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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.

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.

PR 'blighted by case studies' and not strategic enough, says UK government comms chief

PR 'blighted by case studies' and not strategic enough, says UK government comms chief

The PR profession is suffering from an over-reliance on case studies showcased at industry awards events and should be taking a more strategic approach, the UK Government's top comms executive has warned PR360 attendees.

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.

A good PR strategy might have saved BHS from oblivion

A good PR strategy might have saved BHS from oblivion

The demise of BHS once again proves that household name recognition means nothing unless you are prepared to innovate and drive a distinct personality as a brand.

Mentors announced for 2016 WIPR/PRWeek Mentoring Scheme

Mentors announced for 2016 WIPR/PRWeek Mentoring Scheme

The Women in PR/PRWeek Mentoring scheme has announced the list of 2016 mentors, with six new and nine returning mentors.

Government to consult on non-compete clauses, but is reform really needed?

Government to consult on non-compete clauses, but is reform really needed?

The Government will shortly put out a call for evidence on the use of non-compete clauses, asking whether they are "acting as a barrier to innovation and employment and preventing British start-ups from prospering".

Samsung UK PR chief sets sail for new role at Cunard

Samsung UK PR chief sets sail for new role at Cunard

Rachel Lloyd, the former head of PR at Samsung, has joined luxury travel company Cunard to head its global strategy for PR and social media.

New Mayors: who cares? Those selling innovation in city services should

New Mayors: who cares? Those selling innovation in city services should

In less than one month there will be a new Mayor in the driving seat of London government.