This week in PR (17 November)

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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

  • A special conference was held in Edinburgh to mark the retirement in 2015 of critical scholar Professor Jacquie L’Etang.
  • Tenth anniversaries celebrated this week: Francis Ingham at the PRCA and Taylor Bennett Foundation
  • UK-based PR and comms people named in the Holmes Report list of 25 innovators in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region include Drew Benvie, Marcus Dyer, Nicola Green, Bibi Hilton, Gerry Hopkinson and Ruth Yearley.
  • A lobbying register comes into effect on 12 March 2018 in Scotland. The site is now open for testing.
  • The PRCA has published a report into political predictions, drawing on the public affairs expertise of members
  • Golin has appointed Jonny Bentwood to the new London-based post of global head of data and analytics
  • Taylor Swift has handed everyone in public relations a topical excuse to discuss reputation.


Pick of the posts

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