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Hill+Knowlton London hires Kate Samuel to Energy + Industrials team

Hill+Knowlton London hires Kate Samuel to Energy + Industrials team

Hill+Knowlton (H+K) Strategies London has expanded its Energy + Industrials team with the hire of Kate Samuel as a senior associate director.

John Lewis Financial Services PR account out to tender

John Lewis Financial Services PR account out to tender

John Lewis has put the PR account for its Financial Services division out to tender, PRWeek has learned.

Video crowdsourcing company Genero appoints Propeller

Genero has brought in Propeller to manage its comms, in a bid to raise its profile in the advertising, technology and business sectors.

Edelman, TransCanada to split after Greenpeace strategy document leak

Edelman, TransCanada to split after Greenpeace strategy document leak

TransCanada and Edelman both released statements Wednesday saying they will part company after Greenpeace leaked five documents last week outlining the energy company's communications strategy.

FleishmanHillard announces European launch of The Native Newsroom

FleishmanHillard announces European launch of The Native Newsroom

FleishmanHillard has created a b2b content marketing service developed with LinkedIn that allows clients to engage with target audiences.

Bell Pottinger wins Focusrite account as music firm plans IPO

Bell Pottinger wins Focusrite account as music firm plans IPO

Bell Pottinger has been appointed to handle financial PR for Focusrite, the global provider of music technology products, ahead of its planned IPO in December.

Creston reports "good growth" as revenue lifts 5%

Creston reports "good growth" as revenue lifts 5%

Creston, the UK-listed marketing and PR group, has reported a five per cent rise in half-year revenue to £37.3m, with the company buoyed by "good growth" and the addition of several major clients.

Liberty wins Geemo account to raise company profile in the UK

Mobile marketing platform Geemo has brought in Liberty as its first PR agency after a competitive pitch.

Weber Shandwick promotes Phelan and Prager as Donaldson departs

Weber Shandwick promotes Phelan and Prager as Donaldson departs

Weber Shandwick has announced changes to its EMEA team, with the promotion of Joe Phelan and Greg Prager, as EMEA corporate practice chairman Jim Donaldson departs to join rival agency FleishmanHillard.

Redleaf appointed by financial services firm ahead of stock market flotation

Constellation Healthcare Technologies has appointed the financial agency Redleaf PR ahead of flotation on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

FIFA World Cup reputation assignment too hot for two PR firms

FIFA World Cup reputation assignment too hot for two PR firms

Other agencies are weighing the risks of representing the embattled world soccer body, as well as the controversial host nations: Russia and Qatar.

British American Tobacco to integrate legal and corporate affairs

British American Tobacco to integrate legal and corporate affairs

British American Tobacco (BAT) is to integrate its legal and corporate & regulatory affairs functions from next April, with the new division to be headed by current assistant general counsel Jerome Abelman who will become corporate & regulatory affairs director.

Uber's recent crisis exposes a disjointed comms function

Uber's recent crisis exposes a disjointed comms function

Uber's latest crisis exposes holes in the set-up of the ride-sharing company's communications department and policies, say PR pros.

FleishmanHillard and TK Maxx to part company

FleishmanHillard and TK Maxx to part company

FleishmanHillard is to cease working on the European comms brief for TK Maxx in mid-2015, about 18 months after it started working with the retailer, PRWeek has learned.

Capital MSL to merge with sister agency CNC and boost London investment

Capital MSL to merge with sister agency CNC and boost London investment

MSLGroup has announced plans to merge its Capital MSL and Communications Networking Consulting (CNC) companies in a move that is set to see greater investment in the combined business' London operation.

Edelman hit by Greenpeace leak of oil pipeline strategy documents

Edelman hit by Greenpeace leak of oil pipeline strategy documents

Edelman's strategy for helping a client overcome objections in order to get an oil pipeline built in Canada has been laid bare by Greenpeace, which has leaked several documents.

Opinion and features

Corporate, social, responsibility. What do these three words mean?

Corporate, social, responsibility. What do these three words mean?

I raised this question a few weeks ago at a dinner with a handful of industry leaders.

Luxury goods brands enter a brave new world

Luxury goods brands enter a brave new world

As luxury brands reach new markets globally, they must not lose sight of the unique comms hurdles ahead.

Postcard from South Africa

Postcard from South Africa

South Africa presents massive opportunities as well as challenges, says Elian Wiener, founder and CEO of Epic Communications.

Agency Doctor: ensure your objectives are made to measure

Agency Doctor: ensure your objectives are made to measure

There are many tools that can help you evaluate your campaigns, but they will only work if your objectives can be measured.

Authenticity is the new currency

Authenticity is the new currency

Words are cheap but companies need to make sure their actions back them up - this is 'authenticity'.

The balancing act of integration and expertise

The balancing act of integration and expertise

Integration is the name of the game these days, but it means nothing without the expertise to deliver results.

Why Golin's Fred Cook is waging war on convention

Why Golin's Fred Cook is waging war on convention

The Golin CEO met up with Alex Benady in London to explain why three years ago he decided to do away with the traditional PR consultancy model and create the 'agency of the future' - and how his gamble is paying off today.

Drive positivity in a sea of negativity

Drive positivity in a sea of negativity

Brand-building PR is now being taken seriously but keeping positive conversations going is the key to proving its value.

From the editor-in-chief: A manifesto for career confidence

From the editor-in-chief: A manifesto for career confidence

Perhaps the biggest frustration for any PR professional is the lack of credit that they receive for their work, their advice, even their entire careers.

Behavior before brand

Behavior before brand

Governments should start to be much more proactive about defining how corporations are allowed to brand themselves and thus help shape the way they behave

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Recent City & corporate people moves

Metia promotes Mark Pinsent to London MD and eyes new b2b sectors

Metia promotes Mark Pinsent to London MD and eyes new b2b sectors

Metia has promoted Mark Pinsent to managing director of its London office, as the group looks to expand into other b2b sectors.

Jim Donaldson to join FleishmanHillard from Weber Shandwick for top UK role

Jim Donaldson to join FleishmanHillard from Weber Shandwick for top UK role

Jim Donaldson is to join FleishmanHillard from rival agency Weber Shandwick in a new role heading the consultancy's operations in the UK and the Middle East.

Bell Pottinger appoints Julie Minns of Three to its political team

Bell Pottinger appoints Julie Minns of Three to its political team

Bell Pottinger has appointed Julie Minns, head of public policy and corporate responsibility at mobile operator Three, as a partner in its political team.

Jennifer Attias departs ELAN for executive search firm Grace Blue

Jennifer Attias, the UK managing director of ELAN, the French agency recently acquired by Edelman, has joined executive search firm Grace Blue to boost its expertise in PR recruitment.

Verbalisation hires advertising trio to provide full-service client offering

Verbalisation hires advertising trio to provide full-service client offering

Comms consultancy Verbalisation has made three senior hires to provide bespoke services across marketing, advertising and political comms.

Hall rejoins Ford as global technology comms leader

Hall rejoins Ford as global technology comms leader

After an eight-month hiatus, Alan Hall has rejoined Ford Motor Company this week as its global communications manager for technology, research, and innovation.

AIG appoints Rhodri Williams to EMEA comms VP role

AIG appoints Rhodri Williams to EMEA comms VP role

Rhodri Williams has been named VP of communications and public affairs for EMEA at AIG.