Coronavirus Coverage

Exclusive: SAGE did not advise Government for weeks leading up to quarantine policy announcement

Exclusive: SAGE did not advise Government for weeks leading up to quarantine policy announcement

The Government did not consult the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) for six weeks prior to the implementation of its contentious quarantine rules for arriving travellers, a Freedom of Information request reveals.

Badoo thanks nation’s ‘wankers’ in new campaign

Badoo thanks nation’s ‘wankers’ in new campaign

Dating app Badoo and The Romans have launched a campaign that pays homage to masturbators who ‘selflessly’ resisted meeting up with dates in the flesh during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Around the (solitary but tricked out) office with RKPR’s Rachel Kay

Around the (solitary but tricked out) office with RKPR’s Rachel Kay

The agency founder continued working at her office after sending employees home.

Coronavirus Briefing: Support for mask mandates, the pandemic versus the US and flourishing misinformation

Coronavirus Briefing: Support for mask mandates, the pandemic versus the US and flourishing misinformation

This week’s Haymarket Media Coronavirus Briefing is 1,131 words and will take you six minutes to read.

Publicis global head of insights exits after combative COVID tweets

Publicis global head of insights exits after combative COVID tweets

The holding company parted ways with Tom Goodwin after he tweeted about pandemic.

Healthcare is bright spot for Havas as Q2 organic revenue dives 18%

Healthcare is bright spot for Havas as Q2 organic revenue dives 18%

Dependence on Europe meant it suffered more than some rivals, agency group insists.

Coronavirus live blog: The impact on PR and comms

Coronavirus live blog: The impact on PR and comms

PRWeek UK will keep you updated on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the PR and communications industry.

The COVID-19 Diaries: Blame and division, but we want a better future

The COVID-19 Diaries: Blame and division, but we want a better future

PRWeek continues its ongoing partnership with strategic insights consultancy BritainThinks to gauge the public mood on COVID-19.

One step forward, one step back during COVID-19

One step forward, one step back during COVID-19

The Singapore MD for Weber Shandwick on why this period can be used as an opportunity for brands and organisations to strengthen relationships with consumers and stakeholders.

A communications disaster: Manchester lockdown messaging was confusing and chaotic

A communications disaster: Manchester lockdown messaging was confusing and chaotic

Matt Hancock threw local governments under the proverbial bus with messaging on new lockdown restrictions that lacked clarity and left residents in my home town feeling anxious. This was a failure in crisis communications.