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.

The PR Show: 'If they can remove swastikas from tombstones in a day, social media has no excuse'

The PR Show: 'If they can remove swastikas from tombstones in a day, social media has no excuse'

Industry leaders have hit out at social-media platforms' delayed response to Wiley’s antisemitic posting spree and shared deeply moving accounts of antisemitism's impact on their daily lives, including in the workplace. They believe the PR industry can help tackle the issue.

PrivateFly books PR agency amid surge in demand

PrivateFly books PR agency amid surge in demand

Private jet provider PrivateFly has appointed travel consultancy The PC Agency as its new communications agency for the UK and Ireland.

Five Campaigns We Liked in July: vote for your favourite

Five Campaigns We Liked in July: vote for your favourite

From statues and screams to creatures and Crouch, PRWeek rounds up its five favourite campaigns from July 2020. Vote below for your favourite – poll closes Friday 7 August at 5pm.

Having a diverse workforce isn’t just about hiring BME people, it’s about keeping them

Having a diverse workforce isn’t just about hiring BME people, it’s about keeping them

Recently, I saw a video of former West Indies cricketer Michael Holding, reflecting on the racism faced by his parents in the UK, in which he breaks down in tears.

Lippe Taylor hire Seiden’s Kate Charles as chief planning officer

Lippe Taylor hire Seiden’s Kate Charles as chief planning officer

Charles to oversee the New York agency’s analytics capability.

Brunswick Group helps 7‑Eleven with $21b Speedway deal

Brunswick Group helps 7‑Eleven with $21b Speedway deal

The deal is expected to close in Q1 2021.

Regions Bank names Paula Drake chief communications officer

Regions Bank names Paula Drake chief communications officer

After 16 years at Home Depot, Paula Drake will lead Regions Bank’s corporate comms team.

MEPRA Awards 2020 opens for entries

MEPRA Awards 2020 opens for entries

The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) has called for entries to the 2020 MEPRA Awards, which recognises and celebrates “the brightest, boldest and bravest campaigns and practitioners in Middle East PR”.

Microsoft deal to buy TikTok in US 'moving quickly'

Microsoft deal to buy TikTok in US 'moving quickly'

Deal aims to address security concerns from government.

Santander global comms chief steps down after a decade

Santander global comms chief steps down after a decade

Jennifer Scardino, head of global communications at Santander, is stepping down at the end of 2020 after a decade at the banking group.

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

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

40 Under 40; What’s next for TikTok?; RIP Quaker Oats pitchman Wilford Brimley.

PM’s plan for daily TV show doomed to fail

PM’s plan for daily TV show doomed to fail

If ever there was a job offer to avoid, it’s as the spokesperson leading Boris Johnson’s proposed daily televised briefings. And, god forbid, if the aim is to ape what Trump repeatedly demonstrates is a patently bad idea, the PM has not thought this through.

Citrine One appointed to handle Malaysian e-commerce brand

Citrine One appointed to handle Malaysian e-commerce brand

The Kuala Lumpur-based agency will work on an integrated PR approach for the start-up.

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