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JP Morgan picks Richard Holloway

JP Morgan picks Richard Holloway



JP Morgan has chosen Richard Holloway to succeed Joe Evangelisti as head

of corporate communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa. A

consultant at the Maitland Consultancy and head of group PR at SG

Warburg before that, Holloway will join the investment bank in November.

Evangelisti is to head up JP Morgan’s global media relations in New

York.



Scanlon to ‘counsel’ Edelman on issues



Edelman PR has brought in John Scanlon, former partner at New York PR

firm Abernathy MacGregor Scanlon, as ‘counsel’ on issues management and

public affairs. Scanlon, under investigation by US authorities for his

role in efforts to discredit Jeffrey Wigand, a former tobacco industry

employee turned whistleblower, on behalf of Brown and Williamson, will

be working with Edelman’s European president Michel Ogrizek, but not on

tobacco business.



Nicholls lands combined Gatwick role



London Gatwick Airport is to merge its public affairs and marketing

teams and hand overall responsibility to head of PR Caroline Nicholls.

The move follows the departure of marketing head Mike Luddy to Bristol

Airport.



Lynne Franks publishes youth guide



Lynne Franks has launched a bi-annual guide to the youth market called

Hype. The publication, edited by agency consultant Richard Brett, gives

marketers a comprehensive, A-Z definition of under-25 culture -from

‘drum ’n’ bass’ to ‘white trash.’



Rank beginners bank on Barclay



Cable operator CableTel has hired Media House to handle Scottish PR

prior to a major push into consumer and business markets. The business,

worth around pounds 70,000, was previously handled by TMA

Communications.



Press cutting service for financial PR



A new press cuttings agency, Precise Press Cuttings, launched this week

specialising in the financial PR market. The company is a 50/50 joint

venture with the existing press cuttings company, Energy Data Services

(EDS).



IPR reviews management structure



The IPR has kicked off a review of its management structure in a bid to

simplify its decision-making processes. Options will be discussed at

next month’s national IPR conference.



Shandwick launches on-line business



Shandwick has launched a new business, Shandwick Interactive, to offer

support on web sites, CD-ROMs, interactive presentations and Internet

monitoring.



New hi-tech/health agency



Corporate and hi-tech firm EMC Euro PR & Marketing has joined healthcare

specialist Fulcrum PR to form a 12-strong, Wimbledon-based agency.



Walsh aims for National coverage



The Royal National Theatre has named its senior press representative,

Fiona Walsh, 30, as its new head of press office. Walsh joined the RNT

in July after three years with the English National Ballet.



A Plus downloads web press pack



A Plus has linked with research company CDT to launch a world wide web-

based press pack. The pack, claiming to be a world first, announced a

global deal between CDT and Philips Components.



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