People Moving 26/01/11 – Press Relations

Lansons Live, the broadcast unit of Lansons Communications has made BBC broadcast journalist Louise Cooper as its new head. (Source: PR Week)

Sally Dobson has left the Social Market Foundation to take the newly created role of director of communications at Burson-Marsteller UK. (Source: PR Week)

Next Fifteen Communications Group’s chairman Will Whitehorn will stand down later this year. (Source: PR Week)

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE) has promoted its head of technology in the UK Emma Richards to global alliance director. (Source: PR Week)

Healthcare agency Chamberlain PR has appointed Katherine Vince as UK director. (Source: PR Week)

Ogilvy PR has recruited Leo Ryan as its new strategy director in its 360º Digital Influence Group. (Source: PR Week)

The Brighter Group has appointed Ian Benjafield as its managing director, after he submitted a voluntary redundancy from his role as senior PR manager for travel firm TUI. (Source: PR Week)

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed Kim Worts as its latest director of comms. She joins from the Department for Energy and Climate Change. (Source: PR Week)

Kevin Bell is to step down from his role as regional president for the UK, Africa and Middle East at Fleishman-Hillard. He has committed 10 years to the company. (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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