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Sorrell: data and digital have helped PR industry lose its 'inferiority complex'

Sorrell: data and digital have helped PR industry lose its 'inferiority complex'

PR has changed dramatically in the last two years as data and digital skills come to the fore and the industry has less of an inferiority complex than it did, according to WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell.

Labour and Conservatives must project unity to voters beyond conference hall

Labour and Conservatives must project unity to voters beyond conference hall

Labour must convey the message to voters beyond the conference hall that it can hold the Government to account on the issues on which it is united, such as Brexit, grammar schools and health, according to Tony Blair's former comms director, David Hill.

Former Apple comms staffer Sarah O'Brien joins Tesla

Former Apple comms staffer Sarah O'Brien joins Tesla

She has joined the electric car company as senior director of communications.

Nick Denton: 'The internet is like Somalia, filled with warring clans'

Nick Denton: 'The internet is like Somalia, filled with warring clans'

The Gawker Media founder described how the web reinforces people's pre-existing notions at Percolate's Transition Conference in New York on Tuesday afternoon.

McDonalds' London 2012 sponsorship chief takes top comms job at Arla Foods

McDonalds' London 2012 sponsorship chief takes top comms job at Arla Foods

Nick Hindle has been appointed global head of corporate comms by the dairy giant Arla Foods.

Is this Skittles statement the best corporate response to the Trump campaign yet?

Is this Skittles statement the best corporate response to the Trump campaign yet?

Confectionery giant Wrigley has issued a deft response to Donald Trump's son comparing refugees to poisoned Skittles, saying: "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people."

Stoptober campaign returns with Facebook Messenger bot to motivate smokers to quit

Stoptober campaign returns with Facebook Messenger bot to motivate smokers to quit

Stoptober, the annual 28-day mass quit smoking campaign from Public Health England and Freuds, is back for a fifth year and is using Facebook - including a new Facebook Messenger bot - as its key social channel.

Diageo gives Teneo Blue Rubicon global corporate account after dropping Edelman

Diageo gives Teneo Blue Rubicon global corporate account after dropping Edelman

Global drinks giant Diageo has given its global corporate comms account to Teneo Blue Rubicon, the newly reshuffled London agency, after a lengthy search process.

Wargaming launches WWI VR app to mark tank's first use at the Somme

Wargaming launches WWI VR app to mark tank's first use at the Somme

Wargaming, creator of online game World of Tanks, has launched a free augmented and virtual reality app called Tank 100, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first deployment of tanks at the Somme in September 1916.

Newington nabs CBI's comms director to lead corporate affairs

Newington nabs CBI's comms director to lead corporate affairs

Newington Communications has appointed former CBI comms director Muniya Barua to the role of director of corporate affairs.

Asda to end Freuds contract after retailer gets new corporate affairs chief and CEO

Asda to end Freuds contract after retailer gets new corporate affairs chief and CEO

Retailer Asda has confirmed to PRWeek that it has served notice on its contract with Freud Communications.

FTI Consulting formalises global affiliate network, extending reach to 100 countries

FTI Consulting formalises global affiliate network, extending reach to 100 countries

FTI Consulting has formalised the global network of affiliate agencies for its Strategic Communications arm, with 'Gold' and 'Silver' status being offered to affiliates.

In brief: Sellotape sticks with Mercieca, Diehl departs, Creston forms partnership

Virgo Health gets innovative, Sellotape sticks with Mercieca, Media Trust founder steps down, Ibérica chooses Burt Greener Communications and more from PRWeek UK.

FTI Consulting rolls out Geopolitical Intelligence practice

FTI Consulting rolls out Geopolitical Intelligence practice

FTI said it is launching the practice amid "unprecedented political risk and instability" facing companies.

British Council loses comms director to King's College Hospital

British Council loses comms director to King's College Hospital

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Sao Bui-Van as its comms director, taking up his new role next month.

Brunswick ditched as Teneo Blue Rubicon takes brief with B&Q owner Kingfisher

Brunswick ditched as Teneo Blue Rubicon takes brief with B&Q owner Kingfisher

Newly rebranded agency Teneo Blue Rubicon has been appointed to a corporate and financial PR brief with retail group Kingfisher, to support its One Kingfisher group transformation plan.

Opinion and features

London Fashion Week is huge PR opportunity but financial stakes are high

London Fashion Week is huge PR opportunity but financial stakes are high

The world's buyers, editors, bloggers and our industry's newly termed VIPs - the influencers - have descended on the capital for London Fashion Week, as the British Fashion Council showcases our homegrown talent to the world.

Outrage at 'Bake Off' move risks giving Channel 4 a soggy bottom

Outrage at 'Bake Off' move risks giving Channel 4 a soggy bottom

The news that Channel 4 has outbid BBC to air future episodes of the Great British Bake Off has left fans of the show angrier than Paul Hollywood with a face full of over-baked pancakes.

Industry Voice: 'The new PRCA name shows we represent everyone in this industry'

Industry Voice: 'The new PRCA name shows we represent everyone in this industry'

PRCA director-general Francis Ingham explains how the new name & branding was essential to represent 'blurred' dividing lines between PR and comms practices.

Time for the PR industry to put its money where its mouth is on equal pay

Time for the PR industry to put its money where its mouth is on equal pay

Autumn 2016 may come to be seen as a turning point in the debate around equal pay for women in the PR industry, as the PRCA moves to compel agency members to include gender pay gap reporting in its quality kitemark.

Inside in-house: Direct Line - big things with a small team

Inside in-house: Direct Line - big things with a small team

Direct Line's comms heads explain to PRWeek how the firm keeps its PR approach proactive and why its relationship with external agencies is like a marriage.

Liberty Media has the opportunity to open up F1 sponsorship to female-centric brands

Liberty Media has the opportunity to open up F1 sponsorship to female-centric brands

Liberty Media, the US-based media group, is very close to finalising the multibillion-dollar purchase of the Formula 1 motor-racing series.

'Curiouser & Curiouser': Sports Direct, Wonderland and the breaking of old school

'Curiouser & Curiouser': Sports Direct, Wonderland and the breaking of old school

"Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice, "now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was!" - for a business story around company policies, contracts and corporate governance, the telescope of scrutiny has opened up pretty wide on Sports Direct.

Companies must start planning now to comply with tech-security regulations

Companies must start planning now to comply with tech-security regulations

In the 15 years since 9/11, the nature of corporate risk and appropriate responses have changed almost beyond recognition, writes Victoria Cross, managing partner at Instinctif Partners

August business news continues to focus on BHS collapse
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August business news continues to focus on BHS collapse

With Olympics fever gripping the nation in August, the collapse of BHS remained the most noticed business news story of the month

Flack on Friday: Journos and PRs make peace, Apple breaks PR silence, PRWeek jogs to it

Flack on Friday: Journos and PRs make peace, Apple breaks PR silence, PRWeek jogs to it

In Flack this week: Journalists and PR pros trade blows, Apple in issuing statement shock, and PRWeek runs rings around adland (kind of).

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Former Theresa May adviser joins Weber Shandwick as head of public affairs

Former Theresa May adviser joins Weber Shandwick as head of public affairs

Joey Jones, the former Sky political journalist and briefly a media adviser to Theresa May during her home secretary tenure, has been appointed by Weber Shandwick as head of public affairs.

UK Power Networks appoints Bell Pottinger partner to new senior comms role

UK Power Networks appoints Bell Pottinger partner to new senior comms role

UK Power Networks has appointed Julie Minns as head of customer engagement, a new role where she will oversee external communications, stakeholder engagement and sustainability for the UK's largest electrical distributor.

In brief: Newgate adds partner, BoldMove for PRCA, JBP's Cardiff win

Newgate adds partner, BoldMove for PRCA, JBP's Cardiff win and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: InsureandGo hires, BDO brings in Roling, ZPR wins Jewlr, Abbey Road Studios

InsureandGo hires Hills Balfour, BDO brings in Roling, ZPR hired by Jewlr and Abbey Road hires Starscream.

Part-time musician and ex-soap star lead Bell Pottinger's new UK creative setup

Part-time musician and ex-soap star lead Bell Pottinger's new UK creative setup

Bell Pottinger has moved two staffers with performing arts experience into new roles as the agency's joint creative team, with a senior figure at the firm saying PR firms have often been "a bit conservative" in their creative arrangements.

In brief: Golin wins Vets Now, Griffiths leaves Instinctif, Maitland's Nomura hire

Golin wins Vets Now, Griffiths leaves Instinctif, Maitland's Nomura hire and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Lansons hires from Bell Pottinger, Rooster recruits, Peter Ross, Wild Card win

Lansons hires from Bell Pottinger, Pennon promotes IR chief to PR head, Middleton joins Celicourt, Rooster appoints creative director and more from PRWeek UK.