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Mahony moves up at JP Morgan

Mahony moves up at JP Morgan



JP Morgan has named Richard Mahony as its new head of corporate

communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Currently head of

worldwide media relations, he will replace Joe Evangelisti at the end of

this year. Richard Holloway had been due to take up the post but opted

to remain with The Maitland Consultancy (PR Week, 1 November).



OPRA hires Fishburn Hedges for PR advice



Fishburn Hedges has been hired to advise on PR and visual identity for

the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA) leading up to its

official launch in April 1997. OPRA, which was set up by the 1995

Pensions Act, will safeguard the interests of Britain’s 10 million

occupational pension scheme members.



Shilland to give Brylcreem Xmas bounce



Shilland and Co is spearheading a marketing push for Brylcreem’s new

hair care range for men. Timed for Christmas, the ‘Stocking Filler’

campaign includes the placing of advertorials in men’s consumer and

football titles.



DTI hands design exhibition to Gulf H&K



Gulf Hill and Knowlton has been appointed by the UK Department of Trade

and Industry as PR consultants for next February’s British Design

Excellence exhibition in Bahrain. Exhibitors will include Rolls Royce

Engines, Filofax and MG Rover.



Campaigners triumph in BEMAs



The Council for the Protection of Rural England picked up the award for

Best Information Campaign by an NGO at this week’s British Environment

and Media Awards, for its ‘Tranquil Areas’ campaign on traffic density.

Campaigner Penny Ward of pressure group Yorkshire WaterWatch, won the

Andrew Lees Memorial Award. The Guardian was named Newspaper of the Year

and the Environmental Journalist of the Year was Charles Clover of the

Daily Telegraph.



Leedex picks up Work Group Systems



Leedex has won a pounds 100,000-plus international media relations

account with WorkGroup Systems. It won the business, which will focus on

the American software firm’s helpdesk and asset management product

Quetzal, following a four-way pitch.



Webber joins Laura Sandys Associates



Miles Webber, previously director of the Labour Friends of Israel, has

joined Laura Sandys Associates to run its parliamentary team.



PR reshuffle at Advertising Association



Advertising Association head of external affairs and PR Jonathan Bullock

has been promoted to the new post of head of public affairs. Arabella

Price, public affairs assistant, becomes press officer.



Craig is latest IGA member to join Rowland



Ex-Ian Greer Associates senior account executive Kevin Craig has joined

The Rowland Company’s corporate division as an account manager. Former

IGA director Jonathan Hopkins joined the agency last month (PR Week, 25

October).



IPR to explore the magic of television



The IPR is hosting an evening presentation called ‘Make the Most of

Television’, on 28 November, as part of its Meet the Editors programme.



Infopress wins Pathlore Software account



Infopress has won a pounds 50,000 account with US computer-based

training firm Pathlore Software.



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