Everything Everywhere, Orange and T-Mobile have shortlisted GolinHarris/Weber Shandwick, Nelson Bostock and The Red Consultancy for their £1m consumer PR brief.
Amazon.co.uk is understood to have retained Nelson Bostock offshoot Fever, following a pitch process for its consumer PR account.
Ptarmigan Bell Pottinger has launched a product placement business to advise brands on strategies.
Seventy Seven PR has set up a division to support start-ups, called Seventy Seven Salon.
Stuckonhomework.com, a venture part-founded by ex-Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy, has chosen Braben for a retained brief, including the website's official launch.
Qype, the consumer review site, has hired Rooster PR to drive awareness of the brand.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival has picked Burt Greener Communications to manage its PR and partnership marketing campaign.