Global PR, public affairs and investor relations firm Hume Brophy has appointed Broadgate Mainland executive director Roddi Vaughn-Thomas to a new role heading its global financial services PR business, PRWeek has learned.
Thomas Cook bears all the hallmarks of a company about to implode under the weight of public disgust. This is due to its handling of the tragedy in which two children died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty boiler while on holiday in Corfu in October 2006. The deaths, together with the ensuing inquest verdict of unlawful killing last Wednesday, in which Thomas Cook was found to have "breached its duty of care", is a nightmare scenario for a company that has previously been synonymous with family-friendly holidays.
Swiss medicine company Roche Diagnostics has appointed Insight Consulting Group (ICG) to manage its corporate PR, a contract previously held by Say Communications.
Satellite Solutions Worldwide (SSW), the provider of satellite broadband services in the UK and Europe, has appointed financial PR agency Walbrook to manage its comms.
Barclaycard has appointed Cohn & Wolfe as its UK corporate PR agency, replacing Lansons, PRWeek has learned.
Russell Reynolds Associates, the global executive recruitment firm, has appointed Man Bites Dog as its retained UK PR agency following a five-way pitch.
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PR professionals and journalists have heavily criticised Thomas Cook's overall comms strategy in the aftermath of the high-profile deaths of two children on a holiday in Corfu.
Gear4music, the fast-growing online music instrument and equipment retailer, has appointed MHP as its first PR agency as the company announces plans to float on the stock market.
WGSN, the data and insight firm, has hired Ogilvy PR to build a corporate reputation programme across EMEA, North America and APAC.
John Lewis has appointed Pagefield as its first dedicated corporate comms agency following a three-way competitive pitch.
Bellenden has hired Laura Fox, former director of comms for Balfour Beatty's Services division and external affairs secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons, as director of corporate affairs.
Tesco is in discussion with potential candidates to replace its corporate affairs director, Rebecca Shelley, as it struggles to deal with the fallout from a recent accounting scandal and declining revenues, PRWeek understands.
Portsmouth International Port has retained Purple, after Portsmouth City Council put the integrated marketing comms account out to tender last August.
Business Growth Fund (BGF), the £2.5bn business lending service backed by five major banks, has appointed Pagefield to handle its corporate comms following a five-way competitive pitch.
Insurance broker Brightside has brought in Cicero as its first retained corporate PR agency, following a competitive pitch.
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Global tech giant Smiths Group has amalgamated its comms and public affairs departments following the resignation of PR chief Peter Durman, who has been appointed director of investor relations at Imperial Tobacco.
Rain Communications has appointed Rajmeena Aujla as corporate account director.
The PRCA has strengthened its management board with the appointment of Jim Donaldson, senior partner and managing director of FleishmanHillard.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people, has appointed Macmillan Cancer Support head of public affairs Gus Baldwin to a new, expanded corporate affairs role.
Red Consultancy has appointed James Chandler as managing director of its corporate and technology practice.
Montfort Communications has hired Duncan Learmouth from GlaxoSmithKline and James Olley from Brunswick as senior consultants.
Uber has lost another senior member of its PR team as Evelyn Tay, head of the company's APAC comms, leaves after just a year in the post, PRWeek has learned.