Portland is restructuring most of its global business under a single P&L, with a new MD appointed for the combined operation and the announcement of several senior departures, PRWeek has learned.
Powerscourt is handling PR for Amber Heard in her high-profile court battle with Johnny Depp, which begins today, PRWeek has learned.
As he stepped down, Golightly told staff that he disowned the comments years ago. CFO Greg Smith is replacing him in the interim.
The consultancy group headed by political strategist Sir Lynton Crosby has merged two of its existing agencies to form a new consultancy focused on "intelligence advisory" and financial insights.
A public affairs campaign by WA Communications for the Cycle to Work Alliance during the COVID-19 lockdown resulted in several mentions of the Cycle to Work Scheme by senior Government figures, as well as doubling take-up by employers.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has appointed Joseph, who led Sport England’s highly successful #ThisGirlCan campaign to encourage more women to take part in sports, as managing director of specialist services in London, PRWeek can reveal.
News analysis: Hospitality could resort to 'cleanwashing' as operators balance safety and experience
PR leaders have slammed the Government’s ‘diabolical’ communications strategy to reopen the hospitality sector, which is predicted to cost thousands of jobs. As businesses in the sector scurry to reopen, experts warn that we could be entering an era of ‘cleanwashing’.
Tributes have been paid to financial PR veteran Andrew Waterworth, who has died aged 59 after contracting the coronavirus. His distinguished career included senior roles at FTI Consulting, Prosek Partners and Ludgate Communications.
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ScottishPower has retained Stripe Communications as its comms agency, following a competitive pitch.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation Chapter UK & Europe has appointed Lotus as its UK PR agency, PRWeek can reveal.
Corporate comms salary growth has been maintained for the second year running – with single-figure average increases – but bonuses for agency staff have edged ahead of those for in-house teams for the first time in a decade. Meanwhile, the demand and opportunity for flexible working arrangements has risen sharply, according to a report shown exclusively to PRWeek.
FTSE100 packaging company DS Smith has appointed Wouter van Tol as head of sustainability and government affairs.
National Grid has hired Surinder Sian in a new senior comms role to help "revitalise external comms", with a focus on the company’s intention to reach net zero carbon emissions.
The global consultancy is offering to help clients handle the “unprecedented communications and reputation issues” in reopening offices and reintroducing employees to the workplace.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Kate O’Neill to the new role of director of investor and stakeholder engagement.
From the editor-in-chief: Corporate comms now has ‘key worker’ status - but is Finsbury's merger what crisis-hit firms need?
After four months of the COVID-19 crisis at least one area of marketing and communications is looking even stronger than it was before.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it. The virus and its tragic human impact has resulted in unparalleled government intervention, social isolation measures, record unemployment – and the biggest fiscal stimulus ever launched.
First, ignore the headline on this article. It’s a lie. Acknowledge that there won’t be such a thing as a ‘post-’ COVID-19 world or working environment.
‘Overcommunication’ has been one of the leadership buzzwords of the coronavirus crisis, but for many in the industry it's an approach that contributes to burnout.
The past few months have posed many questions.
A PR industry report exposed the role of racism, microaggressions, non-inclusive cultures and other barriers leading to an exodus of BAME talent. PRWeek asked six industry leaders about their own experiences of prejudice and what needs to change.
COVID-19 has had profound consequences for PR professionals at the start their careers, but we will be the first port of call for businesses and leaders when the next crisis comes.
For nearly four months, the PR industry has been working from home pretty successfully. That has no doubt made a lot of businesses think about whether they should ever open their doors again.
Just over three months ago, more than 32,000 fans crowded into Leicester City’s King Power Stadium and stood cheering in the stands under the glare of the floodlights for what would be the last Premier League match before lockdown.
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M&A advisory firm PCB Partners has appointed PR industry leader Andrew Bloch to its advisory board.
Chuka Umunna is to join fellow former Labour and Change UK MP Luciana Berger at Edelman UK - as executive director and head of its environmental, social, governance (ESG) consultancy offer.
The agency recently set up by Mike Robb and adland leaders has grown its founding team with an experienced strategist and multidisciplinary marketer.
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Political and research consultancy WPI Strategy has hired Anna Wallace, a former corporate affairs director for professional services giant PWC, as an associate.
Former Labour Party frontbench MP Luciana Berger has joined Edelman UK to lead its advocacy and public affairs team.
Red Havas has appointed former Ogilvy client partner Richard Clarke as an executive director in London.