Every month PRWeek UK chooses a Top of the Month and a Flop of the Month - for November, the respective accolades went to Pret's do-good Christmas campaign, and the sexual bragging of Tinder's chief executive.
With Audi's parent company VW embroiled in the biggest scandal in its history and more revelations leaking out, there are still questions to be answered. Matthew Gwyther grills Audi chairman Rupert Stadler about who knew what and when.
National pub group Admiral Taverns has appointed Hudson Sandler to a new brief handling its external PR.
As world leaders prepare to gather in Paris on Monday for the crucial Climate Change Conference - in a city under a state of emergency following the terrorist attacks - PRWeek looks at how the comms of climate change have shifted since the disastrous Copenhagen summit six years ago and why walking the tightrope of language between misery and complacency is vital to tackling the issue.
Autumn Statement: Digital budgets to increase, comms campaign spend centralised, and a U-turn on tax credits
Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement included investment in the Government Digital Service, a change to how comms campaign spending is managed, and an eye-catching U-turn on cutting tax credits.
Opus Energy, the UK energy supplier to independent businesses, has appointed Bottle to lead its external comms and raise awareness of the brand in the SME market.
Volkswagen is reportedly considering dropping its sponsorship of four prominent German football teams following cutbacks to its investment plan after the emissions crisis.
The John Lewis campaign, about a little girl's attempts to connect with a lonely old man on the moon, has taken every other major retailer's efforts to the cleaners during the decisive early stages of the Christmas trading period. It has proved to be a clear favourite among 15 major retail campaigns tracked exclusively for PRWeek on Twitter, but does social sentiment translate into sales? Experts insist that it does.
From the November edition of PRWeek UK: Prince Harry was praised for his involvement in the Invictus Games whereas former Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh didn't do herself any favours during a parliamentary select committee hearing.
APCOA Parking, Europe's largest provider of parking services, has hired Westminster Advisers to work on a corporate communications strategy, and political and policy issues.
A new Newspaper Licensing Agency licensing structure comes into force this week, which the copyright body said is simpler and provides greater certainty for agencies over their costs, but the PRCA has described the move as "smoke and mirrors" and vowed to challenge it.
Ken Cohen, VP of public and government affairs at energy giant ExxonMobil, is to retire on 1 January after more than 38 years at the company.
Lidl is approaching agencies as it looks to appoint its first retained PR agency in the UK.
Company had maintained silence publicly but backed down today and issued a statement apologising to six black Australian schoolboys told to leave store
AXA Investment Managers has appointed Valérie Frohly as global head of corporate comms, based in Paris.
Only half of chief executives take part in crisis preparedness training, according to a new survey.
In Flack this week: Israel comms chief's Obama rap, McDonald's bold slogan, water good PR idea, and who likes short shorts - or bacon-scented pants?
Why do major brands act like social media is the enemy?
Social media is overflowing with "tips" from journalists on how PRs should interact with them. Some are genuinely constructive, many are amusing and occasionally you stumble across the downright absurd.
Alibaba vs. Barron's. Theranos vs. The Wall Street Journal. Amazon vs. The New York Times. With no word count to worry about online, companies are utilizing the long-form rebuttal to handle disputes and crises. But are such responses effective? Two pros offer opposing views.
Developing a positive professional reputation requires a commitment to hard graft and consistently exceeding expectation, writes Ned Ellison of Haggie Partners.
Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
The issues of data breach and cyber security have rarely been off the news agenda in recent weeks, writes Tim Luckett of H+K Strategies.
Companies need to demonstrate that they can manage their reputation before a crisis hits, or it could have an impact on their value.
Jean-Michel Dumont, chairman of Ruder Finn Asia, shares some simple tips on keeping things confidential in an increasingly connected world
When I heard the news, all I could feel was a touch of sadness. The agency that set up in 1990 as Fishburn Hedges Boys Williams, a year after we started Lansons, is dead, writes Tony Langham.
PR & Content Manager Peel Holdings (Management) Limited The Trafford Centre, Greater Manchester
Account Director: Hotel & Leisure Accounts Mason Williams London (Greater)
PR Manager Money SuperMarket London
PR Manager (MAT Cover) Travel SuperMarket London
Life Sciences Director - Major league financial communications agency The Works Search Ltd London
Hanover has announced the launch of its new sports practice, which the agency hopes will work with high-profile brands, major events and sports organisations.
The tech firm Oracle has taken on Mike Moeller as its new vice-president of marketing comms and global PR.
In brief: James Holmes becomes Limelight MD, Tesco exec joins BritainThinks, wins for Publitek, Tin Man and Social Communications
James Holmes becomes Limelight MD, Tesco exec Katherine Edwards joins BritainThinks, Publitek taken on by TT Electronics and more from PRWeek UK.
Joey Jones, formerly the deputy political editor at Sky News, has joined Osborne & Partners as director of strategic comms.
Managing director vacancy open as agency appoints Adrian Warr and Andres Vejarano Hong Kong office leaders with immediate effect
Avril Lee will join MSLGroup next month as managing director of its UK and EMEA health practices.
In brief: Former minister joins Hume Brophy, tech vendor SolidFire takes on Champion, BBC's Reid leads comms at environment group, Westminster Policy Institute hire
Former minister joins Hume Brophy, tech vendor SolidFire takes on Champion, BBC's Tim Reid leads comms at environmental group, former Cameron research joins Westminster Policy Institute and more from PRWeek UK.