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Giffgaff pulls 'traumatising' Halloween ad featuring orphan girl

Giffgaff pulls 'traumatising' Halloween ad featuring orphan girl

Giffgaff has apologised and pulled its Halloween campaign following complaints that its ad about an orphan girl was offensive and traumatising for vulnerable people.

Polansky: Mid-single-digit revenue growth for IPG PR firms in Q3

Polansky: Mid-single-digit revenue growth for IPG PR firms in Q3

Weber Shandwick's CEO said Weber, Golin, and Rogers & Cowan performed particularly well in the quarter.

In brief: Roland Dransfield grows team, wins for Withpr, Brands2Life, Refresh

In brief: Roland Dransfield grows team, wins for Withpr, Brands2Life, Refresh

Roland Dransfield grows team, CIPR to moves offices in London, wins for Withpr, Brands2Life and Refresh.

Parliamentary officials begin internal comms campaign to help staff stand up to bullies

Parliamentary officials begin internal comms campaign to help staff stand up to bullies

Senior officials will show staff at the House of Commons how to stand up to bullies by taking part in a role play in a film being shown to workers internally.

GSK moves global Panadol ad business into bespoke WPP team

GSK moves global Panadol ad business into bespoke WPP team

WPP will create integrated campaigns and content encompassing advertising, digital, shopper activation and PR.

Flack on Friday: Finsbury's numbers, video blunder, creative spirit, new frontier for PRCA?

Flack on Friday: Finsbury's numbers, video blunder, creative spirit, new frontier for PRCA?

In Flack this week: rental costs eat into Finsbury's profit, the ghost of mentees past, and is this 'bro-heavy' corporate video the worst of all time?

'The impact on PR will be somewhere between dreadful and disastrous' - agency publicly backs Brexit people's vote

'The impact on PR will be somewhere between dreadful and disastrous' - agency publicly backs Brexit people's vote

London agency Uprise PR has thrown its weight behind The People's Vote - a grassroots campaign to give the public a democratic vote on any Brexit deal.

Climate change comms in the post-truth, fake news era

Climate change comms in the post-truth, fake news era

Scanning the news headlines last Monday morning, the scale of communicating the climate change challenge waltzed past my eyes.

Social Misfits joins Freuds' parent group The Brewery

Social Misfits joins Freuds' parent group The Brewery

Social media and digital agency Social Misfits Media has joined Freuds' parent network, The Brewery Group.

Royal Caribbean welcomes new head of PR & Social on board

Royal Caribbean welcomes new head of PR & Social on board

Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland has appointed Talk.Global board director Shilpa Saul as head of PR and Social, to steer the cruise ship firm's communications strategy.

Publicis Groupe returns to growth after 'bump' in previous quarter

Publicis Groupe returns to growth after 'bump' in previous quarter

Holding company reports organic growth of 1.3% in the third quarter.

Uber hires government special adviser as UK head of comms

Uber hires government special adviser as UK head of comms

Uber has hired Lottie Dominiczak, who has worked as a special adviser across a number of UK government departments, as head of communications for the UK.

Former pro cyclist Tom Copeland launches PR agency PaceUp

Former pro cyclist Tom Copeland launches PR agency PaceUp

PRWeek caught up with Copeland to explain why he launched a niche agency to serve an industry that has been tainted by doping scandals and is notoriously difficult to secure long-term sponsorship deals.

Nik Govier launches 'an agency for a blurred world'

Nik Govier launches 'an agency for a blurred world'

Unity co-founder Nik Govier has launched Blurred, a new consultancy with a vision of breaking down the distinction between corporate and consumer comms.

In Pictures: PRWeek UK Awards 2018 - part two

In Pictures: PRWeek UK Awards 2018 - part two

See the second batch of photos from the comms industry Oscars, the PRWeek Awards, which took place at London's Grosvenor House hotel on Tuesday night (16 October).

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