The Week

The BBC has promoted current head of press Donald Steel to a new role as chief comms adviser. Steel will provide strategic counsel on comms issues, including advising on reputational crises.

Frank PR's director Jo Slatem is leaving the agency after only seven months. She joined from The Red Consultancy where she was director of consumer brands.

The British Athletes' Commission, which supports Olympic, Paralympic and world-class athletes, has appointed Promote PR.

Kindred has hired Anton Ezer from Red Bee Media as its new creative director and former Lewis CFO Matt Long as financial director.

Hennessy has selected Pitch to promote the drinks brand's sponsorship of the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday, 28 November.

Team London Bridge, which delivers projects and services to the local business community, has chosen The SPA Way to run a media relations campaign to help its re-election in 2010's autumn ballot.

Tangerine has bolstered its social media offering with the acquisition of Juice Digital. Juice will become a division of the Manchester-based PR firm.

The UK Drugs Policy Commission has hired Community Service Volunteers' Victoria Silver as head of comms.

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