People moving – press relations 28/7/10

Adrian Thomas has been appointed head of PR at the British Red Cross. He joins from his position as senior manager for media relations at the Met Office. (Source: PR Week)

The man behind PR blog ‘The World’s Leading’, Mark Pinsent, has signed on at Shine Communications as head of social media. (Source: PR Week)

Portland Communications has made a double hiring, picking up former TaxPayer’s Alliance campaign director Mark Wallace and David Cameron’s regional head of press Idil Oyman. (Source: PR Week)

Kim Hoang has moved to Weber Shandwick as leader for the European digital practice. She has previously been head of digital at McCann Erickson. (Source: PR Week)

Mark Davies, former special advisor to Jack Straw, has been named comms chief at the mental illness charity Rethink. (Source: PR Week)

Eloise Garrett and Sarah Giangregorio have teamed up to create a new b2b agency, The Right Agency. (Source: PR Week)

Chandler Chicco Companies has recruited Sam Walmsley to the newly created role of Euopean head of social media. She joins from Profero London. (Source: PR Week)

Michael Magan, former senior White House aide, has joined Media Intelligence Partners. He will work on developing consultancy services for US and UK corporates. (Source: PR Week)

Jonathan Williams has launched Salient Public Affairs. Before this, Williams spent two years as an associate director at Political Intelligene. (Source: PR Week)

The Royal British Legion has appointed Ian Palmer as a public affairs officer. He joins from the Chartered Management Institute. (Source: PR Week)

Henry Parker has joined Gatwick Aiport as a public affairs manager. He was previously at UK technology trade association Intellect. (Source: PR Week)

Clare Woodcraft has been appointed as deputy director in the UK branch of Shell Foundation. She will be responsible for comms. (Source: PR Week)

Dominic Collier has joined financial PR shop the HeadLand Consultancy as a director and chairman of the board. (Source: PR Week)

The Central Office of Information has announced that Simon Marquis will replace the retired Marilyn Baxter as non-executive board director. (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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