A public affairs professional has been issued with a written warning by the PRCA for his use of 'violent language' on social media.
More than four in ten lobbying firms listed on the UK government's official register, including major consultancies Finsbury and Brunswick, have not signed up to official industry ethical codes, PRWeek has learned.
Takeaway app Deliveroo is beefing up its UK and Ireland public affairs operations with a senior hire from lobby group techUK.
Twitter and Facebook took action against accounts they said are connected to the Chinese government.
Poet Laureate Simon Armitage (pictured) has written a poem micro-engraved onto a cancer pill to symbolise the work of a London-based research centre.
A row between Hackney council and two local papers has sparked debate around whether council-owned media puts unfair competition on newspapers that rely on advertising.
A PR professional has said 'violence is out of the ordinary' in Hong Kong, as protests across the city over the past few weeks have escalated into angry confrontations and the use of tear gas.
After being given greater clarity about the need to leave the EU at the end of October, public affairs professionals are beginning to see Government departments spring back into life.
British businesses are quickly adapting their communications plans to the realisation that the Boris Johnson government is likely to force the nation out of the European Union without a deal, according to public affairs chiefs.
Ella's Kitchen has appointed Kin&Co to handle an integrated comms brief that includes corporate comms, reputation management and comms for its social and environmental strategy and impact.
Sports marketing experts have questioned Anthony Joshua's decision to fight Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia on 7 December, amid claims the event is being used by the oppressive Kingdom to 'sportswash their severely tarnished image'.
FleishmanHillard Fishburn has called on the PRCA to investigate its work with SMG Europe after it has been accused of using misleading tactics, including astroturfing.
PR industry bodies have reiterated their stance that astroturfing is a breach of professional ethics, but will not take action against FleishmanHillard Fishburn until a formal complaint has been received about the tactics the agency used with arena operator SMG Europe, owners of Manchester Arena.
PR firm MSL has appointed the Lib Dems' ex-head of political communications Sean Kemp, as the agency looks to expand its corporate reputation offer.
The leader of Manchester City Council has accused the operator of Manchester Arena and its PR agency FleishmanHillard Fishburn of astroturfing and using "outrageous" and "misleading" communications tactics to oppose a rival 20,000-seat arena proposal.
The PRCA and PRWeek has launched the first Public Affairs Census, in conjunction with research partner Opinium.
Astroturfing in PR is "more widespread than you'd imagine" and is not just a practice used by smaller consultancies on the fringes.
The ongoing saga of leaving the EU may have stolen the spotlight, but a raft of other drivers mean the discipline is busier than ever.
In normal times a new Prime Minister would now be able to indulge in a honeymoon period, but these are not normal times. The UK is in the midst of its greatest peacetime political crisis in modern history and time is of the essence.
As she prepares to bow out, PRWeek rounds up the best and worst PR moments of Theresa May's Premiership.
Barring a miracle, Boris Johnson will be announced as the new Conservative leader - and our next Prime Minister - by lunchtime, but what will his premiership hold for public affairs, politics and Brexit?
London has long established itself as a global business, creative and media hub resulting in so many agencies and clients being based there.
NHSX announced its first big initiative late last week and they didn't go small - it's a partnership with Amazon's Alexa, the tech giant's AI-powered voice assistant.
This week we are celebrating the winners of the second Campaigns for Good Awards.
Whilst thrilled to be included in this year's PRWeek Top 150 list, a flippant insta post from Matthew Freud in which he joked about winning the annual tallest dwarf competition made me question the value of such an accolade.
Spare us the spin: You can't promote a 'smoke free future' in Cannes while selling cancer to Indonesia
Philip Morris International's crusade for a 'smoke free world' and Facebook's promise to better protect user privacy are a classic case of corporate double-speak. In many cases, brands that undermine their social purpose are better off not pretending to have one at all.
For anyone who has concerns about the treatment of women by Tory MPs, last week was a new low.
Tell people that you're leaving a perfectly good job to go and be a full-time student and everyone is lovely and positive. They can spot a mid-career crisis a mile off.
The PRCA survey into sexual harassment is sad reading but not surprising, and is borne out by my experience in advising NUJ members in the PR industry and indeed across other sectors of the media.
Talking about sexual harassment is never a comfortable conversation.
A low point in my career was being warned before an evening event that a client I was hosting was "a bit handsy".
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Ben Rathe will return to the Liberal Democrats in a few months to serve as press secretary for new leader Jo Swinson.
The United Nations has a new global comms chief, with the appointment of Melissa Fleming from the UN's refugee commission as under-secretary-general for global communications.
Communications consultancy JBP has bolstered its board by appointing three new directors to help drive the company's continued growth.
Insurance brand hires Launch, Rooster wins children's brand, rebrand at Tricker PR, plastic-free period brief for Seymour PR, and more from PRWeek UK.
The PRCA's international president Barry Leggetter has resigned five months into the role, PRWeek has learned.