News in Brief: 6 June 2008

CONSUMER Unity has been hired by Orange to promote its RockCorps programme, which is aimed at inspiring young adults to take an active role in volunteer work by offering them exclusive gig tickets

CORPORATE Discovery Networks UK has filled its director of corporate comms post with the appointment of Sarah Farley. She was previously associate director at Brown Lloyd James.

CONSUMER Adams Kids has taken on Peppermint PR after a competitive pitch. The agency will have to restore the retailer's reputation after it was pushed into a distressed sale in 2006.

B2B Yorkshire-based Acceleris Marketing Communications has been brought on board by the world's largest fuel card provider, FleetCor. Fuel cards allow fleet operators to manage fuel costs in a time of escalating prices.

CORPORATE HSBC has appointed former Halifax head of media relations Mark Hemingway to fill the same role within HSBC's retail banking division.

CONSUMER Lucre Communications has been hired by shower maker Mira to handle its consumer PR following a three-way pitch.

AGENCY Fleishman-Hillard's associate director Sarah MacDonald is leaving to head up Colman Getty Scotland. She joins the agency on 16 June as associate director.

CONSUMER Idea Generation has won a brief from Haymarket to promote its Clothes Show Live, eve Style Show and Clothes Show London shows following a three-way pitch.

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