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'No brand will be disappearing': Arthur Sadoun on Publicis Communications

'No brand will be disappearing': Arthur Sadoun on Publicis Communications

Arthur Sadoun, the chief executive of Publicis Communications, has rejected suggestions that he may reduce the number of brands within the creative agency collective.

UK Power Networks appoints Bell Pottinger partner to new senior comms role

UK Power Networks appoints Bell Pottinger partner to new senior comms role

UK Power Networks has appointed Julie Minns as head of customer engagement, a new role where she will oversee external communications, stakeholder engagement and sustainability for the UK's largest electrical distributor.

In brief: Newgate adds partner, BoldMove for PRCA, JBP's Cardiff win

Newgate adds partner, BoldMove for PRCA, JBP's Cardiff win and more from PRWeek UK.

From Nimbys to Yimbys (yes, in my back yard)

From Nimbys to Yimbys (yes, in my back yard)

There's an irrefutably good communications logic at the heart of the Government's intended upgrade of its Neighbourhood Planning legislation.

Watch: Nicola Adams looks back on her story to promote Aviva community fund

Watch: Nicola Adams looks back on her story to promote Aviva community fund

Two-time Olympic gold medallist boxer Nicola Adams features in a new film to promote Aviva's 2016 Community Fund offering grassroots sports clubs the chance to win up to £25,000 in funding.

Labour and Conservatives must project unity to voters beyond conference hall

Labour and Conservatives must project unity to voters beyond conference hall

Labour must convey the message to voters beyond the conference hall that it can hold the Government to account on the issues on which it is united, such as Brexit, grammar schools and health, according to Tony Blair's former comms director, David Hill.

Former Apple comms staffer Sarah O'Brien joins Tesla

Former Apple comms staffer Sarah O'Brien joins Tesla

She has joined the electric car company as senior director of communications.

Strategic Internal Communications: TalkTalk, Bupa and BNP Paribas join 2016 lineup

Strategic Internal Communications: TalkTalk, Bupa and BNP Paribas join 2016 lineup

Speakers from TalkTalk, Bupa and BNP Paribas have been confirmed by PRWeek for its Strategic Internal Communications conference, joining a lineup that already contains senior figures from Diageo, the FT, Lloyds and Virgin Trains.

In brief: InsureandGo hires, BDO brings in Roling, ZPR wins Jewlr, Abbey Road Studios

InsureandGo hires Hills Balfour, BDO brings in Roling, ZPR hired by Jewlr and Abbey Road hires Starscream.

M&C Saatchi PR shops outperform as CEO downplays short-term Brexit impact

M&C Saatchi PR shops outperform as CEO downplays short-term Brexit impact

M&C Saatchi's PR agencies continued to outperform the business overall in the first half of 2016, as parent company CEO David Kershaw says he doesn't predict the EU Referendum to hit the business in the next two to three years.

Rio 2016 sponsorship: Olympics gives visibility, Paralympics boosts likeability, study finds

Rio 2016 sponsorship: Olympics gives visibility, Paralympics boosts likeability, study finds

As Rio returns to normality after its Olympic and Paralympic festivities, a study reveals that while being a sponsor of the Olympics was great for getting a brand's name around, consumers grow fonder of Paralympics sponsors.

Revealed: the secret of influencer partnership success, by Snapchat star Shonduras

Revealed: the secret of influencer partnership success, by Snapchat star Shonduras

Influencers and brands need to work to make the brand "the life of the party" when they collaborate, Snapchat star Shonduras advised attendees at a Hill+Knowlton Strategies conference yesterday.

Is digital video the ultimate brand storytelling tool?

Is digital video the ultimate brand storytelling tool?

Snapchat's hint at a possible augmented reality (AR) launch shows how user-generated content is moving to the next level.

Watch: eBay tackles plus-size fashion myths in Reset the Rules campaign

Watch: eBay tackles plus-size fashion myths in Reset the Rules campaign

eBay UK is releasing a series of films in a social campaign tackling misconceptions around plus-size fashion, as it launches its Curve Hub.

Stagwell Group makes minority investment in Finn Partners

Stagwell Group makes minority investment in Finn Partners

The two organizations will also roll out a conflict shop called Wye Communications.

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