Mark Glover stood down as chair of the Association of Professional Political Consultants at the body's AGM last night, and will be replaced by Paul Bristow, founder of PB Consulting.
The Labour party's deputy comms director has put forward four reasons he believe Labour's General Election campaign was a success - and questioned the Conservatives' comms tactics.
Eighteen executives in the PRWeek Global Power Book named press secretary Sean Spicer when asked who the most influential PR professional in the world is, and agreed he was bad for the industry.
Katie Perrior, former Downing Street comms director who quit in April after Theresa May called the snap General Election, is rejoining PR agency iNHouse Communications as its first chair.
Bell Pottinger has appointed former senior David Davis aide James Chapman as a partner in its political practice.
After an evening of drama, PR experts discuss where the General Election was won and lost, the lessons for comms and campaigning - and the impact of the new political landscape on our industry.
The PRWeek General Election panel has come together for one last time to give their final thoughts - and scores out of 10 - for the campaigns run by the main contenders.
Jenkins is replacing Ranny Cooper. Paul Massey is taking on the role of president of Powell Tate, and Peter Carson is moving into the position of head of public affairs for North America.
HSBC is handing its global external comms and public affairs remits to Pierre Goad and Sherard Cowper-Coles respectively, after Katja Hall announced her departure.
Benenati was most recently director of public affairs for the Environmental Protection Agency before joining the airline.
A former NATO commander is spearheading Burson-Marsteller's attempts to win more work in the defence and security sectors.
Theresa May's former comms director Katie Perrior has criticised the Conservative Party's communications around its election policy on social care in an article in The Times.
Almost two thirds of UK voters are now on at least one social media platform, meaning national messages are being linked to individual voter desires.
Giles Kenningham, former head of political press under David Cameron's premiership and director of comms for the Conservative Party's successful 2015 general election campaign, has launched a communications consultancy.
Half of senior PR and public affairs pros believe the Conservatives will win next week's general election with a majority of 50 to 100 seats - despite one opinion poll today predicting the outcome could be closer than initially thought.
Teneo Holdings has continued its acquisition spree by buying Cabinet DN, the Brussels-based public affairs and strategic communications firm.
The PRWeek General Election Panel draws together some of the best public affairs practitioners in the industry, from both sides of the political divide, to dissect the campaign as it unfolds between now and 8 June.
The 'PRWeek/Brands2Life Comms Director Report 2017' is the most upbeat survey of the industry in five years, with optimism about the coming year high among respondents.
The Crosby campaign playbook is simple, but the General Election result proves that this time it didn't work. Here are four lessons political comms pros can learn from that failure...
In Flack this week: PRs round on Timothy and Hill, DCMS comms confusion, summer party fun, Joe Sinclair's new career, and who is really the most powerful (PR) of them all?
PRWeek's diarist presents highlights from a night of drama, silliness and faulty technology as the UK awaited the election result.
In nearly twenty years of PR consultancy, I have seen many relationships end - some of which could have been saved if handled sensitively.
The run-in to 8 June has seen its fair share of missteps, gaffes and the occasional PR gem. PRWeek outlines the episodes from May that won our hearts and minds, and those that turned our stomachs.
The number of "car-crash" media interviews is rising all the time. Just over the last few weeks we've had Diane Abbott and Angela Rayner receiving the Nick Ferrari treatment on LBC.
Cut the crap. Get to the point. The job of journalists has been to wade through complexity and get to the core of an issue, sparing unnecessary clutter so that audiences are presented with what matters - and the best PR people help them do it.
In the middle of a tweet-storm about James Comey, China, and other topics, the president said he could end the daily press event.
There's an ever-growing network of PRs and freelance-inspired agencies creeping up who are doing away with tradition and challenging the current status quo.
This Saturday marks 100 days of President Trump. The milestone prompted a declaration from the White House that Trump had accomplished more in his first 100 days than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt.
We've witnessed the rise of citizen journalism. We've heard about the wisdom of crowds. And lately, of course, we've been introduced to the scourge of "fake news".
The days when PR effort was simply measured by weight of media coverage and spurious and meaningless metrics are almost gone.
Flack on Friday: #digitaldetox, sector's irreverent response to election, Arron Banks goes for jugular
In Flack this week: digital detox rudely disrupted by election, Arron Banks hones his inner Trump, and PR footy fun.
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The airline promoted Hart to chief administrative officer and general counsel on Thursday.
Cicero, the public affairs and corporate PR specialist agency, has announced the launch of a new consumer division and revealed plans to make acquisitions.
The firm also made two regional hires aimed at boosting integration: Charlotte Witte in EMEA and Alan Kercinik in North America.
Adam Mack, chief strategy officer for EMEA at Weber Shandwick, is stepping down after six years at the agency to work as a consultant.
Upon duBrowa's departure, John Kelly will lead Starbucks' global communications team in addition to global social impact, community investments, and public policy.