Weekly news round-up | 31st October 2014


Top story: Uber sees departures in EMEA comms team

Uber can’t seem to keep out of the headlines at the moment; the company which benefited from such favourable media coverage over the last year has recently seen a downturn in coverage with drivers walking out and striking over a drop in commission. Recent departures from the regional comms team  include EMEA head of comms Rachel Channing and EU head of policy Dominick Moxon-Tritsch, PRWeek reports.

Further reading: http://www.prweek.com/article/1319648/uber-sees-departures-emea-comms-team

The Chartered Institute of Marketing relaunches with new identity and purpose

This week saw the CIM unveil its new visual identity for the Marketing body which has represented and trained Marketing staff for over a century.

The logo change, however, is just one element of CIM’s relaunch. Following a year-long consultation during which thousands of members and marketers were canvassed on what they wanted from CIM, the body has set itself the long-term aim of becoming a catalyst for debate and conduit for lifting the profession’s standing, something everyone will agree is a good thing.

Further reading: http://www.marketingweek.com/2014/10/27/the-chartered-institute-of-marketing-relaunches-with-new-identity-and-purpose/

Buzzfeed features 25 signs you work in PR 

It’s not original, but I am sure the Buzzfeed list with spark debate and laughter in the office this Friday morning.

Further reading: http://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/signs-you-work-in-public-relations?awesm=lfshare.me_25Signs

Next Week – CIPR East Pride Awards 

Next Friday sees the return of the The Anglia, Thames and Chiltern PRide Awards. The ceremony, which takes place on Friday 7 November 2014 at the Cambridge City Hotel, will be held in a new format with a drinks and canapé reception followed by the awards ceremony to close the evening. Good luck to all those local agencies shortlisted for the awards. We will be sure to feature them next week.

Further reading: http://www.cipr.co.uk/content/events-awards/pride-awards

Posted by Adam


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