Here’s a round-up of the essential PR news stories, people news and account wins that have been announced over the past week.
Online pet retailer Monster Pet Supplies has appointed PR and social media specialist Wolfstar to deliver a three month creative communications campaign to reach new customers, drive visitors and increase sales over Christmas.
Former Daily Mirror journalist Greig Box Turnbull has launched Fortitude Communications, a PR and communications consultancy which will provide clients in the business, sport, consumer and luxury sectors with strategic advice, social media support, web design, content creation and media training.
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation has appointed Elise Mitchell as president. Mitchell runs Mitchell Communications Group, a top-50 US PR firm, and has been vice-president of the ICCO since 2015. Nitin Mantri replaces Mitchell as the organisation’s new vice-president.
Former Spider PR travel and lifestyle division lead Clemmie Mason-Pearson has launched her own agency. Kitten & Shark will specialise in luxury, travel, lifestyle and brand PR.
Portland has hired Lucy Jenkins as a partner in its philanthropy practice. Jenkins will support the agency’s international clients, with particular focus on growing Portland’s global philanthropy offering.
Lansons has appointed Claire Southeard as a board director. Southeard will have responsibility for accelerating the development, transformation and integration of the consultancy’s digital, content and social media offer.