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Charlotte Jackson

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.

Barnardo's 'Fashion for all' campaign

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.

Image from H&M's Cannes winning campaign

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.

Culture secretary Nadine Dorries

NSPCC lobbying campaign for greater online protection gains ground

A campaign by the NSPCC, which has already succeeded in getting the Government to include some of the charity’s recommendations in the draft Online Safety Bill, is gaining momentum.

Working from home part-time is the preference for the majority in the industry now (pic credit: Getty)

PRCA census: industry inches toward greater diversity and hybrid working becomes the norm

The PR and comms industry currently employs nearly 100,000 people, of whom nearly two-thirds intend to work remotely on a part-time basis from now on, according to the PRCA’s annual census.

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National Trust for Scotland appoints agency to launch 10-year strategy

Creative comms agency Muckle Media has been appointed by the National Trust for Scotland on a retained basis, following a competitive pitch.

Engine MHP + Mischief and Taylor Herring (pictured) were the big winners

PRWeek UK Awards 2021: Winners revealed

Engine MHP + Mischief and Taylor Herring were the big winners with five awards each at the prestigious PRWeek UK Awards 2021 at JW Marriott Grosvenor House in Park Lane, London on 20 October.

Opinion and features

 Lorraine Kelly and her dog in a garden

'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.

Five Campaigns We Liked in April: your winner revealed

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

Five Campaigns We Liked in April: vote for your favourite

From Dove's campaign highlighting the dangers of influencers giving beauty advice and Innocent turning Trafalgar Square green to a comedic film from Shelter, PRWeek rounds up its five favourite campaigns from April 2022. Vote below for your favourite – the poll closes 9 May at 5pm.

Five Campaigns We Liked in March: vote for your favourite

From the Euro 2022 campaign, the Gender Pay Gap Bot and Sir Richard Branson backing a campaign recognising people, PRWeek rounds up its five favourite campaigns from March 2022. Vote below for your favourite – the poll closes 8 April at 5pm.

PRWeek UK Power Book 2022: Top 10 in charity comms

The Information

PRWeek’s UK Power Book reveals the PR pros who lead the way in their respective sectors. Here, we reveal the key figures in charity comms.

Five Campaigns We Liked in January: vote for your favourite

From Ricky Gervais benches to a TikTok trainspotter and popcorn newsjacking, PRWeek rounds up its five favourite campaigns from January. Vote below for your favourite – the poll closes on Friday 4 February at 5pm.

Five Campaigns We Liked in December: your winner revealed

Find out the winner from PRWeek's selection of the best PR and comms campaigns in December – with almost 1,000 votes submitted.

 Five Campaigns We Liked in December

Five Campaigns We Liked in December: vote for your favourite

From a Christmas collaboration to a sartorial dinosaur, PRWeek rounds up its five favourite campaigns from December 2021. Vote below for your favourite – the poll closes on Monday 10 January at 5pm.

Recent people moves

Sarah White and Ottilie Ratcliffe

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.

Natalie Adams and Franchesca Allen

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’.

Charlotte Harvey

Grayling appoints UK head of corporate

Grayling has hired Charlotte Harvey as head of its UK corporate practice.

Dan Cambers

M&F Health appoints strategy director

Health and wellbeing comms agency M&F Health has appointed health public affairs and policy specialist Daniel Cambers as its first strategy director.

Victoria Flannigan

Mind+Matter appoints head of earned media

Healthcare comms agency Mind+Matter has bolstered its PR offering by promoting Victoria Flannigan to head of earned media.

Movers and Shakers: Meta, Brunswick, BCW, Edelman, Engine MHP+Mischief, Instinctif, Man Utd and more…

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

Alice Kennedy, Ottilie Ratcliffe, Charla Maclean

Milk & Honey PR bolsters creative team

PR agency Milk & Honey has expanded its creative team with a new digital creative hire and a promotion.

Emma Guise

GOSH Children’s Charity appoints first marketing and communications director

Emma Guise will lead the charity’s new marketing and communications directorate, created following a restructure in October 2021.