Uber has appointed Portland to manage its public affairs brief, PRWeek has learned, following this week's news that former Google comms chief and Portland partner Rachel Whetstone has joined the online taxi booking service.
Public affairs consultancy Decideum has launched a practice focused on the EU.
David Cameron could spearhead an amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that would strengthen the ability of the Government to veto the publication of sensitive documents, following publication of the so-called 'black spider memos' from Prince Charles to government departments today.
It was a night that began with low expectations of a definitive result but that ended in a shock victory for David Cameron's Conservatives.
Companies have jumped on the #GE2015 hashtag in an attempt to increase their exposure on social media.
A majority of public affairs professionals believe David Cameron will end up as Prime Minister following the general election, although PRWeek readers believe Labour conducted the best campaign.
PPS Group generated the most income from public affairs PR during 2014 with £4.64m.
Which political party has run the best election campaign? Now is your chance to vote in a PRWeek poll.
Insight Consulting Group (ICG) has appointed John Higginson from Westbourne Communications to head up its corporate communications practice.
Cameron wins most positive social sentiment in final leaders' debate while Miliband is most discussed
A lively Question Time audience kept party leaders on their toes during the last debate before the 2015 general election.
The Sun has denied accusations it is being two-faced after the English and Scottish front pages contradicted each other by supporting rival political parties.
Uber has ended its relationship with Burson-Marsteller and moved its PR in-house under newly appointed Gareth Mead while putting its UK and European public affairs out to pitch, PRWeek has learned.
Ed Balls has become the third most talked about politician on Twitter thanks to the fourth anniversary, yesterday, of 'Ed Balls Day' when the shadow chancellor infamously tweeted his own name instead of typing it into the search box.
Four Communications Group has topped the Public Sector rankings after taking in £1.98m in public sector fee income during the past 12 months.
Six more industry professionals are running as parliamentary candidates in the general election, PRWeek has learned.
On Thursday, two courts ruled that Whitehall cannot use exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act to protect ministerial diaries from public scrutiny.
Notwithstanding a sudden surge in the fortunes of one of the major parties, the general election is likely to result in either a slim Parliamentary majority of the kind not seen since Sir John Major's ill-fated 1992-1997 administration nearly 20 years ago, or a minority government. This in turn presages a radical change in the tactics employed by public affairs agencies to influence the Government's legislative programme. PRWeek speaks to three public affairs professionals to get their insight on the opportunities and challenges presented by the composition of the next government.
This week in Galway, 17 years after the Good Friday Agreement was signed, the heir to the British throne met with the leader of the provisional republican movement that murdered his great uncle and mentor 35 years ago.
The new perceived wisdom of the commentariat is to see the parallels between the situation faced by John Major in 1992 and the Prime Minister now as guides to the likely path that this Government will follow. In fact, the situation is entirely different.
The stats show that when you ask the general public what the most important issue in British politics is, most will reply "trust". Day in, day out, politicians are painted as liars, never able to answer a question directly.
PR professionals have long understood the significance of brand value and reputation.
Since October I had consistently predicted on TV, national press, radio and social media that the Conservatives would win a majority on 7 May. Here's why:
It is the first full week of the new Government and after a weekend's rest, following a shock ending, we're now into Cameron - Part II. But will it be more of the same or will the franchise be taken off in a new direction?
The economy? Milifandom? Bacon sandwiches? PRWeek deputy editor John Harrington gives his take on where the general election was won and where it was lost.
It was a night to remember and one that will have fundamental implications for British politics for some time to come.
Check out our gallery from the PRWeek Global Awards 2015, hosted at the Park Lane Hotel.
A few weeks ago, I was with the head of a medium-sized firm when he was asked to sign a letter to a national newspaper in support of a political party.
When I read the PR Week/PRCA survey on Mental Wellbeing, I did so with a sense of relief.
The historian Simon Schama said in The Guardian recently that we have become the "look down" generation.
Smart Energy GB, an independent organisation promoting the use of smart meters, teamed up with Third City, ad agency AMV, PHD and the Daily Mirror to launch an April Fool's campaign to highlight their benefits when it comes to utility bills.
Gosh, what a load of hand-wringing fuss about Robert Phillips' book Trust Me, PR is Dead.
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Global tech giant Smiths Group has amalgamated its comms and public affairs departments following the resignation of PR chief Peter Durman, who has been appointed director of investor relations at Imperial Tobacco.
Global PR, public affairs and investor relations firm Hume Brophy has appointed Broadgate Mainland executive director Roddi Vaughn-Thomas to a new role heading its global financial services PR business, PRWeek has learned.
Rain Communications has appointed Rajmeena Aujla as corporate account director.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people, has appointed Macmillan Cancer Support head of public affairs Gus Baldwin to a new, expanded corporate affairs role.
Bellenden has hired Laura Fox, former director of comms for Balfour Beatty's Services division and external affairs secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons, as director of corporate affairs.
Property services giant BNP Paribas Real Estate has appointed Patrick Clift from the British Property Federation as its UK PR director.