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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.

'Business should have done more on Brexit; it's time for corporate comms to step up' - Sir Craig Oliver

'Business should have done more on Brexit; it's time for corporate comms to step up' - Sir Craig Oliver

David Cameron's former director of comms and politics says businesses should have raised their heads above the parapet and voiced their concerns about Brexit more vociferously to have a greater influence over the EU referendum.

Cision launches innovation and research center

Cision launches innovation and research center

David Barker, president of data and innovation, will lead the Cision Innovation Lab.

The Brexit challenge: speak out, or hold your tongue?

The Brexit challenge: speak out, or hold your tongue?

Multinationals are walking a comms tightrope over whether or not to voice concerns about Brexit.

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.

IWG appoints Lloyds Bank director Matt Young to head global corporate affairs

IWG appoints Lloyds Bank director Matt Young to head global corporate affairs

International Workplace Group (IWG), formerly Regus, has appointed Lloyds Banking group corporate affairs director Matt Young as global corporate affairs director.

Opinion and features

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.

Give back and grow, the value of mentoring

Give back and grow, the value of mentoring

There is no doubt that mentorship can be a positive experience for both the mentee and the mentor.

Sir Philip Green: Can using injunctions ever be a good comms strategy?

Sir Philip Green: Can using injunctions ever be a good comms strategy?

In a dramatic intervention yesterday afternoon, Lord Hain used the ancient law of parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman accused by the Telegraph of sexual and racial harassment; claims which he strenuously denies.

Comcast's ownership of Sky could be a stroke of luck for those PRs who are ready

Comcast's ownership of Sky could be a stroke of luck for those PRs who are ready

It's fair to say that Sky News across all its platforms has been a friend to many PRs over the years.

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Recent City & corporate people moves

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.

Former Lansons MD and employee engagement specialist joins Montfort

Former Lansons MD and employee engagement specialist joins Montfort

Former Lansons MD Scott McKenzie has joined corporate reputation firm Montfort Communications as head of change and employee engagement.

In brief: The Academy wins Shelter Christmas campaign, Fieldhouse expands, account wins for Rooster, Grifco and Threepipe

In brief: The Academy wins Shelter Christmas campaign, Fieldhouse expands, account wins for Rooster, Grifco and Threepipe

The Academy wins Shelter campaign, Good Broadcast hires Josh Wheeler, Clementine wins luxury wine client, and more from PRWeek UK.

Invesco appoints Elizabeth Gillam as head of EU public affairs

Invesco appoints Elizabeth Gillam as head of EU public affairs

Invesco has appointed Elizabeth Gillam to the newly-created role of head of EU government relations and public policy in Brussels. Gillam joins from AllianzGI, where she was a senior policy and regulatory affairs liaison.