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The Sun partners with Primula Cheese for Spread the Joy campaign

The Sun partners with Primula Cheese for Spread the Joy campaign

The Sun has teamed up with Primula Cheese to give away £50,000 to 12 people nominated by readers, as part of a campaign created by Newcastle-based agency O PR.

AML launches digital Christmas card to raise funds for Street Child Africa

AML launches digital Christmas card to raise funds for Street Child Africa

AML has created a digital Christmas cracker card and will donate £1 for the first thousand opens.

Weber Shandwick promotes Phelan and Prager as Donaldson departs

Weber Shandwick promotes Phelan and Prager as Donaldson departs

Weber Shandwick has announced changes to its EMEA team, with the promotion of Joe Phelan and Greg Prager, as EMEA corporate practice chairman Jim Donaldson departs to join rival agency FleishmanHillard.

Edelman hit by Greenpeace leak of oil pipeline strategy documents

Edelman hit by Greenpeace leak of oil pipeline strategy documents

Edelman's strategy for helping a client overcome objections in order to get an oil pipeline built in Canada has been laid bare by Greenpeace, which has leaked several documents.

Unity takes on World Toilet Day brief

Unity takes on World Toilet Day brief

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) has brought in Unity ahead of World Toilet Day on 19 November, in a campaign that asks people to consider the impact of not having a toilet.

Marie Curie appoints Jude Bridge to top comms role

Marie Curie appoints Jude Bridge to top comms role

The cancer charity Marie Curie Cancer Care has appointed Jude Bridge as its new executive director in charge of comms and public affairs.

Ogilvy PR wins Large Consultancy of the Year at PRCA Awards

Ogilvy PR wins Large Consultancy of the Year at PRCA Awards

Ogilvy PR scooped the Large Consultancy of the Year prize at the PRCA Awards last night, while William Hill and Prostate Cancer UK won Team of the Year prizes.

The Sun puts naked men on Page 3 for first time in Movember move

The Sun puts naked men on Page 3 for first time in Movember move

In partnership with men's charity The Movember Foundation, The Sun will feature naked men on page 3 every Friday in November in a new "Feel 'em Friday" campaign.

Unity appointed for campaign against online child sexual abuse

Unity appointed for campaign against online child sexual abuse

The Internet Watch Foundation has appointed Unity to handle a project encouraging young men to report child sexual abuse content online.

Waggener Edstrom in pro bono work for baby charity Tommy's

Waggener Edstrom in pro bono work for baby charity Tommy's

Waggener Edstrom has been appointed by baby charity Tommy's to conduct a UK-wide survey of midwives.

'This is what a feminist looks like' charity alarmed by Mail on Sunday T-shirt claims

'This is what a feminist looks like' charity alarmed by Mail on Sunday T-shirt claims

The charity behind a feminist campaign has said it may call for the T-shirts that form part of it to be withdrawn from sale, if allegations by The Mail on Sunday that they have been produced unethically are true.

Curzon PR wins Museum of the Jewish Soldier international brief

Curzon PR wins Museum of the Jewish Soldier international brief

Curzon PR has won the account for the Museum of the Jewish Soldier in WWII, in Latrun, Israel.

Lineup Media wins duties on Richard Branson-backed food campaign

Lineup Media wins duties on Richard Branson-backed food campaign

Bournemouth-based Lineup Media has been appointed to manage the PR for a global initiative, One Feeds Two, which is aimed at reshaping the food industry.

Opinion and features

SSE should stop the green monkey business

SSE should stop the green monkey business

Whatever else you say about power generator SSE, it is a deter­mined optimist. Its glass is resolutely 27 per cent full. But this over-the-top, logic-defying optimism has left the firm open to accusations of cynicism and greenwash.

Rising star: Nikki Peters, senior account executive, Stand Agency

Rising star: Nikki Peters, senior account executive, Stand Agency

Nikki Peters has proved herself a natural and enthusiastic networker since joining Stand Agency as its first employee in June 2012.

Newsmaker: Jason Cone, Doctors Without Borders

Newsmaker: Jason Cone, Doctors Without Borders

From virus outbreaks to crises in war zones to media training, Doctors Without Borders' comms director navigates complex terrain to ensure care for those in need.

From the editor-in-chief: Private sector can reignite the climate change debate

From the editor-in-chief: Private sector can reignite the climate change debate

What has always fascinated me about the comms business is that this is an industry built on intelligent debate.

The problem with climate change? It doesn't exist

The problem with climate change? It doesn't exist

The public's obsession with climate change, a common feature during much of the 1980s and 1990s, has been waning rapidly.

A compelling climate change narrative to defeat the doubters

A compelling climate change narrative to defeat the doubters

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 big debate: do Ice Bucket Challenge-type campaigns produce long-term engagement?

The big debate: do Ice Bucket Challenge-type campaigns produce long-term engagement?

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.

Birth of a new body

Birth of a new body

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.

How Samaritans' comms team works when the media focuses on a suicide

How Samaritans' comms team works when the media focuses on a suicide

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.

Taking the fear out of networking

Taking the fear out of networking

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.

Recent people moves

Former Cabinet and PM's comms adviser Lucy Maggs joins Smart Energy GB

Former Cabinet and PM's comms adviser Lucy Maggs joins Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB has appointed former Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office comms adviser, Lucy Maggs, as its new head of media.

Lansons' Beth Murray quits corporate PR for charity sector

Lansons' Beth Murray quits corporate PR for charity sector

Lansons' associate director Beth Murray has left the corporate world to head up comms at the crime prevention charity Only Connect.

Haringey Council hires Simon Jones amid £1bn redevelopment effort

Haringey Council hires Simon Jones amid £1bn redevelopment effort

Haringey Council has hired Simon Jones to lead comms as parts of the borough undergo major redevelopment.

PA journalist Martha Linden joins Church of England comms team

PA journalist Martha Linden joins Church of England comms team

The Church of England has hired Martha Linden as senior media officer after 16 years with the Press Association.

Colab calls in charity specialist Claire Platt to drive "co-creation" agenda

Colab calls in charity specialist Claire Platt to drive "co-creation" agenda

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.

Adrian Wheeler takes up non-exec director role at Liquid

Adrian Wheeler takes up non-exec director role at Liquid

Communications consultancy Liquid has appointed Adrian Wheeler as a non-executive director.

Samaritans hires Sophie Borromeo after top comms role split

Samaritans hires Sophie Borromeo after top comms role split

The Samaritans has split its top comms role and hired Sophie Borromeo as the charity prepares to develop a new six-year strategy.

British Heart Foundation hires Cancer Research UK's comms head Carolan Davidge

British Heart Foundation hires Cancer Research UK's comms head Carolan Davidge

Carolan Davidge has been hired by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to a newly created director of marketing and engagement role.