PR & Marketing News

In brief: Frank hired for Investec launch, Portland brings in broadcaster, wi...

1 day ago

Frank hired for Investec launch, Portland brings in broadcaster and more from PRWeek UK.

Illegal unregistered Westminster lobbying 'rare', says regulator

4 hours ago

The head of the Westminster lobbying regulator says that evidence of unregistered lobbying is "rare", and that the register she maintains "can be relied upon".

Alton Towers and Mischief part ways but theme park says no new pitch 'at this...

5 hours ago

Alton Towers Resort and PR agency Mischief have agreed to part company, with the theme park saying there are no plans to hold a pitch "at this stage", PRWeek has learned.

Cannes Lions revenues up seven per cent in 2017 despite delegate decline

4 hours ago

The 2017 Cannes Lions festival earned revenues of 62.9m ($820m) for its owner Ascential, despite "slightly reduced" award entry and delegate numbers, the company's half-year results say.

Cut out the clutter for content that counts

4 hours ago

If you are a regular cinema-goer you are likely to be familiar with the experience of watching a film that is so overloaded with ideas, plot-lines and characters that you leave feeling exhausted.

Wren: Omnicom PR firms need more hunters, fewer farmers in top jobs

21 hours ago

The Omnicom Group CEO made the comments on Thursday on an earnings call for the second quarter, in which the PR shops reported a revenue decline.

The Dovetail Agency champions women in charity awards to celebrate 20th year

22 hours ago

Travel and hospitality specialist The Dovetail Agency has launched the Champion of Women Awards in celebration of its 20th anniversary, which it hopes will raise 100,000 for charity.

Grilled: Frankie Graddon from The Pool on 'saintly' PRs, knickers and opening...

77 days ago

The Pool's fashion and beauty editor talks saintly fashion PRs, keeping advertorials relevant, how the data stacks up and the popularity of underwear.

Boots 'truly sorry' for chief pharmacist's morning-after pill comments

1 day ago

Pharmacy giant Boots has apologised after its chief pharmacist Marc Donovan said the company might "incentivise inappropriate use" of emergency contraception by lowering its price.

In brief: Admiral briefs MoneySuperMarket vet's agency, Action hires ex-Citiz...

4 days ago

Admiral briefs MoneySuperMarket vet's agency, Action hires ex-Citizen director, Canoe to launch new Dr. Martens stores, Camron PR wins German retail brand and more from PRWeek UK.

Agency Doctor: Good leaders are made, not born

224 days ago

You're so good at your job that you get promoted to a role beyond your experience and skills. Don't panic, though - you can learn to lead well.

15 things that PR pros have been told about journalists but are probably wrong

11 days ago

Forget what you've been told about journalists...

Seismic shift for supermarket comms as retailers evolve and cut costs

5 days ago

Big changes are afoot in supermarket comms teams and their agency relationships as PR fights, once more, to prove its effectiveness both against sister disciplines and in a straight-out price war. But it's not all about cost-savings.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders named White House press secretary

3 days ago

She previously served as deputy press secretary.

Sean Spicer resigns as Anthony Scaramucci is named White House comms director

3 days ago

Spicer reportedly resigned because he disagreed with Trump's choice of Scaramucci for comms director.

Watch: Joe Wilkinson embarks on egg hunt 'debacle' in new Garmin partnership

3 days ago

Sat nav business Garmin has appointed comedian Joe Wilkinson as a brand ambassador - with the comedian himself writing the script for an off-beat social video campaign launched today.

FA kicks off series of campaigns to get more girls playing football as Euros ...

4 days ago

The Football Association has launched four campaigns to encourage more women and girls to play football, as the England women's team kicks off its European Championships campaign.

Showcase: #F1LiveLondon draws the crowds and gets social with Edelman

4 days ago

Edelman helped Formula One draw large crowds on the ground and brought millions of people to owned and influencer media channels with its work on an ambitious live event, announced at late notice, in London earlier this month.

Hot Spot: Aquavit, London

557 days ago

Chanel Bailey, director, Bailey Communications, gives her verdict on this informal Nordic restaurant.

There is no 'silly season' in healthcare comms

141 days ago

There will be no 'silly season' for healthcare comms this summer, as NHS changes mean there is an ever-greater need to support patient advocates.