Ketchum Pleon director Stephen Waddington has been voted president elect of the CIPR.
GolinHarris London has appointed James Bickerton as its first creative technologist.
Done + Dusted, the company behind T4's long-running On The Beach festival, has drafted in House PR to promote its latest venture.
Cloud computing company Appirio has called in 3 Monkeys to help grow its business in the UK.
The Ramblers, Britain's walking charity, has appointed Kindred to conduct a communications audit following a pitch.
Stansted Airport's comms head Will Parkes is leaving his role at the end of the month following its acquisition by Manchester Airport Group (MAG).
Nick Clegg's pledge over a register of lobbyists has been met with cynicism by the industry.
Virgin Galactic, the company aiming to make holidays in space a reality, is understood to be in talks with UK PR shops.
WeTransfer, the file-sharing service, has hired 77PR as its first comms agency after a competitive pitch.
Citizen Relations has strengthened its consumer offer with the creation of two senior roles.
The CIPR and the PRCA are to meet next week to discuss further areas of co-operation after the announcement the bodies are to produce a film explaining the value of PR.
The lobbying industry is coming under renewed scrutiny through an undercover investigation into supposed links between consultants and all-party parliamentary groups.
The Conservative Party reacted to weekend reports that a senior member had described party activists as 'mad, swivel-eyed loons'.
Luta, the Brazilian sportswear brand that gives half its profits to charity, has drafted in Diffusion as it takes to the global stage.
Paul Melody, a key lieutenant of Matthew Freud, is leaving Freud Communications after 18 years at the agency.
Qatar Airways is reviewing its UK PR work amid moves to drive up its international profile.
PR agencies and in-house comms teams alike are turning their backs on unpaid internships following pressure from the joint PRWeek/PRCA campaign to end the exploitative practice.
The Local Government Association (LGA) is to lobby Parliament to defeat Eric Pickles' efforts to increase legislation governing council comms.
Lexis has bolstered its CSR and sustainability practice with two senior hires.
Brands2Life has been appointed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to help engage fans in the build-up to the Investec Ashes Series.
Coventry University has relaunched a major comms tender after the process had been put on hold.
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