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Royal British Legion uses AR to turn commemorative pins into a storytelling experience

Royal British Legion uses AR to turn commemorative pins into a storytelling experience

The Royal British Legion has launched an augmented-reality experience that brings to life the stories from the Battle of Passchendaele in a bid to reach a younger audience.

PRCA diversity report urges root and branch reform of PR industry practices

PRCA diversity report urges root and branch reform of PR industry practices

The PRCA has launched its 'diversity and inclusion guidelines' report, which calls on the industry to reform working and recruitment practices.

Flack on Friday: PRWeek runners catch up at Ketchum, May's healthy hire, Space: the final frontier, a beefy bouquet

Flack on Friday: PRWeek runners catch up at Ketchum, May's healthy hire, Space: the final frontier, a beefy bouquet

In Flack this week: PRWeek Running Club catches up at Ketchum, May's healthy hire, Space: the final frontier (in billable hours), a beefy bouquet and more.

Premier League dressing rooms are ready for a gay player, says Jermaine Jenas

Premier League dressing rooms are ready for a gay player, says Jermaine Jenas

England footballer turned broadcaster Jermaine Jenas has told PRWeek's sports podcast The Line that the Premier League's dressing rooms would happily accept a gay player.

In brief: Havas buys German firm, MHP wins Benchmark, new betting firm hires Williams

In brief: Havas buys German firm, MHP wins Benchmark, new betting firm hires Williams

Havas buys Germany's DAA, MHP wins Benchmark financial brief, new betting company hires Williams and more from PRWeek UK.

WPP cuts ties with London charity gala accused of allowing sexual harassment

WPP cuts ties with London charity gala accused of allowing sexual harassment

WPP has said it will no longer support a charity gala in London which the Financial Times has reported to involve female staff working on the event being sexually harassed and groped by its male-only guests.

People want quality journalism but delivered in a more compelling way, says Edelman's latest update

People want quality journalism but delivered in a more compelling way, says Edelman's latest update

As someone who has been dragging himself to Edelman's annual #TrustBarometer briefings on cold January mornings for nigh on a decade, the 2018 report, launched yesterday, proved intriguing. Dare I say it, even uplifting.

Watch: Keep Britain Tidy and Harrogate Spring Water unveil 'incredible shrinking bottle' to encourage recycling

Watch: Keep Britain Tidy and Harrogate Spring Water unveil 'incredible shrinking bottle' to encourage recycling

Charity Keep Britain Tidy and bottled water manufacturer Harrogate Spring Water are encouraging consumers to perform a 'magic trick' - shrinking their bottles so they can be taken home for recycling rather than discarded in a rubbish bin.

In brief: ActionAid hires new comms lead, trio of US firms pick Liberty, diplomatic move for Lexington

ActionAid hires new comms lead, trio of US firms pick Liberty, global expansion at Milk & Honey, SA Tourism hires social agency and more from PRWeek UK.

Yes, you can (campaign): agency bids to end 'chilling effect' on charity campaigning

Yes, you can (campaign): agency bids to end 'chilling effect' on charity campaigning

Charities are being urged not to allow the 2014 Lobbying Act to unnecessarily inhibit their campaigning activities, in a free guide published today by specialist agency Campaign Collective.

Asda and John Lewis veteran Cool to lead comms at Which?

Asda and John Lewis veteran Cool to lead comms at Which?

Charlotte Cool will join the consumer advice and advocacy organisation Which? on 19 February in the newly created role of group comms director.

In brief: Senior hires at Headland, JRF comms lead promoted, wins for Grifco and Rule 5

In brief: Senior hires at Headland, JRF comms lead promoted, wins for Grifco and Rule 5

Senior hires at Headland, JRF comms head promoted, Grifco wins Monaco, attractions win for Rule 5 and more from PRWeek UK.

Edelman UK creates international affairs team for NGO work

Edelman UK creates international affairs team for NGO work

Edelman UK is creating a new team in its London office, focused on working for NGOs and humanitarian organisations.

Opinion and features

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.

Comms will play a critical role in gender pay gap reporting

Comms will play a critical role in gender pay gap reporting

Around 9,000 employers will have to report their gender pay gap by April next year, but while the Government guidelines thoroughly explain the reporting procedure, there is very little information about how to communicate your data.

Faking wokeness: Don't do a Dove

Faking wokeness: Don't do a Dove

A few months back I was asked to contribute to a global innovation and advisory report entitled 'Surviving Marketing Fails'.

The pervasive, pernicious and damaging impact of presenteeism in PR

The pervasive, pernicious and damaging impact of presenteeism in PR

It was 200 years ago, during the Industrial Revolution, that factory owner Robert Owen first began campaigning for improved working conditions, the lynchpin of which was the concept of the eight-hour working day.

The age of the influencer may have dawned, but does it help or hinder PR?

The age of the influencer may have dawned, but does it help or hinder PR?

When I started out in public relations, I felt like I'd snuck a peek 'behind the Wizard's curtain'.

Why I've been keeping mum about my maternity leave anxiousness

Why I've been keeping mum about my maternity leave anxiousness

When people ask me about whether I'm excited about having a baby I always respond "yes, absolutely" (well that's what they want to hear and because, of course, it is true).

Recent people moves

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.

Burson-Marsteller UK poaches MSLGroup's Avril Lee to lead healthcare

Burson-Marsteller UK poaches MSLGroup's Avril Lee to lead healthcare

Burson-Marsteller has appointed MSLGroup's EMEA head of healthcare to lead its own health practice in the UK, PRWeek has learned.

UK Anti-Doping completes new-look comms team with hire from LTA

UK Anti-Doping completes new-look comms team with hire from LTA

The agency responsible for combatting drug use in sports has fully revamped its comms team ahead of the launch of a new organisational strategy in April.

Former BoJo aide Guto Harri to leave Liberty Global at end of year

Former BoJo aide Guto Harri to leave Liberty Global at end of year

Guto Harri is leaving his role at media giant Liberty Global, two years after the former Boris Johnson aide departed News UK.

RSA comms director departs in restructure after little more than a year

RSA comms director departs in restructure after little more than a year

Insurance group RSA's director of comms Alice Hunt, who reports to CEO Stephen Hester, is leaving the business as part of an internal restructure.

In brief: Irvine takes MHP brand helm, Bull joins Beattie, wins for PRCO and Seymour

In brief: Irvine takes MHP brand helm, Bull joins Beattie, wins for PRCO and Seymour

Irvine succeeds Sansom at MHP brand helm, Beattie bags Bull, Chenot appoints PRCO and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry expands, Halpern joins Mayor's charity board, PMK-BNC co-CEO to leave

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry expands, Halpern joins Mayor's charity board, PMK-BNC co-CEO to leave and more from PRWeek UK.