When David Cameron commissioned Sir Howard Davies in 2012 he must have thought that 2015 seemed a long way away, and he may have imagined that it would be Ed Miliband making the decision on Heathrow expansion or he would at least have Liberal Democrats in his Government to blame for his hands being tied.
The effort spent entering awards will only pay off if success is used to bring in new business, attract top talent and set agencies apart.
As the ink dries on the certificates of same-sex marriages taking place across every US state, we are now wondering what this could mean for companies across the western world.
The much-hyped, media-saturated Cannes Lions week is over for another year and it is easy to forget that, beyond the glittering yachts and the Yves St Laurent (apparently), the whole point of this 'international festival of creativity' is to be the showcase of the best campaigns from around the world.
I wasn't surprised to read recently that the PR industry is one of the worst industries for supporting flexible working patterns.
Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the really sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. Or there's the third group, who keep making the same mistakes over again. Which are you?
This time last year I was in Cannes. This year I am not. Have I missed anything? I think not - apart from a Rose hangover.
When Apple posted a job listing recently calling for editors for its recently announced news app, it's fair to say it raised a few eyebrows. The internet giant with an app for everything has conceded that humans might have their uses, but why?
To be honest, I have always wondered what all the fuss was about.
Last year was the inaugural Lions Health festival of creativity in healthcare. The very fact that it even happened is a surprising success in itself yet our creative confidence, as an industry, felt shaky.
I first heard the phrase "pattern recognition" at SXSW this year. Jennifer Hyman, co-founder of Rent the Runway, was on a panel about the future of retail, and they were discussing whether the Airbnb concept would have been funded if it had been pitched by a woman.
The Cannes Health Lions featured some amazing and very creative work, but PR firms were conspicuous by their absence from the competition.
For the past few years, I've set aside the first week of March for my annual pilgrimage to Austin, Texas for Mexican food, barbecue and inspiration in the form of SXSW.
I was struck by the words of Sky News' Simon Bucks at PRWeek's crisis communication conference when he said: "A crisis is a drama, and every drama needs heroes and villains."
More and more PR people are getting involved in Cannes but if you're not headed there then you're probably already rolling your eyes and sighing heavily. If you are going, here's what I think's worth sharpening your elbows for at this year's Creativity Festival.
Earlier this week more than 70,000 gamers, journalists and brands took over the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the 21st Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3.
I recently went back to my old school to give a careers talk. So far, so glamorous.
The message of 'continuity' in healthcare proclaimed by the Conservatives does not mean communicators can afford to rest on their laurels.
Every month, PRWeek interrogates a journalist on their likes, dislikes and fears.
PR practitioners face a real risk of burnout, but there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from the pressures of the job.
Your employee brand is one of your key weapons in attracting scarce talent, so make yourself into a compelling proposition.
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.
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.
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.
Sports and nutrition retailer Protein World massively misjudged the message sent out via its 'Beach Body' campaign.
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.
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?