2018 State of the Media survey reveals an industry in flux

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, social media platforms are facing a traditional media backlash. Print titles have lost great chunks of their ad revenues to the likes of Google and Facebook in recent years. Now, they see an opportunity to strike back against one of their biggest rivals – and they’re pulling no […]

Young Women’s Trust names Ketchum’s London CEO as chair

Ketchum London CEO Jo-ann Robertson has been named the new chair of Young Women’s Trust, a UK charity that helps young women on low or no pay. Robertson will head up a board of 12 trustees and draw on her experience in journalism, politics and PR as the charity continues support women from disadvantaged backgrounds. She […]

This week’s PR news in brief (16-20 April)

Here’s a round-up of the week’s essential PR news, featuring Ketchum’s Erin Salisbury, a new Finn Partners division and Cision’s upcoming 2018 State of the Media report. State of the Media Cision will be publishing its annual State of the Media survey next week. Register for this exclusive webinar to hear Mail on Sunday showbiz editor Katie Hind and W’s Sean Allen-Moy […]

Lee Blackwell joins KR Group as PR and public affairs director

Lee Blackwell has joined Key Retirement Group (KR Group), a provider of financial solutions to the over-55s, as its director of public relations and public affairs. Reporting to KR Group CMO Chris Bibby, Blackwell will be responsible for developing the group’s strategic approach to group communications, public affairs and media relations. She will focus on […]

Cision webinar to reveal what journalists really want from PRs today

For Cision’s 2018 State of the Media survey, we wanted to discover what the transformation the media has undergone over the past 12 months means for PR professionals. So, we polled 1,355 journalists from across the globe on declining trust in social media, search engines bypassing traditional outlets and more. We’ll be publishing our findings […]

New Mason Williams division to help brands conquer the UK market

Mason Williams is launching Brands2UK, a new division within the agency dedicated to helping overseas brands conquer the UK market. John Williams, Mason Williams’ chairman and CEO, will lead the division. Its senior team will include Nicola Gregson, the agency’s international director, who recently returned to the UK after 10 years in the Middle East. […]