The Week

BREAKING NEWS: The PRCA has appointed Hill & Knowlton EMEA chair and CEO Sally Costerton as vice-chairman of the PRCA, assuming the chairman's role in mid 2010. She replaces Carrot Communications' CEO Richard Houghton.

Golin Harris has hired Catherine Franklin as a global director for the agency's Nokia business.

CIPR president and CC group director Kevin Taylor has formed a consultancy, Robertson Taylor PR.

Lexis Public Relations has signed up music specialist Nick McEwen to launch a dedicated division.

Freeview has handed its corporate comms account to GallieGodfrey ahead of next year's HD roll-out.

Lansons Communications has been retained by Moneysupermarket.com to support its financial services consumer PR.

Friends Provident has handed its consumer PR account to Cohn & Wolfe.

Chris Steel, former head of press and PR for IBM UK, has joined APCO Worldwide as an associate director in its London office.

Bell Yard Communications, the litigation specialist, is one of the five founder members of a global network to provide crisis and litigation comms support, the Crisis & Litigation Communicators' Alliance (CLC-Alliance).

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