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FTI client Virgin Money delays IPO plans amid market worries

Virgin Money has become the second FTI Consulting client within two weeks to delay or cancel its planned stockmarket flotation amid nervousness about the world economy.

Shell and BP in top three oil and gas companies for digital comms

Shell and BP in top three oil and gas companies for digital comms

The Italian oil and gas company ENI, as well as Shell and BP, have topped a list of more than 50 companies in the oil and gas sector for the quality of their online presence, new research has found.

Newgate and Thirteen Communications win brief for £3.5bn Docklands development

Newgate and Thirteen Communications win brief for £3.5bn Docklands development

Sister agencies Thirteen and Newgate have won the PR account for the £3.5bn mixed-use development planned for Silvertown in London's Docklands.

Bell Pottinger promotes David Wilson and Kevin Read

Bell Pottinger promotes David Wilson and Kevin Read

Bell Pottinger has handed its group MD David Wilson additional responsibility as chairman of its consumer practice and promoted its corporate and brand MD Kevin Read, among a raft of moves.

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: Tales from the night and your pics

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: Tales from the night and your pics

Assist your recovery from the PRWeek Awards with the best of your pictures and gossip from the night.

The FA brings in Andy Walker for England PR team

The FA brings in Andy Walker for England PR team

Andy Walker has been appointed as senior comms manager for the England men's football team.

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: The roll call of winners

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: The roll call of winners

The PR industry gathered at an exclusive awards night at Grosvenor House to celebrate the best people, agencies and campaigns of 2014. Here's the full list of winners.

PRWeek Awards 2014: Our pictures from the night

PRWeek Awards 2014: Our pictures from the night

Take a look at our gallery of photos from last night's PRWeek Awards, hosted by James Corden.

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: one last look at the shortlist

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: one last look at the shortlist

The winners of this year's PRWeek Awards will be revealed at London's Grosvenor House Hotel tonight, so here's a final reminder of who's up for a gong.

Method and UP strike transatlantic agency partnership

Method and UP strike transatlantic agency partnership

Four-year-old US agency Method and newly launched UK agency UP Communications are making their first moves outside their home countries with a partnership agreement.

Oxford United FC engages Seven Dials for comms activity

League Two football club Oxford United has brought in Simon Kelner's PR firm Seven Dials to build its profile following a change in ownership.

Brands2Life bulks up board with two appointments

Brands2Life bulks up board with two appointments

Brands2Life has promoted practice directors Adele McIntosh and André Labadie to its executive board.

Royal press offices separate following trial merger

Royal press offices separate following trial merger

After a trial period that saw all three press offices for the royal family merge under one roof at Buckingham Palace, the press team for Prince Charles and Camilla is to move back to Clarence House.

PrettyGreen launches strategic consultancy Pretty Black&White

PrettyGreen launches strategic consultancy Pretty Black&White

PrettyGreen has launched a sister agency, Pretty Black&White, that aims to provide senior counsel to help brands solve strategic and creative challenges.

Huntsworth chairman Lord Myners steps down with immediate effect

Huntsworth chairman Lord Myners steps down with immediate effect

The parent company of Grayling and Red is now looking for a chairman as well as a chief executive after the sudden exit of Lord Myners after six months.

British Marine Federation brings in Open Road and Surname & Surname

British Marine Federation brings in Open Road and Surname & Surname

Blue Rubicon group agencies Surname & Surname and Open Road have won a 12-month retained brief covering consumer, corporate PR and public affairs for a marine industry trade body.

Opinion and features

Environment hits the world stage but there's more work to do

Environment hits the world stage but there's more work to do

Each month PRWeek will look at how the climate change message is progressing through what actions firms are taking and how ordinary people feel about it.

What US politics can teach brands about authenticity and transparency

What US politics can teach brands about authenticity and transparency

As party conference season comes to a close, and with each political party having failed to truly capture the mood of voters, politicians seem to have an uphill struggle to win people over in time for the 2015 election.

Tim Bell on writing as therapy, the quality of PR today, and the Saatchis

Tim Bell on writing as therapy, the quality of PR today, and the Saatchis

Danny Rogers finds the Tory peer and founder of Bell Pottinger in reflective mood as he discusses his newly-published memoir 'Right or Wrong'.

Sir Martin Sorrell on PR's place in the new wave of integration

Sir Martin Sorrell on PR's place in the new wave of integration

The world's most successful marketing services entrepreneur and self-styled 'bean counter' talks to Danny Rogers about the new wave of integration and why comms finally deserves to be at the centre of things.

Justin King: "Perhaps PR does need to rebrand itself"

Justin King: "Perhaps PR does need to rebrand itself"

Ask the ebullient former CEO of Sainsbury's what he really thinks about PR and he refuses to answer. "I reject the premise of your question," he says, "because there's an inherent negativity to it."

Flop of the month: Sainsbury's missteps as 50p challenge gets thumbs down

Flop of the month: Sainsbury's missteps as 50p challenge gets thumbs down

Sainsbury's, like every other supermarket in the high street, is engaged in a fierce battle to the death with its rivals.

Seeing Red: Early involvement means better results

Seeing Red: Early involvement means better results

PR teams do their best work when they have buy-in from senior management, says Muckle Media director Nathalie Agnew.

Closing the confidence gap

Closing the confidence gap

Lisa Day and her mentor on the PRWeek Mentoring Project, Christine Johnson, discuss how women in comms can let lack of confidence hold them back.

I didn't get where I am today... without authenticity

I didn't get where I am today... without authenticity

Being authentic means sometimes ignoring the directive of your boss, says Mary Whenman, MD, corporate, financial and PA at Weber Shandwick.

Hit or Miss? Richard Branson vaunts Virgin Group unlimited holiday policy

Hit or Miss? Richard Branson vaunts Virgin Group unlimited holiday policy

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has penned a blog titled 'Why we're letting Virgin staff take as much holiday as they want'.

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Latest Jobs

Recent City & corporate people moves

Eulogy hires MHP's Elisabeth Field as Lara Leventhal heads to Ogilvy

Eulogy hires MHP's Elisabeth Field as Lara Leventhal heads to Ogilvy

MHP's Elisabeth Field is to join Eulogy to replace MD Lara Leventhal, who is leaving the agency after 14 years to take the role of deputy MD at Ogilvy PR next month.

Camarco brings in Citigate co-founder Ginny Pulbrook as a partner

Camarco brings in Citigate co-founder Ginny Pulbrook as a partner

Capital Market Communications (Camarco) has appointed Citigate Dewe Rogerson's Ginny Pulbrook as a partner.

Tesla's Simon Sproule named Aston Martin CMO

Tesla's Simon Sproule named Aston Martin CMO

Simon Sproule is leaving Tesla after a six-month stint as VP of communications and marketing to become Aston Martin's chief marketing officer.

Apple appoints Dowling as interim PR head

Apple appoints Dowling as interim PR head

Apple has tapped Steve Dowling as interim PR head, following the departure earlier this year of communications chief Katie Cotton.

Lansons strengthens City and corporate offering with Tom Baldock hire

Lansons strengthens City and corporate offering with Tom Baldock hire

Lansons has hired Tom Baldock to the newly created director of financial comms role to further strengthen the agency's City and corporate offering.

Conservative Party loses deputy comms chief to Barratt

Conservative Party loses deputy comms chief to Barratt

The Tory Party has moved to hire the Transport Secretary's special adviser Ben Mascall as deputy director of communications to replace Tim Collins, who is joining the housebuilder Barratt.

MSLGroup's Jeremy Sice to step down with joint CEOs to replace him

MSLGroup's Jeremy Sice to step down with joint CEOs to replace him

MSLGroup has promoted Jason Frank and James Parsons from their respective roles as chief marketing officer and chief operating officer to replace Jeremy Sice as joint CEOs.