PR Week relocates for New Year

PR Week relocates for New Year

This is the last issue of PR Week before the Christmas break. The next

issue will be published on 12 January. This is also the last issue to be

published from our current offices in Lancaster Gate. Haymarket,

publisher of PR Week and its sister titles, is moving to new offices in

Hammersmith just before Christmas. Our new address will be 174

Hammersmith Road, London W6 7JP. The telephone and fax numbers will

remain unchanged.

Young quits Mercury for Ovum

Stephen Young, manager of public policy at telecommunications company

Mercury, is leaving to join computing and telecommunications consultancy

Ovum. He is replaced by Jane Clarkson, UK public policy adviser.

Meanwhile Doug Walker, former press and PR manager at Mercury, has

joined Paragon as an associate director to work on the agency’s telecom


Scottish Power staff leave for start up

Colin Liddell, director of corporate communications at Scottish Power

and corporate communications manager Lesley Thomson are leaving to set

up their own consultancy.

BZW Investment picks Shandwick

Shandwick Consultants has been hired by BZW Investment Management to

raise the company’s profile as an active fund management business

following the hiving off of its quantative fund business into Global

Investors (PR Week, 1 December). The account is thought carry fees of

around pounds 75,000.

Attenborough wins Dunhill account

Attenborough Associates has landed the estimated pounds 80,000 account

to raise the profile of luxury menswear/accessories company Alfred


Greenstreet campaigns for Lithuania plant

Lithuania’s nuclear power authorities have called in Greenstreet to

manage a public information project for Ignalina power station, once

described by the US Department of Energy as one of the world’s most

dangerous nuclear power plants. The account is worth a 100,000

ecus(pounds 83,000).

Biss Lancaster promotes Allsorts

Confectionery company Trebor Bassett has drafted in Biss Lancaster to

launch a ‘refresher’ campaign for its 100-year-old brand - Liquorice

Allsorts. Cameron Choat & Partners continues to work on all other


Mills & Boon drops Grayling for Midas

Romantic fiction publisher Harlequin Mills & Boon has ended its ten year

relationship with PR partner Grayling, following a seven month menage a

trois with book specialist Midas.

Instrument makers plug into youth

Musical instrument manufacturers are to put pounds 140,000 into a

generic PR campaign in a bid to persuade Britain’s youth to learn a

musical instrument. The Music Industries Association has hired Clarion


CMG in search for comms manager

Anglo-Dutch information technology firm Computer Management (CMG) is

scouring the UK PR market for a marketing communications manager

following the surprise resignation of Ardi Kolah, just three weeks

before last week’s flotation.

Shell’s comeback undermined

The latest Presswatch Quarterly report shows Shell staged a remarkable

recovery in its press corporate press profile in the third quarter of

the year. This had since been undermined by negative coverage of Shell’s

activities in Nigeria.

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