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Grilled: Frankie Graddon from The Pool on 'saintly' PRs, knickers and opening parcels

Grilled: Frankie Graddon from The Pool on 'saintly' PRs, knickers and opening parcels

The Pool's fashion and beauty editor talks saintly fashion PRs, keeping advertorials relevant, how the data stacks up and the popularity of underwear.

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Latest interviews and features

Flack on Friday: Bell Pott's Downfall treatment, Hillgrove haters, Awards outfits, worst campaign ever?

Flack on Friday: Bell Pott's Downfall treatment, Hillgrove haters, Awards outfits, worst campaign ever?

In Flack this week: Bell Pottinger in Hitler's bunker, WPP gun lobby claims his target, eighties Awards apparel, Manifest's new 'signings' video.

Waking the sleeping giant: Alex Bigg's big plans to turbo-charge MHP

Waking the sleeping giant: Alex Bigg's big plans to turbo-charge MHP

MHP chief executive Alex Bigg hopes to awaken the 'sleeping giant' agency by making stellar hires and 'unleashing the talent' of its team. Just don't mention Missing Type.

So, you want my job? Counter terrorism media officer

So, you want my job? Counter terrorism media officer

PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Christopher Terris Taylor's job as counter terrorism media officer for the National Police Chiefs' Council & National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ?

Flack on Friday: May drops an E, Lord Bell's gamble, Katie Hopkins dresses up

Flack on Friday: May drops an E, Lord Bell's gamble, Katie Hopkins dresses up

In Flack this week: PM roasted for conference farce, an APPC lookalike, Moonpig Hogumentary, and copy approval culprits exposed.

PRWeek interviews ...

Three new agencies and more to come: How The Academy is quietly building a PR empire

Three new agencies and more to come: How The Academy is quietly building a PR empire

The Academy has been quietly forming a group of specialist agencies over the past 12 months. Co-founder Mitch Kaye tells PRWeek UK about the importance of entrepreneurial leadership and why he's impatient to keep growing the business.

'Ad agencies will cease to exist' - the new PR world according to W Communications

'Ad agencies will cease to exist' - the new PR world according to W Communications

PRWeek UK talks to W Communications founder Warren Johnson about his ambition, global expansion, the challenge for small PR shops and the demise of traditional advertising.

Cautious Conservative targets radical growth: Hanover CEO Charles Lewington

Cautious Conservative targets radical growth: Hanover CEO Charles Lewington

Hanover founder and CEO Charles Lewington discusses his international ambitions and eight-sector expansion plans for the group, and explains why network agencies are "struggling to regain their mojo".

Healthcare PR turns up the volume: Incisive Health on getting heard in a way that matters

Healthcare PR turns up the volume: Incisive Health on getting heard in a way that matters

It's less than four years young, but fast-growing Incisive Health truly announced itself on the agency scene last year. Sam Burne James met its founding trio.

'A year of consolidation and change': Bell Pottinger CEO reflects on life after Bell

'A year of consolidation and change': Bell Pottinger CEO reflects on life after Bell

Bell Pottinger's global CEO said the agency restructured much of its business and argues it performed "credibly" in 2016, the year that formidable co-founder Lord Bell left the firm.

Confessions of a social media manager: Ryanair on the growth of video, customer service and 'cheeky Irish charm'

Confessions of a social media manager: Ryanair on the growth of video, customer service and 'cheeky Irish charm'

PRWeek's series on social media managers talks to those responsible for online customer relations at some of Britain's biggest brands and organisations. This week, low-cost carrier Ryanair...

Key features

A lot of fun, but it can churn and burn: get the millennials' take on PR life from the 30 Under 30 for 2017

A lot of fun, but it can churn and burn: get the millennials' take on PR life from the 30 Under 30 for 2017

This year's 30 Under 30 love their jobs and are enthusiastic about comms, but are not immune to the pervasive, Brexit-fuelled uncertainty about the industry's future.

Global Power Book: Is the uncertain geopolitical climate good for the PR sector?

Global Power Book: Is the uncertain geopolitical climate good for the PR sector?

While many in the industry have serious reservations about recent international political developments, most global PR chiefs see the uncertain geopolitical climate as good for the sector.

Power Book public sector pros on the best campaigns, worst reputations and their music of choice

Power Book public sector pros on the best campaigns, worst reputations and their music of choice

Hilary Clinton, Mike Ashley and Sir Phillip Green are among those who have managed their reputations the most poorly in the last 12 months, according to public sector entrants in PRWeek's Power Book.

Retail Christmas campaigns: which were the commercial AND creative hits, according to PRWeek?

Retail Christmas campaigns: which were the commercial AND creative hits, according to PRWeek?

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.

Grilled: Journalist Q&As ...

Grilled: the Daily Mirror's deputy 3am editor Hannah Hope

Grilled: the Daily Mirror's deputy 3am editor Hannah Hope

Hannah Hope, deputy 3am editor at the Daily Mirror, on the showbiz life and her favourite PR people.

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

Creative inspiration

PR and comms face the perfect verbal storm

PR and comms face the perfect verbal storm

Leave and Trump campaigns can herald a new verbal dawn for communications, at the expense of 'arrogant network agencies' and their visual bias.

Creative inspiration: Martin Loat, founder, Propeller Group

Creative inspiration: Martin Loat, founder, Propeller Group

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

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.

Key features

PRWeek UK Awards 2017: who is on the shortlist?

PRWeek UK Awards 2017: who is on the shortlist?

Weber Shandwick and Hope&Glory are leading the shortlist for the PRWeek Awards 2017, the annual celebration of the very best of UK PR.

Influencer marketing: quiz the regulators and hear case studies at PRWeek seminar

Influencer marketing: quiz the regulators and hear case studies at PRWeek seminar

Advice on handling influencer marketing while staying within the regulations will be available at a must-attend PRWeek breakfast briefing in London on Wednesday, 13 September.

PRWeek reveals the Top 150 UK PR consultancies in 2017

PRWeek reveals the Top 150 UK PR consultancies in 2017

The PRWeek 2017 rankings of the UK's Top 150 PR Consultancies form part of the Global Agency Business Report 2017.

Is 2017 the year of 'peak beard'? Seven brand comms predictions for 2017

Is 2017 the year of 'peak beard'? Seven brand comms predictions for 2017

Hope&Glory's James Gordon-MacIntosh makes seven predictions for brands in the year ahead, including fake news, live experiences and whether we've reached 'peak beard'.

50 hot new influencers

PRWeek Global Awards 2017: winners revealed

PRWeek Global Awards 2017: winners revealed

The crème de la crème of the global PR industry gathered in London tonight to find out who would take home the coveted PRWeek Global Awards 2017.

From the editor-in-chief: UK consultancies boom as global demand grows

From the editor-in-chief: UK consultancies boom as global demand grows

Today, PRWeek publishes the definitive annual report on the communications consultancy sector, both in the UK (the Top 150 rankings) and globally (the wider Agency Business Report).

PRWeek Agency Business Report 2017

PRWeek Agency Business Report 2017

Everything you need to know about the PR agency world and, by extension, the trends shaping the industry in general.

PRWeek UK Awards 2016: Winners revealed

PRWeek UK Awards 2016: Winners revealed

Agencies Unity and The Romans, and the Missing Type campaign, were among the big winners at the prestigious PRWeek UK Awards, which took place on Tuesday evening during a gala event at London's Grosvenor House.

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 Japan: Communicating in an era of great change

Postcard from Japan: Communicating in an era of great change

This is a prime moment for Japan's PR industry to redefine its role as arbiter and communicator, says APCO Worldwide's Seiko Indo.

Postcard from...Jacksonville, Florida

Postcard from...Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville's vibrant culture and rich history can be experienced best through its distinct and diverse neighborhoods.

Postcard from South Africa, where communicators are busting misconceptions

Postcard from South Africa, where communicators are busting misconceptions