Visa Europe worked with content creation agency The 10 Group to create a video that shows Christmas day workers and volunteers being surprised with gifts.
Global power giant ABB Group has recruited a new public affairs team and strengthened its media relations team, with the changes effective from 1 January.
The Cabinet Office has dismissed opposition party criticism over the rising cost of ministers' special advisers, claiming that their "average salary is 8% lower than under the previous Government".
Portland is to launch dedicated financial, internal comms and digital/creative business units in 2015 as it announces the promotion of Oliver Pauley to UK MD and 13 new partners to its UK and international businesses.
MHP Communications has won an account with pension scheme administrator RPMI to handle comms for its investment arm, Railpen Investments.
Gatwick Airport has appointed Grayling as its communications partner for the next two years, after a competitive pitch.
MRM has won the UK account for the Wealth Platform of SEI, the global financial firm.
'Uber' is a prefix denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing. Unfortunately, the company of the same name has been outstanding for all the wrong reasons.
MHP Communications has been appointed by Palmer & Harvey, the national food, drink and tobacco wholesaling giant with an annual turnover of £4bn, to advise on financial and corporate comms.
Digital Realty, a data services firm, has extended its relationship with Lewis PR for a European campaign.
Cameron Parsons has been promoted to global CEO at GMR Marketing, replacing Gary Reynolds, GMR founder, who will become chairman.
Gay Collins is to leave her role as executive chairman of MHP Communications at the end of this year, PRWeek has learned.
Good Relations has won a competitive pitch to handle Samsung UK's corporate PR brief and b2b projects in the UK and Ireland.
Weber Shandwick Manchester has promoted Jessica Wilkinson and Anna Varley Jones to its senior management team.
Citypress PR has been appointed by high street insurance broker Swinton Insurance, following a competitive pitch.
Volkswagen Financial Services UK is seeking retained PR agency representation for the first time, PRWeek has learnt.
From the slick 'Yes' campaign that almost delivered a sensational victory in the Scottish independence referendum to the embarrassing spectacle of Ed Miliband's attempt to eat a bacon sandwich, 2014 has demonstrated the increasing importance of presenting the right image. But who were the biggest PR winners and losers of the year? Here are my top five in each category:
Flack has seen some weird and wonderful things this year and we've rounded up the best of the bunch. And remember, if you're out and about at an industry event, make sure that you're on your best behaviour, because the mysterious Flack is watching you...
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The Big Partnership, the Glasgow-based PR and digital marketing agency, has announced two new appointments "designed to meet rising demand for digital services".
New CEO Brad Staples names leadership team, including wider roles for Nelson Fernandez and Nicolas Bouvier.
Headland has made a raft of new hires, including Paul Griffin who joins from Citigate as a director.
Infinite Spada has made its first senior appointment since announcing its formation in October, hiring former Linklaters global head of corporate comms Bruce Wraight as a director.
Automotive PR specialist PFPR Communications has recruited two former account managers to its senior management team following the addition of new clients in 2014 including Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Porter Novelli has appointed Debbie Spitz, formerly director of external communications for Coca-Cola Enterprises, in a new role as director of the agency's UK technology practice.
Corporate comms agency Pagefield has appointed Alan Pascoe MBE, former Olympic silver medallist and vice-chairman of London's 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, to its advisory board.