BBC awards licence arm to FH.
Fishburn Hedges has been appointed to handle PR for the BBC's TV
The agency won the account as part of a marketing communications
consortium of Omnicom-owned firms, including AMV BBDO for
Fishburn Hedges replaces Ogilvy PR Worldwide, which handled the business
as part of a consortium called En-vision.
The licensing arm collects fees and operates TV detector vehicles,
managed by Capita since a separate appointment last year.
Moss Bros swaps PR agencies
Troubled formalwear firm Moss Bros Group has switched City PR agencies,
hiring Tulchan Communications in place of Brunswick.
Moss Bros deputy chairman Rowland Gee said: 'We believe Tulchan can help
get across the message that we have repositioned our business and are
refocused for the year ahead.'
Tulchan picked up the brief mid-December with a remit to provide
corporate and financial PR for the group, which has been subject to a
possible hostile takeover bid from Joe Bloggs entrepreneur Shami
PR exec to head P&O int comms
P&O Stena has created its first dedicated internal communications
function. The ferry operator has announced the promotion of PR executive
Vivienne Macey to become its first internal communications manager.
She will oversee development of P&O's newly-created internal newsletter
and corporate content on its intranet site.
Before joining P&O in 1999, she worked in the internal communications
team at Lloyds TSB. Macey reports to communications director Chris
The company axed its UK PR department last year in a bid to restore
profitability, resulting in the loss of two PR positions.
Britannic hires Consol director
Former Consolidated Communications PA director Jim Boyd has joined
Britannic Retirement Solutions as head of corporate affairs. Boyd's
remit is to set up a corporate affairs team from scratch and oversee all
PR, political and industry relations.
The vice-chairman of the PRCA's public affairs committee joined
Consolidated three years ago to launch its public affairs unit. Prior to
that, the former lawyer worked at Politics International and the then
In his new role, Boyd will report to corporate development director Bob
Buillivant and will oversee PR, public affairs, industry relations and
DHL appoints Hanson to PR role
Delivery firm DHL International has named Kate Hanson as UK media
relations manager. Her appointment follows a revamp of the firm's
in-house communications, which saw the transfer of PR from the marketing
division to corporate affairs under manager Sharon Dance.
Hanson joins from Bite Communications and has previously worked at
management consultancy PA Consulting Group. She replaces Justina Hurley
who left the company last year to work in the charity sector.