Two of the biggest charity sector membership bodies have announced they will work together "to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector", in response to what the sector sees as a tricky media and political climate.
Charities, retailers and tech firms were among those celebrating the annual Ada Lovelace Day on social media, and almost all resisted the urge to shoehorn in their products and services.
Next Fifteen reported profit before tax of £4.2m ($6.4m) in the six months to 31 July, the same figure that it had lost in the same period in 2014, as the PR and marketing group added major clients including Airbnb, Autodesk and Intel.
Four Communications Group has appointed John Farrell, former president and CEO of Publicis Group's specialised agencies and marketing services arm, as its new chair.
Luc Besson, director of films including The Fifth Element, Léon and Taken, has directed a film to raise awareness of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile's #SaveKidsLives campaign.
Campaigners have published a critical report into lobbying in Scotland ahead of the SNP's annual conference this Thursday.
Destination British Columbia, which leads the marketing of the Canadian province as a tourism destination, has appointed KBC to handle its travel media relations and travel trade presence in the UK.
In brief: KBC wins tourist brief, Weber Shandwick handles Vauxhall social, Connect picks up account, Clarks appoints Portas
KBC lands British Columbia tourist account, Weber Shandwick to handle Vauxhall social media, Connect wins psychologists account, Clarks Kids appoints Portas and more from PRWeek UK.
Current political climate blamed for decision to erase UK insignia from historical postboxes, which post office labels "inappropriate"
WPP has hired Sean Larkins, the deputy director of UK government comms, to be the group's director of consulting and capability for its Government & Public Sector Practice.
Weber Shandwick has been hired by Vauxhall Motors to handle its UK social media activities following a competitive four-way pitch.
Fuel PR, the agency at the centre of the so-called 'Sweaty-gate' scandal, has had its membership of the PRCA rescinded for misconduct, and its managing director has lost her fellowship.
Content marketing has become so mainstream that 30 per cent of UK firms now employ in-house content professionals - but these teams sometimes face a lack of strategic direction and too much interference, a new report says.
The possible merger of SABMiller and AB InBev faces a critical week - and Brunswick and Finsbury are the two agencies counselling the multinational brewing firms over the potential deal.
Last week for two nights only, Frank PR and bathstore invited partygoers to Arch 406 in Shoreditch to indulge in a rose petal bath with Champagne service.
In brief: South Australia brief for Consolidated PR, ICCO's new president, Mexia gets Lord's contract, Instinctif win
South Australia tourist account for Consolidated PR, ICCO appoints Bulgaria's Maxim Behar as president, Mexia secures Lord's events and hospitality contract and more from PRWeek UK.
National Grid will bring in Sean Kemp, formerly a director at public affairs agency Open Road, as its new UK head of media relations.
WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell has outlined the three factors he is looking for in new Asia acquisitions: digital, data and operations in fast-growth markets.
Alex Belardinelli, a press secretary to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, will join Uber next week as its head of comms for the UK and Ireland.
Watch: Young PRs take just 24 hours to respond to minister's 'unproductive' claim with #HappyProductivityDay
A group of young comms professionals have lodged a humorous response to Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock's assertion to the Conservative Party Conference that workers aged under 25 were not productive enough to warrant the new national living wage.
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In brief: Grosvenor hires Cogent; Launch gets shot with Caffè Nero; PRWeek Asia round-up; MWW; Tin Man
Cogent PR gets Grosvenor Casinos deal, Launch PR gets a shot with Caffè Nero, Society Generale extends remit with Lansons, this week's news from PRWeek Asia and more.
Mark Penn's investment fund, backed by ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, makes US public affairs firm its first purchase
Microsoft has appointed Tom Pilla as director of UK PR following the departure of Nicola Taylor last year.
Mark Schmid has left Halpern as managing director after six months in the role to start an online betting business, PRWeek has learned.
The WPP agency will pitch Indonesia as a tourism destination in markets around the world with the goal of boosting the number of visitors to the country to 20 million in coming years.
In brief: PCM Healthcare acquired, Ketchum London's senior promotions, UEA gets new corporate comms chief
PCM Healthcare acquired by Cogora, Ketchum London makes senior promotions, UEA gets new corporate comms chief, uSwitch appoints 3 Monkeys for energy brief and more from PRWeek UK.
Andrew Stronach, currently head of comms and marketing at Norfolk Community Health Care NHS Trust, will join the University of East Anglia as head of corporate comms in the New Year.
Ogilvy PR has promoted Marshall Manson, the managing director of its social practice across EMEA, to UK CEO.
Ketchum London has promoted Jo-ann Robertson to the position of deputy CEO, London, while Deirdre Murphy has been made chief operating officer, London, effective immediately.
In brief: Instinctif takes on Edelman's Bhattacharya, Whitfield joins H+K crisis team, MHP works for FTSE-listed manufacturer, news from Huntsworth
Instinctif takes on Edelman's Bhattacharya, Simone Whitfield leaves Blue Rubicon for H+K crisis team, Huntsworth non-exec steps down, MHP works for FTSE stone manufacturer Marshalls and more from PRWeek UK.
Four Communications has continued its expansion with the acquisition of Wales-based PR, design, marketing and public affairs agency Francis Balsom Associates (FBA) for an undisclosed sum.
Good Relations owner Chime Communications has passed another hurdle in its £374m sale to US private equity firm Providence, with the High Court of Justice of England and Wales sanctioning the acquisition.
European technology PR firm Johnson King has merged into global agency Finn Partners, becoming Finn Partners Ltd.