Two of Scotland's biggest PR firms have merged to create one of Scotland's biggest PR and public affairs agencies, Pagoda Porter Novelli.
Journalists who have had bribery cases against them dropped have spoken out against the Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service.
As the President of the United States, you probably have to bite your lip to prevent yourself from speaking your mind a hundred times a day.
Six more industry professionals are running as parliamentary candidates in the general election, PRWeek has learned.
On Thursday, two courts ruled that Whitehall cannot use exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act to protect ministerial diaries from public scrutiny.
Labour leader Ed Miliband received a surprising boost in popularity this week after the #Milifandom hashtag took off on Twitter. But will this digital support translate into votes come 7 May?
Notwithstanding a sudden surge in the fortunes of one of the major parties, the general election is likely to result in either a slim Parliamentary majority of the kind not seen since Sir John Major's ill-fated 1992-1997 administration nearly 20 years ago, or a minority government. This in turn presages a radical change in the tactics employed by public affairs agencies to influence the Government's legislative programme. PRWeek speaks to three public affairs professionals to get their insight on the opportunities and challenges presented by the composition of the next government.
Conservative Party co-chairman Grant Shapps has dismissed reports that he masterminded edits to Wikipedia to improve his public image and smear party rivals.
Bell Pottinger has launched a social media dashboard, which aims to offer daily insight into the general election campaign.
Politicians should rethink outdated campaigning techniques such as billboard advertising, according to a new 'Election Engagement Index' from Weber Shandwick and Research Now.
The Conservative Party's 'Big Society' mantra came out on top after Houston PR ran all available party manifestos through its 'automated political cliché removal tool'.
Research by Golin, in association with the polling organisation Toluna, found that a third of the British electorate trust candidates less when they lapse into buzzwords and "politician-speak".
Labour's plan to end long-term unpaid internships if it wins the election has been welcomed by the PRCA.
Staff from Bell Pottinger, Hanover and FleishmanHillard are among those from public affairs agencies standing as parliamentary candidates at the general election, PRWeek has learned.
In the run up to the election, The Equality Movement launched a digital campaign asking political parties to address gender equality as a mainstream economic issue, and here is why: fewer women will vote in this general election than men.
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A few weeks ago, I was with the head of a medium-sized firm when he was asked to sign a letter to a national newspaper in support of a political party.
Prostate Cancer UK teamed up with fellow charities Tenovus and the Movember Foundation for its innovative ManVan campaign.
The 'lucky' winner of the post of next Health Secretary will take over a service facing unprecedented but not unpredictable demand for NHS care from a population living longer (often with increasingly complex health and care needs), and with little spare cash to pay for it.
Changing minds requires a jolt as well as a nudge.
When I read the PR Week/PRCA survey on Mental Wellbeing, I did so with a sense of relief.
The charity chief says her background in comms means it is high on her agenda in helping Macmillan stand out.
The historian Simon Schama said in The Guardian recently that we have become the "look down" generation.
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.
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Bellenden has hired William Hague's former special adviser Chris White to join the senior management team at its public affairs arm.
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.
UKIP has appointed former BBC producer Sarah White as a press officer ahead of the general election in May.
Change.org, the petition website, has hired Tom Bage from corporate comms agency Pagefield as UK director of comms.
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.
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.