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M&C Saatchi PR MD departs after 10 months

M&C Saatchi PR MD departs after 10 months

M&C Saatchi PR managing director Davnet Doran has left the agency after 10 months, PRWeek has learned.

Case study: Counter-terror comms chiefs reveal the real Bodyguard as recruitment enquiries peak

Case study: Counter-terror comms chiefs reveal the real Bodyguard as recruitment enquiries peak

For the avoidance of any doubt, a grey-haired man with middle-aged spread says: "My day-to-day life is not like David Budd's on TV."

Protein World and Amazon collared over weight loss claims

Protein World and Amazon collared over weight loss claims

Advertising watchdog rules that the companies failed to provide evidence to support the claims of products sold on their websites.

'Influencers aren't effective for product marketing' - Edelman's head of influencer

'Influencers aren't effective for product marketing' - Edelman's head of influencer

Influencers are not effective for product level marketing, and PR - rather than advertising - should own the influencer marketing space, a leading UK expert has warned.

High-speed rail operator condemned over comms failings

High-speed rail operator condemned over comms failings

HS2 has been accused of repeated failures in communication, not being open and transparent, and 'broken promises' in its treatment of people whose homes may be under threat to make way for the controversial transport project.

Stand Up To Cancer unites gamers on a new battleground in fight for research

Stand Up To Cancer unites gamers on a new battleground in fight for research

Activity by Anomaly features characters from well-known games.

"Alastair is crucial to me": confessions of government comms bosses revealed

"Alastair is crucial to me": confessions of government comms bosses revealed

A new book charting the history of the Government Communication Service since its formation in 1917 provides an insight into what it is really like to work in comms at the very heart of government.

Brands2Life unveils new brand identity

Brands2Life unveils new brand identity

Brands2Life has unveiled a new brand identity, which the agency says puts its employees at its heart.

Talk show host fronts annual Stoptober campaign

Talk show host fronts annual Stoptober campaign

Controversial presenter and ex-smoker Jeremy Kyle is reviving his talk-show host persona for a new drive to persuade people to give up smoking, in Public Health England's eighth annual Stoptober campaign next month.

Ketchum study: Tech can't ignore young people's concerns

Ketchum study: Tech can't ignore young people's concerns

The research found widespread worry and fear among digital natives, who could demand change from Big Tech.

GBBO winner to help Citizen Relations execute new, multi-brand Electrolux brief

GBBO winner to help Citizen Relations execute new, multi-brand Electrolux brief

Citizen Relations London has won a multi-brand brief to support its leading Electrolux household appliance brands AEG and Zanussi.

Celebrity Cruises promotes Jo Vaughton to director of brand and PR

Celebrity Cruises promotes Jo Vaughton to director of brand and PR

Jo Vaughton, the head of PR and social for Royal Caribbean International, has been promoted to director of brand and PR at sister brand Celebrity Cruises.

Tower Hamlets residents' campaign to highlight unchecked drug-dealing achieves national coverage

Tower Hamlets residents' campaign to highlight unchecked drug-dealing achieves national coverage

The citizen campaign in the London borough's Columbia Road area, led by residents to put the spotlight on the impact of blatant street dealers and related crime, has attracted high-profile coverage.

PRWeek Global Awards launch; Jonathan Adashek to chair jury

PRWeek Global Awards launch; Jonathan Adashek to chair jury

Global auto communications executive Jonathan Adashek will head a star-studded jury to identify transformative work that crosses global territories as well as the best work in the regions - with six new categories added this year.

'I would prefer an iPad to a dog': Generation Alpha talks technology in Hotwire video

'I would prefer an iPad to a dog': Generation Alpha talks technology in Hotwire video

And 5 top tips for how marketers and PR pros can reach young children and their parents.

Michael Frohlich: Ogilvy transition has been 'darkness followed by light'

Michael Frohlich: Ogilvy transition has been 'darkness followed by light'

Ogilvy UK boss Michael Frohlich has described the group's transition to a One Ogilvy operating structure as "darkness followed by light", admitting the process has been met with internal resistance as well as intense media scrutiny.

In brief: M&C joins Ubisoft roster, Mindful Chef picks W, Premier expands offering

In brief: M&C joins Ubisoft roster, Mindful Chef picks W, Premier expands offering

M&C Saatchi PR to launch Starlink video game, W Communications wins health food recipe brand, RedHouse and Kallaway pick up art clients, and more from PRWeek UK.

Next 15 H1 pre-tax profit grows 26 per cent as UK outperforms

Next 15 H1 pre-tax profit grows 26 per cent as UK outperforms

Next 15 has reported a sharp rise in profit and revenue in the first six months of 2018 - with growth led by the UK business and a more mixed performance in the US.

Procter & Gamble's Marc Pritchard shares personal journey about bias, labels

Procter & Gamble's Marc Pritchard shares personal journey about bias, labels

"This was a profound and painful moment. The pain and disappointment because of those people I let down. I asked myself, 'Do I slink away or step up?' I decided to step up."

Five times Nike pushed boundaries with its marketing

Five times Nike pushed boundaries with its marketing

Nike has been in the news recently for its latest ads backing controversial athletes Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya, but it's far from the first time the brand has created provocative or ambitious work.

Analysis

Why marketers weighing AR versus VR are asking the wrong question

Why marketers weighing AR versus VR are asking the wrong question

Will Mark Read's appointment bring stability to WPP after the post-Sorrell turmoil?

Will Mark Read's appointment bring stability to WPP after the post-Sorrell turmoil?

'Everything Pepsi's Kendall Jenner campaign isn't' - PR chiefs praise Nike for Kaepernick move

'Everything Pepsi's Kendall Jenner campaign isn't' - PR chiefs praise Nike for Kaepernick move

Elon Musk's troublesome tweets shouldn't stop other CEOs from using social

Elon Musk's troublesome tweets shouldn't stop other CEOs from using social

Over-heated debate or cultural appropriation? PR pros debate Jamie Oliver #Jerkgate

Over-heated debate or cultural appropriation? PR pros debate Jamie Oliver #Jerkgate

Interpublic leads the field in UK with double-digit revenue growth

Interpublic leads the field in UK with double-digit revenue growth

Why brands are just finding their voice with Alexa and its competitors

Why brands are just finding their voice with Alexa and its competitors

Luxury is the new black: Boomtown for specialist agencies in London as M&A activity heats up

Luxury is the new black: Boomtown for specialist agencies in London as M&A activity heats up

Why more PR agencies are swiping left on the RFP process

Why more PR agencies are swiping left on the RFP process

Local elections post-mortem: how council comms strategies affected voter turnout

Local elections post-mortem: how council comms strategies affected voter turnout

Where your favorite YouTube star is taking their talents

Where your favorite YouTube star is taking their talents

'Stuff your conscious mind with information' - talking creativity with Taylor Herring's Pete Mountstevens

'Stuff your conscious mind with information' - talking creativity with Taylor Herring's Pete Mountstevens

Singing CEO cops flack, but PR must be on song for Sainsbury's and Asda merger

Singing CEO cops flack, but PR must be on song for Sainsbury's and Asda merger

'Don't let your officials take the blame or they'll have revenge' - comms pros on Rudd's resignation

'Don't let your officials take the blame or they'll have revenge' - comms pros on Rudd's resignation

Crisis communicators give Zuckerberg high marks for testimony

Crisis communicators give Zuckerberg high marks for testimony

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Grayling appoints former Sunday Times news editor as senior advisor

Grayling appoints former Sunday Times news editor as senior advisor

Stephen Bevan, former news editor at the Sunday Times, has been appointed as a senior media advisor at Grayling, the agency has announced.

Exclusive: Kindred under new, all-female management

Exclusive: Kindred under new, all-female management

An all-female management team is running Kindred, the agency has announced, with the appointment of Tara Austin as chief strategy officer.

New registrar named for ORCL as ministers rapped by parliament over appointment process

New registrar named for ORCL as ministers rapped by parliament over appointment process

The Government has named the former chief executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Harry Rich, as its preferred candidate to be the new Registrar at the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (ORCL).

Tracy De Groose named executive chair of Newsworks

Tracy De Groose named executive chair of Newsworks

Former media agency chief is to chair publishers' trade body.

In brief: Wall Street English hires Another Word, Approach adds trio, Havas launches climate initiative

In brief: Wall Street English hires Another Word, Approach adds trio, Havas launches climate initiative

Approach grows team, Volpa opens second office in Scotland, Another Word wins Wall Street English, and more from PRWeek UK.

IOC strategic comms director Rebecca Edwards to exit

IOC strategic comms director Rebecca Edwards to exit

The International Olympic Committee's strategic communications director Rebecca Edwards is leaving the sports body at the end of November, PRWeek can reveal.

Mick Mahoney joins list of senior Ogilvy departures as turmoil continues

Mick Mahoney joins list of senior Ogilvy departures as turmoil continues

Ogilvy UK chief creative officer is following Emma de la Fosse, Charlie Rudd and Clare Donald out of the door as the fallout from its restructure continues.

Downing Street events adviser joins Portland

Downing Street events adviser joins Portland

Portland has appointed former Downing Street senior staffer and Conservative Party operations and events manager Jonathan Stock as its head of events and marketing.

Pride in London comms director launches 'UK's most diverse and inclusive' agency

Pride in London comms director launches 'UK's most diverse and inclusive' agency

The volunteer director of comms for Pride in London and former Weber Shandwick associate director is launching an agency aiming to be the "most inclusive and diverse out there".

Engine lures R/GA veteran Jim Moffatt to lead Europe and Asia

Engine lures R/GA veteran Jim Moffatt to lead Europe and Asia

Jim Moffatt, the leader of R/GA's business in Asia Pacific and its former London chief, has been appointed as CEO of Engine Group in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Reuters move for Telegraph Media Group PR manager

Reuters move for Telegraph Media Group PR manager

Joel Ivory-Harte has been appointed Reuters PR manager for EMEA, moving from Telegraph Media Group.

Finn Partners hires Ryan Barr to lead financial services

Finn Partners hires Ryan Barr to lead financial services

Barr previously led U.S. operations for Cognito.

Philip Morris International hires Aaron Sherinian

Philip Morris International hires Aaron Sherinian

Sherinian previously worked at the U.N. Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network.