Ray Kelvin, founder and CEO of UK fashion chain Ted Baker, has taken a 'voluntary leave of absence' as over 100 harassment allegations against him have come to light.
Do you pick up the phone, read a physical newspaper and get to know journalists, rather than bombarding them with inauthentic emails?
Maternity leave. Paternity leave. Parental leave. They're all the same, right?
The relationship between PR and research has always been controversial.
In the wake of soul-searching by leading agencies on the nature of public relations, Robert Phillips writes for PRWeek exactly six years since he quit as boss of Edelman, proclaiming 'PR is Dead'.
I've been reflecting quite a bit recently about the future for communications professionals; what will we do? How will future communications teams operate? What skills we will need?
If someone had said five years ago 'soap on a rope' would make a comeback, you'd probably have had a good laugh at their expense.
In an age where the pen is mightier than the lord, killing a man of faith is condemnable, but to kill a man of free speech... sacrilege.
The economist, Keynes, predicted in 1930 in his famous essay that we'd all be working 15-hour weeks and we'd be confronted with how to find purpose with all our leisure time.
It can be frustrating - even heart-breaking at times - but it's a fantastic place to be, so here are 10 things that, on reflection, were valuable lessons to learn in my first year.
The new John Lewis ad broke late last week, and I think for the first time in its history it's creating a true marmite response. So which side of the fence am I on? Well, I just loved it.
The decision to block Iceland's Christmas spot has been widely misrepresented, with serious consequences.
I think it was early 2016 at another 'Future of PR' event when I'd had enough; all 17 stone of me lurched forward to intercept the microphone from some poor, weary, events administrator.
It may be no bad thing for our industry if the big-budget Christmas ad is no longer with us.
Imagine getting a virtual tour of a blackened lung as part of a smoking cessation campaign, being able to test cutting-edge equipment located on the other side of the world or having a politician campaign in your living room.
In the wake of Martin Sorrell's claim that unification of brand services is the future, why does the PR industry insist on swimming in its own lane instead of leading the revolution?
Fake news has been a long running theme of Trump's presidency, although last week it seemed to be coming directly from the White House itself.
We've hit peak "link building". There's no bigger proof than seeing the PR industry damaging its most valuable currency in search of them: their relationships with journalists.
For keen watchers of tech and innovation, Facebook sent up a reputational flare from Silicon Valley last month.
What matters more than the structure of your organisation and where the creatives sit is how they work and the value of what they are producing.
Last month, M&C Saatchi PR announced it was rebranding to M&C Saatchi Public Relations.
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.