Business comms consultancy Madano has promoted Nick Turton, formerly head of news for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), to head its energy practice and announced a further two appointments in the division.
Charles Watson, the group chairman at Karma Communications, has stepped down.
Parliamentarians from the Digital Democracy Commission have adopted suggestions by PRCA members as "key targets" in their final report.
Ollie Wilson has left his role as director of comms at the Country Landowners of England and Wales (CLA) to launch MatchFit Media, a PR and contract publishing agency in Brighton.
Liberty Communications has won a three-way pitch for Donky, a mobile engagement platform, to support its launch into the UK and US markets and grow brand awareness.
Digital music service Spotify is looking for a new consumer PR agency as it ends its relationship with M&C Saatchi PR, which also covered Spotify's corporate and b2b accounts.
Clarks has appointed Portas to manage its global PR account following a three-way pitch.
Tickets are now available for the inaugural PR360 event in London, a must-attend gathering of PR professionals from across the globe featuring insights from some of the world's leading comms figures.
A cervical cancer charity hopes to replicate the success of social media campaigns like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Cancer Research UK's No Make-Up Selfie by encouraging women to share "lipstick smear selfies".
Freuds is providing PR support for the launch of a high-profile new campaign for Warburtons Bakery featuring Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone.
MUSE Group, which owns We Are Native, Capricorn Rising and Mason Williams, has bought Yorkshire-based SO PR for an undisclosed sum, PRWeek has learned.
Dylan Sharpe, The Sun's head of PR, has released a statement apologising after he tweeted Page 3 critics with an image of the winking topless model from yesterday's paper.
Corporate comms agency Pagefield has joined ECCO International Public Relations, a global public relations and marketing services network that operates across 40 countries.
Lexis is to undergo a management restructure with the imminent departure of three directors and the appointment of Kindred managing partner Ruth Kieran as its first deputy MD, PRWeek has learned.
HSBC has announced a shake-up at the top of its global PR team with the appointment of Médard Schoenmaeckers as global head of communications, working under current comms chief Pierre Goad whose remit has been extended to human resources.
Consumer PR consultancy Radiator has been appointed by Ipanema Flip Flops, the Brazilian footwear brand, as its first UK comms agency.
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...
'Uber' is a prefix denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing. Unfortunately, the company of the same name has been outstanding for all the wrong reasons.
Sluts, breastfeeding and immigrants on the M4: Lambert has a job on his hands with UKIP's comms role
Sluts not cleaning behind fridges, women breastfeeding in the corner and immigrants clogging up the M4. Every time Nigel Farage or members of his party make such statements, the 'Metropolitan elite' they deride throws up its hands in horror with a look of disbelief. But what sounds like a gaffe to some is music to the ears of UKIP's supporters and plays straight into the anti-politics 'everyman' image of Farage and his party. So why has UKIP chosen this moment to up its game with the appointment of BBC veteran Paul Lambert as director of communications?
Delhi has banned Uber after a female passenger reported she was raped by one of its contracted drivers, adding to the string of crises surrounding the San Francisco startup. We asked India-based PR experts to weigh in.
Ironically for a firm which sells £2,000 handbags, Harvey Nichols has unveiled a Christmas campaign with far less money behind it than other retailers have deployed, meaning that it has had to rely instead on clever PR techniques and viral shareability.
With a few weeks to go before Christmas, fresh sentiment analysis for PRWeek shows that the John Lewis and Sainsbury's highly integrated festive campaigns are dominating the social media conversation, leaving the other major retailers trailing.
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Hope&Glory has won a pitch to work on a community-driven brief for hospitality company Airbnb.
Volkswagen-owned car brand Skoda has shortlisted two consumer PR agencies after speaking with 10 agencies for a UK brief.
Tourism Australia (TA) has issued a PR tender following a global review, in a move to set up an international panel model.
Sainsbury's will be holding chemistry sessions today (8 January) and tomorrow as it kicks off the first round in search of new agency support.
John Doe has been appointed to handle UK PR for three major European music festivals from Festival Republic, the music promoter behind Reading and Leeds festivals, following a competitive pitch between five agencies.
Less than a month after acquiring Formula PR, Havas has bought Germany-based healthcare specialist firm Bird & Schulte Advertising.
The Paris-based holding company has given shareholders more time to approve the deal.
The Zagreb Tourist Board has hired Hills Balfour to handle its UK PR.
The Zeitgeist Agency has been appointed to handle PR for OpenLab, the Ibiza-based radio station founded by DJ Robert Miles, as it looks to expand its online offer.