This week’s PR news in brief (26-30 June)

Here is a round-up of the essential PR stories, account and pitch wins and people news that have been announced over the last week.

Account wins


Technology solutions specialist 6point6 has awarded its retained communications brief to Stature PR’s corporate & financial division.

The Marloe Watch Company has appointed consumer PR agency Little Red Rooster to handle strategic planning, press office and creative campaign support, with a focus on launching the brand in the UK and rapidly increasing brand awareness.

People news


Meg Dibb-Fuller, marketing product owner at Sainsbury’s, is joining corporate brand agency Milk & Honey PR in July.

Yellow Jersey PR has promoted Adam Wurf, who joined the agency last year as head of corporate communications, to director.

Lauren Pritchard has joined Cheshire-based creative PR agency No Brainer as PR, social media and content manager from Liquid.

Reputation and customer consultancy Stonehaven has hired Ben Thornton as director of corporate and reputation.

Financial PR


Kreab London has advised car parts maker Gestamp and Spanish home builder Neinor Homes on their recent IPOs, which have been two of the largest European IPOs in the last quarter.

Yellow Jersey PR has advised Ethernity Networks, a data network processing technology company, on its admission to the AIM market, which saw it successfully raise £15m.

Joint ventures


Cognito has opened an Amsterdam office as part of a joint venture with Dutch PR entrepreneurs Richard Neve and Jan Jaap Omvlee. Neve is managing partner and Omvlee is strategy partner of the new business, called Cognito Media Amsterdam.

Education


Birmingham City University’s Public Relations MA programme has received national endorsement from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

  • Pictured: Adam Wurf, Yellow Jersey PR director
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