The Forge wins Gousto reputation management brief

The Forge Communications has been retained by food delivery company Gousto to handle its issues management in the UK. Gousto delivers fresh, pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to people’s homes, and sends almost 400,000 meals monthly. It appointed The Forge following a competitive review process of reputation management and crisis handling in the food sector. Carlie […]

PR Case Study: #essiexrankin

essie is a small, cult nail polish beauty brand loved by those-in-the-know, but with the ambition to become a household name. To increase brand awareness, Golin needed to turn it into a lifestyle brand that would be talked about, celebrated and purchased by the masses – not just a loyal few. Campaign name: #essiexrankin Client: essie PR Team: Golin Timing: […]

Couchbase chooses Spark Communications for Pan-European brief

Spark Communications will manage PR for database company Couchbase across the UK, France and Germany, developing a creative content strategy to engage customers and the media. Couchbase delivers NoSQL database technology for businesses focused on digital innovation. Its customers include LinkedIn, PayPal, Dixons, eBay, General Electric, Marriott, Ryanair and Tesco. Luke Whitehead, EMEA marketing director at […]

Founder of Hot Tin Roof launches automated PR service

Sarah Lee, the founder of Scottish tech agency Hot Tin Roof, has launched PingGo, an automated PR service which targets start-ups and SMEs. PingGo offers a do-it-yourself, automated PR service designed to improve visibility for small businesses through earned media coverage. Lee, founder and CEO at PingGo, said: “My vision is to democratise the PR industry so […]

Ilk wins Adlington

Ilk has added Adlington, an independent living company, to its client roster. The new account will be managed out of the agency’s head office in Leeds. Ilk will deliver PR and social services to support Adlington’s expanding luxury retirement apartment offering across the North West and the West Midlands. Nev Ridley, managing director at ilk, said: […]

Buchanan advises Solo Oil on Tanzanian investment

Buchanan is advising Solo Oil on its acquisition of a 10% interest in Helium One, a private helium exploration and production company in Tanzania. Buchanan’s sector specialist team, comprised of partner Ben Romney, account director Chris Judd and account executive Henry Wilson is advising Solo Oil. Solo, an oil and gas investment company, which focuses on […]

Finsbury’s London office teams up with Christina Mills

Finsbury’s London office has brought Christina Mills on board as a consulting partner; working through her recently founded consulting business Christina Mills Communications Ltd. Mills moved to consulting after more than 20 years in senior in-houes roles spanning FMCG (SABMiller), natural resources (Rio Tinto) and financial services (NatWest and Abbey National). Based in London, Mills will […]

MAXIS chooses Citigate Dewe Rogerson

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (GBN), the employee benefits network, has appointed Citigate Dewe Rogerson as its retained PR agency in the UK. Patsy Langridge, global director, marketing and communications at MAXIS GBN, said: “As well as demonstrating an excellent understanding of the global benefits marketplace and strong media contacts, the team at Citigate Dewe Rogerson […]

Weetabix appoints Mercieca for corporate brief

Weetabix has chosen Mercieca to manage its corporate and trade PR, as well as its trade advertising. Stuart Branch, group human resources director at Weetabix, said: “Weetabix is a much loved British brand, and Mercieca demonstrated throughout the pitch process its experience and knowledge of food and drink, coupled with an uncomplicated strategic approach. “We […]

APC appoints corporate comms manager

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has appointed Liam O’Neill as corporate communications manager. Torque Agency Group will provide ongoing support. O’Neill’s background in automotive communications includes a global technology and innovation storyteller role at Jaguar Land Rover. He will work with APC’s existing communications team to drive the organisation’s future strategy. Torque, an agency that […]