Property development company Canary Wharf Group has appointed Brands2Life as its retained agency to handle consumer and lifestyle PR, following a competitive pitch.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Rich Turner from House PR to lead comms for Channel 5 and MTV in the UK.
Living Ventures Group, owner of The Alchemist cocktail bar brand, has appointed Turn Key to handle PR and social media for the launch of its new site in Leeds, following a six-way pitch.
Procter & Gamble (P&G), the consumer products company, is reducing the number of agencies it works with globally in PR, advertising and marketing, to improve spending efficiency across the business.
Brands2Life, Firstlight PR and Kallaway are supporting LinkedIn's 'Bring In Your Parents' (BIYP) initiative, a global campaign to engage parents with their child's career, in what is set to be the social networking site's largest consumer campaign in the UK to date.
Hills Balfour has won bids to handle promotion and comms for both Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) and Tourisme Québec in the UK.
PR firm The Agency says it achieved an 'opportunity to see' (OTS) of 170 million with a PR stunt involving revealing the 'top-secret' recipe for Prince William's favourite lamb burger, as part of a campaign for its client Welsh Lamb.
A viral infographic discussing the negative effects of drinking a can of Coca-Cola has been played down by the drinks firm.
Havas PR UK has been given a retained contract as the PR agency for Mecca Bingo.
Vodafone has put its consumer and social media work up for review, with incumbent Burson-Marsteller believed to be among the final four agencies.
Food and drink manufacturer Hain Daniels Group, whose brands include New Covent Garden Soup, Hartley's and Linda McCartney, has hired Wild Card to manage its UK consumer and trade press office.
Customers have expressed outrage on social media after apparently mistakenly believing Tesco will stop selling all Ribena products.
Online customer reviews have become an increasingly important factor in brand communications - one that companies must take note of, according to a Newcastle Business School study.
Online wine retailer Virgin Wines is inviting pitches from agencies for a consumer-focused PR campaign.
PR director in charge of product launches says firm only communicates when it can add value to users, advertisers or investors.
The launch of the 'web celeb' magazine Oh My Vlog is just the latest sign of the rise and rise of the vlog-star and today's teenage consumers are tomorrow's consumers with clout.
Recent breaches of the Committee of Advertising Practice code by bloggers show that the line between editorial and advertorial is being policed and PRs should be mindful of this when planning campaigns.
The owners of the Ashley Madison website have a reputational crisis on their hands and some might argue they got what they deserve.
New PR techniques are great but you should make sure you get some of the oldest tactics right first.
The PR world has always had a large number of gay practitioners but support networks for this community remain notably absent.
Brands are no strangers to art event sponsorships.
Relatives of UK prisoners of war have urged Mitsubishi to extend its apology to all prisoners subjected to forced labour during the Second World War after its historic apology to US POWs at the weekend.
Many international organisations still insist on seeing the Middle East as one big mass, but it is a mistake to parcel individual countries together too closely.
It's not easy for brands to keep their emojians under control today.
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James Nester, the former UK creative director at We Are Social, has been hired by Weber Shandwick as its new executive creative director.
Publicasity has promoted Paul McCaffrey to director and hired two new associate directors; Barbara Normile from Clarion Communications and Lucy Richardson from Richmond Towers.
Exposure has made nine redundancies in London following the resignation of UK managing director Keir Mather after just seven months in the role.
Frank PR has snapped up Paddy Hobbs from Cow PR as an associate director.
Tina Woods has joined Lansons from Ogilvy Healthworld to launch a new division of the comms firm, Lansons Health.
Henry Warrington has been made creative director of comms agency Third City.