The Week

- The Credit Crunch could mean that 1,000 PR agency jobs are lost as the industry consolidates over the next 12 months, according to Plimsoll Analysis. The firm analysed 1,000 UK PR agencies.

- Trimedia UK's CEO Paul Kelly has left the agency without a new job in place. He will be replaced by MD Loretta Tobin. Kelly was the former CEO of Harrison Cowley before it merged with Trimedia in 2007.

- Cisco has hired Windsor-based Octopus Communications to handle its comms in the UK and Ireland. The account is believed to be worth £250,000 annually.

- Genting International, the UK's biggest casino operator, has selected Lucre to help launch its first online brand. The agency will use media relations and social networking.

- Liverpool Culture Company comms chief Paul Newman is to become the first head of comms for Media City UK, the home to 2,000 BBC staff by 2011.

- Weber Shandwick has opened a Leeds office that will be run by account director James French, formerly a head of PR at Poulters. He will work alongside WS Manchester and Leeds MD Jo Leah.

- Lastminute.com group has brought in Sea Glass, led by former Bite Communications global strategy director Bruce Dodworth, for a European strategy development brief.

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