Jack Doyle has been promoted to be the new No. 10 director of comms, Downing Street has confirmed, leaving the future of the Government’s strategy on daily televised press briefings in doubt.
Christian Cubitt, former deputy spokesman to David Cameron, has been named director of communications at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
James Helm, director of comms at the Metropolitan Police, has announced that he will depart in the summer after more than three years in the job.
Kekst CNC has added three senior consultants and eight others to its London team.
The PHA Group has been appointed to the comms framework of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) following a competitive pitch process, the agency announced today.
Downing Street’s director of comms, James Slack, will soon leave to take up his new job as The Sun’s deputy editor-in-chief and his departure fires the starting gun on a search for a successor who could emerge from journalism, politics, or within the No. 10 operation.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have appointed NHS comms chief Simon Enright as their new communications secretary, it has emerged.
HM Treasury’s comms budget is at its highest in five years, and has increased by more than a quarter over the past year, it has emerged.
Government Communication Service chief Alex Aiken has told staff his plan to reduce the overall size of government comms teams, including cuts to arms’-length bodies (ALBs) such as Ofcom, in a leaked memo seen by PRWeek.
England Boxing is orchestrating a #WinWithTheJab campaign to promote uptake of the coronavirus vaccine, particularly among members of ethnic minority communities.
Boris Johnson’s former director of communications, Lee Cain, was dropped by a leading talent management firm this morning, hours after it emerged he had also signed up with a rival agency.
Lee Cain, the Prime Minister’s former director of comms who resigned amid a reported rift with Boris Johnson’s fiancée, Carrie Symonds, is setting up a PR agency and reinventing himself as a celebrity speaker receiving up to £15,000 for a single event, PRWeek can reveal.
Swindon Borough Council’s comms team has gone on the front foot to explain why this year’s council tax bills have gone up, choosing a live Q&A with a local news outlet as a vehicle to break the news to local residents, in an echo of the Chancellor's Budget media strategy.
‘Lead with truth and science’: healthcare comms pros advise Oxford/AstraZeneca as vaccine rollout stalls
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 has hit a reputational bump in the road following reports of people in several EU countries suffering blood clots after receiving their injection.
The extraordinary challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 required entirely new solutions from the UK Government and, as a result, the HMRC Communications team faced challenges we could never have imagined mere months earlier.
PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR pros who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the big players in public sector comms.
Last year’s momentous global social justice movement forced the PR industry to examine its accountability as a gatekeeper of public dialogue.
Imagine the scene. You’re the Chancellor’s comms Spad, and you’ve had a great idea: a video – the story of the young, popular Rishi Sunak, tracing his progress from unexpected Chancellor to author of a generation-defining Budget; the Budget that will get us out of the COVID-19 crisis.
In recent weeks, poetry has hit the headlines and, while this powerful art form hasn’t achieved such prominence for a long time, many of us will have heard or read poetry again this year – or observed its impact around the globe – thanks to Amanda Gorman.
Theresa May was enduring a rough spell in her leadership and her party conference speech in October 2018 was an opportunity to show she still had the ideas and energy to lead the country, despite the difficulties she was facing in uniting her party over Brexit.
You may have noticed recently that the nation has moved on from the Victorian era (sorry Jacob, you can keep it) and found a new period of history to eulogise – the 1920s.
Brands spotting opportunities to generate reach organically isn’t something new.
Is Clubhouse all you hear about recently?
This week, we begin a new series following the journey of RNLI trainee press officer Roz Ashton, in her own words, as she begins her training and explains why she volunteered. Ashton has lived around the world, worked in advertising and sailed across the Atlantic.
Businesses in the advertising world have recently woken up to a new way of tracking the impact of their efforts and there are lessons for those of us in PR.
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Hume Brophy has appointed former Conservative HQ chief executive Mark MacGregor as a senior adviser. He joins the international comms firm from consultancy Stonehaven, where he was a director.
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Boateng has joined Portland as a partner, PRWeek has learned.
James Slack, the recently appointed director of communications at Number 10, has been appointed deputy editor-in-chief of The Sun.
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Emily Tofield, group director of comms and information services at the Ministry of Justice, has been appointed as the University of Sussex’s first director of comms, marketing and advancement.
Rachel Thomas has been appointed senior comms manager at The Royal Mint, which is owned by Her Majesty's Treasury.