Engine Group is facing a potential revolt by a number of shareholders over the terms offered as part of the group's pending acquisition by Lake Capital, announced on Wednesday.
The Department for Communities and Local Government is promoting its fire safety message for just £30,000 by teaming up with the marketers of kids' movie How To Train Your Dragon 2.
Huawei's head of international media affairs, Scott Sykes, has left the company to return to America with his family, with the company citing "personal reasons" for the departure.
Head of Daniel J. Edelman China Group hasn't been seen for over two weeks and the agency doesn't know where he is.
News this morning that the former permanent secretary for government comms, Matt Tee, has been appointed as the first chief executive of the new media regulator, IPSO, has met with a mixed reaction.
Matthew Freud has bought around £4m worth of shares in Huntsworth, the owner of Grayling and Citigate, following the listed group issuing a profit warning earlier this month.
Heineken has brought in former Carlsberg Group global brand PR manager Joanna Dring as a PR and press manager.
Weber Shandwick has hired award-winning filmmaker Mike Buonaiuto for its new head of content and distribution role in the UK.
Carolan Davidge has been hired by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to a newly created director of marketing and engagement role.
Mastercard has hired James Thorpe as head of comms for the UK and Ireland following the exit of Neil Henderson in January.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has appointed Matt Tee, the former permanent secretary for government comms, as its first chief executive.
Julian Francis has joined the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) as director of policy and external affairs.
The Scottish Government has criticised the handling of lobbying regulation south of the border as it refers the issue to its own parliamentarians.
Global revenues at the world's largest PR firm hit $776.5 million, with Europe, Asia, and Latin America performing particularly well.
Engine Group's confirmed sale to Lake Capital today will see the advertising-to-PR group combined with Lake's entertainment and research arms to form an independent marketing services group with more than $400m revenues and $50m in profits.
Huntsworth has put Tonic Life founders Scott Clark and Oliver Parsons on gardening leave until next January following the pair giving notice of their decision to quit the agency after failing to reach terms about their future involvement.
With Malaysia Airlines contemplating a change of name following two passenger aircraft tragedies close together, PRWeek asks whether a rebrand is the right course.
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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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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.
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.
MSLGroup has hired former Weber Shandwick digital chief James Warren in an EMEA-wide role as the agency labels digital "a top priority".
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.