People moving – press relations 4/8/10

Andrew Scadding has been promoted to head of corporate and public affairs at the BBC. He replaces Tina Stowell, who left to pursue a career in politics. (Source: PR Week)

Adrian Read has joined music agency Darling as head of PR. He joins from his role at Polydor records, and takes clients including Lady Gaga with him. (Source: Record of the Day)

Darrell McLennan-Fordyce has been recruited as the National Basketball Association Europe’s new senior director of communications. He has previously been the head of sports marketing for Orange. (Source: PR Week)

Adidas has hired Steve Marks as senior PR manager. He joins from Hill & Knowlton. (Source: PR Week)

Dean Russel has been made director of digital at Fleishman-Hillard Group. He joins from Precedent Communications, where he was digital media strategist and comms consultant. (Source: PR Week)

Rebecca Hunt has become director of external comms at specialist global HIV firm Viiv Healthcare. Hunt leaves Porter Novelli after five years. (Source: PR Week)

Kia Motors will be looking to replace its senior press officer, after previous incumbent Jon Walsh left the company after four years of service. He will now move to Hong Kong to work. (Source: PR Week)

Sara Jones has joined Grayling as the new head of its Cardiff office. She joins from British Waterways. (Source: PR Week)

A round of promotions at Weber Shandwick has made Rebecca Grant co-head of European consumer practice. Emma Thompson has also been promoted to deputy MD of UK consumer, from her previous role as director. (Source: PR Week)

Weber Shandwick has also bolstered its Conservative ties by hiring Joe Phelan. He joins as a senior director of public affairs, with lucrative ties to the Tory government. (Source: PR Week)

Think-tank Green Alliance has a new deputy director, in the form of Tamsin Cooper. She will join 6 September from the Institute for European Environmental Policy. (Source: PR Week)

Teamspirit Public Relations has hired Vanessa Chance as an account director. She joins from Polhill communications, and has eight years’ experience in PR. (Source: PR Week)

Charlotte Morrison has joined private equity specialist Equus as a senior consultant. She joins after taking a break from PR for family reasons. (Source: PR Week)

Andrew Leach is set to join Hudson Sandler in September. He will leave his role of ten years as associate City editor of the Financial Mail on Sunday. (Source: PR Week)

Antonia Coad has been hired by College Hill as an executive in the financial team. She joins from HB Communications where she was a consultant. (Source: PR Week)

Patrick Tooher is leaving his position as head of media relations at KPMG to become head of PR Public Relations for The Co-operative Financial Services. He will begin at the end of the month. (Source: PR Week)

Juliet Cameron has joined Octopus Communications. She moves from her position of eight years as director at Publicis Consultants, where she worked with brands including Lucozade and Guinness. (Source: PR Week)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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