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Olympic diver Tom Daley this week shot a highly personal video message revealing he was in a relationship with a man.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls can recover from his faltering performance in Parliament yesterday, but the content of his argument could be more of a problem, public affairs experts have said.
In creating the South African government's special website in memory of Nelson Mandela, the comms team negotiated the awkward challenge of ranking tributes paid by world leaders.
The PR folk from Fever and PlayStation gathered for the launch of PS4, but also to witness a far more globally significant moment in history: the appearance of the pop Frankenstein that is the newly fused-together Busted and McFly.
"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father." Whoever wrote South African president Jacob Zuma's speech on the passing of the man who broke apartheid had a long time to choose his words, and proved up to the task.
Emily Somers is appointed Havas Worldwide London's first managing director and Steve Auckland returns to the helm at Metro for the second time, in this week's roundup of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.
Rhiannon Hughes, public affairs and PR manager at disabled children's charity Whizz-Kidz, has won the PRCA's inaugural Doug Smith prize for young public affairs professional of the year.
Headphones company Beats Electronics has brought in John Doe as it prepares to launch a music streaming service to rival Spotify.
Ketchum's healthcare division has been hit by a double blow with the resignation of its global head Amanda Sefton and a slew of UK job cuts.
Confectionery and snacks company United Biscuits has appointed 3 Monkeys to work on its UK consumer, CSR and corporate PR following a hotly contested pitch.
Online retail giant Amazon has shortlisted agencies to pitch for a consumer PR brief covering its entertainment offerings LoveFilm, Kindle and Amazon MP3.
France's farmers have issued a €2.2m tender for PR agencies capable of positioning the country's cheeses as a modern lifestyle choice for Japanese, Chinese and South Koreans.
International drinks business Chilli Marketing has appointed Manchester-based PR agency Brazen to deliver consumer and trade PR for its entire portfolio of drinks brands.
EDF Energy has moved its UK consumer work from Weber Shandwick to The Red Consultancy amid intensifying public anger over rising bills.
The England & Wales Cricket Board has engaged Threepipe to relaunch its 20-over game format, which was promoted by Freuds this year.
A meltdown in payment systems across Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank has prompted Twitter condemnation despite the group's promises to compensate those affected.
The management team of technology PR agency Whiteoaks has bought out founder Gill Craig and other shareholders in a deal backed by Lloyds Bank.
Heineken UK has moved its public affairs and corporate work from Burson-Marsteller to TLG and Pendomer Communications.
A new strategic communications consultancy called Charlotte Street Partners is launching in London and Edinburgh in January.
George Eykyn, comms head at the Department for Communities and Local Government, has been appointed as director of communications at British Gas.
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