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Elastics giant Stretchline launches global PR agency review

Elastics giant Stretchline launches global PR agency review

The manufacturer, which is looking for a global strategic PR partner, has begun a review process, PRWeek can reveal.

Weber Shandwick Edinburgh director joins Frame

Weber Shandwick Edinburgh director joins Frame

Glasgow-based creative comms shop Frame has hired a director at Weber Shandwick's Edinburgh office to lead its corporate and B2B PR operations.

Hanover launches EMEA sustainability offering

Hanover launches EMEA sustainability offering

Hanover has launched a pan-EMEA sustainability offering for businesses looking to embed sustainability practices within commercial strategy, public affairs and communications.

Brexit campaign lead at Cabinet Office among top speakers at PRWeek Corporate and Public Affairs Summit

Brexit campaign lead at Cabinet Office among top speakers at PRWeek Corporate and Public Affairs Summit

Expert speakers from BT, Diageo, Netflix, the BBC, the Cabinet Office, HMRC and more will speak at PRWeek UK's inaugural Corporate and Public Affairs Summit in March.

Saracens 'forever tarnished' as major sponsor Allianz severs ties

Saracens 'forever tarnished' as major sponsor Allianz severs ties

Saracens' major sponsor Allianz has reportedly severed ties with the European club rugby champions weeks after the club was relegated for breaching the salary cap. A sports marketing consultant tells PRWeek Saracens is "forever tarnished" by cheating.

Public affairs consultancy opens office in Cambridge

Public affairs consultancy opens office in Cambridge

Independent public affairs firm Lexington is opening the new office this month to better serve the growing life science and tech sectors in the region.

Virgin Media's Mike Large takes up group director role at All3Media

Virgin Media's Mike Large takes up group director role at All3Media

Former Virgin Media director of external communications Mike Large has joined TV and film production company All3Media in the new role of group director of communications. He is succeeded at Virgin Media by head of external comms James Lusher.

Edelman expands in Africa with Kenyan acquisition

Edelman expands in Africa with Kenyan acquisition

Edelman has boosted its offering in Africa by acquiring Kenyan consultancy Gina Din Corporate Communications.

The Fourth Angel hires managing director

The Fourth Angel hires managing director

The agency - which was founded in 2018 by owner Angie Moxham, previously founder of 3 Monkeys - has appointed Sarah Perry as managing director, following several account wins and two senior hires in 2019.

Pitch update: Etihad, Virgin Pure, Hotels.com, UN, Gamstop, Panavision, Tommee Tippee and more

Pitch update: Etihad, Virgin Pure, Hotels.com, UN, Gamstop, Panavision, Tommee Tippee and more

PRWeek's weekly round-up of pitches and account moves.

Airbnb management app Nestify hires agency for corporate PR brief

Airbnb management app Nestify hires agency for corporate PR brief

The service has appointed Frank to deliver a corporate PR and thought-leadership programme, following a competitive pitch process.

Exclusive: MHP's ex-financial chief to set up corp comms and public affairs shop

Exclusive: MHP's ex-financial chief to set up corp comms and public affairs shop

Mike Robb, former head of financial services at MHP, is set to open a strategic and corporate comms agency with a public affairs offering in the spring, PRWeek can reveal.

BT to promote grassroots, para and women's football as home nations sponsor

BT to promote grassroots, para and women's football as home nations sponsor

It will use technology, innovation and digital skills in football communities to help change lives of players, coaches and fans.

Amber Rudd joins Teneo

Amber Rudd joins Teneo

Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd has joined Teneo as a senior advisor in its London Office.

MHP hires Instinctif's Nick Woods to lead financial services

MHP hires Instinctif's Nick Woods to lead financial services

MHP has appointed Nick Woods as head of financial services, replacing Mike Robb, who has left the consultancy to start a new venture.

Golin's deputy MD joins Instinctif Partners in senior recruitment spree

Golin's deputy MD joins Instinctif Partners in senior recruitment spree

Instinctif Partners has hired Golin's deputy managing director Emily Luscombe and other executives to its Corporate and Capital Markets practice.

Opinion and features

The problem with growth is that it’s a vicious circle

The problem with growth is that it’s a vicious circle

“I have a problem with growth.” Yes, lots of agency founders have said this before, but I don’t mean the problem you think.

Why Black Twitter matters for brands

Why Black Twitter matters for brands

Twitter is great and all, but have you ever heard of Black Twitter?

Lobbying must highlight its ‘purpose’ credentials to attract a new generation

Lobbying must highlight its ‘purpose’ credentials to attract a new generation

Google ‘public affairs’ in the news and see what you get back. Now Google ‘lobbying’ in the news and compare the two.

The pharma sector must heed the NHS’s warning shot over patient group transparency

The pharma sector must heed the NHS’s warning shot over patient group transparency

As the health sector seeks to navigate the competing interests of the industry, regulators, payors, patients and the groups that represent them, it must also balance these against the broader societal need to provide access to healthcare in the context of limited resources.

Are some companies and people too toxic for our industry to represent?

Are some companies and people too toxic for our industry to represent?

Part of our job as communications specialists is to build, protect and – where necessary – mend reputations, but are we now in a post-Bell Pottinger era?

‘Working in-house means wearing a lot of hats’ - PR manager for Dubai’s most expensive homes

‘Working in-house means wearing a lot of hats’ - PR manager for Dubai’s most expensive homes

Aneesha Rai is in charge of marketing the multi-million-dirham homes of the emirate's wealthiest residents.

'Ethics is a word that is merely window dressing in the Middle East'

'Ethics is a word that is merely window dressing in the Middle East'

As Global Alliance marks its first ever Global Ethics Month, Louay Al-Samarrai, joint MD of Active DMC, says that, far too often, companies are simply paying lip service when it comes to a code of ethics.

I welcome competition for BBC Radio 4 because it's good for our industry

I welcome competition for BBC Radio 4 because it's good for our industry

Like millions of people across the UK, I love a bit of Radio 4 in the morning.

Why sacrificing chemistry for cash is one of the biggest mistakes agencies can make

Why sacrificing chemistry for cash is one of the biggest mistakes agencies can make

To appropriate the popular Love Island term, agencies often see an RFP hit their inbox and get excited about working with a brand they think is their 'type on paper'.

'The most over-supplied PR market in the world': Why we need fewer agencies

'The most over-supplied PR market in the world': Why we need fewer agencies

Competition is a good thing, but I've come to believe that clients and staff would be better served if there were fewer PR agencies.

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Recent City & corporate people moves

Disney hires Sky's corporate reputation head

Disney hires Sky's corporate reputation head

Sky's head of corporate reputation and campaigns, Amy Holland, has joined Disney.

RBS appoints comms director from Aviva

RBS appoints comms director from Aviva

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) has appointed Nigel Prideaux as group director of communications and corporate affairs and will not replace outgoing CMO David Wheldon.

Movers & Shakers: Madano, Npower, ICO, NSPCC, Markettiers, 4media group and more

Movers & Shakers: Madano, Npower, ICO, NSPCC, Markettiers, 4media group and more

PRWeek's weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions.

Npower comms boss steps down following E.ON takeover

Npower comms boss steps down following E.ON takeover

The communications and corporate responsibility director at energy supplier Npower, Guy Esnouf, will step down in April, PRWeek has learned.

MHP hires senior talent to Capital Markets team

MHP hires senior talent to Capital Markets team

MHP Communications has strengthened its Capital Markets team with two senior appointments, including a head of comms from a betting company.

Grayling hires corporate affairs head

Grayling hires corporate affairs head

Grayling has appointed Peter Murray as head of corporate affairs. He joins from Cicero Group, where he led the corporate communications team.

Movers & Shakers: Cision, Hanbury, Virgin Media, Freuds, Headland and more

Movers & Shakers: Cision, Hanbury, Virgin Media, Freuds, Headland and more

PRWeek's weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions.