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Road safety, gun violence and FGM among worldwide campaigns recognised at Cannes

Road safety, gun violence and FGM among worldwide campaigns recognised at Cannes

Campaigns for public sector and non-profit organisations, at home and abroad, have won recognition at this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

Pat Ford takes 'partial leave of absence' from Burson for University of Florida role

Pat Ford takes 'partial leave of absence' from Burson for University of Florida role

Ford is joining the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as a professional-in-residence for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Team Hungary wins Young Lions PR competition

Team Hungary wins Young Lions PR competition

The Hungarian team of Luca Hadnagy and Paloma Madina from HPS Experience won the gold.

Weber Shandwick campaign for ActionAid picks up only UK Glass Lion nomination

Weber Shandwick campaign for ActionAid picks up only UK Glass Lion nomination

Weber Shandwick London was the only UK agency to make this year's Glass Lions shortlist at Cannes for an ActionAid campaign promoting awareness of female genital mutilation.

In brief: wins for Launch and The Honey Partnership, Goldbug hires telco duo

Launch appointed for UN event, Honey's audio hire, Goldbug adds telecoms duo, and broadcast journalist Rupert Bhatia joins Rhizome.

How much do charities spend on comms? Study reveals budgets and staffing levels

How much do charities spend on comms? Study reveals budgets and staffing levels

The UK's largest charities spend, on average, more than £700,000 on comms per year - on top of the salaries earned by their increasingly large teams.

Virgin Media passes football shirt sponsorship to Scope for disability awareness campaign

Virgin Media passes football shirt sponsorship to Scope for disability awareness campaign

Virgin Media will donate its shirt sponsorship of Southampton FC to disability charity Scope on Wednesday (17 May) as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the abuse suffered by some disabled fans at games.

Rize Up campaign aims to mobilise youth vote ahead of general election

Rize Up campaign aims to mobilise youth vote ahead of general election

A new voter registration campaign called Rize Up has been launched to encourage non-voters and those under 25 to have their say in the upcoming general election.

Majority of respondents to industry survey say they have experienced mental ill health

Majority of respondents to industry survey say they have experienced mental ill health

Nearly 60 per cent of respondents to a new joint PRCA/PRWeek survey have suffered from mental ill health and a majority would not feel comfortable talking to their boss about it.

Five Campaigns We Liked in April 2017: vote for your favourite

Five Campaigns We Liked in April 2017: vote for your favourite

A rhino on Tinder, Snickers pants and a chilling malaria film all feature in PRWeek UK's favourite campaigns from April 2017 below - check them out and cast a vote in our poll for your pick of the bunch.

Top of the Month: how Prince Harry and the Telegraph got the world talking about mental health

Top of the Month: how Prince Harry and the Telegraph got the world talking about mental health

Surely even the most rabid republican could not but admire the way Prince Harry used his profile to good effect when he opened up about his mental health this month.

Is the world tired of experts? Research charity Wellcome Trust begins #ExpertDebate

Is the world tired of experts? Research charity Wellcome Trust begins #ExpertDebate

Medical research charity Wellcome Trust has begun an #ExpertDebate, a four-week campaign looking at whether a pushback in society against the views of proclaimed experts might be hindering the environment for research.

Sports PRs 'surprised' by Sheffield United's decision to court controversy by bringing back Ched Evans

Sports PRs 'surprised' by Sheffield United's decision to court controversy by bringing back Ched Evans

Three sports PR professionals have questioned Sheffield United's reported decision to re-sign a former player whose conviction for rape was overturned last year, saying it may prove an unhelpful "distraction" to the club - and a deterrent to the game's female audience.

Opinion and features

Why every team needs a CD - a 'creative deviant', that is

Why every team needs a CD - a 'creative deviant', that is

The start of the year brings the inevitable talk of goal-setting. Maybe you're looking to up the ante on your personal creativity, hunt that Cannes Lion or innovate in your sector.

Showcase: Flint helps Artichoke set the capital on fire for London's Burning

Showcase: Flint helps Artichoke set the capital on fire for London's Burning

Flint was hired by arts charity Artichoke to stage a series of events around the London's Burning festival, which marked the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

Want to tackle diversity? Dump the diversity circus

Want to tackle diversity? Dump the diversity circus

I was born in Tanzania to a Ugandan father and a Rwandan-Tanzanian mother. I'm always surprised by those that talk about Africa as if it's a country and Africans as if we are all the same.

We at the BBC must listen more to gain trust

We at the BBC must listen more to gain trust

In a 'post-truth' world, the BBC has to better understand and respond to audience needs to retain credibility.

Fighting for their rights: PETA's robust internal comms strategy

Fighting for their rights: PETA's robust internal comms strategy

Despite being one of the least confrontational people you're likely to meet, PETA's EVP of marketing and corporate affairs Tracy Reiman leverages a combative PR plan to change laws and behaviors, and, most importantly, protect animals.

Top of the month: Stop Funding Hate campaign proves the power of social

Top of the month: Stop Funding Hate campaign proves the power of social

The campaign group Stop Funding Hate has demonstrated the power of a simple message delivered via social media.

Brands could be the tabloids' Achilles heel in the #StopFundingHate campaign

Brands could be the tabloids' Achilles heel in the #StopFundingHate campaign

Last Friday, #StopFundingHate became a trending topic in the UK after thousands on Twitter urged Daily Mail advertisers to pull their support for the paper after that day's front page portrayed three high-court judges as "enemies of the people".

Unique non-profit sector contributions deserved recognition last night

Unique non-profit sector contributions deserved recognition last night

Last night's PRWeek Awards featured a staggering 140 nominations, among them some inspiring campaigns from the non-profit sector.

PRWeek UK Awards Winners 2016: Not-For-Profit

PRWeek UK Awards Winners 2016: Not-For-Profit

A simple central image helped Alzheimer's Research UK cut through misunderstandings of the disease in a short film that was viewed nearly 12 million times.

Can PR survive in an increasingly personalised world?

Can PR survive in an increasingly personalised world?

Marketing has got personal. From targeted ads stalking us across the websites we visit, to incredibly targeted mailings direct to our home, we're seeing an explosion of tailored communications from brands of all varieties.

Recent people moves

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.

David Cameron's former PR man Giles Kenningham forms new agency Trafalgar Strategy

David Cameron's former PR man Giles Kenningham forms new agency Trafalgar Strategy

Giles Kenningham, former head of political press under David Cameron's premiership and director of comms for the Conservative Party's successful 2015 general election campaign, has launched a communications consultancy.

Southwark Council appoints charity specialist as head of external affairs amid restructure of comms team

Southwark Council appoints charity specialist as head of external affairs amid restructure of comms team

Southwark Council has appointed Tony Manwaring as its new head of external affairs in a role that will see him lead the local authority's communications, policy, public affairs and cabinet support.

In brief: Beattie hires Golley Slater's Stretton, Biggin Hill boards with 80:20, Stir brings in PrettyGreen's Grabowski

Beattie hires former Golley Slater MD, Biggin Hill gets on board with 80:20, Stir hires PrettyGreen's Grabowski and more from PRWeek UK.

Clare Preskett leaves Havas Life Medicom to join old colleague at TogoRun UK helm

Clare Preskett leaves Havas Life Medicom to join old colleague at TogoRun UK helm

Clare Preskett and Jonathan Kearney are the new co-MDs of TogoRun UK, after a promotion for the latter and the former's arrival from Havas Life Medicom.

In brief: Smarts hired by Hertz, Dogs Trust gets new comms chief, Clementine wins Greek spirit brand

Smarts hired for Hertz content, Dogs Trust gets new comms chief, Clementine wins Greek spirit brand, and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: MI PR buys Fizz, Huntsworth chair takes Mitie role, Beattie hires MD for south

MI PR acquires Fizz, Huntsworth chair takes Mitie role, Beattie hires London and south MD and more from PRWeek UK.

The PR and public affairs professionals standing in the 2017 general election

The PR and public affairs professionals standing in the 2017 general election

A number of industry figures are standing to election to Parliament on 8 June.