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.
Kalms, the traditional herbal remedy to aid natural sleep, has appointed healthcare agency Spink to promote its Night range, replacing incumbent agency Speed Communications.
PR consultants have welcomed a call for transformation of the NHS' talent and leadership to be led by a new comms strategy - so long as it is co-created, and avoids "reinventing the wheel".
Tina Woods has joined Lansons from Ogilvy Healthworld to launch a new division of the comms firm, Lansons Health.
TogoRun, the health and wellbeing comms agency that is part of Omnicom Group, has hired Jonathan Kearney from Havas Life Medicom as a director.
Tonic Life Communications has been appointed as strategic comms partner for the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), the not-for-profit alliance of organisations in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Beves, who joins Hanover in August, is currently a partner in Bell Pottinger's corporate and brand division.
Lexis has won the consumer PR business for luxury beauty brand Aromatherapy Associates, following a competitive pitch against four other agencies.
The New York office of Ruder Finn took home metal for its work on Novartis Vaccines' Bexsero brand in a steady showing for PR work at the second year of Cannes Health.
Blue Rubicon has beaten three agencies in a competitive pitch to land the strategic reputation brief for Asthma UK.
According to research by the University of Oxford and Deloitte, there's a three per cent chance that a robot will steal my job in the not so distant future, writes Robert Bownes of Profusion.
This month we found out from the Office for National Statistics' 2015 Labour Force survey that there are now 55,000 PR professionals in the UK - that's up almost 50% in two years, writes David Benigson of Signal.
Back in 2005, when I got my first job in PR, everybody seemed to be arguing about how we measure the value of PR with something more meaningful than AVE, writes Lance Concannon at Sysomos.
Lord Browne's announcement on the need to kill off PR and CSR didn't have me scrambling around for a new career, even though I agreed with a lot of what he said.
Jeremy Corbyn's dramatic leadership win is a turning point in Labour's history and it is also a turning point for those who wish to engage him. Most communicators and those wishing to engage on policy will never have seen anything like it before, writes Nick Williams, a former Labour Party adviser.
Big data, social listening and Google analytics are bringing some science to the art of PR, but while our industry can confidently advise on the right digital tools to capture data, we have less to say on how that data should be used, writes Simon Maule of Linstock
The path from journalism to 'the dark side' has been well-trod by many a scribe seeking better remuneration, but what of the few brave souls who make the opposite transition? Liam Maguire tells his story.
Education, role models and investment are the top three diversity challenges facing the PR industry, argues Andrew Barratt of Ogilvy Public Relations.
It might surprise you to hear that the potential for new business has never been greater, but only for those agencies that can devise and deploy the right strategy, writes Shaun Varga of Ingenuity.
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In brief: Fishburn finance head joins Benjamin Ball, Burning Night appoints Golley Slater, Stature wins BAFTA brief
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In brief: MHP hires ex-minister Burstow, Mother recruits FinchFactor, Ezzeldin named IBT PR lead for EMEA
MHP hires ex-minister Burstow, Mother recruits FinchFactor, Ezzeldin is the first IBT PR lead for UK and EMEA, FCA lawyer joins Houblon Communications, and more from PRWeek UK.
In Brief: Hills Balfour to launch Evaneos; H+K promotes Walsh to healthcare MD; Rooster wins Irish drinks brand
Hills Balfour wins account to launch Evaneos Travel, H+K promotes Jessica Walsh to MD of Healthcare, Clarion gets breakfast brand MOMA and more from PRWeek UK.
Craig Rothenberg joined Turing as its first comms chief less than two months ago - the pharma company faced a backlash this week after hiking the price of Daraprim 5,000% since acquiring the drug in August.