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Spurs plans to 'challenge fans behaviours and beliefs' with new stadium experience

Spurs plans to 'challenge fans behaviours and beliefs' with new stadium experience

Tottenham Hotspur's head of marketing has told PRWeek the club is creating a brand experience at its new stadium in order to "change behaviours and beliefs" around how fans enjoy a trip to the football.

Newgate Communications takes Bell Pottinger veteran David Telling for senior role

Newgate Communications takes Bell Pottinger veteran David Telling for senior role

David Telling, formerly a partner at Bell Pottinger, has been appointed by Newgate Communications to expand its geopolitical and corporate client portfolio.

APCO opens office in Frankfurt to ensure post-Brexit presence in financial hub

APCO opens office in Frankfurt to ensure post-Brexit presence in financial hub

APCO will open an office in Frankfurt, the major finance hub of Germany, which will be led by its current deputy MD in the country.

In brief: MHP wins bank brief, Henry Boot hires Hudson Sandler, WPP's Chinese buy

MHP wins British Business Bank, Henry Boot hires Hudson Sandler, WPP buys out Shanghai businesses and more from PRWeek UK.

Louis Vuitton faces shareholder activism after Peta buys stake in parent company

Louis Vuitton faces shareholder activism after Peta buys stake in parent company

Animal rights campaign PETA has bought shares in LVMH, owner of Louis Vuitton and a number of other luxury brands, allowing it to attend shareholder meetings and question the board.

In brief: FHF adds senior duo, Edelman agency hires, Bite wins, Limelight recruited

Edelman agency Smithfield hires director, FleishmanHillard Fishburn adds two, Rocket Fuel appoints Bite, and Curve Group recruits Limelight.

In brief: Wellcome Trust hires Third City, Havas' software brief, Headland wins Paragon

Wellcome Trust hires Third City, Havas handed global software brief, Headland wins banking group Paragon, bandv brings in Maz Beagley and more from PRWeek UK.

AmEx, S&P Global veteran Christine Elliott joins Mastercard

AmEx, S&P Global veteran Christine Elliott joins Mastercard

She has held roles at S&P Global, American Express, and Hill & Knowlton.

In Pictures: PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2017

In Pictures: PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2017

The PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards presentation took place last night at The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in Soho - and a PRWeek snapper was on hand to capture the evening.

Ex-Bell Pottinger corporate and financial MD Stephen Benzikie launches new agency

Ex-Bell Pottinger corporate and financial MD Stephen Benzikie launches new agency

Stephen Benzikie, a former MD of Bell Pottinger's Corporate & Financial practice, has teamed up with other senior comms figures to launch a new London-based communications agency.

Burson-Marsteller ups Mike Fernandez to US CEO

Burson-Marsteller ups Mike Fernandez to US CEO

Four months after joining the WPP agency as chair of its global corporate and financial practice, Mike Fernandez has a new role: U.S. CEO.

PR will be 'stranded' and 'purposeless' if Section 40 is introduced, comms pros warn

PR will be 'stranded' and 'purposeless' if Section 40 is introduced, comms pros warn

Journalists and members of the PR community have warned there could be dire consequences for the comms industry if the government decides to implement Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Ogilvy PR beats Edelman and Instinctif to win Inmarsat Aviation brief

Ogilvy PR beats Edelman and Instinctif to win Inmarsat Aviation brief

Global satellite communications and connectivity giant Inmarsat has appointed Ogilvy Public Relations for a global PR brief following a competitive pitch that included Edelman and Instinctif.

Deliveroo ends Havas PR relationship amid major comms shakeup

Deliveroo ends Havas PR relationship amid major comms shakeup

Ex-George Osborne aide Thea Rogers has become Deliveroo's PR chief, while the food delivery business will appoint new consumer and corporate agencies after ending work with Havas PR.

Major investment consultancy Redington hires MRM after pitch

Redington, the UK's fourth largest investment consultancy, has hired MRM following a competitive pitch.

Metro Bank comms director joins Hume Brophy in London

Metro Bank comms director joins Hume Brophy in London

Pete Murray has joined agency Hume Brophy's London office as director of corporate affairs, following two years leading comms for Metro Bank.

Opinion and features

Trump tweets: 6 steps to surviving a 140-character crisis

Trump tweets: 6 steps to surviving a 140-character crisis

One thing's for sure: Donald Trump will be an unconventional commander-in-chief. It's time to update your crisis plan in response to a potential Twitter beef with the 45th president of the United States.

Nonsense about regional offices making agencies 'diverse' needs to end

Nonsense about regional offices making agencies 'diverse' needs to end

Diversity is a serious issue for public relations. If you're an agency with a regional office pretending this makes you diverse, please stop.

Regulation: a crisis of trust?

Regulation: a crisis of trust?

Consider, if you will, two seemingly unconnected stories with potentially seismic implications for the PR industry.

Inside in-house: National Trust embracing digital to promote the nation's legacy

Inside in-house: National Trust embracing digital to promote the nation's legacy

The National Trust's comms and content team speak to PRWeek about why it has moved away from the classic PR model - and 'traditional' PR stunts.

Want to tackle diversity? Dump the diversity circus

Want to tackle diversity? Dump the diversity circus

I was born in Tanzania to a Ugandan father and a Rwandan-Tanzanian mother. I'm always surprised by those that talk about Africa as if it's a country and Africans as if we are all the same.

Diversity in PR: Industry struggling to arrest 'achingly slow' progress

Diversity in PR: Industry struggling to arrest 'achingly slow' progress

Despite the detriment to its work and reputation, the PR industry is still struggling to think differently about how it can diversify its workforce.

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Silver winner - UKTV

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Silver winner - UKTV

The In-house Department - Silver winner in the PRWeek Best Places to Work Awards is UKTV, with 'admirable training initiatives' and a progressive approach to diversity impressing judges.

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Bronze winner - O2

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Bronze winner - O2

The work-life balance at O2 contributed to the telecoms titan taking 'In-house' Bronze in the PRWeek Best Places to Work Awards this year.

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Gold winner - Smart Energy GB

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Gold winner - Smart Energy GB

A 'dynamic and progressive culture' helped Smart Energy take the In-house Department - Gold trophy in the PRWeek Best Places to Work Awards 2017.

Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride: corporate comms predictions for 2017

Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride: corporate comms predictions for 2017

The timetable may still be uncertain, but corporate comms practitioners must be able to show that business strategies are in place as Brexit nears.

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Recent City & corporate people moves

Hanover gets ex-Publicis Healthcare leader Korving as health chair

Hanover gets ex-Publicis Healthcare leader Korving as health chair

Former Publicis Healthcare boss Anna Korving has joined Hanover to chair its healthcare practice, which is led by Andrew Harrison.

In brief: M&C Saatchi PR to launch Resident Evil 7, Montfort hires senior journalist, New Leeds co-owner hires Bevington

M&C Saatchi PR appointed to launch Resident Evil 7, Montfort Communications hires finance journalist as senior consultant, new Leeds co-owner hires Bevington and more from PRWeek UK.

British American Tobacco comms chief leaves post after seven months

British American Tobacco comms chief leaves post after seven months

Lucinda Kemeny, former head of communications within British American Tobacco's next generation products division, has left the role after just seven months with the company.

This Girl Can creator Tanya Joseph departs Sport England and takes Hanover role

This Girl Can creator Tanya Joseph departs Sport England and takes Hanover role

Tanya Joseph, the former director of business partnerships at Sport England who was regarded as the architect of the This Girl Can campaign, has left the organisation.

In brief: John Farrell to chair elliotts, Archer to bring ilk to London, Cartwright wins Jeunesse

John Farrell among new appointments at elliotts, Archer to lead ilk in London, Cartwright wins Jeunesse and more from PRWeek UK.

Burson-Marsteller appoints pollster Joel Benenson worldwide vice chair

Burson-Marsteller appoints pollster Joel Benenson worldwide vice chair

The chief strategist of Hillary Clinton's 2016 White House campaign will continue in his role leading Benenson Strategy Group.

In brief: senior Bell Pottinger hires, new PR firm for Acer, Hackett to Mundipharma

Bell Pottinger's hires and fashion work, Acer UK hires Agent42, Travel Portland hires Black Diamond, new US boss for Burson and more from PRWeek UK.