Ballantine's, Europe's number one selling whisky brand, has appointed John Doe to handle a global PR brief.
Holidaylettings.co.uk, the holiday homes provider owned by travel giant TripAdvisor, has hired Shine Communications to oversee its UK PR.
Barclays Private Equity called in City PR firm Merlin to support the buyout of its management company and launch as Equistone Partners Europe.
CRI, the national drugs and alcohol charity, has retained The PR Office to manage its PR and public affairs activity.
Sizzling Pubs, the Mitchells & Butlers-owned pub chain, has selected Brazen to handle its national PR.
Brands2Life has launched a new business unit, Rarefaction, which offers digital marketing to existing clients as well as competing for new, pure marketing business.
GEAR4, the iPod, iPhone and iPad audio accessories brand, has hired Cow PR to handle its consumer, corporate and trade PR.
Munro & Forster has recruited former GSK freelance consultant Stephanie Snow to head its healthcare practice.