A plethora of athletes taking part in Rio 2016 have been pointedly thanking sponsors who are not official partners of the Games, due to a controversial by-law prohibiting non-official sponsors from using "Olympic-related terms".
Four Communications Group's Four Travel team has been appointed to handle the UK PR for youth travel brand STA Travel and its long-haul tailor-made offering Bridge the World.
Sir Philip Green's reputation as the king of retail is in ruins thanks to a damning report by MPs - and one corporate PR expert says that plugging the pension gap in his former company is the only way his image can recover.
Merlin Entertainments, the group whose portfolio includes Alton Towers, the London Eye and more than 100 attractions across 23 countries, is looking for several PR firms to handle properties in London, PRWeek has learned.
Southwest Airlines leveraged all media channels to communicate with its customers following a major technology outage.
Barry Gardner has ended a six-year tenure as corporate comms director at CYBG, the holding company of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, PRWeek has learned.
A trade body for Portugal's cork products industry is seeking support for promotional campaigns in various markets globally, worth a combined sum of at least €4.35m (£3.6m, $4.8m).
Czech beer brand Kozel is launching a 'Tap Out' button that, when pressed, will arrange for a taxi to pick up the button presser and take them to the nearest pub that serves the drink.
Splendid Communications has announced changes to its senior team, with operations director Niki Hunter-Ekins promoted to MD and head of client partnerships, and a new role for CEO Alec Samways.
Almost half of PR professionals believe client budgets will be reduced in the next 12 months following the EU referendum result, according to an exclusive PRWeek/PRCA survey.
Euro Car Parts, the UK's largest car parts and accessories retailer, is reviewing its PR support with a view to appointing a lead agency for the first time, PRWeek has learned.
Manifest took the lead in plotting a new stunt for Ocado's online pet store Fetch.co.uk, which will tour the nation to raise awareness to avoid dogs becoming dehydrated in the summer months.
Developer Niantic may capture revenue by charging retailers and restaurants to include Pokemon characters in their venues.
PRWeek UK is asking for case studies of how brands have worked on successful campaigns with the new generation of social media influencers.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging the capital's creative community to help amplify the message that post-Brexit London is open for business.
I used to be the kind of journalist who grumbled about PRs. Particularly ones who sent irrelevant press releases, rang up 20 times a day (to see if I'd got their irrelevant press releases) and began emails with phrases like "hope you're enjoying the sunshine".
Whoever does the PR for bus and train company Go-Ahead could be forgiven for thinking that this is not their year.
Throughout the build-up to the referendum, 'take back control' was a beguiling refrain from those who suggested that we were, or soon would be, 'out of control' if we voted to 'remain'.
I was going to start this article by harking back to Sir Philip Green's glory years but after an hour of research into King Topshop's career history, I'm struggling to find anything that paints him in an overly good light.
There was talk of 'cause fatigue' at Cannes this year, but that doesn't mean the industry should move on - it's simply that purpose has evolved.
From the boardroom: Neville Koopowitz, CEO of health and life insurer Vitality, says PR is key to building consumer trust and consistent brand messaging
Pokémon GO has become a cultural phenomenon in a matter of days since its launch, eclipsing Twitter, Snapchat and Tinder users. Two writers give their views on how PR-land can capitalise on its features and talkability.
While brands use Pokémon Go to lure consumers, police departments and universities across the nation are tweeting out PSAs concerning the distracting new game.
Agencies must follow in the footsteps of da Vinci and become 'creative engineers' to keep pace with our diversifying industry.
The gender divide continues to be a fact of life all over the world. Women aren't just paid less for the same job; they also pay more for the same products.
Account Manager - Luxury travel and lifestyle Spotl1ght Communications Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
Creative, Planner, Digital Strategy Roles The Foundry - Original London (Central), London (Greater)
PR & Marketing Manager Annabel Karmel London
Associate Director - Luxury Drinks - EMEA Pr Search ltd London (City of), London (Greater)
Account Manager - Fun and Social Food and Drinks Team Pr Search ltd London (Central), London (Greater)
Engine hires Leo Burnett's Richard Dutton as CMO, Claremont takes contact lens brief, LyteSpark brings in Redleaf and more from PRWeek UK.
In brief: Michael Murphy joins Interel, Brandnation wins American Golf, John Doe hires, Olaogun launches Walex
Michael Murphy joins Interel, new business for Honda's Olawale Olaogun, John Doe hires Rik Salmon, American Golf tees up Brandnation and more from PRWeek UK.
Chime-owned Harvard hires Gareth Clark, Manc Frank's new base, Colin Byrne leaves PRCA board and more from PRWeek UK.
Robert Hoopes will succeed him as GM of the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
The Co-operative Bank has appointed Lesley McPherson as its new director of comms.
Bronwen Andrews has joined Edelman UK & Ireland as group new business director.