Surname & Surname has been appointed by Dogs Trust to help raise awareness of the dog welfare charity.
UN Women saw an 82% increase in Twitter followers, a 305% uptick in Facebook likes, and 3,500% jump in Instagram followers in the 24 hours following actress Emma Watson's speech in support of the HeForShe campaign.
Rain Communications has been appointed by the British Red Cross to work on a new campaign to drive donations across the charity's UK shops.
Threepipe has been appointed by Parkrun, a not-for-profit body that organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs, to develop and articulate the brand and engage with potential new partners.
Careers website Plotr has brought in Claremont Social Communications to encourage more teachers to use its free psychometric careers game for 11- to 14-year-olds.
Some of Britain's best known brands have pledged support for Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign, aiming to fight homophobia in football.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation has rejected donations totalling around $6,000 offered by users of one of the internet forums where links to stolen naked images of Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were posted.
Comms agency Colab has hired charity specialist Claire Platt as head of engagement as the agency seeks to develop a "co-creation" model of comms.
The Samaritans has split its top comms role and hired Sophie Borromeo as the charity prepares to develop a new six-year strategy.
Rob Brown, managing partner of Rule 5, is set to become CIPR president-elect 2015 after being the only candidate in the running for the role when nominations closed on Monday this week.
Dance charity Akademi has called in comms support as it seeks to promote South Asian dance to a larger audience in the UK.
In the wake of claims by a group of academics that celebrity endorsement often fails to benefit the charities involved, PRWeek decided to put the issue to a panel of industry experts.
The ownership of Global Tolerance, an agency which has worked with the likes of the Dalai Lama and Unesco, has been split between two up-and-coming marcoms figures following a global hunt to find a successor to founder Simon Cohen.
What has always fascinated me about the comms business is that this is an industry built on intelligent debate.
The public's obsession with climate change, a common feature during much of the 1980s and 1990s, has been waning rapidly.
We're not failing to communicate climate change; we're failing to communicate what to do about it and to get people to buy into the necessary radical action.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised an estimated £60m for charities on both sides of the Atlantic in the two months it started spreading on social media.
This week the CIPR introduces a new package of measures helping PR women navigate maternity leave. Board member and chair of the Professional Practices Committe Sarah Hall explains why this is so important.
I can only begin to imagine how incredibly difficult and traumatic the last week must have been for the family and friends of Robin Williams who sadly died by suicide in the early hours of Tuesday UK time. Our thoughts remain with them.
Ex-european director of external communications at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Debbie Spitz, shares her tips on how to get the best from, and even enjoy, networking.
Evidence that informs public policy must stand the test of scrutiny, whether it is from NGOs or businesses.
The debate about charities being 'too political' is rumbling on this week after a Conservative MP asked the Charity Commission to investigate whether an Oxfam campaign breached guidelines.
The UK's best young PR talent are bidding for global glory at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Smart Energy GB has appointed former Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office comms adviser, Lucy Maggs, as its new head of media.
Lansons' associate director Beth Murray has left the corporate world to head up comms at the crime prevention charity Only Connect.
Haringey Council has hired Simon Jones to lead comms as parts of the borough undergo major redevelopment.
The Church of England has hired Martha Linden as senior media officer after 16 years with the Press Association.
Communications consultancy Liquid has appointed Adrian Wheeler as a non-executive director.
Carolan Davidge has been hired by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to a newly created director of marketing and engagement role.
Laura Peters will be promoted from senior PR manager to head of PR at Cancer Research UK following the departure of Nicola Dodd.
The Priory, the addiction clinic known for treating a string of high-profile figures, has handed former Conservative adviser Tom Muir a newly created comms role.