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Bell Pottinger litigation support helps secure Suzuki court victory in four-year Volkswagen case

Bell Pottinger litigation support helps secure Suzuki court victory in four-year Volkswagen case

Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation has won a major decision against rival manufacturer Volkswagen in the International Court of Arbitration with help from the litigation support team of comms firm Bell Pottinger.

Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners takes on Montfort Communications after five-way pitch

Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners takes on Montfort Communications after five-way pitch

Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners, the newly merged group offering wealth management and other support to wealthy families, has appointed Montfort Communications as its comms adviser.

Farage won't lead EU 'Out' campaign but he's not out of the picture, say public affairs experts

Farage won't lead EU 'Out' campaign but he's not out of the picture, say public affairs experts

The UKIP leader's announcement that he does not want to spearhead the official campaign for the UK's exit from the EU still leaves room for him to make noise ahead of the referendum, public affairs consultants say - although they differ in their views of the implications of this.

Hack turned council PR man pens racy novel - about hack turned council PR man

Hack turned council PR man pens racy novel - about hack turned council PR man

The comms manager at a Kent council has published his debut novel, a tale of sex, scandal, intrigue, politics and death whose central character's career mirrors that of his PR man author.

Cicero appoints Sky News executive producer Kate McAndrew for corporate PR

Cicero appoints Sky News executive producer Kate McAndrew for corporate PR

Sky News executive producer Kate McAndrew is to join Cicero Group as a senior counsel working in its corporate PR and public affairs practices.

Charities rebut accusations of wrongdoing after fundraising privacy exposé

Charities rebut accusations of wrongdoing after fundraising privacy exposé

A number of charities have defended their fundraising and privacy practices despite an investigation uncovering possible unlawful and unethical behaviour.

In brief: Supermarket baker Finsbury hires Beattie, Ranieri works with Smarter, Weleda takes on Pegasus, Ketchum, Matter PR

In brief: Supermarket baker Finsbury hires Beattie, Ranieri works with Smarter, Weleda takes on Pegasus, Ketchum, Matter PR

Supermarket baker Finsbury hires Beattie; Ranieri works with wifi coffee machine maker Smarter; Weleda takes on Pegasus for consumer comms; Ketchum's London office retained by dwell and more from PRWeek UK.

Edelman grows 8.5% in 2014/15 financial year

Edelman grows 8.5% in 2014/15 financial year

Global revenues at the world's largest PR firm rose to $833 million in the 12 months to June 30, 2015, while the US was up 9% to $504.7 million in the same period.

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as homeless man for PR stunt

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as homeless man for PR stunt

Been away for the summer? You may have missed some cracking PR stunts, including Cristiano going undercover to promote the ROC Live Life Loud brand.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo dropped after a month

Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo dropped after a month

Kenjiro Sano has been accused of plagiarizing the logo by a Belgian designer.

Triathlon federation acts to mitigate safety fears following death of Paul Gallihawk

Triathlon federation acts to mitigate safety fears following death of Paul Gallihawk

The British Triathlon Federation has issued safety reassurances after Paul Gallihawk went missing during the swimming stage of a competition in Kent at the weekend.

British Gas puts consumer PR brief out to tender

British Gas puts consumer PR brief out to tender

British Gas has put its consumer PR account out to tender, PRWeek has learned.

Former TV correspondent Cordelia Kretzschmar joins Oxfam as head of PR

Former TV correspondent Cordelia Kretzschmar joins Oxfam as head of PR

Oxfam has appointed former Good Morning Britain news correspondent Cordelia Kretzschmar as head of public relations.

Lara Crofts take to the tube to offer commuters iPads in Brown Betty PR stunt

Lara Crofts take to the tube to offer commuters iPads in Brown Betty PR stunt

The tech PR firm Brown Betty PR turned London commuters into real-life treasure hunters on Friday as part of a stunt to promote the new mobile gaming product Lara Croft GO.

In brief: Globalisation boost for Bluefocus, charity sector PR firms ally, Movember partners with Premiership Rugby, Reputation Institute

In brief: Globalisation boost for Bluefocus, charity sector PR firms ally, Movember partners with Premiership Rugby, Reputation Institute

Globalisation brings 30 per cent growth for Bluefocus; charity sector PR firms Slack and Third Sector ally; Movember partners with Premiership Rugby for men's health awareness and more from PRWeek UK.

Shazam brings on Grooveshark's James Pearson for global comms

Shazam brings on Grooveshark's James Pearson for global comms

Pearson succeeds former Shazam comms leader Brendan Lewis, who left the music app in June.

Corbyn leads Labour leadership contest in social mentions and sentiment, finds Brandwatch

Corbyn leads Labour leadership contest in social mentions and sentiment, finds Brandwatch

Jeremy Corbyn has been mentioned on social media more than his three rival candidates for the Labour party leadership, and is the only one of the quartet enjoying positive sentiment overall.

Burger King came out top in McWhopper PR stunt, says PRWeek reader survey

Burger King came out top in McWhopper PR stunt, says PRWeek reader survey

PRWeek readers have spoken, and they say that Burger King came out best from its McWhopper PR stunt for International Day of Peace.

RBS bank Williams & Glyn on hunt for consumer PR agency for 2016 launch

RBS bank Williams & Glyn on hunt for consumer PR agency for 2016 launch

Williams & Glyn will be separated from RBS next year, prompting the new high street bank to appoint PR representation, PRWeek has learned.

BuzzFeed strikes global branded content and ad deal with WPP

BuzzFeed strikes global branded content and ad deal with WPP

BuzzFeed has secured its first global advertising deal with GroupM, the global media planning and buying arm of WPP.

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In brief: Multitude promotes YouTube's Janoskians, Tess Mion to join Rain, Threepipe, CFA Marketing

In brief: Multitude promotes YouTube's Janoskians, Tess Mion to join Rain, Threepipe, CFA Marketing

Multitude Media handles The Janoskians; Tess Mion to join Rain as campaign director; Standard Chartered picks Threepipe for girls' skills campaign and more from PRWeek UK.

Havas reports 'strong' first half as PR business holds its own

Havas reports 'strong' first half as PR business holds its own

Havas saw net income rise 27.6 per cent to €77m (£56.2m, $86.6m) in the first half of 2015, with the performance of the PR business "consistent with or better than" that of the company overall.

In brief: Manifest London hired by glue maker, We Are Social's new US boss, Tangerine, Lotus UK

In brief: Manifest London hired by glue maker, We Are Social's new US boss, Tangerine, Lotus UK

Manifest London hired to increase Sugru awareness and sales; We Are Social US founder departs; Inspiresport appoints Lotus UK to support global expansion and more from PRWeek UK.

30 Under 30's Andy Silvester returns to Institute of Directors from TaxPayers' Alliance

30 Under 30's Andy Silvester returns to Institute of Directors from TaxPayers' Alliance

TaxPayers' Alliance campaign director Andy Silvester - one of the PRWeek 30 Under 30 for 2015 - will return to the Institute of Directors on 9 September as its head of campaigns.

In brief: Fila hires Three Halves, Udemy appoints CubanEight, Italy's SEC acquires Germany's Kohl, Aspectus, BRANDstand

In brief: Fila hires Three Halves, Udemy appoints CubanEight, Italy's SEC acquires Germany's Kohl, Aspectus, BRANDstand

Fila hires Three Halves to lead UK digital comms; Udemy appoints CubanEight for UK PR brief; Italy's SEC acquires Germany's Kohl PR and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Hozelock appoints The Ideas Network, The Cult PR gets street food deal, Bottle hires editor

In brief: Hozelock appoints The Ideas Network, The Cult PR gets street food deal, Bottle hires editor

Hozelock brings in The Ideas Network on year-long contract; Street food firm Magicgoal hires The Cult PR; Bottle appoints Liz Beswick as editor and more from PRWeek UK.

Barclays hires Tesco's Tom Hoskin to head media relations

Barclays hires Tesco's Tom Hoskin to head media relations

Tesco group media relations director Tom Hoskin is to leave his role to join Barclays in the new position of MD for group media relations.

Acumen PR co-founder Alistair McLean retires next month leaving Kevin Dorrian in charge

Acumen PR co-founder Alistair McLean retires next month leaving Kevin Dorrian in charge

Alistair McLean, the co-founder of Edinburgh-based agency Acumen PR, will retire at the end of September, leaving the other founding director Kevin Dorrian in sole charge of the business.

Chime shareholders to vote on WPP/Providence acquisition on 14 September

Chime shareholders to vote on WPP/Providence acquisition on 14 September

Shareholders of Chime Communications are to vote on the proposed £374m acquisition of the firm by a consortium of WPP and Providence on 14 September, with the acquisition expected to be completed in the following month.

In brief: Made in Chelsea and Frank PR, Red, Ketchum, Albion Drive, TVC

In brief: Made in Chelsea and Frank PR, Red, Ketchum, Albion Drive, TVC

Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing hires Frank PR for candy brand; Crest Nicholson hires Red; Nick Darken moves into Albion Drive creative directorship; Gretchen Huestis moves from London to launch Ketchum Change in Asia; and more from PRWeek UK.

PR moves at Porsche and Mercedes after Paul Buckett takes new VW role

PR moves at Porsche and Mercedes after Paul Buckett takes new VW role

In-house PRs have moved roles between vehicle retailers Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen, after a new more senior role was created at the latter firm.

New comms chiefs appointed at Cabinet Office and Department for Education

New comms chiefs appointed at Cabinet Office and Department for Education

Both the Department for Education and the Cabinet Office will bring in experienced Whitehall figures as their new heads of comms in the coming weeks.

Maitland partner George Trefgarne quits to set up financial comms firm

Maitland partner George Trefgarne quits to set up financial comms firm

George Trefgarne, a partner at Maitland, has left to set up his own financial comms firm, which will be launched later this year.