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Profile PR is the choice again for BT

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

Systems.



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

employee communications.



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.



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