PR News in Brief

This week’s PR news in brief (21-25 August)

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

Account wins


Bath Spa University has appointed Grayling to deliver a wide-ranging public relations brief over the next year, following a competitive tender process.

Nobu Hospitality, a luxury hotels brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, has appointed Fox PR to handle its global brand PR.

Cheshire-based PR, social media and content marketing firm No Brainer has won Mersey Ferries’ national, regional and trade PR brief, following a three-way pitch.

WPR Agency has welcomed three new clients to its B2B portfolio – rail transport systems firm Nexus Alpha, factory automation system manufacturer FANUC UK and plumbing supplies company Plumbase.

Myanmar consumer business developer and operator Myanmar Strategic Holdings has retained Yellow Jersey PR to assist with its financial media relations.

Multi-lingual UK-Asia PR agency 11K Consulting has won a competitive pitch to promote Retail Congress Asia Pacific’s 2017 Hong Kong congress across Asia Pacific.

Yorkshire-based coat maker TOG24 has appointed Gung Ho Communications to handle its UK print and digital PR and influencer communications strategy.

London-based marketing firm Convertize has appointed Jargon PR to deliver a campaign that drives engagement with its brand and raises awareness of the role neuroscience can play in marketing.

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair has appointed Cow as its retained UK PR agency following a competitive pitch.

UK beauty firm Glorious Brands has appointed Kilpatrick PR to handle UK PR for LA-based eyebrow styling brand The BrowGal ahead of its UK launch.

Dutch protein ice cream brand Koupe has appointed Hatch Communications to assist with its upcoming UK launch.

People news


Citizens Advice has appointed Katie Martin as its head of news, public affairs and campaigns. She will join the bureau from Guardian News and Media, where she is head of philanthropic partnerships.

Insurance company AIG Europe has appointed ex-Teneo Blue Rubicon senior consultant Hannah Scott as its external communications manager.

Brighton-based digital marketing agency Propellernet has appointed former Cow PR director Tallulah Cullen as its head of PR.

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