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Goodbye, Blue Rubicon: Teneo removes all sub-branding across global business

Goodbye, Blue Rubicon: Teneo removes all sub-branding across global business

Teneo has removed the sub-branding from all its global operations, making Teneo the name used for the business worldwide with the phasing out of established agency monikers, including Blue Rubicon, PRWeek can reveal.

Nissan's Ghosn scandal: the brand impact

Nissan's Ghosn scandal: the brand impact

Shock arrest of leader could actually present an opportunity, according to experts.

Twitter PR pros call out Facebook's 'garbage move' of blaming its comms team

Twitter PR pros call out Facebook's 'garbage move' of blaming its comms team

"Sorry, but blaming your comms team in times of crisis is a garbage move," said one unlikely ally.

For Amazon, the communications challenge is just beginning

For Amazon, the communications challenge is just beginning

The company's landmark HQ2 announcement is meeting headwinds, but experts see a net win for Amazon.

Facebook on the NYT bombshell report: 'There are a number of inaccuracies in the story'

Facebook on the NYT bombshell report: 'There are a number of inaccuracies in the story'

Highlights from Facebook's rebuke to The New York Times exposé, and PR pros' reactions to the lobbying revelations.

Facebook drops Definers Public Affairs after explosive NYT allegations

Facebook drops Definers Public Affairs after explosive NYT allegations

Facebook has cut ties with US agency Definers Public Affairs, which it allegedly hired to spread damning information about critics and competitors. It used the firm to link liberal financier George Soros to anti-Facebook movements.

Animatronic orangutan spotted wandering London in second phase of Iceland campaign

Animatronic orangutan spotted wandering London in second phase of Iceland campaign

A distressed, lone orangutan has been spotted this morning wandering several London locations, according to a source close to the primate at Taylor Herring.

Gilead names Michael Boyd VP of government affairs, policy

Gilead names Michael Boyd VP of government affairs, policy

Boyd has worked at AbbVie, Pfizer, and Schering-Plough.

In brief: DeVries' gin win, Mitsubishi Electric appoints Brands2Life, new accounts for Golin and Milk & Honey

In brief: DeVries' gin win, Mitsubishi Electric appoints Brands2Life, new accounts for Golin and Milk & Honey

Mitsubishi Electric warms to Brands2Life, former HS2 internal comms chief joins 44 Communications, wins for Golin and Milk & Honey, and more from PRWeek UK.

Richard Nichols leaves post as Instinctif CEO for new role

Richard Nichols leaves post as Instinctif CEO for new role

Richard Nichols has left his role as CEO of Instinctif Partners, moving to the new position of deputy chairman following Tim Linacre's promotion to group MD, PRWeek has learned.

Sir Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital hires agency for financial PR

Sir Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital hires agency for financial PR

Sir Martin Sorrell's investment vehicle S4 Capital has hired Powerscourt to handle financial PR.

Sky corporate comms and campaigns chief resigns to launch 'a different kind of advisory'

Sky corporate comms and campaigns chief resigns to launch 'a different kind of advisory'

Gavin Davis, Sky's director of corporate communications and campaigns, is leaving the broadcaster after two years to launch "a different kind of advisory business", he has told PRWeek.

Edelman's Stacey Zolt Hara joins Visa

Edelman's Stacey Zolt Hara joins Visa

The San Francisco-based role is new at the payments company.

The crisis comms lesson behind KFC's 'FCK bucket'

The crisis comms lesson behind KFC's 'FCK bucket'

For 10 days during the biggest disaster in fried chicken history, everyone at KFC HQ was thinking one thing - "FFFFFCCCCKKKK".

Rank Group hires betting industry veteran as first director of public affairs

Rank Group hires betting industry veteran as first director of public affairs

Rank Group, the UK-listed gambling operator, has hired betting industry communications veteran David Williams to the new role of director of public affairs.

In brief: WE extends Capgemini brief, new Midlands agency launches, wins for Echo and Instinct

In brief: WE extends Capgemini brief, new Midlands agency launches, wins for Echo and Instinct

WE's Capgemini brief goes global, new agency launches in East Midlands, wins for The Lifestyle Agency and Instinct, Daulby sets up Honest Communications.

Opinion and features

Oh bah humbug! I love Elton and John Lewis

Oh bah humbug! I love Elton and John Lewis

The new John Lewis ad broke late last week, and I think for the first time in its history it's creating a true marmite response. So which side of the fence am I on? Well, I just loved it.

PR agencies rebranding as PR agencies - please stop

PR agencies rebranding as PR agencies - please stop

I think it was early 2016 at another 'Future of PR' event when I'd had enough; all 17 stone of me lurched forward to intercept the microphone from some poor, weary, events administrator.

Flack on Friday: Meyer's negroni-fuelled eulogy, breaking awards news, fun with Finsbury, PR's Julien Caesar

Flack on Friday: Meyer's negroni-fuelled eulogy, breaking awards news, fun with Finsbury, PR's Julien Caesar

This week in Flack: Meyer explains Pagefield's secret weapon and nicknames the PM, Talker Taylor wants to Instagram the f*ck out of stuff, meet PR's version of Kanye West, mums rate Christmas ads, and more.

Why immersive technology will transform communications across sectors

Why immersive technology will transform communications across sectors

Imagine getting a virtual tour of a blackened lung as part of a smoking cessation campaign, being able to test cutting-edge equipment located on the other side of the world or having a politician campaign in your living room.

'It's our role as industry leaders to be wide-eyed and build new things' - PR's next top model

'It's our role as industry leaders to be wide-eyed and build new things' - PR's next top model

In the wake of Martin Sorrell's claim that unification of brand services is the future, why does the PR industry insist on swimming in its own lane instead of leading the revolution?

Forget SEO 'link building' - three metrics PR people should obsess over instead

Forget SEO 'link building' - three metrics PR people should obsess over instead

We've hit peak "link building". There's no bigger proof than seeing the PR industry damaging its most valuable currency in search of them: their relationships with journalists.

If Facebook sneezes, do other tech giants catch a reputational cold?

If Facebook sneezes, do other tech giants catch a reputational cold?

For keen watchers of tech and innovation, Facebook sent up a reputational flare from Silicon Valley last month.

We let PR become a dirty word, now we are paying the price

We let PR become a dirty word, now we are paying the price

Last month, M&C Saatchi PR announced it was rebranding to M&C Saatchi Public Relations.

If Waitrose let Sitwell go because it thought vegans were humourless, it had a point

If Waitrose let Sitwell go because it thought vegans were humourless, it had a point

Should we be publicly held to account for comments made in private and is it right that someone should lose their job because of those comments?

Every PR and comms leader needs a coach, especially the ones flying solo

Every PR and comms leader needs a coach, especially the ones flying solo

"People join companies, but leave managers" - this is at the heart of why every leader needs a coach.

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Ex-Sun editor Dominic Mohan leaves role as Outside Organisation CEO

Ex-Sun editor Dominic Mohan leaves role as Outside Organisation CEO

Dominic Mohan has left his role as CEO at Outside Organisation, the agency founded by entertainment PR veteran Alan Edwards, PRWeek has learned.

In brief: Talker Tailor wins Stay One Degree account, Slido appoints comms director, wins for MHP, Wild West and CiCi

In brief: Talker Tailor wins Stay One Degree account, Slido appoints comms director, wins for MHP, Wild West and CiCi

Speedy Hire appoints MHP, Threepipe to promote Alice in Winterland, DeVries picks up beauty brand, wins for Talker Tailor, Wild West and CiCi, and more from PRWeek UK.

Citypress hires Edelman London director

Citypress hires Edelman London director

Citypress has appointed Reena Mistry from Edelman London to lead its Midlands office and join its growing senior leadership team.

Invesco appoints Graham Hook head of UK government relations

Invesco appoints Graham Hook head of UK government relations

Investment management firm Invesco has appointed Graham Hook to the newly created role of head of UK government relations and public policy.

Hume Brophy appoints Helen Munro as UK managing director

Hume Brophy appoints Helen Munro as UK managing director

Global communications agency Hume Brophy has appointed former Whitehouse Consulting MD Helen Munro as managing director of its UK business.

Portland appoints Louise Winmill as partner in its corporate division

Portland appoints Louise Winmill as partner in its corporate division

Integrated comms consultancy Portland has hired Louise Winmill as a partner in its 85-strong corporate division.

In Brief: DawBell signs up celebs, Dr. Martens picks new agency, wins for Brands2Life, Building Relations

In Brief: DawBell signs up celebs, Dr. Martens picks new agency, wins for Brands2Life, Building Relations

Whiteoaks promotes senior duo, DawBell picks up celebrity clients, Dr. Martens chooses We Are Social, Brands2Life's international account win, and more from PRWeek UK.