The Week

Iain Bundred has joined Downing Street as a special adviser on media. He was formerly James Purnell's special adviser.

NIKE is moving its Western European PR and comms function to London from the Netherlands. Also, Claire Parnell is joining from Hill & Knowlton as PR manager focusing on football and running.

Next Fifteen Communications Group has acquired New York-based M Booth & Associates for $17.25m and will integrate it with Lexis PR.

Hanover has hired Neil Lindsay, director at public affairs specialist Jefferson, as associate director.

Samsung UK has taken on Porter Novelli senior account manager Nadia Szajkowski as PR manager.

PUMA UK has handed EdenCancan a brief to promote its Puma Archive and women's fashion ranges.

Edelman's Europe revenue grew 11.5 per cent during its 2009 fiscal year, on a like-for-like currency basis. Global revenues declined slightly to $446m.

Adrian Johnson, the former board director of Lucre, has launched an agency called Umpf. Johnson has also worked at Wakefield Council and Lynx.

Bell Pottinger Public Affairs is cancelling its usual champagne reception during party conference season. Chairman Peter Bingle said: 'The public mood has changed.'

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