Blurred is the big winner in the PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2022, with three accolades – for Sustainability, Rewards and Benefits, and the Best Small Agency.
The Cabinet Office has named Shaun Jepson, former deputy head of news at 10 Downing Street, as head of news and external affairs.
Ed Bearryman, a former head of content and communities at News UK, has been appointed to lead the digital team at 10 Downing Street.
Andrew Pemberton has been appointed permanent director of communications at HM Revenue & Customs, having held the role on an interim basis since October.
Collision of politics, business and ethics intensifies public affairs role in Russia-Ukraine invasion
Organisations must act holistically to navigate the policy, regulatory and reputational aspects of the Russian war in Ukraine as resolution and refugee support take centre stage, urge public affairs professionals.
Cast From Clay has hired a new board of advisors comprising former leaders from Edelman, Luther Pendragon and Chatham House.
Lord Evans of Weardale, chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, has warned there will ‘always be those who play the system’ when it comes to lobbying.
Former Cabinet Office communications director Sharon Sawers and her deputy Ray Tang have been recruited to lead comms at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), PRWeek has learned.
The National Physical Laboratory has awarded a three-year media relations brief to Spreckley.
Department for Transport group director of communications Suzanne Edmond is leaving the government department after five-and-a-half years.
The Ministry of Justice has appointed Simon Barrett as its director of communications, following a six-month stint overseeing the role on an interim basis.
In mid-May, Boris Johnson gave a much-publicised interview where he called for people to return to the office. The reason? Johnson said that when he tried to work from home he became easily distracted by the allure of coffee and cheese.
Find out the winner from PRWeek’s selection of the best PR and comms campaigns in April.
From Dove's campaign highlighting the dangers of influencers giving beauty advice and Innocent turning Trafalgar Square green to a comedic film from Shelter, PRWeek rounds up its five favourite campaigns from April 2022. Vote below for your favourite – the poll closes 9 May at 5pm.
PRWeek’s UK Power Book reveals the PR pros who lead the way in their respective sectors. Here we rank the biggest players in public sector comms.
Downing Street communications director Jack Doyle was among four senior aides to resign yesterday as the Johnson administration moved from crisis to abject disarray.
Rebecca Farnsworth, consultant at Aberfield Communications, gives the lowdown on the agency’s tourism campaign for Wakefield in West Yorkshire.
Most of us in comms learn on the job and the value of a good role model as you develop is crucial.
This is the final entry in our series following the journey of volunteer RNLI press officer Roz Ashton, in her own words, as she completes her training and sets out in the role. Ashton has lived around the world, worked in advertising and sailed across the Atlantic.
In a year in which fighting COVID-19 was the number-one priority, it’s easy to forget that many other issues – from knife crime to espionage – were also highlighted.
PRWeek reviews some of the most significant appointments in public sector comms over the past year, as well as the departures of senior comms chiefs.
Watching the growing furore over the Schrödinger-like No. 10 party that both was and wasn’t, I’m strongly reminded of the public fury over Barnard Castle; but this has the potential to supersede it for reputational harm.
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) have always been hugely influential when it comes to making decisions about our health, but recently there has been a significant increase in the number of them attracting a large following on social media.
PRWeek reviews some of the biggest hires and departures in health comms over the past year, from new faces at pharma multinationals to senior appointments at agencies and in the public sector.
To say it was a shock to have won not one but two awards for our Brexit campaign, at the National Public Communications Awards recently, is quite the understatement.
The absence of a proper ‘spin doctor’ in Downing Street - following the departure of Dominic Cummings a year ago - leaves the Prime Minister vulnerable to attack from all sides.
Crown Prosecution Service, London
V Unlimited, London (Central) & Home Working
Greater Cambridge Partnership, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
V Unlimited, London (Central), London (Greater)
Police Service of Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland