B-M to expand information on Aids
Glaxo Wellcome has hired Burson-Marsteller in a four way pitch to
develop a communications programme for people living with HIV/Aids. B-
M’s brief is to expand access to information for people living with the
Hastings takes BBC strategic post
The BBC has appointed Catherine Hastings, former director of
communications and corporate marketing at the London Business School, to
the new post of manager, corporate communications strategy. Hastings
spent five years at the LBC prior to which she was an account director
with PR agency Valin Pollen. She will report to BBC head of public
affairs Leighton Andrews.
NWW seeks PR to boost good works
North West Water is searching for a PR agency to promote its community
work, which includes reservoir-based environmental classrooms, fund-
raising for national charity WaterAid and partnerships with other
charities. Communications manager Sandra Palmer said NWW wanted an
agency that could ‘demonstrate expertise in this area and show us real
Waterford Crystal postpones UK pitch
Waterford Crystal has announced that its planned pitch for a UK agency
(PR Week, 1 March 1996) is to be postponed for another three months in
order to allow its new UK market manager, Paul Kennedy, time to become
Barlow puts London investment first
Former Granada/LWT International publicity manager Anna Barlow, has been
appointed as communications manager at the London First Centre - the
inward investment agency for London. She will report to communications
director Robert Gordon Clark and chief executive of the London First
Centre John Cox.
Wake is right connection for Nynex
Cable company Nynex has appointed Joanne Wake as its new corporate media
relations manager. She has been with the company for two years working
in its Bournemouth and Bromley offices. She replaces Simon Bond who left
to join United Artists in Bristol last November.
Northern Rock opts for in-house PR
The Northern Rock Building Society has said it has no immediate plans to
employ an outside financial PR agency following the announcement of its
flotation plans last week. David Henderson, the society’s head of
corporate communications, said all PR surrounding the proposed
conversion will initially be handled in house.
Mellor announces retirement
David Mellor, 60, chief broadcast officer with the Post Office, has
announced his retirement after several decades working in the media.
Before joining the Post Office in 1979, Mellor worked for Reuters and
the BBC. During his 16 year stint with the BBC, he spent seven years on
Radio 4’s Today programme. He retires at the end of June.
Lyons Waddell soothed by Savlon win
Zyma Healthcare has picked Lyons Waddell PR to handle the estimated
pounds 50,000-fee business for Savlon and Baby Savlon. The agency beat
Lowe Bell Good Relations and Bates Healthcom - the PR division of the
advertising network Bates Dorland to win the contract.