REAL ALE CAMPAIGN: The Campaign for Real Ale has appointed Mike Benner, formerly head of campaigns and comms, to the newly created role of chief executive.
B2B PR: Nordic telecoms firm Telenor has appointed the Swedish branch of Bite Communications to an £80,000 account in a bid to raise its profile in the country.
AGENCY RESTRUCTURE: Fuse PR has converted to a limited liability partnership. Jay O’Connor is the 11-strong agency’s managing partner, with Philip Sheldrake also taking a partnership.
TECH PR: Dilithium Networks, a US provider of mobile networking solutions, has drafted in Brodeur Worldwide as its first European PR agency.
CONSUMER PR: Joe Public Relations has decided not to repitch for the eBay consumer PR account, which was put up for review in April. The agency will end its three and a half years’ work on the brand in August.
INVESTOR RELATIONS: French telecoms software firm BVRP has hired MJ2 to handle UK investor relations and PR. MJ2 managing director Christopher Joll is leading the team.
B2B PR: Marketing agency The Campaign Works has appointed Storm Comms to build its profile in the hospitality sector. Storm director Amanda Williams leads a three-strong team, reporting to The Campaign Works MD Rob Conway.
CLARIFICATION: Eperon Consulting MD Alastair Eperon’s latest venture is called OFRsolutions and not OFR Consulting, as stated last week.