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Max Clifford trial jury retires to consider indecent assault charges

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has retired to consider verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault after five weeks of proceedings.


Online travel agent Ebookers appoints Shine

Online travel agent Ebookers has appointed Shine Communications as its retained agency following a competitive pitch at the end of last year.


Albania seeks image makeover with global contest backed by Alastair Campbell

The Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has launched a contest to rebrand the country and move its image away from stereotypes of corruption and communism, with the help of Alastair Campbell.


British Library shortlists agencies for two-year PR roster

The British Library is in talks with agencies as it prepares to build a new PR roster.


Vauxhall parent GM parts company with global comms and policy chief

General Motors communications leader Selim Bingol has left the car manufacturer as it deals with a public outcry over its ten-year delay in recalling Chevrolet Cobalts with malfunctioning ignition systems, according to numerous reports.


Hotel operator Jurys Inn to switch consumer and corporate PR to Citizen

Mid-range hotels group Jurys Inn is moving its UK public relations account to Citizen after six years with Margaret Street.


Macmillan dominates London Marathon charity mentions

Macmillan Cancer Support has credited its staff for the achievement of being the most talked about charity online around Sunday's London Marathon.


Post Office roster shake-up sees five replace Blue Rubicon and M&C Saatchi PR

The Post Office has announced a new roster of eight PR agencies for the next four years as it adapts to a multichannel retail future separate to Royal Mail.


Rusbridger celebrates 'Guardian at its best' ahead of Pulitzer prize

The Guardian's editor in chief Alan Rusbridger has celebrated the open culture at the publisher for making its dogged coverage of the National Security Agency's online espionage possible, ahead of being awarded the Pulitzer prize for public service j...


Freshwater posts highest operating profit since onset of credit crunch

Freshwater UK has posted an operating profit of £234,923 for the six months ended 28 February, its best result for six years, though turnover has dropped slightly.


Simon Barker becomes first MD of Cubitt Consulting

Cubitt Consulting founder and executive chairman Simon Brocklebank-Fowler has appointed Simon Barker as the agency's first managing director.


GSK fields challenge to reputation from Poland bribery claims

GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland over allegations it bribed doctors to promote its asthma drug Seretide, a BBC Panorama investigation has revealed.


Recipe ingredients delivery service Gousto seeks media boost

An online service offering home delivery of all the ingredients needed to make a range of recipes is seeking an agency to generate press and TV coverage.


National Citizen Service brings in Forster Communications for growth push

Forster Communications has won a retained brief from the National Citizen Service, the activity and volunteering project for 15 to 17-year-olds launched as part of the coalition's Big Society drive.


PRCA and National Union of Journalists team up to tackle industry issues

The PRCA and National Union of Journalists have joined forces to work together on a range of issues facing the media and public relations industries such as increasing diversity, ethical PR and lobbying regulation.


Giffgaff appoints PrettyGreen to handle UK consumer brief

Giffgaff, the virtual mobile network operator owned by O2, has appointed PrettyGreen as its retained PR agency following a competitive pitch.


TaxPayers' Alliance hires Andy Silvester from the Institute of Directors

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has appointed Institute of Directors (IoD) senior parliamentary affairs officer Andy Silvester as campaign manager responsible for communications.


Hit or Miss? Traders deploy a tank in protest against Bristol parking zone

Enraged by council plans to introduce a residents' parking zone, Bristol traders have taken to the city's streets in a 1942 Sherman tank to protest.


Scene & Erred: Dawbell/Corden coup, wellytents and Alex James gets obsessive

Behold a new coalition, and it's far more plausible than the one we've had to put up with.


Trading Places: this week's people moves

David Kolbusz leaves Bartle Bogle Hegarty for New York and Delia Bushell joins BT TV and Sport as managing director from BSkyB, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR


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