United Biscuits has consolidated its comms arrangements, ending a long-term relationship with Publicasity by shifting its trade PR work to 3 Monkeys Communications.
The PR businesses of former Bell Pottinger parent group Chime Communications have reported a drop in profits in the first half of 2014.
Cleaning brand Ecover has handed Lexis a new European brief as it prepares a relaunch focused on convincing consumers its eco-friendliness does not compromise on quality.
Burger King and Tim Hortons emphasized their commitment to communities in both Canada and the US on Tuesday, after claims that their combination's primary goal is to avoid American taxes.
The multibillion-pound company pension safety net launched by the government nearly ten years ago is hunting for external PR support for the first time.
The holding company behind Burson-Marsteller and Finsbury has put its underperformance in PR behind it with a substantial increase in operating profit for the first six months of the year.
The deal would create a fast-food conglomerate with approximately $22 billion in sales and more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries worldwide.
Reporting to Randy Arickx, executive director of financial comms and IR, Pat Morrissey will oversee GM's corporate media relations.
One of the 'big six' energy firms has begun approaching PR agencies to gauge their interest in pitching for consumer-led work currently held by 3 Monkeys and Tangerine PR.
Tesco's customer insight company Dunnhumby has appointed W to handle its corporate PR.
UK-based domestic and European airline Flybe is in talks with agencies about its corporate and financial PR after a decade with Instinctif Partners.
Parcel delivery company Yodel has appointed Berkeley PR to handle a comms brief aimed at consumers, retailers and stakeholders.
Paul Baverstock and Robert Nuttall, the founders of reputation management consultancy Fortitude Partners, have set up a reputation insurance broker called Reputation Risk Solutions.
David Plouffe "will be managing all global policy and political activities, communications, and Uber branding efforts," the company's CEO, Travis Kalanick, wrote in a blog post on the hire.
The Westminster & City Property Associations has hired TTA Property senior partner Charles Begley as executive director.
Max Clifford's PR firm is to be wound up owing £473,000 to 19 creditors including the taxman, Channel 4 and the Newspaper Licensing Agency, records at Companies House show.
The morality of news management is in the spotlight once again after Gawker slammed Edelman as a "soulless PR conglomerate" for its 'Carpe Diem' blog on Robin Williams.
As Huntsworth's half-year results were looming last week, and as the share price continued to flatline, one suspected the group would pull yet another rabbit from its top hat; few predicted that rabbit would be Lord Chadlington himself.
Let's stop being apologetic about wanting to reduce our hours, says founder of LMC PR Lara Molins Caplin. Project work is the future of comms and is perfectly suited to flexi-workers.
Fund managers' refreshing willingness to speak at key times is now a handy weapon in our PR armoury.
Tesco announced this week that its CEO Philip Clarke is to be replaced by Unilever's head of personal care, Dave Lewis.
Ex-european director of external communications at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Debbie Spitz, shares her tips on how to get the best from, and even enjoy, networking.
Airbnb, the short-term accommodation businesss, updated its brand identity this week and introduced a new logo that it named the Bélo, "the universal symbol of belonging".
Women are often paid less than men but it's our responsibility to make our case, says Hotwire director and member of the PRWeek Mentoring Project, Kate Hamilton.
It is almost impossible to grab attention through all the noise. The truth has become invisible.
The future is bright for the global PR industry. But it will only maximise growth by ceasing to be the PR industry as we know it.
Cashback site Quidco has hired Victoria Leyton from financial PR agency Lansons as part of a shake-up splitting its top comms role.
Corporate concierge company Ten Group has hired Fever PR board director Zoe Sobol to help it attract consumers to its services.
Christie will serve as VP of international media. He will manage media relations for Alibaba outside of Greater China. Meanwhile, Kuperman will be responsible for leading international strategic comms initiatives for Alibaba.
Doug Busk has succeeded Ashley Brown, who left Coca-Cola in June to join technology startup Spredfast as VP of social strategy.
Emma Sibbles, the editor of the magazine published by online clothing retailer ASOS, is to join the Leeds-based agency Finn as head of creative and content.
John West has left financial and corporate PR agency Tavistock Communications after seven years as chief executive and has been replaced by board directors Matt Ridsdale and Jos Simson.
Sarah Richardson, a director at Edelman and former Lord Mayor of Westminster, is to join Centrica Energy in the newly created role of director of public affairs.