PR news in brief

This week’s PR news in brief (14-18 August)

Here’s a round-up of all the essential PR stories, people news and account wins that have been announced over the past week.

Account wins


Teletext Holidays has appointed travel specialist Lotus with a brief to grow the brand’s presence within the travel industry, while making it synonymous with great value holidays and inspiring content.

British women’s fashion retailer Warehouse has appointed Threepipe to manage its UK customer acquisition programmes across PPC, SEO, display and social media channels, following a competitive pitch.

Grayling has won a competitive three-way pitch to provide a three-month PR campaign supporting the London South Bank University through the annual Clearing process.

Comms agency Street & Co will represent the Museum of London Shop in the lead-up to Christmas, providing the main point of contact for all product placement enquiries and image or sample requests.

London’s Devonshire Club has selected Kapranos PR to handle the press for its bedrooms, restaurant, bars and events calendar.

Following the delivery of a series of successful projects, software company Signiant has appointed Bubble Communications to provide global PR support.

Indian sustainable travel company Greener Pastures has chosen Three Little Birds PR to help promote its range of exotic tours and adventure holidays.

Albert’s Club, a private members club and restaurant in South Kensington has handed its digital comms brief to Plus 1 Communications.

US skincare company Circadia has appointed RKM Communications to handle its UK launch and the ongoing press and publicity.

Creative agency BD Network have selected B2B communications specialist Limelight to implement a proactive media and thought leadership programme that will increase recognition in its target markets.

People news


Washington-based health communications specialist, Alfred Jackson has joined Portland as a partner to lead its US offering.

University Partnerships Programme, an affordable student accommodation, infrastructure and support services provider, has hired Chris White as its head of communications.

Redleaf Communications has unveiled a new leadership team, comprised of representatives from its corporate, capital markets, professional and financial services and property teams.

The new leadership team is Guy Smith, Robin Tozer, Elisabeth Cowell, Charlie Geller, Charlie Ansdell, Sally Walton, Karen Wagg, Vanessa Chance, Henry Columbine, Charlotte Gold and Laura Westmacott.

WE Communications has appointed Laura Gillen as its head of technology and corporate, and Gareth Davies as head of consumer.

Jordanne Young has joined 5th House PR as its strategic director. She will work with founder and managing director Sophia Greene to develop the business across the fashion, beauty and lifestyle sectors.

Berkshire-based sports and fitness agency Promote PR has appointed Nasima Hussain as its managing director.

CH1ChesterBID, Chester’s Business Improvement District (BID) company, has appointed Judy Tagell as its marketing and communications manager.

The Alexander Group PR has hired Amalia Sini as an account manager, working across clients including Lady V Couture, Home House Private Members Club and Quinting Watches.

BritainThinks has hired Sanne van der Steeg as senior research executive. She joins the consultancy from Revealing Reality, where she specialised in qualitative research.

Agency news


Allison+Partners has launched Workplace, a new speciality group with Hadas Streit at the helm designed to help organisations become great places to work.

Code Red Security, a PR network specialising in cyber security, has partnered with Australian agency Primary Communication and Spanish agency eVerythink PR Boutique to expand its global reach.

Frankie Oliver, the former co-founder of comms agency Fever, has launched a new creative agency called Jolly Rebellion.

Elizabeth Cocozza-McMordie, Inexcess Fashion’s former head of PR, has launched ECM Communications. The agency’s clients include cashmere knitwear specialist Wyse London and children’s furniture brand Reasons To Be Jolly.

Financial PR


Verditek, a clean tech and solar energy company, has retained Yellow Jersey PR to assist with its financial media relations.

  • Pictured: Alfred Jackson, partner at Portland
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