UK universities have this week found out how they have fared in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), a long process that has had a profound influence over every aspect of higher education for the past few years.
Few companies better epitomise the potential for digital disruption than Airbnb.
Nice guys never win, so they say. Always beaten to the girl or to the top job, they are invariably left consoling themselves that at least they "did the right thing".
Burberry, ITV, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's: what do they have in common?
The bungled media briefing that wiped billions of pounds off the share prices of leading insurance companies has lifted the lid on the murky world of media relations.
YouTube compiled the top 10 most talked about videos this year.
The outlook is mixed as cuts start to bite, but the public sector is hiring again as bodies accept the key role strategic comms plays.
A radical new blueprint for the NHS has been received positively but the rate of change depends on the outcome of 2015's election.
As the general election nears, voters disillusioned with politicians and the parties they represent face the same messy compromise.
A brand's presence online has a real and lasting impact on its reputation, so the need for agencies to provide digital expertise must grow during 2015.
The launch of the PRWeek Power Book 2015 is the perfect time to review your leadership style.
Planning is key and content is king as boardrooms prepare to combat unpredictability in the markets and political arena in 2015.
Changes to defamation laws this year mean pre-empting reputational damage is more crucial than ever, says Nigel Tait, managing partner at Carter Ruck.
The morning after the PRCA national awards, Stephen Waddington and I spoke together at an event hosted by The Crowd And I. Entitled #Future PR, it discussed the industry's response to criticism of our trade. We were asked for our thoughts on The Independent's Ian Burrell's sweeping assertion that the past 12 months had been "a PR disaster for PR". Not surprisingly, we both rejected that view, and with some enthusiasm.
As my year as president of the CIPR draws to a close, it's time to reflect on a busy year, and to look forward to continuing our march towards professionalism in 2015.
Overconfidence that we know more than we actually do means we rarely take adequate precautions to deal with life's perils.
The co-author of PR Today and Richmond University's professor of PR gives it to you straight.
A big part of the PR mix is to win mindshare with leading industry analysts.
It is difficult to know the exact moment to pull the plug and accept that one is in a battle one cannot win, but the comms team at Sheffield United can reasonably be accused of a defensive error with its handling of the Ched Evans debacle.
It was a story to rival the best Hollywood sci-fi, but this real-life space mission became a global media phenomenon.
Two strategists discuss the implications of George Osborne's Autumn Statement from a comms perspective.
Why use complex phrases to describe simple actions? It doesn't make sense, says Lucy Willatt, account director, corporate and professional services, The PR Office.
Creative and strategy sessions often founder on a lack of planning and poor team briefings, says Dissident founder James Thellusson.
PR teams do their best work when they have buy-in from senior management, says Muckle Media director Nathalie Agnew.
The PR and marketing team at Airbnb was quick to spot an opportunity after a Texan tourist, David Willis, became locked inside a branch of bookstore chain Waterstones near Trafalgar Square.
Walmart got a big tick when it made corrections in red pen to a negative New York Times article and posted the notes on its blog
Good on Home Secretary Theresa May for giving the Police Federation a kicking.
In an ill-advised attempt at humour, the party released UKIP Calypso, a song performed by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read.
Sainsbury's, like every other supermarket in the high street, is engaged in a fierce battle to the death with its rivals.
Kent police and crime commissioner Ann Barnes' documentary was a PR disaster.