Mobile phone group Three has made major changes to its PR structure, with the corporate comms team now reporting to director of legal for marketing, consumer and sales following the departure of director of corporate affairs Hugh Davies and head of corporate comms Guy Middleton.
Edelman has appointed Nick Barron as MD of its corporate and financial practice, replacing James Lundie.
Gemalto, the digital security company, has reappointed Brands2Life as its corporate and social media agency following a three-way pitch process.
Former campaign director at C|T Group Henry Sands has left to set up international comms and research company, Sabi Strategy Group.
The WPP firm is coordinating its response from Frankfurt.
Gordon Ramsay comms director Jo Livingston is returning to Freuds after leaving the agency two years ago, to take up the role of director, PRWeek understands.
Huntsworth, Grayling's parent company, has formed a partnership with local Omani company Al Reem Creative to strengthen its existing presence in the Middle East.
Geometry PR has been appointed to increase awareness of Somerset-based shopping destination Clarks Village, following a competitive pitch.
Beattie Communications has won the PR brief for waste management and recycling business Biffa after a competitive pitch again three other agencies.
RSA, the insurance group, is looking for a UK digital marketing and design agency to relaunch its corporate website and boost its social media offering.
John Lewis has come out top in a study of corporate reputation among EMEA retailers across 16 countries, according to a study by research and consulting firm Reputation Institute.
The corporate websites of most FTSE100 companies are not communicating effectively, research from corporate comms consultancy Black Sun has revealed.
It is often said, with much hand-wringing, that the PR industry has a PR problem but this is usually within the context of arguments about why PRs do not have a seat at the top table or command the same budgets as counterparts in marketing or advertising. But the alarming results of an exclusive survey for PRWeek show that PR itself has a reputational deficit to navigate, with nearly 70 per cent of the general public saying it does not trust its practitioners.
Travel PR agency 80:20 Communications has been appointed to handle the UK consumer, trade and corporate PR for Delta Air Lines, in a non-competitive pitch.
Sainsbury's has hired Golin to lead its UK consumer comms, while another agency is in the running to manage the supermarket's corporate affairs, PRWeek understands.
The Aberdeen office of Scotland-based PR and digital marketing agency The Big Partnership has secured four new clients within the first few weeks of 2015, worth in excess of £150,000 in annual fees.
A week ago the airline Lufthansa was hobbled by a third consecutive day of strike action by its pilots. Aircraft were grounded, flights cancelled and the travel plans of thousands of air travellers disrupted.
I actually quite enjoy Top Gear. I like the easy camaraderie and mocking that occurs between the three leads as it only can between people who've been actual friends for years.
While sitting on a panel at Advertising Week Europe, ruminating over the nature of 'branded content', it became clear that the lessons for brands and agencies are ones that we in the PR profession have been learning for years.
It has been a fortnight of contrasting fortunes for the UK's two biggest 'sin' industries.
Once the comms channels get clogged, your days are numbered.
Boards with a high proportion of women outperform all-male boards, yet attitudes are still lagging behind in business.
Budgets come and Budgets go - but this one is significantly different. It is a moment of definition for Chancellor George Osborne, its architect. And his sixth Budget also defines the future of David Cameron's premiership.
It is unlikely that fashion designer Domenico Dolce could ever have predicted the fallout from comments he made to Italian magazine Panorama, about same-sex families and babies conceived through IVF being "synthetic".
TTIP is not your typical free trade agreement. To be more precise, as one of the primary goals of the agreement is to address a range of regulatory issues between the two blocs, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being discussed by the US and the European Union is not an entirely traditional free trade agreement.
Claire Murphy catches up with PRWeek's Mentoring Project to see how it has helped both the mentors and mentees' careers.
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Elephant Communications has appointed Sophia Harrison, former vice-president of EU comms at private equity house Blackstone, to join its leadership team.
Lexis has appointed Andy Stafford as an associate director, to boost its senior consumer team.
Nelson Bostock Group Unlimited chairman Martin Bostock is to retire from the business at the end of this month after leading the agency for 28 years, the group announced this morning.
He will be replaced by Deirdre Latour, senior director of external communications.
Change.org, the petition website, has hired Tom Bage from corporate comms agency Pagefield as UK director of comms.
Hearst Magazines UK, publisher of Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Good Housekeeping, has restructured its comms team, promoting Karen Meachen to head of PR.
Beattie Communications has recruited Sarah Long from tourist board VisitEngland to lead its travel PR brand, Only Travel.