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Flack on Friday: Making waves with the PRCA Boat Party, the flack/hack clash, Borkowski as a robot

Flack on Friday: Making waves with the PRCA Boat Party, the flack/hack clash, Borkowski as a robot

In Flack this week: Gossip and glamour from the PRCA Boat Party, a sneak peak at our journos vs PRs survey, and why has Mark Borkowski become a robot called Irene?

Six women promoted to senior roles at Lansons

Six women promoted to senior roles at Lansons

Lansons has promoted two associates to the board and raised four other team members to associate directors, bolstering its senior team.

Showcase: Aver and Liquid get Grosvenor's Liverpool ONE on the retail map

Showcase: Aver and Liquid get Grosvenor's Liverpool ONE on the retail map

The Liverpool ONE shopping and leisure complex was opened in 2008. The centre's owners, Grosvenor Fund Management Europe and its manager, Grosvenor, asked retained b2b agency Aver to create a sense of demand for commercial space in the 250,000 square metre site through a number of channels, driving retailers to Liverpool ONE and in turn improving return for Grosvenor investors.

Cardew's James Clark to shift into automotive comms with Toyota and Lexus

Cardew's James Clark to shift into automotive comms with Toyota and Lexus

James Clark, a director at corporate, financial and public affairs agency The Cardew Group, will move into automotive PR in August when he takes a role for Toyota and Lexus in the UK.

Comms director Barry Gardner leaves banking group CYBG after senior staff cull

Comms director Barry Gardner leaves banking group CYBG after senior staff cull

Barry Gardner has ended a six-year tenure as corporate comms director at CYBG, the holding company of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, PRWeek has learned.

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Interpublic's CMG unit, which includes most of its PR firms, reported 2.8% organic year-over-year revenue growth in Q2 2016, to $369.4 million - Weber's Andy Polansky says organic growth at his firm was in high single digits.

Premier League in search to sign up comms agency ahead of new season

Premier League in search to sign up comms agency ahead of new season

The top flight of English football is looking to team up with a comms agency, PRWeek understands.

Publicis organic revenue up three per cent as MSLGroup owner plays down Brexit impact

Publicis organic revenue up three per cent as MSLGroup owner plays down Brexit impact

MSLGroup owner Publicis has reported organic revenue growth of 2.8 per cent in the first half of 2016, buoyed by particularly strong growth in Europe, as the group says it "should not be heavily impacted" by Brexit.

William Murray Communications completes MBO

William Murray Communications completes MBO

William Murray Communications, the specialist food, drink and hospitality PR agency, has undergone a management buyout led by CEO Anita Murray.

In brief: Football League's digital hires, Forster's recycling brief, Jargon wins Pace

Football League's digital hires, Forster's recycling brief, Jargon wins Pace Rio role, and more from PRWeek UK.

The day I media trained Boris Johnson

The day I media trained Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson and media training don't seem like the most obvious words you'd find in the same sentence.

Showcase: Freuds helps Change4Life get families Sugar Smart

Showcase: Freuds helps Change4Life get families Sugar Smart

Public Health England initiative Change4Life tasked Freuds with raising awareness of its Sugar Smart campaign. The goal was to drive downloads of the Sugar Smart app, a tool for parents that enables them to monitor their family's sugar consumption.

Turkey comms sector unites to 'fiercely' condemn coup attempt and vows to 'maintain prudent language'

Turkey comms sector unites to 'fiercely' condemn coup attempt and vows to 'maintain prudent language'

Three comms trade bodies in Turkey have issued a joint statement "fiercely" condemning the recent attempted coup in the country, and promising to "maintain a prudent communication language" in its aftermath.

Best Quotes of July 2016: Lessons from Team Trump, looking beyond Brexit and more

Best Quotes of July 2016: Lessons from Team Trump, looking beyond Brexit and more

PRWeek UK rounds up the best quotes of the month including the seminal question: have we reached peak emoji?

Portuguese cork industry seeks support for €4.35m global promotional campaigns

Portuguese cork industry seeks support for €4.35m global promotional campaigns

A trade body for Portugal's cork products industry is seeking support for promotional campaigns in various markets globally, worth a combined sum of at least €4.35m (£3.6m, $4.8m).

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