UK foundation The Wellcome Trust, the world's second largest charity, has launched an initiative with design consultancy Blast and other agencies to encourage people across the UK to think about food, health and the planet.
Weight loss programme Weight Watchers has appointed Shine Communications on an initial 12-month contract, following a four-way pitch.
Campaigners and charities have been using International Men's Day to publicise health and wellbeing issues that disproportionally affect men, with partnerships involving brands and publishers key to their strategies.
UK PRs say that the comms industry can play an important role in the fight against obesity, in the week after a trio of initiatives around what is increasingly being seen as a national and global crisis.
Avril Lee will join MSLGroup next month as managing director of its UK and EMEA health practices.
Health ministry says printing error was cause of misinformation that made its way onto trains across Jakarta
Former Ketchum associate director Sebastian Stokes has founded consumer and healthcare agency, SHED Communications.
A new report places the annual global cost of counterfeiting at around £1.2tn and it is rising in cost and scope by around 15 per cent every year. Everything from luxury clothing brands to pharmaceutical drugs and even alcohol is up for grabs by organised gangs and multinational brands are losing approximately 10 per cent of their topline revenue as a result of it. So what are the effects of somebody impersonating your brand and what are the best ways to defend against it?
In brief: PCM Healthcare acquired, Ketchum London's senior promotions, UEA gets new corporate comms chief
PCM Healthcare acquired by Cogora, Ketchum London makes senior promotions, UEA gets new corporate comms chief, uSwitch appoints 3 Monkeys for energy brief and more from PRWeek UK.
The worlds of rugby and healthcare face renewed comms challenges over growing concerns about the issue of concussion and head injuries in the sport, following a BBC documentary last night.
A sexual health and HIV care clinic in London has issued a public apology via Twitter and contacted individuals affected after confidential patient data was accidentally shared on email.
In brief: Globalisation boost for Bluefocus, charity sector PR firms ally, Movember partners with Premiership Rugby, Reputation Institute
Globalisation brings 30 per cent growth for Bluefocus; charity sector PR firms Slack and Third Sector ally; Movember partners with Premiership Rugby for men's health awareness and more from PRWeek UK.
The 'sweaty-gate' affair together with the Department for Work and Pensions' fictional case studies might suggest such fakery is alive and well in PR and comms land, much to the chagrin of the industry. But journalists are also complicit in this game, leaving readers to guess whether the subjects of so-called 'real life' stories are just playing a part. How widespread is the practice and can it ever be justified, asks Ian Griggs.
Dignitas has criticised the media for what it claims are misrepresentations of it as an organisation, on the day British cancer patient Bob Cole ended his life with help from the Swiss organisation.
Pharmaceutical company ViiV Healthcare, a joint venture by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, has appointed Porter Novelli to manage its corporate comms account, PRWeek understands.
Social media is overflowing with "tips" from journalists on how PRs should interact with them. Some are genuinely constructive, many are amusing and occasionally you stumble across the downright absurd.
Developing a positive professional reputation requires a commitment to hard graft and consistently exceeding expectation, writes Ned Ellison of Haggie Partners.
The issues of data breach and cyber security have rarely been off the news agenda in recent weeks, writes Tim Luckett of H+K Strategies.
A recent survey carried out across the PR and comms industry reveals that it is not the desire for a salary uplift that is most likely to spur PR professionals into seeking out a new and more challenging role, but not being able to progress their career, writes Sarah Leembruggen of The Works Search and Selection.
With nutraceutical products set to go mainstream in the UK within two years, PRs can ensure they form a big part of future healthcare.
We've all been asked to sell a story no one wants to hear, through a press release that we know nobody will want to write about, writes Sam Mohr at Jargon PR.
The topic of holograms, until recently, has been one of high end sci-fi or creepy technology, writes Peter Brady of Orbital.
For an industry that earns its keep by making a case for others, the lobbying industry in the UK has been pretty poor overall at making the case for itself, writes Peter Duncan of APPC Scotland.
There was a flutter of hearts and a preening of egos in PR world recently when Toby Harrison, strategy wonk at ad agency du jour adam&eveDDB, announced to the PRCA conference that ad land was 'running scared' of PR, writes Liam Fay-Fright of Semaphore London.
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In brief: Clarion lands Teletext Holidays, account wins for Palm PR, Tidy Eye and Rich Leigh, Amanda Moss launches in Liverpool
Clarion wins Teletext Holidays, Palm PR brought in to launch juice, Tidy Eye PR appointed by Performers and more from PRWeek UK.
In brief: Revolution to steer SAS rowing partnership, We Are Caffeine wins ZipJet, WhatClinic appoints FleishmanHillard globally, Zeitgeist lands Fame
Revolution to steer SAS' PR on row to Rio, We Are Caffeine wins start-up ZipJet, WhatClinic appoints FleishmanHillard globally, Fame Music appoints Zeitgeist and more from PRWeek UK.
In brief: 30 Under 30's Emma Carr joins Hanover, Tangerine wins Sport Relief work, Lapthorne's Doll merged into Premier, National Trust appoints Good Agency
30 Under 30's Emma Carr joins Hanover, Tangerine wins Sport Relief work, Lapthorne's Doll merged into Premier, National Trust appoints Good Agency and more from PRWeek UK.
Riches replaced by Steven Spurr among several other changes at the agency, with the COO also leaving to join Audible