Mahony moves up at JP Morgan
JP Morgan has named Richard Mahony as its new head of corporate
communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Currently head of
worldwide media relations, he will replace Joe Evangelisti at the end of
this year. Richard Holloway had been due to take up the post but opted
to remain with The Maitland Consultancy (PR Week, 1 November).
OPRA hires Fishburn Hedges for PR advice
Fishburn Hedges has been hired to advise on PR and visual identity for
the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA) leading up to its
official launch in April 1997. OPRA, which was set up by the 1995
Pensions Act, will safeguard the interests of Britain’s 10 million
occupational pension scheme members.
Shilland to give Brylcreem Xmas bounce
Shilland and Co is spearheading a marketing push for Brylcreem’s new
hair care range for men. Timed for Christmas, the ‘Stocking Filler’
campaign includes the placing of advertorials in men’s consumer and
DTI hands design exhibition to Gulf H&K
Gulf Hill and Knowlton has been appointed by the UK Department of Trade
and Industry as PR consultants for next February’s British Design
Excellence exhibition in Bahrain. Exhibitors will include Rolls Royce
Engines, Filofax and MG Rover.
Campaigners triumph in BEMAs
The Council for the Protection of Rural England picked up the award for
Best Information Campaign by an NGO at this week’s British Environment
and Media Awards, for its ‘Tranquil Areas’ campaign on traffic density.
Campaigner Penny Ward of pressure group Yorkshire WaterWatch, won the
Andrew Lees Memorial Award. The Guardian was named Newspaper of the Year
and the Environmental Journalist of the Year was Charles Clover of the
Leedex picks up Work Group Systems
Leedex has won a pounds 100,000-plus international media relations
account with WorkGroup Systems. It won the business, which will focus on
the American software firm’s helpdesk and asset management product
Quetzal, following a four-way pitch.
Webber joins Laura Sandys Associates
Miles Webber, previously director of the Labour Friends of Israel, has
joined Laura Sandys Associates to run its parliamentary team.
PR reshuffle at Advertising Association
Advertising Association head of external affairs and PR Jonathan Bullock
has been promoted to the new post of head of public affairs. Arabella
Price, public affairs assistant, becomes press officer.
Craig is latest IGA member to join Rowland
Ex-Ian Greer Associates senior account executive Kevin Craig has joined
The Rowland Company’s corporate division as an account manager. Former
IGA director Jonathan Hopkins joined the agency last month (PR Week, 25
IPR to explore the magic of television
The IPR is hosting an evening presentation called ‘Make the Most of
Television’, on 28 November, as part of its Meet the Editors programme.
Infopress wins Pathlore Software account
Infopress has won a pounds 50,000 account with US computer-based
training firm Pathlore Software.