Red Consultancy has appointed industry veteran Avril Lee to lead the strategic development of its health operation, Red Health.
The New Zealand Manuka Group (NZMG) has appointed health specialist Pegasus as its first retained agency to handle communications in the UK, after a competitive pitch involving four agencies.
Healthcare and pharma marketing specialist ONEHealth has acquired media planning and buying agency Bartlett Davis Communications.
Johnson & Johnson's public reputation is nearly at rock bottom of a new global ranking of the pharma industry, according to reputation intelligence company alva.
A groundbreaking partnership between WPP Health Practice and health-tech company BioBeats aims to recruit 100 agency staff to volunteer for a major initiative to understand and improve stress and anxiety at work.
European diagnostic services provider Unilabs has appointed Alistair Hammond as its new director of communications.
The government's biggest campaign on mental health to date, backed by the Royal Family, was the victim of its own success last night after the campaign website crashed due to the sheer weight of demand.
NHS Providers, which represents hospital, mental health, community and ambulance trusts in England, has taken on its first communications trainee - a move it hopes will provide a solid foundation for a career in NHS communications and prompt change across the NHS.
The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has appointed Lois Hough as head of external communications amid a major shake-up of its five-strong comms team.
Weber Shandwick London has appointed two senior practitioners to its UK healthcare management team to lead strategy and creativity.
The Healthcare Communications Association has updated its code of conduct on pitching to help minimise expense and issues that can surround the process.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has kicked off with a raft of PR activity to raise the profile of the disease among women and men.
Next 15 has bought the US division of Health Unlimited, the healthcare comms agency that is part of Unlimited Group.
A film that formed part of a campaign for a change in the law on assisted dying has been pulled after sparking a backlash from some healthcare professionals.
Entries for the 2020 PRWeek Global Awards officially open today.
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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.
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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.
"Influencer marketing is just meaningless and will burn itself out," says Lynne Franks in yesterday's PR Week article.
Arms-length body (ALB) PRs are well used to Whitehall edicts, not to mention a mountain of red tape if they want a ministerial blessing for large announcements, but on the face of it, the warning to stick to the Brexit script looks like micromanagement on steroids coming from No 10.
Asking journalists to sign NDAs before you give them a story is illogical - and has wider implications for news
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Content group expands into PR, Access Intelligence acquires Pulsar, and more from PRWeek UK.
The fast-food chain is restructuring its global corporate relations function.
Strategic advisory firm Brunswick Group has appointed Duncan McCourt as a partner in the agency's London office, focusing on financial services clients and public affairs.
Two of the most senior people in UK healthcare comms have joined agency W20, PRWeek has learned.