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Creative comms agency hatches global expansion plans after 'seven-figure' investment

Creative comms agency hatches global expansion plans after 'seven-figure' investment

WildKat, the creative PR agency for music and culture, has received 'near seven-figure' investment from Edition Capital.

In Pictures: PRWeek Global Awards 2019

In Pictures: PRWeek Global Awards 2019

The very best comms pros from around the world gathered at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square last night (21 May) for the PRWeek Global Awards. Here is a selection of photos from the spectacular ceremony...

Watch: MSL on why #EndPeriodPoverty campaign won big at PRWeek Global Awards

Watch: MSL on why #EndPeriodPoverty campaign won big at PRWeek Global Awards

MSL and Procter & Gamble picked up the most prestigious award of the night - PRWeek Global Awards Campaign of the Year - with Always Fights to #EndPeriodPoverty.

Senior government comms operative speaks out on bullying and nepotism

Senior government comms operative speaks out on bullying and nepotism

The nature of the small and specialised comms community makes it a potential breeding ground for the abuse of staff, according to a senior government communicator who claims to have suffered and witnessed unacceptable behaviour.

Local authority picks top agency consultant as new comms chief

Local authority picks top agency consultant as new comms chief

The London borough of Waltham Forest has appointed Alex Try as its director of communications and culture.

Public sector comms is sitting on a gold mine of talent, if only it would offer more flexible roles

Public sector comms is sitting on a gold mine of talent, if only it would offer more flexible roles

It's been some time since flexible working of some description has been available in Britain, but it's still not the norm.

PRWeek Global Awards 2019: APCO named best Middle East agency

PRWeek Global Awards 2019: APCO named best Middle East agency

Edelman and Mubadala Investment Company also take home coveted trophies in the 2019 edition of the PRWeek Global Awards.

Healthcare giant acquires UK's Incisive Health and US-based Putnam Associates

Healthcare giant acquires UK's Incisive Health and US-based Putnam Associates

Incisive Health has been acquired by the agency and clinical services group UDG Healthcare for £13.6m ($17.7m), it was announced today.

Case study: Commuting etiquette campaign reaches millions of Londoners

Case study: Commuting etiquette campaign reaches millions of Londoners

Doing the right thing is the theme of an approach to promoting compassion among people travelling on public transport, by asking commuters to offer their seat to those who may need it more than them.

HSBC, Gatwick, YouTube, O2: expert speakers confirmed for PRWeek Crisis Comms conference

HSBC, Gatwick, YouTube, O2: expert speakers confirmed for PRWeek Crisis Comms conference

Senior comms professionals from organisations including HSBC, Gatwick Airport, YouTube, O2 and Save the Children will give insights into handling a crisis at PRWeek UK's must-attend Crisis Communications conference in London on 26 June.

FTI Consulting investigates claims its employee posed as journalist in Monsanto trial

FTI Consulting investigates claims its employee posed as journalist in Monsanto trial

FTI Consulting has launched an official review into one of its employees misidentifying as a journalist to gain access to a court case involving client Monsanto.

Local authority launches #WhyWeFoster campaign

Local authority launches #WhyWeFoster campaign

An inspirational campaign showcasing the motivations different people have for fostering children has been launched by Southampton City Council in a bid to deal with a shortage of foster carers.

From Aldi 'wildlings' to Deliveroo's John Dough... the best Game of Thrones campaigns of all time

From Aldi 'wildlings' to Deliveroo's John Dough... the best Game of Thrones campaigns of all time

After eight seasons, the series has reached an epic end, so here's a roundup of the best campaigns produced around the fantasy show. Warning: contains spoilers (naturally).

Teneo paid $550,000 by energy company linked to California's deadliest fire

Teneo paid $550,000 by energy company linked to California's deadliest fire

Teneo Strategy was retained and paid $550,000 late last year to provide strategic communications services by the energy company responsible for California deadliest ever bushfires.

Hope&Glory hired by UK's largest operator to make people 'fall in love with bingo'

Hope&Glory hired by UK's largest operator to make people 'fall in love with bingo'

Buzz Bingo has appointed Hope&Glory as its retained UK PR agency following a competitive pitch, PRWeek can reveal.

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Building a challenger brand is tough in today's b2b landscape. Hannah Patel (pictured), UK director at Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, speaks to LogMeIn's Lauren Christopherson on how to get your message across in a crowded marketplace

"You need humans to engage with humans"

"You need humans to engage with humans"

Artificial intelligence is enhancing our lives, but it's nothing without the human touch, says Cision's senior insight manager, Orla Graham

Be brave! Ask the awkward questions

Be brave! Ask the awkward questions

Our ability to influence uncompromising colleagues and the board lies in the art of asking the right questions. But as an industry are we nurturing this ability?

Trust: Journalism's new business model

Trust: Journalism's new business model

Despite a difficult recent past for journalists - from fake news and misinformation campaigns, to shrinking budgets and newsrooms - a recent Cision report has revealed public trust is recovering

The power of questions

The power of questions

3 Monkeys Zeno's Creative Director, Stuart Yeardsley, explores why some of the most successful comms companies flourish because of their capacity to debate awkward provocations

More than food and drink: how brands get real impact
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People have very strong views about what they eat and drink. They're engaged. And this means brands must put social purpose - particularly health and the environment - front and centre of strategies

How automotive is navigating a transforming landscape
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Through tech revolutions to ethical dilemmas, automotive marketers are having to stay ahead of consumer demands, expectations and fears to stay relevant. Audi, Nissan and WE Communications explain how...

Tackling taboos

Tackling taboos

Consumers are increasingly interested in businesses' charitable credentials - but engaging people in tough topics still proves challenging, says Astellas Pharma Europe's CSR Director, Christina Chalé

How cannabis' image is changing and why comms professionals around the world need to pay attention
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The green rush is on: major consumer brands are researching and developing products, legislation and attitudes are changing, pharmas are pivoting - and comms is at the centre

Why banks don't need love for loyalty
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Are any banks actually winning customer hearts? And if so, how? PRWeek and WE communications dissect banking and finance global trends with help from Nationwide, RBS and Starling Bank.

What you need to know about health comms for 2019 and beyond
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What are the top trends, challenges and opportunities for the health-and-wellness sector? Insight from a significant global consumer study and tips from those brands leading the way...

"As communicators, we have a responsibility to talk about AI in a positive way"
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"As communicators, we have a responsibility to talk about AI in a positive way"

Artificial intelligence poses little threat to our industry - but it provides plenty of opportunities, says Hanover Communication's Guto Harri