For an idea that its critics often derided as 'spin', the Northern Powerhouse is actually in need of much better PR.
Is PR a youngsters' game? It's a question that plays on my mind - especially since becoming a mum.
Ben Miller explains how soccer star Juan Mata got the ball rolling on Common Goal, and much more.
When the head of communications for Britain's Exit from the European Union was appointed, the successful candidate inherited a 12-month legacy of confusing negative messaging, infrequent ministerial statements and misinformed citizens.
The least surprising insight from the British Election Study (BES) was that one in three people mentioned Brexit as the most important issue facing the country at the general election.
Where's the commercial skill, listening and yes, many of you won't like this, maturity?
ADHD is still a topic of hushed discussion amongst many and there are multiple reasons people are simply happier to avoid the chat than discuss it openly.
You were amusing, like a vicious little Sopranos character, but communications professionals across the world will be sighing with relief as you walk out the back door of the White House.
In the wake of Kensington and Chelsea Council's response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the need for straight-talking communications in the public sector has never been greater.
There is a problem with the talent supply chain, but parents returning from the 'PR Bermuda Triangle' can be the solution.
After months of rumours and allegations about its work with South Africa's Oakbay Investments, matters have come to a head for Bell Pottinger over recent weeks.
There's a much-laboured impression that journalists don't respect PR agents - that PRs are time wasters whose pitches are unprepared, unfocused and unwanted.
When a disgruntled employee brings a high-stakes or newsworthy employment claim against a business, that company has far more to worry about than just their legal defence.
By next April, every organisation with more than 250 employees will have to report details of their gender pay gap.
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.
The Pool's fashion and beauty editor talks saintly fashion PRs, keeping advertorials relevant, how the data stacks up and the popularity of underwear.
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.
Chanel Bailey, director, Bailey Communications, gives her verdict on this informal Nordic restaurant.
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.
Pietro Ranieri recalls an early lesson in the importance of getting the right message to the right person
I find it extraordinary that public relations is an industry many struggle to understand and define, especially when it comes to our role with sales.
Charities need to face up to criticism and communicate more effectively, says Russell Hargrave, media manager at NPC
Only well-run pitch processes give agencies the chance to present their best work - to the ultimate benefit of the client.
Anyone can string a sentence together, but don't make the mistake of thinking anyone can do it well, says Wyn Matthews, editorial manager at Word Association.
Confectionery brand Skittles showed less can be more when responding to a tricky comms situation.
Team GB and the wider British Olympic Association played a blinder in August. Aside from the athletes' medals haul, the reputation management and comms were gold standard.
There is, famously, no 'I' in 'team', but the extraordinary way in which the Pokémon Go phenomenon has played out this month leads to the question: how much 'PR' is there in 'viral'?
Sometimes, PRWeek's UK team has a tough time selecting its Flop of the Month.
Sir Philip Green's summer has gone from bad to worse. First he was grilled by select committees on the demise of BHS, with his prickly demeanour not going down well.
Although there may be legitimate reasons for doing so, trying to muzzle the press with court orders has a nasty habit of backfiring on celebrities who take this course.