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Tech PR pros question 'Facebook's trust issues' after Instagram data security breach

Tech PR pros question 'Facebook's trust issues' after Instagram data security breach

Technology PR professionals have questioned whether Facebook can be trusted after its latest data security breach exposed 49 million Instagram accounts, although one expert believes there is nothing more the social media platform could have done.

Huawei strengthens UK and Europe comms team with Sky News veteran

Huawei strengthens UK and Europe comms team with Sky News veteran

Huawei has hired veteran Sky News reporter Paul Harrison as a senior member of its Europe communications teams, PRWeek can reveal.

Campaigns for Good Awards 2019: shortlist revealed

Campaigns for Good Awards 2019: shortlist revealed

FCB, Mullen Lowe London and Weber Shandwick lead the shortlist for the Campaigns for Good Awards 2019, the awards scheme from PRWeek, Campaign and Third Sector that recognises the best good-cause campaigns.

In brief: MSL makes Splash with Butlin's, wins for Montfort, Mango and Battenhall

In brief: MSL makes Splash with Butlin's, wins for Montfort, Mango and Battenhall

The Forge poaches senior talent from FHF, agency merger involving Montage, wins for Montfort and Battenhall, and more from PRWeek UK.

B&Q campaign calls for action bee-fore it's too late

B&Q campaign calls for action bee-fore it's too late

B&Q is calling on the UK to plant a million more bee-friendly spaces with the help of a campaign to raise awareness about the steep decline of bee-friendly habitats.

Frank appointed lead agency for major small business insurer

Frank appointed lead agency for major small business insurer

Frank has been appointed as the lead communications agency for Simply Business, following a competitive pitch.

Wahl chooses UK agency for 100-year anniversary campaign

Wahl chooses UK agency for 100-year anniversary campaign

Grooming company Wahl, which produces products for consumers and professionals, has appointed MWWPR to drive a year-long campaign to mark the brand's 100-year anniversary, PRWeek can reveal.

PRWeek Global Awards 2019: Middle East winners react to success

PRWeek Global Awards 2019: Middle East winners react to success

APCO Worldwide, Edelman, Four Communications, Mubadala Investment Company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies MENA and TBWA\RAAD were among regional winners and finalists.

PR agency to introduce mental health first aiders in the workplace

PR agency to introduce mental health first aiders in the workplace

Porter Novelli is looking to take a leading role in the fight to improve mental health across the industry.

In Pictures: PRWeek Global Awards 2019

In Pictures: PRWeek Global Awards 2019

The very best comms pros from around the world gathered at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square last night (21 May) for the PRWeek Global Awards. Here is a selection of photos from the spectacular ceremony...

Watch: MSL on why #EndPeriodPoverty campaign won big at PRWeek Global Awards

Watch: MSL on why #EndPeriodPoverty campaign won big at PRWeek Global Awards

MSL and Procter & Gamble picked up the most prestigious award of the night - PRWeek Global Awards Campaign of the Year - with Always Fights to #EndPeriodPoverty.

Senior government comms operative speaks out on bullying and nepotism

Senior government comms operative speaks out on bullying and nepotism

The nature of the small and specialised comms community makes it a potential breeding ground for the abuse of staff, according to a senior government communicator who claims to have suffered and witnessed unacceptable behaviour.

PRWeek PR measurement briefing to take place in Manchester

PRWeek PR measurement briefing to take place in Manchester

Expert advice on making PR measurement work for you will be available at a PRWeek briefing at the Manchester office of Citypress on 12 June.

Local authority picks top agency consultant as new comms chief

Local authority picks top agency consultant as new comms chief

The London borough of Waltham Forest has appointed Alex Try as its director of communications and culture.

PRWeek Global Awards 2019: APCO named best Middle East agency

PRWeek Global Awards 2019: APCO named best Middle East agency

Edelman and Mubadala Investment Company also take home coveted trophies in the 2019 edition of the PRWeek Global Awards.

PRWeek Global Awards 2019: winners revealed

PRWeek Global Awards 2019: winners revealed

Senior figures from across the global PR and communications industry assembled in London tonight to discover who would take home the coveted trophies at the PRWeek Global Awards 2019.

Healthcare giant acquires UK's Incisive Health and US-based Putnam Associates

Healthcare giant acquires UK's Incisive Health and US-based Putnam Associates

Incisive Health has been acquired by the agency and clinical services group UDG Healthcare for £13.6m ($17.7m), it was announced today.

Case study: Commuting etiquette campaign reaches millions of Londoners

Case study: Commuting etiquette campaign reaches millions of Londoners

Doing the right thing is the theme of an approach to promoting compassion among people travelling on public transport, by asking commuters to offer their seat to those who may need it more than them.

Comparison website comparethemarket.com launches PR agency review

Comparison website comparethemarket.com launches PR agency review

Comparison website and insurance intermediary comparethemarket.com has begun a PR agency review that will see it shift from a single retained agency model to a roster, PRWeek can reveal.

Yakult appoints new UK and Ireland PR agency

Yakult appoints new UK and Ireland PR agency

Yakult UK and Ireland has chosen MSL to "bring to life the brand's Japanese heritage and science credentials" as its PR agency of record, following a three-way pitch, PRWeek can reveal.

Analysis

'It's particularly prevalent in PR': Agency leaders open up about idea theft and call for stronger protection

'It's particularly prevalent in PR': Agency leaders open up about idea theft and call for stronger protection

Big Tobacco confirm 'earned social media' tactics as ad authorities investigate

Big Tobacco confirm 'earned social media' tactics as ad authorities investigate

PR pros appalled by anti-LGBTI laws, but should brands join Brunei boycott?

PR pros appalled by anti-LGBTI laws, but should brands join Brunei boycott?

New copyright laws 'could spell doom for viral content and Google News'

New copyright laws 'could spell doom for viral content and Google News'

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'

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Mubadala comms chief: 'Region is placing right emphasis on corporate communications'

Mubadala comms chief: 'Region is placing right emphasis on corporate communications'

While the profession is becoming more respected, fake news is still a chink in the armour for Middle East communications expert, Brian Lott, the chief communications officer of Mubadala Investment Company.

Headland adds two partners, including Tulchan veteran

Headland adds two partners, including Tulchan veteran

Headland has appointed two new partners, Susanna Voyle and Toby Pellew, after a year of rapid growth.

Hydra Strategy appoints financial PR veteran

Hydra Strategy appoints financial PR veteran

Strategic communications consultancy Hydra Strategy has appointed financial services veteran Henrietta Hirst as a partner.

Havas PR merges with US and Australasian agencies to form Red Havas

Havas PR merges with US and Australasian agencies to form Red Havas

Havas PR in the UK is merging with counterparts in the US and Australia's Red Agency to create a new global network called Red Havas.

Cameron's former national security adviser joins political comms consultancy

Cameron's former national security adviser joins political comms consultancy

Former national security adviser to David Cameron, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, has joined political communications consultancy Quatro as strategic counsel, advising its roster of international clients.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies global chairman and CEO Jack Martin to step down

Hill+Knowlton Strategies global chairman and CEO Jack Martin to step down

AnnaMaria DeSalva will replace Martin.

Edelman's healthcare MD is third divisional head to leave agency this year

Edelman's healthcare MD is third divisional head to leave agency this year

Kate Hawker, managing director of Edelman UK's healthcare division, has parted company with the agency along with two other divisional chiefs, PRWeek has discovered.

In brief: TV presenter appoints agency, wins for Scriba, Spider and Foco

In brief: TV presenter appoints agency, wins for Scriba, Spider and Foco

Faith PR to help promote textiles industry, Thomas Murray to represent blogger and broadcaster, Spider appoints new chief operating officer, and more from PRWeek UK.

Hayfield plans rapid expansion with new national PR manager

Hayfield plans rapid expansion with new national PR manager

Solihull-based house-builder Hayfield has appointed former head of external relations at Innovation Birmingham, Lottie Crossley.

Former Freuds CEO named in David Beckham's new brand, PR and commercial team

Former Freuds CEO named in David Beckham's new brand, PR and commercial team

The retired football star has established a new independent brand, communications and commercial management structure following the separation from his former business partner, XIX Entertainment.

Berkeley Communications appoints former BBC news editor

Berkeley Communications appoints former BBC news editor

Laura Pride has been appointed as strategy director that will lead the integration of its digital services and develop its demand generation and content marketing offering.

Wachsman grows leadership with former Edelman and Teneo senior execs

Wachsman grows leadership with former Edelman and Teneo senior execs

Former Skype and Edelman executive Jane Fields has been appointed managing director for EMEA, while ex-Teneo managing director Danny Phan will lead APAC.

Ahmad Itani announced as new vice chairman of PRCA MENA

Ahmad Itani announced as new vice chairman of PRCA MENA

PRCA MENA announces the founder and CEO of Cicero & Bernay Public Relations (C&B) as its newly-appointed vice chairman.