Google's Jill Hazelbaker will join Snapchat as VP of communications and public policy next month.
Ogilvy PR has shuffled its top executive ranks, naming Stuart Smith global CEO and moving Christopher Graves to the chairman role, effective immediately.
Members of the PR & Comms council at the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) voted on Friday to condemn the proposals set out by the Government regarding the Lobbying Act.
PHA Media has hired former head of business news for Telegraph Media Group, Tim Jotischky.
Westbourne Communications has launched a cities practice to help comms professionals take advantage of £2bn of spending that has been diverted from central government control to Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Smart Energy GB has appointed former Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office comms adviser, Lucy Maggs, as its new head of media.
Former TES editor Gerard Kelly has launched a specialist education PR consultancy, called Gerard Kelly & Partners (GKP).
Greenpeace is plotting the next move in its ongoing campaign against Lego's partnership with Shell.
Price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com has appointed Capella PR for its money and insurance business after a five-way competitive pitch.
Political Lobbying and Media Relations MD, Kevin Craig has put himself on the frontline of the Labour Party conference, Sunday 21 September.
NYPR has been appointed to handle media relations for the launch of The Selfy Stick.
Lansons' associate director Beth Murray has left the corporate world to head up comms at the crime prevention charity Only Connect.
Gemma Moroney has joined Mischief as its new planning director.
Threepipe has been appointed by Parkrun, a not-for-profit body that organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs, to develop and articulate the brand and engage with potential new partners.
Bell Pottinger has strengthened its senior team following account wins including precious metals refiner Kaloti, Savola Group and Abu Dhabi Airports.
Threepipe has made two appointments to boost its social media offering, with Sam Van Tilburgh joining as social media director and Justin Schwartz as account manager.
As Alibaba executives go city to city as part of a 10-day roadshow, the pressure is on. Despite a bevy of new interactive media tools, roadshows are still a critical communications strategy for companies going public.
Media stocks surge as Chinese President announced plans to merge media into 'strong, influential and credible' groups. But what does this mean for the PR industry?
The CPG giant is making plans to rid itself of more than half its brands. While it does so, it must push a message of innovation and cost savings, say experts.
The spread of Ebola in West Africa has posed comms challenges in the region, where the focus is on containing the outbreak by educating those affected, and in the UK, where reassurance is more the order of the day.
With Malaysia Airlines contemplating a change of name following two passenger aircraft tragedies close together, PRWeek asks whether a rebrand is the right course.
Don't expect press releases to cease to exist anytime soon. But look for them to evolve rather than die out.
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.
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Kenya is looking for a global PR agency to help turn around a decline in the number of tourists and investors coming to the country following assaults by Islamist militias.
The multibillion-pound company pension safety net launched by the government nearly ten years ago is hunting for external PR support for the first time.
Agency assistance is being sought to promote Portsmouth International Port, with the work potentially worth up to £750,000 over five years.
One of the 'big six' energy firms has begun approaching PR agencies to gauge their interest in pitching for consumer-led work currently held by 3 Monkeys and Tangerine PR.
Edelman's hold on its Starbucks relationship across Europe has weakened after the global coffee giant shifted work in both the UK and France to new agencies.
Edelman, the world's biggest PR network, has today bought all the shares of ELAN, France's biggest independent communications consultancy, in a bid to break into the top three agencies in the country.
Florentia Village, China's first luxury designer outlet has appointed Golin as their communications agency of choice, tasked with both consumer and corporate communication
Powerscourt is handling comms for the Bank of Cyprus, which last week secured a major funding boost following a disastrous year.
MSLGroup has hired former Weber Shandwick digital chief James Warren in an EMEA-wide role as the agency labels digital "a top priority".