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

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

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 expansion including acquisitions

French agency ComCorp hires Walgreens Boots' Yves Romestan and eyes massive expansion including acquisitions

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

FTSE250 healthcare property developer Assura swaps Finsbury for Edelman

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.

Convincing people to look after their future selves with pensions is a huge comms challenge for DWP

Convincing people to look after their future selves with pensions is a huge comms challenge for DWP

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 diversity

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

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 improvements

Bradford to launch PR campaign to convince businesses to fund city-centre improvements

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 perception and recruitment

Case study: London Ambulance Service documentary boosts morale, public perception and recruitment

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 experiences

Landmark comms campaign could help child sexual abuse survivors share experiences

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 hospital admissions

Achoo! PHE urges public to 'Stay Well This Winter' to reduce preventable hospital admissions

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

Omnicom PR revenue dips 0.4% in Q3

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 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.

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

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

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

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

Sadiq Khan and Sarah Brown support London Fire Brigade social campaign targeting 'harm' of sexism

Sadiq Khan and Sarah Brown support London Fire Brigade social campaign targeting 'harm' of sexism

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

Gondry directs John Lewis Christmas ad

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.

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