Isn't it wonderful to see more women having a seat at the top table - long may equality hit the headlines and not be just a 'phase we went through'.
As Nooyi prepares to step down on October 3, after 24 years at the company, Banner reflects on her relationship with PepsiCo's comms team.
This week brought disappointing reports that public relations degrees at Bournemouth University are shutting their doors.
Labour has found itself at the heart of two Twitter storms in recent days, but both point to the weakness of its leadership, not a demonstration of its strength.
'Detailed data and positive action' - how comms pros can be at the forefront of fixing the gender pay gap
The Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee's output on gender pay gap reporting, released yesterday, is the latest Parliamentary broadside to be fired squarely at an issue the Prime Minister has condemned as a "burning injustice".
The Ofcom Communications Market Report 2018, published this week, tells the story of changing media consumption and behaviours in the UK. Here's what the PR industry should look at:
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has hardly shied away from controversy in his lively career.
It's 2pm, Beijing time, Monday. Two delegations - one British, led by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt; the other Chinese, led by his counterpart Wang Yi - face each other across a table. Hunt's introduction breaks the ice with a faux-pas.
For the last two years, social media seemed surprisingly invincible. Facebook never became a ghost town despite multiple data sharing scandals, and Twitter, with a reputation as a haven for hate groups, kept posting ever-higher user numbers.
Throughout her illustrious career Serena Williams has tended to divide opinion.
If you work in PR - and I did for a few years at the start of my career - you are acutely aware of the stereotypes that persist.
Private Members' Bills came into the spotlight earlier this summer after Sir Christopher Chope infamously blocked proposed legislation to outlaw upskirting, but as we head into recess it is worth considering what their use means for the work of public affairs consultants.
When contemplating historical epochs, one tends to measure in centuries, not years. But such is the pace of change in the digital sphere, empires rise and fall quicker than you can say 'MySpace'.
Companies need to shake off their timidity and take a position on issues, and it's our job to give clients the confidence to do so, writes Lansons CEO Tony Langham.
The APPC Management Committee's proposal to merge with the PRCA has started a debate on how we move forward as an industry. I welcome that.
I was completely stunned by the announcement last week that the APPC Management Committee would be recommending the APPC is subsumed into the PRCA.
Stunts and unlikely partnerships have their place in PR but they need to be meaningful, plausible and free from cynicism to work, says Mark Borkowski.
Nicky Imrie, co-founder of The PR Network, made the mistake of testing out a potential client's product in the hours before they were due to pitch.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk referred to one of the British divers - instrumental in rescuing 12 schoolboys from a cave in Thailand - as a 'Pedo guy' during a Twitter spat. Today Musk apologised, adding that "his actions against me do not justify my actions against him".
There was always going to be a whiff of the Griswalds' in National Lampoon's European Vacation about President Trump's visit last week but, whether you love him or loathe him, it taught us all a thing or two about how to do our jobs.
The NHS' 70th 'birthday present' is an opportunity for healthcare comms professionals but there is no room for sentimentality, writes Incisive Health's Sarah Winstone.
I find it extraordinary that public relations is an industry many struggle to understand and define, especially when it comes to our role with sales.
Charities need to face up to criticism and communicate more effectively, says Russell Hargrave, media manager at NPC
Only well-run pitch processes give agencies the chance to present their best work - to the ultimate benefit of the client.
Anyone can string a sentence together, but don't make the mistake of thinking anyone can do it well, says Wyn Matthews, editorial manager at Word Association.
Confectionery brand Skittles showed less can be more when responding to a tricky comms situation.
Team GB and the wider British Olympic Association played a blinder in August. Aside from the athletes' medals haul, the reputation management and comms were gold standard.
There is, famously, no 'I' in 'team', but the extraordinary way in which the Pokémon Go phenomenon has played out this month leads to the question: how much 'PR' is there in 'viral'?
Sometimes, PRWeek's UK team has a tough time selecting its Flop of the Month.
Sir Philip Green's summer has gone from bad to worse. First he was grilled by select committees on the demise of BHS, with his prickly demeanour not going down well.
Although there may be legitimate reasons for doing so, trying to muzzle the press with court orders has a nasty habit of backfiring on celebrities who take this course.