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Sky corporate affairs chief Catherine Hicks departs after two years

Sky corporate affairs chief Catherine Hicks departs after two years

Catherine Hicks, group corporate affairs director of Sky, is leaving the business, with a successor due to be named in the new year.

Former BoJo aide Guto Harri to leave Liberty Global at end of year

Former BoJo aide Guto Harri to leave Liberty Global at end of year

Guto Harri is leaving his role at media giant Liberty Global, two years after the former Boris Johnson aide departed News UK.

RSA comms director departs in restructure after little more than a year

RSA comms director departs in restructure after little more than a year

Insurance group RSA's director of comms Alice Hunt, who reports to CEO Stephen Hester, is leaving the business as part of an internal restructure.

United Continental's Jim Olson to leave airline

United Continental's Jim Olson to leave airline

Olson is exiting the company after a year that included the David Dao incident and other crises.

Ben Burton leaves Weber Shandwick UK to join Porter Novelli's Irish operation

Ben Burton leaves Weber Shandwick UK to join Porter Novelli's Irish operation

Weber Shandwick UK's MD of corporate, financial and public affairs Ben Burton is leaving the company to join Porter Novelli's Dublin office, as Ireland's capital looks to opportunities arising from Brexit.

PR advisers line up as GVC puts offer on table for Ladbrokes Coral

PR advisers line up as GVC puts offer on table for Ladbrokes Coral

Tulchan is providing PR advice to Ladbrokes Coral as it becomes subject to a potential acquisition by GVC Holdings, whose PR has been provided by Buchanan since the collapse of Bell Pottinger.

Stereotypically 'male' tone of voice in thought leadership 'discourages collaboration'

Stereotypically 'male' tone of voice in thought leadership 'discourages collaboration'

Businesses are "unwittingly impeding" the success of their thought-leadership content by writing in an assertive and stereotypically "male" tone of voice, new research suggests.

Lloyd's of London's Stewart Todd to join Santander to lead media and public policy

Lloyd's of London's Stewart Todd to join Santander to lead media and public policy

Stewart Todd will join the bank Santander UK in March as head of external comms.

England's rising football star Dele Alli hires CAA and The Sports PR Company in bid to 'maximise off-field potential'

England's rising football star Dele Alli hires CAA and The Sports PR Company in bid to 'maximise off-field potential'

Tottenham Hotspur and England national team player Dele Alli has appointed The Sports PR Company to manage his PR and CAA Sports to manage his commercial portfolio.

Nissan Europe comms chief Stuart Jackson adds brand to remit

Nissan Europe comms chief Stuart Jackson adds brand to remit

Nissan has further expanded the scope of its European communications operation, with comms chief Stuart Jackson given additional responsibility for the brand team.

Asda corporate affairs VP Charlotte Cool departs business after summer shake-up

Asda corporate affairs VP Charlotte Cool departs business after summer shake-up

Asda's vice president of corporate affairs Charlotte Cool has departed the business, following a major restructure at the supermarket.

Which UK agencies are the most profitable and which bring in the most fees per head?

Which UK agencies are the most profitable and which bring in the most fees per head?

Axicom is again the UK PR agency with the strongest margins, while Finsbury leads the way in terms of fee income per head, according to the latest marketing industry research from Kingston Smith.

Ford 'wants to' extend global relationship with WPP

Ford 'wants to' extend global relationship with WPP

WPP's global partnership with Ford, the marcoms giant's biggest global client, is being reviewed and may be extended - although final decisions have not been made.

PR industry reacts with humour and panic as Gorkana database goes down

PR industry reacts with humour and panic as Gorkana database goes down

UK PR professionals this morning saw their plans to sell-in stories in disarray after the Gorkana database went offline for unexpected maintenance.

Royals face headache with William and Kate likely to be 'overshadowed', says PR man who wrote Harry biography

Royals face headache with William and Kate likely to be 'overshadowed', says PR man who wrote Harry biography

The Royal Family's PR operation faces a conundrum with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge likely to be "massively overshadowed" by his newly engaged brother and wife-to-be Meghan Markle, according to a PR man who covered the princes as a journalist and biographer.

Uber UK signs Spurs man to lead 'community engagement' team

Uber UK signs Spurs man to lead 'community engagement' team

Adam Davison has joined Uber UK as team lead for its UK and Ireland community engagement.

Opinion and features

The right to privacy and personal data applies to all, not just the Premier League

The right to privacy and personal data applies to all, not just the Premier League

Media lawyers and judges have, since the Human Rights Act came into force in 2000, grappled with numerous circumstances where the right to privacy competes with other rights, perhaps most notably the rights of the media to freedom of expression.

Interns are people too - so why can't a 'people business' like PR recognise that?

Interns are people too - so why can't a 'people business' like PR recognise that?

In the PR world we often use the phrase "we're a people business", yet, in parallel, we hear about PR companies exploiting young people with unpaid work experience and internships designed to "open doors" to a career in communications.

The rise of the lean, green PR Machine

The rise of the lean, green PR Machine

New agile business models are bringing the era of wasteful practices in PR to a close, but what does the lean principle mean for our industry?

Are you biased against women at work? Probably, and it's usually unconscious

Are you biased against women at work? Probably, and it's usually unconscious

Look around any PR agency and the chances are you'll see more women than men because PR is an industry that is inclusive of women at every level - except the very top.

Pitching, planning and reflecting - why December is not dead time for PR

Pitching, planning and reflecting - why December is not dead time for PR

In a recent client meeting, it was said, "well, then we are into mid-November, and then it's Christmas, so dead time".

Top of the Month: Uber's new CEO takes control of the steering wheel

Top of the Month: Uber's new CEO takes control of the steering wheel

Uber's new chief executive this month skilfully distanced himself from his predecessor and the brand's past modus operandi; a smart move for a company looking to convert innovation and huge popularity into a viable business.

You don't need AVE to work out PR's financial ROI

You don't need AVE to work out PR's financial ROI

One thing my 20-plus years in PR has taught me is that this industry doesn't stay still for long.

Is Moz really Monty in a bigger suit?' It could be the reason why the campaign lacks talkability

Is Moz really Monty in a bigger suit?' It could be the reason why the campaign lacks talkability

In today's fast-forward, ad-blocking, box set-watching world, I take my hat off to John Lewis for making one of the few campaigns people still talk about. Until now.

'A hard road to walk' - can brands advertise with the Daily Mail and still keep customers on side?

'A hard road to walk' - can brands advertise with the Daily Mail and still keep customers on side?

So Paperchase has apologised to its followers on social media after objections were aired to the promotional deal it ran on the front page of Saturday's print edition of the Daily Mail.

Boutique agencies are critical to the future of PR

Boutique agencies are critical to the future of PR

I first started in PR when Instagram didn't exist, Facebook ads weren't really 'a thing' and cost-per-click had yet to evolve into the giant performance marketing industry it is today.

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In brief: Sard recruits from Edelman, Brands2Life hires deputy MD, PRCA elects Council vice-chairman, wins for Fusion and Third City

In brief: Sard recruits from Edelman, Brands2Life hires deputy MD, PRCA elects Council vice-chairman, wins for Fusion and Third City

Sard hires Edelman's Young, Brands2Life hires Katy Stolliday as deputy MD, Third City takes off with Delta, police comms chief named PRCA Council vice-chairman and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Irish press secretary joins Edelman, Hotwire hires, German launch from Premier

In brief: Irish press secretary joins Edelman, Hotwire hires, German launch from Premier

Feargal Purcell joins Edelman Ireland, Hotwire hires corporate strategy director, Premier launches German campaign and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Irvine takes MHP brand helm, Bull joins Beattie, wins for PRCO and Seymour

In brief: Irvine takes MHP brand helm, Bull joins Beattie, wins for PRCO and Seymour

Irvine succeeds Sansom at MHP brand helm, Beattie bags Bull, Chenot appoints PRCO and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry expands, Halpern joins Mayor's charity board, PMK-BNC co-CEO to leave

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry expands, Halpern joins Mayor's charity board, PMK-BNC co-CEO to leave and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Powerscourt hires Marinker, M&C Saatchi hires 'This girl can' PR chief, Mark Smith joins Dods board, MSL's Czech in

In brief: Powerscourt hires Marinker, M&C Saatchi hires 'This girl can' PR chief, Mark Smith joins Dods board, MSL's Czech in

Powerscourt hires Steve Marinker from Maitland, M&C Saatchi appoints 'This girl can' PR chief Kate Bosomworth, Mark Smith joins Dods board and more from PRWeek UK.

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.