The Government Communication Service has given 11 firms a place on the public relations roster of its new 'communications services' agency framework - with Freuds, Weber Shandwick and Portland among those making the list.
PRWeek is launching a new weekly bulletin focussed on public sector comms, with news, comment, analysis and case studies from the worlds of local & central government, the NHS, public transport, the emergency services and more.
Pro-'leave' supporters feel optimistic about the country - but pessimistic about themselves and their families - while the reverse is true of those who backed 'remain', according to an exclusive poll carried out for PRWeek.
Following the briefest of pleasantries, it did not take long for hostilities to begin between the main political parties, at the first PMQs of the year.
Journalists and members of the PR community have warned there could be dire consequences for the comms industry if the government decides to implement Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.
A spokeswoman for the body regulating Westminster lobbying has told PRWeek that the law underpinning the regime "does not constitute regulation in its fullest sense" and that the registrar wants to "avoid any misconception that it might do so".
The British Army is launching a new recruitment campaign that aims to bring to life the sense of camaraderie experienced by servicemen and women.
The creative agency M&C Saatchi has recruited Ros Trinick, currently of public affairs agency PLMR, to lead comms work for its major Home Office counter extremism brief.
Eleven PR firms have been named as likely incumbents of the Government's new 'communication services' roster, although the list cannot be confirmed until the end of next week at the earliest, for legal reasons.
The BBC must listen more in order to gain the trust of its audience, its director of comms has told PRWeek.
A campaign launched today by Public Health England (PHE) centres around NHS doctor and kids TV star Dr Ranj Singh working with children to encourage adults to stop smoking.
Public Health England is using an animated film to encourage 40 to 60-year-olds to make improving their health a new year's resolution.
Public Health England will put data and digital at the heart of its three-year marketing plan to 2020, set to be unveiled next year.
A Labour MP has tabled 16 questions for various Government ministers on whether they have had any commercial dealings with iNHouse Communications, the agency co-founded by Katie Perrior, the Prime Minister's director of comms.
Consider, if you will, two seemingly unconnected stories with potentially seismic implications for the PR industry.
I was born in Tanzania to a Ugandan father and a Rwandan-Tanzanian mother. I'm always surprised by those that talk about Africa as if it's a country and Africans as if we are all the same.
PRWeek has partnered with insight and strategy consultancy BritainThinks in a unique project to take the temperature of both leave and remain voters in the run-up to triggering Article 50 and beginning the UK's exit from the EU.
If 2016 taught us anything, it's that politics is a contrary beast, so forecasting is an intimidating prospect. Nonetheless, here are three predictions for 2017.
In a 'post-truth' world, the BBC has to better understand and respond to audience needs to retain credibility.
For the sake of the brands you represent, avoid questions and the associated confirmation bias, and start using raw data to find out what people really think.
The client isn't a PR professional's only master, but how do you know what journalists and editors want if you don't get to know them?
Comms can help Whitehall meet the challenge of the Brexit era by improving the Government's ability to listen to its disgruntled citizens.
In 2017 it is estimated that 2.2 billion people will own a smartphone and, as the world becomes more social, user-generated content will continue to drive the pace of crisis communications.
Brexit has overtaken the economy as the Government's top priority and public affairs practitioners must act fast to make their voices heard
It was 80 years ago this month when Elizabeth Cowell spoke the famous words: "This is direct television from the studios at Alexandra Palace" - the first high-definition television service of its kind, from the BBC.
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Madano has appointed Chris Parr, John Prescott's former private secretary and Bell Pottinger veteran, as director of its built environment and professional services business.
Whoever takes the newly advertised role of head of communications at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DEXEU) faces "no small challenge" in an unusual position, public affairs and political PR experts say.
CCgroup handed UK PR brief by Mitek, Threepipe to launch new Dole product range, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry wins Aquila, PRCA members elect new vice chair, and more from PRWeek UK.
Austin Hunter, a highly respected Northern Irish journalist and comms professional who worked for the BBC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland, has died aged 64.
Paul Dacre, Daily Mail editor and chairman of the Editors' Code of Practice, has attacked those who "insidiously conspire to manacle press freedom" ahead of the group's decision to consult on and update the Code.
Golin London appoints new head of digital, Edelman expands its corporate reputation division, Aurora adopts a new management structure, and more from PRWeek UK.
ITV News deputy editor Tim Singleton has been appointed director of communications for the Department for International Development (DfID).