Cronin has been at the BBC for nine years, most recently as deputy editor of the business news website. Lansons Live's head of broadcast, Pernille Sahl Taylor, will step up to jointly head the business.
Brunswick has opened a Shanghai office this week, its third in China and 19th globally. The Shanghai business will be founded by Po Ling Cheung, who joins Brunswick with more than 15 years' experience of comms in the region. He was previously co-head of Morgan Stanley's Asia Pacific corporate comms, looking after the Greater China market and South East Asia.
Tavistock Communications has hired Mike Bartlett as an associate director. He joins from Aura Financial and has also worked as head of corporate media relations at BT.
Atraverda, a battery producer in South Wales, has called in Abchurch to handle a corporate and b2b brief to grow its profile within the trade and national press.
B Capital, the boutique Swiss private bank, has brought in Living PR to raise awareness of its services in the UK and Switzerland.