The Week

- STOP PRESS: Gordon Brown has pledged to 'seriously' consider plans for a mandatory register of lobbyists. Brown was responding to Labour MP Gordon Prentice at PMQs on Wednesday.

- eBay has shortlisted several multinational agencies as part of a review of its global comms.

- NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, has appointed Rachel Grant as director of corporate comms. She joins from the Film Council.

- The PRCA is to admit in-house PR teams as associate members. Director-general Francis Ingham said in-house teams and agencies wanted closer links.

- Aer Lingus has brought in Golley Slater as its first UK PR agency as the airline launches its first flights outside of Ireland.

- Endemol, the production company behind Big Brother, has promoted Charlie Gardner to the new role of global head of public relations.

- PRWeek has launched an innovative live summit, to take place on 28 May, entitled PR on the Edge: Embracing the Strategic and Creative Revolution. The central London event will feature Lord Tim Bell, shadow culture secretary Jeremy Hunt MP, director of PR for the Democratic National Convention Damon Jones, and many senior journalists and comms directors.

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