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.
As UKIP kicked off its EU referendum campaign yesterday, the campaign faces a difficult choice over how prominently to use Nigel Farage to communicate its key messages, public affairs experts say.
Tim Rycroft, currently a PR director at Intercontinental Hotels Group and previously of Bell Pottinger, will become the Food and Drink Federation's corporate affairs director in September.
The resignation of Labour peer Lord Sewel over a sex and drugs scandal highlights the House of Lords' "horrible PR problem", public affairs experts say.
The House of Lords press office has met allegations that Labour peer Lord Sewel used cocaine during a visit from prostitutes with a short statement, saying no further comment can be made pending police investigations.
The British Property Federation (BPF), the lobbying and membership body for the UK real estate industry, has appointed Ghislaine Halpenny as its first director of comms.
The Government cut its annual spend on comms by more than half during the last Parliament and aims to reduce it further, according to its annual comms plan.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which owns and operates brands including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, has appointed Cicero to a new retained public affairs brief covering London and Brussels.
A new pro-EU campaign group, whose founder members include Finsbury chairman Roland Rudd and 2012 Olympics marketing chief Greg Nugent, is to bolster its PR function before its official launch this autumn.
Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan has made an historic apology to US prisoners of war forced to work in its mines during the Second World War, leaving relatives of UK prisoners demanding a similar apology.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has appointed Antonia Bance as its new comms chief following last month's retirement of Nigel Stanley, who had held the role for 18 years.
The United Nations' charity presently uses a number of agencies for creative campaigns
FIFA has taken on US-based consulting firm Teneo Holdings as the world football governing body looks to deal with its ongoing crisis.
Prime Minister David Cameron has urged all civil servants and government departments to make all communication with the public "human, clear, simple, helpful and professional".
The Government has launched a Green Paper to look at the future of the BBC, but has put on hold plans to scrap legal enforcement of the television licence fee.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is co-ordinating trade unions' response to the Government's new Trade Union Bill, saying the campaign will focus on "promoting our positive agenda".
The CIPR has launched the UK Lobbying Register, it was announced today.
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.
I am not surprised at Tessa Jowell's appointment as Chime Specialist Group chair - social purpose has been one of the PR industry's worst kept secrets over the past few years, with the discovery that values are an incredibly important part of reputation and building relationships with consumers and stakeholders.
PRWeek and Women in PR have joined forces to relaunch the Mentoring Project, which is designed to encourage more female leaders in comms.
We have recently ceased working on a project. I'd like to say it was a mutual agreement brought about by creative differences, but that would be like saying we won't work for a tobacco company because we think cigarettes might be a bit unhealthy.
Make no mistake about it, George Osborne is auditioning for the top role. Today's Budget confirms that the Chancellor has transformed himself into a formidable politician who could one day run the country. Delivering his seventh Budget, Osborne had three strategic aims.
Without much fanfare, a new Defamation Act last year introduced what could be a significant obstacle for any business wishing to rely on its legal rights to defend and protect its reputation.
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.
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He succeeds Carol Cone, who left the position three months ago to start a collaborative consultancy.
"It continues to be essential that we show the world the value of Twitter. Communications is a key component of that, and to help build toward a stronger future, we are looking now to shift our communications strategy and direction," a spokesperson said via email.
Lucy Panton, the former crime editor of the News of the World who was cleared of making payments to public officials as part of Operation Elveden, has joined the Wine and Spirit Trade Association as head of comms.
Dechter had served as a staffer in the White House since 2013.
Cohn & Wolfe (C&W) has appointed Weber Shandwick's Kate Joynes-Burgess as its new head of digital and integrated marketing for the UK and EMEA.
Broadcaster CNBC has hired Freuds' Lee Thompson to head comms across EMEA, alongside the appointment of Mike Cheong from Burson-Marsteller to take a similar role in Asia Pacific.