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BBC comms chief will fight, not squabble, to defend reputation in UK and abroad

BBC comms chief will fight, not squabble, to defend reputation in UK and abroad

Despite its importance in projecting Britain around the world, in the UK the BBC is loved and loathed in equal measure and needs to fight to defend its reputation, PR360 attendees were told yesterday by John Shield, the broadcaster's director of comms.

Take Your Kid to Work Day might be distracting, but these 9 brands show why they embrace it

Take Your Kid to Work Day might be distracting, but these 9 brands show why they embrace it

Brands used the national day to inspire children, showcase workplace flexibility and employee perks, and playfully engage consumers.

News agency and PR firm 72 Point's owner admits 'tension' between sister firms

News agency and PR firm 72 Point's owner admits 'tension' between sister firms

The owner of a UK newswire agency that incorporates transatlantic agency 72 Point has admitted that "tension" exists between the two businesses after reporters were sent a memo asking them to weigh up the effect of negative news stories about PR clients.

Cohn & Wolfe strong but North America down as growth slows in WPP PR wing

Cohn & Wolfe strong but North America down as growth slows in WPP PR wing

Cohn & Wolfe was the standout performer in WPP's PR and public affairs division in the first quarter of 2016, although the division's growth was significantly down on Q4 2015.

PR pros: Target's brand is loud and clear

PR pros: Target's brand is loud and clear

As the retailer stays on target in messaging -- with near silence -- in the face of a growing boycott, PR pros analyze the brand and its low-key response, including Deborah Hamilton, who handles PR for the boycott's organizer.

ISEBOX survey: Corporate newsrooms are a drag

ISEBOX survey: Corporate newsrooms are a drag

Updated and accurate contact information for phone and email topped the list of a corporate newsroom's most important features followed by the ability to easily view and download media content. Both areas were cited as those in most need of improvement

Data from 200,000 offshore firms in Panama Papers to be made public next month

Data from 200,000 offshore firms in Panama Papers to be made public next month

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will publish a searchable database next month with information on more than 200,000 offshore entities that formed part of its Panama Papers investigation into widespread tax avoidance.

Ogilvy PR Australia teams up with NZ agencies

Ogilvy PR Australia teams up with NZ agencies

Agency signs affiliate agreements with Blackland PR and Cadence Communications.

Vlogging star Marcus Butler strengthens line-up at PRWeek's PR360 event

Vlogging star Marcus Butler strengthens line-up at PRWeek's PR360 event

Marcus Butler (pictured), one of the world's most influential vloggers, has been added to the stellar line-up for PR360 - PRWeek's must-attend festival of PR, which takes place in London next week.

MSLGroup owner Publicis reports 'higher than expected' Q1 growth

MSLGroup owner Publicis reports 'higher than expected' Q1 growth

MSLGroup parent company Publicis has reported a "higher than expected" 2.9 per cent growth in organic revenue in Q1, although its UK operations fared less well, declining 0.7 per cent in the quarter.

Panama Papers could be 'biggest global news story since Snowden'

Panama Papers could be 'biggest global news story since Snowden'

The so-called Panama Papers generated 24,000 articles in two weeks and could be the fastest spreading global story since the Snowden leak, according to analysis of coverage of the leak.

Lord Chadlington leaves Huntsworth 12 months after stepping down as CEO

Lord Chadlington leaves Huntsworth 12 months after stepping down as CEO

Lord Chadlington has stepped down from Huntsworth, one year after Paul Taaffe succeeded him as CEO of the Grayling and Red Consultancy owner.

Twitter on the back foot over new China MD's credentials

Twitter on the back foot over new China MD's credentials

Concerns have been expressed over Kathy Chen's military background and tweets embracing Chinese state media.

Meltwater hires Text100 in Hong Kong

Meltwater hires Text100 in Hong Kong

Agency will lead comms strategy to boost Meltwater's presence in the region.

WPP financial PR giants Finsbury and Hering Schuppener form alliance

WPP financial PR giants Finsbury and Hering Schuppener form alliance

As the UK and German stock markets look set to merge, two of the nations' leading financial PR firms have also announced a close alliance.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise pulls ads from FT after 'ad threat' letter controversy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise pulls ads from FT after 'ad threat' letter controversy

Tech firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has stopped advertising in the Financial Times after a letter from the firm's comms chief was criticised by one of the newspaper's columnists for containing a "threat" relating to its ad spend, PRWeek has learned.

How 3 brands quickly jumped on Snapchat's new emoji video feature

How 3 brands quickly jumped on Snapchat's new emoji video feature

Sour Patch Kids, Mountain Dew, and General Electric took different approaches with the Snapchat update.

Ogilvy PR UK deputy MD named MD at Spider PR

Ogilvy PR UK deputy MD named MD at Spider PR

Lara Leventhal is to leave her role as deputy MD of Ogilvy PR's London office to take the position of MD at Spider PR.

FT repositions global brand with 'first truly integrated campaign'

FT repositions global brand with 'first truly integrated campaign'

With the new slogan 'Make the right connections', the Financial Times has launched a brand repositioning campaign.

FTI announces string of APAC promotions

FTI announces string of APAC promotions

Five executives have been promoted to managing director in the firm's Singapore, India and Australia teams.

Journalist Q&As

After stripping out nudes, Playboy says readers will stay for the articles

After stripping out nudes, Playboy says readers will stay for the articles

Editor-in-chief Jason Buhrmester talks to Dipka Bhambhani about the decision to cover up its models and where the iconic magazine goes from here.

Fox News' Martha MacCallum: Trump's campaign 'turning the model on its head'

Fox News' Martha MacCallum: Trump's campaign 'turning the model on its head'

The Fox News co-anchor talks to Laura Nichols about how Donald Trump is making the race for the White House essential viewing and how she leverages Twitter.

The Tablet tackles eclectic mix of topics from Anne Frank manga to life in Miami

The Tablet tackles eclectic mix of topics from Anne Frank manga to life in Miami

Alana Newhouse, editor-in-chief of the Tablet, talks about launching the brand's first print edition and the vital, undeniable role that long form plays.

For medicine & science coverage, news site Stat may be just what the doctor ordered

For medicine & science coverage, news site Stat may be just what the doctor ordered

Rick Berke, executive editor of Stat, speaks to Laura Nichols about the title's strategy to make health medicine and life science content compelling and deliver this news to a general audience

How decades-old Yoga Journal exploded onto digital after 40 years in print

How decades-old Yoga Journal exploded onto digital after 40 years in print

Carin Gorrell, editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal, speaks to Megan Costello about the brand's strategy to engage new enthusiasts and how it leverages digital to reach different demographics

ESPN's redesign reflects changing consumer habits

ESPN's redesign reflects changing consumer habits

Chad Millman, editor-in-chief of ESPN, speaks to Kathleen Treganowan about the sports media outlet's Web redesign and its efforts to cultivate a captive audience in a crowded market

The challenges and privileges of being a White House Correspondent

The challenges and privileges of being a White House Correspondent

Bloomberg's Margaret Talev talks to Laura Nichols about life on board Air Force One and how reporting from Inside the Beltway has changed due to the explosion of social media

Online content hub The Odyssey posts over 2,000 articles a week. And it's still growing

Online content hub The Odyssey posts over 2,000 articles a week. And it's still growing

The Odyssey started as a student-run newspaper, but has tapped into the Millennial zeitgeist to rapidly expand. Kathleen Treganowan talks to managing editor Kate Waxler about what lies ahead.

'We love it': The Onion's president on when people think the articles are real

'We love it': The Onion's president on when people think the articles are real

The Onion's president Mike McAvoy details how the satirical publication must constantly evolve its look and content to reflect the real-life news outlets it makes fun of

Men's Health editor doesn't sweat about the future of print

Men's Health editor doesn't sweat about the future of print

Bill Phillips, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, speaks to Lindsay Stein about his new book and a risky move to find a cover star.