APCO Worldwide's global solutions practice has won a £200,000-plus brief with Bulgaria's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to provide strategic communication counsel during the state's upcoming EU Presidency.
ABI thanks agency for successful Budget campaign (and for proving insurance industry does have a sense of humour)
The Association of British Insurers has welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond's decision not to increase Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) in the Budget, saying that agency Third City's #IPTsUnfair campaign "did the trick".
Chancellor Phillip Hammond unveiled the Government's Budget this afternoon, in which he announced cuts to stamp duty for first-time buyers and an investment fund to enliven UK productivity, a significant proportion of which will be spent in high-tech industries such as AI and full-fibre broadband.
The nascent Scottish Parliament Lobbying Register has been urged to raise awareness of what lobbying is and highlight the positive aspects of it, in a report by a University of Edinburgh lecturer.
UK-based Hanover Group has acquired outright the Middle East business of Bell Pottinger, including its Abu Dhabi operating license, with Archie Berens becoming chair of the new combined operation.
Sans Frontières Associates, the agency set up last year by a former Bell Pottinger partner and chaired by Lord Bell, has been given interest-free loans totalling £1m by its chair and investor Dods Group.
The firm will provide comms and public affairs support to Mexico as the country enters tough NAFTA negotiations.
Joachim Koschnicke has been hired by Hering Schuppener, the European sister firm of Finsbury and Glover Park, following a short stint as head of strategic planning and strategic comms to German chancellor Angela Merkel.
In brief: Bridges back to Santander, senior hires at GK, health group hires comms head, Capcom calls in Hope&Glory
Bridges back to Santander, senior hires at GK, health group hires comms head, Capcom calls in Hope&Glory and more from PRWeek UK.
The Scout Association is reviewing its PR and public affairs briefs currently held by Portland, with retainers on both accounts worth up to £5,000 a month for the successful agency.
Former Bell Pottinger partner Hugh Taggart has joined Edelman UK in a senior role, giving him oversight of more than 150 staff.
Gates was indicted on Monday morning alongside longtime associate Paul Manafort.
The PRCA has said that member firms may employ members of the House of Lords and remain "absolutely compliant" with its rules, despite confusion in the industry as to whether this is permitted under the body's code of conduct.
Senior industry figures in agency and in-house roles have been named in the Financial Times' OUTstanding list of LGBT+ leaders, published this morning.
Iain Bundred, a top Ogilvy PR executive and former political spokesman to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has been appointed executive director of WPP's Government and Public Sector Practice.
Assura, the FTSE250-listed owner, operator and developer of 475 medical centres throughout the UK, has appointed Edelman as its retained financial comms and public affairs advisor, following a competitive pitch.
'What about councillors who lobby?' Comms boss calls for local transparency after criticism of MPs working for agencies
The boss of Cratus Communications has told PRWeek that there is a lack of transparency around the conflicts of interest created by local councillors working for lobbying agencies - while rejecting Mail on Sunday criticism of an MP working for his agency.
So Paperchase has apologised to its followers on social media after objections were aired to the promotional deal it ran on the front page of Saturday's print edition of the Daily Mail.
I first started in PR when Instagram didn't exist, Facebook ads weren't really 'a thing' and cost-per-click had yet to evolve into the giant performance marketing industry it is today.
As we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week this week, it's as good a time as any to reflect on the fact that I've been an entrepreneur for 15 years.
It should be a straightforward symbol of remembrance for the war dead, but these days the humble poppy has a PR problem.
After three years of studying a PR degree, I finally made it into PR - but do employers know what to expect from the grads they bring in?
Theresa May's keynote speech to the Conservative Party Conference was a make-or-break moment.
From super-strength, anti-vampire garlic bread, to police wearing nail varnish and 'mummies' marching for better working rights... PRWeek UK chooses its top October campaigns. Vote below for your favourite.
There is no one left in PR who thinks that data doesn't have a role - or that a cuttings book and maybe a showreel are enough to persuade a client that they have got their money's worth.
Last week, the Financial Times released its OUTstanding list of the 100 most influential LGBT+ leaders in business.
The PR industry is unique in the sense that it's the people who matter. The success of an agency or consultancy is almost 100 per cent dependent on the people within it.
If you're 'bored of diversity' in the creative industries, you're bored of what fuels brilliant work
What a weekus horribilus for Justin Tindall. It all started on a yellow-skied Tuesday when Campaign pressed 'publish' on a piece in which he claimed he was "bored of diversity being prioritised over talent".
I love the Today programme. I adore the Today programme. I listen to the Today programme every morning. It's my anchor in the stormy sea of current affairs; the light that leads the way in the gloom of the early morning.
Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of eight, I have always been hyper-aware of how it differentiated me from my peers.
International Day of the Girl: Two years on, 'Like a Girl' still has something to teach communicators
Two years after it launched, P&G's Like A Girl is still being cited as a great campaign; I was wondering what makes that work so evocative, that it hangs around in our consciousness when other campaigns, award-winning or not, just fade away.
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JBP hires Anderson-Dixon as CEO, Shock win for Mercieca, Fox hired for fintech launch, and more from PRWeek UK.
Public affairs and property comms agency Remarkable Group has hired former Bell Pottinger partner Steve Summers as a director.
In brief: Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum, health hires at Hanover and Lexington
Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum brief, health hires at Hanover and Lexington and more from PRWeek UK.
Ketchum London CEO Denise Kaufmann will return to her native US for a new role with the firm in January, with her deputy Jo-ann Robertson stepping up to lead the UK operation.
Simon Hamer, the business editor for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Digital, has been appointed as a director in Portland's corporate division.
Marshall Manson, the UK CEO of Ogilvy PR, is moving to Brunswick as a partner in a digital-focused role.