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Alan Edwards inducted into PRWeek UK Hall of Fame by star client Roger Daltrey

16 hours ago

Music and entertainment PR legend Alan Edwards is the 2017 inductee to the PRWeek UK Hall of Fame.

Edelman calls for new set of PR ethics standards post-Bell Pottinger

10 hours ago

The CEO of the largest PR agency in the world called for PR professionals to adopt a new set of standards in the wake of the Bell Pottinger scandal.

Tavistock hires James Henderson's former business partner Charles Vivian as d...

1 day ago

Charles Vivian, who set up Pelham alongside James Henderson and later merged it into Bell Pottinger, has joined independent financial PR specialist Tavistock as a director.

French agency ComCorp hires Walgreens Boots' Yves Romestan and eyes massive e...

1 day ago

Paris-based agency ComCorp has hired Former Walgreens Boots Alliance global comms chief Yves Romestan as part of an ambitious plan to grow as much as 15-fold by 2021 - with UK agency acquisitions among the targets.

FTSE250 healthcare property developer Assura swaps Finsbury for Edelman

19 hours ago

Assura, the FTSE250-listed owner, operator and developer of 475 medical centres throughout the UK, has appointed Edelman as its retained financial comms and public affairs advisor, following a competitive pitch.

DWP rolls out flagship pensions campaign to persuade millions to save for ret...

1 day ago

The Department for Work and Pensions launched a major multi-channel workplace pensions campaign this week to persuade millions more people to save for their retirement through auto-enrolment.

Convincing people to look after their future selves with pensions is a huge c...

19 hours ago

I can barely plan what I'm having for dinner tomorrow, let alone plan for 20 or 30 years into the future.

Royal Air Force centenary campaign will celebrate service's history and drive...

8 days ago

The Royal Air Force is launching a major drive to raise its profile in a year-long campaign centred on bolstering diversity as it celebrates its centenary.

Bradford to launch PR campaign to convince businesses to fund city-centre imp...

1 day ago

Bradford council is planning a PR campaign to promote a business-funded city improvement scheme and to make sure turnout for voting for the scheme is high.

Case study: London Ambulance Service documentary boosts morale, public percep...

1 day ago

An uplift in staff morale, improved public perception and a boost to recruitment were among the benefits for London Ambulance Service after the service and its teams starred in a BBC documentary series.

Landmark comms campaign could help child sexual abuse survivors share experie...

1 day ago

A landmark comms campaign around child sexual abuse could help "expose past failures" made by public bodies and tackle a cover-up culture in the future.

Achoo! PHE urges public to 'Stay Well This Winter' to reduce preventable hosp...

2 days ago

Public Health England and NHS England have launched a preventative health campaign called 'Stay Well This Winter' in a bid to reduce pressure on hospitals during the colder months.

Omnicom PR revenue dips 0.4% in Q3

1 day ago

The PR segment experienced a revenue drop in its first earnings report since Omnicom CEO John Wren said the holding company was "adjusting some of the leadership at its PR firms" after a disappointing Q2.

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

1 day ago

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.

In brief: Porter Novelli scoops AR app, Halpern to root US restaurant in UK, ...

2 days ago

Porter Novelli scoops AR app, Halpern to root US restaurant in UK, Mettrr hires WE and more from PRWeek UK.

Brands must be subtle and targeted to reach Generation Alpha, says Hotwire

2 days ago

Emotional connections and subtle communications will be vital if brands and their PR agencies are to connect with the next generation of consumers.

Sainsbury's restructures comms teams and seeks consumer agency to replace Golin

1 day ago

Sainsbury's has restructured its entire in-house comms function and severed ties with Golin, following its acquisition of Argos and Habitat and the departure of comms chief Louise Evans.

Sadiq Khan and Sarah Brown support London Fire Brigade social campaign target...

1 day ago

The 'harm' caused by sexist representation of firefighters needs to end, according to the London Fire Brigade amid a new campaign to tackle the issue, supported by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and campaigner Sarah Brown.

Gondry directs John Lewis Christmas ad

1 day ago

Michel Gondry, the Oscar-winning French director known for feature films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, has directed this year's John Lewis Christmas ad through Partizan.

W Communications hires ex-MHP creative director Mark Perkins to new senior role

2 days ago

Mark Perkins, former creative director at MHP, has been appointed to the newly created role of executive creative director at W Communications.