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Watch: Greenpeace, Olivia Colman and animated turtles illustrate plight of oceans

Watch: Greenpeace, Olivia Colman and animated turtles illustrate plight of oceans

The environmental group teams up with animation company Aardman, Colman, David K Harbour, Dame Helen Mirren and other celebrities to highlight the plight of the world's oceans through the eyes of turtles.

Exclusive: Freuds managing partner Ed Amory steps down

Exclusive: Freuds managing partner Ed Amory steps down

Freuds managing partner Edward Amory is leaving the agency next month after eight years, PRWeek can reveal.

Exclusive: Positive perception of pharma increases while health and wellness sector lags

Exclusive: Positive perception of pharma increases while health and wellness sector lags

Positive perception of prescription health companies has increased in the UK last during the past 12 months while for health and wellness it has fallen, according to a major study of the public and decision-makers.

Nissan appoints VP of comms for Asia and Oceania

Nissan appoints VP of comms for Asia and Oceania

Blanca Garcia moves to Asia to fill the position of Lavanya Wadgaonkar, who was recently promoted to global head.

Markettiers launches podcast outreach service after successful trial

Markettiers launches podcast outreach service after successful trial

Broadcast specialist agency markettiers4DC has rolled out a podcast outreach service that it says is a first in the UK market, PRWeek can reveal.

BNP Paribas division appoints corporate reputation consultancy

BNP Paribas division appoints corporate reputation consultancy

BNP Paribas has chosen Montfort Communications as the strategic adviser to its asset management arm, PRWeek can reveal.

Pfizer's Kirsty Graham named CEO of Edelman Public Affairs

Pfizer's Kirsty Graham named CEO of Edelman Public Affairs

The practice will operate like a boutique public affairs firm, taking on shops like H+K and APCO.

End of an era as 'father of the PR industry' Harold Burson dies

End of an era as 'father of the PR industry' Harold Burson dies

Harold Burson, regarded by many as one of the founding fathers of the modern PR and comms industry, has died at the age of 98, it was announced today.

Marketing boss Fiona Pargeter leaves Jaguar Land Rover after 10 years

Marketing boss Fiona Pargeter leaves Jaguar Land Rover after 10 years

Former PR chief was given expanded marketing remit in May 2018.

Grayling names UK managing director and expands practice lead remits to cover Europe

Grayling names UK managing director and expands practice lead remits to cover Europe

Grayling has promoted Jonathan Curtis to MD and expanded Tom Nutt and Nathan Kemp's roles to head of corporate and head of creative and planning, respectively, across the UK and Europe.

Vodafone international policy director joins Hering Schuppener

Vodafone international policy director joins Hering Schuppener

Hering Schuppener Consulting has appointed Vodafone Group's international policy director, Gregoire Verdeaux, as partner to lead its EU corporate and public affairs team in Brussels.

MerchantCantos appoints chief creative officer

MerchantCantos appoints chief creative officer

International corporate comms agency MerchantCantos has brought in Phil Ireland as a partner and CCO as it looks to expand and diversify its creative offer.

PR reaction: Harry & Meghan's media strategy will only fuel tabloids' 'splenetic rage'

PR reaction: Harry & Meghan's media strategy will only fuel tabloids' 'splenetic rage'

PR experts believe that although Harry and Meghan's motives are laudable, their move to ditch the 'royal rota' and take a tight rein over media relations could backfire and be counterproductive to the quieter life they desire.

Cicero joins Maitland in Havas AMO network ahead of expected acquisition

Cicero joins Maitland in Havas AMO network ahead of expected acquisition

Cicero is joining Maitland and other agencies in Havas' global AMO network, in what is believed to be a precursor to Havas acquiring a stake in the public affairs specialist, PRWeek can reveal.

PrettyGreen apologises for running search ads against rival agencies

PrettyGreen apologises for running search ads against rival agencies

Consumer PR agency PrettyGreen is facing a social media backlash after it emerged the agency bought Google search ads against rival agency brands. The agency has said it was a mistake.

Two M&C Saatchi PR agencies to merge as Molly Aldridge departs

Two M&C Saatchi PR agencies to merge as Molly Aldridge departs

M&C Saatchi is merging two of its PR shops - M&C Saatchi Public Relations and Talk.Global - in a move that sees the departure of the former agency's global chief executive, Molly Aldridge, PRWeek can reveal.

Opinion and features

Stop talking about it and just get it done: we need to be a climate-positive industry

Stop talking about it and just get it done: we need to be a climate-positive industry

As an industry we are great at talking - it is one of our strengths. However, sometimes we need a bit more action and that has probably never been more important than the need for an urgent response to the climate crisis.

My personal experience tells me that we need an industry-wide miscarriage policy

My personal experience tells me that we need an industry-wide miscarriage policy

Recently, creative agencies Lucky Generals and Creature announced miscarriage policies, the essence being to remind staff that they can take time off work for their loss (Lucky Generals gives two weeks off for the mother or one week as the partner), and that it needn't be something that they have to keep private.

Inside in-house: Heathrow comms team's 24/7 juggling act

Inside in-house: Heathrow comms team's 24/7 juggling act

Heathrow's award-winning in-house comms team juggles everything from internal comms to government relationships, speaking to staff on-site as readily as audiences of millions travelling to destinations around the world.

Fragility, responsibility, opportunity... Corporate comms trends for 2020

Fragility, responsibility, opportunity... Corporate comms trends for 2020

My 2020 vision: business risks and opportunities aplenty lie ahead in a fast-moving world of 'known unknowns'.

What brands and businesses should look out for in 2020

What brands and businesses should look out for in 2020

The Singapore leadership team at Hill + Knowlton on PR trends ahead.

Prince Andrew and the Lib Dems made the same PR mistake

Prince Andrew and the Lib Dems made the same PR mistake

If we'll remember 2019 for anything, it probably won't be public relations. Let's be honest, we've not had a vintage year, at least on the face of it.

Stop chasing your next promotion and focus on gaining experience instead

Stop chasing your next promotion and focus on gaining experience instead

Ambition is an essential trait in the development of any comms consultant; it pushes you on, keeps challenging you, and ultimately makes you a better practitioner.

The industry's diversity deficit is not the fault of recruitment agents

The industry's diversity deficit is not the fault of recruitment agents

I read Arvind Hickman's piece on 27 November - 'Recruitment agents accused of discrimination....' - with interest and, as someone who has worked in recruitment in our industry for my entire career, felt I had to respond.

The best PR campaigns of the decade

The best PR campaigns of the decade

PRWeek has picked 10 of the best PR campaigns from the 2010s, but we need your expertise to decide which one comes out top...

How a Japanese diplomat found a niche in London's PR scene

How a Japanese diplomat found a niche in London's PR scene

Japanese expat and former diplomat Daisuke Tsuchiya liked London so much that he changed his career for it.

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Former ABPI public affairs chief and London mayoral adviser joins healthcare agency

Former ABPI public affairs chief and London mayoral adviser joins healthcare agency

The former head of government affairs for pharma trade body the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has been hired as a director at specialist healthcare agency OVID.

Optimum hires senior staffer from Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Optimum hires senior staffer from Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Shabnam Bashir has been appointed associate director at healthcare agency Optimum Strategic Communications, the agency has announced.

Zeno Group names new APAC regional president and India MD

Zeno Group names new APAC regional president and India MD

Industry veteran Paul Mottram joins from Allison+Partners for the top job.

New creative director at FleishmanHillard Fishburn

New creative director at FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Communications agency FleishmanHillard Fishburn (FHF) has strengthened its creative studio with the appointment of Steve Hickson.

Kekst CNC expands senior leadership team

Kekst CNC expands senior leadership team

Global strategic comms firm Kekst CNC has welcomed back three senior communications executives, all of whom started their careers with the business more than a decade ago.

Heineken UK secures Merlin's James Crampton as corporate affairs director

Heineken UK secures Merlin's James Crampton as corporate affairs director

Heineken UK has appointed James Crampton to succeed David Paterson as corporate affairs director.