Nominees announced for PinkNews’ Third Sector Equality Award

PinkNews has announced the nominees of the Third Sector Equality Award, sponsored by Amazon, at the PinkNews summer reception in Edinburgh, which is supported by Virgin Money and DLA Piper. The nominees are Amnesty International, National Trust, St Mungo’s and Victim support, all of which have shown significant support for the LGBT+ community. The winner will be announced at PinkNews’ annual awards night in London on 17th October.  Victim Support has been a Stonewall Top 100 Employer since 2010, and this year was named a top trans-inclusive employer, working on…

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Y&R Melbourne Awarded Gold Lion for Sip Safe

It’s always nice to see something we reported on doing so well, Y&R Melbourne was awarded a Gold Lion in Health & Wellness for “Sip Safe” a wristband created in partnership with Monash University that is designed to test for drinks that have been spiked with drugs. Every year in Australia, close to 5,000 people get their drinks spiked chemically and 40 percent of those who do, then end up being sexually assaulted.  Y&R Melbourne launched the wristbands in partnership with Monash University, with technology developed in the U.S. that…

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Mower Earns Three Gold Healthcare Advertising Awards

Healthcare Marketing Report recently announced the winners of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards. Mower (formerly Eric Mower + Associates) received three Gold awards in the Employee Communications Programs, Poster, and Mobile Media categories for its work on behalf of Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare and Welloh. The advertising, marketing and public relations agency also received Merit awards for its work on Welloh’s logo design, name, app icon and microsite development. Considered the oldest, largest and most widely respected healthcare advertising awards, the Healthcare Advertising Awards recognizes outstanding work and creative inspiration…

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Apple launches new clean energy fund in China

Apple has announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund. The fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects totalling more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy in China, the equivalent of powering nearly 1 million homes.  “At Apple, we…

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Alan Milburn warns of UK’s “profound social crisis” at CIPR AGM

Ex Cabinet Minister and former Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, Alan Milburn warned a lack of social cohesion was the greatest challenge facing UK society, at the CIPR‘s AGM in Newcastle last week. “We’ve never been more divided by gender, income, race and age, and that threatens the cohesion of society,” said Milburn addressing a room of 50 PR professionals.  The former Chief Secretary to the Treasury added that “discombobulated politics” around Brexit detracted from serious issues facing large swathes of UK society.  “When 7 in 10 job offers in some professional…

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