Mind+Matter has hired two experienced health comms professionals to strengthen its consumer health and wellbeing offering, the agency announced today.
Stretched journalists value good PR but have no time to respond to press releases and pitches they will not write about. They have urged PR practitioners to avoid follow-ups as the pandemic decimates newsrooms.
Global comms agency Clarity has bought UK consultancy 3WhiteHats, a creative SEO, paid and analytics specialist, and is in "active conversations" about further acquisitions.
Fast-growing PR agency Headland has secured a minority investment from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
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Engine MHP+Mischief has hired Sanofi’s former head of corporate comms, Louise Farmer, and the Department for Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) chief press officer, Jaber Mohamed.
British Airways today (Friday) kicks off its first campaign since 2019 signalling a fresh direction for the world’s best-known airline brand.
David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, is the Parliamentary Labour Party’s best communicator and should play a bigger role as a spokesman, a survey has found.
WPP reveals the breakdown of its staff's ethnicity, gender and age.
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SEC Newgate plans to make its first dividend payment of 0.5p per share after outperforming its original budget for 2020.
Construction company Kier Group has promoted group public affairs director Sophie Timms to corporate affairs director, with responsibility for government relations and communications.
PRCA and PRWeek´s 2021 PR and Communications Census Survey has launched, with PR professionals urged to provide information to help paint a comprehensive picture of the UK PR and comms landscape.
Healthcare, consumer products and financial services drove growth.
Williams Nicolson, the comms agency launched this year by experienced PR figures Steffan Williams and Louise Nicolson, has announced a quartet of senior hires including its first chairman.
The new brand aims to talk directly to consumers.
New title will be 'source of truth' for fast-growing digital sector.
Alex Aiken, executive director of the Government Communication Service (GCS), will leave in the autumn amid claims by senior government comms sources that he 'survived being pushed out' by Boris Johnson last autumn during a wider cull of Civil Service staff. This included the exit of the Prime Minister's most senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, and his director of comms, Lee Cain.
Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman has appointed Tin Man as its retained UK PR agency following a two-stage, competitive pitch.
Premier Foods has expanded the role of corporate affairs director Hannah Collyer to include responsibility for environmental, social and governance (ESG). She also joins the executive leadership team.
Hanbury Strategy has announced a series of promotions and hires – including Iain Carter, a former political director for the Conservative Party – as the agency said it was on track to double its annual revenue.
PR industry stalwart Jon McLeod has joined strategic communications firm DRD Partnership as a partner.
PRWeek's roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions.
Hume Brophy has appointed industry stalwart and former chair of Hanover Communications and Blue Rubicon, Alastair Gornall, as the consultancy’s new chair, and Robin Hamman as group director of digital strategy.
Agency giant claimed Sorrell was responsible for “disclosure of confidential information” to the media.
Catherine Foster has been appointed head of news for the combined comms team at Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
British Airways has appointed Lisa Tremble as its new corporate affairs director.
Edelman has named Stefan Borst, founder of the consultancy IDA Group, as CEO of its business in Brussels.
PR agency Aspectus has promoted two senior employees to joint managing director.
Lansons Intermarket has hired former Prosek Partners MD Josh Passman as CEO of the New York-based agency, which it says marks a new phase of integration at the business.
James Lyons has been appointed as the new director of comms for NHS England and Improvement (NHS E&I).
Telefonica UK (O2) corporate affairs director Nicola Green will be the chief communications and corporate affairs officer of the merged Virgin Media-O2 entity, if the merger passes regulatory hurdles.