The Vatican, an institution not best known for its culture of openness, has announced the formation of an 11-strong committee to be led by Chris Patten that will oversee the modernisation of its communications.
In the wake of a survey showing that agencies are still prone to switching their teams between pitching for business and working on it, PRWeek sampled the views of in-house PRs to see just how widespread the practice is.
Quiller is set to lose financial specialist Peter Wilson-Smith in the second major departure to hit the Huntsworth agency in days.
Renewable energy supplier Good Energy has brought in former Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) chief press officer Emily Towers to lead its communication team as it seeks to challenge the Big Six.
Four in ten agencies may change teams between pitching for a brief and working on it, a new study has found.
Cancer Research UK's head of PR and social media Nicola Dodd has been hired to a newly created role as director at Kaper.
Chris Patten is to lead a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to modernise the Holy See's media strategy, the Vatican announced today.
APCO Worldwide has appointed Steven Liew, previously associate general counsel and chief government relations office for eBay Asia-Pacific, to serve as executive director for the firm's Southeast Asia operation.
Stricker is continuing to report to CEO Dick Costolo with responsibility for leading Twitter's consumer marketing, global media, and worldwide PR efforts.
Golin has poached Sainsbury's Tom Parker for a new role as the agency seeks to grow its corporate offer.
ClearStar, a technology and service provider to the background check industry, has appointed Luther Pendragon to advise on comms around its planned IPO on AIM.
Netflix has tapped former technology journalist Cliff Edwards as director of corporate communications and technology.
FTI Consulting's London-based group finance director Tom Leigh is set to depart from the company after eight years.
PRWeek's iPad edition is becoming a paid-for product, although our subscribers will continue to receive free access as part of their package.
France's largest bank BNP Paribas this week agreed to pay a $8.97bn settlement over US allegations of sanctions violations, the largest settlement for a such a case in US history.
Women are often paid less than men but it's our responsibility to make our case, says Hotwire director and member of the PRWeek Mentoring Project, Kate Hamilton.
It is almost impossible to grab attention through all the noise. The truth has become invisible.
The future is bright for the global PR industry. But it will only maximise growth by ceasing to be the PR industry as we know it.
The Edelman CEO's Grand Prix win last month symbolises his vision for the modern PR agency. He outlines to Danny Rogers his ambitious plan to remould Edelman as a corporate 'game-changer'.
All the evidence gathered from PRWeek's investigations over the past month points to a couple of crucial conclusions...
Walmart got a big tick when it made corrections in red pen to a negative New York Times article and posted the notes on its blog
Evidence that informs public policy must stand the test of scrutiny, whether it is from NGOs or businesses.
Facebook's recently revealed study in 'emotional contagion' provoked angry responses from many internet users - and a pending inquiry from the Information Commissioner's Office. The response from the company not only showed a lack of understanding and empathy, but is a textbook example of how not to respond to a crisis, says Aspectus PR's Alastair Turner.
In light of Walmart's decision to push back against The New York Times, Microsoft's Frank Shaw explains when his company uses owned media to rebut an outlet.
We need to convince the Tech City trailblazers about the value of traditional PR support.
The Priory, the addiction clinic known for treating a string of high-profile figures, has handed former Conservative adviser Tom Muir a newly created comms role.
Diageo's new global comms director is a "robust and clear-headed" figure with 21 years' experience in Whitehall.
Charles Naylor, one of HSBC's two heads of global communications, is leaving the bank to "pursue other opportunities", PRWeek can reveal.
Alcohol giant Diageo has hired Vickie Sheriff, the Department for Transport's director of communications and former deputy spokeswoman to the Prime Minister, as global communications director.
The Institute of Directors has hired James McLoughlin, an associate partner at Bell Pottinger, as deputy head of policy.
Law firm Covington & Burling has appointed Sebastian Vos to head up the European division of its global public policy and government affairs practice.
MSLGroup London has appointed Vodafone's recent comms head Christian Cull for its top corporate job.