Iain Bundred, a top Ogilvy PR executive and former political spokesman to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has been appointed executive director of WPP's Government and Public Sector Practice.
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.
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.
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 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.
The financial specialist firm's long-standing client, Colony Capital, is negotiating a sale with The Weinstein Company.
British Airways is contacting a number of large agencies, including incumbents Grayling, Action and Meropa, about its global PR support and crisis management, PRWeek has learned.
Philip Peck, one of the Bell Pottinger staffers who worked on its infamous Oakbay account, has been hired by Sans Frontières Associates, PRWeek has learned.
Nick Williams, former head of public affairs at FleishmanHillard, has been promoted to chief client officer at Burson-Marsteller UK.
CYBG, the owner of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, has hired Powerscourt and Hanover for comms and public affairs briefs following the collapse of incumbent Bell Pottinger.
The way things are going, 2017 could be remembered in the marcoms world as the year of the catastrophic, facepalm-inducing campaign. What role can PR play in stopping such disasters slipping through the net?
Eddie Stobart hires Nelson Bostock to steer iconic lorry firm's 'transforming beyond trucking' story
Haulage business Eddie Stobart has appointed Nelson Bostock as its corporate PR agency in the UK, following a competitive pitch.
Former Brunswick Group U.S. senior partner Steve Lipin has launched Gladstone Place Partners with staffers from his former shop, as well as veterans of Kekst and Company, FTI Consulting, and Prosek Partners.
Blair Decembrele and Suzi Owens have been upped to director; and Blythe Yee was named VP.
'Strong, but slightly nervous' - PRCA barometer shows boom in budgets but concerns over economy remain
The PRCA's latest economic barometer has shown that client spend again improved dramatically in Q3, but concerns for the UK economy remain high among PR agencies.
MHP has announced the hire of former Bell Pottinger partners Andy Bloxham and Jamie Lyons, with the latter taking the role of joint head of public affairs alongside James Gurling.
I love the Today programme. I adore the Today programme. I listen to the Today programme every morning. It's my anchor in the stormy sea of current affairs; the light that leads the way in the gloom of the early morning.
Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of eight, I have always been hyper-aware of how it differentiated me from my peers.
International Day of the Girl: Two years on, 'Like a Girl' still has something to teach communicators
Two years after it launched, P&G's Like A Girl is still being cited as a great campaign; I was wondering what makes that work so evocative, that it hangs around in our consciousness when other campaigns, award-winning or not, just fade away.
MHP chief executive Alex Bigg hopes to awaken the 'sleeping giant' agency by making stellar hires and 'unleashing the talent' of its team. Just don't mention Missing Type.
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.
The mogul's behavior has been the subject of investigations by The New York Times and The New Yorker.
In years gone by, outsiders could be forgiven for thinking that the PR industry was all about long lunches and glamorous parties.
A few months back I was asked to contribute to a global innovation and advisory report entitled 'Surviving Marketing Fails'.
As an industry, PR is highly inclusive of women. Or so it seems. Women comprise 64 per cent of the total workforce, yet only 13 per cent inhabit board-level and partner positions.
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.
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In brief: Alsén leaves Burson, investment at Ramarketing, Another Word signs for UK Mail, Heavyweight hires
Alsén leaves Burson, investment and expansion plans at Ramarketing, Another Word signs for UK Mail and more from PRWeek UK.
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.
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.
Porter Novelli scoops AR app, Halpern to root US restaurant in UK, Mettrr hires WE and more from PRWeek UK.
The veteran of Apple and Twitter had a short stint as chair of Edelman's technology sector. Sanjay Nair has replaced her in the agency role.
Portland gets Equifax crisis brief, Bell Pott leaver to Hudson Sandler, Wang switches to TV firm
Havas-owned Maitland has become the latest agency to recruit practitioners left without jobs after the collapse of Bell Pottinger, hiring former partner Clinton Manning and two of his team.