The Week

Glasgow Council leader Steven Purcell has called in Media House International to help manage the media attention surrounding his shock resignation this week. Purcell had been tipped as a possible future leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Red Knights, the City financiers that want to buy Manchester United, are understood to have called in Finsbury to provide PR advice.

Lexis PR has recruited Jason Gallucci, the former MD of Slice PR, to help manage the agency with CEO Margot Raggett.

Morrisons, the supermarket chain, has called in M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment to promote its partnership of England's bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The International Federation for Animal Health, a non-profit organisation that represents manufacturers of veterinary medicines, has selected Grayling to manage a new global comms project.

Pho, the Vietnamese restaurant group, has hired ING Media ahead of its national expansion plans.

Fiat has brought in Taylor Herring to deal with publicity around a new talent search and showcase, the Evo Music Rooms, to be shown on Channel 4.

The Balvenie, the Scotch whisky brand, has called in Seventy Seven PR to handle its UK and global consumer PR after a four-way pitch.

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