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News and news analysis

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.

Charitable mobile network heads to market with Portland

Charitable mobile network heads to market with Portland

Portland Communications is handling comms around the planned flotation of a virtual mobile network operator that includes Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on its executive team.

Fairtrade Foundation and Kaper scoop PRWeek Campaign of the Year

Fairtrade Foundation and Kaper scoop PRWeek Campaign of the Year

The top creative prize at the PRWeek Awards 2014 went to Kaper for its work for Fairtrade Fortnight, which also picked up Integrated Campaign of the Year.

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: the shortlist

PRWeek UK Awards 2014: the shortlist

With just over a week to go before the PRWeek Awards winners are revealed at London's Grosvenor House Hotel next Tuesday, here's a reminder of who's up for a gong.

Save the Children contest finds 24-year-old to control its YouTube channel

Save the Children contest finds 24-year-old to control its YouTube channel

Save the Children has made 24-year-old Chloe Dungate the editor of its YouTube channel for the next year after it held a competition that was open to the public.

Surname & Surname brought in for Dogs Trust awareness campaign

Surname & Surname brought in for Dogs Trust awareness campaign

Surname & Surname has been appointed by Dogs Trust to help raise awareness of the dog welfare charity.

UN Women sees major social spike after Emma Watson speech

UN Women sees major social spike after Emma Watson speech

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.

British Red Cross hires Rain Communications for World War One-themed campaign

British Red Cross hires Rain Communications for World War One-themed 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.

Parkrun appoints Threepipe for brand positioning brief

Parkrun appoints Threepipe for brand positioning brief

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 appoints Claremont to promote psychometric game

Careers website Plotr appoints Claremont to promote psychometric game

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.

Anti-homophobia in football drive backed by over 10 brands including 'Premier Out'

Anti-homophobia in football drive backed by over 10 brands including 'Premier Out'

Some of Britain's best known brands have pledged support for Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign, aiming to fight homophobia in football.

Hit or Miss? Prostate cancer charity rejects donations after nude celebrity photo leaks

Hit or Miss? Prostate cancer charity rejects donations after nude celebrity photo leaks

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.

Opinion and features

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.

The best evidence is tested on its merits

The best evidence is tested on its merits

Evidence that informs public policy must stand the test of scrutiny, whether it is from NGOs or businesses.

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.