The week

Downing Street was expected to announce the appointment of Populus MD Andrew Cooper as director of strategy, as PRWeek went to press.

Policy Exchange, the right-leaning think tank, has appointed Luther Pendragon associate director Nick Faith as head of comms.

Frank PR has won a consumer brief for Young's Seafood.

GolinHarris has recruited Bell Pottinger director Will Sturgeon to be a director in its technology practice.

Marmalade PR partners David Pugh and Lucy Hackett have left to join Juniper Sport, leaving partner Alex Nelke to relaunch the agency.

Lucre has signed Mark Jackson as group head of corporate PR. A former Hill & Knowlton MD, Jackson has been a freelance PR consultant since 2008.

LD Communications has appointed Atlantic Records press officer Emma Elwood to help run the Live Nation events team, where clients include the Wireless and Hard Rock Calling Festivals (2011-2013).

BrandMAX, a two-day conference and networking event for senior marketers, will take place at Altitude 360 in London's Millbank Tower on 21 and 22 September. For information email celia.miranda@haymarket.com or call 020 8267 4919.

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