Major rugby equipment maker Rhino Rugby has appointed Mercieca as its retained agency in the run-up to the British and Irish rugby team's tour of Australia.
Furniture giant Ikea has awarded Hope&Glory a retained account to handle its consumer press office, previously held by Cake, though it has yet to conclude a wider PR review.
National Lottery operator Camelot has hired Telefónica's Glenn Manoff to lead corporate affairs as it plans global expansion.
South African Tourism (SAT) is hunting for digital support as it seeks to overturn 'negative perception' in the UK.
Spanish hotels group Meliá Hotels International has brought in travel PR agency Luca as it consolidates its international comms work.
Pegasus has been brought in to handle a major consumer PR drive for two personal care brands, Cuticura and Soft & Gentle, on a retained basis.
Ascot Racecourse has appointed Promote PR to generate media coverage for a number of racing events this summer including Royal Ascot.
Propeller PR has been chosen to help the makers of BBC TV series Cash in The Attic go digital and 'dust off the reputation of the antiques world'.
Ford Retail has selected The Red Consultancy to develop a centralised comms function following a six-way pitch.
After Dame Helen Mirren scolded a troupe of street drummers for making noise in the street during her performance as the Queen in The Audience last weekend, the Oscar-winning actress has been pictured smiling with the group.
Pitch PR has won the contest to promote the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games beyond Scotland.
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