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10 Yetis Digital has secured six new clients this month, including two from the lastminute.com group. They are hotel comparison site Hotelscan, flight comparison site Jetcost France, events company Chillisauce, tradesperson finder MyJobQuote.co.uk, dog-friendly holiday cottage firm Canine Cottages and workplace furniture site Kit Out My Office.
Veloforte, the endurance nutrition brand, has appointed Fusion Media to handle its UK PR. The agency will engage specialist, consumer and lifestyle media outlets to target the UK’s cycling and active sports market.
Good Relations has launched Good Live, a live brand experiences division, with former Taylor Herring staffer Kat Day at the helm.
Matthew Knowles, Boeing UK and Ireland’s former comms director, has joined Williams Advanced Engineering to head up communications within the Formula 1 team, Williams.
Emily Luscombe, a former deputy MD of Bell Pottinger’s Engage division, has joined Golin as deputy managing director in its London office.
Ryan Thompson has joined creative agency The Clerkenwell Brothers as its new head of PR. Thompson’s past PR clients include Lurpak, Tetley, Honest Burger and IKEA.
Cicero Group has welcomed Ian Emond, Eóghain Mitchison and Megan Ridderhof to its EU affairs team as account director, account manager and account executive, respectively.
Cognito has expanded its London team by appointing Benjamin Thiele-Long and Ketna Mistry as account directors and Georgie Gold as its new account manager.
Jonny Silver has been appointed head of communications at The Hook, an entertainment publisher that produces content designed specifically for social media.
Strike Media has appointed Marc Foley-Comer as senior account manager. He previously spent 18 months freelancing at agencies including Think Jam, The Red Consultancy and One Green Bean.