In brief: Sard recruits from Edelman, Brands2Life hires deputy MD, PRCA elects Council vice-chairman, wins for Fusion and Third City
Sard hires Edelman's Young, Brands2Life hires Katy Stolliday as deputy MD, Third City takes off with Delta, police comms chief named PRCA Council vice-chairman and more from PRWeek UK.
Noughties boyband Blue has renamed itself Green in a mockumentary designed to help raise awareness of energy provider npower's 'Go Green' tariff.
EDF Energy is searching for agency support for Hoppy, its new digital home services platform.
Feargal Purcell joins Edelman Ireland, Hotwire hires corporate strategy director, Premier launches German campaign and more from PRWeek UK.
WaterAid placed 800 empty water buckets by the River Thames earlier this week to represent the number of children who die every day due to a lack of clean water.
Businesses are "unwittingly impeding" the success of their thought-leadership content by writing in an assertive and stereotypically "male" tone of voice, new research suggests.
Stewart Todd will join the bank Santander UK in March as head of external comms.
England's rising football star Dele Alli hires CAA and The Sports PR Company in bid to 'maximise off-field potential'
Tottenham Hotspur and England national team player Dele Alli has appointed The Sports PR Company to manage his PR and CAA Sports to manage his commercial portfolio.
Confessions of a social media manager: PRWeek meets five of the brightest stars of online PR in 2017
This year PRWeek launched 'Confessions of a social media manager', a series profiling those responsible for the social standing of some of Britain's biggest brands and organisations. Here's a look back at those hashtag heroes...
Check out PRWeek UK's favourite Christmas campaigns from 2017, and vote in the poll below for your favourite.
'Voice-command commerce', popularised by systems such as Alexa, are a "nightmare" for consumer brands, which must focus on being memorable to survive, Edelman UK CEO Ed Williams has warned.
Irvine succeeds Sansom at MHP brand helm, Beattie bags Bull, Chenot appoints PRCO and more from PRWeek UK.
Air New Zealand has launched a tongue-in-cheek Christmas campaign film, poking fun at the Kiwi accent.
More than half of UK marketers say that the Advertising Standards Authority's plans to clamp down on gender stereotyping next year has already made them change how they select imagery, pointing to a shift towards more inclusive marketing campaigns.
Budget clothes retailer Primark made customers in Manchester and Liverpool the stars of a social Christmas campaign which launched last week with Liverpool and London design agency Uniform.
Media lawyers and judges have, since the Human Rights Act came into force in 2000, grappled with numerous circumstances where the right to privacy competes with other rights, perhaps most notably the rights of the media to freedom of expression.
In the PR world we often use the phrase "we're a people business", yet, in parallel, we hear about PR companies exploiting young people with unpaid work experience and internships designed to "open doors" to a career in communications.
As the media buyers and planners obfuscate their ignorance on where their online ads are going, who they are reaching, and at times why they are sending them, creative PR's are staging a comeback catalysed by something we retained all along; a clear and actionable purpose.
New agile business models are bringing the era of wasteful practices in PR to a close, but what does the lean principle mean for our industry?
Look around any PR agency and the chances are you'll see more women than men because PR is an industry that is inclusive of women at every level - except the very top.
In Flack this week: PRWeek launches running club, viagra PR woes, Vuelio awards on fire, and a festive comms treat.
Zoella's £50 advent calendar drew much criticism this month; damaging her own brand and possibly signalling a sea change in how British consumers view the 'uber influencer' community.
In a recent client meeting, it was said, "well, then we are into mid-November, and then it's Christmas, so dead time".
Uber's new chief executive this month skilfully distanced himself from his predecessor and the brand's past modus operandi; a smart move for a company looking to convert innovation and huge popularity into a viable business.
One thing my 20-plus years in PR has taught me is that this industry doesn't stay still for long.
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In brief: Remarkable rebrands after acquisition, Lotus heads back to Spain, Fleishman begins Western Union campaign
Remarkable rebrands after acquisition, Lotus heads back to Spain, Fleishman begins Western Union campaign and more from PRWeek UK
Current global CEO and chairman, Rob Flaherty, will continue as chairman.
Jo Vyvyan-Robinson (pictured) has joined Stir Public Relations as MD, with founder Alicia Mellish leaving after seven years to retrain.
Freuds has hired Joe Faul (pictured) from WPP digital agency Wunderman to the new role of head of data and analytics, and brought in Contagious and PepsiCo veteran Arif Haq as a director.
Bentwood said the Interpublic Group firm wants "serious rocket science" in its analytics approach.
The hire will be the automaker's "subject matter expert" when it comes to social media.