PRWeek UK is inviting agencies to submit their figures for the Top 150 PR Consultancies Report 2015.
Online gambling firm 888.com has sent out a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) as it begins the search for a UK consumer PR agency, PRWeek has learnt.
Hudson Sandler has appointed BT comms veteran Kate Cleevely as a director in its brand and corporate team to develop the agency's marketing communications skills.
Spanish beer brand Estrella Galicia has appointed House PR, following a five-way pitch, to promote the brand in the UK via music and food.
What is the worst thing you've heard in a PR job interview (or read on a CV)? PRWeek asked our Twitter followers, and received some interesting - and surprising - replies.
Engine, the marcoms firm that owns PR agencies MHP and Mischief, has appointed Simon Peck to the new role of UK group MD.
Christie's, the fine arts auction house, has appointed Catherine Manson as global head of communications.
Stand Agency has been appointed by Kidney Research UK to launch a PR and social media campaign for the charity's awareness month in March, following a non-competitive pitch.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed Chris Haynes, who has held a number of senior PR roles at Sky, as its new director of comms.
Scottish distillery William Grant & Sons, which owns Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendrick's Gin, has appointed Salt to manage its UK comms, following a five-way pitch.
The chair of the APPC has criticised the lack of clarity on guidelines for its members from the lobbying registrar and said they are only emerging at "five-to-midnight".
Zegona, a new firm headed by former Virgin Media CFO Eamonn O'Hare to acquire and operate telecoms assets worth up to £3bn, has appointed Tavistock as its sole PR agency ahead of a planned IPO.
Emergency response company Ideal Group is to transfer all of its online marketing to CMA Digital next week.
London-based all-day and late-night espresso and cocktail bar Grind & Co has called in W to support its London expansion plans.
Bell Pottinger has appointed John Rivett from Lexis as managing director of its consumer practice.
Kreab, the multinational PR agency previously known as Kreab Gavin Anderson, has added another senior adviser to its team with the appointment of Iraj Ispahani of management consultant Oliver Wyman & Co.
A third of PR people have experienced mental ill health so what is the industry going to do about it?
More than a third of people working in PR and comms have experienced or been diagnosed with mental ill health and a majority would not feel comfortable talking to their boss about it, according to a survey carried out for PRWeek by the PRCA. Meanwhile, a CIPR State of the Profession report this week found that more than half of senior managers in PR are either "extremely stressed" or "very stressed" in their roles.
Children's charity Barnardo's came under fire this week after The Sun accused the charity of paying reality TV star 'Binky' Felstead £20,000 for promoting the charity on Instagram. PRWeek commissioned research to gauge the impact of the incident on the charity and asked celebrity endorsement specialists to give their view on the use of high-profile people to promote brands
How Britain's banks can fix their reputations in aftermath of HSBC tax scandal: PR experts give their views
The media firestorm over HSBC has highlighted one of the worst excesses in banking since the financial crisis of 2008. The revelations have created a toxic vortex, threatening to suck in all who come to be associated with it, including political parties of all stripes. But the current crisis only serves to cement an already strong feeling among the public that banks cannot be trusted and the road to redemption just got longer for the whole sector. PRWeek spoke to senior figures in financial and corporate comms to get their take on the scale of the damage and whether it can even be repaired.
This week, the starting pistol was fired on the 100-day countdown to the general election on 7 May. The field is clear for an extraordinary pitched battle that is both wide open and likely to see the smaller parties, such as UKIP, the Scottish Nationalist Party and the Green Party, take a greater share of the popular vote than at any time in history. But what are the tools that the parties need to win?
Tesco's recent troubles read like a horror story: an accounting scandal that has forced huge changes at the top, a plummeting share price, falling sales and lost consumer confidence as shoppers turn to discount retailers such as Lidl and Aldi.
It could be argued that it has never been more important for the representatives of Islam in the UK to communicate the religion's true purpose to both Muslims and non-Muslims, against a backdrop of negative media coverage and a hostile public using social media to criticise it. Three leading figures from the Islamic community in the UK have spoken to PRWeek about the comms challenge of how to improve the reputation of the religion.
The tinsel has been packed away for another year, the tree has been recycled and most people are reeling from festive overspend and looking at how to survive January on the contents of their freezers. With four major retailers releasing trading figures this week, PRWeek assesses how their Christmas campaigns translated into sales, with the help of Andrew Bloch, founder of consumer PR agency Frank PR.
2014 has been a busy year for the PR industry. Here PRWeek looks back on some of the stories that hit the headlines...
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Royal British Legion, the welfare charity for service personnel, is in the early stages of inviting agencies to pitch, PRWeek has learned.
Cake and M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment have reached the final stage of a pitch process for Virgin Atlantic's consumer PR account.
NBTY Europe, the owner of health food shop Holland & Barrett and sports nutrition retailer GNC, is looking for a UK agency to manage its consumer and corporate work.
Diageo GB is holding a pitch for a corporate comms and public affairs joint brief, an account that has been held by Edelman for the past five years.
Germany's minister of finance Wolfgang Schäuble is the most unpopular figure in the bail-out debate and the Greek prime minister and finance minister have double the support of the German chancellor Angela Merkel, according to research by Talkwalker.
Publicis Groupe expects to return to "more satisfactory levels of growth" in 2015 as it reports a strong end to 2014.
Kyne is bringing its healthcare PR expertise to the West Coast and to Europe, with new operations launching in Los Angeles and Dublin, Ireland.
Publicis Groupe has extended the deadline for Sapient shareholders to accept its $3.7 billion offer for a fourth time.
Financial and corporate comms agency Citigate Dewe Rogerson is understood to be working with Telefónica around industry consolidation as Hutchison Whampoa (HW), the Hong Kong-based owner of UK network Three, targets a £9.25bn acquisition of its UK business O2.