The new press regulator has upheld a complaint from Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about a Daily Telegraph article that said she would rather David Cameron than Ed Miliband won the general election.
2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK's largest food manufacturing firms, has appointed Newgate Communications as its first retained PR agency for a combined corporate and financial comms and public affairs brief.
Grayling has promoted Jonathan Curtis to head of public affairs following the management reshuffle after the departure of UK & Ireland CEO Alison Clarke.
Neil Wallis, the former deputy editor of the News of the World, has been cleared of conspiring to illegally intercept voicemail messages.
Greenpeace has produced a new campaign film that celebrates electronic motor sport Formula E.
The UK Public Affairs Council has announced that it is closing with immediate effect and handing over responsibility for its register of lobbyists to the CIPR.
Research suggests that PR and comms are among the worst industries for offering staff flexible working conditions at the point of hire. Just two per cent of all vacancies in PR, marketing and advertising mentioned flexible working, according to the Timewise Flexible Jobs Index, the first study of its kind, which studied 3.5 million job ads across 122 national jobs boards between July and December 2014 to arrive at its findings.
The former Burson-Marsteller chief executive joined Microsoft three years ago. The company won't replace him in the role.
Hume Brophy has appointed former Conservative shadow minister and select committee chair Anne McIntosh as a senior consultant in its public affairs team.
The PRCA is to launch an "industry-wide debate" on the UK's relationship with the European Union ahead of the vote on whether Britain should leave the EU.
Former Wonga public affairs chief Delroy Corinaldi has been appointed as strategy director for David Lammy's campaign to be elected London Mayor, PRWeek has learned.
Connect Communications has appointed former Labour MP Andy Sawford as its new chief executive.
The PRCA has told a consultation on compliance from the Office of the Registrar of Consultants Lobbyists (ORCL) that punishing "over-declaration" would be a "perverse interpretation" of the Lobbying Act.
PR is among the worst industry sectors for offering candidates flexible working opportunities at the point of hire, according to a new study.
Public affairs consultancies across the world remain very positive about the sector's prospects, but increasingly expect more PA work to be undertaken in-house, research shows.
Nick Williams, UK head of public affairs and corporate communications and partner at FleishmanHillard, has left the agency.
Drax Power has hired Paul Hodgson from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to the newly created role of head of media relations, PRWeek has learned.
When David Cameron commissioned Sir Howard Davies in 2012 he must have thought that 2015 seemed a long way away, and he may have imagined that it would be Ed Miliband making the decision on Heathrow expansion or he would at least have Liberal Democrats in his Government to blame for his hands being tied.
The much-hyped, media-saturated Cannes Lions week is over for another year and it is easy to forget that, beyond the glittering yachts and the Yves St Laurent (apparently), the whole point of this 'international festival of creativity' is to be the showcase of the best campaigns from around the world.
I wasn't surprised to read recently that the PR industry is one of the worst industries for supporting flexible working patterns.
This time last year I was in Cannes. This year I am not. Have I missed anything? I think not - apart from a Rose hangover.
I first heard the phrase "pattern recognition" at SXSW this year. Jennifer Hyman, co-founder of Rent the Runway, was on a panel about the future of retail, and they were discussing whether the Airbnb concept would have been funded if it had been pitched by a woman.
More and more PR people are getting involved in Cannes but if you're not headed there then you're probably already rolling your eyes and sighing heavily. If you are going, here's what I think's worth sharpening your elbows for at this year's Creativity Festival.
PR is among the worst industry sectors for offering candidates flexible working opportunities at the point of hire, according to a new study. PRWeek looks at how it works in practice.
I recently went back to my old school to give a careers talk. So far, so glamorous.
Your employee brand is one of your key weapons in attracting scarce talent, so make yourself into a compelling proposition.
As more and more statistics and evidence of the benefits of an inclusive workforce at the highest levels of management emerge, you'd be hard pushed to uphold an argument for maintaining the outdated archetypal senior PR team in today's era.
With the Conservative election victory, a referendum on EU membership is now inevitable. The speculation over the political and economic impact will reach new peaks but, at a more practical level, what does a PR practitioner need to do now to prepare?
Now that the election is over, attention is turning to the legislative agenda. Lobbying may not have been a hot button election issue but the Government must revisit the flawed lobbying legislation that was passed in haste in 2014.
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.
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Recently formed science publishing giant Springer Nature has created a 40-strong global comms team headed by former Macmillan comms director Joyce Lorigan, which will work alongside a new policy and external relations department.
Viridor, the UK's largest recycling firm, is in the final stages of cutting its PR agency roster from six to one amid a £1.8bn infrastructure overhaul that has also seen a shake-up in its internal comms department, PRWeek has learned.
Sarah McGhie has stepped down as Domino's head of PR for the UK, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland, with former Post Office head of PR Nina Arnott appointed as her successor.
Alison Clarke, CEO of Grayling UK & Ireland, has stepped down, saying she "doesn't have a master plan" about her next career move but would stay in PR.
Mary Whenman has stepped down as MD of Weber Shandwick's corporate, financial and public affairs division to pursue opportunities elsewhere.
Edelman has hired Saratha Rajeswaran from Policy Exchange as associate director in its public affairs team.