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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Internet Watch Foundation has appointed Unity to handle a project encouraging young men to report child sexual abuse content online.
Waggener Edstrom has been appointed by baby charity Tommy's to conduct a UK-wide survey of midwives.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Communications consultancy Liquid has appointed Adrian Wheeler as a non-executive director.
The Samaritans has split its top comms role and hired Sophie Borromeo as the charity prepares to develop a new six-year strategy.
Carolan Davidge has been hired by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to a newly created director of marketing and engagement role.