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Travelopia hires travel PR specialist to provide strategic comms

Travelopia hires travel PR specialist to provide strategic comms

Lotus has been appointed by Travelopia as its UK PR agency following a competitive pitch.

Powerscourt strengthens TMT and financial teams with senior hires

Powerscourt strengthens TMT and financial teams with senior hires

Powerscourt has appointed Jessica Hodgson to its TMT team and Donjeta Miftari, who made this year's PRWeek 30 Under 30, as a senior consultant in financials' team.

Manifest hires chief technical officer to drive ambitious innovation programme

Manifest hires chief technical officer to drive ambitious innovation programme

Manifest has taken the unusual step of hiring a CTO as it aims to invest 15 per cent of its budget on building new marketing tools.

Classic IPG 'upwards shuffle' as Polansky and Heimann take top jobs

Classic IPG 'upwards shuffle' as Polansky and Heimann take top jobs

The news last night that Weber Shandwick, the world's second-largest PR firm, has promoted Gail Heimann to global CEO, comes as no surprise to those of us who've followed the agency closely over the past decade or two.

Hotwire appoints new UK MD from Text 100

Hotwire appoints new UK MD from Text 100

Hotwire has appointed Tara O'Donnell as its new UK managing director in September. She joins from Text 100, where she was most recently the UK MD.

Mischief unveils new leadership team

Mischief unveils new leadership team

Mischief has appointed creative director Greg Jones as its new managing director, filling a leadership void left by the departure of CEO Frankie Cory.

London music venue condemns 'shady' lobbying campaign that 'subverts democracy'

London music venue condemns 'shady' lobbying campaign that 'subverts democracy'

A 'shady' and 'fake' lobbying campaign to stop an entertainment venue from being built in East London continues to have a "negative impact" on its planning application and has been slammed as an "attempt to subvert democracy".

Superdream founder 'spent company money on home extensions and family flights'

Superdream founder 'spent company money on home extensions and family flights'

Superdream's founder Jason Manning is alleged to have taken a substantial amount of money out of the business for a house extension, family flights to Australia and other items, as details emerge about events leading up to the agency's collapse earlier this month.

The Academy crowned inaugural PR Cup champions

The Academy crowned inaugural PR Cup champions

The Academy has lifted the inaugural PR Cup following a clinical 9-2 win over the CIPR at Nine Elms Powerleague on Friday in the most exciting sports action of the weekend. Football and the Taylor Bennett Foundation were the real winners.

New PR agency names top Mergermarket M&A adviser rankings

New PR agency names top Mergermarket M&A adviser rankings

Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and Kekst CNC are the new names at the top of two Mergermarket tables that rank PR agencies by M&A deals they handled globally in the first half of 2019.

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment global leader relocating to Australia

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment global leader relocating to Australia

Steve Martin, the global boss of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, is moving from London to Sydney in mid-September, PRWeek can reveal.

In a World Cup that 'lacked buzz', England's final heroics provide 'once in a lifetime' opportunity

In a World Cup that 'lacked buzz', England's final heroics provide 'once in a lifetime' opportunity

England's Cricket World Cup heroics on the field have left the PR and comms industry purring, but some feel the tournament could have generated a greater buzz and that the sport needs to make the most of the final's success.

Red Havas young gun takes the helm of Manchester PR agency

Red Havas young gun takes the helm of Manchester PR agency

Red Havas head of news Alex Duckett, 27, has left to lead Manchester-based agency Wentworth PR. He played a pivotal role in Greggs' vegan sausage roll launch.

The Pope's former spokesperson appointed comms director of leading business school

The Pope's former spokesperson appointed comms director of leading business school

The Vatican's former spokesperson has been appointed as director of communications of the IESE Business School.

Ex-Premier League corp comms head signed by Concacaf

Ex-Premier League corp comms head signed by Concacaf

The Premier League's former head of corporate comms, Nick Noble, has taken up a role as director of communications at the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf).

Newgate advises investment firm on planned £750m Thomas Cook package

Newgate advises investment firm on planned £750m Thomas Cook package

Newgate has been advising Chinese investment firm Fosun on its proposed rescue package for holiday company Thomas Cook, PRWeek understands.

Opinion and features

Will the industry's London-bias thwart its future success?

Will the industry's London-bias thwart its future success?

London has long established itself as a global business, creative and media hub resulting in so many agencies and clients being based there.

The industry must push beyond BAME internship schemes to make PR & comms more 'colourful'

The industry must push beyond BAME internship schemes to make PR & comms more 'colourful'

My PR career began in 2012 after I secured a place on the training programme run by the Taylor Bennett Foundation.

NHSX & Alexa: A power couple, but with reputational pitfalls for both

NHSX & Alexa: A power couple, but with reputational pitfalls for both

NHSX announced its first big initiative late last week and they didn't go small - it's a partnership with Amazon's Alexa, the tech giant's AI-powered voice assistant.

If you want to run a campaign for good: be credible, be authentic and mean it

If you want to run a campaign for good: be credible, be authentic and mean it

This week we are celebrating the winners of the second Campaigns for Good Awards.

Am I dreaming big enough? Why are there so few female founders in the PRWeek Top150?

Am I dreaming big enough? Why are there so few female founders in the PRWeek Top150?

Whilst thrilled to be included in this year's PRWeek Top 150 list, a flippant insta post from Matthew Freud in which he joked about winning the annual tallest dwarf competition made me question the value of such an accolade.

Legacy now favours the brave for brands and partnerships in women's sport

Legacy now favours the brave for brands and partnerships in women's sport

Three days on from the Lionesses defeat to USA, the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium is being cleared, re-branded and readied for the tournament's showcase - the World Cup Final.

Former Boris Johnson adviser: The shifting tides of modern leadership require authenticity, accountability and humility

Former Boris Johnson adviser: The shifting tides of modern leadership require authenticity, accountability and humility

Big Ben has been silent for nearly two years, yet technology and society seem to move at the speed of light and the challenges to reputation are almost infinite.

Spare us the spin: You can't promote a 'smoke free future' in Cannes while selling cancer to Indonesia

Spare us the spin: You can't promote a 'smoke free future' in Cannes while selling cancer to Indonesia

Philip Morris International's crusade for a 'smoke free world' and Facebook's promise to better protect user privacy are a classic case of corporate double-speak. In many cases, brands that undermine their social purpose are better off not pretending to have one at all.

When it comes to LGBTQ+, we can all learn from 'T'

When it comes to LGBTQ+, we can all learn from 'T'

A transgender racing driver who was the guest speaker at the PRCA's LGBTQ+ re-launch event this week made me consider how much people dislike change.

Fellow students say 'PR sucks' but I have renewed faith in the power of earned

Fellow students say 'PR sucks' but I have renewed faith in the power of earned

Tell people that you're leaving a perfectly good job to go and be a full-time student and everyone is lovely and positive. They can spot a mid-career crisis a mile off.

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In Brief: Brighter tourism brief, changes at the top of TLN, win for Another Word

In Brief: Brighter tourism brief, changes at the top of TLN, win for Another Word

The Brighter Group wins tourism brief, The Write Angle rebrands, retirement property developer appoints Another Word, and more from PRWeek UK.

Tesco Bank media relations head moves to Student Loans Company

Tesco Bank media relations head moves to Student Loans Company

Adam Treslove, former head of media relations and public affairs at Tesco Bank, has been appointed head of corporate affairs for the Student Loans Company (SLC).

National Grid hires head of corporate affairs

National Grid hires head of corporate affairs

National Grid has appointed Molly Neal as head of group corporate communications, filling the void left by Sean Kemp who left in May.

Ben Boyd leaves Edelman after 14 years to join BCW

Ben Boyd leaves Edelman after 14 years to join BCW

He starts September 3 as global chief strategy and operations officer.

In brief: Golin CEO joins PRCA board, wins for Rooster, Mischief and Smoking Gun

In brief: Golin CEO joins PRCA board, wins for Rooster, Mischief and Smoking Gun

Ex-Engine director joins Fleet Street Communications, Context makes senior hire from McCann, Black Diamond to showcase US destination to UK travellers, and more from PRWeek UK.

Finn appoints new MD as founder steps into CEO role

Finn appoints new MD as founder steps into CEO role

Leeds-based agency Finn has hired Elie Adamson as managing director, as founder Richard Rawlins moves to the role of CEO.

In brief: Cheese and dairy win for Clarion, thought leadership brief for Good Relations, hotel launch at Diffusion

In brief: Cheese and dairy win for Clarion, thought leadership brief for Good Relations, hotel launch at Diffusion

Wins for Clarion, Good Relations and Diffusion, two new accounts for Glasgow-based WIRE, Seven Dials takes global comms brief, and more from PRWeek UK.