Ignite, the diversity in PR networking group, has launched its 'manifesto for change', in which it calls for the PR industry to take immediate steps towards increasing diversity.
Auto Trader, the online marketplace for new and used cars, has appointed Citizen Brando as its retained PR agency following a four-way pitch.
Lucre has been brought in by IBM business partner Portal to build its profile as it expands its services.
The PRCA's quarterly barometer of consultancy MDs and CEOs has revealed increasing levels of optimism in the industry. Fifty-one per cent reported that the past quarter had made them feel more optimistic about the prospects for their consultancies.
US social platform change.org has hired former Kindred associate director John Coventry as UK comms director to raise awareness of its work internationally.
Xirrus, the wireless networking firm, has called in 3 Monkeys to lift its UK media profile.
Borkowski.do has been enlisted by Internet Week Europe to promote digital talent through its affiliated 'Lovie' and 'Webby' Awards.