This week in PR (1 December)

About the author

Richard Bailey Hon FCIPR is editor of PR Academy's PR Place Insights. He teaches and assesses undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students.

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News in brief

Marcel Klebba Vuelio blog award

  • Marcel Klebba was the winner in the PR, Media and Communications category in Vuelio’s 2017 blog awards.
  • Golin‘s Matt Neale was named PR Leader of the Year at the ICCO Global PR Awards
  • CIPR has announced the membership of its 2018 Board comprising honorary, elected and co-opted members.
  • Kate Bosomworth has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer at M&C Saatchi. A former Speed Communications consultant, she was behind Sport England’s much admired This Girl Can campaign.
  • Five members of the Women in PR committee including president Mary Whenman are standing down after several years’ service. Members can put themselves forward for the 2018 committee here.
  • Ketchum has appointed Barri Rafferty as President and CEO – the first woman to lead a global top five PR consultancy group.
  • The PRCA welcomes submissions to the PRCA City and Financial Awards 2018


Newly published

  • Patricia Parsons (2017) A Manager’s Guide to PR Projects (second edition), Routledge
  • Alison Theaker and Heather Yaxley (2017) The Public Relations Strategic Toolkit (second edition), Routledge
  • Edited by Elizabeth Bridgen and Dejan Vercic (2017) Experiencing Public Relations: International Voices, Routledge
  • Harold Burson (2017) The Business of Persuasion: Harold Burson on Public Relations, Rosettabooks
  • Edited by Betteke van Ruler and others (2017) How Strategic Communication Shapes Value and Innovation in Society, Emerald Publishing

Pick of the posts

These are the editor’s pick of posts about public relations this week. Recommendations are welcome to

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Here’s our pick of the best posts by those studying public relations and/or aspiring to work in PR.