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Fearless Girl wins Titanium Grand Prix for McCann New York

Fearless Girl wins Titanium Grand Prix for McCann New York

McCann New York won its fourth Grand Prix, this time in the Titanium Lions, at this year's Cannes for its Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street.

Weber Shandwick joins forces with London's Tavistock to 'disrupt financial PR'

Weber Shandwick joins forces with London's Tavistock to 'disrupt financial PR'

Weber Shandwick has signed a partnership with London-based financial comms specialist Tavistock, to help it "disrupt the financial PR market".

In brief: Four promotes Reid, WE's audio pick up, BPS briefs WA, wins for Redwood, Clementine and Rooster

Four promotes Tim Reid to MD, Sennheiser appoints WE, British Psychological Society briefs WA, plus wins for Redwood, Clementine and Rooster.

HP veteran Sabrina Guttman joins Siemens startup next47 as marcomms head

HP veteran Sabrina Guttman joins Siemens startup next47 as marcomms head

Today is her first day in the role.

Iceland appoints Weber Shandwick Manchester after going cold on 3 Monkeys Zeno

Iceland appoints Weber Shandwick Manchester after going cold on 3 Monkeys Zeno

Budget supermarket chain Iceland has appointed Weber Shandwick Manchester to a corporate and consumer PR brief, after ending its relationship with 3 Monkeys Zeno.

United puts Brett Hart on top of comms

United puts Brett Hart on top of comms

The airline promoted Hart to chief administrative officer and general counsel on Thursday.

Labour PR chief: the Tories 'had no plan B' and four other reasons why we 'won' it

Labour PR chief: the Tories 'had no plan B' and four other reasons why we 'won' it

The Labour party's deputy comms director has put forward four reasons he believe Labour's General Election campaign was a success - and questioned the Conservatives' comms tactics.

Ex-Frank director Richard Medley replaces Tessa Willmott as Wild Card MD

Ex-Frank director Richard Medley replaces Tessa Willmott as Wild Card MD

Richard Medley, former board director at Frank PR, has been appointed as the new managing director of London-based agency Wild Card.

May's ex-press aide joins Hanbury Strategy as agency bags Brexit briefs

May's ex-press aide joins Hanbury Strategy as agency bags Brexit briefs

Theresa May's former press secretary Lizzie Loudon has joined the start-up agency founded last year by an ex-aide to David Cameron and the man who led PR for Vote Leave.

Cision's latest acquisition: Paris-based L'Argus de la Presse

Cision's latest acquisition: Paris-based L'Argus de la Presse

Cision said Tuesday it plans to acquire the France-based media monitoring company.

UKIP press officer John Gill moves to City PR firm

UKIP press officer John Gill moves to City PR firm

UKIP senior press officer John Gill leaves the party today and will take up a new role agency-side next week.

HomeServe appoints Reuters and Henderson veteran as new comms chief

HomeServe appoints Reuters and Henderson veteran as new comms chief

Home emergency repair business HomeServe has appointed Miriam McKay as group communications and investor relations director.

Boxer Amir Khan seeks multiple agencies for global PR and marketing support

Boxer Amir Khan seeks multiple agencies for global PR and marketing support

Professional boxer and two-time former world champion Amir Khan is looking for multiple agencies to handle his PR and marketing activity across the globe.

Handicapping Cannes 2017: Experts bet big on Fearless Girl, Meet Graham

Handicapping Cannes 2017: Experts bet big on Fearless Girl, Meet Graham

Industry experts say Cannes Lions judges will reward PR campaigns that solve problems or have social justice themes.

Brexit secretary chief of staff James Chapman to join Bell Pottinger political team

Bell Pottinger has appointed former senior David Davis aide James Chapman as a partner in its political practice.

Twitter hires State Department veteran Emily Horne to lead global policy comms

Twitter hires State Department veteran Emily Horne to lead global policy comms

Twitter, the communications medium of choice of President Donald Trump, has hired a former national security and diplomatic spokesperson for his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Opinion and features

One year on from Brexit, why being bold is best

One year on from Brexit, why being bold is best

Exactly 12 months on from the referendum, comms directors offer a couple of key lessons on how to deliver compelling campaigns during Brexit and other times of uncertainty.

Comms Director Report: optimism high but Brexit concerns persist

Comms Director Report: optimism high but Brexit concerns persist

The 'PRWeek/Brands2Life Comms Director Report 2017' is the most upbeat survey of the industry in five years, with optimism about the coming year high among respondents.

We must learn from Grenfell Tower; as communicators it's our responsibility

We must learn from Grenfell Tower; as communicators it's our responsibility

Humility in a time of crisis that should have underpinned the response to the Grenfell Tower fire; instead, there were holes all over the developer's response.

Breaking up is hard to do: how to end client relationships

Breaking up is hard to do: how to end client relationships

In nearly twenty years of PR consultancy, I have seen many relationships end - some of which could have been saved if handled sensitively.

Why invest in local talent? Communicating in Saudi Arabia
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Why invest in local talent? Communicating in Saudi Arabia

Meshari Abokhodair is an account executive with H+K based in Riyadh. With the world's media recently focused on global relations in Saudi Arabia, Meshari examines the power of international networks and the importance of local talent.

Facebook, Google and tackling the problem of destructive content

Facebook, Google and tackling the problem of destructive content

Facebook is under fire on multiple fronts: already, it's hired 3,000 moderators to combat extremist content, felt pressured enough to run newspaper ads on spotting fake news, and been ordered by the Austrian courts to tackle hate speech around the world.

Grilled: Dan Roan, BBC News sports editor

Grilled: Dan Roan, BBC News sports editor

The BBC News sports editor talks about paranoid football comms people, what makes a good PR pitch, and tells PRWeek UK what's meant to be in his lunch box...

How should PR adapt to the advent of 'grey' journalism?

How should PR adapt to the advent of 'grey' journalism?

Cut the crap. Get to the point. The job of journalists has been to wade through complexity and get to the core of an issue, sparing unnecessary clutter so that audiences are presented with what matters - and the best PR people help them do it.

Corporate reputation in the energy sector
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Corporate reputation in the energy sector

The impact of public sentiment on suppliers shows that businesses in all segments can benefit from deeper insight into how consumer attitudes shape their reputations, and thus develop strategies to improve them

'Keep up or close up' - the traditional PR agency model is dead

'Keep up or close up' - the traditional PR agency model is dead

There's an ever-growing network of PRs and freelance-inspired agencies creeping up who are doing away with tradition and challenging the current status quo.

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Consumer agency Lexis merges into Text100 as MD Dominic Shales steps down

Consumer agency Lexis merges into Text100 as MD Dominic Shales steps down

London consumer agency Lexis is merging into sister agency Text100, making the tech-focused agency's London office its largest location globally.

CIPR president and former Liquid MD Jason Mackenzie opens Bottle in Bournemouth

CIPR president and former Liquid MD Jason Mackenzie opens Bottle in Bournemouth

Jason MacKenzie is opening a new office for Oxford PR agency Bottle in Bournemouth - a location that the agency's boss admits "may not have been the obvious choice".

In brief: Horniman Museum hires Flint, EM opens in Beijing, Social hires Milnes in ops role

Horniman Museum hires Flint, EM opens in Beijing, Social hires Milnes in ops role and more from PRWeek UK.

Cicero launches consumer arm and targets acquisitions

Cicero launches consumer arm and targets acquisitions

Cicero, the public affairs and corporate PR specialist agency, has announced the launch of a new consumer division and revealed plans to make acquisitions.

Water trade body draws from the well of government communicators

Water trade body draws from the well of government communicators

Water UK has appointed two new directors from the top ranks of government department comms. Rae Stewart, deputy director of the Government Communication Service, and Stuart Colville, principle private secretary at Defra, are to join the trade body in September.

All change at the Cabinet Office as Thompson re-joins Westminster Council

All change at the Cabinet Office as Thompson re-joins Westminster Council

Nick Thompson has left his job as press secretary to the minister for the Cabinet Office to re-join Westminster Council in its comms department, PRWeek can reveal.

In brief: Markettiers wins utilities giant, Hotwire will see you now, Citigate hires in Paris

Utilities giant switches on Markettiers, Hotwire will see you now, Citigate hires in Paris and more from PRWeek UK.