Here’s a round-up of the week’s top PR news, featuring Cision’s latest white paper, new hires at Telefonica UK and Hudson Sandler and the Hacks vs Flaks summer sports day.
The four steps to creating a foolproof crisis comms plan
In our latest white paper – The four steps to creating a foolproof crisis comms response – we explore the four key areas communicators need to cover to ensure their organisation can get on the front foot during a crisis while being secure and consistent in its response.
James Myers, group managing director at TVC Group, reminisces about his time at the agency as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Telefonica UK (O2) has made two new hires to its corporate affairs team. Kirsty King joins as head of external communications, while Ian Lynch has been appointed head of internal communications. The pair will both report to director of corporate affairs Nicola Green.
Beattie Group has announced a raft of new appointments. Rachel Taylor and Ania Krwawicz-Sheath both join as associate directors in the agency’s London office, Katie Brunsmann is hired in Glasgow as a PR assistant, Stewart O’Hagan is appointed as an art worker and Stephen Nevill has been appointed as IT manager in Beattie’s Falkirk office.
Infinite Global has appointed Alice Obsorn as a senior account manager to its Professional and Financial Service PR team.
Hacks vs Flaks
PRs will take on journalists in the annual Hacks vs Flaks summer sports day on Saturday 15 September at Acton Cricket Club’s ground at Club des Sports, with cricket and rounders matches set to determine bragging rights between the two groups.
The events start from midday at Club des Sports, followed by a reception around 4pm by event ambassadors and a barbeque.
Hacks vs Flaks is a regular sporting event between PRs and journalists held to raise money for good causes. The fixtures have raised more than £350k in the past decade for a variety of charities.
This year, the National Autistic Society has received generous contributions from sponsors Ascot Lloyd, CBRE, Blackstock, EY, FTI, Brewin Dolphin, Emperor, Vismedia. The full fundraising total will be revealed after the event.
“Hacks vs Flaks is open to all, come and cajole and enjoy the setting. It is a great day out and we are delighted to be raising money for the National Autistic Society this year,” said FTI Consulting’s Ed Berry.