Stand Agency has been appointed by Kidney Research UK to launch a PR and social media campaign for the charity's awareness month in March, following a non-competitive pitch.
Royal British Legion, the welfare charity for service personnel, is in the early stages of inviting agencies to pitch, PRWeek has learned.
A third of PR people have experienced mental ill health so what is the industry going to do about it?
More than a third of people working in PR and comms have experienced or been diagnosed with mental ill health and a majority would not feel comfortable talking to their boss about it, according to a survey carried out for PRWeek by the PRCA. Meanwhile, a CIPR State of the Profession report this week found that more than half of senior managers in PR are either "extremely stressed" or "very stressed" in their roles.
Santander has agreed to stop financing the pulp and paper company Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) because of its destruction of the Indonesian rainforest, after meeting with Greenpeace.
Nick Ede, the creative director of EdenCancan, is to launch a new agency called East of Eden, which will concentrate on charity campaigns.
The Samaritans has strengthened its comms team with three appointments in newly created roles, ahead of a six-year strategy set to be launched next month.
Anchor, the not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people, has brought in Stand Agency to run its charity press office and Four Communications to manage its specialist property PR portfolio.
Gail Scott-Spicer, the director of comms for The Scout Association, has been appointed chief executive of the Carers Trust.
A little over half of not-for-profit organisations plan to increase their social media budget in 2015, after 62 per cent added staff or responsibilities that focused on social media last year.
The effort was inspired by the #IceBucketChallenge.
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 has created a digital Christmas cracker card and will donate £1 for the first thousand opens.
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.
The&Partnership with Sentebale, December 2014
You suss each other out online. Maybe you have a coy call or two. Then you get together and show off your best side while working out whether the other party would embarrass you in front of your mum. If it wasn't in a business setting, a 'chemistry meeting' would be called what everyone knows it really is: a first date.
Unless you have had your head in a hole for the past few months, you'll be aware that election season is in full swing, bringing with it a huge number of campaigns by different interest groups, from unions through to charities and industry bodies, all seeking to influence the policy and practice of whoever is next in government.
National Citizen Service, the personal and social development programme, has launched its first integrated campaign to increase the number of young people taking part in social action.
The annual gathering for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, brings together a heady mix of politicians, corporations, scientists and philanthropists to address the key challenges of the day. Two writers give PRWeek their perspective from inside the conference.
Anthony Nolan, the blood cancer charity and bone marrow register, has redesigned its brand and released an accompanying video.
What does 2015 have in store for the PR and comms industry? Will any party hold the balance of power following the general election and what impact will the Lobbying Act have on the voluntary sector's ability to communicate with the public? Has SEO come of age in the PR sphere and what opportunities are there within the greater convergence of channels? Is the industry on the brink of diversifying its ranks and will one firm fall victim to a major scandal? We asked some of the brightest brains in the business to give us their predictions for the year ahead. Happy New Year from everyone at PRWeek!
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.
Nikki Peters has proved herself a natural and enthusiastic networker since joining Stand Agency as its first employee in June 2012.
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.
Christie's, the fine arts auction house, has appointed Catherine Manson as global head of communications.
Westbourne Communications has hired former Labour Party Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to chair its public affairs practice.
Natasha Hill, former brand and strategic marketing director at Cancer Research UK, has been appointed director of consumer and social comms at Bottle PR.
The cancer charity Marie Curie Cancer Care has appointed Jude Bridge as its new executive director in charge of comms and public affairs.
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.