Last week, digital bank Revolut was slammed for a "single-shaming" advertising campaign that was plastered across the London underground.
It would not be unfair to describe crisis management in China as a disaster zone for brands from the West, including a fair few from the UK.
It's hard to believe that there's still taboo around mental health in the workplace, and it's even harder to believe that only a handful of companies have realised that unhappy, tired and under-appreciated staff aren't going to make you any money.
Recruiting and retaining talent tops the charts of challenges facing PR agencies and in-house communication departments across all sectors.
So it's happened. The digital content 'bubble' has burst. From layoffs at Buzzfeed, Vice and HuffPost to The Pool going into administration, it turns out, startlingly, that there likely isn't a sustainable business model for giving away news for free online.
Throughout 2018 plastic waste embedded itself deeply in the public consciousness, thanks to efforts of environmental campaigners and programmes such as the BBC's Blue Planet II.
In the face of some stiff competition, January's Flop of the Month ended up at the Duke of Edinburgh's car door as he issued a late, unsatisfactory apology that threatens to thwart a recent Royal reputational renaissance.
Friday's NYTimes article on the planned integration of their three key messaging services has created a flurry of interest, from trade and mainstream press.
Top of the Month: Greggs rolls over competitors and taps into vegan boom (with help from Piers Morgan)
Greggs provided a PR masterclass for the launch of its vegan sausage roll this month - with a little help from Britain's most love-to-hate TV presenter.
We fully support the call to action for the NHS locally that their implementation plans must be developed with input from the public, patients and, crucially, the people who work on the frontline.
The world is constantly changing and as professional communicators it is vital that we are also observers of the world around us. If we become trapped in our environment we can start to lose our effectiveness.
It is regularly said that we live in an era when businesses are more closely scrutinised than ever.
It's been a year since I've left my little munchkins at home and returned to work after 10 months of maternity - how time flies.
Phil Collins started it. The magician Paul Daniels, boxer Frank Bruno and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber were quick to follow.
Here's a test. Open Instagram and go through the first 10 posts. How many of them are from people you know?
Walking through town recently I strolled past a branch of a popular sushi chain; "READ OUR MANIFESTO" screamed a poster from the window.
Stealth marketing. Caught you out, didn't it? Clever, isn't it? Did you love it? Question it? Discuss it? Hate it?
From the editor-in-chief: Polarising Gillette campaign a slightly clumsy leap in the right direction
We are only half way through January and 2019 has already given us a significant global corporate campaign to discuss.
Adrian Wheeler, partner, Agincourt Communications, PR and media trainer, and non-executive director at five consultancies, recalls a mortifying lesson in the importance of nailing the basics.
It's popular to quip that - as a consequence of Brexit - "there is no domestic policy agenda" and it's right that we consistently look back at the commitment to wide-ranging social reforms the Prime Minister promised to correct society's "burning injustices".
PRWeek's Agony Uncle answers questions on promotion problems, deciphering buzzwords, client priorities, and the single best piece of PR advice.
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.