A third of people working in PR have experienced mental illness, according to an exclusive survey carried out for PRWeek by the PRCA.
A third of PR people have experienced mental ill health so what is the industry going to do about it?
More than a third of people working in PR and comms have experienced or been diagnosed with mental ill health and a majority would not feel comfortable talking to their boss about it, according to a survey carried out for PRWeek by the PRCA. Meanwhile, a CIPR State of the Profession report this week found that more than half of senior managers in PR are either "extremely stressed" or "very stressed" in their roles.
Nick Ede, the creative director of EdenCancan, is to launch a new agency called East of Eden, which will concentrate on charity campaigns.
Houston PR has updated its "automatic political jargon removal tool", known as 'Polifiller', ahead of the coming general election.
The Government Communications Service has signed a deal with the PRCA that will see around 3,000 of its personnel join the organisation.
How Britain's banks can fix their reputations in aftermath of HSBC tax scandal: PR experts give their views
The media firestorm over HSBC has highlighted one of the worst excesses in banking since the financial crisis of 2008. The revelations have created a toxic vortex, threatening to suck in all who come to be associated with it, including political parties of all stripes. But the current crisis only serves to cement an already strong feeling among the public that banks cannot be trusted and the road to redemption just got longer for the whole sector. PRWeek spoke to senior figures in financial and corporate comms to get their take on the scale of the damage and whether it can even be repaired.
PLMR has withdrawn its bid to represent the Durand Academy, blaming "mischievous suggestions" about the transparency of the bid process.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced three new "heavyweight" senior external appointments to its comms team, including to the expanded role of head of comms for enforcement and compliance.
Insight Public Affairs has rebranded to become Insight Consulting Group (ICG), in order to better reflect its broader offer.
This week, the starting pistol was fired on the 100-day countdown to the general election on 7 May. The field is clear for an extraordinary pitched battle that is both wide open and likely to see the smaller parties, such as UKIP, the Scottish Nationalist Party and the Green Party, take a greater share of the popular vote than at any time in history. But what are the tools that the parties need to win?
Parliamentarians from the Digital Democracy Commission have adopted suggestions by PRCA members as "key targets" in their final report.
The Green Party has released a campaign poster that mocks the four male party leaders who could take part in the general election debates.
Gail Scott-Spicer, the director of comms for The Scout Association, has been appointed chief executive of the Carers Trust.
Edelman has appointed Ryan Heath, former speechwriter to European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and media adviser to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, to its UK public affairs team as it bolsters the division.
The general election will provide a fitting sequel to the BBC's Wolf Hall, as politicians adopt a strategy of 'bring up the bodies' - the old arguments of past NHS debates.
Tuesday 24 February 2015 should have been a great day for the Greens to set out their vision for a new form of politics that challenges the status quo, but instead the day descended into complete farce.
The CIPR and the minister for disabled people, Mark Harper, have launched a booklet to help comms professionals land their messages more effectively with diverse audiences.
The outcome of the next election is one of the most uncertain in living memory.
If public services are going to survive cuts over the coming years they need to make fundamental changes to how they communicate.
326: The magic number for a majority come May.
The tender process for a new contract to represent the controversial Durand Academy has been slammed by critics as "toxic" and "less than straightforward" following an investigation by PRWeek.
EY, the global professional services organisation, has launched an initiative to tackle gender inequality in the workplace with an ice screen installation at last week's World Economic Forum in Davos.
The annual gathering for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, brings together a heady mix of politicians, corporations, scientists and philanthropists to address the key challenges of the day. Two writers give PRWeek their perspective from inside the conference.
The PRCA has launched recommendations for great comms in 2015, following an in-depth consultation with the PRCA's senior members and PR Council.
There is still no consensus as to precisely how long Alastair Campbell said a scandal can swirl before it consumes its victim.
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Westbourne Communications has hired former Labour Party Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to chair its public affairs practice.
Portland has broadened its offer with the launch of a content production unit and the hire of 'digital diplomat' Scott Nolan Smith from the British embassy in Washington.
Former Karma Communications chairman Charles Watson has been appointed to chair Teneo International, the international division of Teneo Holdings, and is targeting major growth in London as a priority.
London & Partners, the Mayor's official promotional company for London, has appointed Martin Greig as head of media and PR.
After nearly 33 years as CEO of his eponymous firm, David Fenton has sold the agency and appointed a new chief exec, as he shifts to the role of chairman, effective immediately.
Cicero Group has expanded its corporate communications team by hiring Ewan Livingston as its energy sector leader.
Bell Pottinger has appointed Julie Minns, head of public policy and corporate responsibility at mobile operator Three, as a partner in its political team.