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UK's Beattie Communications heads to Canada in wake of Brexit

UK's Beattie Communications heads to Canada in wake of Brexit

Creative comms group Beattie Communications, which has 100 staff across its eight UK offices, has annouced plans to open four offices in Canada.

In brief: PLMR hires from Crown Estate, Just:: Health rebrands, wins for MHP and TK

PLMR hires Nicolas Clark, Just:: Health rebrands, MHP wins Avant Homes and more from PRWeek UK.

NFL makes $10m commitment to back new anti-sexual-violence initiative

NFL makes $10m commitment to back new anti-sexual-violence initiative

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center took the lead on Tuesday explaining the creation of Raliance, a new initiative backed by sexual-violence-prevention groups and the NFL.

Seismic shock for UK PR as country votes out but practitioners highlight opportunities to help clients adapt

Seismic shock for UK PR as country votes out but practitioners highlight opportunities to help clients adapt

As the UK awoke to the news that Britain had voted to leave the EU by a margin of 52 per cent to 48 per cent and that Prime Minister David Cameron will leave office in the autumn, UK PR firms told PRWeek what they think the implications are for their businesses and their clients.

Nissan reorganizes global comms function

Nissan reorganizes global comms function

The automaker said Thursday morning that it was making the changes to support the company's growth and performance around the world.

New trend sees corporate comms chiefs seeking to run the company

New trend sees corporate comms chiefs seeking to run the company

A fifth of corporate affairs specialists are considering the transition to chief executive jobs and comms plays an increasingly important role in general management, a new report says.

Invest NI seeks U.S. PR firms to promote Northern Ireland to businesses

Invest NI seeks U.S. PR firms to promote Northern Ireland to businesses

The economic development organization is looking for as many as two agencies to promote Northern Ireland as a great place to do business.

Brands' lack of purpose endangers consumer relationships, says Edelman

Brands' lack of purpose endangers consumer relationships, says Edelman

REI's Opt Outside, Dove's Real Beauty, and CVS' #OneGoodReason all scored with consumers seeking purpose, the firm said.

Chinese bank slammed after spanking video goes viral

Chinese bank slammed after spanking video goes viral

A rural commercial bank in Changzhi has grabbed global headlines after footage emerged of employees being physically abused for underperforming.

Facebook unveils four new ways for advertisers and marketers to reach its mobile users

Facebook unveils four new ways for advertisers and marketers to reach its mobile users

The new and updated tools were introduced at the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

PRCA Census 2016: How do PR professionals spend their time?

PRCA Census 2016: How do PR professionals spend their time?

Part five of the PRCA's 2016 Census reveals that digital and social media work has massively increased, while other traditional PR tasks appear to be on the wane.

The people will judge my reputation, Sir Philip Green tells select committee

The people will judge my reputation, Sir Philip Green tells select committee

"I can't be judge and jury," Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green told MPs, when asked yesterday whether a gruelling six-hour select committee hearing had enhanced or detracted from his personal reputation as a businessman.

PRCA Census 2016: Regional variations emerge in pay, gender and ethnicity

PRCA Census 2016: Regional variations emerge in pay, gender and ethnicity

Part three of the PRCA's 2016 Census looks at regional variations, with the South East showing the highest pay levels and the most diversity.

G4S statement says firm 'providing full support' after employee identified as Orlando gunman

G4S statement says firm 'providing full support' after employee identified as Orlando gunman

Global security and outsourcing firm G4S has released a statement expressing its 'deep shock' and outlining details of the employee who has been identified as the gunman who killed 50 people in a nightclub in the US city of Orlando during the weekend.

PRCA Census 2016: Salary data finds austerity biting, especially for senior roles

PRCA Census 2016: Salary data finds austerity biting, especially for senior roles

Part two of the PRCA's 2016 Census shows that salaries in PR are stil under pressure, while the gender pay gap continues.

PRCA Census 2016: Demographics, diversity concerns and gender (im)balance

PRCA Census 2016: Demographics, diversity concerns and gender (im)balance

The PRCA's 2016 Census reveals that salaries in PR continue to feel austerity's pinch, while practitioners expect to spend more of their time delivering digital campaigns, notably in the growing tech and health sectors.

Opinion and features

Cannes entries show that PR has some big ideas and even bigger balls

Cannes entries show that PR has some big ideas and even bigger balls

Hello from the midway point of jury duty at Cannes - we've seen pretty much everything we're here to judge, but we're yet to get to the pointy end of shortlist and silverware selection.

Inspiring creativity within PR campaigns

Inspiring creativity within PR campaigns

A recent study revealed that the public relations industry is finally, after years of oversight, embracing creativity as a central driving force, with 88 per cent of PR practitioners citing it as fundamental to what they do.

Jeff Weiner: 'The LinkedIn you know is only getting better'

Jeff Weiner: 'The LinkedIn you know is only getting better'

The LinkedIn chief executive worked to put users' and employees' minds at ease on Monday morning about its impending acquisition by Microsoft.

Sharapova's masterful comms performance was not enough to escape a ban

Sharapova's masterful comms performance was not enough to escape a ban

Maria Sharapova has been handed a two-year ban for using meldonium, a drug that treats heart disease.

The way you manage your online reputation says a lot about you

The way you manage your online reputation says a lot about you

Astute boardroom leaders are realising that managing reputations online brings a new set of threats.

Dodging the question: smart or dumb?

Dodging the question: smart or dumb?

Politicians are famous for dodging journalists' questions, and it is happening all too often.

Why there is a different rule book for pitching to broadcast

Why there is a different rule book for pitching to broadcast

As experts we are constantly striving for new and better ways of engaging people; that and delivering greater reach, greater influence and greater returns on investment of course.

It's complicated...the changing relationship between PR and marketing
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It's complicated...the changing relationship between PR and marketing

In partnership with global communications agency LEWIS, PRWeek hosted an executive debate at PR360 that explored the changing nature of the relationship between PR and marketing

Mind the gap - how to gain the trust of senior clients as a young PR consultant

Mind the gap - how to gain the trust of senior clients as a young PR consultant

PRWeek's 2013 PR Census showed that 46 per cent of all PR agency employees were aged between 25 and 34. So how can today's generation of great young PR people be confident in the boardroom?

Smart PR enables more powerful insights

Smart PR enables more powerful insights

Relying on gut feeling about a campaign doesn't cut it any longer - smart PR involves using business intelligence to ensure success.

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Trainline brings in MSLGroup's Victoria Biggs as European comms chief

Trainline brings in MSLGroup's Victoria Biggs as European comms chief

Senior MSLGroup director Victoria Biggs will join train booking company Trainline in August in the newly created role of European director of comms.

In brief: Influence briefed by Jaguar, Cartwright hired by recruiter, Branding Business launches

In brief: Influence briefed by Jaguar, Cartwright hired by recruiter, Branding Business launches

Influence briefed by Jaguar, Cartwright recruited by recruiter, Gravity Global launches Branding Business and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: MHP expands Kleenex work, Aduro wins Mr Men, Newmarket, Manifest London

MHP to handle Kleenex social media, Aduro wins Mr Men campaign, Bell Pottinger gets influential with Air France and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Bellenden and AAT hires, Sarcoma UK appoints House, maternity discrimination campaigners

Bellenden and AAT make senior hires, cancer charity Sarcoma UK appoints House to raise awareness, 'Pregnant Then Screwed' launches buddy service for women going through tribunal system and more from PRWeek UK.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies promotes Joan Ramon Vilamitjana to Spain CEO

Hill+Knowlton Strategies promotes Joan Ramon Vilamitjana to Spain CEO

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Joan Ramon Vilamitjana as CEO of its Spanish business, replacing H+K veteran Eloisa Alonso, who becomes chairman.

In brief: Senior recruits at TCS, Hanover hires Thomson, Clarion wins British Turkey brief

Senior hires at The Communications Store, Hanover hires Tory policy maker, Clarion wins British Turkey brief and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Better Bankside hires Storm, Headland recruits, Comms revamp at Glasgow council

In brief: Better Bankside hires Storm, Headland recruits, Comms revamp at Glasgow council

Better Bankside project hires Storm Communications, Headland names new associate directors and Glasgow council hires ex-BBC journalist John Morrison to overhaul online comms.