A Middle Eastern satirical website has removed a story about Bell Pottinger being hired by fundamentalist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) following a complaint from the agency.
More than half of Britain's adult population engaged in social media are 'social spectators' who do little to increase their brand interest or create positive associations with brands online, according to a study by Kantar Media.
The CIPR has introduced a number of measures to help members navigate the challenges of maternity leave as it attempts to stem the "inexcusable" amount of women leaving the industry.
United Biscuits has consolidated its comms arrangements, ending a long-term relationship with Publicasity by shifting its trade PR work to 3 Monkeys Communications.
The PR businesses of former Bell Pottinger parent group Chime Communications have reported a drop in profits in the first half of 2014.
Whiteoaks has been appointed by Techne-Comm to provide PR and marketing for its NHS email archiving product Mailsafe.
Cleaning brand Ecover has handed Lexis a new European brief as it prepares a relaunch focused on convincing consumers its eco-friendliness does not compromise on quality.
Manchester and London-based PR agency Label has won the retained consumer PR account for a chain of 21 cosmetic surgery clinics.
Burger King and Tim Hortons emphasized their commitment to communities in both Canada and the US on Tuesday, after claims that their combination's primary goal is to avoid American taxes.
Doug Busk has succeeded Ashley Brown, who left Coca-Cola in June to join technology startup Spredfast as VP of social strategy.
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.
The holding company behind Burson-Marsteller and Finsbury has put its underperformance in PR behind it with a substantial increase in operating profit for the first six months of the year.
Emma Sibbles, the editor of the magazine published by online clothing retailer ASOS, is to join the Leeds-based agency Finn as head of creative and content.
The deal would create a fast-food conglomerate with approximately $22 billion in sales and more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries worldwide.
Reporting to Randy Arickx, executive director of financial comms and IR, Pat Morrissey will oversee GM's corporate media relations.
Derby Council said it would "appreciate a dialogue" with the budget airline Jet2 after a ticket giveaway the company organised in the town centre left people complaining about violence and bad management.
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.
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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.
Initial reaction to yesterday's extensive Cabinet reshuffle suggests that the promotion of women did not resonate with the public as much as the Conservatives might have hoped.
The Vatican, an institution not best known for its culture of openness, has announced the formation of an 11-strong committee to be led by Chris Patten that will oversee the modernisation of its communications.
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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.
UK-based domestic and European airline Flybe is in talks with agencies about its corporate and financial PR after a decade with Instinctif Partners.
AB InBev UK, part of the world's largest brewer, has launched a major consumer pitch for some of its biggest brands.
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".
The importance of social media to European communications professionals appears to be tapering off, according to the latest European Communication Monitor report.
Maurice Lévy, the chief executive of MSLGroup parent company Publicis Groupe, has described the company's weak first-half revenue growth as "not satisfactory by our standards".
A team from UK PR agency Perowne Charles Communications (PCC) is in Amsterdam to assist Malaysia Airlines with communications around the MH17 disaster, PRWeek understands.