The Department for Work & Pensions has become embroiled in a backlash from media and social-network users after it sent out a Valentine's Day tweet that warned single people living alone not to defraud the system and claim benefits enjoyed by couples.
Meet the new communications team for the government's fledgling £12m-a-year product safety office.
The PRCA has launched its 'diversity and inclusion guidelines' report, which calls on the industry to reform working and recruitment practices.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has appointed senior government communicator Toby Nation as its director of comms, PRWeek has learned.
The Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency has launched a social media-driven campaign warning car owners to beware of online and phone scammers.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, a campaign run last month by NHS England in partnership with the charity Jo's Trust to raise awareness of the importance of cervical cancer screening, achieved tens of thousands of social media interactions and hundreds of pieces of media coverage - which reached millions of people.
Leeds City Council's 'Dying matters' campaign has successfully transformed discussing death and bereavement from a virtual taboo into a cultural norm.
The Forestry Commission has appointed Freshwater UK to spearhead a national PR campaign and blogger engagement activity promoting its Highway Rat Activity Trails.
Online card and gift retailer Moonpig has worked with NHS Blood & Transplant for its Valentine's Day campaign this year - focused on encouraging couples to think about organic donations if their partner falls ill.
A new anti-Brexit group linked to WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell is reportedly planning to launch a nationwide campaign this month in order to bring about a second referendum on the UK's EU membership.
Cumbria Constabulary has rolled out a campaign asking residents of the county to pledge not to be a bystander if they see a hate crime taking place.
The government's procurement service has widened the public sector's choice of behavioural insight experts to call on.
Comms will be taken more seriously in 2018 and teams will expand, but budgets will shrink and reputational challenges are lurking on the horizon, according to a PRWeek survey of comms professionals from across the public sector.
The Health and Safety Executive has appointed behaviour-change expert Lester Posner as its head of comms, PRWeek has learned.
Interns' rights hinge on two essential premises: that there are clear legal, moral, and business justifications for paying people gaining experience, and that the distinction between output and outcomes from 'interns' and 'everyone else' is wholly artificial.
While Trump and Brexiters raise barriers and walls, independent comms agencies in Europe are tearing them down.
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Rebecca Smith's job as head of media for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence?
Let me explain... We had an issue. Specifically, trying to address a perennial headache around reaching a remote group of staff - our on-call firefighters.
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Jon Moore's job as Communications business partner, Highways England?
Last month, we celebrated a significant milestone at St George's Hospital, as Channel 4 broadcast the 100th episode of '24 Hours in A&E' filmed at the Trust.
Call me controversial, but I count a solid spokesperson as 80 (if not 90) per cent of the battle to get good media coverage - wherever you are in the world, whatever your story.
We're (for the most part) very conscious now of the "motherhood penalty" women pay in our industry due to maternity leave and that this is a key cause of the gender pay gap.
So, you want my job? News and digital specialist for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Francesca Martin's job as news and digital specialist for the MHRA?
Cabinet Office's 'fake news' units will reveal hostile propaganda waged against UK and speed is of the essence
PRWeek broke the story earlier in January with a piece by GCS supremo Alex Aiken, but it caught fire this week when the Prime Minister's official spokesman confirmed the news - the might of the Government Communications Service was going into battle against fake news.
Setting aside the few bad apples hurting the perception of the multi-billion-pound PR industry with their unscrupulous behaviour and scandals, there are in fact bigger challenges for us to overcome.
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The agency responsible for combatting drug use in sports has fully revamped its comms team ahead of the launch of a new organisational strategy in April.
In brief: Network Rail hires comms chief, Ayles and King launch agency, Hall joins uni body, Frank's new Apprentice briefs
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Frank Lowenstein is joining APCO after two years as special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations for the State Department.
Alternative press regulator Impress has appointed Jonathan Collett, a former spokesman for ex-Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, to its code committee.
The Church of England's communications department will be headed up by new director Tashi Lassalle.
It's a new role at the Omnicom Group agency.
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.