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Brexit campaign lead at Cabinet Office among top speakers at PRWeek Corporate and Public Affairs Summit

Brexit campaign lead at Cabinet Office among top speakers at PRWeek Corporate and Public Affairs Summit

Expert speakers from BT, Diageo, Netflix, the BBC, the Cabinet Office, HMRC and more will speak at PRWeek UK's inaugural Corporate and Public Affairs Summit in March.

4media group hires new UK and Europe MD

4media group hires new UK and Europe MD

Broadcast communications agency 4media group has appointed Chris Foulerton as its new head of UK and European operations.

Don't Cry Wolf enters relationship with Cornwall agency Leap

Don't Cry Wolf enters relationship with Cornwall agency Leap

Don’t Cry Wolf is joining forces with design agency Leap to “marry honest and sustainable communications and design” in a coworking partnership.

Mark Zuckerberg offers suggestion for how to regulate Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg offers suggestion for how to regulate Facebook

Founder believes regulation will be 'better for everyone, including us, over the long term'.

Watch: Social Mobility Foundation launches new campaign to tackle recruitment inequality

Watch: Social Mobility Foundation launches new campaign to tackle recruitment inequality

Freuds has helped the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) launch a campaign that calls on employers to overhaul outdated processes that lead to discrimination in recruitment.

Beattie launches coronavirus advice service

Beattie launches coronavirus advice service

Reputation specialist Only Crisis has launched a service to assist clients navigating the communications and reputational challenges surrounding the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.

Park Hyatt appoints Dubai agency

Park Hyatt appoints Dubai agency

Z7 Communications has been appointed to handle publicity for luxury waterfront destination Park Hyatt Dubai.

Cannes Lions 'firmly open for business' amid coronavirus epidemic

Cannes Lions 'firmly open for business' amid coronavirus epidemic

Organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity say the event in France in June "remains firmly open for business" despite the threat of coronavirus.

Brazen rebrands in Dubai as it eyes up regional reach

Brazen rebrands in Dubai as it eyes up regional reach

The Dubai arm of London-headquartered Brazen PR has rebranded as Brazen MENA as it marks its fifth anniversary in the region.

Poacher turns gamekeeper: SNP appoints ex-tabloid editor as comms chief

Poacher turns gamekeeper: SNP appoints ex-tabloid editor as comms chief

Murray Foote, former editor of Scottish tabloid The Daily Record, has been appointed by the Scottish National Party as its head of communications and research at Holyrood.

Pitch update: National Express, Lacoste, Luno, Boardies, Kavanagh Motor Group and more

Pitch update: National Express, Lacoste, Luno, Boardies, Kavanagh Motor Group and more

PRWeek's weekly round-up of pitches and account moves.

Frank partners with Suspicious Antwerp in first foray into fashion

Frank partners with Suspicious Antwerp in first foray into fashion

Frank has entered the fashion business, partnering with streetwear brand Suspicious Antwerp to create a new range of limited edition t-shirts.

Markettiers hires NHS veteran Rachel Royall and travel expert Paul Nelson

Markettiers hires NHS veteran Rachel Royall and travel expert Paul Nelson

Broadcast PR specialist Markettiers4DC has appointed NHS veteran Rachel Royall and World Travel Market’s Paul Nelson to lead new healthcare and travel divisions, respectively.

Tinder swipes right on JIN

Tinder swipes right on JIN

Digital PR and influencer agency JIN has won a European brief for Tinder, one of a series of new clients.

Madano appoints head of healthcare from MSL

Madano appoints head of healthcare from MSL

Strategic communications and insights consultancy Madano has appointed Katy Compton-Bishop as the new head of healthcare. Compton-Bishop joins from MSL.

You love to see it: Noods, connected underwear, finger lickin' cards and other Valentine's Day campaigns

You love to see it: Noods, connected underwear, finger lickin' cards and other Valentine's Day campaigns

Looking for love, or just some inspiration? Check out PRWeek's campaigns round-up on the most romantic day of the year.

MHP hires senior talent to Capital Markets team

MHP hires senior talent to Capital Markets team

MHP Communications has strengthened its Capital Markets team with two senior appointments, including a head of comms from a betting company.

Grayling hires corporate affairs head

Grayling hires corporate affairs head

Grayling has appointed Peter Murray as head of corporate affairs. He joins from Cicero Group, where he led the corporate communications team.

PRCA fees rise substantially for many large and mid-sized agencies

PRCA fees rise substantially for many large and mid-sized agencies

The PRCA has increased membership fees for the 60 largest UK agencies by 20-50 per cent over four years, while smaller agencies in general have seen much smaller proportional fee rises, an analysis of PRCA membership fees reveals.

IPG leads charge in holding company organic revenue for 2019

IPG leads charge in holding company organic revenue for 2019

McCann, FCB and MullenLowe Group all helped the strong growth.

Analysis

Standoff between Downing Street comms chief and Westminster lobby

Standoff between Downing Street comms chief and Westminster lobby

Comms in post-Brexit UK: 'We can provide guides and maps for twisted road ahead'

Comms in post-Brexit UK: 'We can provide guides and maps for twisted road ahead'

Coronavirus: Keep calm and carry on?

Coronavirus: Keep calm and carry on?

Can Saracens and rugby rise from the 'biggest PR disaster' in the sport's history?

Can Saracens and rugby rise from the 'biggest PR disaster' in the sport's history?

Battle lines drawn between activists and police in comms war

Battle lines drawn between activists and police in comms war

Weber Shandwick: does Rachel Friend's shock departure point to unresolved issues at the UK business?

Weber Shandwick: does Rachel Friend's shock departure point to unresolved issues at the UK business?

Bushfires crisis: PR pros slam Australian PM's failure of crisis comms and leadership

Bushfires crisis: PR pros slam Australian PM's failure of crisis comms and leadership

The new normal for media relations in Boris Johnson's Britain

The new normal for media relations in Boris Johnson's Britain

General Election Panel: 'parties need a simple message that is guaranteed to stick'

General Election Panel: 'parties need a simple message that is guaranteed to stick'

General Election Panel: Avoidable errors in the final week of campaigns, but will they affect the outcome?

General Election Panel: Avoidable errors in the final week of campaigns, but will they affect the outcome?

Five days in November: Inside the multi-agency comms response to the flooding

Five days in November: Inside the multi-agency comms response to the flooding

General Election Panel: Public turns the screws on leaders during televised debate

General Election Panel: Public turns the screws on leaders during televised debate

Exclusive analysis: How Facebook's targeting can help parties win marginal seats

Exclusive analysis: How Facebook's targeting can help parties win marginal seats

General Election Panel: Dirty tricks on social media muddy the waters

General Election Panel: Dirty tricks on social media muddy the waters

General Election Panel: Tories energised as Brexit Party blinks first

General Election Panel: Tories energised as Brexit Party blinks first

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Movers & Shakers: Cision, Hanbury, Virgin Media, Freuds, Headland and more

Movers & Shakers: Cision, Hanbury, Virgin Media, Freuds, Headland and more

PRWeek's weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions.

Virgin Media's Mike Large takes up group director role at All3Media

Virgin Media's Mike Large takes up group director role at All3Media

Former Virgin Media director of external communications Mike Large has joined TV and film production company All3Media in the new role of group director of communications. He is succeeded at Virgin Media by head of external comms James Lusher.

Field grows corporate comms offer with new director

Field grows corporate comms offer with new director

Field Consulting has appointed Jo Bird as director as it looks to strengthen its corporate comms offer.

Ex-Downing Street adviser to lead Headland infrastructure offer

Ex-Downing Street adviser to lead Headland infrastructure offer

Financial and corporate comms specialist Headland has hired partner Simon Jones to focus on its infrastructure, transport and engineering sectors. The firm has also appointed its first chief people officer.

Ex-Freuds director to lead new PR offering at creative agency

Ex-Freuds director to lead new PR offering at creative agency

Purpose-driven creative agency 23red has hired a long-serving director at Freuds to develop its earned media offering and make a bid for more private sector clients, PRWeek can reveal.

Four Communications hires property MD

Four Communications hires property MD

Integrated marketing agency Four Communications has hired Lindsay Castellana as managing director in PR of its multi-million pound property unit.

The Fourth Angel hires managing director

The Fourth Angel hires managing director

The agency - which was founded in 2018 by owner Angie Moxham, previously founder of 3 Monkeys - has appointed Sarah Perry as managing director, following several account wins and two senior hires in 2019.

Hanbury Strategy boosts senior team following 60 per cent growth

Hanbury Strategy boosts senior team following 60 per cent growth

Strategic advisory firm Hanbury Strategy has made three senior hires, including a communications director, as it looks to build on 60 per cent growth in revenue in 2019.

Berkeley Communications appoints UK MD

Berkeley Communications appoints UK MD

B2B tech PR agency Berkeley Communications has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Lynsey Barry to UK managing director.

Weber Shandwick ousts five senior leaders

Weber Shandwick ousts five senior leaders

The firm described the departures as "a small staff reduction."

Movers & Shakers: Teneo, Cirkle, Mischief, The Romans, MHP, Lexington, GK Strategy, Instinctif and more

Movers & Shakers: Teneo, Cirkle, Mischief, The Romans, MHP, Lexington, GK Strategy, Instinctif and more

PRWeek's weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions.

DfT external affairs head takes public affairs transport role

DfT external affairs head takes public affairs transport role

Emily James has left the Department for Transport (DfT), where she was head of external affairs, to become head of public affairs at transport company Abellio UK.

The Romans unveils new management team after 'record-breaking year'

The Romans unveils new management team after 'record-breaking year'

The Romans has unveiled its new management team - internally hailed as the 'PR Galacticos' - which includes a new managing director. The move follows a 'record year' of new business wins and revenue growth, PRWeek can reveal.