The Week

Weber Shandwick has hired Simon Evans, The Independent on Sunday's deputy business editor, in the newly created role of head of business media. He begins at the start of July.

Next Fifteen Communications saw revenue increase by two per cent, to £34.2m, and pre-tax profit rise 44 per cent, to £2.08m, for the six months to 31 January 2010.

Wyndham Hotel Group has called in Four Communications to handle corporate and consumer PR campaigns across EMEA.

Bjorn Edlund, former head of group comms at Royal Dutch Shell, is joining Burson-Marsteller as a senior adviser.

Chivas Brothers' Scotch whisky brand The Glenlivet has put a global digital PR brief up for grabs. Chivas Regal has appointed Cake to handle a separate global digital project.

GolinHarris has hired Alexis Dalrymple, formerly an associate director at Hotwire, as director of its b2b practice.

Lexis has been called in by the Royal Golf Federation of Spain to handle PR for Madrid's Ryder Cup 2018 candidacy.

Urbanism, the operator of Portobello Green Market, has appointed Believe Eve to position the London market as a 'must visit' destination.

St Lucia Tourist Board has chosen Consolidated PR as its retained PR agency for the UK and Ireland.

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