Labour's plan to end long-term unpaid internships if it wins the election has been welcomed by the PRCA.
Only seven out of 19 European countries have measures in place to regulate lobbying, according to a comprehensive report by Transparency International (TI).
Labour's general election manifesto, published yesterday, reiterated the party's commitment to repeal the Lobbying Act and "replace it with a tougher statutory register of lobbyists".
Camelot, the operator of The National Lottery, is to hold a competitive pitch for its public affairs representation.
Clinton launched her 2016 campaign on Sunday with a video and a tweet.
The number of organisations to join the lobbying register since it launched a fortnight ago has reached 46, with recent additions including Burson-Marsteller, Westbourne and Bellenden.
Labour leader Ed Miliband's plan to scrap the non-domicile tax status has received widespread support on social media, generating 20,000 conversations with the hashtag #nondom used 4,000 times.
The country acknowledged it has "suffered serious blows to its tourist industry and global reputation over the past 18 months."
It is already received wisdom that the general election result is too close to call, with a host of smaller parties entering the fray and creating havoc for the calculations of the main contenders. But in the end, only David Cameron or Ed Miliband can realistically become Prime Minister and, while the UK electorate votes for parties rather than prime ministers, some argue that personalities will have the largest effect on which party the electorate votes for. On the eve of the hotly anticipated seven-way debate between the party leaders, PRWeek looks at a month in the comms strategies of Cameron and Miliband, how they resonate with voters and, crucially, what they should do next.
Hayley Smith, MD of Boxed Out PR, has launched FlowAid, a campaign to make sanitary products free for all homeless women in the UK.
Bell Pottinger, FleishmanHillard and Good Relations are the latest agencies to commit to paying interns the national minimum wage, by signing up to the PRCA and PRWeek intern campaign.
House Lannister has appointed Reyne Communications following a five-way pitched-battle.
Portland has appointed Anthony Simon, who heads up digital comms at the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office, to join the agency's international team.
The 2015 Political Twitter Awards have named SNP MP Pete Wishart 'Parliamentary Tweeter of the Year', beating Respect MP George Galloway who came second and Green MP Caroline Lucas, who came third.
Just over a year after the Lobbying Act became law, the statutory register of consultant lobbyists was launched this morning at 9am.
Labour has a 35 per cent share of the voice on social media across all key election topics, according to a study by social analytics firm Crimson Hexagon.
The Policy Institute at King's College London has appointed Paul Adamson as a visiting professor.
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.
Gosh, what a load of hand-wringing fuss about Robert Phillips' book Trust Me, PR is Dead.
Trust is earned when reputation becomes central to every business decision, but it is a job that requires constant refinement and evolution.
A sure fire way to a strong public profile is being recognised as influential. I've been thinking a lot about the nature of influence lately, mostly through my involvement in putting together a list of the 50 most influential people when it comes to higher education policy.
Like many Western elections, campaign conversation in Nigeria has moved to Twitter - but with some very big differences.
With the general election drawing ever closer, politicians are bombarding the public with speeches on TV, radio, in town halls, on buses and - in the case of Nigel Farage - even in pubs. They are all searching for the killer sound bite that will deliver them victory like Bill Clinton's devastating "it's the economy, stupid" used in the 1992 US presidential campaign. Here are five rhetorical devices politicians will attempt to combine for the sound bite that could win them the election.
It has been a fortnight of contrasting fortunes for the UK's two biggest 'sin' industries.
Budgets come and Budgets go - but this one is significantly different. It is a moment of definition for Chancellor George Osborne, its architect. And his sixth Budget also defines the future of David Cameron's premiership.
TTIP is not your typical free trade agreement. To be more precise, as one of the primary goals of the agreement is to address a range of regulatory issues between the two blocs, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being discussed by the US and the European Union is not an entirely traditional free trade agreement.
Claire Murphy catches up with PRWeek's Mentoring Project to see how it has helped both the mentors and mentees' careers.
In 1997 Jacqui Smith entered Parliament as one of 'Blair's babes' on the back of an all-women shortlist. By 2007 she had become the first female Home Secretary and for two years was the most powerful woman in British politics. But she lost her Redditch seat in the wake of the MPs' expenses scandal. Now she is back as chair of Westbourne Communications' public affairs practice. She discusses politics, PR and passion with Anna Reynolds.
Although the Equal Pay Act was first introduced in 1970, women's salaries in PR still lag well behind that of their male counterparts, particularly at senior level and for those aged over 40.
The challenge is on to stick to the manifesto script and for campaigners to watch what they eat - and tweet.
Boardroom quotas imposed by the Government could give women a chance to change the industry for the better.
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Cohn & Wolfe (C&W) has announced a reshuffle to its senior corporate team, with UK corporate MD Andrew Escott appointed to head the agency's global corporate practice.
Andrew McConnell has left his role as director of communications and public affairs at regional airline group Flybe, a year after he was hired from easyJet to turn the company around.
Bellenden has hired William Hague's former special adviser Chris White to join the senior management team at its public affairs arm.
Westbourne Communications has boosted its European operations by hiring two European Union experts and opening an office in Brussels.
Mobile phone group Three has made major changes to its PR structure, with the corporate comms team now reporting to director of legal for marketing, consumer and sales following the departure of director of corporate affairs Hugh Davies and head of corporate comms Guy Middleton.
He will be replaced by Deirdre Latour, senior director of external communications.