The figure is lower than the anticipated £700,000, which the CIPR suggests was 'due to the swift action taken to cut costs'.
Loewy, the marketing group, has appointed Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn as its non-executive chairman.
Crest Nicholson, the sustainable housing developer that is currently in sale talks, has brought in College Hill to build its profile with financial media and UK sector analysts.
Matt Tee, Permanent Secretary for Government Communications, has been named as earning between £160,000 and £164,999 in the civil service's list of its top 172 earners.
Casio UK has handed its UK PR account to Hill & Knowlton. The agency will advise on an offand online brand strategy, and drive product awareness.
Mini has selected The Communications Store to handle the pan-European launch of the 4x4 off-road Mini Countryman.
Freshwater has hired Darlene McCormick, MD of Life Communications, as its head of consumer and brands.
Yavi Media, the firm behind A R Rahman's Jai Ho; Journey Home World Tour 2010 to Europe, has appointed Brando to promote the concert in Switzerland and raise its corporate profile in the UK.