PR Case Study: W – #DontBottleItUp

W used World Mental Health Day and a partnership with Topman and Love Island’s Chris Hughes to promote the CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) message to men that it is okay to open up about the problems they face. Campaign: #DontBottleItUp Client: CALM PR Team: W Timing: 10 October 2017 Summary Working at the heart of a multi-disciplinary inter-agency […]

This week’s PR news in brief (20-24 November)

Here’s our round-up of essential PR news stories and features from the past week, including the key insights from Cision’s latest webinar, account wins for Cherish PR, RKM and Stand Agency and the winner of the Cision PR Influencer Award 2017. Opinion Jason Nisse from The Nisse Consultancy and Munch’s Lizzie Earl discussed how smaller agencies […]

JBP appoints Steve Anderson-Dixon as chief executive

Strategic comms and engagement consultancy JBP has appointed Steve Anderson-Dixon as its new chief executive. Anderson-Dixon joins to support the company’s future growth ambitions. He was previously chief operating officer at Trinity Mirror’s regionals division, where he was responsible for the development of the company’s leading regional new brands including the Manchester Evening News and […]

60 Seconds with Higginson PR’s John Higginson

John Higginson (right), Higginson PR’s co-founder, discusses why he and his wife Clodagh (left) set up their own agency, the growth of the business and how comparable the role is to his time in journalism.  You’ve just opened two new offices, are you surprised at how quickly the agency has grown after setting up early this […]

CNC to handle comms for Ontario Teachers’

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed CNC Communications as its PR agency for the UK/Europe and Asia Pacific regions following a competitive pitch process. CNC will support the pension plan’s corporate and financial comms from hubs in London and Hong Kong, with additional support across Europe and Asia. The agency’s account team will be led […]

Clarion wins RCNi Nurse Awards brief

Nursing journal publisher RCNi has appointed Clarion Communications to promote the 2018 RCNi Nurse Awards following a five-way pitch. Clarion will raise the profile of the ceremony to attract corporate sponsorship, drive attendance, boost award entries and generally promote the nursing professions. It will support the industry awards evening, which celebrates the best nursing care, from its launch […]

Stir appoints Jo Vyvyan-Robinson as managing director

Stir has appointed Jo Vyvyan-Robinson as its new managing director. She will oversee management of the agency as well as masterminding new ventures to drive growth. Vyvyan-Robinson will use her wealth of experience to help the brand grow across the retail, FMCG and lifestyle sectors. Stir believes her desire to inject fresh thinking into client […]

Aspectus names Tim Focas as capital markets lead

Financial services, energy and technology comms agency Aspectus has promoted Tim Focas to lead its capital markets sub-sector. Focas will be responsible for providing strategic comms advice to existing capital markets clients and driving new business opportunities in the sector. He will report to group director Ellie Jackson, who leads Aspectus’s European financial services practice. […]