Salisbury District Council has ended a three-month search for its
first marketing and communications manager by hiring Carolyn Johannesen.
She joined this week from telecommunications company Multitone, where
she was marketing communications head. The council created the post (PR
Week, 9 April) to give more emphasis to communications, upgrading the
role of press officer which had been filled temporarily by Kate
Westgarth. She is now leaving to live abroad. Johannesen’s brief is to
develop a communications strategy and advise on the marketing and
branding of the council. Reporting to the council’s head of policy
Debbie Dixon, Johannesen is currently working alone, but may be joined
by more staff in the future.