Fleishman-Hillard wins the paper chase

Fleishman-Hillard wins the paper chase

Fleishman-Hillard has beaten off Burson-Marsteller to handle business-

to-business PR for Britain’s biggest stationery paper manufacturer UK

Paper. The paper firm, owned by New Zealand-based Fletcher Challenge

Group, is planning a European-wide PR push estimated to be worth in

excess of six figures.

WPP Group sees a rise in profits

WPP Group, parent company of Hill & Knowlton and Ogilvy Adams and

Rinehart, revealed an increase of 1.7 per cent in revenue from PR

activities for the third quarter of 1995, against the same period last

year. The increase was 2.1 per cent once currency movements,

acquisitions and disposals had been stripped out. Overall revenues rose

by 9.5 per cent over the same quarter in 1994, to pounds 376.6million.

Simmonds joins Shandwick Consultants

Karen Simmonds who quit financial agency Brunswick as an associate

partner earlier this year for the presentations business Fox, is to join

Shandwick’s financial and corporate agency Shandwick Consultants.

Simmonds who takes up her new post on 1 November said her decision to

return to financial PR was prompted simply by ‘missing it.’

Inntrepreneur takes on Burson-Marsteller

Pub chain Inntrepreneur Estates has appointed Burson-Marsteller to

handle government relations in the agency’s second win in the space of a

week. The appointment follows the arrival of new communications director

Fiona Antcliffe formerly group manager corporate affairs atCourage. B-M

has also been appointed to handle parliamentary monitoring for Glaxo

Wellcome UK.

PRET seeks outstanding campaigns

The Public Relations Education Trust is calling for examples of

noteworthy PR campaigns for publication, in a bid to improve the level

of PR education. The Trust, which is supported by both the PRCA and the

IPR, intends to publish the case histories in book form every six months

as a source of reference for students, trainees, PR practitioners and

clients. Call PRET on 0171 233 6026.

Infopress wins Reed Accountancy contract

Recruitment firm Reed Accountancy has appointed Infopress to raise its

profile as a professional recruitment adviser, following a six-way

pitch. The campaign will attempt an upmarket shift for Reed’s image as a

provider of temporary staff services and lower level permanent


Unipalm delays pan-Euro agency plans

Unipalm, the UK’s largest provider of connections to the Internet, has

put on hold plans to hire a pan-European PR agency in the wake of the

takeover bid by US Internet access firm UUNET. Meanwhile Unipalm is

looking to develop its in-house PR department by increasing staff from

two to four and expanding its internal communications and media

relations role.

Westminster Strategy recruits Golds

Lobbying firm Westminster Strategy has hired Peter Golds as an account

director from the Chemical Industries Association. Golds, a serving

Conservative councillor in Brent - a longstanding WS client - has

previously worked for MPs Rhodes Boyson and Michael Portillo.


Countywide Communications has asked us to point out that the agency did

not take part in pitching to the Paper Federation of Great Britain to

promote paper recycling, as reported in PR Week last week (October 20).

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