60-second summary: last week's PR news (24 February)

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Air France/KLM: awarded press office duties to The Red Consultancy
Air France/KLM: awarded press office duties to The Red Consultancy

Account reviews

Freedrinks is searching for an agency for the relaunch of its soft drink ZEO.

Arts Council England issued a tender for press office and media monitoring services.

People moves

Josh Rosenstock is set to join Apple as director of corporate comms for the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region.

Richard Brookes is to leave City Hall to head corporate affairs at News International.

Matt Lambert joined UK shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla from Betfair.

Lance Concannon was hired by Harvard PR as head of digital.

Michael Saxton joined Grayling's Future Planet division as joint MD.

Stig Albinus was promoted to global healthcare chair at APCO.

Chris Ewens was hired by Harvard PR as head of campaigns and content.

Alex Wood and Mat Rawlins were hired by Ogilvy as creative directors.

Tim Morris, the Parole Board's comms head, was poached by Linstock.

Stephen Fishleigh is to move from Citigate to BackBay Communications as a director.

Client wins

The Red Consultancy was hired to run Air France/KLM's UK press office.

Grayling won the account to handle international comms for a joint British Library and Qatar Foundation project.

Citigate is to support corporate and financial comms for annuity provider Partnership Assurance. 

InHouse Communications won a brief from the National House Building Council.

Red Door was drafted in to drive consumer awareness for compression hosiery retailer Daylong.

Pagefield was handed a project for gift card firm Gift Voucher Shop.

Broadgate Mainland was appointed as home equity release specialist Stonehaven's retained PR agency.

Kindred landed work for Arts University Bournemouth.

Agency investments and restructures

We Are Social, the social media agency, is to start offering a paid media service.

Other news

The BBC's comms division is to grow in influence and become more closely aligned with its policy.

The PRCA signed an agreement with a new training provider for the £1.2m Government-backed apprenticeship scheme.

A high-powered comms taskforce including chiefs from EADS and the Science Museum is working to boost the profile of engineering.

The wine and spirits industry embarked on a public affairs and consumer PR drive to fight David Cameron's attempt to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.

Iceland's comms chief explained the reasons for his CEO Malcolm Walker's criticism of councils over the horsemeat council.

Half of agency leaders believed the horsemeat scandal will have a 'significantly negative' impact on trust in meat products.

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