The adviser on Ocean Governance for the Commonwealth Secretariat in London made an impassioned pitch for PR support at the PRCA International Conference on Tuesday (11 June).
'I felt like he was a predator': Exclusive sexual harassment survey lifts the lid on abuse in PR industry
Respondents to a survey on sexual harassment in the PR and comms industry report abuse by agency chiefs, senior staff and clients; with incidents taking place on work trips and at awards ceremonies, while those on the receiving end criticise those in charge for covering it up.
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, funded by Philip Morris International (PMI), is under fire by experts for spending significantly more on communications than research.
As world leaders and veterans gather today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, PRWeek looks back at the work of Abram Games, a poster artist for the War Office Public Relations Directorate.
The football club's Champions League win in Madrid at the weekend and resultant victory parade back in Liverpool meant exposure for the city worth 'millions'.
In a BBC documentary, Peter Dunn, director of press and media relations at the University of Warwick, is alleged to have added to the distress of female students who complained about rape threats by subjecting them to an "accusatory" and intimidating interrogation.
The traumatic experiences of people who almost drowned are being used in a bid by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to help others avoid suffering the same experience, in a campaign that has prevented 11 people from drowning.
Council's 'courageous' decision on Panorama documentary puts adult social care on the political agenda
Somerset County Council's decision to open its doors to the BBC's flagship current affairs programme was a "leap of faith" that has paid off, according to Mark Ford, the council's comms manager.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) has appointed Antony Tiernan, one of the architects of the successful NHS 70th birthday celebrations, as its director of comms and engagement.
In a new 'beyond aid' approach to campaigns, the Department for International Development (DfID) embedded comms into policy to support a major international conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May and King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Essex Police has appointed former veterans' charity comms chief Robin Punt as its director of comms.
Leeds became headline news at the start of this month, with a series of headlines across print, online and broadcast media on the fact that the city had become the first in Britain to reduce its childhood obesity rate.
The nature of the small and specialised comms community makes it a potential breeding ground for the abuse of staff, according to a senior government communicator who claims to have suffered and witnessed unacceptable behaviour.
The London borough of Waltham Forest has appointed Alex Try as its director of communications and culture.
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.
Some people might think it would be reputational suicide for a council to agree to a request from BBC One's Panorama to make a documentary about its difficulties in providing social care.
Spinnius Flack is the Grand Maester of King's Landing Coverage - Westeros' leading PR agency.
On a day when teenagers inspired by climate change activist Greta Thunberg go on strike from lessons to bring attention to the gravity of the issue, two commentators give their views on how the industry should change.
It's been some time since flexible working of some description has been available in Britain, but it's still not the norm.
On reflection, I probably had mental health issues during my childhood, but the first time I really became aware I was mentally ill was when I was 17.
Another year, another Brewdog Brouhaha. The latest is that they've launched Punk IPA as an 'alcohol free' beer, cheekily using the AF in an FCUK way.
Former 10 Downing Street communications director, Sir Craig Oliver, called on business and PR to 'be the architects of change' during his keynote address at the PR360 conference on Friday.
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Grace Rowley's job as head of research communications at the House of Commons Library?
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In brief: Unilever appoints agency, Marvel Live! turns to Instinct, national awareness win for PHA, new MD at 10 Yetis
Unilever appoints The Hoxby Collective for digital content role, Scottish Land and Estates poaches head of comms, and more from PRWeek UK.
While the profession is becoming more respected, fake news is still a chink in the armour for Middle East communications expert, Brian Lott, the chief communications officer of Mubadala Investment Company.
Headland has appointed two new partners, Susanna Voyle and Toby Pellew, after a year of rapid growth.
Former national security adviser to David Cameron, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, has joined political communications consultancy Quatro as strategic counsel, advising its roster of international clients.
The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) has appointed policy and diplomacy specialist Olivier Evans as its director of comms and engagement.
Kensington and Chelsea Council (RBKC) has promoted Nick Thompson to become its head of comms, with a mission to rebuild public trust in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
In an unprecedented move, the council and NHS Trust on the Isle of Wight have come together to create a role to oversee comms and engagement for both bodies.