Heathrow Airport has appointed Red Consultancy, Hope & Glory and Cow PR to its new consumer agency roster, replacing Mischief and Surname & Surname.
From 21 April, mobile-friendliness will carry more weight in mobile Google search rankings.
Retailer Atterley Road has chosen Aisle 8 to handle its public relations.
Alexander PR has been appointed by film producer The Electric Shadow Company to handle product placement and promotional activities for upcoming film The Hippopotamus.
Music video hosting service Vevo has appointed DawBell PR for a consumer and trade media brief, while hiring Dot Levine from UK Music as its new comms manager.
Vauxhall Motors has issued a brief for its consumer PR account, with incumbent agency John Doe set to repitch for the work.
Bourne Leisure, the UK short-break hotel company, which owns Warner Leisure, Haven Holidays and Butlins, has hired Bottle PR for a social media brief following a five-way pitch.
3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting has put PHA Media in charge of its comms in the UK, following a competitive pitch.
Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has brought in We Are Caffeine to provide global PR support for The Venture, a campaign to find the most promising entrepreneurs and business start-ups.
Price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com has sent out a brief for its energy business, which is currently handled by Lansons.
Nintendo UK has hired PrettyGreen, replacing 77PR, the consumer arm of Fishburn.
Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck Group has called in Freuds to manage external comms and crisis management, following the recent return of director Jo Livingston.
The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) has appointed Grayling on a 12-month contract.
Hills Balfour, the travel and tourism specialist, has been appointed as the UK PR agency for GoEuro after a six-way competitive pitch.
Independent energy provider First Utility has enlisted Hatch Communications to create sports sponsorship campaigns following a non-competitive pitch.
Gosh, what a load of hand-wringing fuss about Robert Phillips' book Trust Me, PR is Dead.
"When Will Your Data Breach Happen? Not a question of if but when." This is a March 2015 headline from a well-read security news site.
Trust is earned when reputation becomes central to every business decision, but it is a job that requires constant refinement and evolution.
Press events are an excellent way to raise awareness of a brand or service among consumers and key members of the press. If executed well, an event provides an incentive for journalists to leave their desks and interact directly with the brand, which in turn provides a level of exposure and engagement that money can't buy.
I recently did some research for the Public Relations Consultants Association to determine best practice models for international comms teams. There were a number of insights:
A sure fire way to a strong public profile is being recognised as influential. I've been thinking a lot about the nature of influence lately, mostly through my involvement in putting together a list of the 50 most influential people when it comes to higher education policy.
The Woodland Trust and Yorkshire Tea have formed a partnership to plant 500,000 trees over the next five years, plus a further 500,000 in Africa.
Epic Dave, the character from the MoneySuperMarket adverts, has recreated his signature 'Epic Strut' at the National Autistic Society (NAS) as part of a campaign for World Autism Awareness Week.
According to the BBC's Lab UK Project with Cambridge University, I would be happiest if I lived in Fylde, Lancashire.
International rugby players Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward and Bryan Habana supported a local rugby match in Hampshire as part of Land Rover's Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign We Deal In Real.
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Lidl has appointed Maya Orr as PR manager to help strengthen the supermarket's press relations function.
Christian Averill has worked at the company since November 2012.
Group head of PR at Barratt Developments, Paul Howlett-Davey, is leaving to join business consultancy Milner Strategic Marketing, as head of strategic public relations.
She will continue in her role at H+K until April 30.
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.