Robbie Gibb, Theresa May's director of communications, has denied claims that as BBC Westminster chief he interfered in editorial coverage of Leave.EU's use of Facebook targeting in advertising.
The five-strong executive committee will focus on ethics, diversity and the devolved nations, and includes co-chairs to succeed Paul Bristow.
The Garden Bridge project 'fiasco' is a warning to charities to clearly communicate their charitable purpose as allegations the project became too cosy to politicians have emerged following an inquest, PRWeek can reveal.
Washington-based PR firm will handle communications for KSRelief, which is backed by the Saudi government.
APCO Worldwide has strengthened its senior public affairs and strategic communications teams.
Pagefield has strengthened its public affairs practice with the appointment of Southwark Council deputy leader Rebecca Lury as a partner, PRWeek can reveal.
Brunei-owned brands face a reputational crisis, but PR pros are divided about whether other brands should join a celebrity-led boycott against barbaric new laws that punish Brunei's LGBTI+ community with death.
'The comms impact could be significant': Tech giants and industry leaders cautiously welcome calls for tougher online regulation
The Government's long awaited Online Harms White Paper, published yesterday, recommends that an independent body should regulate digital companies and have the ability to impose fines on those that breach their duty of care.
Recently launched electric mobility company Lime has appointed The PHA Group to handle PR and Headland to work on public affairs and an advocacy campaign for dockless e-scooters.
Hanover Middle East's leadership team to remain following acquisition by Avenir Global, the Canadian owner of PR shops Madano, Axon and Cherry, says regional MD.
Hanover plans to double in size over the next five years and believes joining Montreal-based Avenir Global will unlock huge growth opportunities for the global agency, including in the Middle East.
Leading figures from across UK corporate affairs have joined forces this week with the launch of Apella, a new firm that will focus on strategic advisory services.
Paul Bristow - the Public Affairs Board chair and formerly head of the APPC - has stepped down to potentially contest the Peterborough by-election as a Conservative candidate.
Mental health, diversity and inclusion continue to be problems for the PR industry, according to new CIPR research released this month.
Healthcare comms and MedEd agency Publicis Resolute has expanded its client offer with a new government affairs practice, supporting the move by appointing two new directors across the business.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern proves there is another, more refreshing approach to political communication that puts leaders of this country to shame.
PR leaders have expressed serious concerns about proposed EU copyright laws that could dramatically change how content is shared on search and social media. They warn the changes threaten the core principle of PR - access to information.
More than three quarters of firms pay men more than women, yet many (men) insist there is no such thing as the gender pay gap, arguing it is a statistical creation that allows women to feel hard done by.
Asking for copy proofing or approval is just one of many random acts of stupidity that tarnish the PR industry's reputation, argues Babel PR boss Ian Hood in this strongly worded column.
"Why is PR obsessed with being a profession?" ran a recent debate on Twitter, together with a discussion of the requirements of achieving formally recognised status.
There has been some misplaced outcry around the European Parliament's vote to adopt the EU Copyright Directive last week.
'Flexible and part-time working are concessions that agencies make for mums. They are detrimental to business and agencies only allow people to work in this way because they don't look very nice if they don't.'
For nearly twenty years, I worked steadily as a communications professional and even though I was a charity comms director, I never gave becoming a chief executive a second thought. Then, I became the CEO. By accident.
Thought your kid was safe from the measles? Think again. Experts say several diseases that are avoidable are making a comeback, and it's all due to people who refuse to vaccinate their kids.
In May last year my wife Kate and I had just had our second (my third!) child. I'd been trying to get to a place where I was happy with my work life balance and I had finally got there.
PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in political and public affairs comms.
The furore around the MailOnline pulling a story after a case study was submitted by a PR agency boss under a false name should raise alarm bells.
On International Women's Day, when the media is full of positive and uplifting stories about women, I am delighted to be taking over as Chairman of Women Leaders in Communications (formerly Women in Communications Careers Network).
In the run up to International Women's Day, I'm bracing myself for the rhetoric that has become the default in communications which aim to empower women in industry, but in fact patronise and segregate them.
The PR industry is set to be swamped by HORDES of ex-journalists all turning their backs on dwindling news organisations and stepping into a new world of hope and prosperity.
The creation of The Independent Group within Parliament may signal a real change in political dynamic within the UK, or it may well be a temporary phenomenon.
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Field Consulting has appointed Pagefield partner Lucy Holbrook as its first managing director.
Caroline Welch has left NHS Property Services, where she was senior press and public affairs manager, to take up a new role as senior comms manager for the government's Help to Buy scheme at Homes England, a non-departmental public body.
MHP Communications has appointed senior crisis specialist Michaela Gray as an associate director in its crisis and risk team.
Burson Cohn & Wolfe has announced the appointments of Anna Dé and Matt Foster as senior directors in its UK healthcare practice.
Former home secretary Jacqui Smith has joined boutique public affairs agency Higginson Strategy as chair of its new women's practice, Empower.
Strategic advisory firm MHP Communications has appointed the former special adviser to Amber Rudd when she was Home Secretary as a director in its public affairs practice.