Lisa Townsend, a former senior parliamentary assistant to Conservative MP James Morris, has been appointed as a director at WA Communications.
Women in PR (WPR) reveals new committee members and pays tribute to the contribution of longstanding members who have stepped down.
Employees at strategic insight consultancy BritainThinks have been given a one-off cash bonus of £1,000 this month, to mark the agency's decision to transfer ownership of its business to its 50 staff.
Google has appointed Tom Morrison-Bell, a former government affairs manager for Microsoft, as its government affairs and public policy manager.
Comms consultancy Lexington Communications has hired ex-Downing Street press secretary Paul Harrison as it expands its senior team.
Budweiser Brewing Group has appointed a director of legal and corporate affairs from rival Pernod Ricard.
People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole has become one of the country's most high-profile political influencers in one of the most divided periods of recent times. PRWeek hears how he did it.
The former head of government affairs for pharma trade body the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has been hired as a director at specialist healthcare agency OVID.
The environmental group teams up with animation company Aardman, Colman, David K Harbour, Dame Helen Mirren and other celebrities to highlight the plight of the world's oceans through the eyes of turtles.
The practice will operate like a boutique public affairs firm, taking on shops like H+K and APCO.
Google and Twitter have both made moves to stem lies in political advertising.
Harold Burson, regarded by many as one of the founding fathers of the modern PR and comms industry, has died at the age of 98, it was announced today.
Grayling has promoted Jonathan Curtis to MD and expanded Tom Nutt and Nathan Kemp's roles to head of corporate and head of creative and planning, respectively, across the UK and Europe.
Hering Schuppener Consulting has appointed Vodafone Group's international policy director, Gregoire Verdeaux, as partner to lead its EU corporate and public affairs team in Brussels.
Cicero is joining Maitland and other agencies in Havas' global AMO network, in what is believed to be a precursor to Havas acquiring a stake in the public affairs specialist, PRWeek can reveal.
The cream of public and private healthcare communicators will gather in London next month for PRWeek's PharmaComms 2020 conference.
Supermarket chain Asda has hired Pagefield to support its UK public affairs activity, PRWeek can reveal.
As sure as world leaders heading for the slopes in Davos, so the Edelman Trust Barometer rolls round and dominates industry headlines for a news cycle.
What does the departure of senior women in the industry say to the next generation of female leaders?
Another new year and another raft of departures and new beginnings announced in agencyland; no real surprises there, as it is the season.
Now we have a government with a large majority and the ability to do stuff, there is some real lobbying to do
The decisive result of December's general election means it's time for public affairs practitioners to get back into the fray in a changed political landscape.
The evolution of social media has given rise to influencers who have a clear impact on the way their followers, and the broader social audience, think about politics - despite not coming from a traditional political background.
As leaders from business and government gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, climate change will be high on the agenda.
As an industry we are great at talking - it is one of our strengths. However, sometimes we need a bit more action and that has probably never been more important than the need for an urgent response to the climate crisis.
Recently, creative agencies Lucky Generals and Creature announced miscarriage policies, the essence being to remind staff that they can take time off work for their loss (Lucky Generals gives two weeks off for the mother or one week as the partner), and that it needn't be something that they have to keep private.
It's a staple in the political calendar. On 2 January, rail fares rise in line with inflation, compounding commuter misery at returning to work after the Christmas break.
If we'll remember 2019 for anything, it probably won't be public relations. Let's be honest, we've not had a vintage year, at least on the face of it.
PRWeek has partnered strategy and insight consultancy BritainThinks to take the temperature of the nation and its response to politicians' attempts to win their votes throughout the election campaign.
Ambition is an essential trait in the development of any comms consultant; it pushes you on, keeps challenging you, and ultimately makes you a better practitioner.
I read Arvind Hickman's piece on 27 November - 'Recruitment agents accused of discrimination....' - with interest and, as someone who has worked in recruitment in our industry for my entire career, felt I had to respond.
Edelman president Matthew Harrington on the depletion of public trust and the shifting power dynamic between organisations and stakeholders.
Sorry seems to be the hardest word for both party leaders to say at the moment.
Account Director to Associate Director - Planning, Engagement & Corporate Projects Premier Resourcing UK London
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Public Affairs Officer McDonalds London (Greater)
Account Manager (Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Campaigns) Red Flag London (Central), London (Greater)
Account Executive (Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Campaigns) Red Flag London (Central), London (Greater)
Portland has appointed financial and corporate communications veteran Simon Evans as a director.
eBay has hired Gumtree head of PR Fergus Campbell as head of corporate communications.
NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has hired former BCW director Simon Richards as its new head of communications.
Stonehaven has named a former senior executive at ScottishPower owner Iberdrola as managing director, with current MD Ben Thornton leaving in March to start his own business, PRWeek has learned.
The industry's revolving door rarely had a stationary moment this year. Here are 17 of the most notable PR and comms hires and fires that took place in 2019.
Channel 4 is bringing all its comms and corporate affairs activity together in one combined department, to be led by James MacLeod in the new role of director of communications & corporate affairs.