The Cabinet Office has named a Home Office veteran who has led on award-winning campaigns as its director of comms.
Public sector comms in Northern Ireland will need to adopt a collaborative approach to campaigns, working with organisations with similar objectives as teams learn to be more effective with fewer resources, according to a new report.
A campaign in Scotland aims to tackle drink driving after a marked increase in the number of motorists caught over the limit last year.
A hard-hitting message about motorcycle safety has been delivered in the language of fashion, in a campaign using live PR and social media to connect with young men.
Ashford Borough Council in Kent is running a proactive PR campaign over the next two years to raise the area's profile as a place to invest, work, live and visit.
Jamie O'Hara has joined London Ambulance Service as its director of strategy and comms, with a focus on becoming a "world-class service".
An innovative digital campaign helped Avon and Somerset Police bring the message of staying safe while online dating to a focused audience, and could be adopted by other forces.
Most young people have an indifferent or negative view of the police and view officers as authoritarian or scary, according to the findings of a survey carried out by the National Police Chiefs Council.
The NHS has descended into open warfare with the Government over funding following last week's Autumn Budget and comms will be a key weapon to convince the public of its case, a top comms professional for the service has warned.
A co-ordinated approach by public sector bodies including the police and fire and rescue services is key to bringing a water safety campaign to a wider audience this winter.
Tackling a major shortage of skilled engineers and a lack of diversity in the industry is the aim of a cross-governmental campaign to boost the profile of engineering among young people, parents and teachers.
An ambulance service has launched a campaign to highlight violence against its staff after an increase in physical assaults over the past year.
Teachers and schools are helping to deliver a new road safety campaign from the Department for Transport, as it aims to reduce child fatalities on the roads.
Royals face headache with William and Kate likely to be 'overshadowed', says PR man who wrote Harry biography
The Royal Family's PR operation faces a conundrum with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge likely to be "massively overshadowed" by his newly engaged brother and wife-to-be Meghan Markle, according to a PR man who covered the princes as a journalist and biographer.
Media lawyers and judges have, since the Human Rights Act came into force in 2000, grappled with numerous circumstances where the right to privacy competes with other rights, perhaps most notably the rights of the media to freedom of expression.
In the PR world we often use the phrase "we're a people business", yet, in parallel, we hear about PR companies exploiting young people with unpaid work experience and internships designed to "open doors" to a career in communications.
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Adam Gretton's job as comms officer for the East of England Ambulance Service?
Look around any PR agency and the chances are you'll see more women than men because PR is an industry that is inclusive of women at every level - except the very top.
In a recent client meeting, it was said, "well, then we are into mid-November, and then it's Christmas, so dead time".
Everyone talks about how fast communication is moving, and it is so true; back in 2013 we weren't dealing with terror attacks on our doorstep and communication teams in the public sector were just starting to feel the bite of austerity.
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Rachel Anstee's job as media and comms manager at the National Ballistics Intelligence Service?
Public Health England is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Ministry of Information during World War I with an exhibition tracing the development of public health campaigns over the last century.
PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Stephen Luxford's job as senior Press Officer for the National Audit Office.
Public sector communications is challenging. In Northern Ireland, it is no less so. It's also changing. Last year, a group of professionals came together to set up the Northern Ireland Public Sector Communications Forum (NIPSCF).
So Paperchase has apologised to its followers on social media after objections were aired to the promotional deal it ran on the front page of Saturday's print edition of the Daily Mail.
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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.
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.