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Thames Water taps up first comms director from Maitland

Thames Water taps up first comms director from Maitland

Thames Water has appointed Maitland partner Sundeep Tucker to the new position of director of communications.

It's important to celebrate the NHS at 70, but we must focus on the long-term plan

It's important to celebrate the NHS at 70, but we must focus on the long-term plan

The NHS' 70th 'birthday present' is an opportunity for healthcare comms professionals but there is no room for sentimentality, writes Incisive Health's Sarah Winstone.

Former PR lead for Branson and London's Olympic Park named new LTA comms chief

Former PR lead for Branson and London's Olympic Park named new LTA comms chief

UK tennis governing body the Lawn Tennis Association has hired Victoria O'Byrne as its new comms director.

In brief: Third City hires joint MDs, Next 15 buys industrial specialist, new wins for Kin and Anteater

In brief: Third City hires joint MDs, Next 15 buys industrial specialist, new wins for Kin and Anteater

Third City hires joint MDs, Next 15 acquires industrial specialist, Cherish heads to US, and more from PRWeek UK.

Flack on Friday: Boating happy, US PR chief in London, cryin' lions, how many emails?

Flack on Friday: Boating happy, US PR chief in London, cryin' lions, how many emails?

In Flack this week: Inside the journalist inbox, PRWeek man in baby form, PRCA boat party, and Angie Moxham revives the '90s spirit.

Ofcom calls for Facebook and Google to be independently regulated over fake news

Ofcom calls for Facebook and Google to be independently regulated over fake news

Facebook and Google should be subject to independent regulation to tackle the spread of misleading information online, the head of the UK's communications regulator has argued.

How brands can learn from Iain Banks and why weakness can be appealing

How brands can learn from Iain Banks and why weakness can be appealing

Iain Bank's career had a stuttering start: his first four novels, written over a 12-year period, were rejected by every publisher he tried.

What we learned from Build-a-Bear's pay your age promotion

What we learned from Build-a-Bear's pay your age promotion

Build-a-Bear's pay your age promotion allowed parents to buy a bear, normally costing up to £52, for the price of their child's age.

Publicis Groupe expands country model to eight key markets

Publicis Groupe expands country model to eight key markets

Publicis Groupe has expanded its "country model" to eight key global markets as the French ad giant's restructure continues.

Olson Engage ends relationship with Papa John's over founder's comments

Olson Engage ends relationship with Papa John's over founder's comments

A representative from the agency said Olson had recurring differences with founder John Schnatter, who resigned as the company's chairman on Wednesday after his use of the n-word on a conference call became public.

Julian Assange takes on ex-Labour MP and PR man Richard Hillgrove to seek 'political solution' to extradition impasse

Julian Assange takes on ex-Labour MP and PR man Richard Hillgrove to seek 'political solution' to extradition impasse

Julian Assange has taken on a new team to provide PR, parliamentary engagement and other services, as he attempts to secure a way for him to end his stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Cannes Lions owner makes MD Jose Papa redundant

Cannes Lions owner makes MD Jose Papa redundant

Jose Papa, who had the job of running the Cannes Lions ad festival for the past two years, is being made redundant by the festival's owner Ascential.

Deliveroo brings in new consumer agency after parting with Hope&Glory

Deliveroo brings in new consumer agency after parting with Hope&Glory

Deliveroo has taken on a new agency for UK consumer campaigns, PRWeek has learned.

From PR pro to working mum: reflections on the maternity leave experience

From PR pro to working mum: reflections on the maternity leave experience

Holly Pither, associate director at Bottle and new mother, has spoken to PRWeek about her experience of maternity leave, returning to her agency early and what the industry should be doing to support women.

From the editor-in-chief: Creativity, optimism and diversity define this summer

From the editor-in-chief: Creativity, optimism and diversity define this summer

Creativity and diversity are the hot topics in the communications business this summer. The two are proving closely intertwined, of which more in a moment.

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