Finsbury, the City PR agency, has merged with US comms consultancy and fellow WPP agency Robinson Lerer & Montgomery to create RLM Finsbury in a bid to grow its global presence.
Ovo Energy, the UK energy provider, has picked Bell Pottinger for a six-figure PR and lobbying brief as it looks to challenge the 'big six' energy firms.
The IPA/BDO Bellwether Report has seen overall marketing budgets revised downwards again over the second quarter, with the 'all other' category including PR falling by 7.1 per cent.
Qantas, Australia's national airline, has appointed travel and lifestyle agency Beth Cooper PR to handle its consumer and trade PR across the UK and Ireland. The former incumbent was Four bgb.
Ripley's Believe It or Not!, the London attraction, has chosen Siren as its retained UK agency to increase footfall and drive awareness among UK and international visitors.