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In brief: Senior recruits at National Grid, Citizen wins egg account and hires director, Swiss hires Launch

In brief: Senior recruits at National Grid, Citizen wins egg account and hires director, Swiss hires Launch

Senior recruits at National Grid, Citizen wins egg account and hires director, Swiss hires LaunchCourt and names new director and more from PRWeek UK.

Former Hotwire CEO Brendon Craigie will soon join agency's 'long line of spin-offs'

Former Hotwire CEO Brendon Craigie will soon join agency's 'long line of spin-offs'

Brendon Craigie, the former CEO of Hotwire, has said that he will shortly be launching a new venture, saying that the number of start-ups created by his former colleagues is a sign of his old agency's "entrepreneurial culture".

Why I've been keeping mum about my maternity leave anxiousness

Why I've been keeping mum about my maternity leave anxiousness

When people ask me about whether I'm excited about having a baby I always respond "yes, absolutely" (well that's what they want to hear and because, of course, it is true).

Episode 2: NFL, Premier League, rugby - sport's global question

Episode 2: NFL, Premier League, rugby - sport's global question

Hosted by PRWeek editor-in-chief Danny Rogers and author and journalist Richard Gillis, episode two of The Line asks "do tribes scale?" as the NFL returns to London this weekend.

Ex-Golin and Havas social lead Neil Kleiner joins Newgate and Publicasity

Ex-Golin and Havas social lead Neil Kleiner joins Newgate and Publicasity

Neil Kleiner, former head of social and content at Golin, has been appointed as partner and strategic director across Porta-owned agencies Newgate Communications and Publicasity.

After Bell Pottinger, who would PR the Saudi government? (And who does already?)

After Bell Pottinger, who would PR the Saudi government? (And who does already?)

The Saudi government is looking for PR support? 'I know just the firm,' read a wry tweet from one journalist last week, days after Bell Pottinger's public humiliation.

In brief: Mission's PR profits double, Millington leaves M&C Saatchi PR, Intralink briefs TK

In brief: Mission's PR profits double, Millington leaves M&C Saatchi PR, Intralink briefs TK

Mission's PR profits double, Millington (below) leaves M&C Saatchi PR, Intralink briefs TK and more from PRWeek UK.

Celebrate the best in brand storytelling: Brand Film Festival London opens for entries

Celebrate the best in brand storytelling: Brand Film Festival London opens for entries

Brand Film Festival London, the awards scheme and seminar from PRWeek and Campaign that celebrates brand storytelling, has opened for entries for the second year.

Telegraph business editor Quinn takes senior comms job at financial giant

Telegraph business editor Quinn takes senior comms job at financial giant

James Quinn will join international financial services group Credit Suisse as head of corporate comms for EMEA next month, following more than a decade writing for the Telegraph.

PR pros raise concerns as brands ditch online ads in Daily Mail, Sun and Express

PR pros raise concerns as brands ditch online ads in Daily Mail, Sun and Express

PR pros have warned that "efforts to bully media" can easily appear as misconceived brand activism, after several firms promised to stop their ads from appearing on the websites of three right-leaning news titles.

Bell Pottinger partner confused after being named by DA as subject of CIPR complaint

Bell Pottinger partner confused after being named by DA as subject of CIPR complaint

A former partner at Bell Pottinger has said he has never received any complaint from the CIPR, despite being named by the Democratic Alliance as having been part of the agency's work for Oakbay.

Former Racepoint Global CFO charged with embezzling $3.6m from firm

Former Racepoint Global CFO charged with embezzling $3.6m from firm

Edward Abell is accused of laundering more than $3.6 million from the Boston-based agency over a 10-year span.

CIPR 'condemns without reservation' Bell Pottinger's South Africa work as it confirms withdrawal of DA complaint

CIPR 'condemns without reservation' Bell Pottinger's South Africa work as it confirms withdrawal of DA complaint

The CIPR has said it "condemns without reservation" the tactics used by Bell Pottinger in South Africa, after a complaint made against one of its members by the South African political party Democratic Alliance (DA) was withdrawn yesterday.

Theresa May to challenge Google, Facebook in front of UN

Theresa May to challenge Google, Facebook in front of UN

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to tell the world's technology giants that they must do more to remove extremist content at the United Nations general assembly on Wednesday.

Cavendish beats incumbent and Grayling to five-year brief with Canal & River Trust

Cavendish beats incumbent and Grayling to five-year brief with Canal & River Trust

Cavendish Communications has won a five-year UK national public affairs brief with one of the country's largest charities, the Canal & River Trust.

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