B-M to expand information on Aids

B-M to expand information on Aids

Glaxo Wellcome has hired Burson-Marsteller in a four way pitch to

develop a communications programme for people living with HIV/Aids. B-

M’s brief is to expand access to information for people living with the


Hastings takes BBC strategic post

The BBC has appointed Catherine Hastings, former director of

communications and corporate marketing at the London Business School, to

the new post of manager, corporate communications strategy. Hastings

spent five years at the LBC prior to which she was an account director

with PR agency Valin Pollen. She will report to BBC head of public

affairs Leighton Andrews.

NWW seeks PR to boost good works

North West Water is searching for a PR agency to promote its community

work, which includes reservoir-based environmental classrooms, fund-

raising for national charity WaterAid and partnerships with other

charities. Communications manager Sandra Palmer said NWW wanted an

agency that could ‘demonstrate expertise in this area and show us real


Waterford Crystal postpones UK pitch

Waterford Crystal has announced that its planned pitch for a UK agency

(PR Week, 1 March 1996) is to be postponed for another three months in

order to allow its new UK market manager, Paul Kennedy, time to become


Barlow puts London investment first

Former Granada/LWT International publicity manager Anna Barlow, has been

appointed as communications manager at the London First Centre - the

inward investment agency for London. She will report to communications

director Robert Gordon Clark and chief executive of the London First

Centre John Cox.

Wake is right connection for Nynex

Cable company Nynex has appointed Joanne Wake as its new corporate media

relations manager. She has been with the company for two years working

in its Bournemouth and Bromley offices. She replaces Simon Bond who left

to join United Artists in Bristol last November.

Northern Rock opts for in-house PR

The Northern Rock Building Society has said it has no immediate plans to

employ an outside financial PR agency following the announcement of its

flotation plans last week. David Henderson, the society’s head of

corporate communications, said all PR surrounding the proposed

conversion will initially be handled in house.

Mellor announces retirement

David Mellor, 60, chief broadcast officer with the Post Office, has

announced his retirement after several decades working in the media.

Before joining the Post Office in 1979, Mellor worked for Reuters and

the BBC. During his 16 year stint with the BBC, he spent seven years on

Radio 4’s Today programme. He retires at the end of June.

Lyons Waddell soothed by Savlon win

Zyma Healthcare has picked Lyons Waddell PR to handle the estimated

pounds 50,000-fee business for Savlon and Baby Savlon. The agency beat

Lowe Bell Good Relations and Bates Healthcom - the PR division of the

advertising network Bates Dorland to win the contract.

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