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WaterAid and Tin Man use empty buckets to raise awareness of child poverty

WaterAid and Tin Man use empty buckets to raise awareness of child poverty

WaterAid placed 800 empty water buckets by the River Thames earlier this week to represent the number of children who die every day due to a lack of clean water.

Five Christmas campaigns we liked in 2017: vote for your favourite

Five Christmas campaigns we liked in 2017: vote for your favourite

Check out PRWeek UK's favourite Christmas campaigns from 2017, and vote in the poll below for your favourite.

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.

Lower budgets, higher impact? Our Christmas panel on the charity campaigns cutting through the crowd

Lower budgets, higher impact? Our Christmas panel on the charity campaigns cutting through the crowd

Greenpeace, Shooting Star Chase and Marie Curie feature in PRWeek's analysis of the best charity and cause marketing Christmas campaigns so far this year.

Watch: Co-op covers Blur's 'Tender' in bid for Christmas number one

Watch: Co-op covers Blur's 'Tender' in bid for Christmas number one

The Co-op has launched its first ever Christmas campaign, which includes a 60-second film for charity set to a cover of Britpop band Blur's 1999 hit 'Tender'.

Stephen Fry pens blog and provides new intro as Alzheimer's Research UK reboots Santa Forgot Christmas film

Stephen Fry pens blog and provides new intro as Alzheimer's Research UK reboots Santa Forgot Christmas film

Alzheimer's Research UK has re-launched its emotional Christmas campaign film Santa Forgot and included a new introduction and blog penned by Stephen Fry.

Watch: Barnardo's #BelieveInMe campaign aims to show how children need to be loved

Watch: Barnardo's #BelieveInMe campaign aims to show how children need to be loved

Barnardo's has launched the second part of its #BelieveInMe campaign, which includes a short film designed to show how children need to be loved and supported, regardless of circumstances.

Greenpeace hijacks Coke's 'huge PR push' with alternative Christmas campaign

Greenpeace hijacks Coke's 'huge PR push' with alternative Christmas campaign

Greenpeace has launched a Christmas campaign designed to take advantage of what it describes as Coca-Cola's "huge PR push" during the festive season.

Shape History creates emotive Christmas campaign in aid of children's hospice

Shape History creates emotive Christmas campaign in aid of children's hospice

Social change agency Shape History has created an emotive Christmas campaign film in aid of children's charity hospice Shooting Star Chase.

Women's Equality Party and Now launch Equal Pay campaign

Women's Equality Party and Now launch Equal Pay campaign

The Women's Equality Party are launching a campaign to mark Equal Pay Day today, the symbolic date whereby women effectively stop being paid a salary, relative to men.

Which charities pay their PR staff the most? And what is the specialism's gender pay gap?

Which charities pay their PR staff the most? And what is the specialism's gender pay gap?

A new study from CharityComms shows that the average gender pay gap for charity marcoms professionals has widened to 14 per cent.

Five Campaigns We Liked in October: your winner revealed

Five Campaigns We Liked in October: your winner revealed

PRWeek UK picked its top PR and comms campaigns from October and nearly 600 people voted for their favourite. Find out the winner below...

Tesco Christmas campaign places turkey traditions and charity at its heart

Tesco Christmas campaign places turkey traditions and charity at its heart

Tesco has released its Christmas campaign with a family-orientated film that promotes the retailer's range of turkeys and a charitable pledge.

Opinion and features

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).

Could young people be the saviours of the newspaper industry?

Could young people be the saviours of the newspaper industry?

There is real evidence that children are eager to consume factual, print media, so newspaper publishers should think more seriously about safeguarding their future readership.

So, you want my job? Press officer at the Charity Commission for England and Wales

So, you want my job? Press officer at the Charity Commission for England and Wales

PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Kate Bell's job as press officer at the Charity Commission for England and Wales?

Is PR a young person's game? At just the wrong side of 35, I prefer to think not

Is PR a young person's game? At just the wrong side of 35, I prefer to think not

Is PR a youngsters' game? It's a question that plays on my mind - especially since becoming a mum.

Pitching the antidote to greed in professional sports

Pitching the antidote to greed in professional sports

Ben Miller explains how soccer star Juan Mata got the ball rolling on Common Goal, and much more.

Recent people moves

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.

Press regulator hires former Michael Howard and PCC comms man to code committee

Press regulator hires former Michael Howard and PCC comms man to code committee

Alternative press regulator Impress has appointed Jonathan Collett, a former spokesman for ex-Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, to its code committee.

In brief: Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum, health hires at Hanover and Lexington

Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum brief, health hires at Hanover and Lexington and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Number 10 aide among new names on PRCA Council, Porta adds to board, Zest to handle war charity launch

Number 10 aide on PR Council, Juniper takes WWF advocacy role, Zest to launch war charity, Porta adds to board and more from PRWeek UK.

Hotwire brings on John Mahoney as first chief client officer

Hotwire brings on John Mahoney as first chief client officer

Mahoney was most recently a VP at SapientRazorfish.

Taylor Bennett Foundation hires ex-CIPR chief Pinch and Four's John Lehal to board

Taylor Bennett Foundation hires ex-CIPR chief Pinch and Four's John Lehal to board

Former CIPR president Sarah Pinch and public affairs leader John Lehal (both pictured below) have been appointed chair and vice chair, respectively, of PR industry diversity charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation.