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It's complicated...the changing relationship between PR and marketing

In partnership with global communications agency LEWIS, PRWeek hosted an executive debate at PR360 that explored the changing nature of the relationship between PR and marketing   Asked to imagine what the world of comms will look like in five years, Iwona Sarachman, PR dir...
Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 08:24

Median Recruitment Salary Survey 2016

Welcome to the Median Recruitment Annual Salary Survey. Recognised as the definitive industry report, the results are based on statistics from the past twelve months derived from the hundreds of job briefs we take from clients and the thousands of candidates we interview for those jobs. ...
Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:16

Amazon quickly pulls plug on subway campaign with Nazi imagery

  A campaign running in the New York City subway promoting 'The Man in the High Castle' and featuring Nazi and Imperial Japanese imagery met a quick end on Tuesday. Amazon has reportedly decided to pull wrap-around subway advertising in New York City promoting its p...
Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 16:23

FleishmanHillard and Fishburn to merge UK operations to form FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Omnicom PR agencies FleishmanHillard and Fishburn have confirmed plans to merge their UK operations, creating a new entity called FleishmanHillard Fishburn with more than 200 employees and an annual fee income likely to be between £25m and £30m. In a statement released today, the ...
Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 16:14

2015 Summer Budget - IR35 Implications For Freelancers

2015 Summer Budget - IR35 Implications For Freelancers In the 2015 Summer Budget the government announced that HMRC would start a consultation with businesses on how to improve the effectiveness of the existing intermediaries’ legislation (commonly known as IR35). HMRC is to engage with...
Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 15:47

Vue Cinemas looks for consumer PR agency as part of wider comms restructure

Vue Entertainment, the biggest cinema company in the UK, is looking for a new consumer PR agency following a comms restructure across the business, PRWeek has learned. The consumer pitch process is being overseen by marketing director Shona Gold, who joined the company in May this year from t...
Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 15:47

FleishmanHillard and Fishburn office-sharing arrangement fuels merger rumours

FleishmanHillard and Fishburn are to share offices from the autumn, PRWeek understands. The two agencies are thought to have plans to move into premises near London Bridge, which would allow them to share back-office functions.    Both agencies are part of AMV, which is ...
Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 15:45

PR spend dips but marketing spend is forecast to rise overall

PR spend in Q1 2015 has dropped by 1.5 per cent, while marketing budgets will grow for a tenth successive quarter, according to the latest IPA Bellwether Report. In spite of the dip in PR spend, James Goddard, chief executive at JJ Marketing, said there is no need for agencies to p...
Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 10:57

Vauxhall Motors puts consumer brief up for grabs

Vauxhall Motors has issued a brief for its consumer PR account, with incumbent agency John Doe set to repitch for the work. Agencies will be invited to pitch at the end of April in a process being overseen by Vauxhall brand comms manager Kate Oyler. John Doe became Vauxhall's sol...
Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 10:56

IR35 and its implications for PR contractors

IR35 and its implications for PR contractors Arguably the most talked about subject in the world of contract employment over the last year has been the much anticipated HMRC review into IR35 administration. And earlier this month the wait was finally over, but was it worth it? Put simply the ...
Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:02

Median Recruitment Salary Survey 2015

Welcome to the Median Recruitment Annual Salary Survey. Recognised as the definitive industry report, the results are based on statistics from the past twelve months derived from the hundreds of job briefs we take from clients and the thousands of candidates we interview for those jobs. ...
Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 13:17

Dulux illustrates the 'amazing power' of colour in giant mural campaign

The campaign, called 'Colour Britain' comprises a series of eight giant murals and artworks hand painted onto canvases in town squares. The sites, which are being unveiled over the next two weeks, have been designed by illustrators to celebrate stories of history, heritage, colour and...
Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 16:02

Median Recruitment Annual Salary Survey 2014

Welcome to the Median Recruitment Annual Salary Survey. Recognised as the definitive industry report, the results are based on statistics from the past twelve months derived from the hundreds of job briefs we take from clients and the thousands of candidates we inter...
Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:53

New Jaguar XE brought to celebrity launch party by helicopter

Jaguar spent a reported £4m on the launch event for its new XE sports saloon model yesterday evening, which saw the car arrive by helicopter over London for a star-studded party attended by celebrities. More than 3,000 guests and celebrities, including the fashion designer Stella McCart...
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 11:25

Hit or Miss? Apple unveils new iPhones at latest product launch

This week saw Apple’s latest product launch event, with the unveiling of its new iPhone models and Apple Watch. At the event in California on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the bigger screen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and other products including Apple’s first wearable devi...
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 11:22

Rugby Football Union drafts in agency to "broaden church of rugby" in England

England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) has appointed sports marketing agency The Kinc to run a PR campaign to build engagement with the sport as the country prepares to host the 2015 World Cup. Brand marketing manager Karl Roche said the aims of the campaign were to "broaden the church...
Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 16:04

Health drink brand Alibi brings in Hope&Glory

Hope&Glory has won a brief for the carbonated health drink Alibi following a competitive pitch against two other agencies. The brief includes press office activity alongside a partnership-led campaign to associate the brand with lifestyle sports including surfing, as well as support for a...
Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 15:59

Freelance Update - What is an umbrella company?

Freelance Update - What is an umbrella company? There are many names they go by; umbrella company, payroll organisation, payment specialist… but what do they really do?! Whatever the ‘impressive, over complicated, trying to sound flash’ name chosen, the services are ess...
Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:59

Minimum Wage - The Basics

It’s against the law not to pay the National Minimum Wage. The minimum wage applies to all workers under a contract of employment. Keep in mind though this does not have to be a written contract. Always ensure your relationship with your workers is clearly defined in writing as (even with t...
Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 15:11

Lewis opens for business in China

PR and digital communications agency Lewis has acquired China PR specialist EBA Communications. The deal will see Lewis double its size in APAC. It will go from a regional staff strength of 50 to 100 and from $4 million to $8 million in revenue. Its combined global revenue is expected to touch $6...
Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 10:39

House PR hired by Yakult to help promote Gut Week

The agency won the brief following a five-way competitive pitch by Yakult on behalf of the Love Your Gut partner charities Core and The IBS Network.  It will handle all consumer PR and social media around the week, which is in its 16th year and runs this summer with a focus on promoting ...
Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 10:37

Edelman takes a ride on Branson's slow-motion space adventure

Virgin Galactic is probably on every PR agency's dream assignment list, but previous delays to Richard Branson's space venture suggest it may not be a complete blast. The brand, which is also funded by Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments, announced itself ten years ago this September ...
Posted on May 12, 2014 at 15:45

What do agencies need to know about onshore and offshore legislation?

  From 6 April 2014, the Onshore and Offshore Intermediaries legislation took effect. The aim? To reduce tax avoidance.  The impact? Every employer now has new legal duties to fulfil.   What are the issues? Tax avoidance was at the heart of two Government Consultati...
Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:25

Twinings hires Cohn & Wolfe for consumer and corporate PR

Hot beverages company Twinings has appointed Cohn & Wolfe for a combined consumer and corporate PR brief covering the UK and Ireland. The agency won the retained brief through a competitive review involving a number of UK agencies and will work with the Associated British Foods-owned comp...
Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:53

Tesco Mobile brings in Fanclub PR to help change perceptions

Tesco Mobile has appointed Fanclub PR as its retained PR agency as it pursues a younger audience and attempts to change the perception it is a no-frills offering. The joint venture between the supermarket chain and O2 makes it the largest mobile virtual network operator in the UK with four mi...
Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:52
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