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.
From PRWeek sister title Campaign: It used to be axiomatic that, as the feel-good factor among Britain's consumers rose, so did the fortunes of the country's ad industry.
Coca-Cola Great Britain has said it is working to achieve similar levels of transparency to those in the US around its partnerships and research links, following a damning article in The Times this morning.
Chatsworth Communications has won a global account to represent R3, a global consortium of 22 of the world's largest banks that is looking into the potential for the industry of blockchain technology.
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.
Business leaders fear disruptive brands such as Uber entering their marketplace more than any other type of threat, a crisis survey by Burson-Marsteller reveals.
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.
Love Productions, which produces The Great British Bake Off for the BBC, has called on freelance PR Amanda Console to work with the show's winner Nadiya Hussain and the other finalists.
BP is looking to draw a line under the damaging 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill following the US government's latest announcement on the disaster - but PR and reputation professionals say challenges for the firm, and the broader energy industry, have not gone away.
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.
Mobile taxi app comes under fire for insensitive slogan and photos as users lash out on social media
Price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com has appointed 3 Monkeys Communications to manage PR for its energy business, following a five-way pitch.
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 contrast to England's performances on the pitch, plenty of brands have shown creativity and inventiveness with Rugby World Cup campaigns - but which one kicks its rivals into touch?
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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.
Instinctif has hired former Edelman global energy sector chair Rishi Bhattacharya as managing partner in its international corporate affairs practice.
The CIPR has rejected two complaints made about its presidential election, resisting calls to reopen nominations.
Chris Wynn has been appointed to the role of director of comms at the broadcaster and comms regulator Ofcom.
In brief: BIS gets new head of news; TVC Group picks up Intu; Johnson King merges into Finn Partners; Mc&T lands B&W
BIS gets new head of news, TVC Group picks up Intu account, Johnson King merges into Finn Partners, hi-fi brand Bowers & Wilkins tunes into Mc&T and more from PRWeek UK.
The CIPR is in the process of forming an independent panel to review complaints it has received since it closed voting for a new president following the withdrawal of one of the two candidates last week.
Specialist PR agency to launch Asia regional hub based in Singapore in January 2016
He most recently served as vice president of corporate affairs at Kraft before taking the role at Mondelez International, the owner of snack food brands such as Cadbury and Oreo, this week.
Frankie Oliver, joint managing director of Fever and board director of parent company Nelson Bostock Group, has decided to step down, after more than eight years at the group.
Andy Green has announced on Twitter that he is suspending his campaign to stand for president of the CIPR, leaving only one other candidate in the running.