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Poundland trolls ASA after ad regulator bans innuendo-laden #ElfBehavingBad festive campaign - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

The regulator today said that the tweets sent by the budget chain were “offensive” and “unsuitable to be displayed in an untargeted medium where …

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Public sector comms survey: optimism over teams but reputational challenges never far away - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

The survey received answers from 100 public sector comms people, who work in central and local government, the emergency services and the NHS, among …

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Blanc & Otus names HP Inc.'s Sam Diaz as content, influencer lead - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

SAN FRANCISCO: Blanc & Otus has hired Sam Diaz as direct of content creation and influencer relations, the WPP agency said this week.<p>In the newly …

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Government widens roster of behavioural insights suppliers - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

Previously there was only a single supplier, The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), but the new Crown Commercial Service Behavioural Insights framework …

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Golin loses batch of senior London staff but wins extension with energy client - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

Fordham has been with Golin for nearly 15 years, and is due to go freelance to concentrate on diversity issues. Latterly, she has been helping craft …

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Michigan State University switches comms lead on Nassar crisis - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

LANSING, MI: Michigan State University has appointed a new lead on crisis communications, Kent Casella, associate VP, comms, and senior PR …

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Behaviour-change specialist takes on top comms role at Health and Safety Executive - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

Posner has been a comms professional in the public sector for 16 years, beginning at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 2001 during the New …

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Cirkle appoints Text100's Ruth Kieran as new MD - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

Kieran (<i>above</i>) will join Cirkle on 28 February. She has been in her current role at Text100 since the middle of last year when consumer specialist …

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2018: A Stunt Odyssey (feat. Elon Musk) - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

Yesterday, Elon and his SpaceX project took its latest step on a mission to Mars with the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket.<p>While physicists and …

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AxiCom unveils new branding after departure of global CEO - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

The previous red and black colour scheme has been replaced by blues and greens, with a fresh logo and new look to the website.<p>“It’s very much time …

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So, you want my job? Communications business partner, Highways England - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

<b>Name:</b><p><b>Job:</b><p>Communications business partner, Highways England<p><b>Starting salary/salary band for the job?</b><p><b>What qualifications do you need?</b><p>Curiosity, …

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Global Strategy Group: Eight in 10 want companies to take a stand on societal issues - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

NEW YORK: Americans are becoming more adamant about companies speaking up on political and social issues. The percentage of consumers who strongly …

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Breakfast Briefing: Snap (finally) impresses Wall Street - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

<b>Good news if you held on to shares of Snap.</b> The company finally beat analysts’ expectations after the bell closed on Tuesday with sales of $285.7 …

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Axicom unveils new branding after departure of global CEO - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

The previous red and black colour scheme has been replaced by blues and greens, with a fresh logo and new look to the website.<p>“It’s very much time …

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Next 15's £40m acquisition spree continues with digital deal - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

The deal is made up of an initial consideration of £6.2m ($8.6m), made up of £4.9m cash and 292,235 shares in Next 15. Further payments of £3.3m and …

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Cohn & Wolfe hires ex-Cirkle MD Ruth Allchurch to head UK brands - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

Allchurch, who left Cirkle last summer after more than three years at the agency, will report to C&W UK MD Rebecca Grant.<p>Prior to Cirkle, Allchurch …

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Cumbria police seeks public engagement for pledge against hate crime - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

The campaign has been timed to coincide with Hate Crime Awareness Week, which started on Monday 5 February.<p>The intention is for it to be seen by as …

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Documentaries about the NHS are more important now than they've ever been - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

I have a strange and lasting relationship with the programme, having started and championed the first ever series back in 2011 at King’s College …

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New entrants shake up agency M&A market as ad groups are 'distracted' by restructuring - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

That’s according to Marcus Anselm, partner at M&A advisory firm Clarity, who said some independent agencies believe it could be more “progressive” to …

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Pride in London appoints Eulogy as lead agency partner - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

While BMB will be responsible for Pride’s creative campaign content — replacing WCRS, which worked on last year’s campaign — Eulogy will spearhead …

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Showcase: Motorcycle star takes SPOTY by storm thanks to sponsor's PR firm - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

Motorcycle insurance broker Carole Nash has been a partner of Northern Irish motorcyclist Jonathan Rea for several years. In September 2017, he …

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Electoral Commission uses female suffrage centenary to talk about barriers to women voting - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

The commission, which exists to ensure elections are well run and voters are well informed on how to vote, is making the call alongside its …

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Cherwell Software hires Ann Boyd as comms head - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

DENVER: Cherwell Software has hired Ann Boyd as its VP of corporate communications, a role newly created to build out the company’s comms …

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Five Campaigns We Liked in January: your winner revealed - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

A mouthwatering contest between PRWeek’s five favourite campaigns in January was won by Greggs, with its Valentine’s dinner offer receiving 361 of …

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Breakfast Briefing: News to watch on Tuesday from Wall Street to SpaceX's launch - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

<b>New from PRWeek this morning</b>: Kite Hill PR, known well to attendees of Communications Week in New York, has acquired tech-focused boutique Cutler PR, …

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What does the UK need to adopt from Australia's PR industry? Standout spokespeople - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

And I believe it’s the number one thing the UK needs to adopt from Australia’s PR industry in 2018.<p>I’ve worked for well-over a decade Down Under at …

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MSLGroup UK corporate lead Blair Metcalfe leaves for new venture - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

MSLGroup UK co-CEO James Parsons will oversee the firm’s 15-strong corporate team on an interim basis following Metcalfe’s departure later this …

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Engine's Debbie Klein joins Sky in new corporate affairs and marketing lead role - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

Klein, currently the Europe and Asia-Pacific CEO of MHP and Mischief owner Engine, will make the move at a yet-to-be-confirmed date, after a …

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Kite Hill acquires Cutler PR - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

NEW YORK:Kite Hill PR has acquired tech-focused agency Cutler PR.<p>Based in New York City and Tel Aviv, Cutler has clients in the cyber security, …

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World's most expensive jar of Marmite up for grabs in AR competition - FirstLine Magazine | Next-Gen PR & Business News Magazine, Leading for public relations & Business news, analysis, features & PR Trends

The brand has teamed up with AR treasure hunt app Snatch, which it bought a stake in this time last year, to launch the free-to-play smartphone …

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