Global: The Week in Global PR

Mazda North America's PR chief Jay Amestoy has stepped down after 22 years, but will remain an adviser to the firm.

The Defense Human Resource Activity, a sub-agency of the US Department of Defense, has called in Mullen to perform a wide range of services including PR, advertising and marketing.

Andy Pray, former senior vice-president of digital strategy at Ruder Finn, has launched his own Brooklyn-based firm, Praytell Strategy.

The American Federation of Teachers has brought in Widmeyer Communications to help it and its affiliates generate publicity for the Share My Lesson website.

Edelman New York is helping Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza, to deal with the media, according to The Washington Post.

ZH-Communications has been appointed as Baileys' PR agency in China, after a four-way pitch held during October.

Campaign Asia has revealed the PR Agency of the Year prize winners for Greater China. Gold went to Daniel J Edelman China Group, silver to Fleishman-Hillard China and bronze to BlueFocus PR Consulting.

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