Online retailer Made.com has launched a social media campaign to explain why it is not taking part in Black Friday this year.
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.
In brief: Clarion lands Teletext Holidays, account wins for Palm PR, Tidy Eye and Rich Leigh, Amanda Moss launches in Liverpool
Clarion wins Teletext Holidays, Palm PR brought in to launch juice, Tidy Eye appointed by Performers and more from PRWeek UK.
Conservation charity WWF UK is launching its Christmas campaign tomorrow, #WorldNeedsLove, including a TV ad fronted by singer Will Young.
Jakki Lewis, former publicity manager at Sky, has taken up the role of PR director at Guinness World Records for the EMEA and APAC regions.
Durex has launched a global campaign to create an official #condomemoji ahead of World Aids Day.
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.
Amsterdam-based agency WE ARE Pi has been appointed by global drinks brand Heineken as comms partner for its Desperados brand.
Health ministry says printing error was cause of misinformation that made its way onto trains across Jakarta
Grayling UK is in the midst of a redundancy consultation, PRWeek has learned.
With just over a month left until Christmas, marcoms activities are in full swing as retailers aim to boost brand awareness and festive trade.
The animal rights group claimed credit for a change in soy sauce maker Kikkoman's testing practices.
Freud Communications has decided not to re-pitch for a UK corporate comms brief with PepsiCo, PRWeek has learned.
The independent organisation Money Advice Service has appointed Third City for a consumer brief following a competitive pitch against several agencies, including incumbent Three Monkeys.
Kwik Fit's newly appointed comms agency Taylor Herring has created a Christmas campaign that was launched on social media earlier this week.
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.
I remember wondering about this question three years ago. Today, I'm still looking at them daily, writes Joel Windels of Brandwatch.
Developing a positive professional reputation requires a commitment to hard graft and consistently exceeding expectation, writes Ned Ellison of Haggie Partners.
Yesterday's breaking news in the world of media was far from shocking; 'lads' mags' FHM and Zoo will suspend publication from the end of this year, writes Dan Neale of Alfred.
Discounted towels. A bargain toaster. Half-price baby formula. Not your usual shopping list when you think of treating yourself, yet these are some of the deals that were bought on yesterday's Chinese Singles' Day, writes Heidi Myers of Meltwater.
Holidays are precious. Outside of mortgages, cars and landmark life events, such as weddings, they are one of the most costly outgoings in most people's annual expenditure, writes Louise Hodges of Travelzoo.
After 30 years of groundbreaking work Matthew Freud's eponymous agency is now independent, with new offices and a revamped management structure. Alex Benady talks to the inaugural member of PRWeek's Hall of Fame about living in fear, professional pride and potential acquisitions.
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.
Which campaigns have caught the eye of PRWeek staff over the last month?
Communications Manager Imperial Tobacco UK Bristol - although flexibilty on base location may be considered
Associate Director, Consumer The Foundry - Original London (Central), London (Greater)
Communications Manager The Coca-Cola Company London
Senior Account Manager Dynamo London, NW1
Account Manager, Technology Burson-Marsteller UK London (Central), London (Greater)
Security provider Securitas, which employs 15,500 people in the UK, has announced the appointment of a new marketing and comms director for the UK.
In brief: Revolution to steer SAS rowing partnership, We Are Caffeine wins ZipJet, WhatClinic appoints FleishmanHillard globally, Zeitgeist lands Fame
Revolution to steer SAS' PR on row to Rio, We Are Caffeine wins start-up ZipJet, WhatClinic appoints FleishmanHillard globally, Fame Music appoints Zeitgeist and more from PRWeek UK.
Jo Levin, formerly creative fashion director at the magazine GQ, has joined fashion, beauty and lifestyle agency The Communications Store as consultant creative director.
In brief: 30 Under 30's Emma Carr joins Hanover, Tangerine wins Sport Relief work, Lapthorne's Doll merged into Premier, National Trust appoints Good Agency
30 Under 30's Emma Carr joins Hanover, Tangerine wins Sport Relief work, Lapthorne's Doll merged into Premier, National Trust appoints Good Agency and more from PRWeek UK.
In brief: Rule 5 wins World Cycling Championships, M&C Saatchi hires Roxanne Kalha, Kiss appoints ex-Nokia comms director
Rule 5 wins World Cycling Championships account, Roxanne Kalha takes M&C Saatchi PR director role, Kiss appoints ex-Nokia comms director, former BBC comms director turns recruiter and more from PRWeek UK.
In brief: UK's Steven Spurr to head Edelman Australia, Eloqui founder Chris Genasi named new Grayling Kenya MD, electronics firm hires Radiator
Eloqui founder Chris Genasi named new Grayling Kenya MD, top-level reshuffle at Edelman Australia, electronics firm hires Radiator for automotive brief and more from PRWeek UK.