GCI Health has confirmed new hire Kath Kerry and maternity leave returner Rikki Jones as co-MDs of its London operation, the network's second hub alongside its New York HQ.
Pfizer and Cohn & Wolfe plan launch for Viagra after UK reclassification - can they break through disfunction taboo?
Yesterday's announcement that Pfizer's Viagra Connect drug has been reclassified means it can now be marketed direct to the public, and while one expert expects a "blockbuster" launch campaign, health PRs have underlined the need for its PR firm Cohn & Wolfe to ensure a measured approach.
Stephen Fry pens blog and provides new intro as Alzheimer's Research UK reboots Santa Forgot Christmas film
Alzheimer's Research UK has re-launched its emotional Christmas campaign film Santa Forgot and included a new introduction and blog penned by Stephen Fry.
Sophie Taylor-Roberts has left The Red Consultancy to form a new health-and-wellbeing practice at Good Relations.
Porter Novelli has been appointed to lead a new global CSR brief for pharma and consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson, as the company faces a major reputation challenge in the US.
PR professionals have expressed shock at the World Health Organization's announcement of Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador - but praised the body's quick change of heart.
Public Health England today launches a major integrated campaign, entitled 'Keep Antibiotics Working', to warn people that taking antibiotics when they are not needed risks their personal health and that of humanity as a whole.
Health Unlimited is relocating to central London, APCO Worldwide hires in Brussels, Volpa handed £44,000 Scottish town brief and more from PRWeek UK.
NHS Blood and Transplant has issued a brief for creative, media and PR for its blood and organ donation activity.
The new chief executive of the Healthcare Communications Association is inviting charities to join the members body for free, saying the third sector plays an "essential role" in improving patient outcomes.
Companies providing alternatives to conventional cigarettes have been trying to put the regulations on the vaping and e-cigarette industry on radar at the Conservative Party Conference this week.
In brief: Reay-Smith joins 3MZ, 'ethical Uber' hires Milk & Honey, Iain Anderson's fintech role, DfT man joins Social
Ogilvy's Reay-Smith joins 3MZ, Milk & Honey flags 'ethical Uber alternative', Iain Anderson takes fintech role and more from PRWeek UK
Former Havas Just:: director Kirsty Mearns and Medtronic's former UK comms lead Jon Pike have combined to launch healthcare specialist Mearns & Pike.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists and its new comms team have kicked off a six-week student recruitment campaign, a first for the body, with a national media push and an emotive film voiced by patient testimony.
Ann Bartling has joined Tonic Life Communications as EU managing director, nearly a year after ending her 13-year stint at Edelman.
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.
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 a recent client meeting, it was said, "well, then we are into mid-November, and then it's Christmas, so dead time".
One thing my 20-plus years in PR has taught me is that this industry doesn't stay still for long.
Public Health England is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Ministry of Information during World War I with an exhibition tracing the development of public health campaigns over the last century.
So Paperchase has apologised to its followers on social media after objections were aired to the promotional deal it ran on the front page of Saturday's print edition of the Daily Mail.
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In brief: Axon and Madano owner gears up for growth, Launch sent on Quest, BARB brings Bromley on board
Axon and Madano owner gears up for growth, Launch sent on Quest, BARB brings Bromley on board and more from PRWeek UK.
In brief: Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum, health hires at Hanover and Lexington
Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum brief, health hires at Hanover and Lexington and more from PRWeek UK.
VCCP Sydney's Michele O'Neill, a former global planning director at Ogilvy & Mather, has been appointed global strategy partner at Edelman UK and Ireland.
In brief: M&C Saatchi lands Turkish Airlines, MPA hires two sportsmen, Hoover Candy hires comms lead
Turkish Airlines appoints M&C Saatchi PR, MPA adds racing driver and football boss to board, Tin Man handed periods brief and more from PRWeek UK.