The Week

The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival saw Exposure, Fleishman-Hillard, Havas Sports and Entertainment/Cake Media and Weber Shandwick recognised at the PR Lions awards.

Matt Baker, Channel 4's PR head, is to quit after 12 years with the broadcaster following a restructure.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Weber Shandwick its global central communications business.

Golley Slater's chief executive of PR, Joyce Lorigan, has left to take the new role of VP of global communications at InterContinental Hotels.

VisitBritain has hired ex-Daily Mail deputy political editor Paul Eastham as head of global corporate communications.

News of the World reporter Ross Hall has joined FD to work on special projects, while This is Money reporter Alan O'Sullivan has been hired as an account director at Fleishman-Hillard.

Bio Nano Consulting, a specialist consultancy to the bio and nanotechnology sectors, has appointed De Facto as its PR agency.

The British Toy & Hobby Association has called in Frank PR to raise awareness of its 'Make Time to Play' campaign.

Hays, the recruitment firm, has brought in CHA to support a UK thought-leadership PR brief.

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