LinkedIn is being used as a key platform to launch an integrated PR and marketing campaign for The Prince's Trust to encourage employers to consider young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Exposure has hired the founding partner of digital agency Holler, Simon Hankin, in a new role as managing director of digital and social media.
Alquity Investment Management, the 'ethical' investment firm that donates up to 25 per cent of its fee revenue to help build businesses in developing countries, has appointed MHP Communications following a competitive pitch.
Ogilvy Public Relations has teamed up with Scandinavian digital agency Nordic.Agency to boost its expertise in the region.
Kia Motors UK has appointed Kazoo to handle PR activity on a retained contract, after a six-way pitch including incumbent Publicasity, which held the account for the past seven years.
The Conservatives are favouring Facebook in their election campaign while Labour is more adept at using Twitter, a new study shows.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Chris Gibbs from Waggener Edstrom (WE) as an associate director in its technology arm as the group builds the division under the leadership of Charlie Morgan.
UP Communications has won the retained contract for the product range and salon brand from high-profile hair stylist Nicky Clarke following a three-way competitive pitch.
Twitter has launched a service that lets users record, edit and share videos lasting up to 30 seconds.
The brand debuted in the US in Los Angeles in November.
Just one in three PR agency clients actively incorporate ethical and responsible practices into their comms activities, according to a survey of more than 600 agency CEOs and MDs.
Anchor, the not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people, has brought in Stand Agency to run its charity press office and Four Communications to manage its specialist property PR portfolio.
Burson is helping HotelPlanner boost brand awareness and starting to advise it on social media.
The Smear for Smear social media campaign to encourage women to take smear tests by sharing 'lipstick smear selfies' was seen by up to 26 million people in the first 24 hours, its organisers claim.
Cosworth, the engineering and manufacturing group, has appointed Sine Qua Non International (SQN) to support its global PR activities in 2015.
The gender split of corporate comms directors across the FTSE 100 was almost equal in 2014, according to a survey by headhunters Watson Helsby.
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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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.
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.
Publicis Groupe has extended the deadline for Sapient shareholders to accept its $3.7 billion offer for a fourth time.
Financial and corporate comms agency Citigate Dewe Rogerson is understood to be working with Telefónica around industry consolidation as Hutchison Whampoa (HW), the Hong Kong-based owner of UK network Three, targets a £9.25bn acquisition of its UK business O2.
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.