Global: The Week in Global PR

Morrissey, the singer and songwriter, has hired Susan Blond as his PR agency for his upcoming US tour. His 33-venue tour is scheduled to start in Boston on 5 October.

DEC Public Relations in Australia has been called in by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to launch the Ghost Extended Wheelbase, the sixth new Rolls-Royce model. The move coincides with the opening of the luxury car marque's expanded showroom in Sydney.

South Dakota's child protection division is looking for an agency to handle a state-wide campaign for foster care recruitment.

Zappos, the US online shoe and apparel retailer, has pulled the request for proposal it issued in May, after deciding to stick with incumbent agency Kel & Partners.

Merchant Customer Exchange, a US firm recently formed by major retailers to develop a mobile-payment network, has brought in Olson PR to handle pre-launch comms.

Atlanta Hawks' longtime vicepresident of PR Arthur Triche has left the role he has held since 1989 as the basketball team's top contact for media. Atlanta Hawks called Triche's exit 'a personnel decision' but did not release a statement on the move.

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