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.
Zoe Paxton, head of media at the Department for International Development (DfID) and a rising star in the Government Communication Service, is leaving for a top comms job at the United Nations, PRWeek can reveal.
Heather Challinor, head of marketing and comms at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, has been appointed senior comms manager for engagement and campaigns at Staffordshire Police.
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.
The government's biggest campaign on mental health to date, backed by the Royal Family, was the victim of its own success last night after the campaign website crashed due to the sheer weight of demand.
NHS Providers, which represents hospital, mental health, community and ambulance trusts in England, has taken on its first communications trainee - a move it hopes will provide a solid foundation for a career in NHS communications and prompt change across the NHS.
The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has appointed Lois Hough as head of external communications amid a major shake-up of its five-strong comms team.
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) used a multichannel approach for its drive to improve fire safety among vulnerable older people, which boosted the number of fire safety checks it carried out by nearly half during the campaign period; accidental house fires dropped by one fifth.
The Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is planning to launch a framework for creative services, including PR.
A company has been caught in a public relations nightmare after conflicting sides in the Brexit debate seized on images shown in primary schools that purported to promote Prime Minister Boris Johnson's standpoint.
One in three young women miss their smear test. A new campaign, devised by The Romans, aims to tackle this through the use of emojis.
Government comms professionals are wrestling with dilemmas over purdah, propriety and keeping the public informed with the £100m 'Get ready for Brexit' campaign, PRWeek has learned.
TV presenter Nadia Sawalha will front the eighth annual Stoptober campaign from Public Health England as it kicks off next week.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) led activity to mark the debut Awesome Movement Day, which aims to boost recognition of the work of the emergency services.
Why is it that internal comms is so often external comms' poor relation - the place where half-baked creativity goes to die? It makes no sense.
Working in an industry that's often voted one of the most stressful, PR has opened me up to my share of failures, and I'm certain that there are more to come.
Whatever happens on 31 October, local government comms professionals will have an essential role in dealing with the wide-ranging impact of Brexit.
If there's an especially vicious strain of flu on the horizon, the best way to mobilise people to get vaccinated is to hit them with the fact that flu can kill, right?
As a journalist, I receive more than 200 pitches in my inbox every day and when you're wading through swathes of emails, you become cut-throat.
"Influencer marketing is just meaningless and will burn itself out," says Lynne Franks in yesterday's PR Week article.
Arms-length body (ALB) PRs are well used to Whitehall edicts, not to mention a mountain of red tape if they want a ministerial blessing for large announcements, but on the face of it, the warning to stick to the Brexit script looks like micromanagement on steroids coming from No 10.
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...
What does a police social media officer do all day, and is it of any value? A recent article by The Sun suggests not, and the response to it shows others have their doubts.
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'.
It's a crying shame the hugely important Home Office campaign against knife crime has been dominated - and partly undermined - by a major PR misstep.
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Public policy, campaigning, development and planning specialist Cascade Communications has created a new senior advisory consulting team.
Former Portland partner Victoria Dean has joined Google's public policy team.
Communications consultancy BECG has appointed Ali Craft as an associate director working from its London office.
The Civil Aviation Authority's handling of the Thomas Cook collapse has earned plaudits from those in the know, specifically travel PR professionals, and there's good reason.
Sir Robbie Gibb, former Downing Street comms chief under Theresa May, has joined Kekst CNC as a senior adviser to the agency.
PR and content agency Smarts has doubled the size of its London office with several new hires, including director Becky Rawlings and communications director Katie Tazzyman.
Consultancy Headland has poached Kenny Ferguson from his role as special adviser to Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay MP.