Health comms agency ZPB Associates has acquired fellow sector specialist Journalista for a seven-figure sum in a significant boost to the agency's growth, PRWeek can exclusively reveal.
PharmaComms 2020 will bring together pharma leaders from across the PR and communications spectrum to provide best-practice advice, present insightful case studies, and discuss critical challenges and opportunities for the industry.
As the general election campaign heats up and political parties compete with each other to present the most attractive policy platforms, the UK's most cherished institution - the NHS - is in danger of being 'weaponised' for political purposes, health chiefs warn.
Public risking future generations' lives with inappropriate demands for antibiotics, says government campaign
Parents are being warned that antibiotic resistance threatens their children's future and could cause more deaths globally than cancer and diabetes in 30 years' time, in a campaign urging them to accept medical advice on antibiotics.
A death counter is being used in a powerful social media campaign by Engine | MHP to raise awareness that childhood pneumonia is the world's biggest infectious disease killer of children - claiming more than 800,000 lives annually.
With her deathly pallor, hunched back, swollen arms and legs, varicose veins and red and cracked skin, Emma looks more like an extra from The Walking Dead than an office worker from the future.
Senior PR industry figures from in-house and agency roles, spanning public affairs and healthcare, are named today in the annual Yahoo Finance OUTstanding List of LGBT+ leaders.
Some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical firms are failing to use online and social-media comms channels to anywhere near their full potential, according to a major study.
McKesson UK, which owns high-street chain LloydsPharmacy and pharmaceutical and healthcare-product distribution network AAH, has hired serving London councillor Steve Race as its head of public affairs.
Healthcare comms specialists are in such demand among investors attracted by their profit margins and growth potential that they will fetch a significantly higher premium than generalist agencies, according to merger and acquisition experts.
Enticing journalists and influencers with free trips to see the work of its client - which just happened to be an award-winning, four-star resort on Koh Samui, Thailand - worked wonders for health and lifestyle specialist Aspire PR.
An #ExtendTheLimit campaign has been launched in an attempt to secure 100,000 signatures for a petition to trigger a Parliamentary debate over the current 10-year limit on how long women are permitted to keep their eggs frozen for.
Communications firm Seven Hills has been appointed by workplace mental-health platform Unmind to help spur the brand's growth.
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.
As the stigma around discussing mental-health issues reduces, more firms are taking steps to ensure their employees' wellbeing. PRWeek meets four people trained in Mental Health First Aid.
When we ask our members what their biggest challenges are, one answer always comes back - talent: the recruitment of talent, the retention of talent and the development of new talent for our sector.
At most large corporates, the idea that diversity and inclusion isn't just the right thing to do, but 'makes business sense too', has become a mantra, with 'D&I' getting dedicated channel and comms space.
To campaign or not to campaign? Is that the question? When I first started out in my mental health career, campaigns were rare. If I'm honest it felt more like activism in those early days, a sense that we were fighting to get mental health acknowledged.
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.
Like it or not, we live in a data-driven era - sorry, technophobes - and, while the sheer volume of information at our fingertips can seem overwhelming, our data-rich environment has transformative potential.
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.
If there's an especially vicious strain of flu on the horizon, the best way to mobilise people to get vaccinated is to hit them with the fact that flu can kill, right?
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.
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A roundup of the latest industry news.
PR agency Definition has bolstered its senior team and is launching a new food and drink offering.
Well Hello - the agency formed by Nick Woods and Lisa Taylor in 2016 - has rebranded as Sunny Side Up.
Public affairs and communications consultancy WA Communications has appointed former Newington COO Naomi Harris as a director.