'The impact on PR will be somewhere between dreadful and disastrous' - agency publicly backs Brexit people's vote
London agency Uprise PR has thrown its weight behind The People's Vote - a grassroots campaign to give the public a democratic vote on any Brexit deal.
Facebook is demanding that UK political advertisers verify their identity on its platform as part of a range of transparency measures announced today.
In brief: Vuelio acquires ResponseSource, Milk & Honey bolsters leadership, account wins for PHA Group, Splendid
Lgcomms unveils executive team, account wins for Brandman, Aduro and Ignition, software firm acquires ResponseSource, Milk & Honey bolsters leadership, and more from PRWeek UK.
Bell Pottinger's liquidator BDO is pursuing £3.8m in repayments from 90 partners of the collapsed public affairs agency.
The boutique firm quit the account this week following the disappearance of a 'Washington Post' columnist.
Post-APPC merger reaction: 'Time for unity, wider consultation and opportunity to improve governance'
PRWeek approached APPC members on both sides of the merger debate to gather their views on what the vote means for the industry and what should happen now.
APPC members have voted in favour of a merger with the PRCA at an extraordinary general meeting tonight. The ballot attracted a 90% turnout with 39 members (57%) voting in favour a merger and 29 members opposed.
A Police Federation-led campaign to increase maximum sentences for people who assault emergency workers resulted in a new law that will double the length of jail time for offenders from the current maximum of six months.
Organisation aims to launch after Brexit and wants a shop that understands people outside the capital.
Theresa May addressed the Conservative Party Conference today, in a speech which touched on hope and sought to quell fear, as well as laying the ghosts of last year's iteration to rest.
Policy, strategy and comms specialist Public First has launched a new 'Human Capital' practice, staffed by two high profile hires from the worlds of politics and public affairs.
Jeremy Corbyn addressed the Labour Conference today, taking to the stage with the now familiar chant of "ohhhh, Jeremy Corbyn" ringing in his ears.
The Government has named the former chief executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Harry Rich, as its preferred candidate to be the new Registrar at the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (ORCL).
Four senior lobbyists have urged the APPC to put the merger vote on ice until a wider consultation process can be carried out, to help overcome "significant division within the industry".
As ballot papers are sent out to APPC members today (14 September), PRWeek has summarised the final pitches from both sides of the APPC-PRCA merger debate.
International comms specialist Nicholas Lunt has joined Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) as managing director for comms in Brussels, reporting to CEO Karen Massin.
Portland has appointed former Downing Street senior staffer and Conservative Party operations and events manager Jonathan Stock as its head of events and marketing.
Scanning the news headlines last Monday morning, the scale of communicating the climate change challenge waltzed past my eyes.
As we enter the "age of earned media", as asserted recently at the PRCA conference, public relations has never been more relevant.
Comms professionals should be sounding the warning bell and providing counsel on what the ethnicity pay gap consultation and its findings could mean.
When I saw those statues aboard ITV last year, I thought one thing: stunt!
Messaging at the 2018 Tory conference reads: "Opportunity. The Conservative Party is the Party of opportunity. The Conservative Party is the Party that will deliver a Brexit which gives Great Britain the opportunity to thrive on the global stage."
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Alexandra Sutherland's job as media and public affairs manager at London Air Ambulance?
The Labour Party conference, in comparison with the recent past, is a sea of tranquility; Corbyn is in charge of his party and it looks united.
It's September, and prime pitching season is upon is. We all know the drill: chemistry meeting, RFI, Q&A session, pitch, anxious wait for a decision. But one size doesn't fit all when it comes to the pitch process.
Talkability and shareability should be the prime drivers of how content is shaped and the traditional "PR release" should be consigned to the media relations history book.
The PR industry has long been aware of the cries of exasperated journalists receiving hundreds of daily pitch emails.
In fact, aren't politicians really just professional influencers themselves?
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Robert Hardware's job as public affairs officer at the National Police Chiefs' Council?
If gold standard public affairs and PR are about delivering excellence in communication with key stakeholders, the recent row about the proposed APPC-PRCA merger is a case study in how such dialogue should definitely not be handled.
PRWeek could probably name Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May as Flop of any given month, but it's hard to look beyond the Labour leader's mishaps in August.
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Brunswick Group has appointed former George W Bush administration official Lanhee Chen as a senior counsellor.
He left BCW earlier this month.
Talk.Global nets Socker, senior appointments for Hanover Brussels and Tavistock, wins for Fever and MWWPR, Future to accept crypto payments, and more from PRWeek UK.
Former Burson-Marsteller chief executive Stephen Day has joined FTI consulting as a partner, it was announced this morning.
The AA has named its first chief innovation officer, a multi-faceted role that includes responsibility for external comms and campaigning plus marketing and brand development.
Sherinian previously worked at the U.N. Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network.