Symantec has handed its corporate and enterprise PR business to Speed Communications. The company called reviews of the various parts of the business, previously held by Bite, earlier this year (PRWeek, 17 July).
Olympus, the camera giant, has handed its UK consumer account to Surrey-based Sellers PR. Separately, Jerome Demare has left Olympus to join LG Mobile as PR manager.
TalkTalk, the internet service provider, has begun a communications drive that will include sponsorship of ITV's The X Factor TV show. The company is aiming to position itself as the UK's 'brighter phone and broadband company'.
Microsoft and Nokia have joined forces to launch a new smartphone, aimed at eroding the market share of BlackBerry owner Research in Motion.
Apple has split its iPhone PR team in two, according to influential tech blog TechCrunch. One team will now focus on hardware, with the other overseeing the mobile handset's App Store. Apple declined to comment.
Sage (UK), the software specialist, has handed its paid and natural search brief to VCCP without a pitch. The company has recently been repositioning itself through online and has identified search as a key opportunity.
The Eden Project has launched an online initiative to encourage teenagers to join alternative energy industries. Designed by Story Worldwide, the website 'Real Cool Futures' is aimed at 14- to 19-year- olds and provides careers advice and information on the effects of climate change.