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'Agencies should ask more questions' - PR bosses on how to improve the industry's communication problem

'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 ceases trading

Pagefield Global ceases trading

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

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.

Striking pilots largely winning PR battle against British Airways, say comms pros

Striking pilots largely winning PR battle against British Airways, say comms pros

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.

SWIFT corporate affairs chief Natasha de Terán steps down

SWIFT corporate affairs chief Natasha de Terán steps down

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.

Former Lloyds Bank comms chief named Prosek Partners MD

Former Lloyds Bank comms chief named Prosek Partners MD

Prosek Partners has appointed Fiona Laffan, former chief comms officer at Lloyds Bank, to its London office as managing director.

'No evidence of illegal behaviour' by FleishmanHillard in Monsanto case

'No evidence of illegal behaviour' by FleishmanHillard in Monsanto case

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

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 CEO Ed Williams upped to EMEA chief as Carol Potter takes new role

Edelman UK CEO Ed Williams upped to EMEA chief as Carol Potter takes new role

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 big private firms not up to scratch on transparency, survey suggests

Many big private firms not up to scratch on transparency, survey suggests

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

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 builds team to take on reputation and strategic comms market

Deloitte builds team to take on reputation and strategic comms market

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.

Top of the month: Tesco packaging pledge wins plaudits

Top of the month: Tesco packaging pledge wins plaudits

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 appoints former H+K director as head of strategic comms

Archetype appoints former H+K director as head of strategic comms

Archetype has appointed Simone Whitfield as head of strategic communications in London.

Beattie to merge with Irish agency in second overseas expansion

Beattie to merge with Irish agency in second overseas expansion

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.

'Dangerous and disingenuous' - PR pros hit back at Priti Patel over police salary tweet

'Dangerous and disingenuous' - PR pros hit back at Priti Patel over police salary tweet

PR professionals have criticised Home Secretary Priti Patel for saying the police should not "waste" £28,000 on a social media officer.

Opinion and features

Why Lynne Franks is wrong about influencer marketing

Why Lynne Franks is wrong about influencer marketing

"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

'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.

Brands set 2020 as the date to deliver a better future and now it's almost here

Brands set 2020 as the date to deliver a better future and now it's almost here

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

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...

City & Corporate: The PR industry often denies it, but superficial indicators count

City & Corporate: The PR industry often denies it, but superficial indicators count

Messengers matter more in a networked world; understanding an influential spokesperson's qualities is essential for effective corporate communication.

The secrets of work-life balance at virtual agencies

The secrets of work-life balance at virtual agencies

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'.

It's time to understand the causes of mass gun violence

It's time to understand the causes of mass gun violence

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.

From transfer speculation to fan unrest: Premier League comms chiefs discuss the season ahead

From transfer speculation to fan unrest: Premier League comms chiefs discuss the season ahead

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.

Ten ways brands can avoid 'woke washing'

Ten ways brands can avoid 'woke washing'

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.

Employee satisfaction should be a board-level issue

Employee satisfaction should be a board-level issue

Satisfied staff members drive better financial performance for companies, yet employee engagement still isn't prioritised enough by businesses of all sizes.

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In brief: Powerscourt and Threesixty make senior hires, Forster to pay clients for sustainable travel, wins for Stand and Phipps

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 appoints new MD in China

Golin appoints new MD in China

Golin has appointed The Hoffman Agency's China GM Jason Cao as its new managing director in the country.

3 Monkeys Zeno makes senior hires as corporate director departs for Amazon

3 Monkeys Zeno makes senior hires as corporate director departs for Amazon

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 London hires ex-Tony Blair and Australian PM adviser

BCW London hires ex-Tony Blair and Australian PM adviser

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.

IPG promotes Krakowsky to global COO and Lee to Mediabrands CEO

IPG promotes Krakowsky to global COO and Lee to Mediabrands CEO

Krakowsky is frontrunner to succeed Michael Roth as global CEO.

Grayling ups Scholefield and Jukes to Europe-wide leadership roles

Grayling ups Scholefield and Jukes to Europe-wide leadership roles

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.

Edelman names new head of reputation in North Asia

Edelman names new head of reputation in North Asia

Antoine Calendrier was previously managing director, corporate affairs at Elan Edelman in Paris.