Ketchum Pleon has established a global change management practice, Ketchum Pleon Change, with offices in London, Munich, New York, Atlanta and Chicago.
The Financial Times is to break away from the NLA's new digital licensing scheme to set up its own licences for digital content.
Hackford Jones is to promote Simon Cowell's celebrity-studded charity single for Haiti, launched on Tuesday.
Freeview has appointed House PR to handle the publicity for the launch of Freeview HD.
Virgin Holidays has named Phil Bloomfield, deputy MD of Brighton-based Midnight Communications, as head of PR.
BMI Baby is looking for its first retained digital PR agency in a process thought to involve Band & Brown, Cake, Cow PR and one other.
Shine, Lexis, Brands2Life and Bite have scored top marks in the 2010 Best Companies to Work For survey.
David Lloyd Leisure has chosen Promote as its PR agency in the UK.
Cirkle has appointed Helen Pattison, formerly head of consumer at Publicasity, to head its new life and leisure division.