Grayling has won the National Casino Forum (NCF) account after a competitive five-way pitch.
Stagecoach West, the bus operator servicing Gloucester, Cheltenham and North Bristol, has appointed 10 Yetis PR to develop a consumer campaign following a four-way pitch.
National Lottery Good Causes is reviewing bids from consumer PR agencies to promote its Brand Ambassador network, an initiative to get young people involved in Lottery-funded projects.
LightBrigade has won a competitive pitch to run Freedom Brewery's press office and engage a broad consumer audience.
Dunlop Tyres has appointed KINC to support its new brand positioning strategy, following a competitive pitch.
Australia's Bundaberg Brewed Drinks has brought in Kaper to promote its ginger beer brand in the UK, following a competitive pitch.
Dating website 2RedBeans has retained Ignite PR as it looks to break into the European market, starting with the UK.
Heathrow Airport has appointed Red Consultancy, Hope & Glory and Cow PR to its new consumer agency roster, replacing Mischief and Surname & Surname.
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.
From 21 April, mobile-friendliness will carry more weight in mobile Google search rankings.
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.
The fear factor is never far away, leading us to distract and comfort ourselves when we should be comforting each other.
The historian Simon Schama said in The Guardian recently that we have become the "look down" generation.
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.
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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.