Trumpeting the name change, founder Rachel O'Connor enthuses: 'This evolution really reflects the skills-set that we now have within the agency.' And Siren PR's exciting new name? Er, Siren Communications ... Not to be outdone, the British Retail Consortium this week sent out a press release headlined: 'Fule duty rises would do double damage.' Flack has seen a few typos over the years, but has it ever been done in the first word of a release? ... Congrats to Precise Media's Kristina Andriotis who, we learn via The Sun, is expecting a child next month with footie legend Teddy Sheringham. The Currant Bun did not provide details of Kristina's job, other than to describe her as a 'PR girl'. But the tabloid made amends by describing her as Teddy's 'striking partner'. Puntastic ... Finally, the Communicative Relations Awards from PR Professionals (CRAPPs) are back! The awards, devised by PR agency 10 Yetis, celebrate 'the uniquely frosty relationship PR people and journalists share'. New categories include the most 'fanciable journalist', alongside old fave 'most likely to tell you to sling your hook' award. Nominations are open until 30 November, with the results to be unveiled on 15 December ...
Senior Account Director, consumer/consumer technology Foundry, The London
Head of External Relations, London Underground and London Rail Transport for London London
Associate Director/Public Affairs/Financial Service/Central London Foundry, The Central London
Internal Communications Manager VMA Group Central London
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Vodafone UK has hired Paddy Toyne-Sewell to head up its external comms in a newly created role.
PRWeek's Top 150 PR Consultancies, the annual ranking of the UK’s PR agencies, is now open for entries.
Britain's biggest-selling red-top kicked off a six-month partnership with breast cancer charity CoppaFeel to encourage women - and men - to regularly check themselves for signs of the disease.
Ketchum, the US-headquartered agency that has worked for Russia since 2006, has said the relationship continues but does not include advice on the current situation in Ukraine.
The trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault got under way at Southwark Crown Court today.