Nationwide Building Society has hired MHP to a corporate and public affairs brief following a six-way pitch, PRWeek has learned.
A merger of PRCA and APPC will mean a single Public Affairs Code, Register and disciplinary process, while no current member of either body will pay more than they do now, the groups have promised.
Teneo Blue Rubicon has made three senior appointments: former Gala Coral corporate affairs director Fiona Thorne, former Sky News business editor Rachel Healey-Harris, and ex-Labour Party director of policy Simon Jackson.
The alleged 'dirty tricks' carried out by a senior PR executive around Qatar's World Cup bid, and his reported work in Syria, is a "blemish" on the industry but "not at all common behaviour", says the president of the PR Council.
Public affairs and lobbying body the APPC will ask its members to approve a merger with the PRCA, following an approach made by the latter.
As part of a reorganisation of its comms team, Transport for London has expanded the role of director of news Matt Brown to include the management of external relations.
Ketchum has hired Chris Martin (pictured) as director of public affairs in London.
In brief: Clarion retains Aldi, Greenbrook gets Goldman vet, PRCA Egypt and APPC YCC appoint chairs, Rogerson sets up shop
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Business network the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is taking on two co-executive director of policy and campaigns, with both joining from the same charity.
Julian Assange takes on ex-Labour MP and PR man Richard Hillgrove to seek 'political solution' to extradition impasse
Julian Assange has taken on a new team to provide PR, parliamentary engagement and other services, as he attempts to secure a way for him to end his stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Holly Pither, associate director at Bottle and new mother, has spoken to PRWeek about her experience of maternity leave, returning to her agency early and what the industry should be doing to support women.
Muniya Barua has been made London First's first director of corporate affairs, with other comms figures in the business group given promotions.
In brief: Tfl arrival at Interel, Inbetweeners' Simon makes agency 'friend', Ready10 signs up Kanu, Big hire
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Shine was previously co-president of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.
The PRWeek 30 Under 30 has been highlighting the industry's stars of the future since 2006. Now it's the future - so what have the previous entrants been up to?
Tom Parker, CEO of Brussels agency Cambre Associates, has been promoted to the newly created role of chief sales officer at its Milan-headquartered parent company SEC.
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Labour has found itself at the heart of two Twitter storms in recent days, but both point to the weakness of its leadership, not a demonstration of its strength.
It's 2pm, Beijing time, Monday. Two delegations - one British, led by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt; the other Chinese, led by his counterpart Wang Yi - face each other across a table. Hunt's introduction breaks the ice with a faux-pas.
Private Members' Bills came into the spotlight earlier this summer after Sir Christopher Chope infamously blocked proposed legislation to outlaw upskirting, but as we head into recess it is worth considering what their use means for the work of public affairs consultants.
The APPC Management Committee's proposal to merge with the PRCA has started a debate on how we move forward as an industry. I welcome that.
I was completely stunned by the announcement last week that the APPC Management Committee would be recommending the APPC is subsumed into the PRCA.
The APPC's potential merger with the PRCA was announced yesterday. If approved, what would it mean in practice?
When you're in the public eye, your every move, facial expression and choice is scrutinised.
Currently chief reporter at political blog Guido Fawkes, Ross Kemspell moves to become talkRADIO's first political editor later this month. He sat down with PRWeek to do our Grilled interview ahead of the announcement.
Despite having some flagship proponents (John Lewis have been flying the flag since 1929), employee ownership uptake has, generally, remained confined to a few core sectors - notably professional services.
Boris Johnson has form when it comes making statements which are politically expedient at the time, only to welch on them when push comes to shove.
It has become a truism that Heathrow expansion is a totemic issue around which campaigners on both sides of the argument have prosecuted their battle for public and political opinion over at least the last 20 years.
If anyone is going to be good at self-promotion, it's going to be a PR agency, right?
Cicero Group has bought fellow London agency Westbourne Communications, creating what they say is the UK's biggest independent public affairs consultancy.
The appointment of Geordie Greig as the new editor of the Daily Mail reveals Paul Dacre had limited control over the manner of his departure after more than a quarter of a century in charge.
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Prime Weber Shandwick, the agency's Swedish operation, has appointed a new CEO and deputy CEO, as the former chief executive moves to an account-management role following the earnout period after Weber's acquisition.
In brief: BCW's Williams on board at PRCA, Goodyear Dunlop comms lead joins Reeves, wins for Triggerfish, Cellet and MRM
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UK tennis governing body the Lawn Tennis Association has hired Victoria O'Byrne as its new comms director.
The appointments follow the exit of North America president Stephen Labaton.
Cohn & Wolfe's Rebecca Grant has been chosen to lead the UK business of the newly merged Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW).
In brief: Newington hires di Leo, Macmillan marcoms man leaves, win for Palm, new role for MacKenzie
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