This week’s PR news in brief (3-7 July)

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

Account wins

Diffusion has been selected by business intelligence group Informa as its retained PR agency in the UK for its Ovum, Agribusiness Intelligence and Pharma Intelligence brands.

Discovery Communications has appointed Ketchum as its agency of record for sports to help drive the company’s Eurosport business across key European markets.

Practical Inspiration Publishing, the imprint Alison Jones launched in 2014, has appointed Bookollective as its retained agency to publicise its full publishing list.

Corporate brand agency Milk & Honey PR has been appointed by yourfeed CEO Jack Parsons to bolster his mission to help young Brits find job opportunities.

Manchester-based digital specialist Kagool has selected Refresh PR to implement its online PR strategy and event management.

Energy PR has been appointed by Wow! Stuff to support the launch of the company’s new Star Wars and Despicable Me 3 products.

Financial PR

Oil & gas company Ascent Resources has hired the Abchurch energy team as its retained financial and corporate communications adviser.

European mining and development company Atalaya Mining has enlisted Newgate Communications to provide financial and investor communications.

Newgate Communications has become one of the principal, gold level, sponsors of the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, which is being held in Surrey on 12-22 July.

People news

Former CNN International PR manager Joel Ivory-Harte has joined The Telegraph as its new consumer PR manager.

Mergers and acquisitions

Global affiliate marketing network Awin has made a strategic investment in influencer marketing platform Tailify, to foster commercial collaboration and expand influencer reach for its partners.


Taylor Bennett Foundation, the communications industry diversity charity, is appealing for 70 PR mentors to join the PR mentorship scheme it launched at the end of last year.


Midlands PR and digital firm WPR Agency took home three awards, including Large Consultancy of the Year, at this week’s PRCA Dare Awards at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

CubanEight was named Small Consultancy of the Year at this week’s PRCA Dare Awards ceremony in Birmingham.

  • Pictured: WPR Agency at the PRCA Dare Awards
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