People Moving 31/07/13 – PR & Marketing

All the big movements in the press relations and marketing industries in the past week.

The Conservative Party has brought in Tim Collins as deputy director of comms. He previously spent two years as deputy director of comms at the Home Builders Federation. (Source: PR Week)

HarperCollins UK and international group comms director Siobhan Kenny is leaving the business at the end of October. (Source: PR Week)

Open Road associate director and head of healthcare Andrew Hobson has quit the agency to take up a comms role with the NHS South London Commissioning Support Unit (SLCSU). (Link: PR Week)

Penny Fox, the deputy head of news and comms at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is to join the Department of Energy and Climate Change as head of news. (Source: PR Week)

Sarah Mines has moved from Franklin Rae to become an associate director at Braben. (Source: PR Week)

Digital Cinema Media has appointed Rob Tomalin, a former senior commercial exec at Bauer Media-predecessor Emap, as its head of business development, replacing Joe Evea. (Source: MediaWeek)




“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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