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.
National Lottery operator Camelot has hired Telefónica's Glenn Manoff to lead corporate affairs as it plans global expansion.
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.
Industry bodies the APPC, CIPR and PRCA have called on the Government to come clean over the fate of its legislation for a statutory lobbying register, which was not mentioned in the Queen's Speech.
Paddy Power has launched a wide-ranging review of its UK comms operation as it seeks to boost its voice in corporate Britain.
A Cabinet Office spokesman has claimed the Government 'remains committed' to introducing a statutory lobbying register despite a Financial Times report today.
A radical shake-up in government policy creation could create 'a new way of shaping thinking within Number 10' for lobbyists.
Celgene is understood to have appointed Lexington Communications as its first retained agency for the UK and Ireland.
The APPC, CIPR and PRCA have published their joint definition of lobbying, which seeks to expand the scope of any statutory register beyond agencies.
The Association for Project Safety (APS) has appointed Linstock to handle public affairs and PR regarding expected fresh health and safety proposals.
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