Public Sector: The Public Sector Week

New PR chief for Border Agency, South Bristol launches stop-smoking drive.

The UK Border Agency has appointed Debbie Porter as deputy director of communications. Until last week she was head of policy communications at the Department for International Development.

South Bristol Primary Care Trust is launching a six-week campaign next January to help local residents stop smoking. The campaign will involve six face-to-face brand ambassadors in different locations in Bristol approaching smokers and talking to them about the services available. The ambassadors will be aiming to sign up ten people per day to the scheme.

NHS County Durham has appointed a new head of communications and PR. Mary Bewley joins from her role as head of communications and marketing for Impact, which oversees Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees primary care trusts, all in Teesside. Bewley's new role includes a remit to build brand recognition as the local leader of the NHS, to manage relationships with healthcare providers, and to lead social marketing approaches in health prevention.

Brighton & Hove City Council has run a series of online 'teaser ads' on YouTube to promote the city's first-ever all night cultural festival on 25 October, which attracted more than 15,000 people. In the space of a week the online ad generated over 3,400 viewers, of which 2,800 went on to the council's website.

Amanda Nelson, a Cheshire County Council press officer, has died after a short and sudden illness. She worked as launch editor of in-house magazine Our Cheshire and Your Cheshire. Nelson was previously a press officer for Merseyside Police, and senior reporter at the Cheshire Chronicle.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

Department store John Lewis is to use its 150th anniversary this year to talk about its history, which "not enough people know about", according to director of communications Peter Cross.

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

The man who helped Barack Obama win the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections is to work for Labour along with members of his team.

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Pay-TV giant Sky has added Fever PR to its agency line-up for a wide-ranging brief covering products and services.

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been sent home for Easter and will reconvene on Tuesday for further deliberations about its verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault.

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

The Home Office has tasked Munro & Forster (M&F) with supporting its campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a wider retained brief.