Lord Chadlington, Huntsworth's chief executive, has said the group made a good start to 2013 despite the 'difficult' trading environment in the UK and Europe.
The oil market's effect on petrol prices is back in the news after a feisty intervention by the Automobile Association attacking 'spivs and shady middle men'.
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.
Survey-led market research company OnePoll has acquired rival Response Fusion for a six-figure sum.
Sports charity StreetGames has appointed Capella PR as it seeks to raise awareness of its efforts to bring sport to some of the UK's most deprived young people and communities.
Bell Pottinger Public Affairs is signalling its support for the Association of Professional Political Consultants' regulatory code by joining for the first time since the APPC's formation in 1994.
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.
Former director of Africa Practice, Kim Polley, has been appointed to head up College Hill's corporate practice in South Africa.
National Lottery operator Camelot has hired Telefónica's Glenn Manoff to lead corporate affairs as it plans global expansion.
The Independent's former editor-in-chief and MD Simon Kelner is heading up a newly created PR agency launched by advertising agency Beattie McGuinness Bungay (BMB).
HTC is in closed talks with agencies over a brief to drive sales of its forthcoming make-or-break phone.
The independent board charged with settling the future of embattled FTSE 100 miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) is understood to have brought in Brunswick to help communicate its actions.
Cleantech business PowerPerfector has handed Harvard PR a brief to promote its energy-saving technology.
MacLaurin Media's top two directors, Rania Johnson and Will Iredale, are launching their own comms agencies as their boss 'steps away from the coalface'.
Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei has awarded W Communications its retained UK consumer PR account.
Larger PR agencies are winning digital business from specialist shops as they strengthen their in-house expertise, according to industry research.
South African Tourism (SAT) is hunting for digital support as it seeks to overturn 'negative perception' in the UK.
Education Secretary Michael Gove was discovered to have based a claim of 'disturbing historical ignorance' among teenagers in an article he wrote for The Mail on Sunday in March partly on statistics from PR surveys by Premier Inn and UKTV Gold.
Westminster Advisers has hired an associate director and two account directors after a strategic review and amid other staff departures.
E.ON's comms head Guy Esnouf has left the company after five years in the role.
Spanish hotels group Meliá Hotels International has brought in travel PR agency Luca as it consolidates its international comms work.
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