PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Bubbling Under

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Bubbling Under

Just outside the Top 150, there have been some notable agency success stories. Our Bubbling Under table reveals all...

Exclusive: Publicis buys Taylor Herring

Exclusive: Publicis buys Taylor Herring

Marketing services behemoth Publicis Groupe UK has wholly acquired boutique PR firm Taylor Herring, PRWeek can reveal.

Exclusive: Swedish defence giant Saab awards major public affairs and corporate comms account

Exclusive: Swedish defence giant Saab awards major public affairs and corporate comms account

Swedish defence and security-technology company Saab AB has appointed Cicero/AMO and its Havas stablemate Maitland to deliver a wide-ranging integrated brief, spanning public affairs and corporate comms.

PRWeek Top 150: Pandemic triggers client demand for public affairs while agility is rewarded

PRWeek Top 150: Pandemic triggers client demand for public affairs while agility is rewarded

The acquisition of Cavendish and a strong performance overall propelled BECG from third place last year into pole position in the PRWeek Top 150 public affairs agency ranking.

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Public Affairs comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Public Affairs comms rankings

BECG has stormed to the top of our list, while two top-five agencies record double-digit negative growth. Our public affairs breakout table reveals all...

‘Accountability is one step’: What PR agencies said to staff and the public after the Chauvin verdict

‘Accountability is one step’: What PR agencies said to staff and the public after the Chauvin verdict

Agency and in-house leaders stress that much work remains.

Chris Legentil exits Dazn for WWE

Chris Legentil exits Dazn for WWE

Legentil is also an alum of Showtime Networks and Ketchum.

Bessemer Venture Partners hires Shannon Brayton as first CMO

Bessemer Venture Partners hires Shannon Brayton as first CMO

The tech-sector veteran will lead marketing and communications at the venture capital firm.

Procter & Gamble reports lowest organic profit growth in six quarters

Procter & Gamble reports lowest organic profit growth in six quarters

The maker of Tide and Pampers sees pandemic habits persisting, as it reports strong growth from its fabric and home-care unit. But increased costs slowed organic earnings.

DoubleVerify goes public at $4.2 billion valuation

DoubleVerify goes public at $4.2 billion valuation

The ad tech company IPOs as brand safety problems persist.

Coffee Break with The Sway Effect's Jennifer Risi

Coffee Break with The Sway Effect's Jennifer Risi

The boutique firm's founder and president discusses the consultancy’s growth, the diversity of its creative partners and purpose as an agency leader.

Vans hires Kristin Harrer as global CMO

Vans hires Kristin Harrer as global CMO

Harrer moves to the footwear and apparel brand from Dollar Shave Club.

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

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

Sierra Nevada picks Golin; Sports owners apologizing; Instagram allows filtering of abusive DMs.

Interel reveals new UK leadership as McGregor exits

Interel reveals new UK leadership as McGregor exits

Public affairs consultancy Interel Group has appointed a new leadership team for its UK practice as George McGregor leaves the business.

MI5 campaign warns of online recruitment drive by foreign spies

MI5 campaign warns of online recruitment drive by foreign spies

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) – a branch of MI5 – has launched a campaign to warn of attempts by foreign spies to recruit Britons online.

Open banking platform Plaid hires UK PR agency

Open banking platform Plaid hires UK PR agency

Plaid, a US-based 'open banking' company that recently received new investment, has hired Engine MHP as its comms agency for the UK and Europe.

Pitch Update: Turkish Airlines, Fujikura, Kenya Tourism Board, Anorak and more

Pitch Update: Turkish Airlines, Fujikura, Kenya Tourism Board, Anorak and more

PRWeek's round-up of pitches and account moves.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company names Golin as US AOR

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company names Golin as US AOR

The firm is working on creative campaigns for product launches this spring.

‘Insulting and confusing’: Aussie govt video on sexual consent mocked

‘Insulting and confusing’: Aussie govt video on sexual consent mocked

The video, which cost approximately AU$3.8 million in taxpayer funds to produce, was widely ridiculed on social media and has since been removed.

Hanbury Strategy in radical restructure to woo investors

Hanbury Strategy in radical restructure to woo investors

Hanbury Strategy has split its three divisions – public affairs and comms, policy and research, and political technology – into separate companies in an attempt to attract future investors, its co-founder has told PRWeek.

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PRWeek UK Top 150: Which agencies grew the fastest?

PRWeek UK Top 150: Which agencies grew the fastest?

PRWeek reveals which UK Top 150 agencies with UK revenue over £3m grew the fastest in 2020 – ranked by both overall and organic growth.

PRWeek Top 150: Bumpy year as pandemic places spotlight on public sector

PRWeek Top 150: Bumpy year as pandemic places spotlight on public sector

Four Communications continued its dominance and retained poll position, opening an even wider lead against its nearest rivals in PRWeek's public sector rankings.

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Public Sector comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Public Sector comms rankings

Four comfortably remains in top spot, while Lansons and Liquid post significant revenue hikes. Our public sector breakout table reveals all...

Tesla’s reputation degrades in China following auto show protest

Tesla’s reputation degrades in China following auto show protest

A protest by a Tesla user that went viral at a Shanghai auto show prompted an apologetic statement from the brand about rethinking its communications.

Allison+Partners promotes Jonathan Heit to global COO

Allison+Partners promotes Jonathan Heit to global COO

The firm is also expanding the roles of two other global presidents.

Clubhouse hires Spotify’s Grey Munford to lead comms

Clubhouse hires Spotify’s Grey Munford to lead comms

The app has hired marketing and communications leaders in just over a month.

Turkish Airlines takes relationship with Finn Partners global

Turkish Airlines takes relationship with Finn Partners global

The firm has been its agency partner in the Americas since 2017.

Inside Ogilvy’s employee wellness program

Inside Ogilvy’s employee wellness program

The 100% You program goes beyond mental health to address four pillars of wellness: money, movement, minds and meals.

The download on Discord: How brands can take advantage of Gen Z’s new chat app

The download on Discord: How brands can take advantage of Gen Z’s new chat app

Everyone’s talking about Clubhouse, but Discord may be the new frontier.