APPOINTMENT: Fleishman-Hillard Europe has hired Simon Kleine as vice-president. He joined last month from a consultancy role with mobile-phone firm Motorola. Kleine has previously worked as PR and government affairs director (London) for cable firm ntl.
CONSUMER: Camping firm Eurocamp has appointed Weber Shandwick to handle its PR during 2004.
The Manchester-based team handling the account reports to PR manager Gill Fozard.
HEALTHCARE: Medical device company Cochlear Company has hired Hill & Knowlton to raise awareness of its ear implants. The agency was picked after a pitch against Santé Communications, Edelman, Ogilvy PR Worldwide and GCI, and reports to European marketing manager Thijs Rath.
CONSUMER: Gabrielle Shaw Communications has been hired to launch US donut brand Krispy Kreme in the UK. The agency is working on a PR campaign for the company and will handle a launch event at Harrods in October.
APPOINTMENT: Docklands exhibitions centre ExCeL has appointed Gemma Parkhouse in the newly created post of PR manager. Parkhouse joined from Fuel PR’s consumer team.
BROADCAST: Channel 4 will handle PR in-house for Teen Big Brother, a show based on the Big Brother format that is being developed by production company Endemol and the channel’s 4 Learning arm. The show, featuring participants aged 18, is likely to be broadcast early next year, according to a C4 spokesperson.
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