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'Whatever you say about World Rugby, it isn't bent': Brian Moore on the 2023 Rugby World Cup race

'Whatever you say about World Rugby, it isn't bent': Brian Moore on the 2023 Rugby World Cup race

Rugby pundit Brian Moore has backed the decision to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, in conversation with PRWeek.

Ruder Finn launches internal comms practice

Ruder Finn launches internal comms practice

Called ICX, the practice will be led by the agency's New York and London offices.

Dods Group and Lord Bell make loans totalling £1m to start-up Sans Frontières

Dods Group and Lord Bell make loans totalling £1m to start-up Sans Frontières

Sans Frontières Associates, the agency set up last year by a former Bell Pottinger partner and chaired by Lord Bell, has been given interest-free loans totalling £1m by its chair and investor Dods Group.

Freuds hires from Wunderman for new data role and brings in director from Contagious

Freuds hires from Wunderman for new data role and brings in director from Contagious

Freuds has hired Joe Faul (pictured) from WPP digital agency Wunderman to the new role of head of data and analytics, and brought in Contagious and PepsiCo veteran Arif Haq as a director.

In brief: Redleaf lands financial services win, MHP wins former Bell Pottinger client, wins for Diffusion and Speed

Redleaf lands financial services win, MHP wins former Bell Pottinger client, wins for Diffusion and Speed, and more from PRWeek UK.

Cut-down Cannes 'saluted' by Publicis despite pull-out, while others give more cautious welcome

Cut-down Cannes 'saluted' by Publicis despite pull-out, while others give more cautious welcome

French holding company Publicis has welcomed the raft of changes announced to the Cannes Lions festival yesterday, while others have given it a more cautious welcome.

Watch: Black cab app mytaxi and St John Ambulance team up to give first-aid training to cabbies

Watch: Black cab app mytaxi and St John Ambulance team up to give first-aid training to cabbies

The cab-hailing app mytaxi has teamed up with St John Ambulance and agency Taylor Herring to launch the Knowledge+, which it says will mean black cabbies can "become London's new emergency responders".

Linstock co-founder Jon Bennett exits and sells 45 per cent stake for £116,000

Linstock co-founder Jon Bennett exits and sells 45 per cent stake for £116,000

Jon Bennett, the co-founder and co-owner of Linstock Communications, has stepped down as a director of the company but will continue to work with it in an associate capacity.

PRs launch 'Apology Clause' campaign to tell businesses they can apologise without legal liability worry

PRs launch 'Apology Clause' campaign to tell businesses they can apologise without legal liability worry

A trio of PR professionals have launched a campaign to raise awareness of a little-known law under which businesses can apologise when something goes wrong, without worrying that it amounts to an admission of guilt.

Mars tests giving PR firms global roles for the first time

Mars tests giving PR firms global roles for the first time

Freuds, Omnicom PR Group, Edelman, and Weber Shandwick are the firms that were handed worldwide assignments.

Google hires Ford's Colin Smith

Google hires Ford's Colin Smith

Smith was previously the communications leader for Ford Silicon Valley.

Angela Merkel campaigns adviser Joachim Koschnicke to become Hering Schuppener partner

Angela Merkel campaigns adviser Joachim Koschnicke to become Hering Schuppener partner

Joachim Koschnicke has been hired by Hering Schuppener, the European sister firm of Finsbury and Glover Park, following a short stint as head of strategic planning and strategic comms to German chancellor Angela Merkel.

FTI Consulting names Brian Kennedy as Americas strategic comms head

FTI Consulting names Brian Kennedy as Americas strategic comms head

Kennedy is succeeding Mark McCall, who recently stepped in for Ed Reilly in the top strategic comms role.

Hotwire UK head of engagement quits ahead of planned transfer to US office

Hotwire UK head of engagement quits ahead of planned transfer to US office

Hotwire UK's head of engagement John Brown has decided to leave the business, just days after it was announced he would be taking a more senior role in the firm's US operation.

Jon Iwata to retire from IBM; Ray Day picked as replacement

Jon Iwata to retire from IBM; Ray Day picked as replacement

Iwata will exit IBM next month after a 34-year career at the company, to be replaced by Ford veteran Ray Day.

Internal comms must 'define itself better' and give CEOs 'clarity' on its role

Internal comms must 'define itself better' and give CEOs 'clarity' on its role

The role of internal comms (IC) is not readily understood by CEOs and leadership teams, or often by IC practitioners themselves, according to a new report from the CIPR.

Opinion and features

Do we need women-only clubs to foster female entrepreneurs in PR?

Do we need women-only clubs to foster female entrepreneurs in PR?

As we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week this week, it's as good a time as any to reflect on the fact that I've been an entrepreneur for 15 years.

'Sorry' needn't be the hardest word for public sector organisations

'Sorry' needn't be the hardest word for public sector organisations

The Apology Clause campaign launched last week to make it easier for organisations to behave with compassion when things go wrong, and for victims to have better recoveries.

Does your brand content really need to be 'always on'?

Does your brand content really need to be 'always on'?

The year 2013 was a lightbulb moment for social content. It all started, innocently, when a blackout unexpectedly stopped play at the US Super Bowl.

Paying the 'Living Wage' is one of the keys to unlocking diversity in PR

Paying the 'Living Wage' is one of the keys to unlocking diversity in PR

This week is Living Wage Week, when businesses large and small across the country raise awareness of their commitments to pay all staff a Living Wage.

Tensions soar as airline saga takes a nosedive
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Tensions soar as airline saga takes a nosedive

The Ryanair debacle continued to hog the business pages this month. Then Monarch Airlines collapsed, triggering the greatest peace time repatriation effort in British history - and a clashing of heads between the political and corporate worlds.

What to expect when you hire a PR graduate

What to expect when you hire a PR graduate

After three years of studying a PR degree, I finally made it into PR - but do employers know what to expect from the grads they bring in?

Flop of the Month: Theresa May splutters through her make-or-break moment

Flop of the Month: Theresa May splutters through her make-or-break moment

Theresa May's keynote speech to the Conservative Party Conference was a make-or-break moment.

Three reasons why PR should start with a problem, not a headline

Three reasons why PR should start with a problem, not a headline

PR has evolved hugely over the years, for the better in my opinion, but old habits die hard and when consumers have an incredibly short attention span (I include myself here), there's no time for fluff.

What you see is what you get: Why LGBT+ visibility in comms remains vital

What you see is what you get: Why LGBT+ visibility in comms remains vital

Last week, the Financial Times released its OUTstanding list of the 100 most influential LGBT+ leaders in business.

The Ryanair debacle this autumn shows the rising importance of employee influence

The Ryanair debacle this autumn shows the rising importance of employee influence

During the recent crisis that has engulfed Ryanair, arguably the most damaging and enduring dent to its corporate brand and reputation has been the condemnation of the CEO, Michael O'Leary, by the company's employees.

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Remarkable hires ex-Bell Pottinger partner and former Lord Mayor as director

Remarkable hires ex-Bell Pottinger partner and former Lord Mayor as director

Public affairs and property comms agency Remarkable Group has hired former Bell Pottinger partner Steve Summers as a director.

In brief: Betsafe hires PrettyGreen, Brunswick veteran Riggins launches reputation agency, Hume Brophy hires former Labour MP

Betsafe hires PrettyGreen, Brunswick veteran Riggins launches reputation agency, wins for Seven Dials and Comprigo and more from PRWeek UK.

Satterthwaite to step down as chief executive of Chime amid senior management overhaul

Satterthwaite to step down as chief executive of Chime amid senior management overhaul

Chris Satterthwaite is to step down as chief executive of Chime - owner of PR agencies Good Relations, Harvard and Teamspirit - after 15 years in charge.

In brief: Axon and Madano owner gears up for growth, Launch sent on Quest, BARB brings Bromley on board

Axon and Madano owner gears up for growth, Launch sent on Quest, BARB brings Bromley on board and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum, health hires at Hanover and Lexington

Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum brief, health hires at Hanover and Lexington and more from PRWeek UK.

Does God do Twitter? Church of England appoints new director of comms with focus on social media

Does God do Twitter? Church of England appoints new director of comms with focus on social media

The Church of England's communications department will be headed up by new director Tashi Lassalle.

Porter Novelli hires Ravi Sunnak as EVP, sustainable development goals

Porter Novelli hires Ravi Sunnak as EVP, sustainable development goals

It's a new role at the Omnicom Group agency.