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Former Edelman global digital lead Kevin King joins Citizen Relations

Former Edelman global digital lead Kevin King joins Citizen Relations

King will serve as global chief digital officer at Citizen.

Stir PR names new MD

Stir PR names new MD

Stir PR has hired former Frank director Polly Atherton as managing director.

Goodbye, Blue Rubicon: Teneo removes all sub-branding across global business

Goodbye, Blue Rubicon: Teneo removes all sub-branding across global business

Teneo has removed the sub-branding from all its global operations, making Teneo the name used for the business worldwide with the phasing out of established agency monikers, including Blue Rubicon, PRWeek can reveal.

Nissan's Ghosn scandal: the brand impact

Nissan's Ghosn scandal: the brand impact

Shock arrest of leader could actually present an opportunity, according to experts.

Ex-Sun editor Dominic Mohan leaves role as Outside Organisation CEO

Ex-Sun editor Dominic Mohan leaves role as Outside Organisation CEO

Dominic Mohan has left his role as CEO at Outside Organisation, the agency founded by entertainment PR veteran Alan Edwards, PRWeek has learned.

Instagram to strip users of fake 'likes' and comments from third-party apps

Instagram to strip users of fake 'likes' and comments from third-party apps

Move has been welcomed by Unilever's Keith Weed, who has led calls for action.

Ketchum forms European partnership with Carbon Disclosure Project

Ketchum forms European partnership with Carbon Disclosure Project

Global comms consultancy Ketchum has formed a pro bono partnership with CDP, the NGO formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, to develop a strategic communications programme.

Twitter PR pros call out Facebook's 'garbage move' of blaming its comms team

Twitter PR pros call out Facebook's 'garbage move' of blaming its comms team

"Sorry, but blaming your comms team in times of crisis is a garbage move," said one unlikely ally.

Wieser: Bad behavior makes working with Facebook harder

Wieser: Bad behavior makes working with Facebook harder

Marketers may think twice about the platform after revelations in The New York Times, the Pivotal Research analyst said.

Fur trade body seeks agency for global 'fight back' PR campaign

Fur trade body seeks agency for global 'fight back' PR campaign

A trade body for the international fur trade is seeking a PR agency to handle a global PR campaign to counter what it calls "attacks from animal rights activists", PRWeek has learned.

Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Lidl among brands plugging in to social media Christmas spirit

Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Lidl among brands plugging in to social media Christmas spirit

High-street retailers are gaining plenty of mileage out of hijacking each others' Christmas ads with clever creative extensions.

#NotARetailStore - John Lewis (the man) stars in Twitter UK Christmas campaign

#NotARetailStore - John Lewis (the man) stars in Twitter UK Christmas campaign

John Lewis - the American lecturer famed for being mistaken for the British retailer of the same name - is the star of a quirky Christmas campaign from Twitter UK.

National Lottery going local in bid to win hearts and minds

National Lottery going local in bid to win hearts and minds

A 'hyperlocal' campaign is to be waged by the National Lottery Promotions Unit (NLPU) in North East Wales to raise awareness among communities of the lottery's legacy in their area.

McDonald's revisits #ReindeerReady for Christmas campaign

McDonald's revisits #ReindeerReady for Christmas campaign

Fast-food restaurant chain expands on last year's "Reindeer ready" campaign with a new spot featuring hungry reindeers.

Twitter UK comms manager takes new role at Netflix

Twitter UK comms manager takes new role at Netflix

Twitter UK communications manager Sam Hodges is leaving his role for a new EMEA-wide comms position at Netflix, PRWeek has learned.

Red Consultancy wins pitch for internet company Zen

Red Consultancy wins pitch for internet company Zen

Telecommunications and internet service provider (ISP) Zen has appointed Red Consultancy as its retained PR agency in the UK.

John Lewis Christmas campaign: how has Elton performed?

John Lewis Christmas campaign: how has Elton performed?

Viewing figures, social mentions and sentiment are all up on last year's John Lewis festive campaign.

Run Communications to handle comms for 'Team England' in lead up to Birmingham games

Run Communications to handle comms for 'Team England' in lead up to Birmingham games

Run Communications has been appointed by Commonwealth Games England (CGE) to handle the comms activity of Team England for the next two years.

A little bit funny: the best parodies of John Lewis' Elton John Christmas campaign

A little bit funny: the best parodies of John Lewis' Elton John Christmas campaign

You can tell everybody... that PRWeek UK's feast of John Lewis Christmas campaign parodies and spoofs (so far) is here. Hope you don't mind.

Facebook on the NYT bombshell report: 'There are a number of inaccuracies in the story'

Facebook on the NYT bombshell report: 'There are a number of inaccuracies in the story'

Highlights from Facebook's rebuke to The New York Times exposé, and PR pros' reactions to the lobbying revelations.

Analysis

For Amazon, the communications challenge is just beginning

For Amazon, the communications challenge is just beginning

Exclusive: Which police forces and special units across the UK are best at using social media?

Exclusive: Which police forces and special units across the UK are best at using social media?

How #MeToo changed the way brands market to men

How #MeToo changed the way brands market to men

Hit or Miss? Theresa May's speech to the 2018 Conservative Conference

Hit or Miss? Theresa May's speech to the 2018 Conservative Conference

Hit or Miss? Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the 2018 Labour Conference

Hit or Miss? Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the 2018 Labour Conference

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

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In brief: Talker Tailor wins Stay One Degree account, Slido appoints comms director, wins for MHP, Wild West and CiCi

In brief: Talker Tailor wins Stay One Degree account, Slido appoints comms director, wins for MHP, Wild West and CiCi

Speedy Hire appoints MHP, Threepipe to promote Alice in Winterland, DeVries picks up beauty brand, wins for Talker Tailor, Wild West and CiCi, and more from PRWeek UK.

Former Labour senior policy adviser joins MHP Communications

Former Labour senior policy adviser joins MHP Communications

MHP Communications has appointed senior Labor policy adviser Tom Hamilton to join its public affairs leadership team as an associate director.

In brief: DeVries' gin win, Mitsubishi Electric appoints Brands2Life, new accounts for Golin and Milk & Honey

In brief: DeVries' gin win, Mitsubishi Electric appoints Brands2Life, new accounts for Golin and Milk & Honey

Mitsubishi Electric warms to Brands2Life, former HS2 internal comms chief joins 44 Communications, wins for Golin and Milk & Honey, and more from PRWeek UK.

Golin London creative chief departs

Golin London creative chief departs

Gemma Vardon has left her role as executive director, creative, at Golin London to go freelance.

JWT London facing claims of discrimination against white, straight, British men

JWT London facing claims of discrimination against white, straight, British men

A number of creatives were made redundant days after they spoke to HR about Jo Wallace's comments earlier this year.

Citypress hires Edelman London director

Citypress hires Edelman London director

Citypress has appointed Reena Mistry from Edelman London to lead its Midlands office and join its growing senior leadership team.

Invesco appoints Graham Hook head of UK government relations

Invesco appoints Graham Hook head of UK government relations

Investment management firm Invesco has appointed Graham Hook to the newly created role of head of UK government relations and public policy.

Richard Nichols leaves post as Instinctif CEO for new role

Richard Nichols leaves post as Instinctif CEO for new role

Richard Nichols has left his role as CEO of Instinctif Partners, moving to the new position of deputy chairman following Tim Linacre's promotion to group MD, PRWeek has learned.

Hume Brophy appoints Helen Munro as UK managing director

Hume Brophy appoints Helen Munro as UK managing director

Global communications agency Hume Brophy has appointed former Whitehouse Consulting MD Helen Munro as managing director of its UK business.

Sky corporate comms and campaigns chief resigns to launch 'a different kind of advisory'

Sky corporate comms and campaigns chief resigns to launch 'a different kind of advisory'

Gavin Davis, Sky's director of corporate communications and campaigns, is leaving the broadcaster after two years to launch "a different kind of advisory business", he has told PRWeek.

Rank Group hires betting industry veteran as first director of public affairs

Rank Group hires betting industry veteran as first director of public affairs

Rank Group, the UK-listed gambling operator, has hired betting industry communications veteran David Williams to the new role of director of public affairs.

Portland appoints Louise Winmill as partner in its corporate division

Portland appoints Louise Winmill as partner in its corporate division

Integrated comms consultancy Portland has hired Louise Winmill as a partner in its 85-strong corporate division.

In Brief: DawBell signs up celebs, Dr. Martens picks new agency, wins for Brands2Life, Building Relations

In Brief: DawBell signs up celebs, Dr. Martens picks new agency, wins for Brands2Life, Building Relations

Whiteoaks promotes senior duo, DawBell picks up celebrity clients, Dr. Martens chooses We Are Social, Brands2Life's international account win, and more from PRWeek UK.