News in Brief 25 April 2008

TRAVEL Macau, the gambling centre of the east, is looking for agency support to drive tourism. The special administrative region of China wants to highlight its cultural attractions away from its gambling heritage. 

CONSUMER Gourmet Burger Kitchen has appointed Red Leaf PR to handle its national consumer comms activity following a five-way pitch. Red Leaf replaces The Yes Consultancy, which closed down earlier this year.

IN-HOUSE The Daily Telegraph City reporter Sophie Brodie has moved to Jupiter Asset Management as investment comms manager, reporting to head of comms Alicia Wyllie.

CONSUMER Idea Generation has been appointed by Turner Broadcasting to handle the PR for its Nuts TV channel as part of a three-month brief.

CONSUMER Australian retail group Westfield has brought in WPR to handle consumer PR for Westfield Derby and Merry Hill shopping centres. Midlands-based WPR beat two others to the one-year retainer.

AGENCY Former MD of Consolidated Sarah Robinson has changed careers and joined F1 Recruitment, a recruitment company for the comms and marketing sector.

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