'Agencies should ask more questions' - PR bosses on how to improve the industry's communication problem
Agencies can improve the relationship with clients by asking more questions, according to comms bosses on a PRWeek Asia panel, who also cited the benefits of two-way reviews.
Pagefield Global, the litigation PR agency formed in 2017 with the appointment of 17 former Bell Pottinger staff, has ceased trading, PRWeek has learned.
In brief: PRCA Russia launches, global PR hire at dating app, Dewe memorial announced, wins for Seahorse and Lucre
Roddy Dewe memorial announced, Tech firm buys investor relations agency, creative strategist joins Redtorch, and more from PRWeek UK.
With British Airways facing a huge comms challenge over strikes called by pilots union BALPA, PR industry figures largely agree that the airline is coming out worse.
Natasha de Terán is to leave her role as head of corporate affairs at SWIFT, the global network that helps facilitate bank-to-bank transfers, PRWeek has learned.
Prosek Partners has appointed Fiona Laffan, former chief comms officer at Lloyds Bank, to its London office as managing director.
The investigation by international law firm Sidley Austin into PR agency FleishmanHillard's creation of stakeholder lists for Monsanto found no evidence of the 'illegal surveillance' reported in the French media.
In brief: Madano wins nuclear brief, former head of policy returns to Lansons, wins for Mc&T, Instinct, Wire, Nobull
Instinct to launch non-alcoholic spirit, creative brief for Wire, Nobull secures vehicle finance brand, senior hires at Teamspirit and Tyto, Milk & Honey becomes B Corp, and more from PRWeek UK.
Edelman UK and Ireland CEO Ed Williams is to succeed EMEA chief Carol Potter, as the latter moves to the newly created role of global vice chair of brand.
Many large private firms are disclosing little more than the legal minimum in their annual reports, according to a study by Citypress into reporting requirements of the 50 largest privately owned companies.
In brief: PLMR strengthens education practice, Newgate gets festival brief, wins for Peregrine and Catalyst
New international head of marketing and comms at Dun & Bradstreet, Catalyst wins trio of health and hair brands, ICCO appoints inaugural ethics chair, and more from PRWeek UK.
Deloitte's new corporate reputation team is taking shape, with hires from Lansons, Tulchan and Portland. The Big Four consultancy has ambitious plans to take on the strategic comms market, PRWeek has learned.
Tesco upped the ante in the war on plastic in August, with chief executive Dave Lewis saying it would "reserve the right not to list" products with too much non-recyclable packaging from 2020.
Archetype has appointed Simone Whitfield as head of strategic communications in London.
Beattie is merging with Belfast-based PR agency Serious with plans to open a new office in Dublin and hire 20 people over the next three years.
PR professionals have criticised Home Secretary Priti Patel for saying the police should not "waste" £28,000 on a social media officer.
"Influencer marketing is just meaningless and will burn itself out," says Lynne Franks in yesterday's PR Week article.
'Shared ideas of success', 'more questions', 'two-way reviews': How to fix the communication problem in the communications industry
In-house comms heads in APAC open up about how PR agencies should communicate more effectively with them.
The pace of change has escalated so much since many businesses set 2020 as their sustainability goals' target date that we need a new gauge for 'progress'.
Asking journalists to sign NDAs before you give them a story is illogical - and has wider implications for news
Have you heard the one about a PR who asked a journalist to sign an NDA? It made a good story...
Messengers matter more in a networked world; understanding an influential spokesperson's qualities is essential for effective corporate communication.
Today, the notion of trust is constantly questioned in multiple ways and this lack of trust, in people and eco-systems, is seeping into the workforce - cue 'the crisis of confidence'.
After 20 years of inaction and two more senseless mass shootings of innocent people, legislators must heed those lobbying for funds to research gun incidents.
With the start of the Premier League season upon us, PRWeek talks to comms chiefs at some of the biggest clubs about how they prepare for 2019/2020, and looks at some of their most pressing challenges.
The public's trust in brands is broken; nearly four fifths of consumers say they don't know any brand that keeps the best interests of society in mind.
Satisfied staff members drive better financial performance for companies, yet employee engagement still isn't prioritised enough by businesses of all sizes.
Associate Director - Corporate Reuben Sinclair London
Communications Specialist Canonical London (Central), London (Greater)
Communications Executive Hanbury Strategy London (East), London (Greater)
Partner - Communications Hanbury Strategy London (East), London (Greater)
Communications Associate Director Hanbury Strategy London (East), London (Greater)
In brief: Powerscourt and Threesixty make senior hires, Forster to pay clients for sustainable travel, wins for Stand and Phipps
Threesixty expands reputation team with senior hire, wins for Stand and Phipps, comms veterans join Commetric and Verita, and more from PRWeek UK.
Golin has appointed The Hoffman Agency's China GM Jason Cao as its new managing director in the country.
3 Monkeys Zeno has announced three senior hires following the departure of Phil Reay-Smith, director of corporate and business, for a senior comms role at Amazon.
BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) has hired John McTernan, a former adviser to Tony Blair and ex-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, as a senior adviser in its issues and public affairs team.
Krakowsky is frontrunner to succeed Michael Roth as global CEO.
Grayling has promoted Sarah Scholefield and Richard Jukes, chief executive and chairman respectively of the UK business, to lead the agency across Europe following the departure of Europe CEO Jan Simunek.
Antoine Calendrier was previously managing director, corporate affairs at Elan Edelman in Paris.