and enjoying a no punches pulled introduction to Thursday's Global Awards ceremony.

PR is modernising rapidly but business models must keep up

PR is modernising rapidly but business models must keep up

The findings of the #FuturePRoof project reveal an innovative UK PR industry in rude health, but billing models may have to change to keep clients happy.

News agency and PR firm 72 Point's owner admits 'tension' between sister firms

News agency and PR firm 72 Point's owner admits 'tension' between sister firms

The owner of a UK newswire agency that incorporates transatlantic agency 72 Point has admitted that "tension" exists between the two businesses after reporters were sent a memo asking them to weigh up the effect of negative news stories about PR clients.

HSBC HR chief hopeful for 'new generation of natural born communicators'

HSBC HR chief hopeful for 'new generation of natural born communicators'

A new generation of natural born communicators, immersed in technology from an early age, bodes well for the future of the commus industry, Pierre Goad, group managing director and group head of human resources at HSBC, told PR360 attendees yesterday.

Cohn & Wolfe strong but North America down as growth slows in WPP PR wing

Cohn & Wolfe strong but North America down as growth slows in WPP PR wing

Cohn & Wolfe was the standout performer in WPP's PR and public affairs division in the first quarter of 2016, although the division's growth was significantly down on Q4 2015.

New head of public affairs to join Thomas Cook from ABTA in July

New head of public affairs to join Thomas Cook from ABTA in July

Stephen D'Alfonso will become group head of public affairs at Thomas Cook Group in July, following six years at UK travel industry body ABTA.

New government comms framework to allow more open dialogue with agencies

New government comms framework to allow more open dialogue with agencies

The UK Government is to make it easier for PR agencies to bid for lucrative contracts with a new procurement system set to be announced in the near future, according to Alex Aiken, executive director for government comms.

Lego VC: Denying Ai Weiwei bricks "a mistake"

Lego VC: Denying Ai Weiwei bricks "a mistake"

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has said someone at a lower level made the decision not to allow Ai Weiwei the bricks he requested for an Australian art exhibition and that he should have received them.

Does the ban on McDonald's show Labour as red in tooth and claw?

Does the ban on McDonald's show Labour as red in tooth and claw?

The decision by Labour to ban McDonald's from having an exhibition stand at this year's party conference was taken not because of Jeremy Corbyn's vegetarianism but because of the company's refusal to recognise trade unions.

Want to make it big in China? It's hard - and local journalists expect travel expenses

Want to make it big in China? It's hard - and local journalists expect travel expenses

Building awareness for a Western brand in China is "bloody hard" and requires payments to journalists in a way that would surprise Western media professionals, PR360 attendees heard yesterday from Cassandra Cheong, the Asia Pacific MD of The Hoffman Agency.

ISEBOX survey: Corporate newsrooms are a drag

ISEBOX survey: Corporate newsrooms are a drag

Updated and accurate contact information for phone and email topped the list of a corporate newsroom's most important features followed by the ability to easily view and download media content. Both areas were cited as those in most need of improvement

100 days until Rio Olympics: Team GB kit launch and more brand and PR activity

100 days until Rio Olympics: Team GB kit launch and more brand and PR activity

Teams, sponsors and brands took the opportunity on Wednesday (27 April) to build anticipation ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics, which is set to kick off in 100 days' time on 5 August.

Mutuals and challenger banks have better reputations, RBS the worst

Mutuals and challenger banks have better reputations, RBS the worst

Nationwide Building Society, Virgin Money and Santander are the UK retail banks with the best reputation, a survey of 1,200 members of the public has found.

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