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In brief: Rooster jumps on Zip Now brief; wins for Battenhall, RMS, Future and PaceUp Media

In brief: Rooster jumps on Zip Now brief; wins for Battenhall, RMS, Future and PaceUp Media

PwC Germany gets new head of comms, Instinctif Partners Dublin makes senior hire, and more from PRWeek UK.

Roddy Dewe, one of the founders of modern UK PR, dies aged 83

Roddy Dewe, one of the founders of modern UK PR, dies aged 83

Roddy Dewe, co-founder of Citigate Dewe Rogerson (CDR) and one of the pioneers of financial communications, has died aged 83.

Pagefield wins HS1 and Hitachi Rail corporate comms accounts

Pagefield wins HS1 and Hitachi Rail corporate comms accounts

Pagefield has retained the circa £1m corporate comms and public affairs account for HS1, following a competitive pitch, and picked up similar duties for Hitachi Rail, PRWeek can reveal.

FleishmanHillard Fishburn hires Team Spirit director to head financial services

FleishmanHillard Fishburn hires Team Spirit director to head financial services

FleishmanHillard Fishburn has hired Team Spirit director Liz Willder as head of financial services, PRWeek has learned.

Consumers abandon brands that violate their personal values, survey finds

Consumers abandon brands that violate their personal values, survey finds

More than two thirds of consumers say their personal values influence their buying habits, and almost half have abandoned brands they believe to have violated them, according to a global survey of consumers and marketing professionals.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Broadcast comms specialists enter this year's entertainment Top 10

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Broadcast comms specialists enter this year's entertainment Top 10

The Power Book entertainment top ten has seen a few new entrants this year, most notably from the booming world of TV and radio.

'Communications and social purpose is mission-critical for organisations' - Edelman's Michelle Hutton

'Communications and social purpose is mission-critical for organisations' - Edelman's Michelle Hutton

Edelman's Michelle Hutton says it is now integral for Middle Eastern brands to effectively engage consumers and for the agencies to take back the craft of PR.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: New entrant straight to in-house sports comms top slot after England's glorious World Cup

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: New entrant straight to in-house sports comms top slot after England's glorious World Cup

Last summer, indeed the past 12 months, has seen a dramatic reputation boost for English football, and its governing body has benefited from having an influential woman at the heart of things.

Boeing 'lost control' of comms during turbulence and faces 'mounting crisis of confidence'

Boeing 'lost control' of comms during turbulence and faces 'mounting crisis of confidence'

Boeing's decision to ground its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft following new evidence from the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash site underlines how the manufacturer has "lost control" of its crisis comms, experts in travel and crisis comms have said.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: British Airways' comms director leads our travel Top 10 this year

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: British Airways' comms director leads our travel Top 10 this year

The travel sector ranking in the UK Power Book has seen much change over the past year with new leadership bedding in at Virgin Atlantic, Ryanair and easyJet.

House builder Bovis Homes hires new PR agency

House builder Bovis Homes hires new PR agency

FTSE 250-listed housebuilder Bovis Homes has hired Powerscourt on a financial and corporate comms brief after a competitive pitch.

BetVictor hires head of brand and creative with comms oversight

BetVictor hires head of brand and creative with comms oversight

European online gambling company BetVictor has appointed Matt Parkes as director of brand and creative with ultimate responsibility of communications.

PRWeek UK Power Book: HSBC's Goad tops banking & financial comms top 10 list

PRWeek UK Power Book: HSBC's Goad tops banking & financial comms top 10 list

HSBC chief communications officer Pierre Goad has been named as the most influential person in UK banking and financial comms, in the latest top ten list published alongside the PRWeek UK Power Book.

Iceland MD: 'We had no idea Rang-tan ad would be rejected... and we were gutted'

Iceland MD: 'We had no idea Rang-tan ad would be rejected... and we were gutted'

Iceland MD Richard Walker has told PRWeek he had no idea its Rang-tan anti-palm oil Christmas film would be rejected for broadcast, and was a "little overwhelmed" at its rapid rise to prominence.

Uber hires Instagram's Taj Alavi as global head of marcomms

Uber hires Instagram's Taj Alavi as global head of marcomms

Alavi has spent the last three years leading brand marketing at the Facebook-owned platform.

Lansons recruits director from Peregrine

Lansons recruits director from Peregrine

Lansons has hired board director Danny Calogero from Peregrine Communications to strengthen its offering to the asset management sector.

Opinion and features

As news organisations suffer, corporate journalism is booming

As news organisations suffer, corporate journalism is booming

Marketers are hiring editors and journalists to create branded content, not PR.

Reputational fallout ensued for bank that tried to ditch flexible working

Reputational fallout ensued for bank that tried to ditch flexible working

The concept of flexible working is not only part and parcel of business life these days, for good reason, it is also part of the framework of employment legislation designed to eradicate discrimination in the workplace.

The 'dark side' needs to embrace the media - our futures are intertwined

The 'dark side' needs to embrace the media - our futures are intertwined

H+K Strategies Dubai senior consultant Scott Armstrong says it is vital PR and the media work together to safeguard the future of both industries.

How I found my new work/life balance after a life-changing experience

How I found my new work/life balance after a life-changing experience

In May last year my wife Kate and I had just had our second (my third!) child. I'd been trying to get to a place where I was happy with my work life balance and I had finally got there.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Top 10 in sport comms (in-house)

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Top 10 in sport comms (in-house)

PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in-house sport practitioners.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Top 10 in travel comms

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Top 10 in travel comms

PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in travel PR.

Sweet PR leaves a sour taste for the whole industry after MailOnline furore

Sweet PR leaves a sour taste for the whole industry after MailOnline furore

The furore around the MailOnline pulling a story after a case study was submitted by a PR agency boss under a false name should raise alarm bells.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Top 10 in banking & financial comms (in-house)

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Top 10 in banking & financial comms (in-house)

PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in banking and financial comms.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Top 10 in retail comms

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Top 10 in retail comms

PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in retail communications.

IWD: Are women holding themselves back or is it the attitudes and biases of others?

IWD: Are women holding themselves back or is it the attitudes and biases of others?

On International Women's Day, when the media is full of positive and uplifting stories about women, I am delighted to be taking over as Chairman of Women Leaders in Communications (formerly Women in Communications Careers Network).

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Hotwire UK MD moves to EMEA B2B role; new UK chief hired

Hotwire UK MD moves to EMEA B2B role; new UK chief hired

Hotwire UK MD Matt Cross is moving to a new role of head of B2B, EMEA - with his as-yet unnamed replacement appointed and set to join within the next three months.

H+K global head of sport exits for entertainment and sports marketing agency

H+K global head of sport exits for entertainment and sports marketing agency

H+K Strategies global head of sport & partnership marketing Andy Sutherden has been appointed head of international for CAA Brand Consulting.

MHP appoints senior crisis specialist from Golin

MHP appoints senior crisis specialist from Golin

MHP Communications has appointed senior crisis specialist Michaela Gray as an associate director in its crisis and risk team.

Newgate hires senior Kantar exec to launch UK market and social research arm

Newgate hires senior Kantar exec to launch UK market and social research arm

Newgate Communications has hired Dan Clay, formerly of WPP's data and research business Kantar, to head its new UK market and social research practice.

Eulogy wins client and promotes senior staff in 'record year'

Eulogy wins client and promotes senior staff in 'record year'

Independent PR and comms shop Eulogy has promoted Susie Dullard and James Steward to director, with the pair joining the agency's operating board.

Who's in? PRWeek launches UK Power Book and lists lead players in each sector

Who's in? PRWeek launches UK Power Book and lists lead players in each sector

One of the most anticipated days in the UK PR calendar is upon us - the launch of PRWeek's UK Power Book 2019.

MHP hires Tulchan veteran as MD in capital markets team

MHP hires Tulchan veteran as MD in capital markets team

MHP Communications has appointed Tulchan Communications veteran Peter Hewer as a managing director in its capital markets practice.