German PR news in brief

Kaltwasser Kommunikation has taken on publicity work for Samsung Electronics GmbH. The agency, based in N├╝rnberg and Munich reports to Thomas Ferrero, corporate marketing director at Samsung, and press director Petra Woyzik. It will handle all corporate and product communications for the Korean electronics group in Germany.

Sony Deutschland GmbH has appointed fischerAppelt Kommunikation to handle its press and publicity work. Fink & Fuchs Public Relations which previously held the account, did not take part in the pitch, held last autumn, due to a conflict of interest.

The Bild newspaper is to expand its economic reporting and has strengthened its Hamburg office accordingly. It is now managed by Oliver Santen, who joined Axel Springer last year from the Allianz Group.

Film distribution company Media Cooperation One GmbH (MC One) in Stuttgart has hired Munich agency eastside to handle its PR. The partnership launches with the release of horror film 'High Tension.'

Christine Hippchen has been appointed to head corporate communications for radio ffn. She will handle media relations, investor relations, B-to-C and specialist communications. She previously worked as an assistant to the management of the Lower Saxony private broadcaster in Hanover.

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