A week ago the airline Lufthansa was hobbled by a third consecutive day of strike action by its pilots. Aircraft were grounded, flights cancelled and the travel plans of thousands of air travellers disrupted.
I actually quite enjoy Top Gear. I like the easy camaraderie and mocking that occurs between the three leads as it only can between people who've been actual friends for years.
While sitting on a panel at Advertising Week Europe, ruminating over the nature of 'branded content', it became clear that the lessons for brands and agencies are ones that we in the PR profession have been learning for years.
Ilona Hitel, the founder of The CommsCo, on two key reasons for her success.
The discount airliner's CEO also spoke at a press conference on Tuesday. Airbus and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations both released statements on the incident.
With the general election drawing ever closer, politicians are bombarding the public with speeches on TV, radio, in town halls, on buses and - in the case of Nigel Farage - even in pubs. They are all searching for the killer sound bite that will deliver them victory like Bill Clinton's devastating "it's the economy, stupid" used in the 1992 US presidential campaign. Here are five rhetorical devices politicians will attempt to combine for the sound bite that could win them the election.
It has been a fortnight of contrasting fortunes for the UK's two biggest 'sin' industries.
Boards with a high proportion of women outperform all-male boards, yet attitudes are still lagging behind in business.
Once the comms channels get clogged, your days are numbered.
In the last Budget of the Parliament, George Osborne claimed not to be making any pre-election giveaways, but he certainly made a few sweeteners and reminded people about the giveaways he has already made.
Budgets come and Budgets go - but this one is significantly different. It is a moment of definition for Chancellor George Osborne, its architect. And his sixth Budget also defines the future of David Cameron's premiership.
It is unlikely that fashion designer Domenico Dolce could ever have predicted the fallout from comments he made to Italian magazine Panorama, about same-sex families and babies conceived through IVF being "synthetic".
TTIP is not your typical free trade agreement. To be more precise, as one of the primary goals of the agreement is to address a range of regulatory issues between the two blocs, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being discussed by the US and the European Union is not an entirely traditional free trade agreement.
Oreo's success in hijacking Super Bowl XLVII with a timely tweet beautifully illustrated the power of context and sparked a growing trend for brands to attach more importance to contextual thinking and 'deviate from the script' where appropriate.
Welcome to the first women issue of PRWeek, a celebration of the astonishing breadth of female talent in the industry, to mark International Women's Day. Our industry is 60 per cent female, but PRWeek has historically struggled to reflect this in its balance of contributors, despite its best efforts.
Top marks go to environmental campaign group Greenpeace for bringing the parent group of Santander to the negotiating table with a hard-hitting campaign against rainforest destruction in Indonesia.
The news that Jeremy Clarkson has finally managed to get himself suspended by the BBC might not come as a major shock to many.
Today, the news is a conveyor belt. It puts massive demands on editors, journalists and programme planners.
International Women's Day (IWD) - an outdated sexist concept, a good hook or an essential day to put women's rights and inspiring females on the agenda?
Children's charity Barnardo's came under fire after The Sun accused it of paying reality TV star 'Binky' Felstead £20,000 for promoting the charity on Instagram.
A reputation train crash is just a tweet away, but preparedness is key to a quick recovery.
People who enter every competition going are not likely to engage with your brand, says Jennifer Teale, PR manager, retail, leisure & lifestyle at Rumpus PR
Clients and agencies must see social comms as more than an invasive add-on, says Ben Caspersz, MD and founder, Claremont Communications.
We find ourselves telling the client what they want to hear, not what they need to hear, says Andy Shaw, account director at Kindred.
In an interview on American talk show Tavis Smiley, actor Benedict Cumberbatch caused controversy when he raised the issue of diversity within acting.
It was a story to rival the best Hollywood sci-fi, but this real-life space mission became a global media phenomenon.
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.
Those inclusive, liberal, lefty types at the Green Party never seem to put a foot wrong when appealing to their core constituency of sandal-wearing, muesli-knitting tree lovers. Do they?
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.
In an ill-advised attempt at humour, the party released UKIP Calypso, a song performed by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read.