Aysha Awan, who led on the press and PR campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, has left the public sector to become director of comms, marketing and events at the Florence Nightingale Foundation.
Harold Burson, regarded by many as one of the founding fathers of the modern PR and comms industry, has died at the age of 98, it was announced today.
Eight agencies will battle it out in the final of the Creative Shootout 2020 for a £10,000 prize.
PR and comms agency Mc&T is raising money for a national dog's charity with a social media based on-demand treat dispenser.
When it comes to the business of owning up to mistakes or bad behaviour, there are many ways of expressing regret - but some more genuine and heartfelt than others.
Some of the most famous voices and musicians in the UK have collaborated on a Christmas song with a difference for The Children's Society
The government's ongoing campaign to promote British expertise and products to the world has put the spotlight on fashion, as the country gears up for Brexit.
PRWeek sifted through its healthcare coverage during 2019 to pick out six campaigns we liked.
Penny Fox, one of the government's most experienced and respected comms leaders, has left the public sector and started a new job this week as director of media, PR and artists at WWF-UK.
Work highlights anxieties surrounding ageing.
Rhys Moore has been named executive director of public impact at the National Housing Federation (NHF).
Grassroots campaign group RegistHERtoVote is encouraging women to get out and vote, while Rize Up's campaign has targeted marginalised young people.
Greenpeace has launched its 'alternative' Christmas ad based on the 'comedy roast' format.
As an industry we are great at talking - it is one of our strengths. However, sometimes we need a bit more action and that has probably never been more important than the need for an urgent response to the climate crisis.
Recently, creative agencies Lucky Generals and Creature announced miscarriage policies, the essence being to remind staff that they can take time off work for their loss (Lucky Generals gives two weeks off for the mother or one week as the partner), and that it needn't be something that they have to keep private.
Ambition is an essential trait in the development of any comms consultant; it pushes you on, keeps challenging you, and ultimately makes you a better practitioner.
I read Arvind Hickman's piece on 27 November - 'Recruitment agents accused of discrimination....' - with interest and, as someone who has worked in recruitment in our industry for my entire career, felt I had to respond.
Animal research has long been a controversial issue: the debate is emotive and highly divisive, yet it has done little to capture the public imagination in the way that other social justice movements, such as climate change and #MeToo, have managed to achieve.
'There was the very real risk of blowing all Seven Dials' Christmas lights' - Behind the Campaign with Golin's 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Heart'
PRWeek takes a close look at a successful campaign. This week Alex Wood, executive creative director at Golin, talks about disrupting Christmas shopping for a good cause in the PRWeek Award-winning 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Heart', for the charity Tiny Tickers.
At most large corporates, the idea that diversity and inclusion isn't just the right thing to do, but 'makes business sense too', has become a mantra, with 'D&I' getting dedicated channel and comms space.
The notion of a study-work-retire life pattern is becoming increasingly old-fashioned as more of us try out different careers, travel the world, or begin new relationships in our 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
During the past 10 days Extinction Rebellion has taken over our capital city and conducted a sustained, high-profile, high-impact campaign, that I think few of us have ever seen in London before (apart from the last one!).
Why is it that internal comms is so often external comms' poor relation - the place where half-baked creativity goes to die? It makes no sense.
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Our weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions.
The former head of government affairs for pharma trade body the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has been hired as a director at specialist healthcare agency OVID.
The PRCA has announced that Simon Francis and Julia Herd have been elected as chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the industry body's PR and Communications Council.
Sarah Atkinson, executive director for strategy, policy and communications at the Charity Commission, has been appointed chief executive of the Social Mobility Foundation. She will take up her new role in January.
Former W exec joins Beam, trio of wins for Siren, Scottish agencies merge, hires at Napier and Holyrood, and more from PRWeek UK.
In brief: Milk & Honey to promote online safety, Alfred in chicken welfare brief, audio brand win for BWP
New hires at Stone Junction, US baby-care brand hires Battenhall, beauty tool brand appoints Known, and more from PRWeek UK.
Save the Children International global comms director Kirsten Walkom has left the charity to head the London office of US crisis and reputation management agency Smith & Company.
In brief: Ex-Freuds consultant joins Forces charity, We Are Social in emoji redesign brief, wins for Stand and Prohibition
We Are Social in emoji redesign brief, PRWeek 30 Under 30 alumni joins youth marketing agency, wins for Stand and Prohibition, and more from PRWeek UK.