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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.

Michael Sheen helps push business with a conscience on #SocialSaturday17

Michael Sheen helps push business with a conscience on #SocialSaturday17

The actor turned activist Michael Sheen is again helping Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) shine a light on the tens of thousands of purpose-driven businesses of all types across the UK, with the trade body's annual Social Saturday taking place tomorrow (14 October).

Mental health campaigner urges PR agencies to sign up to Media Charter to promote 'responsible' discussion

Mental health campaigner urges PR agencies to sign up to Media Charter to promote 'responsible' discussion

A leading mental health campaigner has told PRWeek on World Mental Health Day that PR agencies should consider signing up to new guidelines that aim to create a more responsible and helpful public discussion around the topic.

New CEO of Healthcare Comms Association offers free membership to charities

New CEO of Healthcare Comms Association offers free membership to charities

The new chief executive of the Healthcare Communications Association is inviting charities to join the members body for free, saying the third sector plays an "essential role" in improving patient outcomes.

Cavendish beats incumbent and Grayling to five-year brief with Canal & River Trust

Cavendish beats incumbent and Grayling to five-year brief with Canal & River Trust

Cavendish Communications has won a five-year UK national public affairs brief with one of the country's largest charities, the Canal & River Trust.

London Air Ambulance campaign counts the cost of providing the charity's service

London Air Ambulance campaign counts the cost of providing the charity's service

Air ambulance bosses have chosen to promote the work of their service by deliberately not showing it in a bid to focus on the money needed to keep it running, as part of an awareness drive launched this week.

In brief: 3 Monkeys Zeno gets Snowflake, wins for Campaign Collective and Firefly

3 Monkeys Zeno handed US tech brief, Social Circle hires influencer pair, wins for Campaign Collective, Rebecca Abigail and Firefly, and more from PRWeek UK.

Boots and charity in bitter legal clash over emergency contraception campaign

Boots and charity in bitter legal clash over emergency contraception campaign

A charity providing abortion services has said it is "extremely saddened" to have received two legal letters from Boots asking it to cease campaigning activities around the retailer's pricing and statements on emergency contraceptives.

'Crass beyond belief': BBC slams Daily Mail for critical 'recent killers' article

'Crass beyond belief': BBC slams Daily Mail for critical 'recent killers' article

The BBC press office has accused the Mail Online of being "crass beyond belief" in a fiery public response to a derogatory article about a number of its upcoming programmes.

Guardian's Katie Martin to lead campaigns and public affairs at Citizens Advice

Guardian's Katie Martin to lead campaigns and public affairs at Citizens Advice

The charity Citizens Advice has appointed Katie Martin, currently of Guardian News and Media (GNM), as its new head of news, public affairs and campaigns.

Oxfam comms chief Jack Lundie departs for Save the Children

Oxfam comms chief Jack Lundie departs for Save the Children

Oxfam director of communications Jack Lundie has left the organisation to pursue a new role at charity Save the Children.

Charity Commission refutes criticism of EU guidance and perceived focus on Muslim charities as report shows trust in regulator is stuck in neutral

Charity Commission refutes criticism of EU guidance and perceived focus on Muslim charities as report shows trust in regulator is stuck in neutral

The Charity Commission comms team has hit back at criticism of the regulator over its handling of issues such as the EU referendum and its treatment of Muslim charities.

Top of the Month: Pride in London's rainbow campaign leads to pot of PR gold

Top of the Month: Pride in London's rainbow campaign leads to pot of PR gold

There were rainbows all over London this July, but it wasn't the weather - Pride in London secured more than three times as many corporate partners as last year.

Opinion and features

Comms will play a critical role in gender pay gap reporting

Comms will play a critical role in gender pay gap reporting

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.

Faking wokeness: Don't do a Dove

Faking wokeness: Don't do a Dove

A few months back I was asked to contribute to a global innovation and advisory report entitled 'Surviving Marketing Fails'.

The pervasive, pernicious and damaging impact of presenteeism in PR

The pervasive, pernicious and damaging impact of presenteeism in PR

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.

The age of the influencer may have dawned, but does it help or hinder PR?

The age of the influencer may have dawned, but does it help or hinder PR?

When I started out in public relations, I felt like I'd snuck a peek 'behind the Wizard's curtain'.

Why I've been keeping mum about my maternity leave anxiousness

Why I've been keeping mum about my maternity leave anxiousness

When people ask me about whether I'm excited about having a baby I always respond "yes, absolutely" (well that's what they want to hear and because, of course, it is true).

Could young people be the saviours of the newspaper industry?

Could young people be the saviours of the newspaper industry?

There is real evidence that children are eager to consume factual, print media, so newspaper publishers should think more seriously about safeguarding their future readership.

So, you want my job? Press officer at the Charity Commission for England and Wales

So, you want my job? Press officer at the Charity Commission for England and Wales

PRWeek takes a sidelong look at recruitment in public sector comms. Do you fancy Kate Bell's job as press officer at the Charity Commission for England and Wales?

Is PR a young person's game? At just the wrong side of 35, I prefer to think not

Is PR a young person's game? At just the wrong side of 35, I prefer to think not

Is PR a youngsters' game? It's a question that plays on my mind - especially since becoming a mum.

Pitching the antidote to greed in professional sports

Pitching the antidote to greed in professional sports

Ben Miller explains how soccer star Juan Mata got the ball rolling on Common Goal, and much more.

'Returnships' are a way to stem the haemorrhage of senior talent in PR

'Returnships' are a way to stem the haemorrhage of senior talent in PR

There is a problem with the talent supply chain, but parents returning from the 'PR Bermuda Triangle' can be the solution.

Recent people moves

Hotwire brings on John Mahoney as first chief client officer

Hotwire brings on John Mahoney as first chief client officer

Mahoney was most recently a VP at SapientRazorfish.

In brief: Messem brings transport to Madano, Shaffer hired by Hornbeam, Portland gets SNP man, Boswell-Smith joins Prime Global

In brief: Messem brings transport to Madano, Shaffer hired by Hornbeam, Portland gets SNP man, Boswell-Smith joins Prime Global

Messem brings transport to Madano, Shaffer hired by Hornbeam, Portland gets SNP man, Boswell-Smith joins Prime Global and more from PRWeek UK.

Former Labour strategy chief Greg Beales takes Shelter comms and policy role

Former Labour strategy chief Greg Beales takes Shelter comms and policy role

Former Labour Party strategy chief Greg Beales has joined homeless and housing charity Shelter as director of communications, policy and campaigns.

In brief: Nobu hires Fox, Powell-Chandler joins Burson, Hope&Glory wins UNiDAYS

In brief: Nobu hires Fox, Powell-Chandler joins Burson, Hope&Glory wins UNiDAYS

Nobu hires Fox, Powell-Chandler joins Burson, Hope&Glory wins UNiDAYS (pictured) and more from PRWeek UK.

Fleming leaves Labour PR team as Ovenden departs party for M&C Saatchi counter-terror role

Fleming leaves Labour PR team as Ovenden departs party for M&C Saatchi counter-terror role

Labour is losing lobby press officer Paul Ovenden, as acting head of press and broadcasting Neil Fleming moves to another role in the party.

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.

In brief: New MD at Ranieri, Watson joins Jungle Creations, Churches Trust appoints Good Agency

New MD promoted at Ranieri, Watson joins Jungle Creations, win for Good Agency, and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Beattie merges in Canada, Sky journalist joins Pagefield, Raymond James hires H+K

Beattie merges in Canada, Sky journalist joins Pagefield, Raymond James hires H+K and more from PRWeek UK.