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Grilled: Frankie Graddon from The Pool on 'saintly' PRs, knickers and opening parcels

Grilled: Frankie Graddon from The Pool on 'saintly' PRs, knickers and opening parcels

The Pool's fashion and beauty editor talks saintly fashion PRs, keeping advertorials relevant, how the data stacks up and the popularity of underwear.

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Latest interviews and features

'Our work is not as bold, strategic or well crafted as ad agencies' - creative PR chiefs on sector's Cannes 'failings'

'Our work is not as bold, strategic or well crafted as ad agencies' - creative PR chiefs on sector's Cannes 'failings'

Why don't PR agencies perform better at the Cannes Lions, and is it a problem? PRWeek put that to creative PR chiefs who are mentors on the new Creative Mentoring Project...

When PR is an agent of truth
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Want to work for a PR agency that creates content and experiences you'll never forget? Jim Sutton, managing director at AprilSix Proof, tells us about an agency with a difference.

Sainsbury's, Waitrose, M&S... oh, and Iceland: PRWeek panel on Christmas campaigns (part two)

Sainsbury's, Waitrose, M&S... oh, and Iceland: PRWeek panel on Christmas campaigns (part two)

Which major retailer has set a new precedent with its 2018 Christmas campaign? Which tugs on zero heartstrings, and which hits on a 'food porn' truth? PR experts scrutinise the second batch of festive campaigns.

Flack on Friday: Grin and Bayer it, 'turkey' twizzled, coverage Richly deserved, Gunning for Spurs

Flack on Friday: Grin and Bayer it, 'turkey' twizzled, coverage Richly deserved, Gunning for Spurs

In Flack this week: Christmas 'turkey' gets its own back, intranet pun fun, a demonic foreskin, keeping up with the Winklemans.

PRWeek interviews ...

Three new agencies and more to come: How The Academy is quietly building a PR empire

Three new agencies and more to come: How The Academy is quietly building a PR empire

The Academy has been quietly forming a group of specialist agencies over the past 12 months. Co-founder Mitch Kaye tells PRWeek UK about the importance of entrepreneurial leadership and why he's impatient to keep growing the business.

'Ad agencies will cease to exist' - the new PR world according to W Communications

'Ad agencies will cease to exist' - the new PR world according to W Communications

PRWeek UK talks to W Communications founder Warren Johnson about his ambition, global expansion, the challenge for small PR shops and the demise of traditional advertising.

Cautious Conservative targets radical growth: Hanover CEO Charles Lewington

Cautious Conservative targets radical growth: Hanover CEO Charles Lewington

Hanover founder and CEO Charles Lewington discusses his international ambitions and eight-sector expansion plans for the group, and explains why network agencies are "struggling to regain their mojo".

Healthcare PR turns up the volume: Incisive Health on getting heard in a way that matters

Healthcare PR turns up the volume: Incisive Health on getting heard in a way that matters

It's less than four years young, but fast-growing Incisive Health truly announced itself on the agency scene last year. Sam Burne James met its founding trio.

'A year of consolidation and change': Bell Pottinger CEO reflects on life after Bell

'A year of consolidation and change': Bell Pottinger CEO reflects on life after Bell

Bell Pottinger's global CEO said the agency restructured much of its business and argues it performed "credibly" in 2016, the year that formidable co-founder Lord Bell left the firm.

Confessions of a social media manager: Ryanair on the growth of video, customer service and 'cheeky Irish charm'

Confessions of a social media manager: Ryanair on the growth of video, customer service and 'cheeky Irish charm'

PRWeek's series on social media managers talks to those responsible for online customer relations at some of Britain's biggest brands and organisations. This week, low-cost carrier Ryanair...

Key features

A lot of fun, but it can churn and burn: get the millennials' take on PR life from the 30 Under 30 for 2017

A lot of fun, but it can churn and burn: get the millennials' take on PR life from the 30 Under 30 for 2017

This year's 30 Under 30 love their jobs and are enthusiastic about comms, but are not immune to the pervasive, Brexit-fuelled uncertainty about the industry's future.

Global Power Book: Is the uncertain geopolitical climate good for the PR sector?

Global Power Book: Is the uncertain geopolitical climate good for the PR sector?

While many in the industry have serious reservations about recent international political developments, most global PR chiefs see the uncertain geopolitical climate as good for the sector.

Power Book public sector pros on the best campaigns, worst reputations and their music of choice

Power Book public sector pros on the best campaigns, worst reputations and their music of choice

Hilary Clinton, Mike Ashley and Sir Phillip Green are among those who have managed their reputations the most poorly in the last 12 months, according to public sector entrants in PRWeek's Power Book.

Retail Christmas campaigns: which were the commercial AND creative hits, according to PRWeek?

Retail Christmas campaigns: which were the commercial AND creative hits, according to PRWeek?

Now the major supermarket and retail groups have reported their festive trading figures, it's time to take a cold, hard January look at which campaigns were Christmas crackers and which resembled turkeys.

Grilled: Journalist Q&As ...

Grilled: the Daily Mirror's deputy 3am editor Hannah Hope

Grilled: the Daily Mirror's deputy 3am editor Hannah Hope

Hannah Hope, deputy 3am editor at the Daily Mirror, on the showbiz life and her favourite PR people.

NBC foreign correspondent Keir Simmons talks poor pitches and avoiding biscuits

NBC foreign correspondent Keir Simmons talks poor pitches and avoiding biscuits

Keir Simmons, NBC's London-based foreign correspondent, talks to PRWeek about his job and how he relates to PRs.

ITV News' Jess Brammar on simplifying stories and why a sense of mischief is essential

Creative inspiration

'Got a brief that you can't quite unlock? It's shower time!' - what inspires creative PRs? (part two)

'Got a brief that you can't quite unlock? It's shower time!' - what inspires creative PRs? (part two)

PRWeek hosted an unuusal photo shoot for mentees on the Creative Mentoring Project - they were asked to bring an item that represents what inspires them. What got creative juices flowing for our second tranche of mentees?

Flack on Friday: Drama in Davos, smelling Fleish-y, Leeds badge botch

Flack on Friday: Drama in Davos, smelling Fleish-y, Leeds badge botch

In Flack this week: Davos dilemma, the smell of agency cohesion, and telling it straight with brand storytelling.

Postcard from Argentina: Reinvention time for PR

Postcard from Argentina: Reinvention time for PR

After a political sea-change, it's reinvention time for the South American nation's well-developed PR market, says Ketchum Argentina's Gustavo Averbuj.

Key features

PRWeek UK Awards 2017: who is on the shortlist?

PRWeek UK Awards 2017: who is on the shortlist?

Weber Shandwick and Hope&Glory are leading the shortlist for the PRWeek Awards 2017, the annual celebration of the very best of UK PR.

Influencer marketing: quiz the regulators and hear case studies at PRWeek seminar

Influencer marketing: quiz the regulators and hear case studies at PRWeek seminar

Advice on handling influencer marketing while staying within the regulations will be available at a must-attend PRWeek breakfast briefing in London on Wednesday, 13 September.

PRWeek reveals the Top 150 UK PR consultancies in 2017

PRWeek reveals the Top 150 UK PR consultancies in 2017

The PRWeek 2017 rankings of the UK's Top 150 PR Consultancies form part of the Global Agency Business Report 2017.

Is 2017 the year of 'peak beard'? Seven brand comms predictions for 2017

Is 2017 the year of 'peak beard'? Seven brand comms predictions for 2017

Hope&Glory's James Gordon-MacIntosh makes seven predictions for brands in the year ahead, including fake news, live experiences and whether we've reached 'peak beard'.

50 hot new influencers

PRWeek Global Awards 2017: winners revealed

PRWeek Global Awards 2017: winners revealed

The crème de la crème of the global PR industry gathered in London tonight to find out who would take home the coveted PRWeek Global Awards 2017.

From the editor-in-chief: UK consultancies boom as global demand grows

From the editor-in-chief: UK consultancies boom as global demand grows

Today, PRWeek publishes the definitive annual report on the communications consultancy sector, both in the UK (the Top 150 rankings) and globally (the wider Agency Business Report).

PRWeek Agency Business Report 2017

PRWeek Agency Business Report 2017

Everything you need to know about the PR agency world and, by extension, the trends shaping the industry in general.

PRWeek UK Awards 2016: Winners revealed

PRWeek UK Awards 2016: Winners revealed

Agencies Unity and The Romans, and the Missing Type campaign, were among the big winners at the prestigious PRWeek UK Awards, which took place on Tuesday evening during a gala event at London's Grosvenor House.

How CEOs see comms ...

Justin King: "Perhaps PR does need to rebrand itself"

Justin King: "Perhaps PR does need to rebrand itself"

Ask the ebullient former CEO of Sainsbury's what he really thinks about PR and he refuses to answer. "I reject the premise of your question," he says, "because there's an inherent negativity to it."

Hiut's Clare Hieatt acts smart to take on denim's big boys

Hiut's Clare Hieatt acts smart to take on denim's big boys

Clare Hieatt, the managing director of UK jeans-maker Hiut, says her company competes with bigger brands via smart social media and 'brand purpose'.

YO! Sushi boss Robin Rowland on retaining brand voice despite constant innovation

YO! Sushi boss Robin Rowland on retaining brand voice despite constant innovation

It slid into public consciousness on a conveyor belt of modernity in the late 1990s, helping to bring Japanese food to the masses. Yet YO! Sushi's CEO Robin Rowland maintains that the brand remains just as innovative today.

Postcards from ...

Postcard from Hungary: disruption and opportunity in land of creative thinking

Postcard from Hungary: disruption and opportunity in land of creative thinking

Hungary may be going through a period of political change and market disruption, but there are still plenty of opportunities in the mature comms market.

Breakfast Briefing: The end of the Toys 'R' Us brand; United's big pet problem

Breakfast Briefing: The end of the Toys 'R' Us brand; United's big pet problem

We're looking forward to seeing all of our Breakfast Briefing readers tonight at Cipriani Wall Street for the PRWeek Awards. I'll be at table 47 if you'd like to stop by and say hello.

Postcard From Morocco: a gateway to Africa for wise comms agencies

Postcard From Morocco: a gateway to Africa for wise comms agencies

Morocco is experiencing a resurgence following its re-entry into the African Union and expansion of its energy interests, says Zeeshan Masud from Djembe Communications.