From 2018, companies with more than 250 employees that fail to address the gender pay gap will be highlighted in league tables as part of equality measures announced by the Government.
The deadline for agencies to submit financial figures to be included in PRWeek's Top 150 UK PR Consultancies list has been extended to Tuesday 23 February.
Google EMEA president Matt Brittin faced repeated criticism from MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee yesterday morning when he was quizzed, alongside Google vice-president of finance Tom Hutchinson, about the internet giant's £130m settlement in UK back taxes over ten years.
The PRCA has welcomed the increased powers awarded to press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
A spat between a Financial Times columnist and the head of comms for Hewlett Packard Enterprise that invoked the company's advertising spend with the newspaper has turned the spotlight on editorial independence this week.
Company investor Marc Andreessen issues apology on Twitter over remarks Mark Zuckerberg called "deeply upsetting"
Sporting a '[heart] unions' badge, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used his questions to the Prime Minister to explore the issue of housing but did not refer to the junior doctors' strike at all, leaving several commentators scratching their heads.
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.
Telecoms regulator rules against internet app, sending Facebook back to the PR drawing board
Vote Leave, one of the groups campaigning for a British exit from the EU, has three times responded with curt statements following public attacks from fellow campaign group Leave.EU in recent days.
The Scottish Government has launched an integrated campaign with the strapline 'Saving the world isn't just for the movies', to encourage Scottish households to help fight climate change.
The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations has appointed MHP Communications and its Brussels partner agency cabinet DN to support a pan-European comms programme focused on health outcomes.
Tony Blair's former director of political operations, John McTernan, has joined Westminster Policy Institute as an associate.
New research shows that the chief executives of the UK's top PR agencies are predominantly under the age of 50, and the dearth of older practitioners at all levels across the agency industry serves to underline PR's ongoing problem with retaining senior talent.
There were several bad-tempered exchanges between David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn in this week's PMQs but it took the intervention of SNP and Tory backbenchers before the elephant in the room - the new deal with the EU - was discussed.
Artists Against TTIP, a group of high-profile UK artists and actors who are raising awareness of what it says are the threats posed by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), has appointed tpr media to promote the campaign's work in the UK and overseas.
Alex Aiken, executive director of UK government comms, and senior comms figures from Nestlé, Vodafone, Nationwide Building Society and elsewhere have been added to the stellar line-up for PR360 - PRWeek's global festival of PR.
Shanelle Matthews, lead communications strategist for Black Lives Matter, tells Dipka Bhambhani about driving conversations from the 'hood to the White House.
There is a trend for clients wanting their existing agencies to expand abroad rather than having to hire a new agency in an unfamiliar market.
Historically there has always been a whiff of smoke and mirrors about anything related to devolution, with governments promising it, then delivering something that isn't devolution at all, but that, with the aid of a bit of sleight of hand, can be made to look like it come election time, says Curtin&Co's Martin Curtis
Let's be clear: I'm glad that the Iowa caucus - as we say in New Jersey - "is in the rear view mirror", writes Nick DeLuca of Open Road
Time is of the essence, they say. I don't know who 'they' are, but 'they' may well have worked in PR; a sector that has had crisis response and issues management at its foundation since it began, says Four Consulting's Alun James.
The Labour Party needs to remodel itself and become relevant to the electorate if it is not to be superseded, writes Ketchum's Jo-ann Robertson.
Flack on Friday: What do Adele and Goldman Sachs have to do with Brexit? Plus David Miliband, Bowie, Creative Shootout
In Flack this week: Brexit press releases move up a gear; David Miliband is tight-lipped on Labour; the comms office of the future; and which team of PRs devised the pop-up child exploitation restaurant (and why)?
Day one in Davos has come to an end and I can say with certainty that I've walked away with some important learnings - some that make me optimistic for the future, others that are more concerning, writes Barri Rafferty at Ketchum.
Last June a clutch of British grandees including former UK chief scientist Sir David King and professor Richard Layard of the LSE launched the Global Apollo Program (GAP).
In Flack this week: Mirror story on ex-ministers entering PR not what it seems, Wetherspoons chairman Tim Martin talks blunt comms, adland finally catches up with PR, and Freuds PR man hounds out a viral sensation
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." Boring is not a word you would ever associate with David Bowie, writes Tony Garner of Viva PR.
Labour needs to learn lessons from its high-profile shadow cabinet reshuffle this week, writes former Labour MP and shadow minister turned PR Andy Sawford
In an age where web traffic reports, sales figures and social media followers can all be analysed in a heartbeat and business leaders are under pressure from finance directors, the onus falls on marketing to quantify how its mix of activities affects the bottom line, writes Heidi Myers of Meltwater.
It's now almost 12 months since we threw caution, job security and the ability to afford nice clothes to the wind. One year on, slightly greyer, and much more in love with the PR game than ever before, we were asked to share what we wish we'd been told way back when we jacked in our dead-end jobs, quit the band and made a break for it as a two-piece.
In-house Food PR Manager - Major household name retailer The Works Search Ltd London
Senior Communications Manager The Metropolitan Police Service London, SW1H
Head of Broadcast Vote Leave Albert Embankment, London
Director - corporate rep / comms - leading agency - fmcg clientbase - £100-120k Workfish London (Greater)
Communications Officer Parliamentary Digital Service Milbank, London
In brief: CIPR's Ross to depart, The Crown Estate names new corporate affairs chief, MLB comms chief moves to Finsbury, Costcutter hires MCG
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Google has appointed David Skelton from Weber Shandwick in the role of public policy manager, based in London.
Swasey is slated to start in his new role as communications SVP at a public company in San Francisco next week.
In brief: Moonpig calls in Popcorn, Claremont takes Grayling director, Freesat appoints comms chief, Freshwater hire
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Europe-wide broadcaster Sky has appointed Gap global comms director Catherine Hicks as group corporate affairs director.
Arts Council England, the funding body that distributes hundreds of millions of pounds annually, has appointed Irene Constantinides as its new director of media and stakeholder relations.