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Claremont founder Ben Caspersz sells business after 14 years

Ben Caspersz has sold his behaviour-change communications agency Claremont, as he plans to emigrate to Portugal with his family next summer.

Senior FTI and Four Comms execs become Taylor Bennett Foundation trustees

Lena Ahad and Marcia La-Rose are the newest members of the Taylor Bennett Foundation’s board of trustees.

‘Shoestring’ operation to powerful force – comms secrets of March of the Mummies

Charity Pregnant Then Screwed held a Halloween-themed protest at the weekend, gathering 15,000 people to march for reforms on childcare, parental leave and flexible working.

Hired: Tim Watson and Charlotte Ashton

Office of Health Economics makes top comms and external affairs hires

The Office of Health Economics (OHE) has hired a director of marketing and comms from Instinctif and an external affairs chief - both are new roles at the UK-based not-for-profit research group.

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RNIB names first director of comms amid comms function shake-up

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has appointed Charlotte Jackson, currently associate director of engagement and communications at Parkinson’s UK, as its first director of comms.

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Special Olympics partners with PR agency

PR firm Allison+Partners has announced a three-year partnership with Special Olympics, to raise awareness of the charity’s work globally while complementing the agency’s volunteer programme.

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Instinct aims to ‘make a difference’ with new charity division

The launch of Instinct’s non-profit division, named Good Instinct, comes as the entirety of the agency’s workforce said they wanted to dedicate more time to charitable work.

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Prime Weber Shandwick wins Gold Design Lion for H&M Foundation’s virtual fashion collection

The Billion Dollar Collection campaign aims to shape a more sustainable fashion industry.

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Finn Partners, fischerAppelt, SPRG and Adfactors PR launch four-year scholarship program

The goal of the Future Communicator Foundation Scholarship program is to advance comms skills around social justice.

Five Campaigns We Liked in March: your winner revealed

Find out the winner from PRWeek’s selection of the best PR and comms campaigns in March.

MHP Mischief turns Innocent

MHP Mischief has been appointed Innocent’s integrated corporate comms and public affairs agency across Europe, following a competitive pitch.

Why Jack Monroe cuts through

The success of a tweet is usually determined by how many ‘likes’ it gets. Food writer and activist Jack Monroe is often divisive, and hasn’t been shy to reveal that she is on the receiving end of a lot of hate – but she gets a lot of likes too.

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Christian Aid appoints creative agency to lead brand comms

Global relief and development charity Christian Aid has appointed Impero as its lead creative agency for brand communications.

Opinion and features

‘Even if my story helps just one child, it’s absolutely worth it’ – Behind the Campaign

Fatim Kesvani, head of marketing at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, discusses the organisation’s recent awareness-raising campaign.

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Five Campaigns We Liked in November: vote for your favourite

From ‘Banish the Bounty’ to a KFC pub, PRWeek rounds up its five favourite campaigns from November 2022. Vote below for your favourite – the poll closes at 9am on 12 December.

UK Communicators of the Year 2022 (numbers 10-6) revealed by PRWeek

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Who got their message across most effectively in this chaotic year?

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UK Communicators of the Year 2022 (numbers 20-16) revealed by PRWeek

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Which individuals got their message across most effectively in a chaotic year of ongoing worries about the cost-of-living crisis, the war in Ukraine, climate protests, strikes, and political turmoil at home and abroad?

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'It was crucial to involve deaf people throughout' - Behind the Campaign, 'Sign With Fingers Big & Small'

Tin Man founder Mandy Sharp discusses the recent campaign for Cadbury Fingers that encourages the nation to learn some British Sign Language.

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Five Campaigns We Liked in September: your winner revealed

Find out the winner from PRWeek’s selection of the best PR and comms campaigns in September.

Five Campaigns We Liked in September: vote for your favourite

From the family tension in a game of Monopoly to a WWE Superstar from the Welsh Valleys, PRWeek rounds up its five favourite campaigns from September 2022. Vote below for your favourite – the poll closes at 9am on 11 October.

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'Lorraine was 100 per cent on message' - Behind the Campaign, ‘Paws for a Smile’

Grayling director Joey Ng discusses the agency's recent campaign for More Than.

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Five Campaigns We Liked in June: your winner revealed

With almost 500 votes cast, find out the winner from PRWeek’s selection of the best PR and comms campaigns in June.

Five Campaigns We Liked in May: your winner revealed

Find out the winner from PRWeek’s selection of the best PR and comms campaigns in May.

Recent people moves

Movers and Shakers: FleishmanHillard, FTI, Cicero, Havas, London Fire Brigade and more…

PRWeek’s round-up of industry hires, departures and promotions.

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Arden Strategies hires two Labour figures including ex-shadow minister

Comms advisory firm Arden Strategies, founded by former Labour Secretary of State for Scotland Jim Murphy, has strengthened its Labour credentials with two hires – one of them ex-MP Anna Turley.

Movers and Shakers: Stonehaven, Airbnb, Charlesbye, John Doe and more…

PRWeek’s round-up of industry hires, departures and promotions.

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Comic Relief comms and public affairs chief to join Airbnb

Rachelle Laurence, head of strategic comms and public affairs at Comic Relief, is leaving the charity to take up an EMEA comms role at Airbnb.

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Movers and Shakers: Brunswick, FTI, Ketchum, Weber, Meta, Manifest and more ...

PRWeek's round-up of industry hires, departures and promotions.

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Pagefield announces biggest injection of new talent in 12 years

Campaigning, public affairs and corporate comms specialist Pagefield has revealed a series of appointments from agency, industry and government as it boosts its consultancy and senior advisory teams.

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Halpern hires Ottilie Ratcliffe as first creative director

Halpern has appointed Ottilie Ratcliffe, former creative director at Milk & Honey and The Romans, as its first creative director.

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Tin Man expands ‘corpsumer’ offering with new practice head

Tin Man Communications has appointed Natalie Adams as 'corpsumer' practice director, and Franchesca Allen as senior account director, to strengthen the agency’s ‘blended approach to communications’.