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The Set hotels group appoints Sauce Communications for UK PR brief

The Set hotels group appoints Sauce Communications for UK PR brief

Luxury hotel brand The Set has appointed Sauce Communications to handle its UK PR following a competitive pitch.

Mischief hires Metro's Daniella Graham to new editorial role

Mischief hires Metro's Daniella Graham to new editorial role

Mischief PR has hired Daniella Graham from Metro.co.uk to the newly created role of news and conversation editor.

TVPlayer appoints Alfred PR to launch paid subscription service

TVPlayer appoints Alfred PR to launch paid subscription service

TVPlayer, the ad-supported, live TV-streaming platform, has hired Alfred PR to launch its first pay-TV subscription service, TVPlayer Plus.

Dynamo PR drafted in for Floating Record Kickstarter campaign

Dynamo PR has been appointed by Chicago-based audio company Gramovox to handle the launch of the Floating Record turntable and its Kickstarter campaign.

Diamond company Backes & Strauss appoints Bell Pottinger to drive growth in UK

Diamond company Backes & Strauss appoints Bell Pottinger to drive growth in UK

The world's oldest diamond company Backes & Strauss has appointed Bell Pottinger to support its retail presence and growth in the UK market, following a competitive pitch.

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment partners with Heineken for Rugby World Cup campaign

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment partners with Heineken for Rugby World Cup campaign

Official Rugby World Cup 2015 partner Heineken is preparing a two-pronged campaign devised by PR agency M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment plus creative and digital firms St. Lukes, RPM, Possible and Publicasity.

Greenpeace gives Formula E racing the green light

Greenpeace gives Formula E racing the green light

Greenpeace has produced a new campaign film that celebrates electronic motor sport Formula E.

UKPAC closes and hands responsibility for lobbying register to CIPR

UKPAC closes and hands responsibility for lobbying register to CIPR

The UK Public Affairs Council has announced that it is closing with immediate effect and handing over responsibility for its register of lobbyists to the CIPR.

Japanese food supplier V&H signs up Palm PR amid retail drive

Japanese food supplier V&H signs up Palm PR amid retail drive

V&H, the supplier of Japanese food to well-known restaurants and restaurant groups, has appointed Palm PR as its first comms agency as it launches a retail offering.

German beer brand Berliner Pilsner hires Manifest for UK launch

Manifest has been appointed to handle PR for the UK launch of German beer brand Berliner Pilsner.

FleishmanHillard muscles in on the action with Muscle Milk protein-shake win

FleishmanHillard muscles in on the action with Muscle Milk protein-shake win

Muscle Milk Protein has appointed FleishmanHillard for its UK consumer PR following a competitive pitch against an undisclosed number of agencies.

Smoking Gun hits the target with Holt car-care win

Smoking Gun hits the target with Holt car-care win

Vehicle care firm Holt Lloyd International has appointed Smoking Gun PR on a retained basis for a business-to-consumer and business-to-business comms brief.

Brandjackers out in force for Glastonbury 2015

Brandjackers out in force for Glastonbury 2015

The pilgrimage of mud, lost friends and happy mayhem that is Glastonbury is now underway, and with it the inevitable attempts at brandjacking.

Video: Cannes chair of judges Lynne Anne Davis on PR's "breakout" year at the awards

Video: Cannes chair of judges Lynne Anne Davis on PR's "breakout" year at the awards

Lynne Anne Davis, president Asia Pacific at Fleishman Hillard and chair of this year's judging panel at Cannes, speaks to Steve Barrett about why PR is having a good year at Cannes.

Lexis secures consumer PR brief for luxury beauty brand Aromatherapy Associates

Lexis secures consumer PR brief for luxury beauty brand Aromatherapy Associates

Lexis has won the consumer PR business for luxury beauty brand Aromatherapy Associates, following a competitive pitch against four other agencies.

Opinion and features

Video: PRWeek's Cannes Lions Party

PRWeek's party at the InterContinental Carlton in Cannes celebrated this year's award winners from the PR industry.

Brands should take note of the US Supreme Court ruling on gay rights

Brands should take note of the US Supreme Court ruling on gay rights

As the ink dries on the certificates of same-sex marriages taking place across every US state, we are now wondering what this could mean for companies across the western world.

Cannes 2015: The view from the editor-in-chief

Cannes 2015: The view from the editor-in-chief

The much-hyped, media-saturated Cannes Lions week is over for another year and it is easy to forget that, beyond the glittering yachts and the Yves St Laurent (apparently), the whole point of this 'international festival of creativity' is to be the showcase of the best campaigns from around the world.

Video: Steve King of ZenithOptimedia talks programmatic

Video: Steve King of ZenithOptimedia talks programmatic

Steve King, global CEO of ZenithOptimedia, talks programmatic to Steve Barrett.

Video: Michael Roth on 'that time at the Gutter Bar'

Video: Michael Roth on 'that time at the Gutter Bar'

Steve Barrett speaks to the chief executive of Interpublic Group.

Treat your staff like adults and you might find that flexible working works

Treat your staff like adults and you might find that flexible working works

I wasn't surprised to read recently that the PR industry is one of the worst industries for supporting flexible working patterns.

The top seven mistakes PR companies make with existing clients

The top seven mistakes PR companies make with existing clients

Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the really sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. Or there's the third group, who keep making the same mistakes over again. Which are you?

Cannes: The view from London

Cannes: The view from London

This time last year I was in Cannes. This year I am not. Have I missed anything? I think not - apart from a Rose hangover.

Video: Former Miss Universe Gabriela Isler on why she became a brand ambassador for In/Pact

Video: Former Miss Universe Gabriela Isler on why she became a brand ambassador for In/Pact

Gabriella Isler speaks to Steve Barrett about her work for the social-good platform In/Pact

Cannes: We no longer need to play second fiddle to the 'creative' industries

Cannes: We no longer need to play second fiddle to the 'creative' industries

To be honest, I have always wondered what all the fuss was about.

Latest Jobs

Recent consumer PR people moves

Next Fifteen picks up IncrediBull to merge with Text100

Next Fifteen picks up IncrediBull to merge with Text100

IncrediBull will integrate into Text100 at the beginning of next year.

Cirkle hires Diageo veteran Kate Blakeley to deputy MD role

Cirkle hires Diageo veteran Kate Blakeley to deputy MD role

Cirkle has appointed Kate Blakeley, Diageo's former head of reputation management for Western Europe, to the newly created role of deputy managing director.

Publicis president Sadoun to lead MSLGroup; Fleurot named Publicis SVP

Publicis president Sadoun to lead MSLGroup; Fleurot named Publicis SVP

Publicis Worldwide's president Arthur Sadoun is taking on direct supervision of MSLGroup.

Atomic hires Pernod Ricard UK comms manager Sarah Bentley as director

Atomic has appointed Pernod Ricard UK's comms manager Sarah Bentley as a director at its London office, where she'll primarily oversee the agency's wine and spirits accounts.

Fishburn chairman Simon Matthews steps down

Fishburn chairman Simon Matthews steps down

Fishburn chairman Simon Matthews is to step down after more than 20 years at the agency.

Wolfstar hires Good Relations' Marie Lees as director

Online and social media PR agency Wolfstar has appointed Marie Lees of Good Relations as a board director.