The Week: Stop press

James Hogan has joined College Hill as a partner to lead its global media practice. He previously headed Brunswick's international media practice for more than a decade.

Home Retail Group has consolidated comms for its two brands, Argos and Homebase, and handed the account to Iris PR. It has stopped using Sputnik Communications and Yellowdoor.

Salt PR has been hired to help launch the first non-partisan campaign to spur EU citizens to take part in the forthcoming European Parliament elections.

Huntsworth reported a 9.9 per cent rise in full-year pre-tax profit to £24m and a 4.5 per cent rise in revenues to £159.1m. PR revenues climbed five per cent, but financial revenues dropped four per cent.

Price Trace Hawes, the PR recruitment specialist, is closing down, citing economic pressures in the recruitment industry.

Electronic Arts has picked Mischief to handle comms for The Sims computer game, taking over from Shine Comms.

Fishburn Hedges' deputy chairman Philippa Dale-Thomas has taken voluntary redundancy.

Frank Cochran, the financial adviser called in by reality TV star Kerry Katona to investigate her financial affairs, has brought in Full Portion Media to raise his profile.

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