A creative and strategic engagement consultancy, United Culture, has launched that combines PR, marketing, brand and HR.
A PR professional has set up a not-for-profit venture, Look After, to help out-of-work PR practitioners provide support to businesses and charities struggling through the coronavirus crisis.
The need for better crisis-handling ability and a more defined sense of corporate purpose was rising up the agenda of FTSE 100 companies even before the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new report by executive search firm Watson Helsby.
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A WPP team has held the business for more than a decade.
Comms consultancy Powerscourt is providing strategic media advice to VentilatorChallengeUK, a coalition of leading industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors.
Edelman has guaranteed to protect the jobs of his global agency's 6,000-strong workforce during the coronavirus outbreak, PRWeek has learned.
Linstock has merged into Luther Pendragon to create a reputation management consultancy specialising in public affairs, crisis comms and behavioural science.
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has apologised for his "ill-judged and poorly-timed" attempt to keep his shops open during the coronavirus outbreak.
The PR industry is calling for urgent government intervention to support freelancers and self-employed workers as research reveals more than half have already lost at least 40 per cent of their regular income and the majority face financial ruin unless they receive help.
A ‘prodigal son’ has rejoined The Romans as a director and will sit on the agency's management team.
An 80-year-old businessman has faced a fierce backlash over a “damaging” 60 Minutes interview in which he said coronavirus was nothing to worry about and had been good for business.
Swedish ecommerce giant Klarna has appointed Engine MHP to provide corporate reputation, b2b, consumer and public affairs support in the UK.
Freuds staff have been told their jobs and pay packets will not be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a rallying call from founder and chairman Matthew Freud, PRWeek can reveal.
Ketchum has appointed Giuseppe Polimeno from social listening platform Pulsar as head of research and analytics in London.
He replaces Tony Cervone, who is retiring.
The coronavirus crisis has exposed how important corporate communications and public affairs has become to the c-suite. It’s time large corporations established a seat at the top table for comms directors.
Reducing spend on communications during the coronavirus crisis would be hugely counterproductive, with the negative ramifications felt now and as recovery takes hold, argues PRWeek UK editor John Harrington.
It is difficult for opposition parties to get attention – from the media, from the public, from business – at the best of times; now, at the worst of times, Labour’s new leader could look less relevant than ever.
The coronavirus has been a massive test of whether firms that talk the talk on 'purpose' can walk the walk. In general, UK supermarkets have passed with flying colours.
This is an unprecedented time for a lot of small businesses, which have neither bigger corporations' scale of operations, nor the advisors to help them navigate the difficult days that lie ahead.
Anyone who takes part in client pitches is in new territory, now that social distancing and isolation measures are in place across the UK and beyond. So how can you do it virtually and still build chemistry?
As much as the phrase ‘nothing has changed’ came to define the communications failure of Theresa May’s premiership, ‘everything has changed’ looms large over Boris Johnson’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
Branson and beyond: are veteran corporate 'mavericks' acting like dinosaurs with comms in COVID-19 crisis?
When PRWeek was compiling a list of the 50 best PR campaigns of the past 50 years last summer, one name came up frequently: Virgin. And, naturally, its famous founder.
The new government regulations have meant that there's had to be a significant change in the way I, and many others, live and operate.
At times of crisis, business leaders often turn to communications professionals to guide them.
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SEC Newgate has paused new hires and is looking into a range of programmes for employers in its various markets, but does not plan to furlough staff, PRWeek has learned. The group has appointed a new CFO, who will join in June.
Lexington has appointed former Wakefield MP Mary Creagh to chair its growing Responsible Business practice.
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Independent digital studio TheSoul Publishing has hired Eric Schultz from Golin, and appointed new agency partners Milk & Honey PR and 5W Public Relations, PRWeek can reveal.
George Robinson has left Newgate Communications, where he was an associate partner, to take up the role of head of UK government relations at travel platform Trainline.
NHBC, a warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has appointed Guy Lambert as head of marketing and communications.
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has appointed intelligence expert Rachel Coyle as managing director, EMEA.