In brief: ex-Hammond spad joins Newgate, Cow wins Micro Scooters, Mercieca has its Weetabix, energy briefs for FTI
Newgate hires another ex-spad, Cow wins Micro Scooters brief, trio of energy briefs for FTI, Mercieca has its Weetabix as a new client and more from PRWeek UK.
Philip Hammond's embarrassing climb down over National Insurance Contributions has harmed his credibility and shows the government's wariness about angering its own MPs during a critical period, comms pros have told PRWeek.
Headland has won an expanded PepsiCo UK public affairs and corporate PR brief, following the food and drink firm's decision to replace FleishmanHillard Fishburn.
PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we list the top ten comms pros from the public sector.
How would a second Scottish Independence referendum differ from the first? Will it happen at all? And could Scotland vote to leave the UK? We ask comms experts.
PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in political communications.
National Grid has replaced Brunswick with Teneo Blue Rubicon for its financial PR as part of an expanded brief, PRWeek has learned.
Public affairs and financial comms engagements across the EMEA region meant that FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications business outperformed the company as a whole in Q4 2016.
Mental illness in the PR and comms industry is frequently ignored or treated as a performance issue, with huge costs in lost working hours and staff turnover, according to the latest #FuturePRoof report for the PRCA.
The appointment of Daily Mail political editor James Slack as Theresa May's official spokesperson is a 'super-smart move' that also shows the 'alignment' between Downing Street and the newspaper, political comms experts have told PRWeek.
A husband-and-wife team who were both former lobby journalists have set up a new PR agency.
Law firms are often "over-egging the pudding" with claims of providing public affairs and lobbying services - meaning they often do not need to submit to the statutory lobbying register, according to the head of the regulator.
Belgium-based public affairs agency Interel has acquired US association management services and government affairs consultancy AMG for an undisclosed sum.
FTSE 100 banking group Standard Chartered has hired Tracey McDermott, former acting CEO of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, to a new role overseeing public affairs, comms and sustainability.
Sean Spicer says Donald Trump has "never asked him to lie" but that spin plays a big part in his role as the White House press secretary.
PR and public affairs experts say that the Government's White Paper on Brexit is a "useful filler" that provides little extra detail - with one commenting on its "purposefully bland" title.
In an ultra-politicized world, Silicon Valley has to choose between angering the world's most powerful man or a vindictive consumer market. Since last weekend, it's picked the former.
Once upon a time, PR agencies didn't see the need for planners: whereas ad agencies employed them to ground their creative ideas in genuine insights about their audience, the PR industry took a different route.
I have always been struck by the fact that the PR and comms industry is our fiercest driver in demanding higher and higher standards.
Consultancy pitching is sometimes like the proverbial cobbler's children - all too often comms agencies fail to communicate effectively to the prospect.
Spring cleaning is not just a good exercise for your home, it can also be a useful tool for maintaining your mental health
A global Britain will need global public affairs. This is the time for the UK industry to broaden its horizons and help clients embrace new opportunities
The Trump era should help end 'diversity fatigue' and be the catalyst for value-driven corporate communication.
Several prominent news organizations were blocked from a press briefing with Sean Spicer on Friday afternoon.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not a subject that will get hearts racing, but the PR industry had better take notice.
In this period of political and societal turbulence, the only certainty is uncertainty - that's where 'business to human' communications comes in.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has found himself one of the most recognized people on the planet after last weekend's Saturday Night Live - no matter how funny the sketch was, it can't be good for Spicer or the perception of public relations.
'Always on' working culture is great for productivity, but is it killing our creativity? Here's a theory on how we can reinvigorate our imagination - and let the ideas come to us.
There's a lot of talk around our industry these days about diversity, and it is good and right that we are collectively trying hard to force ourselves out of our British, white, middle-class straitjacket.
Uber's response to criticism and protest over its CEO's association with Donald Trump and its actions over a New York taxi strike failed to halt the negative coverage.
What do Tesco Bank, the US Democratic National Committee and England's largest NHS Trust have in common? They have all fallen prey to high-profile cyber attacks recently.
Communications Executive (AE / SAE equivalent) – planning / property / in-house JFL Search & Selection London (Central), London (Greater)
Head of Communications and External Affairs Children's Commissioner's Office London (Central), London (Greater)
Head of Media and Campaigns (NHS) Department of Health London (Central), London (Greater)
Chief Media and Campaigns Officer Department of Health London (Central), London (Greater)
Account Director – Stakeholder Engagement / Energy / Property & Planning JFL Search & Selection London (Greater)
Jeremy Galbraith has stepped down as Burson-Marsteller EMEA chief executive after 22 years at the agency.
Digital marketing and comms agency Caliber Interactive has appointed former Grayling COO Rav Singh as its new global CEO.
In brief: Flint opens in Mumbai, Quiller goes corporate with Chandler, Mason Williams wins hotel group LHM
Flint opens second office in India, Quiller goes corporate with Chandler, Mason Williams appointed by hotel group and more from PRWeek UK.
He is reporting to Micho Spring, chair of the agency's global corporate practice, in the newly created part-time role.
Newington has appointed Patrick Law as an associate to its corporate affairs consultancy.
In brief: Save the Children's Nick Jones joins Action for Children, plus wins for PRCO, Redtorch, Flint
Action for Children has hired Save the Children's Nick Jones in a senior role that includes comms. Plus Redtorch to publicise Detriot, Flint hired for Mayfair Art Weekend, The PRCO wins Pure Salt Luxury Hotels account, and more from PRWeek UK.