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Corbyn leads Labour leadership contest in social mentions and sentiment, finds Brandwatch

Corbyn leads Labour leadership contest in social mentions and sentiment, finds Brandwatch

Jeremy Corbyn has been mentioned on social media more than his three rival candidates for the Labour party leadership, and is the only one of the quartet enjoying positive sentiment overall.

BuzzFeed strikes global branded content and ad deal with WPP

BuzzFeed strikes global branded content and ad deal with WPP

BuzzFeed has secured its first global advertising deal with GroupM, the global media planning and buying arm of WPP.

Cute animals and comms: London Zoo annual weigh-in breeds PR opportunity

Cute animals and comms: London Zoo annual weigh-in breeds PR opportunity

London Zoo's annual weigh-in, which took place on Wednesday, plays a crucial role in the organisation's work but is also a good PR opportunity for the zoo, as a member of its press team explains.

In brief: Multitude promotes YouTube's Janoskians, Tess Mion to join Rain, Threepipe, CFA Marketing

In brief: Multitude promotes YouTube's Janoskians, Tess Mion to join Rain, Threepipe, CFA Marketing

Multitude Media handles The Janoskians; Tess Mion to join Rain as campaign director; Standard Chartered picks Threepipe for girls' skills campaign and more from PRWeek UK.

Havas reports 'strong' first half as PR business holds its own

Havas reports 'strong' first half as PR business holds its own

Havas saw net income rise 27.6 per cent to €77m (£56.2m, $86.6m) in the first half of 2015, with the performance of the PR business "consistent with or better than" that of the company overall.

Flack on Friday: Ryanair, PRCA, Time Out, PLMR, Bellenden

Flack on Friday: Ryanair, PRCA, Time Out, PLMR, Bellenden

In Flack this week: Ryanair's batty photoshoot; Time Out's embargo woe; and PRCA chief Francis Ingham gets cheeky with his opposite number.

Up Communications to merge with Home Office PR as Stuart Jackson relinquishes CEO role

Up Communications to merge with Home Office PR as Stuart Jackson relinquishes CEO role

Up Communications is to merge with Home Office PR (HOPR), in a move that will see Up CEO Stuart Jackson step back from day-to-day operations of the agency.

Revenue no guarantee of publicity in legal industry, research finds

Revenue no guarantee of publicity in legal industry, research finds

Law firms with the biggest revenue do not necessarily have the highest media profile, according to a study.

Four Communications snaps up Broadgate Mainland after £10m funding boost

Four Communications snaps up Broadgate Mainland after £10m funding boost

Four Communications Group has bought financial PR agency Broadgate Mainland, its first acquisition since receiving a £10m investment from the Business Growth Fund.

Castrol, ASOS, Paddy Power and other brands celebrate #NationalBurgerDay

Yesterday it was National Dog Day, today burgers take centre stage. Here's how brands took advantage across social media.

Expedia seeks PR agency to replace FleishmanHillard on UK consumer brief

Expedia seeks PR agency to replace FleishmanHillard on UK consumer brief

Expedia is on the hunt for a new agency to represent it in the UK, replacing incumbent FleishmanHillard to deliver a consumer-focused brief.

Met Office comms chief will emphasise non-BBC activities after contract loss

Met Office comms chief will emphasise non-BBC activities after contract loss

The Met Office head of comms says she will emphasise the broader role the weather forecasting agency plays in UK life after the well-publicised loss of its BBC contract - but says there is no need for a major overhaul of its PR strategy.

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh turns to 6 Hillgrove to 'rescue reputation'

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh turns to 6 Hillgrove to 'rescue reputation'

PRWeek has learned that beleaguered Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has asked 6 Hillgrove for media advice to help rescue her reputation following the collapse of the charity earlier this month.

Paddy Power and Betfair to keep dual brands following merger

Paddy Power and Betfair to keep dual brands following merger

Betting firms Paddy Power and Betfair will keep their individual brands if the £5bn merger deal of the two companies goes ahead.

Heineken launches Rugby World Cup campaign with virtual stadium at London's Somerset House

Heineken launches Rugby World Cup campaign with virtual stadium at London's Somerset House

Heineken has launched its Rugby World Cup campaign by transforming Somerset House in London into a 'virtual' rugby stadium.

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