In brief: New creative sector mentoring scheme, senior hire at GK Strategy, Virgin StartUp win for FullFat
Plus, care home operator appoints Springup, Canoe wins surf brand, Absolute Software makes Centropy its UK agency of record, and more in PRWeek UK.
Poet Laureate Simon Armitage (pictured) has written a poem micro-engraved onto a cancer pill to symbolise the work of a London-based research centre.
A row has broken out between Edinburgh Fringe Festival and women's health brand Elvie after the latter accused the Festival of banning its awareness campaign that includes a 19-ft, vagina-shaped blimp.
The PHA Group will drive awareness campaigns for national healthcare charity Sue Ryder, and pet charity Blue Cross.
Publicis Health has promoted two of its senior team-members to new pan-European roles, in a restructure at the top of the organisation.
Government bodies across Europe, including the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the UK, are being urged by the EU to improve the way medicines shortages are communicated to prevent stockpiling.
In brief: New fellows at CIPR and PRCA, Oracle expands, wins for Purple London, The Lifestyle Agency and KINC
Medical tech company appoints ROAD, Oracle grows PR team, fashion briefs for Purple London and KINC, and more from PRWeek UK.
Chloe Watson has stepped down from her role as head of comms and engagement at North London Partners in Health and Care, which includes 28 NHS and local authority organisations, to go freelance.
Pharma and biotech comms agency Prime Global is to expand its UK operations by opening two new offices.
Experienced comms professional Jon Salmon has left Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, where he was comms manager, to join health tech specialist Highland Marketing as an account director.
Less than one-third of UK patient groups rate the reputation of the pharma industry as good or excellent, according to a major report.
The Fundación Arturo López Pérez (FALP Oncology Institute) aims to challenge how people understand and approach cancer diagnosis with a new concept, the 'Metastasis of Love'.
Healthcare agency Publicis Resolute - the PR and medical education arm of Publicis Health - has expanded abroad for the first time by opening an Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore.
A shift towards digital channels of communication between doctors and their patients, via mobiles and short films hosted on social media, is predicted by a survey of millennial GPs.
The highly regulated environment of healthcare comms should not place a limit on its creativity, according to 90TEN's new digital director.
'What makes an influencer?' is a question that has been debated in our industry for some time, but what makes someone truly influential remains somewhat subjective.
Pitching to existing clients can offer up a dilemma for agencies; whether it's pitching to keep a client, for organic growth or putting together plans for a new budget cycle, agency leads can find themselves second guessing what the real ask is - sometimes contrary to the brief.
The Warwick 'group chat' scandal, the coverage and the commentary, is a tragic reminder of the distance we need to travel as an industry to raise the bar and fulfil our leadership potential.
London has long established itself as a global business, creative and media hub resulting in so many agencies and clients being based there.
Stress is now one of the most common causes of sickness leave from work, with Millennials in PR and comms one of the demographics most at risk.
NHSX announced its first big initiative late last week and they didn't go small - it's a partnership with Amazon's Alexa, the tech giant's AI-powered voice assistant.
This week we are celebrating the winners of the second Campaigns for Good Awards.
Whilst thrilled to be included in this year's PRWeek Top 150 list, a flippant insta post from Matthew Freud in which he joked about winning the annual tallest dwarf competition made me question the value of such an accolade.
As the NHS faces unprecedented challenges, it's more important than ever to effectively communicate the ongoing modernisation of its tech systems.
Head of Health and Consumer Issues Prospect Resourcing Ltd London (Central), London (Greater)
Public Affairs Senior Account Manager - Healthcare (1 yr fixed term contract) Peter Childs London (Central), London (Greater)
Public Affairs Account Director - Healthcare Peter Childs London (Central), London (Greater)
PR Associate Director (Crisis communications and issues management for food brands) Gemini People London
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In brief: Milk & Honey to promote online safety, Alfred in chicken welfare brief, audio brand win for BWP
New hires at Stone Junction, US baby-care brand hires Battenhall, beauty tool brand appoints Known, and more from PRWeek UK.
Parton has been leading Brooklyn Brothers as president since Golin acquired it in 2016.
WE Communications has opened a second German office, in Frankfurt, increasing its global footprint in continental Europe.
Insurance brand hires Launch, Rooster wins children's brand, rebrand at Tricker PR, plastic-free period brief for Seymour PR, and more from PRWeek UK.