People Moving 13/04/11 – Press Relations

All the movements in the press relations industry in the past week.

The Daily Mail has lost its deputy City editor to RBS. Lucy Farndon will become head of content and strategy in its global banking and markets division. The bank has also promoted Sarah Small to the role of head of media relations for the division. (Source: PR Week)

Johnston Associates has appointed former BBC chief comms adviser Donald Steel to the role of associate director. He left the BBC last month to start his own PR practice, and will now work to help Johnstone Associates grow its reputation. (Source: PR Week)

Ogilvy has launched a digital communications consultancy for the healthcare sector, and has put Caroline Howe and Simon Stebbing in charge. (Source: PR Week)

MSL London has hired Briar Burley as an account director in its corporate team. The former BBC News health producer will work on accounts including Coca-Cola and Rolex. (Source: PR Week)

Crime Reductions Initiatives has hired Kevin Pearlmutter as director of comms. He was previously head of PR and internal comms Europe and UK for Xerox Corporation. (Source: PR Week)

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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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