Profile PR is the choice again for BT
Profile PR has won another contract from BT, worth an estimated pounds
75,000 in fees, for a campaign to promote its data services to a range
of businesses. Profile already handles PR for BT’s Managed Network
Sainsbury’s hires CTN for business TV
Sainsbury’s has hired CTN, the Burson-Marsteller/ITN joint venture to
run its pounds 1million business TV network which is set to begin
transmitting to all 364 UK stores this autumn.
Maclay Murray and Spens on the PR trail
Top Scottish law firm, Maclay Murray and Spens is trawling for a PR
agency to boost media coverage following its decision to part company
with its existing agency Flora Martin PR - now part of Citigate Scotland
- at the end of August. It has seen six contenders including Media
House, Beattie Media and Shandwick Scotland, The contract is worth
pounds 25,000 in fees.
Baird is number two at Kingfisher
Kingfisher’s corporate communications director John Eyre has appointed
Cable and Wireless communications manager David Baird as his number two.
His responsibilties at C&W included corporate advertising, PR and
Propeller to push Emap titles to the fore
Emap has handed the PR contract for its 16 Emap National magazines to
Propeller Marketing Communications. The six month contract, worth pounds
40,000 in fees, covers Car, Bike, Motor Cycle News and top selling
monthly car title Max Power. Propeller will also launch Gallop, a
‘racey’ lifestyle horse magazine from Emap’s Pursuit arm.
New roles at Sun Alliance and Royal
Communications chiefs at Sun Alliance and Royal Insurance are set to
take on new roles this Friday following the expected High Court go-ahead
of the companies’ pounds 5.4 billion merger. Royal’s head of group
corporate relations, Roy Randall will become head of investor relations
and Mike Jones, Sun Alliance’s group head of corporate affairs, assumes
the same role for the new company.
Perpetual looks to Mainland for PR advice
Perpetual, the Henley-based fund manager, has hired Mainland PR to
evaluate its use of public relations and examine ways to enhance its
image and position in the fund management market. The appointment
follows a review of Perpetual’s PR resources in May (PR Week, 24 May).
Vallings quits Granfield for TCG role
Sam Vallings, a director of Grandfield PR, is to quit the agency at the
end of this month to join The Communication Group. Vallings, who has
been at Grandfield for two years, will work alongside Alex Glover who
became deputy managing director of TCG’s financial division in May.
Jackie Cooper to push Courtaulds’ Tencel
Courtaulds has appointed Jackie Cooper PR to co-ordinate European PR for
its Tencel fibre. The agency plans to set up initatives with
international fashion designers.
Golley Slater boosts West of England
West of England Development Agency, the Department of Trade and
Industry’s inward investment arm, has hired Bristol-based PR firm Golley
Slater to attract overseas business to the region.