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UK Daily  |  July 30th 2015
 
Ten things you need to know today
 
1. WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications
 
2. J Austin & Associates ends work with Cecil the Lion's killer after one day
 
3. Four agencies in the running for Vodafone consumer brief
 
4. Tickets available now for PRWeek UK Awards 2015
 
5. Malaysia Airlines and Boeing issue guarded statements over possible MH370 wreckage
 
6. Associated Press appoints W to launch historical video channel on YouTube
 
7. Men earn almost £34,000 more than women in top PR jobs, government survey finds
 
8. Food and Drink Federation appoints Tim Rycroft as corporate affairs director
 
9. PR margins at lowest level in decade, but pressure easing, says Kingston Smith
 
10. Hain Daniels Group appoints Wild Card for UK consumer and trade account
 
 
Afternoon reads
 
Cecil the lion's killer: A PR brief too hot to handle? Cecil the lion's killer: A PR brief too hot to handle?
J Austin & Associates was catapulted to worldwide attention after taking on American dentist Walter Palmer as a client to help him deal with the backlash for killing Cecil the lion during a hunting trip.
Is Ashley Madison's crime being caught with its servers round its ankles? Is Ashley Madison's crime being caught with its servers round its ankles?
The owners of the Ashley Madison website have a reputational crisis on their hands and some might argue they got what they deserve.
Alex Robertson on the general election and the challenges of getting a million people to do something Alex Robertson on the general election and the challenges of getting a million people to do something
The Electoral Commission's comms director, a keynote speaker at this November's PRWeek Leaders in Communications event, talks about his journey from Transport for London to dealing with the challenges of the recent general election.
 
Five things you may have missed
 
1. PRWeek and PRCA launch mentoring scheme to inspire future PR leaders
 
2. Dentist who killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion hires PR firm amid global backlash
 
3. Virgin Wines pops the cork on 'open' pitch for consumer campaign
 
4. Italian PR firm SEC Group enters Iranian market after lifting of sanctions
 
5. Incorporate customer response into comms for TripAdvisor generation, says academic
 
 
 

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