Malaysia Airlines' main priority is assisting victims' relatives after its passenger plane MH17 was reportedly shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border earlier this month.
Former Labour spinner Damian McBride has attacked his party and leader Ed Miliband for having "no positive messages to communicate".
Luxury confectionery brand The Grown Up Chocolate Company has appointed Bell Pottinger for a new retained social media and content marketing brief.
Utility industry software company Opower has appointed Fishburn as its first UK public affairs agency.
Edelman has been put on alert by Starbucks as the coffee company pitches out its UK consumer brief following five years with the agency.
The National Security Agency is hiring a full-time director of strategic communications.
Dave DenHerder, US CEO of Burson-Marsteller, will step down from his role on September 1. US president Michael Law will succeed him.
Malaysia Airlines may change its name as it contemplates a rebrand to salvage its reputation after two tragic incidents in less than six months.
HSBC has appointed a new head of comms in the US.
Bob Wade Media has won a contract to provide a media and comms service for the Emergency Planning Society.
Tulisa Contostavlos' PR manager Simon Jones has said he holds no grudge against The Sun despite its stories about her over the past year and is "not concerned in the slightest" about a BBC Three documentary airing on Monday night because Contostavlos "has nothing to hide".
We Are Social has poached talent from companies including Edelman in a trio of senior appointments.
Labour leader Ed Miliband's speech claiming he offers substance instead of photo-ops has met with a negative reaction on social media and been slammed by Conservative PR man Lord Bell.
Peter Cross, director of communications at John Lewis, is to return to work following an internal investigation.
Radiator has been appointed to handle digital and social media for Relentless Energy Drinks.
MSLGroup has hired former Weber Shandwick digital chief James Warren in an EMEA-wide role as the agency labels digital "a top priority".
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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.
A new study of 500 UK businesses has revealed the extent to which social media are viewed as a "ticking time bomb", with three-quarters of firms flagging up negative content as their biggest single problem online.
Freuds, one of the great survivors of government budget cuts, is having to fight to keep hold of public health communications work that has earned it at least £700,000 in recent months.
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The Government has launched a tender for PR support worth up to £100,000 for a bank intended to make it easier for small businesses to access funding.
Four in ten agencies may change teams between pitching for a brief and working on it, a new study has found.
Global real estate powerhouse CBRE is reviewing its 14-year-old relationship with FTI Consulting for PR across EMEA and the UK.
The NHS is considering creating an additional comms roster as the service continues to shift in the wake of last year's structural reforms.
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.
After a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was reportedly shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, the airline went straight to Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public about the situation.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has won out in the pitch for Visa Europe's region-wide strategic comms work.