Coronavirus Coverage

Coronavirus Briefing: XX vs. XY, north stars, inexplicable messaging

Coronavirus Briefing: XX vs. XY, north stars, inexplicable messaging

Today’s Coronavirus Briefing is 1,580 words and will take you six minutes to read.

New initiative to connect unemployed comms pros with struggling organisations

New initiative to connect unemployed comms pros with struggling organisations

A PR professional has set up a not-for-profit venture, Look After, to help out-of-work PR practitioners provide support to businesses and charities struggling through the coronavirus crisis.

Global pandemic reinforces the value of the corporate comms function

Global pandemic reinforces the value of the corporate comms function

The coronavirus crisis has exposed how important corporate communications and public affairs has become to the c-suite. It’s time large corporations established a seat at the top table for comms directors.

‘Crisis management and corporate brand rising up agenda’ – FTSE comms chiefs

‘Crisis management and corporate brand rising up agenda’ – FTSE comms chiefs

The need for better crisis-handling ability and a more defined sense of corporate purpose was rising up the agenda of FTSE 100 companies even before the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new report by executive search firm Watson Helsby.

Coronavirus: Half of MENA professionals report 'significant' COVID-19 impact

Coronavirus: Half of MENA professionals report 'significant' COVID-19 impact

Nearly half of in-house and agency comms professionals have reported significant impacts to how their organisations operate during the pandemic, a MENA study has found.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Monday morning

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Monday morning

Apple steps up coronavirus response; Trump stops Fauci from answering hydroxychloroquine question.

Hiscox rejects agency’s coronavirus claim; warns pandemic 'too large and systemic to underwrite'

Hiscox rejects agency’s coronavirus claim; warns pandemic 'too large and systemic to underwrite'

An insurer has told PRWeek it will not cover ‘business interruption’ claims due to the government’s decision to close down businesses after Media Zoo had its claim turned down. The agency took out specific coverage for ‘human contagion disease’ in the lead up to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

We Are Social deploys Snap AR lens to help people with social distancing

We Are Social deploys Snap AR lens to help people with social distancing

Agency team in London designed app in response to last week's UN brief.

Singapore agency launches COVID-19 offering to address crisis preparedness

Singapore agency launches COVID-19 offering to address crisis preparedness

The new offering is a response to pressing comms priorities at this time.