The Bitcoin Foundation has appointed lobbying company Thorsen French Advocacy on a retained basis to help press its interests in Washington DC.
Renewable energy supplier Good Energy has brought in former Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) chief press officer Emily Towers to lead its communication team as it seeks to challenge the Big Six.
Peter Duncan is the new chairman of the Association of Professional Political Consultants Scotland.
Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World, has been indicted to appear at the High Court in Glasgow on perjury charges related to the Tommy Sheridan trial.
Leading Quiller Consultants partner and former David Cameron adviser Sean Worth is set to leave the agency to launch his own policy-focused firm, PRWeek has learnt.
Hume Brophy has appointed Brian Simpson, the former MEP and chair of the European Parliament Transport Committee, as a senior consultant.
Growth in the global public affairs market is set to be matched by an increase in regulation, according to an Interel survey.
PRWeek's iPad edition is becoming a paid-for product, although our subscribers will continue to receive free access as part of their package.
Hanover Communications has secured the services of Liberal Democrat politician Julia Goldsworthy, who was a special adviser in the Treasury for four years, as a senior policy adviser.
Former Number 10 director of comms Andy Coulson is set to face a retrial over alleged payments to public officials.
Diageo's new global comms director is a "robust and clear-headed" figure with 21 years' experience in Whitehall.
The backers of a campaign to reduce tourism VAT have sought to reignite the issue with a double agency appointment.
Levick's work includes government affairs and communications counsel with the goal of "changing the international and local media narrative" about Nigeria's commitment to returning the more than 200 girls kidnapped by terrorist organization Boko Haram in April.
The Indian conglomerate behind 19 UK companies including Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea is building a central corporate and public affairs team for the UK and Europe.
The Institute of Directors has hired James McLoughlin, an associate partner at Bell Pottinger, as deputy head of policy.
David Cameron has apologised for employing Andy Coulson as his director of comms following Coulson's conviction for phone hacking today.
Campaigners for the Living Wage have been hijacking Tesco's shelves to put the media spotlight on the retailer ahead of its annual general meeting this Friday.
I woke up on Monday morning to Ian Stewart of Deloitte on the Today programme telling me that the biggest worry for corporate CFOs was next year's election and an EU referendum.
Prime Minister's Questions earlier today brought Labour leader Ed Miliband the chance to score points over David Cameron's judgement in hiring Andy Coulson.
E-cigarette boss Jacob Fuller says the industry's biggest mistake was naming the product 'e-cigarettes'.
His mission may be to make science cool, but things can get pretty heated at the frontier of human knowledge, says CERN's comms chief James Gillies.
The debate about charities being 'too political' is rumbling on this week after a Conservative MP asked the Charity Commission to investigate whether an Oxfam campaign breached guidelines.
London Communications Agency director Suzi Lawrence has worked three days a week since returning from maternity leave in May 2013. Here, she and LCA co-founder Jonny Popper discuss the process by which they have both made this work.
UKIP's success in the recent elections means it must get serious quickly and public affairs agencies must be hot on its tail.
Black-cab drivers brought parts of London to a halt yesterday in a bid to force Transport for London to act on their concerns about smartphone-based competitors.
What's the common link between Radio 2, ITV, the Daily Mail and UKIP?
Calling a journalist with a pitch could be a make-or-break moment for you and your client.
As the nature of modern warfare comms evolves at a startling rate, governments are struggling to keep pace and retain public support, finds John Owens
Prime Minister David Cameron showed his support for the '#BringBackOurGirls' pressure campaign on Sunday, holding up a sign bearing the slogan on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.
The Co-op should not retire from the public sphere, but needs to champion why its values remain relevant.
Koen Doens is the image of the perfectly buttoned-down bureaucrat. He's president Barroso's right-hand man and head of the EC Spokesperson's Service, responsible for all political communications from the EC. But Alex Benady suspects there lies a more interesting hinterland behind a man who takes pride in being dull.
Quiller is set to lose financial specialist Peter Wilson-Smith in the second major departure to hit the Huntsworth agency in days.
Stricker is continuing to report to CEO Dick Costolo with responsibility for leading Twitter's consumer marketing, global media, and worldwide PR efforts.
The Priory, the addiction clinic known for treating a string of high-profile figures, has handed former Conservative adviser Tom Muir a newly created comms role.
Charles Naylor, one of HSBC's two heads of global communications, is leaving the bank to "pursue other opportunities", PRWeek can reveal.
Sir Merrick Cockell will be joining Cratus Communications as executive chairman next month, along with Conservative MP Bob Neill and former John Laing MD Tim Grier as non-executive directors.
Law firm Covington & Burling has appointed Sebastian Vos to head up the European division of its global public policy and government affairs practice.