Public affairs firms have warned the Scottish Government to drop criminal sanctions as part of measures to be introduced in a new Lobbying Bill.
Westminster Policy Institute launched a consultancy today led by former Treasury economist Matthew Oakley.
The UKIP leader's announcement that he does not want to spearhead the official campaign for the UK's exit from the EU still leaves room for him to make noise ahead of the referendum, public affairs consultants say - although they differ in their views of the implications of this.
The comms manager at a Kent council has published his debut novel, a tale of sex, scandal, intrigue, politics and death whose central character's career mirrors that of his PR man author.
Jeremy Corbyn has been mentioned on social media more than his three rival candidates for the Labour party leadership, and is the only one of the quartet enjoying positive sentiment overall.
Today is the final chance to complete our gender pay gap survey.
TaxPayers' Alliance campaign director Andy Silvester - one of the PRWeek 30 Under 30 for 2015 - will return to the Institute of Directors on 9 September as its head of campaigns.
While London commuters breathed a sigh of relief, social media specialists and PRs with clever ideas could have been forgiven for feeling slightly peeved at missing the opportunity for another round of brandjacking following yesterday's announcement that this week's London Underground strike was off.
Organisers of the campaign to encourage UK-based Polish nationals to donate blood as a positive gesture to their adopted country say hundreds of people have taken part so far, with the initiative gaining widespread coverage across the media.
There is still time to take part in an industry-wide gender pay gap survey, organised by the PRCA, Women in PR and PRWeek.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has awarded Washington, D.C. public affairs and comms firm Agenda and global marketing and comms group Engine a five-year framework agreement covering various comms activities.
The 'sweaty-gate' affair together with the Department for Work and Pensions' fictional case studies might suggest such fakery is alive and well in PR and comms land, much to the chagrin of the industry. But journalists are also complicit in this game, leaving readers to guess whether the subjects of so-called 'real life' stories are just playing a part. How widespread is the practice and can it ever be justified, asks Ian Griggs.
Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for the parents of Madeleine McCann, has founded his own PR agency, according to newspaper reports.
McDonald's UK's longstanding senior vice-president of corporate affairs, Nick Hindle, will step down on 4 September to pursue "the next big opportunity".
Dignitas has criticised the media for what it claims are misrepresentations of it as an organisation, on the day British cancer patient Bob Cole ended his life with help from the Swiss organisation.
Former Liberal Democrat pensions minister Steve Webb has been appointed as director of policy and external comms at mutual life and pensions company Royal London.
Transport for London has denied a BBC News story suggesting it could push back the start of night-time underground services - but a transport union has criticised TfL for "sowing seeds of confusion".
The path from journalism to 'the dark side' has been well-trod by many a scribe seeking better remuneration, but what of the few brave souls who make the opposite transition? Liam Maguire tells his story.
It might surprise you to hear that the potential for new business has never been greater, but only for those agencies that can devise and deploy the right strategy, writes Shaun Varga of Ingenuity.
You wouldn't treat your tailor or your new lover this way so why is it OK in competitive pitches, asks Hamish Thompson of Houston PR.
NHS and healthcare messaging must take into account the importance and political implications of the service's efficiency agenda, says Jenny Ousbey, an associate director at Lexington Communications.
A more effective and collaborative PR strategy was arguably the missing sixth point in the Government's Five Point Plan to boost tourism in the UK, says Diffusion PR's Karl Webster.
HMRC's threat to 'name and shame' tax avoiders is not the best way to motivate them to pay up and could even backfire, writes Simon Maule of Linstock Communications.
For PR professionals who are tired of having their pitch shot down in flames by journalists, it's a good idea to get the basics right before making contact, writes Hanover PR consultant Charlie Simon.
Jeremy Corbyn's campaign is an exemplar of how to use your position as the underdog in a political campaign.
The PR world has always had a large number of gay practitioners but support networks for this community remain notably absent.
Relatives of UK prisoners of war have urged Mitsubishi to extend its apology to all prisoners subjected to forced labour during the Second World War after its historic apology to US POWs at the weekend.
Many international organisations still insist on seeing the Middle East as one big mass, but it is a mistake to parcel individual countries together too closely.
The Charity Commission and the Electoral Commission are both under fire from the PRCA for giving charities conflicting advice on how to navigate the finer points of the Lobbying Act.
The success of the England team at the recent FIFA Women's World Cup has only further increased my ire because it highlights the great brand hypocrisy of our time: why aren't brands investing in women's sport?
The president echoed Ronald Reagan when addressing the public this morning about the deal several Western countries struck with Iran.
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Ogilvy PR has appointed Jeremy Lucas from Blue Rubicon as director of corporate and public affairs.
Sky News executive producer Kate McAndrew is to join Cicero Group as a senior counsel working in its corporate PR and public affairs practices.
Grayling has made the internal appointments of Craig Ling and Hayley Longdin as joint heads of Grayling Midlands, with immediate effect.
APCO Worldwide has hired Geoff Beattie, former TV journalist and veteran of Cohn & Wolfe, in a new global role of executive director in its corporate affairs division.
Edelman has hired Naheed Mehta, former chief press officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to head up its global government comms division.
FleishmanHillard is to split its UK public affairs and corporate arm into two divisions, and has appointed former Teneo SVP Michelle di Leo to lead the new standalone public affairs team.