Following KPMG's acquisition of investor relations firm Makinson Cowell, Alex Benady looks at whether it could start a trend and the implications for the wider PR industry.
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Boehringer Ingelheim director of comms, Duncan Cantor
The comments have flooded in following PRWeek's invitation to debate how best to improve the PR industry's image. Ruth Wyatt presents a selection of the most insightful observations.
The current wave of digital start-ups are using PR to spread the word. Lynsey Barber reports.
A crisis or major issue strikes your organisation. Its reputation - maybe its very existence - is on the line.
Jackie Cooper founded consumer PR agency JCPR with Robert Phillips in 1987. She sold it to Edelman in 2004 and is the global chair, creative strategy for Edelman. Below she talks about dealing with panic attacks, the importance of work-life balance...
A new book profiles eponymous founders of businesses, including JCPR's Jackie Cooper. Co-author and VCCP partner Charles Vallance explains all.
Recent high profile hacking incidents have highlighted the increased threat of cyber crime. Joe Lepper looks at what PR professionals can do to avoid becoming victims.
The chairman and CEO of Bell Pottinger Private tell Alec Mattinson why Chime might be ruing the day it sold the agency back to its founders.
Companies face a challenge in synchronising their comms across the globe. Joe Lepper looks at different firms' approach to the issue and work being done to make the process easier.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong's admission to Oprah Winfrey that he took drugs is the latest celebrity 'confession' to be screened. But do such interviews restore reputation? Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith reports.
The Met Police's director of media and comms is on the front line of communicating the force's new operating model, finds Kate Magee.
With awards season in full swing, House PR tells Kate Magee what it is like coping with the extreme pressure behind the scenes at the BAFTAs.
As the media continue to evolve, good quality pictures are becoming vital to content. John Owens looks at what PR professionals need to do to keep up.
As another high street giant is felled, Mark Banham looks at what the PR industry can do to support struggling brands.
Augmented reality is the latest creative app tool on the block and has been used in several recent high profile campaigns. Ellie Bothwell asks PR professionals how the industry can use this potential campaign game-changer to maximise effectiveness.
In the wake of the Leveson Inquiry and Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations for regulating the press, Mark Banham and Kate Magee ask four media insiders whether they think the proposals will benefit the PR industry.
As another year begins, John Owens and Kate Magee do some crystal ball-gazing and speak to industry experts who predict the key issues facing the PR industry in 2013.
The acquisitions market for the PR industry has seen significant activity in the past year. Kate Magee speaks to agency owners who have sold and outlines the key points to bear in mind when selling.
How PR agencies' fee income has changed in the past 10 years As PRWeek's Top 150 PR Consultancies 2012 is published, Kate Magee looks back at the past ten years to see how the industry's fortunes have fluctuated.
Roland Rudd UK's most powerful PR professional in 2012 Roland Rudd has been named as the UK's most powerful PR professional in 2012, following research by PRWeek.
Interactive: PR Week's 29 under 29 Kate Magee unveils the winners of PRWeek's competition to find the best young talent in the UK PR industry.
The global director of consumer and product PR for handset maker HTC uses her fear to drive her on against the competition, reports John Owens.
The UK comms director for petition website Change.org is helping ordinary people to get their voices heard, reports Daniel Farey-Jones.
Unlike the foul-mouthed character in the BBC sitcom, the DH's comms director is very cool in a crisis, finds Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou- Smith.
The ex-Royal Marine and MD of Albany Associates talks to John Owens about PR in war-torn countries.
After a period of political and economic instability, the UK Government wanted British overseas territory the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to restore financial order. Last year, with minimal consultation, the Government announced proposals to intr...
Kaper was called in to promote Time Out's shift to a free magazine after 44 years.
Stockholm-based Swedish tech company iZettle asked Fishburn Hedges and The Crowd & I to oversee the UK launch of its first mobile card-reading device, which transforms smartphones and tablets into card terminals, allowing small businesses in the UK t...
Every year, not-for-profit social research body NatCen Social Research releases the British Social Attitudes report, which asks more than 3,000 people how they think Britain is run.
Following the introduction last month of reforms to the NHS, new research suggests the majority of people believe the Government did not do enough to communicate the changes.
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Google may be embroiled in an EU investigation into alleged anti-competitiveness, however one in four members of the public continues to rate it as the most trusted tech brand.
Price-conscious customers say they do not trust energy providers to offer them the cheapest price plan, with misleading tariffs still a major issue for many.
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