30 May 2008 | by Chloe Markowicz
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Seven major agencies are believed to be fighting it out for a global brief with Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, owner of mobile companies 02 and Movistar.
The campaigner behind this week's motorway demonstrations against fuel tax has blasted industry trade bodies, calling their lobbying efforts 'woefully inadequate'.
Confectionery giant Mars has put its entire UK corporate and public affairs account out to pitch, potentially ending a 25-year relationship with incumbent Grayling.
Gordon Brown's latest comms offensive involves cold-calling members of the public who have written him letters, according to sources close to Downing Street.
eBay has dropped Bell Pottinger as its retained UK corporate agency after three years, replacing it with rival firm Blue Rubicon.
AGENCY: The UK's top 100 marcoms firms now control 95 per cent of the market compared with 91 per cent two years ago, according to a new report by Plimsoll Publishing. But the report says the total value of these top 100 companies has dropped by 40 per cent over the past 12 months, making consolidation...
CONSUMER/B2B: Tesco has appointed HJH PR to handle media for its clothing ranges, including its brands F&F, Cherokee and Stone Bay.
CONSUMER: Gadgetshop, the 17-year-old high street gadget company, has brought in Andy Giles Associates to promote its new website and stores through the consumer media.
AGENCY: Fishburn Hedges came eighth in this year's Best Workplace survey by the Great Place to Work Institute. Ketchum, Lansons and Consolidated also finished in the top 50, which was compiled following a survey of 1.5 million UK employees.