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Department of Health and BMA set out positions as second doctors' strike begins

Both the Department of Health and British Medical Association have used their websites and social media to set out their positions as a second strike by junior doctors kicked off.

In brief: TechUK hires MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, '30 Under 30' leaves Hotwire, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

In brief: TechUK hires MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, '30 Under 30' leaves Hotwire, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Tech trade body appoints MWW, Powerscourt wins financial brief, Hotwire's David Clare joins Fox Agency and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel appoints new PR director.

PR360 line-up strengthened further with speakers from Ryanair, LloydsPharmacy and London Midland

PR360 line-up strengthened further with speakers from Ryanair, LloydsPharmacy and London Midland

Budget airline Ryanair's head of comms and senior PR figures at LloydsPharmacy, train operator London Midland and manufacturer AkzoNobel are among newly confirmed speakers for PR360, PRWeek's global festival of PR.

UK pharma body launches Value Story campaign to enhance industry reputation

UK pharma body launches Value Story campaign to enhance industry reputation

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is rolling out a multi-year campaign to highlight the positive values of the industry, following a number of new hires in its comms team.

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Telecoms regulator rules against internet app, sending Facebook back to the PR drawing board

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

As part of the shift, Joanne Krell has returned to GM as executive director of corporate communications after seven years at the Kellogg Foundation.

Watch: Jose Mourinho becomes 'the frozen one' for Jaguar

Watch: Jose Mourinho becomes 'the frozen one' for Jaguar

Jose Mourinho, the football manager recently relieved of his duties at Chelsea, is a brand ambassador for Jaguar.

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

The holding company's PR firms reported a fourth-quarter organic revenue drop of 6.9% on Tuesday morning.

UK PR pros: What's your view of your employer? Let us know in PRCA and PRWeek survey

UK PR pros: What's your view of your employer? Let us know in PRCA and PRWeek survey

Do you like your employer? Do you think your working conditions are fair? And are you paid enough? Let us know your views through a major survey by the PRCA and PRWeek UK.

Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

Weber Shandwick has amalgamated its London operations under a single financial entity, as part of a "client-focused" restructure that has seen MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson given new, expanded roles.

International Expansion: Sherlock Comms does the samba in Sao Paulo

International Expansion: Sherlock Comms does the samba in Sao Paulo

PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Sherlock managing partner Alasdair Townsend oversaw a dual launch in the UK and South America. How did it pan out?

International Expansion: Grayling journeys into the Serengeti with Kenya office

International Expansion: Grayling journeys into the Serengeti with Kenya office

PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Grayling opened an office in Nairobi to capitalise on the fastest-growing economy in East Africa.

Premier League launches new visual identity as it seeks agency to reposition brand

Premier League launches new visual identity as it seeks agency to reposition brand

The Premier League has launched a new logo and visual identity that will go live before the start of next season. It will also say goodbye to title sponsor Barclays, and hello to a new agency to help reposition the league.

In Brief: NEFF hires Golin, AA calls in Rhizome, TVC wins Landbay, Pharo joins 72Point, GingerComms, Beattie, PR Agency One

In Brief: NEFF hires Golin, AA calls in Rhizome, TVC wins Landbay, Pharo joins 72Point, GingerComms, Beattie, PR Agency One

NEFF appoints Golin for global brief, AA calls in Rhizome, Pharo joins 72Point as COO, Landbay hires TVC Group and more from PRWeek UK.

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

She will lead growth, development, and integration of the health, technology, corporate, and consumer practices at Edelman's DJE Holdings sister agency.

UK PR agencies: Time running out to be included in Top 150 report

UK PR agencies: Time running out to be included in Top 150 report

UK PR agencies have just days left to submit their financial figures to be included in PRWeek's Top 150 UK PR Consultancies list - with the deadline of Monday 15 February fast approaching.

Watch: I'm the King of Scotland and other TV licence excuses brought to life in animation

Watch: I'm the King of Scotland and other TV licence excuses brought to life in animation

Animation students have created a series of videos for the BBC to bring to life the excuses people give for not paying their TV licence, as part of a national competition.

Grayling UK hires head of corporate

Grayling UK hires head of corporate

Grayling has hired David Flynn as its new head of corporate, where he will be responsible for overseeing business growth in the UK.

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league, says Mergermarket report

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league, says Mergermarket report

Brunswick maintained its position as the PR agency that offered comms support to the greatest number of M&A deals globally in 2015, both by value and volume of deals, new research suggests.

Which brand 'won' the Super Bowl? No clear call from analytics firms

Which brand 'won' the Super Bowl? No clear call from analytics firms

Brand tracking companies have differed over who 'won' the PR battle during last night's Super Bowl, but all pointed to Doritos, Hyundai and Budweiser being among the best at engaging the public and social media users.

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International Expansion: Manifest takes a bite out of the Big Apple

International Expansion: Manifest takes a bite out of the Big Apple

PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Having opened up a New York office in January 2015, Manifest has set itself some ambitious global expansion plans by 2020.

International Expansion: Hudson Sandler takes on Hong Kong

International Expansion: Hudson Sandler takes on Hong Kong

PRWeek UK talks to the British agencies taking on the world: Hudson Sandler opened up shop in Asia 12 months ago with a focus on delivering international comms for Russian corporates.

In brief: CIPR's Ross to depart, The Crown Estate names new corporate affairs chief, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, Costcutter hires MCG

In brief: CIPR's Ross to depart, The Crown Estate names new corporate affairs chief, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, Costcutter hires MCG

CIPR's Andrew Ross to depart, The Crown Estate promotes Andy Payne to head of corporate affairs, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, MCG appointed to Costcutter brief and more from PRWeek UK.

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Robert Senior is to lead Publicis Communications' new agency collective in the UK.

Former Blair adviser John McTernan joins public affairs agency

Former Blair adviser John McTernan joins public affairs agency

Tony Blair's former director of political operations, John McTernan, has joined Westminster Policy Institute as an associate.

New Edelman China CEO: PR less resistant to change than advertising

New Edelman China CEO: PR less resistant to change than advertising

Five days into Jeffrey Yu's new job, PRWeek Asia caught up exclusively with Edelman's China CEO, who downplayed the agency's past troubles while extolling the virtues of PR over advertising.

Big Partnership targets expansion in England and digital as £11m MBO announced

Scotland's The Big Partnership, the UK's largest PR firm outside of London, says it will continue its digital expansion and look at further opportunities south of the border as it goes public with a management buy-out that took place in 2014.

Porta targets acquisitions after 'very strong' second half of 2015

Porta targets acquisitions after 'very strong' second half of 2015

Porta Communications says it experienced "very strong" trading in the second half of 2015, as it targets "a number of potential acquisitions" for this year.

Watch: Guinness launches 'Made of more' campaign on Instagram

Watch: Guinness launches 'Made of more' campaign on Instagram

Guinness has unveiled a campaign celebrating John Hammond, the US record producer who defied racial segregation to promote black artists.

Edelman restructures UAE operation with new leadership team under Tod Donhauser

Edelman restructures UAE operation with new leadership team under Tod Donhauser

Edelman has announced a new leadership team in the United Arab Emirates, naming Edelman South Africa managing director Tod Donhauser as the new Edelman UAE chief executive, as part of a restructure following last year's acquisition of local agency Dabo & Co.

Mike Love steps down as chairman of Burson-Marsteller UK

Mike Love steps down as chairman of Burson-Marsteller UK

Mike Love, chairman of Burson-Marsteller UK, will leave his role with immediate effect.

Cameron's deputy spokesman Christian Cubitt to take comms role in NHS

Cameron's deputy spokesman Christian Cubitt to take comms role in NHS

Christian Cubitt will leave Downing Street at the end of this month for a new role in the NHS.