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Pharma company appoints Road Comms to promote osteoporosis drug

Pharma company appoints Road Comms to promote osteoporosis drug

Theramex has hired health and wellbeing specialist Road Communications to handle a campaign for the drug Actonel GR, following their successful partnership in support of World Osteoporosis Day 2018.

In brief: Kekst CNC hire, Neos & National Trust appoint agencies, Nhow hotels hires shop for UK launch

In brief: Kekst CNC hire, Neos & National Trust appoint agencies, Nhow hotels hires shop for UK launch

Kekst CNC re-hires director, John Doe wins axe-throwing venue brief, MBO for Outwrite PR, and more from PRWeek UK.

Case study: 'Cautious pharma' link up with LADbible wins high engagement for haemophilia campaign

Case study: 'Cautious pharma' link up with LADbible wins high engagement for haemophilia campaign

An unlikely pairing of pharma giant Roche with youth media platform LADbible generated impressive results in its 'Bleeding obvious' campaign to raise awareness of haemophilia.

Children's charity Plan International UK hires comms and campaigns chief

Children's charity Plan International UK hires comms and campaigns chief

Global children's charity Plan International UK has appointed Katie Morrison of Great Ormond Street Hospital as its new director of communications, campaigns and UK programmes.

Cadbury updates Freddo Treasures campaign following backlash

Cadbury updates Freddo Treasures campaign following backlash

Confectionery brand pulls references to digging near historic sites after complaints from archaeologists.

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment hires first creative director

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment hires first creative director

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment has hired its first creative director, taking on Seth Jones from creative agency AnalogFolk.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Edelman's Jackie Cooper tops creative top 10 list

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Edelman's Jackie Cooper tops creative top 10 list

Edelman senior adviser Jackie Cooper tops this year's list of the most influential creative chiefs in UK PR, as part of PRWeek's UK Power Book.

Ex-Uber comms chief joins Facebook

Ex-Uber comms chief joins Facebook

Alex Belardinelli, Uber's former head of comms for Northern & Eastern Europe, has joined Facebook as communications director for Northern Europe.

H+K global head of sport exits for entertainment and sports marketing agency

H+K global head of sport exits for entertainment and sports marketing agency

H+K Strategies global head of sport & partnership marketing Andy Sutherden has been appointed head of international for CAA Brand Consulting.

Survey reveals how much influencers charge for posts

Survey reveals how much influencers charge for posts

The amounts social media influencers charge for posts have been revealed in a new survey, with the most common range being between £101 and £250 and two per cent charging more than £1,000.

FleishmanHillard Fishburn hires Team Spirit director to head financial services

FleishmanHillard Fishburn hires Team Spirit director to head financial services

FleishmanHillard Fishburn has hired Team Spirit director Liz Willder as head of financial services, PRWeek has learned.

Weber Shandwick UK consumer marketing chair Emma Thompson departs

Weber Shandwick UK consumer marketing chair Emma Thompson departs

Emma Thompson, Weber Shandwick's UK chair of consumer marketing, has left the agency "to seek a new challenge".

News UK launches full-service influencer marketing agency The Fifth

News UK launches full-service influencer marketing agency The Fifth

Unit will be led by former director of digital strategy and partnerships Oliver Lewis.

3 Monkeys Zeno makes senior appointments including new hire from Red

3 Monkeys Zeno makes senior appointments including new hire from Red

3 Monkeys Zeno (3MZ) has announced changes in its senior team, including the promotion of Amy Parry to head of consumer & brand and the appointment of Red's David Lucas to lead the b2b tech practice.

Influencers should 'be their own creative director' to improve campaigns

Influencers should 'be their own creative director' to improve campaigns

Influencer agency Takumi warns brands to be clearer on what their strategy is for deploying influencer marketing.

Award-winning creative joins 'health and humanity' agency

Award-winning creative joins 'health and humanity' agency

Steve Broadhurst, who has won more than 40 awards in a career spanning more than 30 years, has been appointed creative director at healthcare comms agency 11 London, the company has announced.

Consumers abandon brands that violate their personal values, survey finds

Consumers abandon brands that violate their personal values, survey finds

More than two thirds of consumers say their personal values influence their buying habits, and almost half have abandoned brands they believe to have violated them, according to a global survey of consumers and marketing professionals.

Gender pay gap among PR freelancers 'second highest' across marcomms and creative

Gender pay gap among PR freelancers 'second highest' across marcomms and creative

PR has the second biggest gender pay gap in favour of men among marcomms and creative freelancers, despite PR being the most female-dominated strand, new research suggests.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Broadcast comms specialists enter this year's entertainment Top 10

PRWeek UK Power Book 2019: Broadcast comms specialists enter this year's entertainment Top 10

The Power Book entertainment top ten has seen a few new entrants this year, most notably from the booming world of TV and radio.

'Communications and social purpose is mission-critical for organisations' - Edelman's Michelle Hutton

'Communications and social purpose is mission-critical for organisations' - Edelman's Michelle Hutton

Edelman's Michelle Hutton says it is now integral for Middle Eastern brands to effectively engage consumers and for the agencies to take back the craft of PR.

Analysis

Boeing 'lost control' of comms during turbulence and faces 'mounting crisis of confidence'

Boeing 'lost control' of comms during turbulence and faces 'mounting crisis of confidence'

Profile: Matt Brown, Transport for London's director of news and external relations

Profile: Matt Brown, Transport for London's director of news and external relations

Edelman's 'earned creative' strategy is noble, but does it work?

Edelman's 'earned creative' strategy is noble, but does it work?

'The website looks like a GCSE project': PR pros' take on launch of The Independent Group

'The website looks like a GCSE project': PR pros' take on launch of The Independent Group

What is an influencer? (Even the PR industry can't seem to decide)

What is an influencer? (Even the PR industry can't seem to decide)

Exclusive: Which UK fire and rescue services are best at using social media?

Exclusive: Which UK fire and rescue services are best at using social media?

'A bumpy road ahead for British cycling' - what next for 'the team formerly known as Sky'?

'A bumpy road ahead for British cycling' - what next for 'the team formerly known as Sky'?

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

Which PR consultancies report the highest profits and staff costs?

Which PR consultancies report the highest profits and staff costs?

Vexatious, expensive and lacking support: Government failing on FOI, think tank warns

Vexatious, expensive and lacking support: Government failing on FOI, think tank warns

PR pros: Gillette's 'clunky' masculinity campaign 'not the best an ad can get'

PR pros: Gillette's 'clunky' masculinity campaign 'not the best an ad can get'

Failure to communicate: What disrupts the disruptors?

Failure to communicate: What disrupts the disruptors?

'Shockingly inaccurate', 'wholly unfair', 'naive' - pros slam PR episode of The Media Show

'Shockingly inaccurate', 'wholly unfair', 'naive' - pros slam PR episode of The Media Show

Iceland's Rang-tan campaign delivers 65m views, sales and consideration lift

Iceland's Rang-tan campaign delivers 65m views, sales and consideration lift

'The next big thing': Agencies place big bets on sports gambling

'The next big thing': Agencies place big bets on sports gambling

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Harry and Meghan appoint PR guru from Freuds to lead comms

Harry and Meghan appoint PR guru from Freuds to lead comms

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have appointed Sara Latham from Freuds to head up their communications team.

Tin Man appoints senior creatives from MSL and Brands2Life

Tin Man appoints senior creatives from MSL and Brands2Life

Tin Man has hired creative director James Hoyle and associate director Hannah Milne following a series of new business wins.

Comms chief exits NHS Digital for private sector healthcare role

Comms chief exits NHS Digital for private sector healthcare role

Rachel Royall has left her job as comms director at NHS Digital after less than two years to join IBM as comms director at its UK healthcare and life sciences team.

MHP appoints senior crisis specialist from Golin

MHP appoints senior crisis specialist from Golin

MHP Communications has appointed senior crisis specialist Michaela Gray as an associate director in its crisis and risk team.

BetVictor hires head of brand and creative with comms oversight

BetVictor hires head of brand and creative with comms oversight

European online gambling company BetVictor has appointed Matt Parkes as director of brand and creative with ultimate responsibility of communications.

Newgate hires senior Kantar exec to launch UK market and social research arm

Newgate hires senior Kantar exec to launch UK market and social research arm

Newgate Communications has hired Dan Clay, formerly of WPP's data and research business Kantar, to head its new UK market and social research practice.

Eulogy wins client and promotes senior staff in 'record year'

Eulogy wins client and promotes senior staff in 'record year'

Independent PR and comms shop Eulogy has promoted Susie Dullard and James Steward to director, with the pair joining the agency's operating board.

Lansons recruits director from Peregrine

Lansons recruits director from Peregrine

Lansons has hired board director Danny Calogero from Peregrine Communications to strengthen its offering to the asset management sector.

Who's in? PRWeek launches UK Power Book and lists lead players in each sector

Who's in? PRWeek launches UK Power Book and lists lead players in each sector

One of the most anticipated days in the UK PR calendar is upon us - the launch of PRWeek's UK Power Book 2019.

Tech agency establishes all-female leadership team and rebrands

Tech agency establishes all-female leadership team and rebrands

Tech specialist agency Withpr has installed an all-female senior leadership team and rebranded, PRWeek can reveal.

MHP hires Tulchan veteran as MD in capital markets team

MHP hires Tulchan veteran as MD in capital markets team

MHP Communications has appointed Tulchan Communications veteran Peter Hewer as a managing director in its capital markets practice.

BCW hires two directors to UK healthcare team

BCW hires two directors to UK healthcare team

Burson Cohn & Wolfe has announced the appointments of Anna Dé and Matt Foster as senior directors in its UK healthcare practice.

NHS comms chief returns to private sector for top Unipart comms role

NHS comms chief returns to private sector for top Unipart comms role

Louise Thompson has quit her job as head of communications for nursing at NHS Improvement to become director of comms for the newly formed NHS division of Unipart Logistics.