The Q2 Bellwether Report has shown while ad budgets were revised up 5.1 per cent, the 'all other' category that includes PR was down 8.9 per cent.
Brown-Forman UK has brought in Cirkle to handle a consumer PR brief for the launch of the first new Jack Daniel's product in more than a decade.
De Facto Communications, the healthcare specialist, has completed a management buyout from Chime Communications.
Kallaway PR has been appointed to promote the viewing platform in the newly opened London skyscraper The Shard.
The Communications Store has hired fashion blogger Emily Johnston as its social media consultant.
House PR has won a trade and consumer brief for Offshore, the first music festival to be held at sea.
Publicis Groupe has acquired German comms network Communications & Network Consulting.
St James, the property firm, has hired Luchford APM to promote its new development Riverlight.
Lucre has been drafted in by costume manufacturer Rubie's to communicate its 60-year history and promote its Disney Princess and Marvel Avengers ranges.