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Grayling CEO Michael Murphy to step down

by on July 6, 2012

Grayling CEO Michael Murphy has announced that he will be stepping down ‘to concentrate on building a portfolio career’.

The agency, which is owned by Huntsworth, has said that Murphy has today been appointed non-executive chairman of Grayling in addition to his current role as CEO and will remain in that position until a successor is found.

Peter Chadlington, Huntsworth’s CEO, said: “Michael was a central architect of the successful strategy to merge many of our businesses together to form a single brand and attract larger, multi-office clients. And in doing so he has established a distinct culture and work style. Grayling is now established as one of the leading international public relations and government relations firms in the world.

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Twitter appoints Helen Prowse as UK communications manager

by on July 6, 2012

Twitter has announced the appointment of Helen Prowse as its UK comms director, where she will look to increase the number of new people using [more…]

New Business Development Director for Pepper

by on July 6, 2012

Annabelle Boyes has been appointed as new business development director at Pepper, the integrated brand, marketing and communications agency. With over 12 years’ experience in marketing, branding, account management and new business, she will help build on and drive forward the company’s strategic business growth.

Prior to joining Pepper, Annabelle worked in various marketing, design and creative agencies gaining a wealth of B2B, B2C and retail experience while opening up and developing new relationships with multiple major accounts. Her most recent role was at Red Door where she worked as new business director/account director. Annabelle’s broad discipline experience includes digital, print, press, brand development and above the line services.

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Organic Marketing makes new appointments

by on July 5, 2012

Chris Warrington has been appointed head of UK marketing and Caragh Cook as head of UK publicity at London based company Organic Marketing. Warrington joins Organic from Icon Film Distribution, where he worked as head of marketing for five years, overseeing theatrical and home entertainment on titles including West Is WestDrive and Paranormal Activity for which he won two BVA awards last year. Prior to Icon, he worked at UK independent distributor Tartan and American studio 20th Century Fox.

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Where can you turn if you are fed up with the big banks?

by on July 5, 2012

Customer dissatisfaction at High Street banks has reached fever pitch.

The Libor scandal and RBS meltdown have provided a cherry on the cake. [more…]

Boyzone Keith Duffy reveals how Stephen Gately’s death brought band closer together

by on July 5, 2012

Actor and singer Keith Duffy believes that Stephen Gately’s death brought the remaining members of Boyzone closer together.

Stephen died suddenly in October 2009 from an undiagnosed heat condition and the former ‘Coronation Street’ actor says it’s still painful.

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