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News and news analysis

Showcase: PR campaign shines light on National Lottery-funded projects

Showcase: PR campaign shines light on National Lottery-funded projects

Munch PR helped improve people's perceptions of the National Lottery across the North East with a targeted campaign that highlighted investment in the region worth £20m.

SheSays campaign pushes shared parental leave for working dads

SheSays campaign pushes shared parental leave for working dads

Most UK companies are still only promoting parental-leave benefits to mothers.

Watch: Tiny poem on a pill highlights precision of fight against cancer

Watch: Tiny poem on a pill highlights precision of fight against cancer

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage (pictured) has written a poem micro-engraved onto a cancer pill to symbolise the work of a London-based research centre.

Edinburgh Fringe denies it banned women's health brand from campaigning at Festival

Edinburgh Fringe denies it banned women's health brand from campaigning at Festival

A row has broken out between Edinburgh Fringe Festival and women's health brand Elvie after the latter accused the Festival of banning its awareness campaign that includes a 19-ft, vagina-shaped blimp.

London agency wins national healthcare and pet charity briefs

London agency wins national healthcare and pet charity briefs

The PHA Group will drive awareness campaigns for national healthcare charity Sue Ryder, and pet charity Blue Cross.

Porter Novelli offers young women a taste of PR

Porter Novelli offers young women a taste of PR

PR firm Porter Novelli has partnered up with girl-focused charity BelEve UK to offer young women a taste of agency life by working together on a new campaign.

In brief: Berghaus appoints agency, BAME grads begin trainee scheme, wins for PR Agency One and Jaywing

In brief: Berghaus appoints agency, BAME grads begin trainee scheme, wins for PR Agency One and Jaywing

No Brainer for international brief, Jaywing PR launches charity campaign, pair of account wins for Gung Ho, podcast agency's new partnership, and more from PRWeek UK.

'Float to live' says special ops veteran in latest tranche of RNLI prevention campaign

'Float to live' says special ops veteran in latest tranche of RNLI prevention campaign

A former commando trained in how to survive in hostile environments is the celebrity influencer fronting a new bid by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to prevent deaths from drowning.

Cleaning brand launches new partnership to tackle gender stereotypes

Cleaning brand launches new partnership to tackle gender stereotypes

Eco-friendly cleaning brand method has vowed to challenge "tired stereotypes" in the industry and is funding a national LGBT charity's entire volunteering programme.

In brief: Ex-Freuds consultant joins Forces charity, We Are Social in emoji redesign brief, wins for Stand and Prohibition

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.

Watch: Charity launches campaign to save free TV licences for over-75s

Watch: Charity launches campaign to save free TV licences for over-75s

Age UK is calling on the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take back responsibility for funding TV licences for the over-75s, after the BBC announced plans to means test the licenses.

Watch: Oncology Institute relaunches with campaign to change perception

Watch: Oncology Institute relaunches with campaign to change perception

The Fundación Arturo López Pérez (FALP Oncology Institute) aims to challenge how people understand and approach cancer diagnosis with a new concept, the 'Metastasis of Love'.

Amnesty International wants to 'make human rights popular'

Amnesty International wants to 'make human rights popular'

NGO will shift focus of messaging from raising awareness of human-rights abuses to championing positive action.

Opinion and features

Will the industry's London-bias thwart its future success?

Will the industry's London-bias thwart its future success?

London has long established itself as a global business, creative and media hub resulting in so many agencies and clients being based there.

'What's your advice?' Creating a coaching culture in public sector comms

'What's your advice?' Creating a coaching culture in public sector comms

Those three simple words are among the most empowering you're likely to hear in the workplace.

If you want to run a campaign for good: be credible, be authentic and mean it

If you want to run a campaign for good: be credible, be authentic and mean it

This week we are celebrating the winners of the second Campaigns for Good Awards.

Am I dreaming big enough? Why are there so few female founders in the PRWeek Top150?

Am I dreaming big enough? Why are there so few female founders in the PRWeek Top150?

Whilst thrilled to be included in this year's PRWeek Top 150 list, a flippant insta post from Matthew Freud in which he joked about winning the annual tallest dwarf competition made me question the value of such an accolade.

Flop of the Month: NSPCC got it wrong over Munroe Bergdorf backlash

Flop of the Month: NSPCC got it wrong over Munroe Bergdorf backlash

The NSPCC was roundly slated in June when it swiftly cut ties with transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, a move seen by many as caving into anti-trans campaigners.

When it comes to LGBTQ+, we can all learn from 'T'

When it comes to LGBTQ+, we can all learn from 'T'

A transgender racing driver who was the guest speaker at the PRCA's LGBTQ+ re-launch event this week made me consider how much people dislike change.

Fellow students say 'PR sucks' but I have renewed faith in the power of earned

Fellow students say 'PR sucks' but I have renewed faith in the power of earned

Tell people that you're leaving a perfectly good job to go and be a full-time student and everyone is lovely and positive. They can spot a mid-career crisis a mile off.

Greater use of employment tribunals could reduce sexual harassment in PR and comms

Greater use of employment tribunals could reduce sexual harassment in PR and comms

The PRCA survey into sexual harassment is sad reading but not surprising, and is borne out by my experience in advising NUJ members in the PR industry and indeed across other sectors of the media.

The collapse of Oxfam's reputation poses an existential threat to the charity

The collapse of Oxfam's reputation poses an existential threat to the charity

The Charity Commission's report into allegations of sexual misconduct by Oxfam staff concluded that a key driver for its failure to be sufficiently "full and frank" about the allegations was "influenced by a desire to protect Oxfam GB's reputation".

'The special attention - and career prospects - ended when I told him I had a new boyfriend'

'The special attention - and career prospects - ended when I told him I had a new boyfriend'

A low point in my career was being warned before an evening event that a client I was hosting was "a bit handsy".

Recent people moves

In brief: Milk & Honey to promote online safety, Alfred in chicken welfare brief, audio brand win for BWP

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 comms chief to head London office of US agency

Save the Children International comms chief to head London office of US agency

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.

PRGN names new regional vice president for MENA

PRGN names new regional vice president for MENA

The global PR agency network has appointed Uwe Schmidt as its regional vice president for PRGN Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA).

London council appoints director of strategy and comms

London council appoints director of strategy and comms

Paul Bates, who has 20 years of experience in comms, has been named director of strategy and communications at Lambeth Council.

Mystery shrouds closure of Midlands agency Superdream

Mystery shrouds closure of Midlands agency Superdream

Staff were left shocked and the PRCA has launched an investigation into the sudden closure of Midlands communications agency Superdream.

Fledgling health agency appoints veteran freelancer to associate director job

Fledgling health agency appoints veteran freelancer to associate director job

Victoria Shillito, who has been working as a freelance communications professional for the past five years, has joined health comms agency OVID Consulting as an associate director.

Patient advocacy the focus for promoted MHP health team director

Patient advocacy the focus for promoted MHP health team director

MHP has promoted Jonathon Sheppard to director, as part of a series of changes to strengthen its health offering.

Senior Cabinet Office staffer takes charge of GREAT campaign

Senior Cabinet Office staffer takes charge of GREAT campaign

Claire Pimm, deputy director for campaigns, insight and evaluation at the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office, has been appointed interim director of the 'GREAT Britain' campaign.