The zombie creations of The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard are taking centre stage in a new COVID-19 campaign by Shropshire Council’s comms team.
Gina Coladangelo, a shareholder in Luther Pendragon and marketing and comms director at Oliver Bonas, has benefited from her personal ties to health secretary Matt Hancock, according to newspaper reports at the weekend
Peter Morton has left Public Health England, where he has spent the past four years as head of media and campaigns, to join NHSX as deputy director, communications and engagement.
Exceptional communicator with a ‘touch of Machiavelli’: Who is ‘Slacky’, Downing Street’s new comms chief?
Last week brought the spectacular implosion of Boris Johnson’s inner circle and the departure of Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain after either a blazing row or an amicable chat, depending on which sources you read.
Downing Street director of comms Lee Cain has resigned – hours after reports suggested he was to become Boris Johnson’s chief of staff.
Downing Street director of comms Lee Cain is in advanced discussions to become Boris Johnson’s chief of staff, it has emerged.
Jason Green, head of strategy, media and campaigns at the Health and Safety Executive, has been appointed interim deputy director of comms at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) amid a restructure of the comms team, PRWeek has learned.
Chris Webb, one of Britain’s top crisis comms experts, has been brought in as a strategic communications advisor at Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum (LRF), PRWeek has learned.
A diabetes awareness campaign by NHS England and NHS Improvement, aimed at people from black and South Asian ethnic groups, reached in excess of six million people and drove a surge in the use of an online diagnostic tool.
The victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to become the next president and vice-president of the US, after a nail-biting four days of vote-counting, is still subject to a raft of legal challenges.
The trauma suffered by a young boy injured by fireworks is at the heart of a new multi-agency safety campaign in Scotland.
Political strategy and corporate comms specialist Lodestone has announced the formation of a health unit managed by co-founder David Wild, PRWeek can reveal.
TV news bulletins are the most common source of information that people use to find out what their local COVID-19 alert level is, above NHS apps and government websites, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The British Science Association is looking for an agency to help devise and deliver an integrated comms campaign for British Science Week – an account worth in excess of £30,000, PRWeek has learned.
While we’ve all heard about the ‘glass ceiling’ in relation to women in PR, the ‘white ceiling’ is exactly what it sounds like – it refers to the racial inequality that keeps the careers of BAME PR professionals from progressing beyond a certain point.
Much has been made in the media of the fact that Kate Bingham, head of the UK’s COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce, allegedly spent £670,000 on hiring a team of ‘boutique PR consultants’ to oversee her media strategy.
First off, without Dominic Cummings the Tory faithful would not have had Brexit – or an 80-seat majority.
This lie (sorry, line), or similar, is often found about five slides into an agency’s creds document – usually accompanied with a full-bleed image of smiling agency employees in wetsuits from that one summer surf trip in 2012.
Over the past few months, diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the PR industry has taken centre stage.
With almost everyone working from home, it’s important that people continue to feel a part of their work family and – as a chief happiness officer – my objective is to ensure that everyone knows they are supported and cared for.
‘An open goal’, ‘He shoots, he scores!’ – the headlines write themselves for footballer Rashford’s campaign for the Government to extend free school meals to cover holidays during the pandemic.
Six months ago, we were 'all in this together', working to protect the NHS and save lives; but in the past week I have witnessed the disintegration of this unified approach.
Companies sometimes find themselves in a muddle over the use of ‘on background’ interviews, so what does it mean and when should it be used?
Many organisations are wrestling with this problem: when a rebuild strategy is contingent on cuts, how does one communicate this dichotomy internally?
I read an article about how a fire had devastated the Moria migrant camp on Lesbos.
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Nick King – former chief of staff to Sajid Javid – joins Hanover amid a leadership restructure that involves the departure of public affairs leader Katie Cooper and the promotion of several others, PRWeek has learned.
Former Labour strategist Max Wilson has joined The Whitehouse Consultancy to lead its public affairs practice, as the agency announced several new client wins and an expanded brief with Hong Kong democracy campaigners.
One of PRWeek’s 'agencies to watch in 2020', Lynn PR has scaled impressively during the coronavirus crisis, but for founder Shayoni Lynn the experience has been surreal.
Four Communications Group has appointed Dame Heather Rabbatts as its new chair.
Lizzie Loudon, who was press secretary to Prime Minister Theresa May, has taken up a new role at The Blakeney Group.
Vicky Torraca has been appointed senior external comms manager at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.