Citypress hires Rory Fletcher for strategic communications practice

Rory Fletcher, head of Cohn & Wolfe’s political counsel team, is joining Citypress as a director in its strategic communications practice. Starting in September, Fletcher will advise clients on political and regulatory issues as part of broader corporate reputation programmes. Citypress clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Coca-Cola, Aldi and British Gas and it now employs […]

Aerospace company Embraer hires H+K as global agency

Embraer has appointed H+K as its first global agency of record, with a brief for a year-long campaign. The Brazil-headquartered company makes small commercial jets, as well as military aircraft and defence systems. H+K has been tasked with strengthening Embraer’s international reputation with global messaging and key market research. Nelson Salgado, vice-president of institutional relations […]

Portland promotes Sam Ingleby to senior partner

PR agency Portland has promoted Sam Ingleby to senior partner and head of its 75-strong internal corporate team. The corporate group provides expertise across corporate communications, public affairs, local, employee engagement and financial communications. It includes a dedicated Brexit unit. Ingleby will report to Mark Flanagan, managing director of Portland’s corporate and health practices. Flanagan […]

ChargePoint brings in Bite for European PR

Electric vehicle charging company ChargePoint has appointed Bite as its agency of record to manage European communications activity and coordination across the region. ChargePoint provides a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle charging solutions for different locations: at home, work, around town and out of town. It designs, develops, manufactures and supports the technology that powers the […]

Law firm Fletcher Day appoints Sugar PR

Commercial law firm Fletcher Day has appointed Manchester-based Sugar PR following a three-way pitch.  The brief is to raise the firm’s profile with potential clients for its Manchester office and promote its expertise in corporate and commercial work, commercial litigation, property litigation, insolvency and commercial property. Andy Herricks, corporate partner in the Manchester office of Fletcher […]

Munch called in for Fit and Fed charity campaign

StreetGames, a charity that supports disadvantaged young people through sport, has brought in PR agency MUNCH to support its upcoming initiative, Fit and Fed.   Fit and Fed will run over the six-week school summer holiday period and is designed to tackle the triple inequalities of holiday hunger, isolation and inactivity among young people growing […]

Surf Air hires W for European expansion

US company Surf Air, the world’s first all-you-can-fly membership airline, has retained W Communications to publicise its European expansion.   Surf Air’s subscription model gives members access to private airplanes and terminals on scheduled flights. The brand was founded in the US in 2013 and serves 17 destinations from hubs in California and Texas. Its […]

Live social content agency Live & Wired launches

Sophie Kostrowski and Sian Hainsworth have launched Live & Wired, an agency set up to help brands produce live social content.    Kostrowski, who has worked in television for 22 years and has been a videographer for the NME, is head of creative. Hainsworth, who has worked in live television and radio for 10 years and […]

Hotwire promotes Alex MacLaverty to global COO

Consumer and corporate PR agency Hotwire has promoted Alex MacLaverty from EMEA and ANZ managing director to global chief operating officer.   She will report to Barbara Bates, who was appointed group CEO in May following the resignation of Brendon Craigie in March. MacLaverty retains oversight of the company’s EMEA and ANZ offices and remains […]