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Gumtree hires Golin's Fergus Campbell as first head of UK PR

Gumtree hires Golin's Fergus Campbell as first head of UK PR

Gumtree has hired Fergus Campbell, former executive director - corporate at Golin's London office, to the new role of head of PR for the UK.

Grilled: Michael Sawh, editor, Wareable

Grilled: Michael Sawh, editor, Wareable

When he's not testing out the latest fitness trackers or watching Manchester United, you can find this tech editor rustling up some grub in the kitchen...

Seeing red: Charities are not helping their cause by ducking criticism

Seeing red: Charities are not helping their cause by ducking criticism

Charities need to face up to criticism and communicate more effectively, says Russell Hargrave, media manager at NPC

M&C Saatchi UK in discussions with PR agencies over new brief

M&C Saatchi UK in discussions with PR agencies over new brief

Marcoms group M&C Saatchi is looking for a new PR agency to represent its advertising business in the UK, PRWeek has learned.

PR bosses may be pro-EU, but they are advising clients to stay neutral

PR bosses may be pro-EU, but they are advising clients to stay neutral

Four weeks ahead of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, research shows that despite being generally pro-EU, most PR agencies are advising corporate clients to remain publicly neutral.

The Stig backs Brexit: Leave.EU to unveil new sporting supporters

The Stig backs Brexit: Leave.EU to unveil new sporting supporters

Perry McCarthy, formerly The Stig on TV motoring show Top Gear, is among sports stars who will be unveiled as supporters of Brexit campaign group Leave.EU at a fun run next month.

The Middle East is back - bigger, better and smarter - and so is PR in the region

The Middle East is back - bigger, better and smarter - and so is PR in the region

From an outside perspective, the Middle East PR industry has had a roller-coaster decade.

In brief: Insightec hires Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Big Partnership expands, Whiteoaks wins Lumi

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry wins Insightec, Big Partnership opens in Manchester, Lumi selects Whiteoaks and more from PRWeek UK.

Hotwire promotes Matt Cross to UK MD role

Hotwire promotes Matt Cross to UK MD role

Hotwire has promoted Matt Cross to the position of MD of UK business.

Rediscover your 'brandcestry' or you'll look back in anger

Rediscover your 'brandcestry' or you'll look back in anger

If you forget what made your brand great in the first place - your 'brandcestry' - then you're history, as BHS has discovered to its cost

Top of the month: Harmony of the Seas sails into public consciousness

Top of the month: Harmony of the Seas sails into public consciousness

It wasn't the only ship to capture the public's imagination in recent weeks - given the debate around the Natural Environment Research Council's vote to name its polar vessel - but this one proved a real PR triumph.

Santander appoints corporate comms chief Louise Shield from insurer RSA

Santander appoints corporate comms chief Louise Shield from insurer RSA

Louise Shield will join the bank Santander UK as director of corporate comms on 1 August.

Showcase: HSE Cake helps Barclays celebrate Leicester's Premier League win

Showcase: HSE Cake helps Barclays celebrate Leicester's Premier League win

When 2015-16 was announced as Barclays' last season as the Premier League title sponsor, HSE Cake was tasked with celebrating its 15-year partnership with the league.

Portland pushes into new disciplines with 10 advisory council hires

Portland pushes into new disciplines with 10 advisory council hires

London-headquartered agency Portland has announced 10 new appointments to its advisory council, including Facebook's EMEA international affairs specialist, former ministers in the Polish and Indian governments and the founder of UK parenting website Mumsnet.

In brief: 3 Monkeys Zeno wins ZyXEL, Cognito hires from Grayling, Golley Slater hired

3 Monkeys Zeno wins ZyXEL, Cognito hires from Grayling, Golley Slater PR wins LDF and more from PRWeek UK.

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