You might think that the biggest crisis many CEOs predict for their business in the coming year is a cyber-attack or the impending threat of regulatory scrutiny, but you would be wrong: according to Burson-Marsteller's annual 'Crisis Survey', published today, the biggest threat for companies is the entrance of a disruptive competitor such as Uber, Airbnb or Deliveroo into their marketplace.
Ketchum London has promoted Jo-ann Robertson to the position of deputy CEO, London, while Deirdre Murphy has been made chief operating officer, London, effective immediately.
In brief: Instinctif takes on Edelman's Bhattacharya, Whitfield joins H+K crisis team, MHP works for FTSE-listed manufacturer, news from Huntsworth
Instinctif takes on Edelman's Bhattacharya, Simone Whitfield leaves Blue Rubicon for H+K crisis team, Huntsworth non-exec steps down, MHP works for FTSE stone manufacturer Marshalls and more from PRWeek UK.
Grayling has been selected by the Government of Turkey to oversee international comms for next year's World Energy Congress in Istanbul.
The CIPR is in the process of forming an independent panel to review complaints it has received since it closed voting for a new president following the withdrawal of one of the two candidates last week.
The Conservative Party's 2015 conference will focus on traditional Tory messages of security, opportunity and stability, PRWeek has learned.
The Volkswagen Group scandal, which began when the company admitted fitting 11 million cars worldwide with a so-called 'defeat device' to fool emissions tests, threatens to overwhelm its numerous brands but is there also a danger that the issue could spill over into a sector-wide reputational crisis for the motor industry as a whole?
Taxi company Uber has launched an online petition and Twitter campaign in response to new proposals by Transport for London, to bring in tougher rules for taxi firms in a bid to curb traffic congestion in the capital.
Greenpeace claimed victory over Shell this morning after the company announced it would end all Arctic exploration "for the foreseeable future".
In brief: 3x1 makes acquisitions and London move, The Romans gets whisky business, Overture and Cratus make hires
3x1 makes acquisitions and London move, The Macallan appoints The Romans for global brief, Overture bulks up professional services offering and more from PRWeek UK.
The Labour Party has clarified that Kevin Slocombe holds the job title of interim spokesman to the leader, but says there is no set time frame for a full-time appointment.
A damning report by the charity Transparency International UK has condemned the Government's lobbying register as unfit for purpose.
The president and chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America last night admitted the firm had "screwed up" and been dishonest in circumventing emissions testings on its vehicles.
The Ministry of Defence has opted not to issue any official response to a story in The Sunday Times in which an unnamed senior serving general appeared to suggest an armed forces revolt if new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were to become Prime Minister.
David Cameron is likely to 'ride out' new allegations about his activities as a young man, including the shocking claim that he once "put a private part of his anatomy" in a dead pig's mouth.
In Brief: Way to Blue gets MetrixLab's Everard, Lexington takes on former Theresa May spad, CIM appoints Kindred and ICG, Touch PR grabs British gin brand brief
Way to Blue gets Everard for insight, Lexington takes on former Theresa May spad, Touch PR wins British gin brand Warner Edwards and marketing body CIM appoints Kindred and ICG.
Unions have come together to create a social media campaign, also using Buzzfeed content, protesting against proposals they say would force their members to warn the police of some social media activity.
The Conservatives leave Manchester in a buoyant mood after their first conference in 18 years as the sole party of Government, writes Stephen Day of Burson-Marsteller
Day three at Conservative Party Conference and I'm reminded of my first ever crush, writes Naomi Harris of Bellenden.
I first attended the Conservative Party Conference in 1989 and, even in the twilight years of Mrs Thatcher's tenure, I'm not sure I've ever seen anything quite like what I saw waiting at the gates of the secure zone in Manchester this year, writes Mark Gallagher of Pagefield.
Accept Jeremy Corbyn doesn't want to be Prime Minister and you could be on to a winner representing the Leader of the Opposition.
In the Blair years, the unions weren't comfortable with either the message or the messenger, writes Mary Maguire, former head of press and broadcasting for Unison.
Labour Party conference, like the Party itself, has changed, and yet it has also stayed the same and this is both a cause of worry and of optimism, writes Sadiq Khan's communications director Polly Billington.
There was an eerie lull around the Labour Party Conference on Monday morning - there's no security to really speak of and not much of a queue to get in, writes Michelle Di Leo of FleishmanHillard.
As a fallen Catholic, and more than once a resident of Philadelphia, I anticipated yesterday that the pull of curiosity would lead me to keep an eye on the final day of Pope Francis' historic - and provocative - inaugural trip to the US.
In Flack this week: a satirical take on Corbyn's comms; Gordon Brown's PR man Damian McBride talks #piggate; and where is our free stuff?
Shell has faced reputational problems for years, largely caused by environmental campaigners and the oil giant's reluctance to engage in public debate. Its vice-president for media relations tells Alex Benady why drilling in the Arctic is not as destructive as it sounds and how the company is embracing engagement to convince the world that hydrocarbons are the future.
He may be a republican crypto-Marxist who wants to nationalise the economy and replace Nato with Hezbollah, but each and every one of us in the PR industry owes a huge debt of gratitude to Labour's newly elected leader, Jeremy Corbyn, writes PRWeek's features editor Alex Benady.
Jeremy Corbyn's dramatic leadership win is a turning point in Labour's history and it is also a turning point for those who wish to engage him. Most communicators and those wishing to engage on policy will never have seen anything like it before, writes Nick Williams, a former Labour Party adviser.
The traditional media is bent on proving it is out of step with its visceral coverage of Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to become the next Labour leader, writes Andy Shaw of Kindred
The BBC should be putting its best foot forward as it fights for its future, but the announcement yesterday from its director-general was far from a knock-out, writes Edelman UK chief and former BBC comms chief Ed Williams.
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Luke Herbert has left his role as head of UK government affairs at Jaguar Land Rover after seven years, joining Madano as a director in the agency's energy practice.
Cicero Group has promoted Iain Anderson, the group's co-founder and current chief corporate counsel, to executive chairman.
Guirguis will report to global CEO Guillaume Herbette, who joined the firm last month after working at FleishmanHillard.
In brief: TTM wins Texas Tourism account, Forster gets Maitland partner, Another Asia change at Fleishman, H+K, Sutton, Calacus
TTM wins broader role for Texas Tourism, Forster Communications gets Maitland's Barrow, another change in Asia for FleishmanHillard, H+K gets de Buck in Brussels, Llorente & Cuenca takes majority status in Cink and more from PRWeek UK.
Financial and corporate comms agency Headland has appointed Tesco head of international government affairs Simon Burton as a partner, to focus on its corporate reputation and public affairs offering.
In brief: Shine works for Citizen Watch, Brewers of Europe's senior hires, EIGHT launchs, Karol, FleishmanHillard, MHP
Shine clocks on to Citizen Watch account, Brewers' association gets new comms and public affairs heads, EIGHT launched by Davies Tanner's Turner, Karol retained for chemists' PR, new US heads at FleishmanHillard and more from PRWeek UK.