B-M resigns Procter and Gamble work

B-M resigns Procter and Gamble work

Burson-Marsteller is quitting its business with Procter and Gamble at

the end of this year. The move coincides with increasing work for rival

conglomerate Unilever. B-M scooped Unilever’s global corporate PR

account in August (PR Week 23 August).

Text 100 keeps mum on flotation rumours

Text 100 has declined to comment on suggestions that it is considering a

stock market flotation. Andy West, group marketing director, said that

the agency would continue to expand organically or through acquisitions,

if appropriate.

Westminster backs sports academy bid

Westminster Strategy has been hired by the Central Consortium to support

its bid to build the British Academy of Sport. The academy will be

funded by pounds 100 million of lottery cash.

Samuel and Farr secure BBC Broadcast jobs

BBC Broadcast, the BBC’s new scheduling and commissioning arm, has given

Keith Samuel, BBC TV’s controller of publicity and PR, the same post in

the new organisation. It has also appointed Sue Farr, BBC Network

Radio’s head of marketing and publicity, as controller of marketing.

Consolidated to push accident helpline

The Law Society has called on Consolidated Communications to raise

awareness of Accident Line, its personal injury telephone helpline,

among the ‘tabloid’ mass market.

Amerasekera heads Thomson advertising

Russell Amerasekera, Thomson Holidays’ director of communications has

also assumed responsibility for advertising, following the promotion of

marketing director Richard Bowden-Doyle to deputy managing director.

Tavistock launches new crisis service

Tavistock Communications has teamed up with risk management and

insurance broking firm Marsh and McLennan FINPRO to launch a crisis

communications service for businesses. The insurance covers the costs of

advice and implementing a crisis management programme.

Griffiths in Red Cross internal comms move

Dorothy Griffiths is joining the British Red Cross Society next week as

head of internal communications and information. Formerly community

affairs manager at London Electricity, Griffiths will devise and

implement an internal communications policy for staff and volunteers.

TCG to promote Hermes Liberty pensions

The Communication Group is to handle PR for Hermes Liberty International

Pensions, the specialist investment company set up last week by Liberty

International Holdings. TCG was hired by Liberty in the summer after the

company embarked on a public relations review (PR Week, 5 July).

Shilland gets cracking on nut snack launch

Trigon Snacks has hired Shilland and Co to launch Lounge Lizard, its new

range of nut snacks. The agency was hired without a competitive pitch.

Name change for music PR Laister Dickson

Music PR firm Laister Dickson has changed its name to LD Publicity. The

agency, which counts The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner and Mariah Carey

among its clients, has also recruited Sallie Johnson, Island Records’

deputy head of press, to develop indie and new music business.

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