News this morning that the former permanent secretary for government comms, Matt Tee, has been appointed as the first chief executive of the new media regulator, IPSO, has met with a mixed reaction.
Carolan Davidge has been hired by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to a newly created director of marketing and engagement role.
Julian Francis has joined the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) as director of policy and external affairs.
Lego's reaction to Greenpeace's PR attack on its partnership with oil company Shell provides a case study of how a company should, or should not, react when it is targeted as a corollary in a protest campaign.
Worldwide Exposure, the creative agency behind a series of global VIP fundraisers, has appointed Golden Goose PR.
Victoria Bacon, the head of comms at the Association of British Travel Agents, is joining London First in October, replacing Rob McIvor as director of comms.
Mario Ambrosi and Simon Francis have been appointed as chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the PRCA's not-for-profit and charity group.
The World Health Organization has paid tribute to one of its media officers, Glenn Thomas, who was among those killed yesterday on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine.
The NSPCC has appointed four PR agencies to provide support across national fundraising, public education and campaigning activity following a competitive tender process.
Laura Peters will be promoted from senior PR manager to head of PR at Cancer Research UK following the departure of Nicola Dodd.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, a charity working with people who live in former mining towns and villages, has appointed Open Communications to help raise its profile as its government funding comes to an end.
Cancer Research UK's head of PR and social media Nicola Dodd has been hired to a newly created role as director at Kaper.
Chris Patten is to lead a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to modernise the Holy See's media strategy, the Vatican announced today.
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.
The irresistible rise of social media, the desirability of flexible working and the gap between brand values and corporate decisions: the PRWeek/Brands2Life Comms Directors Survey highlights all this and more.
Dogs Trust and Eulogy, November 2013
Calling a journalist with a pitch could be a make-or-break moment for you and your client.
PR Week digital editor Lynsey Barber reckons that Cancer Research UK's #nomakeupselfie was one of the finest examples of bandwagon jumping she's ever witnessed.
Identity, self worth and the social self are key considerations when producing viral campaigns, so it's no wonder #nomakeupselfie is such a success when done for social good.
MSLGroup's hoax campaign for a product that claims to turn water into wine has garnered 750 million impressions so far, while surreptitiously raising awareness for clean water nonprofit Wine to Water, the agency said.
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.
Sir Merrick Cockell will be joining Cratus Communications as executive chairman next month, along with Conservative MP Bob Neill and former John Laing MD Tim Grier as non-executive directors.
The British Heart Foundation's director of policy and communications, Betty McBride, is to retire from the charity next month.
Simon Cohen, the man behind Global Tolerance, an agency which has worked with clients including the Dalai Lama, has launched a global hunt for his successor.
Oxfam GB has recruited Save The Children UK's Jack Lundie to lead a newly slimmed-down comms operation.
LONDON: Oxfam has appointed Liz Matthews PR to handle VIP relationships and strategy for the charity.