Fleet Street Communications has been appointed by the cocktail bar group Be At One as its retained PR agency, with a brief to handle its trade and corporate comms activity. Established in 1998 by three ex-bartenders, Steve Locke, Leigh Miller and Rhys Oldfield, Be At One has grown from a single site in Battersea to more […]
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Richard heads up all consumer PR news and feature content for Gorkana News. He first joined Gorkana in 2010 to manage the company's journalist news and moves alerts, reaching a daily readership of more than 45,000 UK journalists and PR professionals.
Before joining Gorkana, he headed up comms activity and content creation for a number of charitable organisations, with a focus on human rights and sustainable development in developing Commonwealth countries.
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HSE Cake, Havas Media Group’s UK sport and entertainment agency, has promoted Lizzy Pollott to creative director. Pollott has been with HSE Cake since 2006 and leads creative work for clients including EA and the ICC. She also works alongside other Havas agencies, leading campaigns for clients including A+E networks. As creative director, Pollott will […]
“Your team is the secret to making it all happen”, says Clarity PR’s UK MD, Sara Collinge. During an exclusive interview with Gorkana News she takes 60 seconds to reveal why she thinks Clarity is one of the fastest growing UK PR agencies, the measurement battle the PR industry is still facing, and which brand she’d […]
3 Monkeys Zeno has bolstered its healthcare and tech practices, appointing FleishmanHillard Fishburn’s David Berkovitch as head of healthcare and naming Zeno Group’s European MD, Steve Earl, as head of tech. Berkovitch was previously a director and partner at FleishmanHillard Fishburn, where he also co-led its London healthcare practice. In his new role at 3 […]
elliotts Agency, a PR and marketing agency specialising in the hospitality sector, has made a series of appointments to its senior team, including former president and CEO of Publicis Group’s specialised agencies and marketing services arm, John Farrell, who replaces Steve Wilkins as non-executive chairman. Farrell, who has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing, […]
PHA Media has been appointed by new flatsharing website Ideal Flatmate to handle its comms activity. Ideal Flatmate is an online accommodation matchmaking service that matches up the most compatible flatmates using a 20-question survey and an algorithm. PHA Media has been briefed to raise awareness of the brand’s services, core values and updates. The campaign will […]
PR Agency One has been appointed by CLC World Resorts & Hotels, Europe’s largest independent resort operator, to handle its UK PR and marketing activity. The agency has been briefed to deliver a combination of traditional PR and SEO activity. Graham Wilding, UK operations director at CLC World, said: “PR Agency One possessed the experience […]
Nev Ridley and Shaun Beaumont, owners of Leeds-based PR agency ilk, have invested £185,000 into the opening of a new London office and appointed client services director Beth Archer to lead the new operation. The move follows the agency re-branding from Manifest Communications back in July. With previous creative roles at Sky and Accenture, working […]
Benefit Cosmetics has appointed We Are Social as its digital and social agency for Benefit UK and Ireland. Benefit has briefed We Are Social to develop 360 digital campaigns throughout 2017. The agency will lead creative digital strategy for the brand, working on a number of high profile product launches, as well as a new […]
Rocket Fuel, a global predictive marketing company, has appointed Bite to handle all UK comms activity, following a competitive pitch. Rocket Fuel uses artificial intelligence and big data to evaluate customer behaviour in real-time to understand what people are interested in and where they are in the purchase cycle. Bite has been selected on a retained basis to […]