Centrica public affairs head and former Edelman director Sarah Richardson has left the energy company after less than a year in the role, PRWeek has learned.
Social media commentators have taken to Twitter to accuse The Sun of hypocrisy for running a front-page article condemning the Human Rights Act, after having used it to protect its own journalists during the so-called 'Plebgate' scandal.
The PRCA has welcomed the Government's plans to create three million apprenticeships but called on it to focus on quality rather than just quantity.
The Conservative Party's head of broadcast, Carrie Symonds, is leaving her role to become Culture Secretary John Whittingdale's media special adviser.
Uber has appointed Portland to manage its public affairs brief, PRWeek has learned, following this week's news that former Google comms chief and Portland partner Rachel Whetstone has joined the online taxi booking service.
Public affairs consultancy Decideum has launched a practice focused on the EU.
David Cameron could spearhead an amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that would strengthen the ability of the Government to veto the publication of sensitive documents, following publication of the so-called 'black spider memos' from Prince Charles to government departments today.
It was a night that began with low expectations of a definitive result but that ended in a shock victory for David Cameron's Conservatives.
Companies have jumped on the #GE2015 hashtag in an attempt to increase their exposure on social media.
A majority of public affairs professionals believe David Cameron will end up as Prime Minister following the general election, although PRWeek readers believe Labour conducted the best campaign.
PPS Group generated the most income from public affairs PR during 2014 with £4.64m.
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Insight Consulting Group (ICG) has appointed John Higginson from Westbourne Communications to head up its corporate communications practice.
Cameron wins most positive social sentiment in final leaders' debate while Miliband is most discussed
A lively Question Time audience kept party leaders on their toes during the last debate before the 2015 general election.
The Sun has denied accusations it is being two-faced after the English and Scottish front pages contradicted each other by supporting rival political parties.
Uber has ended its relationship with Burson-Marsteller and moved its PR in-house under newly appointed Gareth Mead while putting its UK and European public affairs out to pitch, PRWeek has learned.
Ed Balls has become the third most talked about politician on Twitter thanks to the fourth anniversary, yesterday, of 'Ed Balls Day' when the shadow chancellor infamously tweeted his own name instead of typing it into the search box.
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.
The stats show that when you ask the general public what the most important issue in British politics is, most will reply "trust". Day in, day out, politicians are painted as liars, never able to answer a question directly.
PR professionals have long understood the significance of brand value and reputation.
Since October I had consistently predicted on TV, national press, radio and social media that the Conservatives would win a majority on 7 May. Here's why:
It is the first full week of the new Government and after a weekend's rest, following a shock ending, we're now into Cameron - Part II. But will it be more of the same or will the franchise be taken off in a new direction?
The economy? Milifandom? Bacon sandwiches? PRWeek deputy editor John Harrington gives his take on where the general election was won and where it was lost.
It was a night to remember and one that will have fundamental implications for British politics for some time to come.
Check out our gallery from the PRWeek Global Awards 2015, hosted at the Park Lane Hotel.
A few weeks ago, I was with the head of a medium-sized firm when he was asked to sign a letter to a national newspaper in support of a political party.
When I read the PR Week/PRCA survey on Mental Wellbeing, I did so with a sense of relief.
The historian Simon Schama said in The Guardian recently that we have become the "look down" generation.
Smart Energy GB, an independent organisation promoting the use of smart meters, teamed up with Third City, ad agency AMV, PHD and the Daily Mirror to launch an April Fool's campaign to highlight their benefits when it comes to utility bills.
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Edelman has announced the appointment of Esther Busscher from FleishmanHillard as general manager of its Brussels business.
Global tech giant Smiths Group has amalgamated its comms and public affairs departments following the resignation of PR chief Peter Durman, who has been appointed director of investor relations at Imperial Tobacco.
Global PR, public affairs and investor relations firm Hume Brophy has appointed Broadgate Mainland executive director Roddi Vaughn-Thomas to a new role heading its global financial services PR business, PRWeek has learned.
Rain Communications has appointed Rajmeena Aujla as corporate account director.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people, has appointed Macmillan Cancer Support head of public affairs Gus Baldwin to a new, expanded corporate affairs role.
Bellenden has hired Laura Fox, former director of comms for Balfour Beatty's Services division and external affairs secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons, as director of corporate affairs.