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In brief: Bath Spa Uni hires Grayling, wins for No Brainer and Smoking Gun

In brief: Bath Spa Uni hires Grayling, wins for No Brainer and Smoking Gun

Bath Spa University appoints Grayling, Smoking Gun wins Childs Farm, No Brainer picks up Mersey Ferries, and CNC launches crisis simulation tool.

Who is winning the Premier League on social media?

Who is winning the Premier League on social media?

These are the football clubs scoring the best engagement rates across Twitter and Facebook, according to We Are Social.

Public Health England puts consumer account held by Freuds out to GCS roster

Public Health England puts consumer account held by Freuds out to GCS roster

Freud Communications faces a competitive pitch against other firms on the Government's Campaign Solutions roster to retain its long-held and prized comms brief with Public Health England.

The media wrangler in Floyd Mayweather's corner

The media wrangler in Floyd Mayweather's corner

Kelly Swanson has been the undefeated boxer's PR handler for a dozen, never-short-on-controversy years.

Balderton PR chief and PRWeek 30 Under 30 alumni Ben Goldsmith launches agency

Balderton PR chief and PRWeek 30 Under 30 alumni Ben Goldsmith launches agency

Ben Goldsmith, formerly head of PR and content for Balderton Capital and a member of PRWeek's 30 Under 30 for 2017, is launching his own agency.

Lego hires Mischief to consolidated PR brief after review of UK media suppliers

Lego hires Mischief to consolidated PR brief after review of UK media suppliers

Lego has appointed Mischief to a consolidated PR brief in the UK, following a "regular review" of its UK media suppliers, PRWeek has learned.

Always #LikeAGirl returns to fight girls' fear of failure

Always #LikeAGirl returns to fight girls' fear of failure

Procter & Gamble's Always has brought back its #LikeAGirl campaign with a new ad tackling girls' failure of confidence during puberty.

In brief: Acer content with Red Bull, wins for Wingfield and Bubble, Brazil gets (more) sporty

Acer content with Red Bull, Wingfield wins Jaeger, Signiant hires Bubble and more from PRWeek UK.

Deloitte buys Ikea agency Acne and hires Sandoz to lead creative

Deloitte buys Ikea agency Acne and hires Sandoz to lead creative

Deloitte Digital has bought Stockholm-based creative firm Acne Agency, which has worked with brands including H&M, Spotify and Ikea.

Bell Pottinger's South African critic-in-chief arrives in London for PRCA hearing

Bell Pottinger's South African critic-in-chief arrives in London for PRCA hearing

Phumzile van Damme, the national spokeswoman for South Africa's second-biggest political party, has arrived in London where she will appear at the PRCA hearing into the conduct of the agency Bell Pottinger.

Adidas and BBC reprimand influencer 'follower buying' website that claims they are clients

Adidas and BBC reprimand influencer 'follower buying' website that claims they are clients

Adidas and the BBC have rejected claims they are clients of a UK-based business that lets influencers buy followers and 'engagement' on social media.

Industry veteran Frankie Oliver launches integrated agency with mission to 'do good'

Industry veteran Frankie Oliver launches integrated agency with mission to 'do good'

A new creative agency called Jolly Rebellion, which brings together PR, advertising, influencers and digital, is launched today by industry stalwart Frankie Oliver with a mission statement to do good for brands, people and the world.

Greene King appoints TVC Group to handle consumer PR for its beers division

Greene King appoints TVC Group to handle consumer PR for its beers division

Greene King has appointed TVC Group to a new consumer PR brief for its brewing and brands division, PRWeek has learned.

Promote PR ups former Grayling director Nasima Hussain to MD

Promote PR ups former Grayling director Nasima Hussain to MD

Berkshire-based PR agency Promote has appointed Nasima Hussain as managing director, with founder Sue Anstiss taking on the role of CEO.

McDonald's awards World Cup brief to Leo Burnett

McDonald's awards World Cup brief to Leo Burnett

McDonald's has awarded Leo Burnett's London office the global brief to amplify its sports sponsorship for next year's football World Cup.

In brief: Golin creative Coney moves to LA, wins for 10 Yetis, Limelight and Plus 1

Golin's Coney moves to LA, 10 Yetis to launch FalseEyelashes.co.uk and more from PRWeek UK.

#TheDemocrats - extraordinary rant by Bell Pottinger partner James Chapman grabs headlines

#TheDemocrats - extraordinary rant by Bell Pottinger partner James Chapman grabs headlines

Bell Pottinger has again found itself the subject of national media attention as partner James Chapman continued to lash out at Brexit, his former boss David Davis, the media and more in a rapid series of scathing tweets.

Red and Kazoo lose out as Samsung brings in new agency for UK brief

Red and Kazoo lose out as Samsung brings in new agency for UK brief

Ketchum has been appointed to a consolidated UK PR brief for electronics giant Samsung.

Former Kensington Council leader Paget-Brown forms consultancy to work with local authorities

Former Kensington Council leader Paget-Brown forms consultancy to work with local authorities

Nicholas Paget-Brown, the former leader of Kensington Council, has set up a consultancy service for organisations who wish to work with local authorities.

Welsh campaigns to promote physical activity scrutinised as quarter of reception-age children deemed obese

Welsh campaigns to promote physical activity scrutinised as quarter of reception-age children deemed obese

The Welsh Government's record in encouraging children and young people to exercise and its comms to support this aim will come under scrutiny in a new inquiry by the Welsh Assembly.

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More leadership changes at Grayling: U.S. CFO Tony Cofone exits

More leadership changes at Grayling: U.S. CFO Tony Cofone exits

Cofone's position was cut as part of Huntsworth's plan to consolidate IT, HR, and finance to drive efficiencies across its business.

Jackson joins Portland to lead US health offering

Jackson joins Portland to lead US health offering

He is a veteran of Spectrum, Chandler Chicco, and Ketchum, among other shops.

Grayling U.S. CEO Peter Harris to depart at end of August

Grayling U.S. CEO Peter Harris to depart at end of August

Paul Taaffe, CEO of Grayling parent Huntsworth, will act as U.S. CEO; Harris plans to set up his own consultancy.

Chipotle hires Laurie Schalow as first chief communications officer

Chipotle hires Laurie Schalow as first chief communications officer

Chipotle PR director Chris Arnold is reporting to Schalow.

Flying school campaign for easyJet aims to quadruple number of female pilot hires

Flying school campaign for easyJet aims to quadruple number of female pilot hires

Low-cost airline easyJet has pledged to increase its number of female trainee pilots from five to 20 per cent by 2020.

In brief: Strong margins at Frank and Hotwire, Midas booked up for Cheltenham, FX firm hires Redleaf

Strong margins for Frank and Hotwire, Midas booked for Cheltenham, FX firm hires Redleaf

WE hires new heads of tech and consumer in UK as Meredith Lynch returns to US

WE hires new heads of tech and consumer in UK as Meredith Lynch returns to US

WE Communications' EMEA vice president Meredith Lynch is returning to her native US for a new role with the firm, as the agency promotes two London staffers for local practice head position.

Five Campaigns We Liked in July: your winner revealed

Five Campaigns We Liked in July: your winner revealed

PRWeek UK picked its top PR and comms campaigns from July and nearly 400 people voted for their favourite. Find out the winner below...

Ex-SNP PR aide opens agency in whisky region with Brown-Forman as major client

Ex-SNP PR aide opens agency in whisky region with Brown-Forman as major client

Jennifer Robertson, a former PR manager for the Scottish National Party (SNP), has launched creative comms agency Spey and revealed drinks giant Brown-Forman as a client.

Chelsea FC comms head Emma Wilkinson scores top PR job for Premier League

Chelsea FC comms head Emma Wilkinson scores top PR job for Premier League

Emma Wilkinson has been recruited as the new director of comms for the Premier League, succeeding Dan Johnson.

In brief: Sanders-Hewett leaves Redleaf, Grayling gets uni place, SEEN hires Vogue director

In brief: Sanders-Hewett leaves Redleaf, Grayling gets uni place, SEEN hires Vogue director

Sanders-Hewett leaves Redleaf for Alma, LSBU offers place to Grayling, Bottle bags 2degrees brief and more from PRWeek UK.

Eulogy launches non-graduate internship with Instagram applications to buck PR industry's 'obsession with grads'

Eulogy launches non-graduate internship with Instagram applications to buck PR industry's 'obsession with grads'

Independent PR agency Eulogy has launched a paid internship scheme exclusively for people without a university degree - with applicants encouraged to come forward on Instagram.

Derivatives marketplace CME Group hires Instinctif

Derivatives marketplace CME Group hires Instinctif

CME Group, the global derivatives marketplace, has hired Instinctif Partners to a new corporate comms brief.