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Global study: Women in PR want action to improve gender diversity

Global study: Women in PR want action to improve gender diversity

Global Women in PR (GWPR) has called for action to tackle gender inequality in the PR industry, following research that shows 62 per cent of PR agency boards are dominated by men.

FTI Consulting MD among big comms signings at Manchester United

FTI Consulting MD among big comms signings at Manchester United

Premier League club Manchester United has bolstered its corporate and commercial comms team with two new roles and three new appointments.

HSBC appoints new group chief communications officer

HSBC appoints new group chief communications officer

HSBC has appointed McKinsey's comms director Steve John as group chief communications officer, effective 2 December 2019.

US comms agency adopts Lansons brand

US comms agency adopts Lansons brand

New York-based strategic communications consultancy Intermarket has changed its brand name, following its recent acquisition by reputation management consultancy Lansons.

Cascade Communications makes trio of senior hires

Cascade Communications makes trio of senior hires

Public policy, campaigning, development and planning specialist Cascade Communications has created a new senior advisory consulting team.

In brief: Milk & Honey and Red Marlin senior appointments, wins for Promote, Jargon and John Doe

In brief: Milk & Honey and Red Marlin senior appointments, wins for Promote, Jargon and John Doe

Content group expands into PR, Access Intelligence acquires Pulsar, and more from PRWeek UK.

Dessert chain Creams serves up consumer and corporate brief

Dessert chain Creams serves up consumer and corporate brief

UK dessert brand Creams has appointed Hudson Sandler to spearhead its corporate and consumer communications strategy.

'It was horrific': Exclusive interview with Thomas Cook comms chief Alice Macandrew

'It was horrific': Exclusive interview with Thomas Cook comms chief Alice Macandrew

Thomas Cook group comms director chief Alice Macandrew talks exclusively to PRWeek about her team's efforts to maintain confidence in consumers and suppliers until a last-ditch failure to secure government support scuppered rescue plans.

P&G global programme leader: 'Brands should be wary of jumping onto any hot topics'

P&G global programme leader: 'Brands should be wary of jumping onto any hot topics'

Senior Proctor & Gamble marketer Allison Tummon Kamphuis says businesses are increasingly seeing their commercial success linked to 'genuine purpose', but warns against joining causes that do not match.

Former London Labour Party director joins BECG

Former London Labour Party director joins BECG

Communications consultancy BECG has appointed Ali Craft as an associate director working from its London office.

Frank launches social purpose division

Frank launches social purpose division

Creative communications agency Frank has launched a specialist division to help people and brands to get the most out of purpose-driven initiatives and marketing.

Top of the Month: The CAA's handling of Thomas Cook's collapse has been first class

Top of the Month: The CAA's handling of Thomas Cook's collapse has been first class

The Civil Aviation Authority's handling of the Thomas Cook collapse has earned plaudits from those in the know, specifically travel PR professionals, and there's good reason.

Crisis comms 101: How the CAA guided stakeholders through Thomas Cook turbulence

Crisis comms 101: How the CAA guided stakeholders through Thomas Cook turbulence

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has run, arguably, one of the most effective crisis comms operations of recent times in the wake of Thomas Cook's collapse. Director of comms Richard Stephenson explains how they did it and lessons learned.

Ex-Unilever's Sue Garrard partners Headland to build sustainability consultancy

Ex-Unilever's Sue Garrard partners Headland to build sustainability consultancy

Headland has partnered with former Unilever sustainability chief Sue Garrard to create a sustainability consultancy and communications offering for large organisations.

In brief: Former W exec joins Beam, wins for Milk & Honey, Palm, Siren and Aro

In brief: Former W exec joins Beam, wins for Milk & Honey, Palm, Siren and Aro

Former W exec joins Beam, trio of wins for Siren, Scottish agencies merge, hires at Napier and Holyrood, and more from PRWeek UK.

Beattie eyes UK and global expansion through partnership model

Beattie eyes UK and global expansion through partnership model

Communications agency Beattie is looking to expand its network of UK and international offices by partnering with local PR, digital, social and creative agencies.

Opinion and features

Why internal comms is as important as external in an age of purpose

Why internal comms is as important as external in an age of purpose

Why is it that internal comms is so often external comms' poor relation - the place where half-baked creativity goes to die? It makes no sense.

We are in an attention recession and only communications can rescue us

We are in an attention recession and only communications can rescue us

The faster the better, we've always been told: faster-moving queues are definitely good, faster delivery of your online purchase, even better.

My PR failures: What have they taught me?

My PR failures: What have they taught me?

Working in an industry that's often voted one of the most stressful, PR has opened me up to my share of failures, and I'm certain that there are more to come.

Seven guaranteed ways to annoy a journalist with your pitch

Seven guaranteed ways to annoy a journalist with your pitch

As a journalist, I receive more than 200 pitches in my inbox every day and when you're wading through swathes of emails, you become cut-throat.

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'.

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Latest Jobs

Recent City & corporate people moves

Exclusive: Red Health picks industry veteran to lead London team

Exclusive: Red Health picks industry veteran to lead London team

Red Consultancy has appointed industry veteran Avril Lee to lead the strategic development of its health operation, Red Health.

Shine founder made chair of creative agency Wire

Shine founder made chair of creative agency Wire

Rachel Bell, founder of PR firm Shine, has been appointed as chair of Glasgow-based agency Wire's board.

Pagoda PR chair Ian Coldwell dies

Pagoda PR chair Ian Coldwell dies

Ian Coldwell, 60, has passed away after battling a long illness.

Britvic hires agency veteran Davnet Doran to top brand PR role

Britvic hires agency veteran Davnet Doran to top brand PR role

Former M&C Saatchi PR and Unity MD Davnet Doran has been appointed head of brand PR at Britvic after a period consulting at the soft drinks giant, PRWeek has learned.

Exclusive: DfID head of media departs for top UN comms role

Exclusive: DfID head of media departs for top UN comms role

Zoe Paxton, head of media at the Department for International Development (DfID) and a rising star in the Government Communication Service, is leaving for a top comms job at the United Nations, PRWeek can reveal.

Shared fire and police comms team takes shape with senior hire

Shared fire and police comms team takes shape with senior hire

Heather Challinor, head of marketing and comms at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, has been appointed senior comms manager for engagement and campaigns at Staffordshire Police.

Weber Shandwick Germany taps up ad agency boss as new CEO

Weber Shandwick Germany taps up ad agency boss as new CEO

Weber Shandwick has appointed VCCP Berlin managing director Ilan Schäfer as CEO of its German agency.