Liz Peace, the chief executive of the British Property Federation, has been appointed as the new chairman of property specialist TTA Property as the firm prepares to rebrand.
UK-based domestic and European airline Flybe is in talks with agencies about its corporate and financial PR after a decade with Instinctif Partners.
Peter Andre has been recruited as the new face of Iceland, the frozen food retailer, which will roll out TV ads featuring the former pop star.
Parcel delivery company Yodel has appointed Berkeley PR to handle a comms brief aimed at consumers, retailers and stakeholders.
The founder of Albion Drive has claimed the PR agency could double in size over the next year on the back of US-based Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners buying a majority stake in its parent group Albion.
Instinct PR has been appointed by clothing retailer Blue Inc to handle its consumer media, campaigns and celebrity outreach.
John West has left financial and corporate PR agency Tavistock Communications after seven years as chief executive and has been replaced by board directors Matt Ridsdale and Jos Simson.
Paul Baverstock and Robert Nuttall, the founders of reputation management consultancy Fortitude Partners, have set up a reputation insurance broker called Reputation Risk Solutions.
Sarah Richardson, a director at Edelman and former Lord Mayor of Westminster, is to join Centrica Energy in the newly created role of director of public affairs.
Lake Capital, the private equity company set to buy MHP and Mischief owner Engine, has refused to improve its offer to ex-employee shareholders.
A senior comms figure has defended the use of social media by police after it emerged forces in England and Wales have conducted 828 investigations into the use of social media by staff over the past five years.
Greggs became victim to a viciously satirical version of its own logo yesterday, when Google searches for the baker displayed a fake tagline that read, "Providing shit to scum for over 70 years".
Danny Whatmough has left Ketchum to join Weber Shandwick as head of digital across its European consumer practice.
David Plouffe "will be managing all global policy and political activities, communications, and Uber branding efforts," the company's CEO, Travis Kalanick, wrote in a blog post on the hire.
The Westminster & City Property Associations has hired TTA Property senior partner Charles Begley as executive director.
GCI Health has expanded its London team with the appointment of Hannah Morris as a board director and four more hires across all levels.
The CPG giant is making plans to rid itself of more than half its brands. While it does so, it must push a message of innovation and cost savings, say experts.
The spread of Ebola in West Africa has posed comms challenges in the region, where the focus is on containing the outbreak by educating those affected, and in the UK, where reassurance is more the order of the day.
With Malaysia Airlines contemplating a change of name following two passenger aircraft tragedies close together, PRWeek asks whether a rebrand is the right course.
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Lego's reaction to Greenpeace's PR attack on its partnership with oil company Shell provides a case study of how a company should, or should not, react when it is targeted as a corollary in a protest campaign.
The two global fast food chains scramble to assure Chinese customers after a TV sting report accuses supplier of processing expired meat. What can these MNCs do to win back consumer trust in the wake of the latest scandal to hit their credibility?
The airline's decision to go to social media first with what little information it had is a sign of the times and an "appropriate" tactic, say crisis comms experts.
Initial reaction to yesterday's extensive Cabinet reshuffle suggests that the promotion of women did not resonate with the public as much as the Conservatives might have hoped.
The Vatican, an institution not best known for its culture of openness, has announced the formation of an 11-strong committee to be led by Chris Patten that will oversee the modernisation of its communications.
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AB InBev UK, part of the world's largest brewer, has launched a major consumer pitch for some of its biggest brands.
Multibillion-pound pharma heavyweight Merck is pitching out UK PR work for its Seven Seas vitality brand.
Prominent tech start-up TransferWise has provoked agency ire after launching a £3,000 hunt for a creative idea that it plans to hand on to another agency to implement.
Cadogan Estates, the owner of 90 acres of property around Sloane Square and Chelsea, is reviewing its UK PR work.
Powerscourt is handling comms for the Bank of Cyprus, which last week secured a major funding boost following a disastrous year.
MSLGroup has hired former Weber Shandwick digital chief James Warren in an EMEA-wide role as the agency labels digital "a top priority".
The importance of social media to European communications professionals appears to be tapering off, according to the latest European Communication Monitor report.
Maurice Lévy, the chief executive of MSLGroup parent company Publicis Groupe, has described the company's weak first-half revenue growth as "not satisfactory by our standards".
A team from UK PR agency Perowne Charles Communications (PCC) is in Amsterdam to assist Malaysia Airlines with communications around the MH17 disaster, PRWeek understands.