News in brief

PRWEEK TOP 150: The deadline to send in completed Top 150 forms is just three days away – all forms must reach us by 1 March. If you have not received a copy of the form, download it from www.prweek.com. For more information call features editor Stephanie Roberts on 020 8267 4425.

CONSUMER PR: August.One Communications’ consumer arm, Joe Public, is promoting a UK campaign to promote energy drink Lipovitan. The campaign will promote Lipovitan as a health and ‘wellbeing’ drink. The account is led by director Sally Hetherington, who reports to Lipovitan marketing manager Alex Armstrong.

TECHNOLOGY: Text 100 has opened its second office in China.

The tech agency’s launch of a Shanghai bureau, whose first client

is semiconductor design firm ARM Holdings, follows its opening of a Beijing office a year ago.

TECHNOLOGY: Video games publisher Ubisoft’s UK consumer PR manager Andy Woolnough has quit to join tech PR agency Fourth Day. Specialist games PR manager Faye O’Donohue has replaced Woolnough.

CONSUMER PR: The Co-operative Group has hired Band & Brown Communications on a project basis to promote Co-operative Funeralcare, its funeral services business. The agency hire follows a PR review that kicked off more than a year ago.

CONSUMER PR: Starfish Communications is to launch a PR campaign for start-up online DVD rental brand Lovefilm.com. Lovefilm is spending £100,000 on PR for the launch, expected in the spring.

CSR CONFERENCE: The Institute of Public Relations and the Judge Institute of Management are to hold a half-day conference on corporate social responsibility. Speakers include MORI head of CSR research Jenny Dawkins.

SCOTTISH PRCA: Porter Novelli Scotland MD Angela Casey has been appointed chair of the Scottish Public Relations Consultants Association (SPRCA), the body that represents PR consultancies in Scotland.

CLARIFICATION: The Carbon Trust, which last week announced the hiring of Fishburn Hedges, previously used Haygarth and Camargue, not Hogarth and Communique (Public Sector, 20 February).

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in