The latest interviews, features and research together with PRWeek's key projects

In the spotlight

Hot Spot: Berners Tavern

Hot Spot: Berners Tavern

Melanie Cullis, associate director at Kindred, reviews this month's top eatery, Berners Tavern.

Latest interviews and features

Creative inspiration: Cassetteboy

Creative inspiration: Cassetteboy

The duo behind the viral remix of David Cameron's speech last month tell PRWeek what inspires them.

Why Golin's Fred Cook is waging war on convention

Why Golin's Fred Cook is waging war on convention

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.

Sentiment analysis: does it work?

Sentiment analysis: does it work?

Social media listening tools claim to measure sentiment online. PRWeek put some to the test, measuring public reaction to a live football match.

Agony Uncle: Halving happiness, content marketing and a higher purpose?

Agony Uncle: Halving happiness, content marketing and a higher purpose?

The co-author of PR Today and Richmond University's professor of PR gives it to you straight.

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PRWeek interviews ...

Sir Martin Sorrell on PR's place in the new wave of integration

Sir Martin Sorrell on PR's place in the new wave of integration

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.

Adbusters' Kalle Lasn says comms professionals can save the world

Adbusters' Kalle Lasn says comms professionals can save the world

The environmentalist and anti-consumerist leader of Adbusters talks to Alex Benady about 'culture jamming', empty CSR initiatives and how comms professionals can use the power in their hands for global good.

Richard Edelman, the new king of Cannes

Richard Edelman, the new king of Cannes

The Edelman CEO's Grand Prix win last month symbolises his vision for the modern PR agency. He outlines to Danny Rogers his ambitious plan to remould Edelman as a corporate 'game-changer'.

Key features

Rules, ransom and radio: Islamic State's multifarious assault on the media

Rules, ransom and radio: Islamic State's multifarious assault on the media

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.

Integration report: one vision

Integration report: one vision

A new report identifies the emergence of the chief comms and marketing officer (CCMO) and predicts greater convergence between disciplines.

Social media: get sophisticated or die

Social media: get sophisticated or die

Social media have evolved rapidly in the past decade, forcing brands to consider their strategies carefully. David Benady identifies the risks of failing to keep up to speed.

Grilled: Journalist Q&As ...

NBC foreign correspondent Keir Simmons talks poor pitches and avoiding biscuits

NBC foreign correspondent Keir Simmons talks poor pitches and avoiding biscuits

Keir Simmons, NBC's London-based foreign correspondent, talks to PRWeek about his job and how he relates to PRs.

ITV News' Jess Brammar on simplifying stories and why a sense of mischief is essential
The Independent's Ian Burrell talks friends in PR and scary moments

Creative inspiration

Creative inspiration: Elizabeth Emanuel, fashion designer

Creative inspiration: Elizabeth Emanuel, fashion designer

Fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel discusses her biggest influences.

Creative Inspiration: Stephen Revell

Creative Inspiration: Stephen Revell

The director of Opera Rara shares his creative inspirations.

Creative Inspiration: Marco Balich

Creative Inspiration: Marco Balich

Marco Balich, the president of Balich Worldwide Shows and Olympic ceremony producer, shows what inspires him.

PRWeek's key projects

Four more agencies sign up to PR Internships For All

Four more agencies sign up to PR Internships For All

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.

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: The roll call of winners

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: The roll call of winners

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.

PR Internships For All seeks whole industry backing

PR Internships For All seeks whole industry backing

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.

Top 150: WPP streaks ahead of rival groups

Top 150: WPP streaks ahead of rival groups

WPP has strengthened its position as the top performing group, widening the lead on its rivals, according to figures from PRWeek's Top 150.

First PRWeek Global Awards winners revealed

First PRWeek Global Awards winners revealed

PRWeek honored the best global communications work on Thursday night at the inaugural PRWeek Global Awards.

Behind the PR Internships For All scheme

Behind the PR Internships For All scheme

Why PRWeek and the PRCA have called on the top 25 agencies to act as industry champions by hiring more young people from ethnic backgrounds and paying interns at least the National Minimum Wage.

PRWeek mentoring project: breaking down the barriers

PRWeek mentoring project: breaking down the barriers

With the first mentoring meetings under way, our 15 mentees gathered to discuss what they regard as the obstacles to women getting the top PR jobs.

The Best Places to Work

The Best Places to Work

The results are in­ - PRWeek unveils the best employers in the PR industry today.

The PR Census 2013

The PR Census 2013

Revenue and productivity are up, confidence is high, but there are still serious issues to be tackled including diversity and junior pay levels.

Meet PRWeek's 30 under 30

Meet PRWeek's 30 under 30

Watch out - the next generation is snapping at your heels. Kate Magee reveals the 30 PR professionals you need to know.

How CEOs see comms ...

Justin King: "Perhaps PR does need to rebrand itself"

Justin King: "Perhaps PR does need to rebrand itself"

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."

Hiut's Clare Hieatt acts smart to take on denim's big boys

Hiut's Clare Hieatt acts smart to take on denim's big boys

Clare Hieatt, the managing director of UK jeans-maker Hiut, says her company competes with bigger brands via smart social media and 'brand purpose'.

YO! Sushi boss Robin Rowland on retaining brand voice despite constant innovation

YO! Sushi boss Robin Rowland on retaining brand voice despite constant innovation

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.

Postcards from ...

Postcard from Nigeria

Postcard from Nigeria

The PR industry has massive potential in Africa's biggest economy but there is still work to be done, says Nn'emeka Maduegbuna, chairman and CEO, C&F Porter Novelli, Nigeria.

Postcard from Mexico

Postcard from Mexico

The Mexican PR industry is growing but not yet seen as strategic, says Adriana Valladares, president and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Mexico.

Postcard from Turkey

Postcard from Turkey

PR is not well understood in Turkey but there is huge potential for development, says Seda Yalçin, CEO of Weber Shandwick Turkey.