The Week

The National Basketball Association Europe has appointed Darrell McLennan-Fordyce as senior director of comms.

PRCA chief executive Francis Ingham has agreed to remain in his role until at least January 2013.

Bacardi has signed up WPP to provide global marketing for gin brand Bombay Sapphire. Based in London, WPP agencies will manage global advertising, digital and PR campaigns.

Adidas has hired Hill & Knowlton's Steve Marks as senior PR manager for the sports performance division.

Fleishman-Hillard Group has recruited Dean Russell as director of digital. Russell joins from Precedent Communications, where he was digital media strategist and comms consultant.

Kia Motors' senior press officer Jon Walsh has left after four years of service to work in Hong Kong.

Grayling has taken on Sara Jones as the new head of its Cardiff office. She joins from British Waterways.

Mere PR has been drafted in to handle consumer PR for Prestbury Travel Group.

Weber Shandwick has promoted Rebecca Grant to co-head of its European consumer practice. Emma Thompson has also been promoted from director to the new role of deputy MD, UK consumer.

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