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The PRWeekly Podcast: Ogilvy CEO moves to Weber | COVID & internal comms | Manifest's Obubo tackles racism report

The PRWeekly Podcast: Ogilvy CEO moves to Weber | COVID & internal comms | Manifest's Obubo tackles racism report

PRWeek's new podcast takes listeners behind the headlines of the week's most important news, views and industry gossip.

Movers & Shakers: Edelman, Visa, Mischief, Finsbury Glover Hering, AxiCom and more

Movers & Shakers: Edelman, Visa, Mischief, Finsbury Glover Hering, AxiCom and more

PRWeek's round-up of industry hires, departures and promotions.

Pitch Update: Mikkeller, White Claw, Missguided, Checkmarx, Professional Darts Corporation and more

Pitch Update: Mikkeller, White Claw, Missguided, Checkmarx, Professional Darts Corporation and more

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

Visa hires communications director for Europe

Visa hires communications director for Europe

Visa has appointed Portland director Claire Hardy as its communications director for continental Europe.

Rachel Royall launches healthcare comms consultancy

Rachel Royall launches healthcare comms consultancy

Former NHS communications director Rachel Royall has launched a strategic comms consultancy targeting health and care leaders.

British Army and Karmarama get YouTuber Behzinga on board for recruitment drive

British Army and Karmarama get YouTuber Behzinga on board for recruitment drive

The film is a part of the British Army’s “Fail. Learn. Win.” recruitment campaign.

Engine Mischief grows leadership team with senior hire

Engine Mischief grows leadership team with senior hire

Engine Mischief has appointed experienced brand strategist and former agency founder Alicia Mellish as a director.

AxiCom hires Frank's creative director

AxiCom hires Frank's creative director

AxiCom has appointed Graeme Anthony to the new role of creative director. He joins from Frank, where he spent 10 years – most recently in the same position.

Cannes Lions U-turns and confirms 2021 festival will be digital-only

Cannes Lions U-turns and confirms 2021 festival will be digital-only

Online-only event dubbed Cannes Lions Live.

Pitch Update: Marks & Spencer, Innocent Drinks, Very.co.uk, Salomon, Silentnight and more

Pitch Update: Marks & Spencer, Innocent Drinks, Very.co.uk, Salomon, Silentnight and more

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

M&S hires PR agency for clothing categories

M&S hires PR agency for clothing categories

Marks & Spencer has appointed Aisle 8 as its PR agency for womenswear, menswear and kidswear product categories.

Iris appoints new London CEO

Iris appoints new London CEO

Former chief marketing officer takes over from Chris Marlow.

ESG specialist Adrian Rimmer joins Finsbury Glover Hering

ESG specialist Adrian Rimmer joins Finsbury Glover Hering

Finsbury Glover Hering has appointed ESG and sustainable finance expert Adrian Rimmer as a partner in its London office to provide leadership to the consultancy’s sustainability and climate offering.

Silentnight re-hires PR agency after eight-year break

Silentnight re-hires PR agency after eight-year break

Bed-maker Silentnight Group has appointed Brazen for a wide-ranging comms brief, eight years after it last worked with the agency.

Innocent appoints global communications lead agency

Innocent appoints global communications lead agency

Innocent Drinks has hired Where Eagles Dare as its retained lead corporate communications partner for global communications.

Edelman promotes Russell Dubner, Lisa Osborne Ross

Edelman promotes Russell Dubner, Lisa Osborne Ross

The firm is naming Dubner global vice chairman; Osborne Ross is succeeding him as U.S. CEO.

Engineering firm Atkins appoints PR agency for equality and diversity brief

Engineering firm Atkins appoints PR agency for equality and diversity brief

Good Relations has been hired by engineering consultancy Atkins to deliver an external campaign as part of its equality, diversity and inclusion programme, following a competitive pitch process.

Very.co.uk hires retained PR agency

Very.co.uk hires retained PR agency

Online retailer and financial services provider The Very Group has appointed W Communications as the retained agency for its flagship brand Very.co.uk.

BT, Coke, Kellogg's and more: how has COVID transformed internal comms?

BT, Coke, Kellogg's and more: how has COVID transformed internal comms?

PRWeek looks at the impact of the pandemic on internal comms at six major organisations: Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, BT, Highways England, PMI and the Church in Wales.

Finn Partners buys London-based digital marketing agency

Finn Partners buys London-based digital marketing agency

Finn Partners has continued its acquisition programme by snapping up London-based digital marketing shop MintTwist.

Analysis

Life after Slack: Who are the contenders and what next for Downing Street comms?

Life after Slack: Who are the contenders and what next for Downing Street comms?

The ‘debate is dead’ – flexible working is here to stay: industry analysis

The ‘debate is dead’ – flexible working is here to stay: industry analysis

‘Lead with truth and science’: healthcare comms pros advise Oxford/AstraZeneca as vaccine rollout stalls

‘Lead with truth and science’: healthcare comms pros advise Oxford/AstraZeneca as vaccine rollout stalls

‘A hatchet over our heads’: GCS staff and union voice anger over redundancy programme

‘A hatchet over our heads’: GCS staff and union voice anger over redundancy programme

A matter of life or death: The unique comms challenge of the vaccine rollout

A matter of life or death: The unique comms challenge of the vaccine rollout

'It’s demeaning' – corporate comms staff reveal COVID-19 pay-cut anger in survey

'It’s demeaning' – corporate comms staff reveal COVID-19 pay-cut anger in survey

'We will get through this' – hospitality PR defiant as it works toward recovery

'We will get through this' – hospitality PR defiant as it works toward recovery

Harassment, racism, unfair pay: women in public affairs reveal serious concerns

Harassment, racism, unfair pay: women in public affairs reveal serious concerns

Exceptional communicator with a ‘touch of Machiavelli’: Who is ‘Slacky’, Downing Street’s new comms chief?

Exceptional communicator with a ‘touch of Machiavelli’: Who is ‘Slacky’, Downing Street’s new comms chief?

Could consumer PR’s 'resurgence' shake up marcomms?

Could consumer PR’s 'resurgence' shake up marcomms?

‘This is not the end of populism' – how will a Biden presidency shake up UK political comms?

‘This is not the end of populism' – how will a Biden presidency shake up UK political comms?

PR leaders concerned for practitioners as UK 'mental health crisis' escalates

PR leaders concerned for practitioners as UK 'mental health crisis' escalates

UK slips down freedom of expression ranking for attempts to erode public service media

UK slips down freedom of expression ranking for attempts to erode public service media

Fake news jeopardising chances of COVID-19 vaccine success, study warns

Fake news jeopardising chances of COVID-19 vaccine success, study warns

Fears for tiers? Councils hand down verdict on new multi-level messaging

Fears for tiers? Councils hand down verdict on new multi-level messaging

Latest Jobs

People moves

Talker Tailor Trouble Maker names lead creative

Talker Tailor Trouble Maker names lead creative

Talker Tailor Trouble Maker has promoted Olivia Mushigo into the new role of lead creative.

Portland hires former Spad Anita Boateng

Portland hires former Spad Anita Boateng

Boateng has joined Portland as a partner, PRWeek has learned.

The Unmistakables expands leadership team and hires former BT D&I lead

The Unmistakables expands leadership team and hires former BT D&I lead

The Unmistakables has grown its leadership team with the promotion of Ben Brooks-Dutton to managing partner and addition of former BT Group director of talent, leadership and diversity, Simone Marquis, as culture and inclusion director.

Movers & Shakers: Weber Shandwick, Facebook, Google, Lexington, Radioactive PR and more

Movers & Shakers: Weber Shandwick, Facebook, Google, Lexington, Radioactive PR and more

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

Google hires KPMG's Jennifer ‘Jo’ Ogunleye to lead b2b comms

Google hires KPMG's Jennifer ‘Jo’ Ogunleye to lead b2b comms

Google UK & Ireland has hired Jennifer ‘Jo’ Ogunleye to lead its b2b communications function with a focus on Google Search and YouTube advertising.

Ogilvy UK CEO Michael Frohlich joins Weber Shandwick

Ogilvy UK CEO Michael Frohlich joins Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick has hired Ogilvy UK chief executive Michael Frohlich as its EMEA chief executive a year after Tim Sutton vacated the role.

Lexington names new managing director and rebrands

Lexington names new managing director and rebrands

Independent consultancy Lexington has promoted its healthcare lead Emily Cook to managing director and rebranded.

Radioactive hires managing directors in leadership restructure

Radioactive hires managing directors in leadership restructure

Radioactive PR has appointed two managing directors in a major leadership restructure.

Facebook hires Mastercard marcomms chief for EMEA comms role

Facebook hires Mastercard marcomms chief for EMEA comms role

Mastercard’s global head of marketing and communications, Rose Beaumont, has joined Facebook.

Movers & Shakers: Golin, Grayling, M&C Saatchi, Hanover, Instinctif Partners, McCann and more

Movers & Shakers: Golin, Grayling, M&C Saatchi, Hanover, Instinctif Partners, McCann and more

PRWeek's round-up of industry hires, departures and promotions.

Instinctif Partners names new CEO

Instinctif Partners names new CEO

Edward Amory has been promoted to chief executive of Instinctif Partners six months after joining the consultancy, with Tim Linacre taking on a group role.

Citigate Dewe Rogerson hires asset management lead

Citigate Dewe Rogerson hires asset management lead

Citigate Dewe Rogerson has appointed Alex Hogan as head of asset management in its corporate and financial services practice.

Porter Novelli ups Fenella Grey to EMEA MD

Porter Novelli ups Fenella Grey to EMEA MD

Porter Novelli has promoted Fenella Grey to managing director for the EMEA region.