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MHP to advise on health and retail PR for tech firm Virtualstock

MHP to advise on health and retail PR for tech firm Virtualstock

UK technology company Virtualstock, which is helping the NHS and retailers including John Lewis, Argos and Sainsbury's on digital matters, has appointed MHP as its retained health and retail PR adviser.

Paddy Power marketer picks his top 10 stunts

Paddy Power marketer picks his top 10 stunts

The betting brand known for delivering big stunts - often involving pants - is marking its 30th anniversary this week, so we've asked Paul Mallon to choose his favourite work.

Case study: Birmingham comms campaign helps slash number of complaints over school places

Case study: Birmingham comms campaign helps slash number of complaints over school places

Birmingham City Council's comms focus on dealing with parents' concerns over secondary school places, to prevent problems before they occur, has reduced calls on 'admission day' to a quarter of previous levels.

New registrar named for ORCL as ministers rapped by parliament over appointment process

New registrar named for ORCL as ministers rapped by parliament over appointment process

The Government has named the former chief executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Harry Rich, as its preferred candidate to be the new Registrar at the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (ORCL).

Influencer showcase: People with HIV targeted with fantasy flight

Influencer showcase: People with HIV targeted with fantasy flight

An edgy campaign fronted by a flamboyant drag artist and featuring the Grindr dating app was not the most obvious partner for corporate pharma giant Gilead.

Tracy De Groose named executive chair of Newsworks

Tracy De Groose named executive chair of Newsworks

Former media agency chief is to chair publishers' trade body.

The Guardian most trusted and The Sun least trusted online news brand, Pamco reveals

The Guardian most trusted and The Sun least trusted online news brand, Pamco reveals

The news brand measurement organisation has revealed its first digital engagement data.

Influencer showcase: Harry Potter and GBBO used to get children into engineering

Influencer showcase: Harry Potter and GBBO used to get children into engineering

With a national shortage of engineers and a lack of women entering the sector, the Institution of Engineering and Technology brought in Tin Man to promote engineering to a new generation.

Will GDPR sound the death knell for the old-fashioned sell-in?

Will GDPR sound the death knell for the old-fashioned sell-in?

The PR industry has long been aware of the cries of exasperated journalists receiving hundreds of daily pitch emails.

Gill Morris: 'There's a third option with the APPC-PRCA merger'

Gill Morris: 'There's a third option with the APPC-PRCA merger'

DevoConnect founder and former APPC chair Gill Morris has backed the APPC-PRCA merger as a "step in the right direction" but says the "messy and personal" debate is not the foundation for a "happy marriage".

Senior lobbyists call for pause to APPC-PRCA merger vote

Senior lobbyists call for pause to APPC-PRCA merger vote

Four senior lobbyists have urged the APPC to put the merger vote on ice until a wider consultation process can be carried out, to help overcome "significant division within the industry".

New Silver Buck agency to 'disrupt' health tech PR

New Silver Buck agency to 'disrupt' health tech PR

Two former directors of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have founded a PR and marketing agency dedicated to healthcare technology.

Why Harvey Nichols smashed store windows for a female empowerment campaign

Why Harvey Nichols smashed store windows for a female empowerment campaign

A group of gender equality champions including Dr Helen Pankhurst smashed windows at Harvey Nichols on Thursday as a symbol of how far women still have to go to fight for their rights.

In brief: Wall Street English hires Another Word, Approach adds trio, Havas launches climate initiative

In brief: Wall Street English hires Another Word, Approach adds trio, Havas launches climate initiative

Approach grows team, Volpa opens second office in Scotland, Another Word wins Wall Street English, and more from PRWeek UK.

APPC-PRCA merger: Here are the final pitches for both sides of the debate

APPC-PRCA merger: Here are the final pitches for both sides of the debate

As ballot papers are sent out to APPC members today (14 September), PRWeek has summarised the final pitches from both sides of the APPC-PRCA merger debate.

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