This week’s PR news in brief (10-14 July)

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

Account wins


Caro Communications has introduced three new clients to its architecture, property and culture portfolio – UK-based property developer Londonewcastle, global architecture firm White Arkitekter and London design commission, The Illuminated River.

Manchester-based Triangle PR has been appointed by care provider Minster Care Group to deliver a proactive PR campaign that promotes the care provided at its residential and nursing homes.

King’s Cross Central Development Partnership has appointed Purple to handle the PR for Coal Drops Yard, a new shopping quarter set to open in King’s Cross in autumn 2018.

Brands2Life has been awarded the UK PR retainer for cyber defence machine learning company Darktrace, following a competitive pitch.

Corporate PR consultancy Abchurch has been appointed as retained financial and corporate communications adviser by Zenith Energy, following a competitive pitch.

Glasgow tech company Eureka Solutions has appointed Jargon PR to raise its profile within the technology market.

Global videoconference provider Polycom has selected Mash PR on a brief to enhance its reputation, following a two-stage competitive pitch.

Hummingbird Bike Company has appointed PR agency Brazil to assist in the launch of its new product – the “world’s lightest folding bike”.

People news


Universal Music Group has appointed Jamie Diamond as director of communications. She will oversee its internal and external communications, PR strategy and digital properties.

Lifestyle agency Stir PR has appointed Chris Grabowski as client services director. He will be responsible for managing the agency’s portfolio of clients.

Travel and lifestyle PR consultancy The PC Agency has appointed media specialist Tilly Gray as creative director.

Tamara Klien has joined Hunter, the British boot brand, as head of PR.

Mothers’ Union has appointed Sophia Jones as its new senior communications manager. She will oversee its publications, events, digital media and media relations.

Millennial Brands Europe is appointed Michael Routledge as general manager of Millennial Brands UK and Europe, following the resignation of Derek Bowen.

The PRCA has appointed Amanda Coleman, Greater Manchester Police’s head of corporate communications, as its latest Fellow.

Agency news


Tangerine has announced it will place 64% of its shares into an Employee Ownership Trust, The Tangerine Partnership, which will be shared among its 60 plus team members.

Platform Communications has appointed David Lawrence as director to launch its consumer offering – targeting TV, music, games and consumer electronics clients.

Awards


The PRCA has launched the second annual Reginald Watts Prize for Insight, which will see young participants challenged to write thought-provoking essays on the PR and communications industry.

And finally…


Over 500 media and advertising professionals – including teams from Hearst UK, Comcast, Bloomberg, Disney, Wildstone and Zenith Media – took part in the 2017 Media Trust Triathlon in Dorney last Friday.

  • Pictured: The Weber Shandwick team at the Media Trust Triathlon
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