Europe's refugee crisis has taken centre stage - three PRs give their views on how it happened, and what it means for the debate as a whole, and for charities and businesses wanting to speak out.
In brief: Wrapped launches, Cubitt works with .tickets, PRCA Conference coming soon, JPES Partners, Bubble & Squeak, Claremont, Cartwright
Wrapped launches with Clark leading PR, Cubitt booked by .tickets domain operator, PRCA Conference keynote announced, Asset manager AllianceBernstein appoints JPES Partners, Claremont wins forestry brief and more from PRWeek UK.
Nearly two in three consumers say they feel businesses should work more with charities to tackle social and environmental issues, and just under half say they would be more likely to buy products from a firm that endorses a charity.
A number of charities have defended their fundraising and privacy practices despite an investigation uncovering possible unlawful and unethical behaviour.
Oxfam has appointed former Good Morning Britain news correspondent Cordelia Kretzschmar as head of public relations.
In brief: Globalisation boost for Bluefocus, charity sector PR firms ally, Movember partners with Premiership Rugby, Reputation Institute
Globalisation brings 30 per cent growth for Bluefocus; charity sector PR firms Slack and Third Sector ally; Movember partners with Premiership Rugby for men's health awareness and more from PRWeek UK.
PRWeek has learned that beleaguered Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has been receiving media advice from 6 Hillgrove to help rescue her reputation following the collapse of the charity earlier this month.
'Don't compare our rivalry to war': McDonald's rejects Burger King's McWhopper for peace day PR stunt
McDonald's has rejected rival fast food chain Burger King's proposal that the two set aside their differences on next month's International Day of Peace by creating a 'McWhopper' mash-up of each brand's signature dish.
Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing hires Frank PR for candy brand; Crest Nicholson hires Red; Nick Darken moves into Albion Drive creative directorship; Gretchen Huestis moves from London to launch Ketchum Change in Asia; and more from PRWeek UK.
There is still time to take part in an industry-wide gender pay gap survey, organised by the PRCA, Women in PR and PRWeek.
The 'sweaty-gate' affair together with the Department for Work and Pensions' fictional case studies might suggest such fakery is alive and well in PR and comms land, much to the chagrin of the industry. But journalists are also complicit in this game, leaving readers to guess whether the subjects of so-called 'real life' stories are just playing a part. How widespread is the practice and can it ever be justified, asks Ian Griggs.
Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has retained its place as the UK's top charity brand with nine in ten members of the public recognising it, according to Third Sector magazine's Charity Brand Index.
The Earned Agency has been appointed by Human Race to handle the PR for the Cancer Research Winter Run Series of fundraising events for 2016.
The recent negative press directed at charities proves the sector should not think itself immune to criticism and protect itself accordingly, writes Deborah Watson of Lexia.
The demise of GoGen last weekend was an object lesson in the dangers of not refining your crisis comms response.
The PR world has always had a large number of gay practitioners but support networks for this community remain notably absent.
The Charity Commission and the Electoral Commission are both under fire from the PRCA for giving charities conflicting advice on how to navigate the finer points of the Lobbying Act.
The success of the England team at the recent FIFA Women's World Cup has only further increased my ire because it highlights the great brand hypocrisy of our time: why aren't brands investing in women's sport?
I am not surprised at Tessa Jowell's appointment as Chime Specialist Group chair - social purpose has been one of the PR industry's worst kept secrets over the past few years, with the discovery that values are an incredibly important part of reputation and building relationships with consumers and stakeholders.
We have recently ceased working on a project. I'd like to say it was a mutual agreement brought about by creative differences, but that would be like saying we won't work for a tobacco company because we think cigarettes might be a bit unhealthy.
From a quick scan of my Twitter feed yesterday morning, it would appear that most people's feelings towards yesterday's Tube strike ranged from mild annoyance to seething anger. How dare those greedy so-and-so's on £50k, working 36 hours a week, with 42 days holiday, ask for more money, went the general rhetoric.
Without much fanfare, a new Defamation Act last year introduced what could be a significant obstacle for any business wishing to rely on its legal rights to defend and protect its reputation.
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.
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In brief: Hozelock appoints The Ideas Network, The Cult PR gets street food deal, Bottle hires editor
Hozelock brings in The Ideas Network on year-long contract; Street food firm Magicgoal hires The Cult PR; Bottle appoints Liz Beswick as editor and more from PRWeek UK.
Grayling has made the internal appointments of Craig Ling and Hayley Longdin as joint heads of Grayling Midlands, with immediate effect.
Entertainment PR company Outside Organisation has made senior promotions across the business, with Chris Goodman becoming director of media and events and Nick Caley becoming head of corporate comms.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has appointed Antonia Bance as its new comms chief following last month's retirement of Nigel Stanley, who had held the role for 18 years.
Cohn & Wolfe (C&W) has appointed Weber Shandwick's Kate Joynes-Burgess as its new head of digital and integrated marketing for the UK and EMEA.
Former Wonga public affairs chief Delroy Corinaldi has been appointed as strategy director for David Lammy's campaign to be elected London Mayor, PRWeek has learned.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people, has appointed Macmillan Cancer Support head of public affairs Gus Baldwin to a new, expanded corporate affairs role.
Christie's, the fine arts auction house, has appointed Catherine Manson as global head of communications.