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Bondy quits Plum brief

Bondy Consulting has resigned its account with premium organic baby food manufacturer Plum. Bondy, which had carried out consumer, corporate and trade PR for three-and-a-half years, decided to step down 'due to recent changes at Plum and in its overall approach'. It is understood that the agency will see out a three-month notice period with the brand.

Simplyhealth, the private healthcare provider, has appointed Natalie Kitcher as its first dedicated social media manager. Joining from brand consultancy Headstream, Kitcher will take responsibility for Simplyhealth's social media strategy.

PRWeek's Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Communications Congress 2011 will take place on 20 September in London. The conference will feature some of the sector's leading comms professionals. For more details or to book a place, visit healthcare commsconference.com

MHP Health Mandate was the big winner at the 2011 Communique Awards last week. The agency picked up seven wins, including comms consultancy of the year, and one highly commended.

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