Now the major supermarket and retail groups have reported their festive trading figures, it's time to take a cold, hard January look at which campaigns were Christmas crackers and which resembled turkeys.
In Flack this week: WPP and mistaken identity, Flack on the ball at Spurs, and PRWeek UK goes full Trump on Twitter.
Family-friendly elements and a virtual archive were combined with a pop-up Mr Men and Little Miss museum at London's OXO Gallery to mark the 45th birthday of the children's characters.
Flint was hired by arts charity Artichoke to stage a series of events around the London's Burning festival, which marked the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.
Alex Benady goes 'hyperlocal' with Marian Salzman, the all-seeing, all-doing wonderwoman of PR.
Shell has faced reputational problems for years, largely caused by environmental campaigners and the oil giant's reluctance to engage in public debate. Its vice-president for media relations tells Alex Benady why drilling in the Arctic is not as destructive as it sounds and how the company is embracing engagement to convince the world that hydrocarbons are the future.
NFL UK Alistair Kirkwood chief wants to use the UK as a springboard to help the sport score a comms touchdown internationally.
Former Olympian Lord Coe brings the ideal mix of political nous and business acumen to his role as chairman of sports-marketing firm CSM, which now incorporates Chime's PR shop Good Relations. He tells PRWeek how geopolitics and cultural differences will transform the sporting landscape and why the balance between sport and commerce must be preserved.
Nissan's vice-president of comms has a fiendishly complex task on his hands. His job is to present a coherent global brand expression for the car giant at a time of rapid technological and social change, all overshadowed by the threat of global warming. He tells Alex Benady how he does it.
The Golin CEO met up with Alex Benady in London to explain why three years ago he decided to do away with the traditional PR consultancy model and create the 'agency of the future' - and how his gamble is paying off today.
The world's most successful marketing services entrepreneur and self-styled 'bean counter' talks to Danny Rogers about the new wave of integration and why comms finally deserves to be at the centre of things.
The crucial Christmas trading period for the major retailers is over, their financial directors have counted up the gold in the coffers and they have released the official trading figures.
An in-depth look at four transformational campaigns and the integration, bravery and purpose that they share.
Islamic State is controlling both traditional and social media as it tightens its grip on parts of Syria and Iraq, finds John Owens in Beirut.
A new report identifies the emergence of the chief comms and marketing officer (CCMO) and predicts greater convergence between disciplines.
Hannah Hope, deputy 3am editor at the Daily Mirror, on the showbiz life and her favourite PR people.
Keir Simmons, NBC's London-based foreign correspondent, talks to PRWeek about his job and how he relates to PRs.
Leave and Trump campaigns can herald a new verbal dawn for communications, at the expense of 'arrogant network agencies' and their visual bias.
Film noir, silk cravats, Joy Division and Spitfires all provide inspiration for the founder of Propeller.
Creative inspiration: Hope&Glory's creative director talks about his love for Peppa Pig and Waterstones
Gavin Lewis also talks about how trips to the zoo and visual gags inspire him.
High-profile festival speakers announced; final deadline for PRWeek Global Awards is Thursday, January 14.
Golin, TfL, Taylor Herring and Diabetes UK were among the award winners at the prestigious PRWeek Awards, which took place during a gala evening at London's Grosvenor House.
What does it mean to win a PRWeek Award? We caught up with some of the winners to find out...
PRWeek is launching a series of networking events for junior PR professionals that will be held at secret venues across London, featuring expert comms industry speakers.
PRWeek has revealed which campaigns, agencies and in-house comms teams have been shortlisted in the prestigious PRWeek UK Awards 2015.
Earlier this year, PRWeek and Women in PR (WPR) relaunched the Mentoring Scheme to tackle the lack of female leaders in comms. In the first Mentoring Scheme Diary, we hear from Shelley Facius and her mentee Amy Stevens about how they reacted after the latter was told she would be made redundant.
Generous PR agencies and in-house comms teams have donated more than £2,000 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) by entering PRWeek UK's Best Places to Work Awards.
PRWeek UK is inviting agencies to submit their figures for the Top 150 PR Consultancies Report 2015.
The deadline for entry to PRWeek UK's Best Places to Work Awards 2015 has been extended to Wednesday 7 January.
Are you one of the PR's industry's best and most progressive employers? Do you run great and effective teams in the UK PR industry? Now is your chance to prove it - as entries open for PRWeek's prestigious Best Places to Work Awards 2015.
Hanover, Whitehouse Consultancy, Freedman Brown and Jargon PR are the first PR agencies to sign up to PR Internships For All since the scheme was expanded to smaller agencies and in-house departments last month.
The PR industry gathered at an exclusive awards night at Grosvenor House to celebrate the best people, agencies and campaigns of 2014. Here's the full list of winners.
With 16 of the top 25 PR agencies now supporting PRWeek and the PRCA's initiative to bring a more diverse pool of graduates into the industry, all PR agencies and in-house departments are being invited to get involved.
WPP has strengthened its position as the top performing group, widening the lead on its rivals, according to figures from PRWeek's Top 150.
Ask the ebullient former CEO of Sainsbury's what he really thinks about PR and he refuses to answer. "I reject the premise of your question," he says, "because there's an inherent negativity to it."
Clare Hieatt, the managing director of UK jeans-maker Hiut, says her company competes with bigger brands via smart social media and 'brand purpose'.
It slid into public consciousness on a conveyor belt of modernity in the late 1990s, helping to bring Japanese food to the masses. Yet YO! Sushi's CEO Robin Rowland maintains that the brand remains just as innovative today.
Democracy and deregulation has helped PR grow in Ghana, but there is still a fight to convince clients of its worth.
APCO will open an office in Frankfurt, the major finance hub of Germany, which will be led by its current deputy MD in the country.
From Cuba to Colombia via Qatar, PRWeek UK goes around the world in seven articles to highlight those countries set for a comms boom in 2017.