June 25, 2005

3 reviews public affairs

Mobile phone operator 3 is reviewing its public affairs as James Gurling, head of of public policy and government affairs prepares to leave the company in the summer.

Incumbent Lexington has been asked to re-tender but other agencies have also been invited to submit credentials.

June 23, 2005

Comms company hires College Hill for float

College Hill has been hired by AT Communications in preparation for its AIM float. AT provides voice and data communications services to SMEs.

SunGard swops Berkeley for Brands2Life

Brands2Life has replaced Berkeley PR as the UK agency for business continuity vendor, SunGard.

June 14, 2005

Harvard wins Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Services has appointed Harvard to handle its UK PR, ditching incumbent Firefly in the process. Lewis was also on the shortlist. The account is rumoured to be worth well over £100,000.

June 10, 2005

Google hires Firefly

Firefly has been hired by Google to provide communications support in the UK. It will be handling incoming press enquiries as well as setting up media briefings and product launches.

Adobe hires new UK PR manager

Barbara Gibson has been appointed by Adobe to head up its UK PR. She reports to Trevor Saloman, EMEA marketing director. The role has been vacant since last year.

Harrison Cowley wins BT CSR business

Harrison Cowley has been appointed by BT's CST unit to look after its Digital Inclusion PR work. The account is apparently worth over £100,000. Harrison Cowley beat H&K and Band & Brown to win the business.

Jackson quits Next Fifteen

PR Week's reporting that Mark Jackson has rejected a partnership at Inferno and left the Next Fifteen group. Jackson had been working with August.One as a board-level consultant but decided against staying with the group as the Microsoft business was shifted their to Inferno.

June 06, 2005

Chameleon hires new staff

Chameleon has hired two new employees.

Stuart Hehir, former creative director at Lexis PR, has joined to head up the company's consumer offering. This is a newly created role. Hehir has spent the last year freelancing.

Lena Ahmed has been taken on as a senior consultant. She joins from Write Image and has also worked for Hotwire and Brodeur. Last summer she was thought to have been moving in-house to Adobe but that position fell through (http://hi-techpr.blogspot.com/2005/01/why-is-adobe-looking-for-new-pr.html#comments).

June 02, 2005

Threepipe hired by US comms start-up

US communications start-up xG Technology has hired Threepipe to handle its UK and Pan European PR. The firm will be targeting media and industry analysts in the run up to 3GSM 2006 in Barcelona.