The Week

- STOP PRESS: Leeds-based agency Ptarmigan is believed to have gone into administration. Bell Pottinger chairman Lord Bell confirmed he was in talks with administrators to acquire certain staff members and clients.

- Unilever has confirmed its £92m global PR roster. As PRWeek previously revealed, GolinHarris, Fleishman-Hillard and Salt have all made the cut. Icon and Cake Group have also been selected. Discussions are ongoing with Ogilvy PR.

- Sir Fred Goodwin, the former RBS chief executive, has hired RJH Management founder Richard Hillgrove to help handle his PR, alongside New Century Media chairman David Burnside and PHA Media founder Phil Hall.

- Philips has taken its multimillion-pound global PR account out of MS&L and Text 100 and turned to Omnicom agencies Ketchum, Fleishman-Hillard, CPR Worldwide and Kreab Gavin Anderson.

- British Chambers of Commerce comms head Fiona Cunningham is leaving to become press secretary to shadow home secretary Chris Grayling.

- Martini has handed a £200,000 brief to Shine Communications to encourage consumer reappraisal of the brand.

- Brighter Group MD Matt Fearnley has resigned. Executive chair Christopher Broadbent is retiring, to be replaced by non-executive director Steve Dunne.

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