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Matthew Freud joins board of $500m Islamic Development Bank fund amid agency engagement

Matthew Freud joins board of $500m Islamic Development Bank fund amid agency engagement

Matthew Freud has joined the board of trustees for the Islamic Development Bank's new Transform Fund, with his agency providing ongoing support to the Saudi Arabia-based body.

Social change campaigner Sue Tibballs OBE to chair Campaigns for Good Awards judging panel

Social change campaigner Sue Tibballs OBE to chair Campaigns for Good Awards judging panel

Sue Tibballs OBE, CEO of social change and campaigning support charity The Sheila McKechnie Foundation, has been named chair of the judges for the inaugural Campaigns for Good Awards from PRWeek, Campaign and Third Sector.

In brief: Senior hires at Newington, Gates foundation recruits UK comms lead, PHA wins charity

In brief: Senior hires at Newington, Gates foundation recruits UK comms lead, PHA wins charity

Senior hires at Newington, Gates foundation recruits UK comms lead, PHA wins charity brief and more from PRWeek UK.

Portland wins extension on Scouts brief as charity readies for brand relaunch

Portland wins extension on Scouts brief as charity readies for brand relaunch

Portland will continue its corporate comms and public affairs work for the Scout Association, after triumphing in a competitive pitch process at the end of last year.

Invictus Games calls in UK start-up Newsfeed ahead of 2018 event

Invictus Games calls in UK start-up Newsfeed ahead of 2018 event

The Invictus Games Foundation has taken on new PR support ahead of the 2018 Games later this year in Australia and the imminent announcement of the following event.

Finsbury provides pro bono support to grieving family of Swedish journalist

Finsbury provides pro bono support to grieving family of Swedish journalist

Kim Wall's accused murderer is standing trial.

Calm installs 84 male suicide sculptures on ITV Tower

Calm installs 84 male suicide sculptures on ITV Tower

Calm, the charity that works to prevent male suicide, has installed 84 sculptures of men with a hood pulled over their faces on top of the ITV Tower to raise awareness of the number of men who take their lives every week.

Watch: will these entries win big at Brand Film Festival London?

Watch: will these entries win big at Brand Film Festival London?

Brand Film Festival London - the prestigious awards scheme and festival from PRWeek and Campaign - is almost upon us. Some fantastic campaigns are nominated this year - PRWeek looks at four that received the most nominations.

Case study: Office of Road and Rail occupational health drive achieves 'very high figures' on social

Case study: Office of Road and Rail occupational health drive achieves 'very high figures' on social

The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) achieved more than 13,000 Twitter impressions with a hard-hitting social-media campaign warning of the dangers of silicosis and hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Animal rights group protest at Spider PR against client Noble Foods' caged hen eggs

Animal rights group protest at Spider PR against client Noble Foods' caged hen eggs

Spider PR was visited by protestors from animal rights group The Humane League yesterday over the production of cage eggs by one of the FMCG specialist's clients.

Material risk: Government wise to push plastic waste issue, but it puts corporates in a sticky position

Material risk: Government wise to push plastic waste issue, but it puts corporates in a sticky position

Chancellor Philip Hammond's announcement of a consultation on how taxes or charges could reduce plastic waste and improve re-use or recycling is a victory for the green lobby, but PR professionals say they are keeping a keen eye on the next steps.

In brief: RSPB PR lead takes flight, comms pros in press review, Contagious editor joins agency, Tatler takes PMK BNC leaver

In brief: RSPB PR lead takes flight, comms pros in press review, Contagious editor joins agency, Tatler takes PMK BNC leaver

RSPB comms head takes flight, comms pros in Government's press review, Contagious editor joins agency and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Field made Eulogy CEO as Brady takes chair, Ingham chairs Commonwealth PR body, Speed and Karol hired

In brief: Field made Eulogy CEO as Brady takes chair, Ingham chairs Commonwealth PR body, Speed and Karol hired

Field made Eulogy CEO as Brady takes chair, Ingham chairs Commonwealth PR body, Speed wins The Planet Mark and more from PRWeek UK.

Opinion and features

Swift action halts brewing racism storm for Starbucks

Swift action halts brewing racism storm for Starbucks

This morning I met a colleague in a coffee shop. They were late, so I waited to order until they arrived. I asked to use the bathroom. No one lifted an eyebrow. But then I'm white.

The joys and challenges of working with your siblings

The joys and challenges of working with your siblings

Working with family can be challenging, as well as highly beneficial. To celebrate National Siblings Day today, these are my five top tips to successfully work with siblings.

In an integrated world, PR must trade on its 'secret sauce': storytelling

In an integrated world, PR must trade on its 'secret sauce': storytelling

All marketing is meeting in the middle: PR agencies are increasingly focusing on paid tactics; digital and media agencies are looking at earned media; and every man and his dog is peddling owned content.

Showcase: Freuds and Roche highlight importance of cancer medication in #TimeofMyLife

Showcase: Freuds and Roche highlight importance of cancer medication in #TimeofMyLife

In August 2016, Roche's oncology division appointed Freuds to educate the public on the importance of access to life-extending medicines for cancer patients, and their inconsistent availability.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2018: Top ten in charity PR

PRWeek UK Power Book 2018: Top ten in charity PR

PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in charity communications.

A Presidents Club Donald Trump would be proud of

A Presidents Club Donald Trump would be proud of

Since the Presidents Club story broke, there has been widespread outrage after hostesses were groped and sexually harassed at last week's event at London's Dorchester hotel.

If Brexit is to be reversed in a second referendum, Remainers must stop communicating like amateurs

If Brexit is to be reversed in a second referendum, Remainers must stop communicating like amateurs

Regardless of the pros and cons of Brexit, the 2016 EU referendum campaign should be remembered for some elementary communications mistakes by Remain, which allowed Leave, despite being a clear under-dog, to sneak through and win.

Millennials: Generation snowflake or agents of change?

Millennials: Generation snowflake or agents of change?

"Entitled", "narcissistic" and "lazy" - millennials get a bad rap, but if we don't do something to keep this talent in our business, another industry will.

Three ways to make your meetings more inclusive for the deaf

Three ways to make your meetings more inclusive for the deaf

It was the all-agency meeting on a Monday morning that finally made me snap.

Five ways to fast-track graduates... for their benefit and yours

Five ways to fast-track graduates... for their benefit and yours

The PR industry is unique in the sense that it's the people who matter. The success of an agency or consultancy is almost 100 per cent dependent on the people within it.

Recent people moves

London's Air Ambulance comms chief departs for freelance role

London's Air Ambulance comms chief departs for freelance role

London's Air Ambulance head of PR and comms Siobhra Murphy has left the organisation after seven years, embarking on a career as a consultant while she looks for her next big comms role.

In brief: AMEC boss Leggetter to depart, TMMG's PR division increases profit, Centrica leaver heads to Vattenfall

In brief: AMEC boss Leggetter to depart, TMMG's PR division increases profit, Centrica leaver heads to Vattenfall

AMEC boss Leggetter to depart, TMMG's PR division increases profit, Centrica leaver heads to Vattenfall, wins for Hope&Glory and LMPR and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Weber hires McDonald from Isobar, Burson EMEA COO leaves, Hotwire checks in with Hostelworld

In brief: Weber hires McDonald from Isobar, Burson EMEA COO leaves, Hotwire checks in with Hostelworld

Weber gets Isobar's McDonald, Hotwire checks in with Hostelworld, Burson COO leaves to reunite with Galbraith and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Condé Nast hires Hallie, Hanover appoints content head, public affairs lead joins Lansons, Babel brief is out of this world

In brief: Condé Nast hires Hallie, Hanover appoints content head, public affairs lead joins Lansons, Babel brief is out of this world

Condé Nast brings in Hallie, hires for Campaign Collective, PMK-BNC and Lansons, Babel brief is out of this world, and more from PRWeek UK.

Frank chair Graham Goodkind goes part-time and 'plural'

Frank chair Graham Goodkind goes part-time and 'plural'

Frank chair Graham Goodkind (pictured) has confirmed he is now spending around a third of his working time on the agency, as he develops other projects - but the co-founder says "nothing has changed" in terms of the business' daily operations.

Royal Albert Hall external affairs chief follows COO in taking a bow

Royal Albert Hall external affairs chief follows COO in taking a bow

Sarah Woods, the director of external affairs at the Royal Albert Hall, will leave her role at the storied venue in the coming months.

FT hires CNBC's Finola McDonnell as chief comms and marketing officer

FT hires CNBC's Finola McDonnell as chief comms and marketing officer

The Financial Times has hired Finola McDonnell, currently VP of communications and marketing at CNBC, as its new chief communications and marketing officer.

Golin loses batch of senior London staff but wins extension with energy client

Golin loses batch of senior London staff but wins extension with energy client

Marketing and talent lead Jane Fordham and head of digital Alex Brittain (pictured) are among a spate of senior figures leaving Golin's London office, although the business has recently been boosted after successfully re-pitching for npower.