Heck has responded to claims it endorsed Boris Johnson claiming it invited the other Tory leadership hopeful, Jeremy Hunt, and that it wanted to ask candidates what Brexit meant for its business.
Edelman UK has promoted James Morris to public affairs MD, as incumbent Will Walden takes a "short period" away to provide support to Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson.
Nicholas Dunn-McAfee, the PRCA's head of public affairs, policy and research, is to leave the trade association this month to take up a new role as public policy and engagement manager for the British Fur Trade Association (BFTA).
The PRCA's second in charge, deputy director general Matt Cartmell, is leaving the industry body to launch an agency that provides content and communications services.
Former Labour MP and deputy speaker of the House of Commons Natascha Engel has joined campaigns and policy consultancy Public First as a partner to head up the agency's growing specialism in infrastructure and regulation.
Ex-Pagefield creative director and partner Lesley Katon joined the Brexit Party in March this year to help with its European Elections launch.
Sir Nick Clegg, former UK deputy prime minister and Facebook's current VP of global affairs and comms, has been named the most powerful player in the global PR industry by PRWeek US.
A public affairs veteran is being investigated by the industry body for his use of "violent language" online after a complaint from another member.
Huawei has strengthened its UK corporate press office with the recruitment of Katy Ringsdore as head of media relations, PRWeek can reveal.
Seven Dials City PR helped devise a successful campaign to return co-founder Julian Dunkerton to the board of Superdry when the fashion retailer was in the doldrums. Written off from the the get-go, here's how they did it.
Parliamentary veteran Tavish Scott has left 'the hurly burly of politics' to join Scottish rugby's governing body in the newly created role of head of external affairs.
PR has a public perception problem as a majority of people believe brands and organisations use it to hide the truth and cover up their mistakes, a new study of 1,500 Britons has found.
The PRCA and PRWeek UK are launching the first PR and Communications Census for the Asia-Pacific region, in conjunction with research partner YouGov.
Conservative peer and former Tory minister James O'Shaughnessy has re-joined Portland as a member of the agency's advisory council, PRWeek can reveal.
This year marks fifty years since the Stonewall Uprising: the series of events that sparked the modern Pride movement.
Nike has launched a video starring Olympic 800-metre champion Caster Semenya that calls for acceptance and echoes its recent social purpose videos with Raheem Sterling, Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams.
Cannes slammed for placing Philip Morris on 'Good Track' while it runs cigarette campaigns in Indonesia
Philip Morris International's involvement in Cannes Lions' 'Good Track' has been criticised after it emerged the tobacco giant has launched new cigarette brands and run new ad campaigns in Indonesia and Israel.
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".
While visiting London last week, President Trump made a splash by seeming to suggest that the NHS was of interest to the US as part of a potential post-Brexit trade agreement.
It is time for PR pros to upskill and improve their understanding of digital marketing in order to survive as an industry.
Spinnius Flack is the Grand Maester of King's Landing Coverage - Westeros' leading PR agency.
Nigel Farage's latest political vehicle, The Brexit Party, swept the board at this month's European elections to return the largest number of MEPs, a remarkable achievement for a political party that did not exist just six weeks before the vote.
It's finally upon us. After weeks, months and even years of endless speculation, the PM has announced her intention to resign and the official campaign for leader of the Conservative Party will begin on 10 June.
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Adam Treslove, former head of media relations and public affairs at Tesco Bank, has been appointed head of corporate affairs for the Student Loans Company (SLC).
Integrated technology communications specialist Ballou has expanded its senior leadership team following several client wins.
He starts September 3 as global chief strategy and operations officer.
BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) has hired The Sun's deputy political editor Steve Hawkes to the new role of head of strategic media in London.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has appointed Edelman's Heather Bull as a director in its energy and industrials team.
Instinctif has appointed Lucy Cronin, managing partner of its Dublin office, to head the global public policy practice, replacing Warwick Smith who moves to a new advisory role after 12 years.