Graphic novel-style 'Run, Hide, Tell' counter-terror campaign to be taught in schools and youth groups
Counter-terrorism officers have launched the latest stage of the 'Run, Hide, Tell' campaign - a live action and graphic novel-style animation designed to be used by schools and youth leaders to teach young people what to do in the event of a terrorist attack.
A tweet by London Ambulance Service (LAS) went viral last week, with 1.7 million impressions, nearly 10,000 retweets and plenty of celebrity engagement, as well as being name-checked across national media and broadcast channels.
An emotionally driven true story is at the heart of a collaborative campaign between Network Rail, British Transport Police and the Samaritans to reduce the number of suicides on the rail network.
Police forces across the country have launched a fortnight-long crusade urging people to hand over firearms and ammunition without prosecution for illegal possession amid rising levels of gun violence in the UK.
Kensington Council and DCLG resist criticism of major comms recruitment drive following Grenfell tragedy
Comms professionals have hit back at criticism of a drive to recruit up to 30 staff to improve community engagement and consultation with the public in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.
Invigorating the business community and bolstering its success is the aim of a comms campaign being devised by Worcestershire County Council.
The gender pay gap is a key reputational issue for the public sector, with implications for trust and future recruitment, an exclusive PRWeek survey has revealed.
Councils are the leading public sector organisations for early reporting of their gender pay gap, according to a PRWeek analysis of more than 200 employers which have submitted figures so far.
The Church of England's communications department will be headed up by new director Tashi Lassalle.
The Health and Safety Executive narrowed its focus in its latest comms campaign to ensure engagement with specific types of workplace ill health and promote behaviour change.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has appointed Sally Evans as its new head of communications, as it appears in an in-depth BBC documentary.
A backlash against a campaign to promote school attendance in one of the worst-performing areas of the country has been fêted by its creators for raising the profile of its key message.
Former BBC newsman Andy Tighe has been appointed director of comms for the Home Office after a short period as interim director, PRWeek can reveal.
The National Audit Office's investigation into this year's WannaCry cyber-attack on the NHS has called for a more co-ordinated comms response from central and national health bodies in the event of a similar attack in the future.
The Apology Clause campaign launched last week to make it easier for organisations to behave with compassion when things go wrong, and for victims to have better recoveries.
This week is Living Wage Week, when businesses large and small across the country raise awareness of their commitments to pay all staff a Living Wage.
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Donna Mitchell's job as media relations manager (campaigns) at Network Rail?
To offer good news about the NHS to the media is like offering tofu to a tiger. Your chances of success are very small unless you lace that wholesome good news with something more, well, meaty.
After three years of studying a PR degree, I finally made it into PR - but do employers know what to expect from the grads they bring in?
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Max Puller's job as chief comms officer (HR & transformation) at the Ministry of Defence?
There is no one left in PR who thinks that data doesn't have a role - or that a cuttings book and maybe a showreel are enough to persuade a client that they have got their money's worth.
Last week, the Financial Times released its OUTstanding list of the 100 most influential LGBT+ leaders in business.
NHS Digital's Rachel Royall on the summer cyber-attack, the glass ceiling and the challenge for all public sector communicators
Rachel Royall, the director of comms at NHS Digital, took up her new role in the summer, a few weeks after an unprecedented cyber-attack that hit NHS computer systems across the country. Five months after taking up her post, Royall talks to PRWeek about what the NHS can learn from the attack, the challenges for public sector comms professionals and her career to date.
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Matthew Mitchell's job as strategic comms lead at the Department for Education?
When I arrived at Network Rail in spring 2014 we were trialling a paper press cuttings service and our cuttings book for the first week (UK only) was over an inch thick - more than my previous company, Unilever, would see globally.
Press Officer x2 Greater London Authority Central London
Associate Director, Corporate and Consumer Campaigns, London The Foundry - Gold London (Central), London (Greater)
Account Consultant & Senior Consultant Project Associates London (Central), London (Greater)
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Internal Communications Manager VMA Group London
It's a new role at the Omnicom Group agency.
Joachim Koschnicke has been hired by Hering Schuppener, the European sister firm of Finsbury and Glover Park, following a short stint as head of strategic planning and strategic comms to German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Iain Bundred, a top Ogilvy PR executive and former political spokesman to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has been appointed executive director of WPP's Government and Public Sector Practice.
Simon Wren has left his position as director of comms at the Home Office, PRWeek has learned, following a career spanning 20 years as a senior-level comms chief across government.
The UK Government's Northern Ireland Office has appointed Eamon Deeny as its new head of communications to help tackle the comms challenges posed by Brexit.
Craig Woodhouse, formerly a senior political journalist and latterly a press aide to the Prime Minister, will join Edelman UK next month.
FleishmanHillard Fishburn (FHF) has appointed Nick DeLuca and Tim Snowball as senior partner and head of public affairs, respectively.