PR news in brief

This week’s PR news in brief (7-11 August)

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

Account wins


Rolls-Royce have selected marcoms agency Text100 to power its integrated communications programme across Southeast Asia, following a competitive pitch.

2degrees, a digital collaboration platform provider for sustainable business, has appointed Bottle to handle its external comms and drive consideration and brand awareness.

PR consultancy Hills Balfour has been appointed agency of record for travel brands Travelbag and Netflights.com.

London-based art studio Acrylicize has appointed After Nyne Creative Services to provide PR and comms support ahead of its expansion into Seattle, USA.

Cinematic virtual reality company Jaunt has chosen Bite as its European commns agency.

La Palma Tourist Board (Cabildo de La Palma) has appointed travel specialist Lotus to handle its PR and trade activity in the UK and Ireland.

Swiss train manufacturer Stadler has selected Freshwater UK to provide its first ever comms support in the UK.

FX provider Currencies Direct has appointed Redleaf Communications to handle its UK PR, bolstering the agency’s roster of fintech clients.

Integrated agency Mercieca has won a new brief to manage the PR for Reach Fitness and its personal training team, including strength and conditioning coach Richard Tidmarsh.

Cruise line Viking Cruises has appointed Cultural Communications to handle its UK PR. The agency will run a UK press office and support brand activations such as the company’s sponsorship of the upcoming V&A exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed & Style.

People news


SEEN Group has appointed British VOGUE’s former health and beauty director Nicola Moulton as its new creative director. She will also spearhead the group’s new creative development division Studio SEEN.

Public affairs and strategic comms specialist The Quiller Consultancy has announced that Jonathan Chandler will succeed Howell James as its CEO in October.

Blue Digital has appointed Araminta Hannah as its PR manager. She will be responsible for developing and managing the agency’s PR offering.

Integrated marketing agency HROC has recruited Penny Thorp as its new PR account manager, making this the agency’s fifth appointment in six months.

Financial PR


Software company GetBusy has appointed Walbrook PR to manage the financial comms and investor relations for its admission to the AIM stock exchange.

The future of PR


PRWeek editor-in-chief Steve Barrett talks to Cision CEO Kevin Akeroyd about how technology is shaping the future of PR.

  • Pictured: SEEN Group’s Nicola Moulton (left) and Michelle Boon
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