Jaguar Land Rover is moving its Land Rover PR account to Spark44, a joint venture agency owned 50:50 by Spark44 management and Jaguar Land Rover.
Dessert brand Gü has hired Mischief as its retained consumer agency.
Racepoint Global has released a study analysing how the world's media titles report on mobile technology, offering advice for comms professionals based on the outcomes.
SurveyMonkey, the free online survey company, has appointed Bite to drive its expansion in the UK.
West One Bathrooms, a bespoke bathroom supplier, has hired Luchford APM to develop an international PR and events campaign.
Right Guard, the deodorant and shower gel brand, has appointed Emanate as its retained agency for PR and social media, following a competitive pitch.
Clementine Communications has been appointed to handle the PR for the second UK branch of Parisian restaurant Les Gourmets des Ternes, following a non-competitive pitch.
The Zeitgeist Agency has won a competitive pitch for new ticketing service Una for an initial four-month launch period.
London-based creative comms agency The Upper Story has been launched by former creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi, Danielle Gaboury.
Geometry PR has been appointed to increase awareness of Somerset-based shopping destination Clarks Village, following a competitive pitch.
QHotels, a luxury hotel chain, has appointed Aberfield Communications to handle PR for the brand and its range of 27 four- and five-star hotels across the UK.
Sopexa UK has been appointed to handle the PR for Portuguese port and wine company Sogevinus. The wine, food and lifestyle agency won the account for a three-year period after a competitive pitch.
Five agencies, including Burson-Marsteller, Hills Balfour, Luchford, KBC and Representation Plus, are flying out to Kingston to pitch for the Jamaica Tourist Board consumer account, PRWeek has learned.
CG Restaurants & Bars has hired House PR to work on a project basis for its Dirty Martini cocktail bar brand, PRWeek understands, after parting company with Lucre PR earlier this year.
Stonegate Pub Company, which owns The Living Room and Yates' brands, has appointed Lucre to handle the PR for its Slug and Lettuce chain.
A week ago the airline Lufthansa was hobbled by a third consecutive day of strike action by its pilots. Aircraft were grounded, flights cancelled and the travel plans of thousands of air travellers disrupted.
A2 Milk, the specialist milk brand, has launched its Welcome Back to Milk Campaign with rugby star Danny Cipriani as official ambassador.
Beagle Street, the online life insurance provider, launched a PR stunt with 500 paper dogs made from £10 notes, which were let loose on the streets of London.
London & Partners, the official promotional company for London, launched its international search for an Official Guest of Honour in November 2014 and has released a video of the winner's two-week stay.
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Elephant Communications has appointed Sophia Harrison, former vice-president of EU comms at private equity house Blackstone, to join its leadership team.
Westminster Policy Institute has appointed two new associates, Sonia Sodha and Chris Yiu.
W has hired Holly Maguire from ad agency Anomaly as a director, while promoting Richard Tompkins to UK managing director.
M&C Saatchi PR has announced the appointment of Gary Wheeldon-Doyle to the newly created role of global managing director.
Exposure has recruited Jonathan Fraser from Holler to lead its digital and social media business, shortly after the appointment of Holler founder Simon Hankin to the same division.
Mischief has made two senior hires - Tesco's former head of consumer PR Jess Buttress and Freddy Davies from The Red Consultancy.