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CONSUMER: Kaizo this week launched the first stage of a PR campaign for a new doll brand, Flavas, from toys giant Mattel. Kaizo creative director Eugen Beer leads the account, reporting to Mattel UK PR manager Sarah Allen. The band, Mis-Teeq, has been drafted in to help promote the hip-hop style dolls.

HEALTHCARE: HealthNow, a low-cost private health insurance product from insurance giant AIG Europe, has hired The Drum Consultancy on a project brief. Drum director Karen Hughes reports to HealthNow marketing manager Roger Thomas. HealthNow formerly retained The Red Consultancy.

CONSUMER: Former Jackie Cooper PR board director Ginny Paton has joined Henry’s House to oversee its brands division. She will join Julian Henry, Jane Shaw and Jo Milloy on the executive board and become deputy MD in February next year.

FINANCIAL: Quill Communications is to launch a PR campaign for boutique investment house Neptune Investment Management. The agency reports to MD and chief investment officer and founder Robin Geffen.

APPOINTMENT: Band & Brown Communications has restructured its senior management, with board director Gerry Hopkinson appointed chief executive. Former chief executive officer Nick Band retains

his role as chairman. Co-founder Gill Brown’s role as group managing director is unaffected by the change.

CONSUMER: Cow PR has been hired to promote the launch of Screenselect, a DVD rental firm founded by Simon Murdoch, a former MD of online book retailer The agency will also handle trade and corporate PR.

APPOINTMENT: Leeds-based Poulter Partners has appointed former Lynx PR director designate Adrian Johnson as an account director. Formerly, he was a press officer at Wakefield’s District Council.

TECHNOLOGY: Software firm Sx3 has appointed Lewis PR as its retained adviser in the UK. Lewis founder and CEO Chris Lewis is leading the account, which includes promoting Sx3’s managed services, infrastructure and local government divisions.

CLARIFICATION: Delicious is not published by BBC Magazines , as stated last month (Media, 15 Aug)

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