60-second summary: last week's PR news

Missed any developments over the past seven days? Catch up fast with all the account reviews, people moves, client wins and other stories on PRWeek.

Sony: Killzone game will feature on PlayStation4
Sony: Killzone game will feature on PlayStation4

Account reviews

Sony is preparing to pitch out its high-profile gaming work including the launch of the PlayStation4.

Singapore Airlines is in talks with agencies for its entire UK and Ireland retained comms business. 

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is looking for a PR agency.

The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland called a pitch process ahead of hosting the Ryder Cup next year.

People moves

Malcolm Munro moved from Good Relations Group to become a partner in BPP's Sans Frontières team.

Fergus Wylie joined Newgate owner Porta Communications as director of international development.

Julia Corkey was promoted to permanent director of comms and strategy at Westminster Council.

Lesley McLeod joined the energy industry trade body Energy UK as director of comms and public affairs.

Nick Miles and Hugh Morrison, the founders of M:Communications, were placed on a 12-month period of gardening leave.

Tom Muir was poached from the Conservative Party to head up comms for Circle, the group operating the NHS' first privately run hospital.

Jennie Younger joined FTI Consulting as a senior managing director in its London business.

Client wins

PrettyGreen was engaged to handle PR, digital and events by cider brand Magners.

Lexis was handed an international content-driven brief by Carlsberg.

The Sports PR Company was appointed to handle British Formula One driver Max Chilton's worldwide personal PR.

Bell Pottinger Private's consumer and digital arms won recently launched drink brand Zeo.

Ketchum is promoting The Digital Shoreditch festival, an annual event held in east London's Tech City.

Pegasus won a global brief from healthcare specialist Novo Nordisk to promote a 100-plus-strong cycle team composed entirely of people with diabetes.

Agency investments and restructures

3 Monkeys is entering the professional healthcare comms arena by setting up a division led by practising GP Dr Martin Godfrey.

College Group acquired Russia and CIS investor relations specialist Shared Value.

Other news

International mining group BSG Resources served legal proceedings on its former PR agency FTI Consulting and FTI's European chairman Lord Malloch-Brown.

The IPA's Bellwether Report showed a net balance of 1.8% of clients revised up their first quarter PR budgets.

PSA Communications built a coalition around its client the Communications Workers Union for a Save Our Royal Mail campaign.

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee set up a Twitter hashtag, #AskEnergyFirms, to invite members of the public to submit questions they want it to pose to energy companies tomorrow.

Police arrived at Edelman's London offices on Wednesday when a group of campaigners, including Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter, were barred from entering the building to deliver a petition to the firm's public affairs MD Chris Rumfitt.

The Cabinet Office rejected claims the coalition's efforts to introduce a statutory register of lobbyists are marooned.

Kent County Council is emulating the comms agency model as part of a major shake-up of its PR team.

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