The Week

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Julian Eccles, FA director of marketing and comms, has resigned with immediate effect. Eccles took the role last year, having previously been director of comms at Ofcom.

Cabinet Secretary Gus O'Donnell conducted a full investigation after an anonymous source in the DCLG smeared a public official, it has been confirmed.

A PRCA leaders panel survey found 67 per cent of PR bosses believe Twitter makes reputation management harder.

Decathlon, the global sport retailer, has called in Paratus Communications and its Northern Ireland partner mxbrandcom to promote its UK stores.

Chime Communications has bought 60 per cent of Brazilian agency Golden Goal Sports Venues.

Wells & Young's has appointed Kaper to lead a six-figure brief for premium real ale brand Bombardier.

Next Fifteen Communications Group has named Internet Advertising Bureau chairman Richard Eyre as its new chairman and acquired 80 per cent of digital agency Bourne.

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