Swedish defence and security-technology company Saab AB has appointed Cicero/AMO and its Havas stablemate Maitland to deliver a wide-ranging integrated brief, spanning public affairs and corporate comms.
Public affairs consultancy Interel Group has appointed a new leadership team for its UK practice as George McGregor leaves the business.
Hanbury Strategy has split its three divisions – public affairs and comms, policy and research, and political technology – into separate companies in an attempt to attract future investors, its co-founder has told PRWeek.
Jack Doyle has been promoted to be the new No. 10 director of comms, Downing Street has confirmed, leaving the future of the Government’s strategy on daily televised press briefings in doubt.
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Lexington has promoted Ed McRandal to head of health, while Will Culliford has been promoted to be his deputy and lead its health-tech offer.
Two associate directors, specialising in comms and public affairs, have been appointed by Hanover Health after fee income climbed by almost one-fifth.
The lobbying self regulator has urged the Government to adopt six reforms to lobbying rules to improve transparency, accountability and trust in the UK political system.
Senior lobbyists and the lobbying self regulator would like to see lobbying rules tightened after David Cameron finally broke his silence over his role lobbying on behalf of Greensill Capital.
Kekst CNC has added three senior consultants and eight others to its London team.
Cicero/AMO has hired Sameer Gulati as a director to lead its growing fintech division and promoted Sonia Khan to associate director and a member of the agency’s UK public affairs senior management team.
Boateng has joined Portland as a partner, PRWeek has learned.
Downing Street’s director of comms, James Slack, will soon leave to take up his new job as The Sun’s deputy editor-in-chief and his departure fires the starting gun on a search for a successor who could emerge from journalism, politics, or within the No. 10 operation.
Cicero/AMO executive chair Iain Anderson has called on lobbying transparency rules to be overhauled after former Prime Minister David Cameron’s lobbying efforts escaped scrutiny over a technicality in the current legislation.
Weber Shandwick has brought together a group of anti-violence charities to launch the #AllMenCan campaign, which aims to tackle violence against women in the UK.
The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (ORCL) is investigating whether David Cameron has engaged in "unregistered consultant lobbying", under laws brought in during his tenure as Prime Minister.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the House of Commons, has been rebuked over a personal attack on Arj Singh, deputy political editor at HuffPost UK, in which he accused the journalist of being a “knave or a fool”.
The acquisition of Cavendish and a strong performance overall propelled BECG from third place last year into pole position in the PRWeek Top 150 public affairs agency ranking.
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Given his previous role as director of corporate affairs for Carlton, now part of ITV, you would be forgiven for thinking that David Cameron would be well equipped to handle his own personal PR crisis.
For years as an agency professional, I heard the phrase ‘It’s PR, not ER’ batted around and I used to say it myself - that is, until I moved into the non-profit sector.
When it comes to sexual harassment, it’s time for women to share their experiences and for men to listen, address their behaviours and question their actions. This is why we established the #WeWill runners’ campaign.
When David Cameron famously warned 11 years ago that lobbying would be the 'next political scandal', many of us hadn’t realised he was not sounding a warning, but making a promise.
The past 20 years have changed almost everything about public affairs, but do I miss what we had back in 2001? Not much.
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In a world where the constant barrage of online noise is ever-increasing in volume and intensity, never has the term ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ been more relevant to the unfortunate shotgun wedding of brands and sustainability.
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Last year’s momentous global social justice movement forced the PR industry to examine its accountability as a gatekeeper of public dialogue.
Imagine the scene. You’re the Chancellor’s comms Spad, and you’ve had a great idea: a video – the story of the young, popular Rishi Sunak, tracing his progress from unexpected Chancellor to author of a generation-defining Budget; the Budget that will get us out of the COVID-19 crisis.
In recent weeks, poetry has hit the headlines and, while this powerful art form hasn’t achieved such prominence for a long time, many of us will have heard or read poetry again this year – or observed its impact around the globe – thanks to Amanda Gorman.
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PRWeek's round-up of industry hires, departures and promotions.
Airbus has hired Josh Hardie, former deputy director-general of the CBI, as its new head of public affairs in the UK, PRWeek has learned.
Weber Shandwick has added EMEA leaders to strengthen its sustainability and healthcare practices.
Hume Brophy has appointed former Conservative HQ chief executive Mark MacGregor as a senior adviser. He joins the international comms firm from consultancy Stonehaven, where he was a director.
Fiona Olivier has left AbbVie, where she was the pharma giant's head of global patient relations and international public affairs, to be global head of public affairs and communications for Sanofi's general medicines division.
Independent consultancy Lexington has promoted its healthcare lead Emily Cook to managing director and rebranded.