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'My goal is to keep nurturing talent in the region' - Edelman's Middle East CEO

'My goal is to keep nurturing talent in the region' - Edelman's Middle East CEO

The PR firm Edelman is marking ten years in the region and its Middle East CEO Omar Qirem has big ambitions for the business.

Huawei strengthens UK and Europe comms team with Sky News veteran

Huawei strengthens UK and Europe comms team with Sky News veteran

Huawei has hired veteran Sky News reporter Paul Harrison as a senior member of its Europe communications team, PRWeek can reveal.

Comparison website comparethemarket.com launches PR agency review

Comparison website comparethemarket.com launches PR agency review

Comparison website and insurance intermediary comparethemarket.com has begun a PR agency review that will see it shift from a single retained agency model to a roster, PRWeek can reveal.

Yakult appoints new UK and Ireland PR agency

Yakult appoints new UK and Ireland PR agency

Yakult UK and Ireland has chosen MSL to "bring to life the brand's Japanese heritage and science credentials" as its PR agency of record, following a three-way pitch, PRWeek can reveal.

FTI Consulting investigates claims its employee posed as journalist in Monsanto trial

FTI Consulting investigates claims its employee posed as journalist in Monsanto trial

FTI Consulting has launched an official review into one of its employees misidentifying as a journalist to gain access to a court case involving client Monsanto.

Teneo paid $550,000 by energy company linked to California's deadliest fire

Teneo paid $550,000 by energy company linked to California's deadliest fire

Teneo Strategy was retained and paid $550,000 late last year to provide strategic communications services by the energy company responsible for California deadliest ever bushfires.

Teneo boss threatens to shut office bar and slams staff for acting like 'clubbing teens'

Teneo boss threatens to shut office bar and slams staff for acting like 'clubbing teens'

Teneo CEO Gordon Tempest-Hay has threatened to close the consultancy's London Bridge office bar after calling out the 'out of hand' behaviour of staff.

APCO Worldwide expands MENA presence in Bahrain

APCO Worldwide expands MENA presence in Bahrain

Brad Staples, CEO of APCO Worldwide, said the new MENA base would strengthen the company's presence in "this critical region".

Mubadala comms chief: 'Region is placing right emphasis on corporate communications'

Mubadala comms chief: 'Region is placing right emphasis on corporate communications'

While the profession is becoming more respected, fake news is still a chink in the armour for Middle East communications expert, Brian Lott, the chief communications officer of Mubadala Investment Company.

Headland adds two partners, including Tulchan veteran

Headland adds two partners, including Tulchan veteran

Headland has appointed two new partners, Susanna Voyle and Toby Pellew, after a year of rapid growth.

Time for change: Tackling PR's mental health problem

Time for change: Tackling PR's mental health problem

Mental health is a major issue in the PR and communications industry. PRWeek is working with industry leaders and experts on practical solutions to help improve the mental wellbeing of workplaces. Here is a summary of mental health in PR, what the industry is doing and who you should know.

Hydra Strategy appoints financial PR veteran

Hydra Strategy appoints financial PR veteran

Strategic communications consultancy Hydra Strategy has appointed financial services veteran Henrietta Hirst as a partner.

Edelman's healthcare MD is third divisional head to leave agency this year

Edelman's healthcare MD is third divisional head to leave agency this year

Kate Hawker, managing director of Edelman UK's healthcare division, has parted company with the agency along with two other divisional chiefs, PRWeek has discovered.

Hayfield plans rapid expansion with new national PR manager

Hayfield plans rapid expansion with new national PR manager

Solihull-based house-builder Hayfield has appointed former head of external relations at Innovation Birmingham, Lottie Crossley.

Analyst: Finsbury MBO is 'credible' but sources urge caution

Analyst: Finsbury MBO is 'credible' but sources urge caution

Reports of a management buyout of Finsbury from WPP are "credible" and "very feasible", industry experts have told PRWeek, although sources have cautioned about the imminent likelihood of such a move.

Wachsman grows leadership with former Edelman and Teneo senior execs

Wachsman grows leadership with former Edelman and Teneo senior execs

Former Skype and Edelman executive Jane Fields has been appointed managing director for EMEA, while ex-Teneo managing director Danny Phan will lead APAC.

Opinion and features

Time for the industry to act on climate change and learn from its best spokeswoman

Time for the industry to act on climate change and learn from its best spokeswoman

On a day when teenagers inspired by climate change activist Greta Thunberg go on strike from lessons to bring attention to the gravity of the issue, two commentators give their views on how the industry should change.

Milkshake brings all the noise to Farage

Milkshake brings all the noise to Farage

British politics has been milkshaken to its core this week. While we should be talking about tomorrow's European elections, discussion - earlier this week, at least - was dominated by what is apparently being called the Milkshake Spring.

Bayer hires law firm to investigate Monsanto lists

Bayer hires law firm to investigate Monsanto lists

Sidley Austin will examine stakeholder data compiled to influence the public debate on pesticides.

The CEO's most powerful asset is knowing how to communicate

The CEO's most powerful asset is knowing how to communicate

The world of the CEO is a world of competing priorities: clients must be kept happy, new work must be won, and employees attracted and retained.

The overarching issue with mental health in the industry is a lack of education

The overarching issue with mental health in the industry is a lack of education

On reflection, I probably had mental health issues during my childhood, but the first time I really became aware I was mentally ill was when I was 17.

Harry Kane's response to trolls has raised his brand and his reputation

Harry Kane's response to trolls has raised his brand and his reputation

Last week Tottenham Hotspur reached the final of the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Jeremy Kyle risks becoming the next Katie Hopkins unless he acts quickly

Jeremy Kyle risks becoming the next Katie Hopkins unless he acts quickly

While television fans have accused ITV bosses of hypocrisy for axing The Jeremy Kyle Show after a contributor's death, but not Love Island, I believe that Jeremy Kyle is in danger of becoming a Katie Hopkins-type figure.

It's time for the PR Industry to be protective 'AF' about its creative ideas

It's time for the PR Industry to be protective 'AF' about its creative ideas

Another year, another Brewdog Brouhaha. The latest is that they've launched Punk IPA as an 'alcohol free' beer, cheekily using the AF in an FCUK way.

Sir Craig Oliver: Business must understand the shift to populism and speak up

Sir Craig Oliver: Business must understand the shift to populism and speak up

Former 10 Downing Street communications director, Sir Craig Oliver, called on business and PR to 'be the architects of change' during his keynote address at the PR360 conference on Friday.

The press trip from hell - or how to give PRs a bad name

The press trip from hell - or how to give PRs a bad name

It had sounded like a jolly knees up, albeit unusually brief: an overnight press trip to Spain for the summer launch of an upmarket club.

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In brief: MSL makes Splash with Butlin's, wins for Montfort, Mango and Battenhall

In brief: MSL makes Splash with Butlin's, wins for Montfort, Mango and Battenhall

The Forge poaches senior talent from FHF, agency merger involving Montage, wins for Montfort and Battenhall, and more from PRWeek UK.

Havas PR merges with US and Australasian agencies to form Red Havas

Havas PR merges with US and Australasian agencies to form Red Havas

Havas PR in the UK is merging with counterparts in the US and Australia's Red Agency to create a new global network called Red Havas.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies global chairman and CEO Jack Martin to step down

Hill+Knowlton Strategies global chairman and CEO Jack Martin to step down

AnnaMaria DeSalva will replace Martin.

In brief: TV presenter appoints agency, wins for Scriba, Spider and Foco

In brief: TV presenter appoints agency, wins for Scriba, Spider and Foco

Faith PR to help promote textiles industry, Thomas Murray to represent blogger and broadcaster, Spider appoints new chief operating officer, and more from PRWeek UK.

Former Freuds CEO named in David Beckham's new brand, PR and commercial team

Former Freuds CEO named in David Beckham's new brand, PR and commercial team

The retired football star has established a new independent brand, communications and commercial management structure following the separation from his former business partner, XIX Entertainment.

HSBC comms chief Pierre Goad steps down

HSBC comms chief Pierre Goad steps down

HSBC chief communications officer Pierre Goad is stepping down after 17 years at the banking group, PRWeek has learned.

WA Communications boosts corporate offer with two senior hires

WA Communications boosts corporate offer with two senior hires

Public affairs specialist WA Communications has made two senior appointments to grow its corporate comms practice, including ex-MHP senior director Lee Findell as head of corporate.