The Week

Seventy-Seven has appointed former Slice MD Nadia Gabbie as MD. She replaces James Gordon-Macintosh, who left to set up Hope & Glory.

Third City has appointed former Band & Brown Communications CEO Gill Brown as a partner. Brown formerly worked with Third City founder Graz Belli at Band & Brown.

Weber Shandwick global vice-chair Gail Heimann has been appointed as this year's PR jury president for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which takes place on 17-23 June.

Syco Entertainment has recruited former Daily Mail showbusiness reporter Ben Todd as UK head of media.

The BIG Partnership has hired former Daily Record and Scottish Sun editor Bruce Waddell as director of media.

The Royal Albert Hall has brought in Good Relations on a 12-month retainer brief, to publicise its charitable efforts.

MGM Advantage, a retirement income firm, has launched a pitch process for an agency to deliver a 12-month consumer brief.

Weber Shandwick has launched Creative Capital, aimed at providing clients with new revenue streams.

The Institute of Directors has begun its search for PR agency of the year.

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