Berkeley PR has been hired by Bitnet, the bitcoin payment services provider, for a b2b PR brief.
Global electronics manufacturer Casio has called in Bite to lead its UK PR account and develop a campaign to promote the use of technology in maths teaching.
Social media monitoring company Brandwatch has made its first acquisition with the purchase of influencer analysis provider PeerIndex.
Good Relations has won a competitive pitch to handle Samsung UK's corporate PR brief and b2b projects in the UK and Ireland.
Private equity firm ECI Partners has taken a majority stake in digital corporate comms company Investis to "accelerate its global growth strategy".
Hotwire has been appointed by Tokyo-based IT services company Ricoh to handle its UK PR account, following a six-way pitch.
Nelson Bostock Unlimited has launched a "brand storytelling consultancy" called MediaWorks, headed by former Reuters TV technology correspondent Matt Cowan, to "reflect how both media and communications are evolving".
Ketchum has been appointed by global mobile app LINE to boost the brand's profile in the UK and Spain, following a five-way pitch.
Waggener Edstrom has relocated the head of its Johannesburg office, Marcus Sorour, to London to take up the role of general manager in the UK.
Capella PR has been hired to represent 8x8 Solutions, the provider of cloud-based communications to businesses, following a three-way competitive pitch.
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