Yves Romestan has retired as global comms chief at pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), with many of his former responsibilities taken on by senior colleague Laura Vergani, PRWeek has learned.
James Gurling, an MD in the London office of MHP, has taken leave from the agency to chair the Liberal Democrats' General Election campaign.
Smithfield wins pension client, Headland briefed by eToro, MI in JV with design firm, Pegasus 'performing well' post-acquisition, and more from PRWeek UK.
A trustworthy brand is great, but a relevant brand is much better to most customers, according to new research from Golin.
The change at the top of Ford Motor Company's communications team coincides with a leadership shift in the CEO's office.
Just under half of PR professionals and marketers in the UK are failing to adhere to official guidelines around influencer marketing, a study has found.
A number of PR and public affairs industry figures are standing for election on 8 June, and while many are outside bets for a seat in Westminster, some would appear on the brink of packing in the day job.
The CIPR's plan to make members "liable to disciplinary action" if they use the advertising value equivalent (AVE) metrics has been met by concern from both its president-elect and a former president.
Rooster has won a 12-month brief to provide UK PR services to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO).
Energy drink brand Carabao took a cheeky swipe at rival Red Bull in an integrated campaign to celebrate commercial partner Chelsea FC winning the Premier League.
Madano has appointed Edelman UK energy practice lead Michael Zdanowski as a director and head of energy.
Cider brand Magners unleashed a squad of scantily-clad men in London yesterday (18 May) to encourage commuters to "seize the summer".
The company that owns Cannes Lions has hired independent UK agency Propeller PR to aid its comms strategy ahead of this year's event.
Weber's Hogwood hot-foots to Portland, The PR Network signs up Vistage, Instinct clicks with online retailer and more from PRWeek UK.
Kate Hawker has joined Edelman as MD of its UK healthcare team, following Ann Bartling's departure from the firm in October after 13 years.
He will take over the role from Peter Henshaw, who is retiring after nearly four decades at the energy giant.
The new crop of mentees for the PRWeek/Women in PR Mentoring Scheme have been paired with their mentors, as the 2017 initiative gets off the ground.
Section 40 scrapped, support for BBC World Service and three comms campaigns feature in Conservative manifesto
The Conservative Party manifesto has pledged to scrap 'flawed' plans for new rules on press regulation, pledged support for the BBC World Service and trailed three comms campaigns.
In contrast to Labour and the Lib Dems, the Conservative Party manifesto makes no mention of changes to lobbying regulation - but the APPC are PRCA are arguing for post-election reform.
McDonald's had no choice but to withdraw its now infamous "dead dad ad" after it provoked fierce criticism from the public and bereavement charities, the brand's top UK marketer has said.
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In brief: Beattie hires Golley Slater's Stretton, Biggin Hill boards with 80:20, Stir brings in PrettyGreen's Grabowski
Beattie hires former Golley Slater MD, Biggin Hill gets on board with 80:20, Stir hires PrettyGreen's Grabowski and more from PRWeek UK.
Expert insights into mergers and acquisitions in the PR industry - including the best time to sell, and what buyers want from agencies - will be available at a PRWeek breakfast briefing in London on 28 June.
GK Strategy has taken on former schools minister David Laws as a strategic adviser - having also recently appointed a first chair for the agency and announced its new planning division.
Clare Preskett and Jonathan Kearney are the new co-MDs of TogoRun UK, after a promotion for the latter and the former's arrival from Havas Life Medicom.
Group SJR, which Jutkowitz will continue to lead, posted 26% revenue growth in 2016.
Kate Shouesmith, who spent five years working at 10 Downing Street under David Cameron and worked on the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign last year, is the new deputy head of public affairs UK at Weber Shandwick.
The paint, coatings, and chemicals manufacturer began the review in January to reduce its agency roster of about 100 firms.
In brief: Smarts hired by Hertz, Dogs Trust gets new comms chief, Clementine wins Greek spirit brand
Smarts hired for Hertz content, Dogs Trust gets new comms chief, Clementine wins Greek spirit brand, and more from PRWeek UK.
Standards body the Institute for Apprenticeships has approved a new PR and communications apprenticeship, developed by a group of 23 PR agencies and other employers including the PRCA.
Colin Byrne, the UK and EMEA CEO of Weber Shandwick, will leave the firm in early 2018 after 20 years of service.
Regional airline group Flybe has appointed Simon McNamara, currently director-general of the European Regions Airline Association, as its new director of communications.
Porta Communications saw revenue rise nine per cent to £37.1m in 2016, although earnings fell, with the firm citing investments at Newgate and a Brexit-related slowdown at PPS.
London agency Ranieri, part of The Marketing Group, has acquired eight-person Parisian tech agency Reflexion Publique.