Stephanie Lvovich, most recently global chair of the food and consumer products practice at APCO Worldwide, was named global chair of Edelman's public affairs practice. She starts next month.
To put an emphasis on the firm's global expansion, RLM Finsbury has rebranded as Finsbury.
Apple caved into mounting consumer pressure this week by releasing a 'U2 album removal tool'.
Dr Linda Papadopoulos is joining dating website eHarmony as its UK media spokesperson.
WPP has jumped 12 places in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list released today, rising from 50 to 38 and the only marketing services company in the list.
Comms veterans James Thellusson and Martin Thomas have launched marketing services consultancy Dissident.
Cheshire East Council has appointed former print and broadcast journalist Beverley Walkden as its new head of comms and media.
Sharon Flaherty, former head of PR and social media at MoneySuperMarket, has launched her own content marketing agency Brand Content this week.
Telecoms cloud software company Synchronoss Technologies has appointed London-based b2b technology PR agency CCgroup as its international PR partner.
Dave Morris has been appointed by Weber Shandwick to the newly created EMEA-wide role of director of change management.
A key parliamentary committee has taken a swipe at the Government as it approves the choice of former Royal Mail commercial director Alison White to oversee the lobbying register.
Publicis Groupe chief executive Maurice Lévy is to step down in 2016 amid a management shake-up at the company.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has issued a tender for seven advisers to controversial mayor Lutfur Rahman, with a value of up to £1.2m in total.
A leading Scottish independence figure has revealed that the Yes campaign will stick to its grassroots guns in the final days of the fight, as a new poll of the lobbying industry suggests the Nos have it.
Propeller Group has hired Branwell Johnson and Matt Phillips in two newly created roles as part of the agency's expansion drive.
Exposure has been brought in by The Original Muck Boot Company to handle its PR, brand strategy and creative content.
As Alibaba executives go city to city as part of a 10-day roadshow, the pressure is on. Despite a bevy of new interactive media tools, roadshows are still a critical communications strategy for companies going public.
Media stocks surge as Chinese President announced plans to merge media into 'strong, influential and credible' groups. But what does this mean for the PR industry?
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.
Don't expect press releases to cease to exist anytime soon. But look for them to evolve rather than die out.
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.
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Kenya is looking for a global PR agency to help turn around a decline in the number of tourists and investors coming to the country following assaults by Islamist militias.
The multibillion-pound company pension safety net launched by the government nearly ten years ago is hunting for external PR support for the first time.
Agency assistance is being sought to promote Portsmouth International Port, with the work potentially worth up to £750,000 over five years.
One of the 'big six' energy firms has begun approaching PR agencies to gauge their interest in pitching for consumer-led work currently held by 3 Monkeys and Tangerine PR.
Edelman's hold on its Starbucks relationship across Europe has weakened after the global coffee giant shifted work in both the UK and France to new agencies.
Edelman, the world's biggest PR network, has today bought all the shares of ELAN, France's biggest independent communications consultancy, in a bid to break into the top three agencies in the country.
Florentia Village, China's first luxury designer outlet has appointed Golin as their communications agency of choice, tasked with both consumer and corporate communication
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".