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Government will name and shame companies that fail to address gender pay gap

Government will name and shame companies that fail to address gender pay gap

From 2018, companies with more than 250 employees that fail to address the gender pay gap will be highlighted in league tables as part of equality measures announced by the Government.

Deadline extended for UK PR agencies to be included in Top 150

Deadline extended for UK PR agencies to be included in Top 150

The deadline for agencies to submit financial figures to be included in PRWeek's Top 150 UK PR Consultancies list has been extended to Tuesday 23 February.

Google told by MPs in tax session: 'This is staining your reputation'

Google told by MPs in tax session: 'This is staining your reputation'

Google EMEA president Matt Brittin faced repeated criticism from MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee yesterday morning when he was quizzed, alongside Google vice-president of finance Tom Hutchinson, about the internet giant's £130m settlement in UK back taxes over ten years.

New press regulator powers and 'tightrope walk' welcomed by PRCA

New press regulator powers and 'tightrope walk' welcomed by PRCA

The PRCA has welcomed the increased powers awarded to press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

Is editorial independence threatened when advertising spend is invoked?

Is editorial independence threatened when advertising spend is invoked?

A spat between a Financial Times columnist and the head of comms for Hewlett Packard Enterprise that invoked the company's advertising spend with the newspaper has turned the spotlight on editorial independence this week.

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59m in annual revenue

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59m in annual revenue

Constant expansion and a "self-reinforcing business model" fuel growth of adland's most prestigious - and expensive - awards show.

In brief: TechUK hires MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, '30 Under 30' leaves Hotwire, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

In brief: TechUK hires MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, '30 Under 30' leaves Hotwire, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Tech trade body appoints MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, Hotwire's David Clare joins Fox Agency and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel appoints new PR director.

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Telecoms regulator rules against internet app, sending Facebook back to the PR drawing board

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

As part of the shift, Joanne Krell has returned to GM as executive director of corporate communications after seven years at the Kellogg Foundation.

In Brief: NEFF hires Golin, AA calls in Rhizome, TVC wins Landbay, Pharo joins 72Point, GingerComms, Beattie, PR Agency One

In Brief: NEFF hires Golin, AA calls in Rhizome, TVC wins Landbay, Pharo joins 72Point, GingerComms, Beattie, PR Agency One

NEFF appoints Golin for global brief, AA calls in Rhizome, Pharo joins 72Point as COO, Landbay hires TVC Group and more from PRWeek UK.

Grayling UK hires head of corporate

Grayling UK hires head of corporate

Grayling has hired David Flynn as its new head of corporate, where he will be responsible for overseeing business growth in the UK.

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league, says Mergermarket report

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league, says Mergermarket report

Brunswick maintained its position as the PR agency that offered comms support to the greatest number of M&A deals globally in 2015, both by value and volume of deals, new research suggests.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute 'ad threat' claim

Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute 'ad threat' claim

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has strongly disputed claims by an FT columnist that the software firm's comms chief Henry Gomez wrote a 'threatening' and 'aggressive' letter to her with suggestions about the newspaper's relationship with its advertisers, and has provided PRWeek with a copy of the letter.

FleishmanHillard wins global PR brief for headphone maker Bose

FleishmanHillard wins global PR brief for headphone maker Bose

FleishmanHillard has been appointed as Bose's first global PR agency, PRWeek has learned.

Social media divide emerges in FTSE100 as corporations get creative

Social media divide emerges in FTSE100 as corporations get creative

FTSE100 companies are getting more engagement on social media as they embrace more creative methods, says new research that highlights a divide between those firms that exploit social channels and those that don't.

KFC teams up with Edelman ahead of Super Bowl 50

KFC teams up with Edelman ahead of Super Bowl 50

The fast-food chain is hinting it will once again introduce a new actor to portray Colonel Sanders during Sunday's game.

Opinion and features

Liverpool fans delivered a textbook political stunt in response to a tick-box consultation

Liverpool fans delivered a textbook political stunt in response to a tick-box consultation

When Liverpool fans walked out in the 77th minute against Sunderland, it was a textbook political stunt, highlighting just how well-organised their grassroots campaign was.

International Expansion: Why clients want familiar PR agencies in unfamiliar markets

International Expansion: Why clients want familiar PR agencies in unfamiliar markets

There is a trend for clients wanting their existing agencies to expand abroad rather than having to hire a new agency in an unfamiliar market.

Uber has a new logo - and people are outraged

Uber has a new logo - and people are outraged

Twitter users gave the new logo, which Uber touted to several media outlets, a poor rating on Tuesday.

Three reasons why it's time to ditch the demographics

Three reasons why it's time to ditch the demographics

Demographics are the past and it is time to get rid of them, writes Rich Wilson of Relative Insight

My biggest gaffe: Being lax about locations

My biggest gaffe: Being lax about locations

Shaneil Patel, account manager at Taylor Herring, learned the hard way that some locations require permission to film in them.

Crisis comms: The power of preparedness

Crisis comms: The power of preparedness

Time is of the essence, they say. I don't know who 'they' are, but 'they' may well have worked in PR; a sector that has had crisis response and issues management at its foundation since it began, says Four Consulting's Alun James.

Twitter looks to GCI, Ketchum vet Leslie Berland to fill CMO role

Twitter looks to GCI, Ketchum vet Leslie Berland to fill CMO role

The social media platform hired Leslie Berland, a veteran of GCI Group and Ketchum, from American Express for its CMO position.

24 hours in Davos

24 hours in Davos

Day one in Davos has come to an end and I can say with certainty that I've walked away with some important learnings - some that make me optimistic for the future, others that are more concerning, writes Barri Rafferty at Ketchum.

Country Case File: Gentle optimism for Japan's PR industry as economy begins slow recovery

Country Case File: Gentle optimism for Japan's PR industry as economy begins slow recovery

In the latest of PRWeek Asia's monthly country spotlights, we assess the economic outlook, the media landscape and the opportunities for PR in Japan

Brand apologies in the human era

Brand apologies in the human era

Candor is critical to good business in the age of the empowered consumer, stresses Lippincott's senior partner for design.

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In brief: Speyside goes to Iran, Kazoo nets Young's Seafood, plus Burson, Threepipe

In brief: Speyside goes to Iran, Kazoo nets Young's Seafood, plus Burson, Threepipe

Speyside launches Inside Iran, Kazoo nets Young's Seafood, Burson's Chris Cartwright heads to Farner and more from PRWeek UK.

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

She will lead growth, development, and integration of the health, technology, corporate, and consumer practices at Edelman's DJE Holdings sister agency.

In brief: CIPR's Ross to depart, The Crown Estate names new corporate affairs chief, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, Costcutter hires MCG

In brief: CIPR's Ross to depart, The Crown Estate names new corporate affairs chief, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, Costcutter hires MCG

CIPR's Andrew Ross to depart, The Crown Estate promotes Andy Payne to head of corporate affairs, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, MCG appointed to Costcutter brief and more from PRWeek UK.

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Robert Senior is to lead Publicis Communications' new agency collective in the UK.

Edelman restructures UAE operation with new leadership team under Tod Donhauser

Edelman restructures UAE operation with new leadership team under Tod Donhauser

Edelman has announced a new leadership team in the United Arab Emirates, naming Edelman South Africa managing director Tod Donhauser as the new Edelman UAE chief executive, as part of a restructure following last year's acquisition of local agency Dabo & Co.

Samsung UK head of PR Rachel Lloyd departs following restructure

Samsung UK head of PR Rachel Lloyd departs following restructure

Samsung UK head of PR Rachel Lloyd has left the company following a restructure.

In brief: M&C Saatchi agencies win Boat Race work and Jacamo, Gym Group hires Instinctif, sushi chain hires Lewis, new briefs for Octopus

In brief: M&C Saatchi agencies win Boat Race work and Jacamo, Gym Group hires Instinctif, sushi chain hires Lewis, new briefs for Octopus

M&C Saatchi steers boat race PR, Octopus wins client duo, Lewis to help sushi firm expand and more from PRWeek UK.