60-second summary: last week's PR news (2 February)

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Red Bull: moved sports PR account to Pitch
Red Bull: moved sports PR account to Pitch

Account reviews

Iglo Group is consolidating consumer, b2b and social media work for Birds Eye in the UK.

Blinkbox is in closed talks with three agencies and is set to part ways with incumbent Shine.

People moves

Shelley Joyce is joining Hill+Knowlton Strategies to head its change and internal comms team.

Richard Stokoe, the head of comms at London Fire Brigade, made his own role redundant.

Zoe Thorogood is moving from Luther Pendragon to become a special advisor to Eric Pickles.

Ayesha Bharmal left Fishburn Hedges to join AstraZeneca as global media director.

Michael Buckley is leaving Brunswick Group in the US for a top communications role at Facebook.

Mark Pack is leaving MHP for an associate director role at Blue Rubicon.

Eamonn Carey is joining MHP as its new head of digital.

Client wins

Pitch took over Red Bull's UK sports PR.

Pelham Bell Pottinger was handed Europe-wide corporate work for Iglo Group.

Cicero picked up duties supporting the launch of the Whisky Trading Company.

Bell Pottinger Public Affairs scooped the account for video games company Codemasters.

EdenCancan was selected to promote the first conference of the Beauty Fashion and Vloggers Alliance.

Brunswick was awarded UK PR for the listing of the Moscow Exchange on its own trading platform.

Luther Pendragon was drafted in to work for a businessman in dispute with new airline FastJet.

Blue Communications reeled in global PR for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).

Stir PR landed trade PR duties for Rexam in the UK.

Influence Associates was called in to spread word of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult.

Octopus Group won a brief from Creativepool.

Agency investments and restructures

XYZ was launched by two former heads of Mischief's experiential arm.

Interel reorganised its six country offices into a group management structure.

Other news

The CIPR amended how it chooses its president after having to scrap last year's elections.

The PRCA set up a Diversity Network chaired by Tanya Joseph and vice-chaired by Robert Phillips.

Music retailer HMV found its Twitter account revealing to the world that 60 staff were being made redundant.

Ryanair's new comms head Robin Kiely said his comms strategy will not include social media.

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