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CIPR 2014 income flat despite growing membership in 'year of modernisation'

CIPR 2014 income flat despite growing membership in 'year of modernisation'

The CIPR's full-year income has remained flat despite growth in membership in 2014, dubbed a "year of modernisation" for the body.

Threepipe to run 888ladies Race for Life sponsorship

Threepipe to run 888ladies Race for Life sponsorship

Threepipe has been appointed by online bingo site 888ladies to launch its sponsorship of Cancer Research UK's 'Race for Life' series.

Lobbying Act "severely limits" charity campaigning, PRCA tells Government

Lobbying Act "severely limits" charity campaigning, PRCA tells Government

The PRCA has taken aim at the Electoral Commission and the Charity Commission in a formal submission to the Government that criticises the Lobbying Act's impact on charity campaigners in the run-up to general elections.

PRCA DARE Awards South West and Wales winners announced

PRCA DARE Awards South West and Wales winners announced

The winners of the PRCA DARE Awards South West and Wales have been announced, with Remarkable Group, Confused.com and Golley Slater among the victors.

Scottish Government opens consultation on lobbying bill

Scottish Government opens consultation on lobbying bill

The Scottish Government has begun a consultation process on proposals to introduce a Lobbying Transparency Bill.

Four Colman Getty renews partnership with charity English PEN

Four Colman Getty has renewed its relationship with the reading and writing charity English PEN, continuing a decade-long partnership.

Greenpeace turns up heat against Shell with new 'Save the Arctic' push

Greenpeace turns up heat against Shell with new 'Save the Arctic' push

Greenpeace has stepped up its Save the Arctic campaign against Shell with a hard-hitting film depicting iconic landscape paintings burning up to reveal dystopian alternatives of the future caused by oil spills and drilling.

Salix & Co forms partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity for awareness campaign

Salix & Co forms partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity for awareness campaign

Salix & Co has decided to lend its expertise in health and social policy to The Brain Tumour Charity on an unpaid basis.

Viral image used to raise awareness of Nepal earthquake could damage trust in charities

Viral image used to raise awareness of Nepal earthquake could damage trust in charities

An image of two children that went viral on social media after the first of two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal could hinder charitable appeals, after it was misused.

Habitat for Humanity appoints Dissident for EMEA and Asia housing campaign

Habitat for Humanity appoints Dissident for EMEA and Asia housing campaign

Global housing charity Habitat for Humanity has appointed Dissident to develop a programme to raise awareness of housing poverty and homelessness in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The Relations Group to provide broadcast comms for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

The Relations Group to provide broadcast comms for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Broadcast and digital PR firm The Relations Group has been appointed to provide UK-focused comms support for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Public affairs tactics will need to change radically after the general election

Public affairs tactics will need to change radically after the general election

Notwithstanding a sudden surge in the fortunes of one of the major parties, the general election is likely to result in either a slim Parliamentary majority of the kind not seen since Sir John Major's ill-fated 1992-1997 administration nearly 20 years ago, or a minority government. This in turn presages a radical change in the tactics employed by public affairs agencies to influence the Government's legislative programme. PRWeek speaks to three public affairs professionals to get their insight on the opportunities and challenges presented by the composition of the next government.

European Network of Cyber Security appoints Aspectus PR to grow membership base

European Network of Cyber Security appoints Aspectus PR to grow membership base

The European Network of Cyber Security (ENCS), a non-profit member organisation for infrastructure stakeholders and security experts, has appointed Aspectus PR to help the company increase engagement with its target audience across Europe as it looks to grow its membership base.

Opinion and features

Video: Former Miss Universe Gabriela Isler on why she became a brand ambassador for In/Pact

Video: Former Miss Universe Gabriela Isler on why she became a brand ambassador for In/Pact

Gabriella Isler speaks to Steve Barrett about her work for the social-good platform In/Pact

More women at Cannes but industry still falling short of balanced view of society

More women at Cannes but industry still falling short of balanced view of society

I first heard the phrase "pattern recognition" at SXSW this year. Jennifer Hyman, co-founder of Rent the Runway, was on a panel about the future of retail, and they were discussing whether the Airbnb concept would have been funded if it had been pitched by a woman.

What should PRs do about the referendum on Europe?

What should PRs do about the referendum on Europe?

With the Conservative election victory, a referendum on EU membership is now inevitable. The speculation over the political and economic impact will reach new peaks but, at a more practical level, what does a PR practitioner need to do now to prepare?

How PRs can help charities navigate an existential digital crisis

How PRs can help charities navigate an existential digital crisis

Fundamental change is afoot in charities' relationship with digital according to an influential study, and PRs have a role to play in helping not-for-profits navigate the turbulent times ahead.

Showcase: Protection campaign, The Red Brick Road with Asylum Aid

Asylum Aid and Red Brick Road persuade the Home Office to honour Foreign Office guidelines on the UK's treatment of asylum seekers.

How do you keep a tragedy like the Syrian conflict in the news?

How do you keep a tragedy like the Syrian conflict in the news?

Little surprises me about this month's Twitter trends. Top of the list is Britain's Got Talent, shortly followed by the new Mad Max film.

Dramatise your data to win in business

Dramatise your data to win in business

I teach story seminars to creative fiction writers, screenwriters and directors. But over time, I saw many business executives sitting at my seminars.

Political parties must work harder to win the votes of women

Political parties must work harder to win the votes of women

In the run up to the election, The Equality Movement launched a digital campaign asking political parties to address gender equality as a mainstream economic issue, and here is why: fewer women will vote in this general election than men.

PRWeek Global Awards 2015: In pictures

PRWeek Global Awards 2015: In pictures

Check out our gallery from the PRWeek Global Awards 2015, hosted at the Park Lane Hotel.

Today's communicators need an appetite for disruption

Today's communicators need an appetite for disruption

Changing minds requires a jolt as well as a nudge.

Recent people moves

Ex-Wonga public affairs chief Delroy Corinaldi joins David Lammy's London mayoral bid team

Ex-Wonga public affairs chief Delroy Corinaldi joins David Lammy's London mayoral bid team

Former Wonga public affairs chief Delroy Corinaldi has been appointed as strategy director for David Lammy's campaign to be elected London Mayor, PRWeek has learned.

Leonard Cheshire Disability hires Macmillan's Gus Baldwin to corporate affairs role

Leonard Cheshire Disability, the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people, has appointed Macmillan Cancer Support head of public affairs Gus Baldwin to a new, expanded corporate affairs role.

Christie's appoints Catherine Manson as global head of comms

Christie's appoints Catherine Manson as global head of comms

Christie's, the fine arts auction house, has appointed Catherine Manson as global head of communications.

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith hired by Westbourne Communications

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith hired by Westbourne Communications

Westbourne Communications has hired former Labour Party Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to chair its public affairs practice.

Natasha Hill leaves Cancer Research to join Bottle PR

Natasha Hill leaves Cancer Research to join Bottle PR

Natasha Hill, former brand and strategic marketing director at Cancer Research UK, has been appointed director of consumer and social comms at Bottle PR.

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.

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.