Hearst appoints Fay Jennings as joint head of PR

Magazine publisher Hearst has appointed Fay Jennings as head of PR. Jennings will share the role with Karen Meachen. She will work Monday – Wednesday and Meachen will work Wednesday – Friday. Prior to Hearst, Jennings worked as director of brand and PR at NetJets Europe and head of global public relations at Virgin Atlantic Airways. […]

Redleaf Communications hires former BBC correspondent

Redleaf Communications has hired former BBC correspondent Guy Smith as an associate director of its corporate team. Guy has more than 20 years’ multi-media journalism experience in the UK, and abroad, for commercial and public broadcasters including ITN, ITV and BBC News. Prior to Redleaf, he spent two years as an associate director for a […]

Iceland appoints Weber Shandwick Manchester

Iceland has appointed Weber Shandwick to provide support across its consumer marketing and corporate communications activities. The appointment follows a competitive pitch process, held last month, and is effective immediately. The firm’s Manchester office will service Iceland, which is headquartered on Deeside. Chairman Jon McLeod and managing director Heather Blundell will lead the account. Nick […]

Ex-Sun journalist Neil Millard joins Rhizome Media

Rhizome Media, a PR, content and social media agency focused on SMEs and start-ups, has appointed former national newspaper journalist Neil Millard as a partner. Millard’s remit at Rhizome will primarily be media relations and public affairs, the latter a new division Rhizome is launching based on Millard’s strong track record in that field. Dominic […]

60 Seconds with Trafalgar Strategy’s Giles Kenningham

After the recent launch of consultancy Trafalgar Strategy, David Cameron’s former press chief, Giles Kenningham, discusses why his new service provides a different offering and the comms lessons learnt from the snap election. What is Trafalgar Strategy’s key point of differentiation? Few people have our level of experience and insight. We’ve worked at the highest […]

easyHotel appoints Houston PR for corporate and consumer brief

Houston PR has been appointed by easyHotel, the international super-budget hotel chain on a combined Capital Markets, corporate and consumer brief following a competitive pitch. The Houston team, led by director Kate Hoare, will report to easyHotel CEO, Guy Parsons. Houston PR’s first consumer announcement for easyHotel promotes the chain’s ‘fake views’ initiative, offering customers […]

HomeServe appoints Miriam McKay as investor relations director

HomeServe, the FTSE 250 international home repair and improvements business, has appointed Miriam McKay as group communications and investor relations director with immediate effect. McKay joins HomeServe from Henderson Global Investors, where she was head of investor relations for three years. Prior to this position, McKay held senior communications and investor relations roles at Man […]

PrettyGreen to promote Drinkaware campaign

PrettyGreen has been appointed by Drinkaware to help promote their ‘have a little less, feel a lot better’ campaign aimed at reducing consumption of alcohol amongst men aged 45-64 who drink over the low risk drinking guidelines. The campaign kicked off in June with TalkSport partnering with Drinkaware. The activity centres around the ‘at home’ […]

Portland appoints development and trade expert Katrin Kuhlmann

Katrin Kuhlmann, a nonprofit executive in the international economic development and trade policy arena, has joined Portland’s International Advisory Council. As a member of the Advisory Council, Kuhlmann will provide advice to Portland and its global clients on international trade, corporate philanthropy matters and pan-African economic development, advocacy and infrastructure issues. Based in Washington, D.C., Kuhlmann is president and founder of the New […]