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PR Gossip: Bite has appointed LEWIS’ Michael Gonzalez, Pagoda aquires CM Porter Novelli and Balfour Beatty appoint Barclays’ Giles Crootts

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Ketchum’s Kate Hopper as a director to lead its IHG, Mondelez and TUI accounts.

The creative comms agency has boosted its corporate division with the hire of Grayling's Tommy Allez and Edelman's Toby Conlon.

Bell Pottinger served as the principal comms advisor to Birds Eye-owner, Iglo Group, during its acquisition by Nomad Holdings for €2.6bn.

MHP has been appointed by online CFD trading platform Plus 500 to provide financial and corporate comms advice.

Bite has appointed LEWIS’ Michael Gonzalez to the newly created role of head of influencer relations.

Edelman UK has appointed city grandee Lord Paul Myners as chairman within its senior advisory team.

Scottish public affairs firm Pagoda has acquired Edinburgh-based agency CM Porter Novelli and will rebrand as Pagoda Porter Novelli.

Virgo boosts senior team

Virgo Consumer Health & Wellbeing has brought in MSL London’s Kirsty McKinnon to lead its personal care offer.

Weber Shandwick’s Nuala O’Neill has joined the Havas PR Manchester office as associate director.

Power and gas company E.ON has appointed Engine to handle its through-the-line marketing communications activity.

The multinational infrastructure group has brought in Barclays' Giles Croot as group head of communications and investor relations.

NBCUniversal International Studios has appointed Neil Spring as director of comms for its television production business.


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