Weber Shandwick and outdoor media partner Clear Channel have launched a campaign with ActionAidUK to draw attention to the risks and dangers surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM).
Portland has appointed the director of comms for the UK's Department for International Development as a partner, as well as another new hire to boost the agency's new Brexit Unit.
In her inaugural PMQs appearance, Prime Minister Theresa May gave what some commentators described as an "assured" and "competent" performance while Jeremy Corbyn failed to land any serious blows.
The Times has run a front page story examining Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith's previous career as a lobbyist for Pfizer.
Almost half of PR professionals believe client budgets will be reduced in the next 12 months following the EU referendum result, according to an exclusive PRWeek/PRCA survey.
Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street comms and special adviser team began to take shape last night with several key appointments, including head of comms Katie Perrior and PRWeek UK Power Book entrant John Godfrey.
Phil Reilly, Nick Clegg's former head of government comms and his chief speechwriter during the coalition government, has been appointed director of comms for the Lib Dems.
"I will miss the roar of the crowd and I will miss the barbs from the opposition... but I will be willing all of you on," David Cameron told the House of Commons at the end of his 147th - and final - appearance at Prime Minister's Questions.
The Government has overhauled its procurement arrangements for comms and campaigns in a move that could see it working with smaller agencies, and those that have never done public sector work in the past.
A former senior Cabinet Office employee asked government PR professionals for help in lending their "golden pen" in crafting the intelligence dossier justifying the need to invade Iraq - but the Government underestimated the need for "sustained communication of key strategic messages" prior to the war.
1,400 volunteers dressed in World War One uniforms, co-ordinated by a group of 27 organisations, created a moving, eerie memorial on Friday (1 July) to mark a century since the bloodiest day in British military history.
Paul Stephenson, latterly the PR head of Vote Leave, has joined the team steering Michael Gove's campaign to become Prime Minister.
Three of the agencies involved in the Stronger In campaign for the EU referendum have shared some ad executions that never saw the light of day. Could they have swung the vote?
A typically full-bodied and "rude" speech by Nigel Farage to the European Parliament is more likely to harm the UK's cause in negotiations of its exit from the European Union, senior PR figures have told PRWeek.
I used to be the kind of journalist who grumbled about PRs. Particularly ones who sent irrelevant press releases, rang up 20 times a day (to see if I'd got their irrelevant press releases) and began emails with phrases like "hope you're enjoying the sunshine".
Throughout the build-up to the referendum, 'take back control' was a beguiling refrain from those who suggested that we were, or soon would be, 'out of control' if we voted to 'remain'.
Boris Johnson and media training don't seem like the most obvious words you'd find in the same sentence.
There was talk of 'cause fatigue' at Cannes this year, but that doesn't mean the industry should move on - it's simply that purpose has evolved.
It is only three weeks after the EU referendum, but more has happened politically than we might see in three normal years.
The new system of Individual Electoral Registration needs to be simplified and clarified before any impending general election.
So, now the Westminster combat is done, Generals Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom move to a new battlefield - the heartlands of the Tory membership.
"You can't win an argument." The famous line from Dale Carnegie's seminal How to Win Friends and Influence People seems particularly apt in light of the Chilcot report.
Conservative MPs have begun the process of electing a new leader. Based on my experience of leadership contests - including one as campaign manager - I think there are some smart steps to take and pitfalls to avoid.
The rejected Stronger In posters were dreadful - but honesty is the best policy in EU vote post-mortem
Were you pro-'remain'? I was. Now, we've all got to be straight with ourselves: we failed massively. Monumentally.
I'm not sure if anyone has ever said this before, but a week is a long time in politics isn't it?
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Robert Hoopes will succeed him as GM of the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
The UK Government has expanded its comms team in Scotland with two senior hires in its news and media teams.
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London-headquartered agency Portland has announced 10 new appointments to its advisory council, including Facebook's EMEA international affairs specialist, former ministers in the Polish and Indian governments and the founder of UK parenting website Mumsnet.
The Cabinet Office's Alexa Chaffer has joined HealthUnlocked, a social network enabling peer-to-peer discussion of healthcare issues, as head of comms.
A public affairs account manager at Four Communications has won a place in City Hall as a Member of the London Assembly (MLA) in Thursday's London elections.