Lobbyists will be asked to voluntarily disclose information on meetings they have with ministers or civil servants as part of the new lobbying register, according to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), which has backed the proposal.
Edelman's strategy for helping a client overcome objections in order to get an oil pipeline built in Canada has been laid bare by Greenpeace, which has leaked several documents.
Rhodri Williams has been named VP of communications and public affairs for EMEA at AIG.
Portland has appointed Jonathan McClory as director of its new place branding practice, which aims to help countries and governments to build a stronger global brand.
The cancer charity Marie Curie Cancer Care has appointed Jude Bridge as its new executive director in charge of comms and public affairs.
Greenpeace activists took their battle against Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic to a new level this morning with a daring counter-advertising campaign as bemused commuters looked on.
Infrastructure and property planning and public affairs consultancy and top 50 UK agency PPS Group is selling to David Wright's Porta Communications for £6.2m in a mixture of cash and Porta shares.
The High Court in Dublin heard how Van Morrison has written a letter to the regional president of FleishmanHillard and paid him undisclosed damages and legal costs after both sides in the dispute reached an agreement, the Press Association reported.
Political Lobbying and Media Relations (PLMR) has secured two more accounts, representing the campaign to reduce air passenger duty and working for Sky Business to promote its TV and wi-fi packages in care homes and serviced apartments.
London-based Durand Academy is inviting agencies to tender for its public affairs and communications contract, although they may have to compete with a not-for-profit bid from incumbent PLMR, whose chief executive is on the board of its governing body.
The combined firm, called Remarkable Pendragon, will have a total of 80 staff with expertise across the property, waste management, utility, infrastructure and energy sectors.
Maitland, Cake and Havas PR parent company Havas has reported overall organic growth of 6 per cent in its third quarter results.
Tom Leigh has been named as chief financial officer at Bell Pottinger after leaving rival FTI Consulting this summer.
FleishmanHillard's UK managing director Richard Kanareck has resigned and will leave the world's third-biggest PR network at the end of the year. He is understood not to have another role lined up.
Aileen Thompson, the former corporate comms director at Vodafone UK, is joining the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) as director of comms.
BBC political and business news correspondent Mike Sergeant is joining corporate and financial PR firm Headland as a client-facing director next Monday (10 November).
The holding company behind Burson-Marsteller and Hill+Knowlton Strategies has reported disappointing third quarter revenue growth at its PR and public affairs division.
As luxury brands reach new markets globally, they must not lose sight of the unique comms hurdles ahead.
In an ill-advised attempt at humour, the party released UKIP Calypso, a song performed by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read.
Perhaps the biggest frustration for any PR professional is the lack of credit that they receive for their work, their advice, even their entire careers.
The Tata corporate brand is key to holding together its myriad companies, says its executive director David Landsman.
Too often MPs are held accountable to party whips rather than to the electorate whose needs they should be serving.
Whatever else you say about power generator SSE, it is a determined optimist. Its glass is resolutely 27 per cent full. But this over-the-top, logic-defying optimism has left the firm open to accusations of cynicism and greenwash.
Public affairs practitioners can uphold the highest professional standards by adhering to the CIPR Code of Conduct.
Islamic State is controlling both traditional and social media as it tightens its grip on parts of Syria and Iraq, finds John Owens in Beirut.
There are numerous tools available for monitoring your social media campaigns and the opportunities for engagement seem limitless, but this can brings pitfalls.
The profile of the Greek government's long-running appeal for the return of its national treasure from Britain received a boost when yesterday's papers prominently featured the arrival of its legal adviser Amal Clooney in Athens.
It is always interesting to gauge PR people's responses when I tell them that 60 per cent, or around £1.2m, of JTA's business comes from Russia and Russian speaking countries.
Danny Rogers finds the Tory peer and founder of Bell Pottinger in reflective mood as he discusses his newly-published memoir 'Right or Wrong'.
Devolving political power to cities would be a huge boost for the public affairs industry as well as being good for England.
The news this week that a lobbying agency plans to hire a sitting MP as a non-executive director sits very uneasily with the vast majority of us who work in agency lobbying.
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Energy company Centrica has appointed Richard Stephenson, formerly director of corporate affairs at AXA UK & Ireland, to the role of interim strategic comms adviser.
BEIJING / HONG KONG - Walter Jennings, managing partner of Kreab Gavin Anderson Greater China for the past three years, is now a senior advisor, as the firm makes a number of executive changes including promoting Jonathan Kushner to head of Asia.
Rafi Mendelsohn has joined supermarket shopping and comparison website mySupermarket from Ketchum Communications as head of PR and marketing.
Recent departures from the regional comms team at new-generation taxi service Uber include EMEA head of comms Rachel Channing and EU head of policy Dominick Moxon-Tritsch, PRWeek understands.
Mark Cater, the former senior Cohn & Wolfe director, is joining consumer PR agency Citizen as EMEA MD with temporary responsibility for its in-flux UK operations.
Helen Nassey has been hired by ISBA, the representative body for British advertisers, to lead comms for the organisation.