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Edelman Trust Barometer reveals 'unprecedented crisis of trust' in UK and beyond

Edelman Trust Barometer reveals 'unprecedented crisis of trust' in UK and beyond

The British public's trust in business, government, media and NGOs is plummeting because of an "unprecedented crisis of trust shared across the Western world", Edelman's Trust Barometer 2017 has found.

Grayling and The Academy veteran Nicky Law to lead Ogilvy PR UK's Bacardi work

Grayling and The Academy veteran Nicky Law to lead Ogilvy PR UK's Bacardi work

Nicky Law, previously MD at The Academy, has joined Ogilvy PR in London as managing partner of its brand marketing and technology division.

Brexit Britain deeply divided on the future of the country and their families - but united over May

Brexit Britain deeply divided on the future of the country and their families - but united over May

Pro-'leave' supporters feel optimistic about the country - but pessimistic about themselves and their families - while the reverse is true of those who backed 'remain', according to an exclusive poll carried out for PRWeek.

Edelman Trust Barometer breaks down how Trumpism stormed the U.S.

Edelman Trust Barometer breaks down how Trumpism stormed the U.S.

Trust in most U.S. institutions rose as populist sentiment grew in a year of change.

Louis Vuitton faces shareholder activism after Peta buys stake in parent company

Louis Vuitton faces shareholder activism after Peta buys stake in parent company

Animal rights campaign PETA has bought shares in LVMH, owner of Louis Vuitton and a number of other luxury brands, allowing it to attend shareholder meetings and question the board.

In brief: FHF adds senior duo, Edelman agency hires, Bite wins, Limelight recruited

Edelman agency Smithfield hires director, FleishmanHillard Fishburn adds two, Rocket Fuel appoints Bite, and Curve Group recruits Limelight.

KFC launches review of UK consumer PR and advertising

KFC launches review of UK consumer PR and advertising

Fast food brand KFC is simultaneously reviewing its UK advertising and consumer PR business, although Freud Communications' corporate comms brief is not affected.

Burson-Marsteller appoints pollster Joel Benenson worldwide vice chair

Burson-Marsteller appoints pollster Joel Benenson worldwide vice chair

The chief strategist of Hillary Clinton's 2016 White House campaign will continue in his role leading Benenson Strategy Group.

Text100 makes global, Asia-Pacific leadership changes

Text100 makes global, Asia-Pacific leadership changes

Lee Nugent is taking over as Asia-Pacific director as Anne Costello becomes regional chair.

Watch: England Rugby encourages women to play in 'Inner Warrior' campaign

Watch: England Rugby encourages women to play in 'Inner Warrior' campaign

England's rugby governing body the Rugby Football Union has created a campaign aimed at encouraging more women to play a contact version of the sport.

VisitScotland hunting for London PR firm but parts ways with Irish agency

VisitScotland hunting for London PR firm but parts ways with Irish agency

VisitScotland has issued a tender for PR services from London-based creative agencies, having also recently decided to part ways with its PR agency in Ireland.

In brief: Wellcome Trust hires Third City, Havas' software brief, Headland wins Paragon

Wellcome Trust hires Third City, Havas handed global software brief, Headland wins banking group Paragon, bandv brings in Maz Beagley and more from PRWeek UK.

Mischief picks up Asda food-and-drink brief as retailer bulks up in-house function

Mischief picks up Asda food-and-drink brief as retailer bulks up in-house function

Engine Group agency Mischief has been appointed on a consumer retainer by Asda, but the supermarket is also looking to do more consumer PR work in-house after splitting with Freuds.

Way to Blue lands major InterContinental Hotels Group brief to launch new brand in Europe

Way to Blue lands major InterContinental Hotels Group brief to launch new brand in Europe

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed the international agency Way to Blue to launch its luxury brand Kimpton into Europe, with the account led from London.

Nils Leonard to chair first Brand Film Festival London as submission deadline extended

Nils Leonard to chair first Brand Film Festival London as submission deadline extended

The submission deadline for the inaugural Brand Film Festival London has been extended to 26 January - and senior ad man Nils Leonard has been announced as chair of the judging panel.

AmEx, S&P Global veteran Christine Elliott joins Mastercard

AmEx, S&P Global veteran Christine Elliott joins Mastercard

She has held roles at S&P Global, American Express, and Hill & Knowlton.

NHS hires senior Sunday Times journalist James Lyons as media and public affairs chief

NHS hires senior Sunday Times journalist James Lyons as media and public affairs chief

Sunday Times deputy political editor James Lyons will join NHS England as its new head of media and public affairs next month, as the health service faces what has controversially been called a "humanitarian crisis".

Cohn & Wolfe names Jim Joseph worldwide president

Cohn & Wolfe names Jim Joseph worldwide president

The WPP firm also promoted several senior staffers.

PMQs Twitter round-up: Happy New Year Prime Minister - where's your 'Brexit' plan?

PMQs Twitter round-up: Happy New Year Prime Minister - where's your 'Brexit' plan?

Following the briefest of pleasantries, it did not take long for hostilities to begin between the main political parties, at the first PMQs of the year.

In brief: senior Bell Pottinger hires, new PR firm for Acer, Hackett to Mundipharma

Bell Pottinger's hires and fashion work, Acer UK hires Agent42, Travel Portland hires Black Diamond, new US boss for Burson and more from PRWeek UK.

Analysis

Does 'talkability' and social media success at Christmas equal sales at the tills?

Does 'talkability' and social media success at Christmas equal sales at the tills?

John Lewis smashes its Twitter record with launch of joyful Christmas campaign

John Lewis smashes its Twitter record with launch of joyful Christmas campaign

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

Comms experts to Samsung: Pick up the pace

Comms experts to Samsung: Pick up the pace

Beyond pink: Why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is different this year

Beyond pink: Why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is different this year

Admitting to yourself you have a mental health problem is the biggest hurdle, but how do you know?

Admitting to yourself you have a mental health problem is the biggest hurdle, but how do you know?

Agencies rush to government contracts under new 'framework', but doubts remain

Agencies rush to government contracts under new 'framework', but doubts remain

Game-changer? PRCA to compel members to report their gender pay gap

Game-changer? PRCA to compel members to report their gender pay gap

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Obnoxious, mendacious & lazy - survey respondents sound off

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Obnoxious, mendacious & lazy - survey respondents sound off

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Journalists covet PR pay packets, but high levels of job satisfaction for both

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Journalists covet PR pay packets, but high levels of job satisfaction for both

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Journalists have a difficult job, say PRs, but their skills are waning

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Journalists have a difficult job, say PRs, but their skills are waning

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Half of PRs don't cut it, say journalists

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Half of PRs don't cut it, say journalists

Rio 2016: which sponsors won Gold and which stumbled at the 'sharing Olympics'?

Rio 2016: which sponsors won Gold and which stumbled at the 'sharing Olympics'?

Marketers reveal what's keeping them up at night about the Rio Olympics

Marketers reveal what's keeping them up at night about the Rio Olympics

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

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Golin to offer free London accommodation to new interns

Golin to offer free London accommodation to new interns

Golin has pledged to house new interns rent-free in London Zones One or Two for their first month, and offer an interest-free loan for a deposit and first month's rent in the capital.

Marketing agency Agent42 launches PR division to take on major Acer UK brief

Marketing agency Agent42 launches PR division to take on major Acer UK brief

Marketing agency Agent42 has launched a PR division with two former senior gaming executives, which has taken on a PR brief for an existing client - computer maker Acer UK.

In Pictures: PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2017

In Pictures: PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2017

The PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards presentation took place last night at The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in Soho - and a PRWeek snapper was on hand to capture the evening.

Beattie CEO says sexism storm around Kevin Roberts 'irrelevant' to his new role

Beattie CEO says sexism storm around Kevin Roberts 'irrelevant' to his new role

Accusations of sexism that led to Kevin Roberts leaving his role at ad group Saatchi & Saatchi are "irrelevent" to the CEO of the UK comms agency of which he has now been appointed chair.

Ex-Bell Pottinger corporate and financial MD Stephen Benzikie launches new agency

Ex-Bell Pottinger corporate and financial MD Stephen Benzikie launches new agency

Stephen Benzikie, a former MD of Bell Pottinger's Corporate & Financial practice, has teamed up with other senior comms figures to launch a new London-based communications agency.

Burson-Marsteller ups Mike Fernandez to US CEO

Burson-Marsteller ups Mike Fernandez to US CEO

Four months after joining the WPP agency as chair of its global corporate and financial practice, Mike Fernandez has a new role: U.S. CEO.

Beattie takes on Kevin Roberts following Saatchi & Saatchi sexism storm

Beattie takes on Kevin Roberts following Saatchi & Saatchi sexism storm

Kevin Roberts, who left ad group Saatchi & Saatchi last summer after comments made about gender diversity, has joined UK comms group Beattie as chair.

Ex-Hudson Sandler MD Kirsty Leighton launches new agency

Ex-Hudson Sandler MD Kirsty Leighton launches new agency

Former Hudson Sandler MD Kirsty Leighton has launched her own agency, Milk & Honey PR.

Deliveroo ends Havas PR relationship amid major comms shakeup

Deliveroo ends Havas PR relationship amid major comms shakeup

Ex-George Osborne aide Thea Rogers has become Deliveroo's PR chief, while the food delivery business will appoint new consumer and corporate agencies after ending work with Havas PR.

In brief: KPMG hires Middleton, Hanover opens in Ireland, MSLGroup's new launch

KPMG hires ex-Ketchum PR man for Brexit role, Dublin opening for Hanover, Rule 5 wins restaurant group brief, MSL launches luxury off-shoot and more from PRWeek UK.

New Europe chair for APCO after Bouvier quits for Brunswick

New Europe chair for APCO after Bouvier quits for Brunswick

Claire Boussagol, managing director of APCO Worldwide's office in Brussels, has been appointed chairman for the European region at the company, following the prior incumbent's departure to Brunswick.

In brief: Rooster briefed by Flight Centre, Remarkable hires director, new win for Bite

Flight Centre hires Rooster, Remarkable adds to northern team, Beauty app Missbeez appoints Bite, AD joins Four Colman Getty, and more from PRWeek UK.

Metro Bank comms director joins Hume Brophy in London

Metro Bank comms director joins Hume Brophy in London

Pete Murray has joined agency Hume Brophy's London office as director of corporate affairs, following two years leading comms for Metro Bank.