PR agencies and in-house comms teams alike are turning their backs on unpaid internships following pressure from the joint PRWeek/PRCA campaign to end the exploitative practice.
The Conservative Party reacted to weekend reports that a senior member had described party activists as 'mad, swivel-eyed loons'.
Luta, the Brazilian sportswear brand that gives half its profits to charity, has drafted in Diffusion as it takes to the global stage.
Paul Melody, a key lieutenant of Matthew Freud, is leaving Freud Communications after 18 years at the agency.
Qatar Airways is reviewing its UK PR work amid moves to drive up its international profile.
The Local Government Association (LGA) is to lobby Parliament to defeat Eric Pickles' efforts to increase legislation governing council comms.
Lexis has bolstered its CSR and sustainability practice with two senior hires.
Brands2Life has been appointed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to help engage fans in the build-up to the Investec Ashes Series.
Coventry University has relaunched a major comms tender after the process had been put on hold.
Former BBC and Channel 4 news journalist Zaiba Malik has joined Grayling as a director in its corporate and financial division.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in human cloning by producing embryonic stem cells, which can be used to make any type of tissue cell in the body and potentially change the future of transplant operations.
The trustees of a pension scheme for UK employees of collapsed photo firm Kodak have appointed Smithfield to advise on comms around its controversial $650m (£427m) settlement with parent firm Eastman Kodak.
Agency help is being sought to promote an EU-backed drive to help Welsh businesses become greener.
MHP Communications has been appointed by the Saudi Arabian government to help promote a multi-billion-pound public transport project.
Google has successfully got on to the 'front foot' over its tax issue after being stung by criticism, industry experts agree.
Good Relations has hired Exposure director Simon Shaw to lead its new content production facility.
NHS Employers is encouraging senior leaders and chief executives within the health service to use social media through an online campaign and 'how to' guide.
The APPC is widening its membership to in-house public affairs specialists in a bid to head off the possible introduction of a statutory lobby register limited to agencies.
Consolidated PR has been drafted in to help promote the latest series of Who Do You Think You Are?
The CIPR's president Sue Wolstenholme and the PRCA's director-general Francis Ingham have agreed to produce a film together explaining the value of PR to business.
Lord Chadlington, Huntsworth's chief executive, has said the group made a good start to 2013 despite the 'difficult' trading environment in the UK and Europe.
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