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Nissan hands Edelman $10m brief to 'modernise' its global comms function

Nissan hands Edelman $10m brief to 'modernise' its global comms function

Nissan has appointed Edelman to help modernise the Japanese car manufacturer's global comms function and support its growth strategy.

Fleishman makes senior London hires after iNHouse snaps up Michelle Di Leo

Fleishman makes senior London hires after iNHouse snaps up Michelle Di Leo

Michelle Di Leo is leaving FleishmanHillard Fishburn to join iNHouse Communications, the agency co-founded by Theresa May's former comms chief, with Fleishman announcing a hire and a promotion to shore up its corporate team.

Bell Pottinger launches innovation studio and penthouse competition for CYBG's 'millennial bank'

Bell Pottinger launches innovation studio and penthouse competition for CYBG's 'millennial bank'

Banking group CYBG has launched its "financial innovation lab" on High Street Kensington this morning and is giving people the chance to win rent-free accomodation in a penthouse for a year as part of a Bell Pottinger-led push to appeal to a millennial audience.

PRCA and PRWeek launch survey on industry attitudes towards mental health

PRCA and PRWeek launch survey on industry attitudes towards mental health

The PRCA and PRWeek have launched a joint survey to look into attitudes towards mental health in the PR and comms industry.

MSLGroup to merge its CNC and JKL agencies

MSLGroup to merge its CNC and JKL agencies

MSLGroup is to combine its CNC and JKL agencies into one entity as part of a move by the Publicis-owned PR group to further align its operations.

Tesco government relations chief quits for alcohol body Portman Group

Tesco government relations chief quits for alcohol body Portman Group

John Timothy, who has been leading Tesco's response to Brexit as head of EU and international government relations, will join the Portman Group in June.

Why American Airlines' stroller scuffle didn't lead to United Airlines-level fallout

Why American Airlines' stroller scuffle didn't lead to United Airlines-level fallout

Three experts weigh in on what American Airlines has done right, and what it still needs to do, in response to a clash between an employee and a passenger.

Is the world tired of experts? Research charity Wellcome Trust begins #ExpertDebate

Is the world tired of experts? Research charity Wellcome Trust begins #ExpertDebate

Medical research charity Wellcome Trust has begun an #ExpertDebate, a four-week campaign looking at whether a pushback in society against the views of proclaimed experts might be hindering the environment for research.

Rabobank replaces MHP with Citypress for European wholesale banking brief

Rabobank replaces MHP with Citypress for European wholesale banking brief

Netherlands-based global bank Rabobank has replaced MHP with Citypress for its European wholesale banking brief following a competitive pitch.

Don't use law as 'convenient cloak' to stop staff getting involved in general election

Don't use law as 'convenient cloak' to stop staff getting involved in general election

PR firms should encourage staff to be involved in the general election campaign because it is "a great way to develop skills" - with one public affairs professional arguing that firms should not hide behind laws under which this may sometimes count as a political donation.

MHP targets finance and healthcare clients with third APAC office

MHP targets finance and healthcare clients with third APAC office

MHP Communications has opened an office in Singapore to meet what it says is a growing client need in South East Asia.

PR firms should 'go all in' to embrace election opportunities - but also be wary of blips in business

PR firms should 'go all in' to embrace election opportunities - but also be wary of blips in business

Theresa May's decision to hold a snap general election presents a "huge opportunity" for creative work by consumer PR agencies and their clients - but may also present some with the prospect of a temporary blip, according to agency professionals.

Brunswick set to open fifth US office in Chicago led by consumer industries specialist

Brunswick set to open fifth US office in Chicago led by consumer industries specialist

Brunswick is opening its fifth US office in Chicago, led by New York partner Jayne Rosefield with Edelman alumnus Christopher Hannegan.

PR firm Kreab accused over Estée Lauder heir 'fake news' smear campaign

PR firm Kreab accused over Estée Lauder heir 'fake news' smear campaign

International PR agency Kreab has been accused of establishing a think-tank to publish "fake news" about Ronald Lauder, heir to the Estée Lauder cosmetics business.

Bell Pottinger ceases work with South Africa's Gupta family citing personal abuse and 'unfounded attacks'

Bell Pottinger ceases work with South Africa's Gupta family citing personal abuse and 'unfounded attacks'

Bell Pottinger has ceased working with South African conglomerate Oakbay citing a "threatening" social media campaign and "insulting" allegations that the firm had incited racial tension in the country.

Ketchum global corporate lead Rod Cartwright to leave firm

Ketchum global corporate lead Rod Cartwright to leave firm

Rod Cartwright, who has lead Ketchum's global corporate practice from its London office for nearly six years, is leaving the firm next month.

Opinion and features

Flop of the Month: United Airlines turns passenger drama into full-blown crisis

Flop of the Month: United Airlines turns passenger drama into full-blown crisis

It was a tough choice between the United Airways fiasco and the Pepsi 'protest ad' debacle featuring Kendall Jenner for April's Flop of Month, but the airline edged it.

Wikitribune is a shot in the arm for the media and good for the PR industry, too

Wikitribune is a shot in the arm for the media and good for the PR industry, too

We've witnessed the rise of citizen journalism. We've heard about the wisdom of crowds. And lately, of course, we've been introduced to the scourge of "fake news".

Today's PR people need to understand algorithms to achieve cut-through

Today's PR people need to understand algorithms to achieve cut-through

The days when PR effort was simply measured by weight of media coverage and spurious and meaningless metrics are almost gone.

You can write, right? Five tips for future PR practitioners

You can write, right? Five tips for future PR practitioners

There's a 'national day' for almost everything, and 10 April didn't disappoint, offering a celebration for siblings, cinnamon crescents and farmyard animals.

Bogus influencers are undermining brand confidence and confusing the state of play

Bogus influencers are undermining brand confidence and confusing the state of play

When the number of something increases, it typically follows that the value decreases.

Just how Christian is an Easter egg hunt?

Just how Christian is an Easter egg hunt?

Step aside Jesus - the Easter bunny is in town!

Oscar Munoz on GMA: 'I did not express the proper sentiment initially'

Oscar Munoz on GMA: 'I did not express the proper sentiment initially'

In his first television interview since passenger David Dao's removal from a Sunday flight, the United Airlines CEO again said he felt "shame" about the incident.

The United Airlines incident was viral content, not a crisis

The United Airlines incident was viral content, not a crisis

Whatever United Airlines is going through, it's not a crisis. Just because you've drafted a holding statement about something doesn't make it a crisis.

United Airlines needs to do better

United Airlines needs to do better

The airline's communications response to Flight 3411 so far is tone deaf and is doing nothing to resolve the situation.

The five stages of brand grief (as experienced recently by Pepsi)

The five stages of brand grief (as experienced recently by Pepsi)

On the morning of 7 May 1937, engineers standing around the still-smoldering wreckage of the LZ 129 Hindenburg had a moment of quiet reflection.

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In brief: Adam Powell leaves Ogilvy, PLMR acquires Mango Marketing, wins for Kindred and Clarion

Powell leaves Ogilvy for Fourtold, PLMR acquires Mango Marketing, LV= brings in Kindred for purpose, Clarion wins Electrolux and more from PRWeek UK.

FA, Sky and Ofcom veteran Julian Eccles joins travel tech firm Travelport

FA, Sky and Ofcom veteran Julian Eccles joins travel tech firm Travelport

The b2b travel tech firm Travelport has appointed Julian Eccles, who has led comms for Sky, the Football Association and Ofcom in previous roles, as VP of PR and corporate communications.

In brief: Black Diamond wins Catalan tourism brief, Brazen to brew coffee campaign, Beattie hires from B&Q

Catalan tourism brief for Black Diamond, Brazen to brew coffee campaign, Beattie bags B&Q manager and more from PRWeek UK.

Portland MD Oliver Pauley leaves to set up new agency

Portland MD Oliver Pauley leaves to set up new agency

Oliver Pauley has resigned from Portland and is to set up his own agency, PRWeek has learned.

CofE comms director Arun Arora steps down to become vicar

CofE comms director Arun Arora steps down to become vicar

Church of England comms director Arun Arora has stepped down to become a vicar again - and has told PRWeek that seeing the church make a major investment in digital comms was a key moment in his tenure.

In brief: Climate NGO hires comms directors, asset manager grabs Peregrine, wins for Well Hello and Fever

Climate NGO appoints comms directors, RAM grabs Peregrine for PR, Condom firm gets in on with Well Hello and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Pearson moves to Lottoland, Choose Chicago hires agency, Tangerine wins Garmin

In brief: Pearson moves to Lottoland, Choose Chicago hires agency, Tangerine wins Garmin

Choose Chicago chooses Charles' agency, Camelot's Pearson moves to Lottoland, Tangerine wins Garmin work and more from PRWeek UK.