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Latest news and news analysis

Cadogan Cosmetics appoints PHA Media to handle UK PR

Cadogan Cosmetics appoints PHA Media to handle UK PR

Cadogan Cosmetics, a private plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic in London, has hired PHA Media to handle its UK PR.

Estrella Galicia appoints House PR to lead UK consumer account

Spanish beer brand Estrella Galicia has appointed House PR, following a five-way pitch, to promote the brand in the UK via music and food.

William Grant appoints Salt following five-way pitch for UK comms brief

William Grant appoints Salt following five-way pitch for UK comms brief

Scottish distillery William Grant & Sons, which owns Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendrick's Gin, has appointed Salt to manage its UK comms, following a five-way pitch.

Grind & Co appoints W as first PR agency to support expansion plans

Grind & Co appoints W as first PR agency to support expansion plans

London-based all-day and late-night espresso and cocktail bar Grind & Co has called in W to support its London expansion plans.

Bell Pottinger hires John Rivett from Lexis as MD of consumer practice

Bell Pottinger hires John Rivett from Lexis as MD of consumer practice

Bell Pottinger has appointed John Rivett from Lexis as managing director of its consumer practice.

Toyota ups Hamp to global comms chief, managing officer

Toyota ups Hamp to global comms chief, managing officer

The PepsiCo veteran will relocate to the automaker's Tokyo headquarters next month.

Brazen wins pitch for Bacofoil PR and social media brief

Brazen wins pitch for Bacofoil PR and social media brief

Bacofoil, the aluminium foil and cling film brand, has engaged Brazen to handle its PR, social media and content output, following a three-way pitch.

Archant appoints MWW to raise profile in UK business sector

Archant appoints MWW to raise profile in UK business sector

Archant, the privately owned newspaper and magazine publisher, has hired MWW to drive awareness and engagement within the UK business, advertising and media community.

Cake and M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment go head to head in final round of Virgin Atlantic pitch

Cake and M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment go head to head in final round of Virgin Atlantic pitch

Cake and M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment have reached the final stage of a pitch process for Virgin Atlantic's consumer PR account.

Anatomy of a crisis: Lenovo and Superfish

Anatomy of a crisis: Lenovo and Superfish

An exclusive interview with Jeff Shafer, vice president of global corporate communications at Lenovo, about how his company handled the Superfish crisis and what lessons both Lenovo and the industry can take from the incident

Starbucks backs social storytelling startup

Starbucks backs social storytelling startup

The new company will reportedly focus on long-form storytelling and documentaries.

LD Communications wins pitch for Live Earth concert

LD Communications wins pitch for Live Earth concert

LD Communications has been appointed by event organiser Control Room to handle the UK and European PR for climate change concert Live Earth: Road to Paris, following a three-way pitch.

Smarts Illuminate picks up digital marketing briefs following rebrand

Smarts Illuminate picks up digital marketing briefs following rebrand

Smarts Illuminate has won two digital accounts, including working with the NHS for Baywater Healthcare, following its rebrand at the end of last year.

Cirkle appoints Amaya Alvarez to boost consumer division

Cirkle appoints Amaya Alvarez to boost consumer division

Amaya Alvarez has joined Cirkle as senior account director to work on key consumer clients as the company expands.

American pet food brand Canidae brings in Umpf for UK launch

American pet food brand Canidae brings in Umpf for UK launch

Leeds-based agency Umpf has won a competitive pitch for Texas-based pet food company Canidae to launch its products in the UK.

Opinion and features

Their data, your reputation

Their data, your reputation

The issues of privacy and data security just won't go away. Last month The Daily Beast broke a story about how Samsung Smart TVs listen to private conversations in remarkably Orwellian fashion, which the BBC and Mail Online also picked up.

Mobile World Congress 2015: Don't Flat Pack your PR

Mobile World Congress 2015: Don't Flat Pack your PR

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile conference in the world with stands from Samsung, HTC and Sony, and keynotes from Facebook. Here are some tales from the event so far.

Showcase: First Great Western Summer Tracks

Showcase: First Great Western Summer Tracks

3 Monkeys Communications with First Great Western Trains, June-August 2014

Dos and don'ts of chemistry meetings

Dos and don'ts of chemistry meetings

You suss each other out online. Maybe you have a coy call or two. Then you get together and show off your best side while working out whether the other party would embarrass you in front of your mum. If it wasn't in a business setting, a 'chemistry meeting' would be called what everyone knows it really is: a first date.

Risky business: how to use data to save your reputation

Risky business: how to use data to save your reputation

Companies are facing increased risks to their reputation every day, but Schillings partner Chris Scott suggests that looking carefully at their practices and analysing the right data can provide an early warning system to alert them to danger.

Smoothie brand launches #MySavse Promise campaign

Smoothie brand launches #MySavse Promise campaign

Savse smoothies has launched a digital campaign #MySavse Promise to encourage consumers to donate to the Magic Breakfast charity, which aims to ensure all children have a healthy breakfast.

Broadchurch or Wolf Hall: Which PR approach do you use?

Broadchurch or Wolf Hall: Which PR approach do you use?

The past few Sunday evenings have seen the Feller family squeeze on to the sofa to devour Broadchurch and Wolf Hall.

Spice Girl Mel B stars in rap battle video for Weetabix and Red Nose Day campaign

Spice Girl Mel B stars in rap battle video for Weetabix and Red Nose Day campaign

Former Spice Girl Mel B has reprised her role as Scary Spice in a rap battle video to promote Weetabix's Pick Your Nose packs, in aid of Comic Relief.

Standard Life launches #ReadyWhenUAre campaign ahead of pension reforms

Standard Life launches #ReadyWhenUAre campaign ahead of pension reforms

Standard Life, the savings and investments company, has launched a campaign by 3 Monkeys Communications to get people talking about upcoming pension changes.

Return on storytelling - how the dynamics of PR have changed

Return on storytelling - how the dynamics of PR have changed

My children are avid fans of Peter Pan.

Latest Jobs

Recent consumer PR people moves

Simon Peck named Engine's first UK group MD

Simon Peck named Engine's first UK group MD

Engine, the marcoms firm that owns PR agencies MHP and Mischief, has appointed Simon Peck to the new role of UK group MD.

The Academy hires Grayling director Nicky Law as managing director

The Academy hires Grayling director Nicky Law as managing director

The Academy has appointed Nicky Law from Grayling as its managing director.

Fishburn makes four redundancies in consumer, including Nadia Gabbie, as part of wider restructure

Fishburn makes four redundancies in consumer, including Nadia Gabbie, as part of wider restructure

Fishburn has made four redundancies in its consumer team including the managing director of the division, Nadia Gabbie, as part of a wide-ranging restructure of the agency.

Bulmer departs Shell for CMO role at Tribal Planet

Bulmer departs Shell for CMO role at Tribal Planet

He started as the technology company's first marketing chief on Wednesday.

Ogilvy promotes Michael Frohlich to CEO of UK division and COO for EMEA

Ogilvy promotes Michael Frohlich to CEO of UK division and COO for EMEA

Ogilvy has promoted Michael Frohlich to CEO of its UK PR division and chief operating officer for the EMEA region.

Portland unveils content publishing unit and hires 'digital diplomat'

Portland unveils content publishing unit and hires 'digital diplomat'

Portland has broadened its offer with the launch of a content production unit and the hire of 'digital diplomat' Scott Nolan Smith from the British embassy in Washington.