The Week

Molson Coors is seeking a retained agency to promote Carling, the UK's biggest selling lager, to new audiences. It has also hired The Red Consultancy to handle corporate PR in Scotland and for Sharp's, the Cornish brewer it acquired in February.

The Great Exhibition 2012 has drafted in Lily Pad PR to raise the profile of the event, displacing former incumbent Lexis.

TLG has published a report on 'thought leaders' of the BRIC nations. The research focuses on how brands are regarded by opinion formers in India and follows studies by TLG into thought leaders in Britain and the US.

Publicis Groupe has acquired one of China's largest PR agencies, Genedigi Group, as it seeks to double revenues from China in three years.

Lewis PR has appointed Elizabeth Littlewood, former director of technology, to a new role as head of UK operations.

Blinkbox, the film and TV streaming website, has brought in Shine Communications to run a consumer media education campaign.

Launch Group has been signed up by the Design Council to publicise The Design Summit.

Conde Nast has recruited a new international director of comms. Nicky Eaton will look after PR for Conde Nast International, while still overseeing UK comms.

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