The Week

News International has hired Simon Greenberg as director of corporate affairs reporting to CEO Rebekah Brooks. The former comms director at Chelsea FC and the London 2018 World Cup Bid will be part of the executive team.

Edelman has promoted UK CEO Robert Phillips to EMEA president and CEO, replacing David Brain.

Powerscourt, the City PR agency, has signed up David Cameron's former speechwriter Ian Birrell to become a member of its advisory group. Birrell was previously deputy editor of The Independent.

MSL Group has promoted former head of consumer lifestyle & creative director Nick Woods to be head of Publicis Consultants UK.

The Advertising Association has drafted in Fishburn Hedges to run a campaign showing the value of advertising.

Tottenham Hotspur FC has hired Vero to handle comms for its bid to move into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.

Tony McGarahan, the former Bradford & Bingley comms chief, is providing PR advice to Charlton Athletic following the takeover of the club.

The Travel Foundation is holding a breakfast seminar for PR professionals interested in greener holidays. To be held at PR agency BGB on 22 February, the event will feature Ben Webster, environment correspondent on The Times.

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