From PRWeek sister title Campaign: It used to be axiomatic that, as the feel-good factor among Britain's consumers rose, so did the fortunes of the country's ad industry.
In brief: Grosvenor hires Cogent; Launch gets shot with Caffè Nero; PRWeek Asia round-up; MWW; Tin Man
Cogent PR gets Grosvenor Casinos deal, Launch PR gets a shot with Caffè Nero, Society Generale extends remit with Lansons, this week's news from PRWeek Asia and more.
Business leaders fear disruptive brands such as Uber entering their marketplace more than any other type of threat, a crisis survey by Burson-Marsteller reveals.
Microsoft has appointed Tom Pilla as director of UK PR following the departure of Nicola Taylor last year.
The WPP agency will pitch Indonesia as a tourism destination in markets around the world with the goal of boosting the number of visitors to the country to 20 million in coming years.
Love Productions, which produces The Great British Bake Off for the BBC, has called on freelance PR Amanda Console to work with the show's winner Nadiya Hussain and the other finalists.
BP is looking to draw a line under the damaging 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill following the US government's latest announcement on the disaster - but PR and reputation professionals say challenges for the firm, and the broader energy industry, have not gone away.
You might think that the biggest crisis many CEOs predict for their business in the coming year is a cyber-attack or the impending threat of regulatory scrutiny, but you would be wrong: according to Burson-Marsteller's annual 'Crisis Survey', published today, the biggest threat for companies is the entrance of a disruptive competitor such as Uber, Airbnb or Deliveroo into their marketplace.
Mobile taxi app comes under fire for insensitive slogan and photos as users lash out on social media
Price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com has appointed 3 Monkeys Communications to manage PR for its energy business, following a five-way pitch.
Many companies consider managing how their customers talk about their brand to be more important than managing their media reputation, according to research by independent agency network Global PR Network.
In brief: BIS gets new head of news; TVC Group picks up Intu; Johnson King merges into Finn Partners; Mc&T lands B&W
BIS gets new head of news, TVC Group picks up Intu account, Johnson King merges into Finn Partners, hi-fi brand Bowers & Wilkins tunes into Mc&T and more from PRWeek UK.
Brand consultancy Interbrand today launched its 16th annual top 100 list, ranking global brands by value. A total of five British brands made it on to the list, but which was deemed the most valuable?
Intu Properties, one of the largest shopping centre owners in the UK, has appointed TVC Group as its first consumer comms firm, following a competitive pitch.
Yell UK, the directories business, has sent out a brief for agency support in marketing, PR and creative services, PRWeek has learned.
The future has looked bleak for Huntsworth with falling revenues and a boardroom overhaul, but new CEO Paul Taaffe is looking to steady the ship and relishes the challenge of steering the group towards profitability and growth again, finds John Harrington.
As a social media professional, I spend a worrying proportion of my working life consuming images of fluffy kittens and online articles demanding I 'click here' to reveal the biggest scandal to hit the world ever, writes Caolan Mahon of Shine Communications.
According to research by the University of Oxford and Deloitte, there's a three per cent chance that a robot will steal my job in the not so distant future, writes Robert Bownes of Profusion.
This month we found out from the Office for National Statistics' 2015 Labour Force survey that there are now 55,000 PR professionals in the UK - that's up almost 50% in two years, writes David Benigson of Signal.
They named themselves the 'people's car', but with an $18bn fine, a 20 per cent drop in share price and board members potentially facing criminal charges, Volkswagen is in trouble, writes Caroline Skipsey of Igniyte.
Back in 2005, when I got my first job in PR, everybody seemed to be arguing about how we measure the value of PR with something more meaningful than AVE, writes Lance Concannon at Sysomos.
Jay Wright, CEO of online wine merchant Virgin Wines, says now is the time to use PR to shout about the business from the rooftops.
Lord Browne's announcement on the need to kill off PR and CSR didn't have me scrambling around for a new career, even though I agreed with a lot of what he said.
When someone as venerable and experienced as Lord Browne calls on CEOs in a time of crisis to sack their PR and CSR teams it certainly ignites debate on the purpose of what we do, writes Yuki Finch of Teamspirit.
The Rugby World Cup has come home. But it comes at a time when sports sponsorship is under increasing scrutiny, from health lobbying groups in particular, writes Mary Harding of Tangerine.
In-house PR Manager - premium spirit brand The Works Search Ltd London
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Head of PR Carnival UK Southampton, Hampshire
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Alex Belardinelli, a press secretary to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, will join Uber next week as its head of comms for the UK and Ireland.
Frankie Oliver, joint managing director of Fever and board director of parent company Nelson Bostock Group, has decided to step down, after more than eight years at the group.
In brief: Mumsnet in tie-up with Cadbury, Seven Hills hires IDS adviser, Brands2Life, Stature, BlueCurrent
Mumsnet announces content partnership with Cadbury, Seven Hills gets ex-IDS spad, Brands2Life hires ITN's Pearson to consumer team and more from PRWeek UK.
In brief: Champollion appoints ex-Diageo comms chief; new comms head at Red Cross; Cohn & Wolfe's India acquisition
Champollion appoints ex-Diageo comms chief Ian Wright, Abrams to head comms at British Red Cross, Cohn & Wolfe acquires Six Degrees to boost India offering, Gerber appoints Aduro Communications for EU brief, and more from PRWeek UK.
Porta Communications has appointed Steffan Williams, former partner at Finsbury and co-founder of Publicis-owned Capital MSL, as group managing director, with a remit to "lead the next stage of the group's development".
In brief: MHP hires ex-minister Burstow, Mother recruits FinchFactor, Ezzeldin named IBT PR lead for EMEA
MHP hires ex-minister Burstow, Mother recruits FinchFactor, Ezzeldin is the first IBT PR lead for UK and EMEA, FCA lawyer joins Houblon Communications, and more from PRWeek UK.