The former Liberal Democrat leader of Kingston Council, Liz Green, and her Conservative successor Kevin Davis are in a war of words over the transparency of local government lobbying agency Cratus' relationship with Tory MP Bob Neill.
Burson-Marsteller has been hired by the Ennahda party in Tunisia, a moderate Islamist political movement.
Portland has admitted its digital team helped set up a blog that has attacked critics of the Qatar World Cup but has insisted it does not run the site and it is not part of its work for the Government of Qatar.
Political Lobbying and Media Relations (PLMR) has hired Oliver Lane from the Department for Education (DfE) as an account director in Westminster.
Ed Perkins, the comms secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is joining Portland next month as a senior adviser.
Bell Pottinger has recruited a former British diplomat, Mark Canning, in Asia to help expand the company's client base in the region.
Former Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman will cover the 2015 general election results night for Channel 4.
Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has appointed MHP Communications to handle its public affairs following a competitive pitch.
The Tory Party has moved to hire the Transport Secretary's special adviser Ben Mascall as deputy director of communications to replace Tim Collins, who is joining the housebuilder Barratt.
The former director of The Whitehouse Consultancy, Helen Munro, is returning after eight years to take up the role of managing director.
Weber Shandwick has hired Wendy Mitchell, former deputy CEO of the Charity Retail Association, to join its public affairs team in London as Tamora Langley steps up to become acting head of public affairs.
Members of the PR & Comms council at the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) voted on Friday to condemn the proposals set out by the Government regarding the Lobbying Act.
Westbourne Communications has launched a cities practice to help comms professionals take advantage of £2bn of spending that has been diverted from central government control to Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Former TES editor Gerard Kelly has launched a specialist education PR consultancy, called Gerard Kelly & Partners (GKP).
Political Lobbying and Media Relations MD, Kevin Craig has put himself on the frontline of the Labour Party conference, Sunday 21 September.
Stephanie Lvovich, most recently global chair of the food and consumer products practice at APCO Worldwide, was named global chair of Edelman's public affairs practice. She starts next month.
A key parliamentary committee has taken a swipe at the Government as it approves the choice of former Royal Mail commercial director Alison White to oversee the lobbying register.
Despite a tricky start to conference with poor polling, Mark Reckless' defection and the Sunday Mirror's sting involving Brooks Newmark, the feel at conference is one of bullishness.
The weekend's bombshells for the Conservative Party conference have set alight the debate over the future direction of that party's policy.
Reception of the speeches of leaders at party conferences is always different according to whether one was in the room or watching on television.
Yesterday I saw Ed Balls deliver a well crafted speech that was on the whole well received (a few brief boos on retirement age rising), being high in content albeit delivered in a fairly low-key manner by his standards.
This morning the Midland Hotel is full of leading figures from the UK's PR and Public Affairs community busily preparing for the day ahead.
All PR people love working a room, right? Not always. Talk Talk's PR manager Clara Biu shares what she has learnt about how to become a more active networker (and even enjoy it).
General election polling suggests the era of coalitions and political uncertainty will be with us a while longer.
The public's obsession with climate change, a common feature during much of the 1980s and 1990s, has been waning rapidly.
We're not failing to communicate climate change; we're failing to communicate what to do about it and to get people to buy into the necessary radical action.
"Union on a knife edge" cried the Daily Mail at the end of August as its opinion poll showed just six points between a No vote at 53 per cent and Yes at 47 per cent.
This week the CIPR introduces a new package of measures helping PR women navigate maternity leave. Board member and chair of the Professional Practices Committe Sarah Hall explains why this is so important.
Press secretaries during President Bill Clinton's administration used more evasive language than any other White House chief communicator since 1993, according to a BuzzFeed analysis.
As Huntsworth's half-year results were looming last week, and as the share price continued to flatline, one suspected the group would pull yet another rabbit from its top hat; few predicted that rabbit would be Lord Chadlington himself.
The major cable news networks picked up President Obama's 9 pm statement from the White House on new action in Iraq, but the Obama administration also used the full range of social media tools to get its message across.
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Helen Nassey has been hired by ISBA, the representative body for British advertisers, to lead comms for the organisation.
Former Edelman Brussels director and climate change specialist Bas Batelaan has been hired by Aspect Consulting.
The Cabinet Office has revealed former Royal Mail commercial director Alison White as its preferred candidate to oversee the introduction of a statutory register of lobbyists.
FTI MD Simon Elliott has been hired by Hume Brophy to lead its new international corporate practice.
The Church of England has hired Martha Linden as senior media officer after 16 years with the Press Association.
Jonathan Oates has joined Manchester Airports Group as director of external comms.