City Against Hunger Mud Challenge open for entries

Financial PRs are invited to enter teams into the City Against Hunger Mud Challenge, which will take place on Friday 15th September. The afternoon sees a maximum of 75 corporate teams competing on one of the UK‘s best Nuts Challenge assault courses as well as enjoying a post-challenge networking party with street food, drinks, a […]

Buchanan advises on Domino’s Pizza franchisee float

Buchanan has helped DP Eurasia, the master franchisee of the Domino’s Pizza brand in Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, to list in London. The financial PR agency provided communications support as the company joined the main market of the London Stock Exchange last month. DP Eurasia, which was founded in Istanbul in 1996, is now […]

This week’s PR news in brief (3-7 July)

Here is a round-up of the essential PR stories, account and pitch wins and people news that has been announced over the last week. Account wins Diffusion has been selected by business intelligence group Informa as its retained PR agency in the UK for its Ovum, Agribusiness Intelligence and Pharma Intelligence brands. Discovery Communications has appointed Ketchum as its agency […]

Fleet Street Communications wins Be At One brief

Cocktail bar group Be At One has appointed Fleet Street Communications to handle its consumer PR. Established in 1998 by ex-bartenders Steve Locke, Leigh Miller and Rhys Oldfield, Be At One has grown from a single site in Battersea to cover more than 30 sites throughout the UK. FSC, a specialist consultancy in the leisure, hospitality, […]

Catherine James and Lord Feldman join Tulchan

Financial PR consultancy Tulchan has unveiled four recruits, including former Diageo director of investor relations Catherine James and former Conservative Party chairman Lord Feldman. James has joined Tulchan’s advisory team as a senior consultant. She was responsible for Diageo’s global investor relations function from its creation in 1997 until she left the company earlier this […]

Rolls-Royce recruits Barney Wyld to lead corporate affairs

Barney Wyld, group director of corporate communications at Network Rail, is to join Rolls-Royce later this year. The appointment follows the decision of Rolls-Royce’s director of corporate affairs Peter Morgan to leave the group after eight years. Wyld will have the same job title as Morgan, but the role will be enhanced. Warren East, chief […]

Grayling brings in Andrew Ferguson as creative director

Global PR firm Grayling has hired Andrew Ferguson as a creative director. Ferguson joins the company after five years at consumer PR agency Unity and, more recently, Ketchum. One of Grayling’s clients is Marks & Spencer, on which Ferguson worked while he was at Unity. He will spearhead the account creatively with support from Grayling’s […]

Commission publishes six principles of charity PR

A group set up to address concerns about charity fundraising exploiting donors has published a set of six principles to help PR and communications staff. The Commission on the Donor Experience was launched last year in the wake of a media storm about the pressures donors can face. The commission brought together a group of experts, […]

Smoking Gun PR wins Les Mills brief

Fitness brand Les Mills has appointed Smoking Gun PR to deliver a 12-month campaign. Les Mills workouts are licensed by 17,500 partners in 100 countries around the world and they have over 130,000 certified instructors bringing their workouts to life. The brief is to build awareness of the brand, its classes and world leading health […]

Redleaf hires Laura Westmacott as associate director

Redleaf Communications has strengthened its property team with the appointment of luxury, Middle East and broadcast expert Laura Westmacott as associate director.   She will focus on the agency’s luxury residential developer clients, helping them to reach high-net-worth individuals around the world. Previously, Westmacott was head of corporate and second-in-command at an independent Dubai-based agency, and […]