August 27, 2005
August 21, 2005
Text wins global Philips brief
Incumbent Hoffman declined to re-pitch.
Rainier hired to promote iPod rebrand
Custard will be helping promote the new brand - mp3Essentials - as well as raising awareness of the legal action taken by Apple which has led to this change.
Axicom wins Chinese business
New appointments at Fuse
Foster used work at Bite as an account director while Sherman has previously worked with Centrica, i2 and Weber.
Siemens extends work with Weber Shandwick
Running into six figures, the new contract was won in a pitch against Oliver Schrott Kommunikation of Germany which works for other divisions of Siemens.
3Com chooses Porter Novelli
It will have responsibility for PR across Europe in a contract estimated to be worth more than £500,000.
Five companies were originally asked to pitch, including incumbent Spark.
August 13, 2005
Brunswick extends Hutchison account
Lots of new appointments
Orange has hired Scott Jacobson as UK PR director. He has previously worked for Ketchum and Coca-Cola.
T-Mobile's new head of corporate comms is Robin O'Kelly, a former head of comms at BG Group.
At Cable & Wireless, there are two new hires. Joanne Wilkinson, previously with Rainier, is becoming UK media relations manager. Meanwhile Paul James is to become head of public affairs. He joins from T-Mobile.
August 08, 2005
Packard Bell selects icas
Former tech head gets MD at Porter Novelli
New board appointment for Band & Brown
HP to reshuffle EMEA agencies?
Robert Sherbin, newly appointed VP of external communications at HP, could be planning to review the company's PR agency roster.
At the moment, HP has three global PR agencies - Burson-Marsteller, H&K and Porter Novelli.
Whether this remains the case in the future is in the balance. PR Week has Sherbin quoted as saying "we are in the midst of reviewing this very subject."
Next Fifteen acquires 25% of Lexis
It intends to acquire the whole company by 2010.
Thanks to Morgan McLintic for spotting this.