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Visit Jersey swaps FleishmanHillard Fishburn for One Green Bean for PR and content work

Visit Jersey swaps FleishmanHillard Fishburn for One Green Bean for PR and content work

Jersey's tourism board Visit Jersey has hired One Green Bean as its retained creative agency spanning PR and content.

Land Rover targets grassroots rugby fans in updated campaign for British & Irish Lions

Land Rover targets grassroots rugby fans in updated campaign for British & Irish Lions

Land Rover has relaunched its 'we deal in real' campaign, which is touring the country to find "heroes of grassroots rugby" who embody the values of the Lions.

Major League Baseball selects W Communications for European campaign

Major League Baseball selects W Communications for European campaign

Major League Baseball (MLB) has hired W Communications to a wide-ranging, six-figure brief to grow the brand across Europe.

Watch: TAG Heuer invites fans to test their 'Premier League IQ' in new campaign

Watch: TAG Heuer invites fans to test their 'Premier League IQ' in new campaign

Luxury watch brand TAG Heuer has launched a new integrated Premier League 'Pressure Test' campaign, including an online competition and live events.

London Dungeon apologises for 'inappropriate' Valentine's Day tweets

London Dungeon apologises for 'inappropriate' Valentine's Day tweets

Following an extensive social media backlash, London Dungeon was yesterday (15 February) forced to delete a number of tweets posted as part of its 'Dark Valentine' campaign.

Reputation shaped more by 'how good' products are for consumers than by ethical perceptions

Reputation shaped more by 'how good' products are for consumers than by ethical perceptions

Corporate reputation is being shaped among consumers by "how good" or "how healthy" a company's products are for them, more so than by how ethical or honest they are perceived to be.

Confessions of a social media manager: TfL on helping passengers and 'being human'

Confessions of a social media manager: TfL on helping passengers and 'being human'

PRWeek's new series on social media managers profiles the people at the online coalface of some of Britain's biggest brands and organisations. First up, Transport for London...

Sutton United signs Ready10 ahead of FA Cup clash with Arsenal

Sutton United signs Ready10 ahead of FA Cup clash with Arsenal

Non-league football club Sutton United FC has called in PR firm Ready10 ahead of the side's fifth round FA Cup tie against Arsenal on Monday night (20 February).

BK Valentine's Cup to Peperami sausage impressions: 11 Valentine's Day campaigns we liked

BK Valentine's Cup to Peperami sausage impressions: 11 Valentine's Day campaigns we liked

Check out PRWeek UK's favourite Valentine's Day campaigns, including 'Sex O'Clock' lubes from Superdrug, Debenhams' Drive Thru store, and Mr Kipling 'Bou-Cakes'.

Addison Lee seeks agencies for consumer and b2b PR work

Addison Lee seeks agencies for consumer and b2b PR work

Minicab firm Addison Lee has sent an RFP to several agencies for its consumer and b2b PR account, as the company seeks support for its customer acquisition and growth targets, PRWeek has learned.

Dubai Tourism UK and Ireland PR brief moves from Edelman to The Brighter Group

Dubai Tourism UK and Ireland PR brief moves from Edelman to The Brighter Group

Dubai's tourism body has appointed travel and tourism PR and marketing agency The Brighter Group to handle its UK and Ireland PR, an account previously held by Edelman.

Threepipe to handle PR and media relations for Dragons' Den contestant Dame

Threepipe to handle PR and media relations for Dragons' Den contestant Dame

Online female sanitary products service Dame has appointed Threepipe to offer PR support and run new customer acquisition programmes, following the firm's appearance on Dragons' Den last night (12 February).

Kenya Tourism Board to call open pitch for global PR briefs

Kenya Tourism Board to call open pitch for global PR briefs

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) will kick off an open tender process to find PR agencies across its major markets in the coming month, PRWeek understands.

Omnicom shifts Cone Communications under Porter Novelli

Omnicom shifts Cone Communications under Porter Novelli

Cone will keep its brand, and CEO Bill Fleishman will stay in his role as Cone CEO.

Papers swoon at Taylor Herring's 'historically accurate' portrait of Mr Darcy

Papers swoon at Taylor Herring's 'historically accurate' portrait of Mr Darcy

Academics commissioned by TV channel Drama have carried out a study to reveal the "first historically accurate" portrait of Jane Austen's fictional character, Mr Darcy.

Opinion and features

Flack on Friday: Gary Lineker's new brand battle, fiery views on AVEs, puns a plenty

Flack on Friday: Gary Lineker's new brand battle, fiery views on AVEs, puns a plenty

In Flack this week: Gary Lineker and Vinnie Jones renew their football rivalry off the pitch, AVEs still get industry fuming, and why did an NFL 'goodwill' tour to Israel fall flat?

Twitter reacts: Why did Disney work with PewDiePie in the first place?

Twitter reacts: Why did Disney work with PewDiePie in the first place?

Disney cut ties with PewDiePie this week after he posted videos containing anti-Semitic content. However, Twitter users questioned why the family friendly entertainment giant worked with the outrageous YouTube star in the first place.

Flack on Friday: 'Tidyman' returns, saucy Mischief, bagel emojis, Durex hedges and embargo insanity

Flack on Friday: 'Tidyman' returns, saucy Mischief, bagel emojis, Durex hedges and embargo insanity

In Flack this week: The return of Keep Britain Tidy's 'Tidyman', Select Committee awkwardness for GM chiefs, Durex hedges its bets, and how long is too long for an embargo?

Smash-and-grab approach is turning influencer marketing into a 'straight-up sh*t show'

Smash-and-grab approach is turning influencer marketing into a 'straight-up sh*t show'

Most influencers are turning into glorified ad-boards, so please can everyone in the PR industry stop calling this form of paid advertising influencer marketing.

Brand Beckham tarnished by leak of emails between him and his publicist - a legal perspective

Brand Beckham tarnished by leak of emails between him and his publicist - a legal perspective

David Beckham and his advisers have been left reeling after the release of 18.6 million emails and documents obtained from the servers of Doyen Sports, the agency responsible for running the ex-footballer's PR machine.

On mindlessness: The PR industry needs to switch off to switch on creativity

On mindlessness: The PR industry needs to switch off to switch on creativity

'Always on' working culture is great for productivity, but is it killing our creativity? Here's a theory on how we can reinvigorate our imagination - and let the ideas come to us.

Is UK Sport facing a PR disaster with its wheelchair rugby funding cut?

Is UK Sport facing a PR disaster with its wheelchair rugby funding cut?

For many, 2016 was a terrible year with just one bright spot - Britain's sporting achievement in the Olympics and Paralympics. But has this come at a cost to the spirit of the games?

We need to be global citizens in order to be successful in PR

We need to be global citizens in order to be successful in PR

There's a lot of talk around our industry these days about diversity, and it is good and right that we are collectively trying hard to force ourselves out of our British, white, middle-class straitjacket.

Queen Bey is pregnant with twins! 5 brands react

Queen Bey is pregnant with twins! 5 brands react

Several brands braved the wrath of the "Beyhive," quickly reacting on social to the news that Beyonce is pregnant with twins.

Cyber security: why comms teams can't afford to bury their head in the sand

Cyber security: why comms teams can't afford to bury their head in the sand

What do Tesco Bank, the US Democratic National Committee and England's largest NHS Trust have in common? They have all fallen prey to high-profile cyber attacks recently.

Latest Jobs

Recent consumer PR people moves

In brief: Hanover's health hires, Kwittken gets new director, JWPR founder retires

Hanover boosts health team, Kwittken hires new director, Porter Novelli oversees Cone and more from PRWeek UK.

Beattie brings in former PRCA chair and ex-Grayling boss Alison Clarke

Beattie brings in former PRCA chair and ex-Grayling boss Alison Clarke

Comms group Beattie has appointed ex-Grayling UK CEO and former PRCA chair Alison Clarke as chairman of its specialist marketing division Only Marketing.

In brief: Stronger In PR man joins H+K, Harvard's board reshuffle, MLB hires experiential firm

H+K hires Stronger In PR man, Harvard reshuffles leadership, MLB takes on European experiential agency and more from PRWeek UK.

Facebook hires NBC News' Erika Masonhall for news partnerships team

Facebook hires NBC News' Erika Masonhall for news partnerships team

Masonhall said she is joining the company weeks after it hired former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, who is leading the news partnership team.

VCCP co-founder joins Pitch as chair to expand agency's offer

VCCP co-founder joins Pitch as chair to expand agency's offer

Pitch Marketing Group has appointed Ian Priest, the co-founder of VCCP and former chair of ad industry body the IPA, as its first non-executive chair.

In brief: Publicis' health units rebrand, Talker Tailor wins big, club entry for John Doe

Publicis' health units rebrand, Talker Tailor wins big, club entry for John Doe and more from PRWeek UK.