Rhizome Media, a PR, content and social media agency focused on SMEs and start-ups, has appointed former national newspaper journalist Neil Millard as a partner.
Millard’s remit at Rhizome will primarily be media relations and public affairs, the latter a new division Rhizome is launching based on Millard’s strong track record in that field.
Dominic Hiatt, founding partner, Rhizome Media, said: “It’s a drum we never stop banging but ex-journalists always make the best PRs. And Neil is about as gnarly and talented a hack as you’ll find so will fit right in. Alongside his media relations role, he’s also heading up our new public affairs division, and is already making huge inroads on that front.”
Millard added: “It’s great to have joined a PR company that actually understands PR. Rhizome cuts through all usual public relations fluff and gets straight down to the stories, which is what every journalist wants.
“With the new public affairs division I’ll be heading up dropping in alongside the current media relations, social media and content divisions, we’re now covering all bases for UK businesses, from start-ups to the very biggest SMEs.”
Millard is an experienced former Sun journalist who has also written for publications such as the Evening Standard, The Sunday Mirror, MailOnline, and The People. He has interviewed countless TV, movie and political personalities including Boris Johnson, Gordon Ramsay, Derren Brown, Nell McAndrew, Sir Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone.