Public affairs professionals discussed how making policy over leisurely lunches was no longer acceptable in an age of ethics and transparency at the PRCA's Public Affairs Conference.
The public affairs industry is London-centric, overwhelmingly white, is far more likely to be privately educated and leans Conservative, the first PRWeek and PRCA Public Affairs Census has revealed.
As war in Yemen rages on and controversy around Jamal Khashoggi's murder lingers, Saudi Arabia is turning to influencers to shed a positive light on the kingdom as it slowly opens up to tourism. The tactic is part of a broader PR offensive to improve perceptions in line with Mohammad bin Salman's 2030 Vision.
Ian Coldwell, 60, has passed away after battling a long illness.
Iran's highly-publicised effort to allow women to watch live football has been slammed as a 'cynical publicity stunt' by Amnesty International.
Senior academics have joined the boss of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in praising the club for its "innovative" approach to a public consultation for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool.
New York-based strategic communications consultancy Intermarket has changed its brand name, following its recent acquisition by reputation management consultancy Lansons.
Public policy, campaigning, development and planning specialist Cascade Communications has created a new senior advisory consulting team.
In his first major interview since leaving his government role to join Kekst CNC, Sir Robbie Gibb - Theresa May's former official spokesman - talks exclusively to PRWeek's public affairs bulletin about his comms legacy, the row over the BBC's Naga Munchetty and his advice to Boris.
Former CCHQ director of external relations and chief of staff to the chairman of the Conservative Party, Zoe Thorogood, is to return to APCO Worldwide as a senior director later this month, PRWeek can reveal.
The Home Builders Federation has appointed Field Consulting to deliver an integrated public affairs and corporate affairs brief to promote the interests of house-builders in the UK, and focusing on the essential role they play.
European diagnostic services provider Unilabs has appointed Alistair Hammond as its new director of communications.
Former Portland partner Victoria Dean has joined Google's public policy team.
Thomas Cook group comms director chief Alice Macandrew talks exclusively to PRWeek about her team's efforts to maintain confidence in consumers and suppliers until a last-ditch failure to secure government support scuppered rescue plans.
Sir Lynton Crosby's firm CTF Partners is under investigation over allegations its staff worked on Boris Johnson's campaign for PM without registering with the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists.
Communications consultancy BECG has appointed Ali Craft as an associate director working from its London office.
Blanket ban comes at time when China's influence over social app is coming to light.
The allegations reported in The Guardian that a sitting MP lobbied for firms he was paid to advise has a depressingly familiar ring to it and unfairly tarnishes the reputation of the lobbying industry.
Policy Exchange's senior fellow Richard Walton was interviewed on Radio 4's Today Programme on Monday morning.
The faster the better, we've always been told: faster-moving queues are definitely good, faster delivery of your online purchase, even better.
In Flack this week: Corbyn v Watson, Trump v Thunberg, man v mountain, cheeky chap's coverage, and the burning question for John Lennon.
Cummings tenure characterised by self-harm, hubris and Pyrrhic victories, but general election will decide his fate
Dominic Cummings masterminded the Vote Leave campaign to victory in the 2016 EU membership referendum by creating the 'Vote Leave, take back control' slogan.
Whatever happens on 31 October, local government comms professionals will have an essential role in dealing with the wide-ranging impact of Brexit.
Asking journalists to sign NDAs before you give them a story is illogical - and has wider implications for news
Have you heard the one about a PR who asked a journalist to sign an NDA? It made a good story...
It's more complicated than it seems.
Most new Prime Ministers can expect a honeymoon period, but Boris Johnson will spend his first months in office focused on the UK's divorce from the EU.
Today, the notion of trust is constantly questioned in multiple ways and this lack of trust, in people and eco-systems, is seeping into the workforce - cue 'the crisis of confidence'.
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?
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"I was like gum under his shoe," Richard Edelman said about efforts to court Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis to his agency.
Sir Robbie Gibb, former Downing Street comms chief under Theresa May, has joined Kekst CNC as a senior adviser to the agency.
'It's too big a job for me to do myself,' Richard Edelman said about handing off the president role to Harrington.
The fast-food chain is restructuring its global corporate relations function.
Consultancy Headland has poached Kenny Ferguson from his role as special adviser to Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay MP.
Strategic advisory firm Brunswick Group has appointed Duncan McCourt as a partner in the agency's London office, focusing on financial services clients and public affairs.