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Third City and Goldsmiths University launch creative partnership

Third City and Goldsmiths University launch creative partnership

PR agency Third City has launched a partnership with London university Goldsmiths to help "the next generation of young creatives transition into the workplace".

Lack of diversity in campaigns a “blind spot” in PR, experts warn

Lack of diversity in campaigns a “blind spot” in PR, experts warn

PR has a blind spot around creating campaigns that lack inclusivity and are not representative of target audiences. There is also a prevailing culture of awkward silence when racial diversity is questioned: “Why does it have to be the black person that has to stand up and point these things out?”

The PR Show: 'You have to believe this in your bones' – the secret to earning Blueprint accreditation

The PR Show: 'You have to believe this in your bones' – the secret to earning Blueprint accreditation

Agencies must already have diversity and inclusion embedded in the heart of their organisation to be successful in being accredited for the Blueprint scheme, according to leaders of the only three agencies that have qualified.

Catch Communications launches UAE academy

Catch Communications launches UAE academy

Lifestyle consultancy Catch Communications has launched a training arm, Catch Academy, in the UAE.

Racism in PR: Personal stories of a systemic problem and how the industry must improve

Racism in PR: Personal stories of a systemic problem and how the industry must improve

A PR industry report exposed the role of racism, microaggressions, non-inclusive cultures and other barriers leading to an exodus of BAME talent. PRWeek asked six industry leaders about their own experiences of prejudice and what needs to change.

'PR industry leaders fail to consider BAME diversity in recruitment' – executive recruitment boss

'PR industry leaders fail to consider BAME diversity in recruitment' – executive recruitment boss

PR industry leaders are not taking any steps to hold recruitment agencies to account and ensure they receive enough BAME candidates in the recruitment process, an executive recruitment leader has warned. Retention is also a major issue.

Exclusive: PR salary growth rate maintained but agencies nudge ahead of in-house for bonuses

Exclusive: PR salary growth rate maintained but agencies nudge ahead of in-house for bonuses

Corporate comms salary growth has been maintained for the second year running – with single-figure average increases – but bonuses for agency staff have edged ahead of those for in-house teams for the first time in a decade. Meanwhile, the demand and opportunity for flexible working arrangements has risen sharply, according to a report shown exclusively to PRWeek.

It’s time the industry stopped telling us we’re ‘not the right fit’

It’s time the industry stopped telling us we’re ‘not the right fit’

A big part of the racism issue in the PR industry is the fixation on ‘fit’.

Women in PR/PRWeek Mentoring Programme – apply now for biggest scheme yet

Women in PR/PRWeek Mentoring Programme – apply now for biggest scheme yet

Mentee applications are now open for the Women in PR and PRWeek Mentoring Programme. Significant changes this year include the scheme being 100 per cent digital amid the coronavirus lockdown.

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