PR News in Brief

This week’s PR news in brief (4-8 September)

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

Account wins

CIPD, a professional body for HR and people development, has appointed Haymarket Media Group to provide events services for its members and people professionals.

Digital marketing firm Conversant and CJ Affiliate, a global affiliate marketing network, have appointed technology marketing communications agency Firefly Communications Group to handle proactive media relations in the UK, France and Germany.

The PR Office has today announced that it has been appointed to represent accounting and advisory firm Moore Stephens, following a competitive pitch.

Communications consultancy Foco has won its first retained public relations brief from live-in care company Elder.

Agency news

New York-based PR and brand building agency Relevance New York has rebranded itself as Relevance International to mark the opening of its new office in London.

Creative PR agency Modus Publicity has merged with integrated brand agency BPCM to form ModusBPCM.

Luxley Communications has launched a fitness, wellness and beauty division, with new clients including BodySPace and its founders Stephen Price and David Higgins, Pure Sports Medicine, WellSpoken and Secret Spa.

Racepoint Global has opened an office in Raleigh, USA, which will serve brands in Research Triangle Park and the surrounding areas.

Julie Giraud and Pete Bell have launched Lafontaine Public Relations, a “content first” PR consultancy, in partnership with creative agency gt&i.

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