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MSL's Salterbaxter hires Edelman veteran as MD while founders step back

MSL's Salterbaxter hires Edelman veteran as MD while founders step back

Salterbaxter, the social purpose and sustainability business of MSL, has hired a new MD while its founding duo have taken up advisory roles.

Royal Wedding a PR hit even though palace press team 'lost control'

Royal Wedding a PR hit even though palace press team 'lost control'

While the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captivated millions on Saturday, the couple "may come to regret their aggressive approach" to press relations for some time, according to Royal comms experts.

In brief: Golin appointed by Dimension Data, CCgroup and Hills Balfour wins, Newcastle wheel project hires Brand8

In brief: Golin appointed by Dimension Data, CCgroup and Hills Balfour wins, Newcastle wheel project hires Brand8

Golin wins Dimension Data, CCgroup takes lead on Travelex, Newcastle wheel project hires Brand8, and more from PRWeek UK.

UK tech giant ARM takes on new agency after a year with Allison+Partners

UK tech giant ARM takes on new agency after a year with Allison+Partners

The UK's largest tech firm ARM has ended its work with Allison+Partners and begun work with Bite Global, PRWeek has learned.

Public would cut ties with those who mishandle their personal data, survey finds

Public would cut ties with those who mishandle their personal data, survey finds

Three quarters of the public would end their relationship with a company or organisation which mishandled their personal data, an exclusive poll for PRWeek has found.

Around 60 comms jobs could go at BT amid restructure and 'modernisation'

Around 60 comms jobs could go at BT amid restructure and 'modernisation'

BT is consulting on plans to cut its comms workforce by around 20 per cent, with about 60 roles thought to be under threat amid a major restructure at the telecoms giant, PRWeek has learned.

GDPR and direct marketing: an opportunity for PR and comms?

GDPR and direct marketing: an opportunity for PR and comms?

The impact of GDPR on the direct marketing industry could present a huge opportunity for the PR and comms industry to meet clients' needs in a brave new world.

Case study: Paisley 2021 bid for UK City of Culture rekindles Scottish town's sense of identity

Case study: Paisley 2021 bid for UK City of Culture rekindles Scottish town's sense of identity

Paisley launched a bid to become the UK City of Culture 2021, part of a plan to tap into the Scottish town's heritage while taking it into the future. It may not have won, but the campaign brought a depressed town into the 21st century.

Hotwire loses senior trio in US, Madrid and London

Hotwire loses senior trio in US, Madrid and London

Three senior figures have left Hotwire in recent months, including a high-profile recent US hire and one of its longest serving staffers in London.

PRWeek Global Awards 2018: winners revealed

PRWeek Global Awards 2018: winners revealed

The best of the best in global PR and communications assembled in London tonight to find out who would take home the coveted trophies at the PRWeek Global Awards 2018.

In brief: H+K's Chowney hired by Condé Nast, Parsons takes PROI chair, B2L gets equine welfare job

In brief: H+K's Chowney hired by Condé Nast, Parsons takes PROI chair, B2L gets equine welfare job

H+K's Chowney hired by Condé Nast, Clare Parsons takes PROI chair, Brands2Life gets equine welfare job, and more from PRWeek UK.

New easyJet CEO hires ABF, M&S and H+K veteran as group comms boss

New easyJet CEO hires ABF, M&S and H+K veteran as group comms boss

EasyJet, which announced encouraging half-year financial results today, has hired Flic Howard-Allen in the role of group communications officer to replace Paul Moore, who departs for ITV in June.

Weber Shandwick UK head of corporate, financial and public affairs leaves after 21 years

Weber Shandwick UK head of corporate, financial and public affairs leaves after 21 years

Jon McLeod, the chair of Weber Shandwick's UK corporate, financial and public affairs practice, as well as of its Manchester office, is leaving the company after putting in place various new hires in the areas he oversees.

Cognito names Vivienne Hsu international MD

Cognito names Vivienne Hsu international MD

Hsu will oversee Cognito's EMEA and U.S. business.

MHP wins Coca-Cola European Partners account

MHP wins Coca-Cola European Partners account

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the multinational bottling company, has hired MHP as its comms agency following a competitive pitch.

Rafael Nadal's comms man joins Pagefield to launch sports practice with British athletics legend among clients

Rafael Nadal's comms man joins Pagefield to launch sports practice with British athletics legend among clients

Benito Pérez-Barbadillo, the long-time PR manager for Rafael Nadal, is joining London's Pagefield as a consultant in a new sports division launching with several high-profile clients.

Opinion and features

Crisis comms: spare the CEO and let the brand take the strain

Crisis comms: spare the CEO and let the brand take the strain

Imagine reading a thriller set in the PR industry: crisis comms would be the most intriguing backdrop for the plot, as this is the closest PR gets to real human drama.

GDPR: Risks and opportunities for the industry of the biggest shake-up of personal data in a generation

GDPR: Risks and opportunities for the industry of the biggest shake-up of personal data in a generation

There is a week to go until the introduction of General Data Protection Legislation - a beefed-up version of existing data protection laws that aims to put people in charge of their personal data, but which could also have far-reaching implications for the PR and comms industry.

Sector specialism: Short-sighted or just commercially astute?

Sector specialism: Short-sighted or just commercially astute?

It's all too easy, when working agency-side or as a part of an in-house communications team, to forget the real drivers that compel a company to engage with PR.

Sector specialism in PR and comms is a short-sighted requirement

Sector specialism in PR and comms is a short-sighted requirement

More often than not, 'sector experience' is listed as a key requirement when a company is shortlisting agencies to handle its PR.

Earning coverage: Five steps to the perfect media day

Earning coverage: Five steps to the perfect media day

Media days can become a waking nightmare for public relations practitioners if not planned correctly, but there are ways to avoid the pitfalls and ensure a successful event.

Showcase: Edelman helps Shell show off its green credentials through father-and-son Polar challenge

Showcase: Edelman helps Shell show off its green credentials through father-and-son Polar challenge

When Shell agreed to sponsor a pioneering South Pole expedition, it turned to its longstanding PR agency Edelman to help tell the story.

Inside in-house: The CAA on Monarch, drones and not being in the news

Inside in-house: The CAA on Monarch, drones and not being in the news

The Civil Aviation Authority's comms team talk to PRWeek about the collapse of Monarch Airlines, the benefits of not being in the media spotlight, drones and disabled passengers.

Britain is looking for a Brexit model that can work, but should they copy Norway? Absolutely not!

Britain is looking for a Brexit model that can work, but should they copy Norway? Absolutely not!

Once upon a time, the sun didn't set over the British Empire, the Queen was more than a symbolic figure, and "Rule Britannia" had meaning beyond nostalgia.

Local news is among the most trusted information sources - and this is why

Local news is among the most trusted information sources - and this is why

Trust in local newspapers is rising, according to a recent study, while Facebook and Twitter are said to be increasingly eyed with suspicion as news sources.

Why it is cool to be kind
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Edelman Germany picks Ernst Primosch as CEO

Edelman Germany picks Ernst Primosch as CEO

Primosch joins from Hill+Knowlton Strategies Germany, where he most recently served as non-executive chairman.

Christopher Hannegan exits Brunswick amid string of departures

Christopher Hannegan exits Brunswick amid string of departures

Hannegan was a partner and head of Brunswick's employee engagement practice.

Edelman UK hires senior duo to lead new purpose division

Edelman UK hires senior duo to lead new purpose division

Edelman has created two brand and social purpose roles in its UK team, with the new practice represented on its executive committee.

Rogers & Cowan buys fashion entertainment firm ITB Worldwide

Rogers & Cowan buys fashion entertainment firm ITB Worldwide

The acquisition adds to R&C's London office and its fashion capabilities.

In brief: Unlimited makes b2b acquisition, GoFundMe hires Rickman, ex-broadcaster joins agency, PRCA teams up with new MAAG

In brief: Unlimited makes b2b acquisition, GoFundMe hires Rickman, ex-broadcaster joins agency, PRCA teams up with new MAAG

First Base acquired by Unlimited, GoFundMe hires digital lead and expands Fleishman brief, Third City picks up 'Piggy wallet', and more from PRWeek UK.

Hanover recruits ex-Liberty Global and News UK comms chief Guto Harri

Hanover recruits ex-Liberty Global and News UK comms chief Guto Harri

Hanover has hired former Boris Johnson aide Guto Harri as a senior adviser, following his two-year stint at Liberty Global.

In brief: New role for Edelman veteran Brain, Brands2Life's £1k staff loans, senior Guardian journalist joins Brunswick

In brief: New role for Edelman veteran Brain, Brands2Life's £1k staff loans, senior Guardian journalist joins Brunswick

David Brain's new non-executive director role, Brands2Life offers "life stages" loans to employees, newspaper veteran Dan Roberts joins Brunswick, and more from PRWeek UK.