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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.

Facebook drops Definers Public Affairs after explosive NYT allegations

Facebook drops Definers Public Affairs after explosive NYT allegations

Facebook has cut ties with US agency Definers Public Affairs, which it allegedly hired to spread damning information about critics and competitors. It used the firm to link liberal financier George Soros to anti-Facebook movements.

'A knockout, highly emotive' or 'something anyone could have produced'? PRWeek's panel on John Lewis' Elton John campaign

'A knockout, highly emotive' or 'something anyone could have produced'? PRWeek's panel on John Lewis' Elton John campaign

John Lewis has finally released its Christmas ad, a week later than usual. So, what does our creative panel make of the trip down Elton John's memory lane?

Midlands agency WPR to drive Volvo's regional PR

Midlands agency WPR to drive Volvo's regional PR

Volvo Cars UK has appointed Midlands agency WPR to handle regional media communications following a five-way pitch earlier this year.

'It's time for a quantum leap in our industry' - healthcare PR firm Synergy Vision rolls out four-day working week

'It's time for a quantum leap in our industry' - healthcare PR firm Synergy Vision rolls out four-day working week

Medical communications consultancy Synergy Vision is implementing a four-day working week without a reduction in pay.

Elton John reminds us of the power of gift-giving in nostalgic John Lewis campaign

Elton John reminds us of the power of gift-giving in nostalgic John Lewis campaign

Elton John takes centre stage in this year's John Lewis Christmas spot, confirming one of the worst kept secrets in adland.

Golin sets up affiliate office in Malaysia

Golin sets up affiliate office in Malaysia

Rantau Golin joins the Singapore and Indonesia offices to form a Southeast Asia Golin network.

'Faster, better, cheaper' is doing the trick, Sorrell claims

'Faster, better, cheaper' is doing the trick, Sorrell claims

S4 Capital Q3 revenue up almost 46% organically.

PRCA National Awards: Taylor Herring and Hope&Glory win big

PRCA National Awards: Taylor Herring and Hope&Glory win big

Hope&Glory and Taylor Herring were among the big winners at the PRCA's gala event in London last night.

Animatronic orangutan spotted wandering London in second phase of Iceland campaign

Animatronic orangutan spotted wandering London in second phase of Iceland campaign

A distressed, lone orangutan has been spotted this morning wandering several London locations, according to a source close to the primate at Taylor Herring.

RIP: the Christmas commercial (2011-2018)

RIP: the Christmas commercial (2011-2018)

It may be no bad thing for our industry if the big-budget Christmas ad is no longer with us.

M&C Saatchi brought in to relaunch apprenticeships

M&C Saatchi brought in to relaunch apprenticeships

The Department for Education has brought in M&C Saatchi to help rescue the reputation of its apprenticeship policy - a government initiative that has been dogged by delays and controversy.

Campaign advocates talking about the weather to save lives

Campaign advocates talking about the weather to save lives

The British obsession with talking about the weather is being exploited in the latest stage of an award-winning suicide-prevention campaign by British Transport Police, Network Rail, Rail Delivery Group and Samaritans.

Funding for the Government's flagship 'fake news' pilot has ended

Funding for the Government's flagship 'fake news' pilot has ended

The Government has refused to provide assurances over the future funding of its rapid-response unit only months after it was set up to tackle a surge in the volume of fake news.

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.

Analysis

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

Where your favorite YouTube star is taking their talents

Where your favorite YouTube star is taking their talents

Latest Jobs

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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.

IWG appoints Lloyds Bank director Matt Young to head global corporate affairs

IWG appoints Lloyds Bank director Matt Young to head global corporate affairs

International Workplace Group (IWG), formerly Regus, has appointed Lloyds Banking group corporate affairs director Matt Young as global corporate affairs director.