The Week

- Best Buy UK has called in Edelman and its consumer arm JCPR to handle a combined consumer and corporate brief. Previously, it used Freud Communications.

- Pagefield is to manage comms for the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee in 2012.

A 1,000-strong flotilla will sail along the River Thames in celebration.

- Johnston Associates, an aviation PR firm, has appointed former BBC chief comms adviser Donald Steel as an associate director.

- The CIPR has launched updated social media guidance for the PR industry to include core principles, best practice and legal considerations.

- EasyGym has hired Launch Group to launch the brand with an integrated comms campaign.

- Ketchum has acquired a majority stake in Indian consultancy Sampark PR.

- Premier Foods is understood to have reappointed Ketchum Pleon and Frank to its roster, after a pitch process.

- Hill & Knowlton has promoted EMEA head of tech practice Amanda Groty to global strategy director.

- New Balance, the global athletic footwear and apparel brand, has brought in Birmingham-based agency S&X as its UK PR agency.

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