Elena Baturina, Russia’s richest woman and beneficiary of the Inteko company, has presented 40 works from her rare art collection to the “Tsaritsyno” Moscow State Museum and Natural Reserve. The gift from Baturina, who made billions of dollars through the construction industry, includes a collection of vases, ceremonial dinner services and plates from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Leonie was invited to speak to MA Public Relations students at the London College of Communication, University of Arts yesterday. Leonie completed this degree last year and took the opportunity to pass on her experiences at The PR Office to the class. She gave a presentation to the class, which focused on life in the PR world, a discussion of exciting campaigns The PR Office have worked on and was followed by a Q & A with the students.
To celebrate this year’s Big Bagel campaign World Jewish Relief is looking for the community’s favourite bagel filling. Celebrities including Dermot O’Leary and Boris Johnson have chosen theirs, but WJR supporters will have the final say by voting in a survey at wjr.org.uk/bigbagel. The winning bagel will be sold in London with 10% of the profits going to WJR. The Big Bagel encourages people to get together and raise awareness of WJR’s work while enjoying everyone’s favourite snack-the bagel!
The Corporate team this week launched a report on behalf of DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group. Part one of ‘Shifting Landscapes - the online challenge to traditional business models’- a significant piece of qualitative research - highlights the challenges businesses face in fully exploiting the potential the internet offers them as a channel to market. Parts two and three are due to launch in June and July respectively. For more info, visit: www.dlapipershiftinglandscapes.com
The PR Office’s Voluntary Division is delighted to welcome Beth to the team, who joins us after working in house at a national housing and regeneration organisation.
Beth has also worked in Westminster and for a human rights organisation in Washington DC, and she brings extensive knowledge of the voluntary and public sectors. She will be working across a variety of clients.