News in brief: 30 June 2006

A brief look at some of this week's leading PR news stories

CONSUMER Bell Pottinger Consumer creative and new business director Matt Fernley has left the agency after just over a year. It is not known whether he has another job to go to. The agency is recruiting for a replacement.

MEDIA The Independent's managing editor Charlie Burgess is to act as a freelance consultant to Julia Hobsbawm's venture Editorial Intelligence. He announced this week he will quit the paper.

CORPORATE Fujifilm has appointed Canon UK senior PR executive Hayley Buery as UK PR manager. She replaces Jenny Hodge, who joined Sharp Electronics as PR and comms manager at the beginning of January.

CONSUMER Dating website Match.com is using retained agency Cherish PR to promote a live reality TV advert, which will appear during the ad breaks of ITV1's Love Island on Sunday 6 August. It will feature two winners of a search for ‘charismatic singletons', launching next week.

AGENCY Manchester agencies Ethos Public Relations Partnership and KWA PR have merged to create Ethos Public Relations. The firm will be run on co-operative principles, with all five employees serving as directors on identical salaries.

CONSUMER Furniture maker Multiyork has appointed Cambridge-based PR shop Amino, and parted company with Halpern. Marketing director Sarah Herbert said that, since hiring Halpern, Multiyork had become a well-established name, and that a local agency would now be able to maintain its profile.

INTERNAL COMMS Hill & Knowlton has appointed Royal Bank of Scotland strategy manager Scott McKenzie as senior consultant in its change and internal comms team. McKenzie will attempt to build a ‘market-leading financial services offering' within H&K.

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