More than three quarters of firms pay men more than women, yet many (men) insist there is no such thing as the gender pay gap, arguing it is a statistical creation that allows women to feel hard done by.
News this week of Microsoft's Outlook.com data breach could not have come at a worse time for the software giant.
A panel at PRWeek's flagship, two-day PR360 conference - in Brighton on 9 and 10 May - will address the question: "Can PRs do it all? And should they try?" Here, two panellists offer their take.
The 2019 social media landscape is proving particularly challenging for brands.
Ahead of this year's Brand Film Festival Grey Consulting's Leo Rayman wants to fight against the forgettable.
It is 10 years since Public Health England launched Change4Life, England's first healthy lifestyle brand, which famously invited families to "eat well, move more and live longer".
Asking for copy proofing or approval is just one of many random acts of stupidity that tarnish the PR industry's reputation, argues Babel PR boss Ian Hood in this strongly worded column.
PR pioneer and Dewe Rogerson Group co-founder Roddy Dewe died last month, almost two years after the passing of Nico Rogerson. Former Dewe Rogerson director David Pollock reflects on the early days of the agency that helped change the face of financial comms.
A bottom-up revolution of community health services has come from relative obscurity to dominate the healthcare debate in the UK, and it puts traditional medicines in the back seat.
"Why is PR obsessed with being a profession?" ran a recent debate on Twitter, together with a discussion of the requirements of achieving formally recognised status.
There has been some misplaced outcry around the European Parliament's vote to adopt the EU Copyright Directive last week.
'Flexible and part-time working are concessions that agencies make for mums. They are detrimental to business and agencies only allow people to work in this way because they don't look very nice if they don't.'
For nearly twenty years, I worked steadily as a communications professional and even though I was a charity comms director, I never gave becoming a chief executive a second thought. Then, I became the CEO. By accident.
The PRCA's 50th anniversary is the time for the industry to look forward and plan for greater things.
Marketers are hiring editors and journalists to create branded content, not PR.
Thought your kid was safe from the measles? Think again. Experts say several diseases that are avoidable are making a comeback, and it's all due to people who refuse to vaccinate their kids.
The concept of flexible working is not only part and parcel of business life these days, for good reason, it is also part of the framework of employment legislation designed to eradicate discrimination in the workplace.
H+K Strategies Dubai senior consultant Scott Armstrong says it is vital PR and the media work together to safeguard the future of both industries.
In May last year my wife Kate and I had just had our second (my third!) child. I'd been trying to get to a place where I was happy with my work life balance and I had finally got there.
They say a picture tells a thousand words - but if it's a snap of Stacey Dooley perching a Ugandan child on her hip, it will then generate thousands more, debating the merits of white celebrity ambassadors.
I always look forward to my annual copy of the PRWeek Power Book, to try to spot those that I know or have worked with, as well as to read about their take on work and life generally.
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.