The Good Relations Group has developed a tool that identifies the top brands, as rated by consumers, including Cadbury, John Lewis and Aldi.
US-based Valspar paint has appointed Clarion Communications ahead of the national rollout of its products in all B&Q stores in 2015.
Proto-col, a British collagen skincare brand, has appointed AD Publicity as its retained consumer PR agency.
Propeller Group has hired Branwell Johnson and Matt Phillips in two newly created roles as part of the agency's expansion drive.
Sauce and Taste, two food and drink-focused agencies based north and south of the Scottish border, have announced a strategic working partnership.
British chocolate company Choc on Choc has appointed Palm PR to help drive sales to the brand and increase its profile in consumer and trade media.
Juliet Cameron, who led Octopus Group's consumer brand agency Union Street, has joined Launch PR as director of brand PR.
Hatch Communications has won a pitch to help support the 150th anniversary celebrations of Yorkshire Building Society.
Four Communications is making preparations to buy Consolidated PR next month as it seeks to strengthen its consumer credentials.
Bell Pottinger has launched a five-strong luxury division with clients including Mulberry as it seeks to exploit the rapidly growing multi-billion-pound market.
This week saw Apple’s latest product launch event, with the unveiling of its new iPhone models and Apple Watch.
Luxury cruise liner Celebrity Cruises has appointed DeVries SLAM to raise its reputation and consumer profile within the UK.
M&C Saatchi has reported a 17 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £8.5m for the half-year to 30 June compared with the same period last year.
Craig Le Grice, chief innovation officer at Blue Rubicon, and Charlie Cottrell, editorial director at We Are Social, have been shortlisted in the advertising, marketing and PR category of the hClub100 awards.
Captive Minds has bolstered its board with a slew of new management appointments and acquired fashion and lifestyle agency Unsigned Group.
Miranda Mitchell is head of outreach at The Brooklyn Brothers and was a key figure behind the spectacular £4m launch event of the new Jaguar XE on Monday evening.
What has always fascinated me about the comms business is that this is an industry built on intelligent debate.
The environmentalist and anti-consumerist leader of Adbusters talks to Alex Benady about 'culture jamming', empty CSR initiatives and how comms professionals can use the power in their hands for global good.
Clare Hieatt, the managing director of UK jeans-maker Hiut, says her company competes with bigger brands via smart social media and 'brand purpose'.
This week the CIPR introduces a new package of measures helping PR women navigate maternity leave. Board member and chair of the Professional Practices Committe Sarah Hall explains why this is so important.
Ryanair's image revamp continued apace this week with the launch of a 'business class'.
Tech start-up TransferWise was criticised last week for asking PR agencies to present an idea to be executed by another agency.
The morality of news management is in the spotlight once again after Gawker slammed Edelman as a "soulless PR conglomerate" for its 'Carpe Diem' blog on Robin Williams.
As Huntsworth's half-year results were looming last week, and as the share price continued to flatline, one suspected the group would pull yet another rabbit from its top hat; few predicted that rabbit would be Lord Chadlington himself.
"It is a privilege to do this job. Make sure you enjoy it." Those were the words going round my head as I entered the Commonwealth Games village two weeks ago to join up with the media operation supporting Team England at Glasgow 2014.
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Threepipe has made two appointments to boost its social media offering, with Sam Van Tilburgh joining as social media director and Justin Schwartz as account manager.
Dr Linda Papadopoulos is joining dating website eHarmony as its UK media spokesperson.
Stephanie Lvovich, most recently global chair of the food and consumer products practice at APCO Worldwide, was named global chair of Edelman's public affairs practice. She starts next month.
Cheshire East Council has appointed former print and broadcast journalist Beverley Walkden as its new head of comms and media.
The Cabinet Office has revealed former Royal Mail commercial director Alison White as its preferred candidate to oversee the introduction of a statutory register of lobbyists.
Hotwire's team has been strengthened by the hire of John Brown to the newly created role of head of engagement and the promotion of Laura Macdonald and Kate Hamilton to directors.