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Edelman senior takes a step back

Edelman senior takes a step back



Richard Edelman, president and co-CEO of Edelman PR Worldwide has been

promoted to CEO and president. His father Daniel Edelman, who founded

the agency in 1952, will continue to work as chairman of parent company

Daniel J Edelman.



Citigate to assess Kuala Lumpur Airport



Citigate has been drafted in by Kuala Lumpur International Airport to

undertake a global communications audit. Part of a consortium that

includes a management consultancy and air transport consultancy,

Citigate will assess perceptions of Malaysia among visitors and the

overall needs of its main airport.



K&R to boost business use of ISI



The DTI has hired Kinross & Render to help promote its Information

Society Initiative (ISI), a pounds 35 million, four-year programme to

encourage greater knowledge and take-up of information and communication

technologies among UK firms. The account is worth pounds 50,000.



Dainton moves up at Buena Vista



Disney-owned Buena Vista Home Entertainment has promoted Angela Dainton

to UK PR manager. She replaces Jenny Swift who joined Sainsbury’s

consumer affairs department earlier this year.



BA keeps faith with Lowe Bell



British Airways has renewed its long-standing contract with Lowe Bell.

The account, which is believed to be worth in excess of pounds 200,000

in fees, includes strategic communications advice and hands on support

for crises and major PR projects.



PRCA presence at party conferences



The PRCA is to stage fringe meetings at both the Labour and Conservative

party political conferences next month. entitled: ‘Is Europe talking? Is

anyone listening?’ The talks, co-sponsored by the European, will feature

MEP and EC speakers.



New post for Whitehead at Blenheim



Blenheim, the world’s biggest event organiser, has promoted PR manager

April Whitehead to the new post of group communications manager.



Nelson Bostock to demystify Datapulse



Nelson Bostock Communications has been appointed by BT supplier

Datapulse to help ‘demystify’ its CTI (computer-telephony integration)

products for a business audience.



London College of Fashion appoints PR



Heather Lambert has been appointed PR manager at the London College of

Fashion, where she is already a lecturer in PR. She will be responsible

for promotions and sponsorship.



Communique enters the tropics



Communique Public Relations has been appointed by the Liverpool School

of Tropical Medicine, the oldest such school in the world, in the run-up

to its centenary in 1998.



Phillips takes up commercial post at ASAP



ASAP Communications has appointed Barbara Phillips, previously at poster

giant Mills & Allen, as its commercial director.



Burke heads for Chamber of Commerce



The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has completed its new PR

line-up with the appointment of Vincent Burke as press and PR executive.

Burke’s appointment follows that of Andrew Hawkins as director of policy

and PR.



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