REGULATION The breastfeeding lobby has warned PROs to heed the existing rules on promoting baby-milk substitutes. The advice follows the publication of controversial pictures in OK! magazine of Katie Price feeding her three-week-old daughter with a branded bottle. SMA Nutrition, which uses The Red Consultancy, has denied claims of product placement.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS The Association of Professional Political Consultants said it will not take any action against the PPS Group until legal proceedings have been concluded. The property PR agency was recently subject to a tide of damaging newspaper allegations (PRWeek, 3 August).
PUBLIC SECTOR The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has installed former Department for Trade and Industry head of news Aileen Boughen in the post of acting director of comms.
CONSUMER Food and drink specialist The Impact Agency has won a £250,000, three-year brief to promote a consortium of international macadamia nut growers. The agency also manages the Goose Fat Information Service on behalf of UK goose-fat producers.
CORPORATE Vauxhall’s press office manager Tom Barnard has defected to South Korean firm Hyundai. He will join in September as PR manager.
CONSUMER Boutique cinema Everyman Cinema Club has appointed Primal PR to raise awareness with trade press during its expansion programme. The agency will also set up membership packages, create a website and design corporate brochures.
B2B Red Bull has moved its trade account from Publicasity to Clarion after a four-way pitch. The two-year contract will see Clarion attempt to strengthen ties with trade press.
CORRECTION Angie Wiles is joint MD of Virgo Health PR, not Shire Health as stated last week.
SUMMER BREAK There will be no issue of PRWeek next week. The magazine will return on 24 August.
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