Presenter and YouTube star Jim Chapman has appointed Dundas Communications as he looks to grow his brand and reach new audiences. The partnership comes ahead of the release of Chapman’s book ‘147 Things: A Definitive Guide to the Universe, from the Big Bang to Bellybuttons’ in October. Dundas will work on an retained basis with the vlogger, author, […]
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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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Wynsors World of Shoes has appointed Havas PR, following a three way pitch. Wynsors World of Shoes is the trading name of Courtesy Shoes Limited, which comprises a chain of over 40 shoe stores in England. The agency’s first brief is to highlight Wynsors ‘Back to School’ offer, one of the most competitive trading periods in […]
Berkshire-based consumer PR agency Escapade PR has completed a management buyout from parent company CCgroup, led by MD Lynne Goddard and associate director Rhianon Williams. The agency will continue to operate from its office in Reading, Berkshire, servicing brands across food and drink, health and wellbeing, and consumer technology and lifestyle markets. The existing Escapade […]
Good Relations has appointed Lawrence Collis as executive consumer director to head up its consumer practice alongside David Wiles. Collis’ role will encompass team and creative development and senior counsel across the agency’s clients, as well as continuing the growth of integrated clients within the VCCP Partnership. He joins the agency from Shine @ The […]
TimeZoneOne, a global creative comms agency based in Chicago, has selected Oxfordshire-based agency Cellet Marketing & Public Relations as its strategic partner in the UK and Ireland for the Illinois Office of Tourism. The agencies will focus on elevating the Illinois Tourism brand and Illinois Made campaigns through domestic and international PR activity. Cellet’s work […]
Celebrity Cruises has brought in Cheapflights’ former global marketing lead, Sam Otter, as director of marketing and PR for the UK and Ireland. Otter has been global marketing director at Cheapflights since 2015. She has also held senior marketing roles with brands including, Virgin Holidays, O2 and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Her new role […]
Wolfstar has been appointed by digital X-ray imaging specialist Direct Conversion to establish and build its social media presence. Direct Conversion is a multinational company headquartered in Sweden, with offices in London and Finland. The company comprises two brands: XCounter and AJAT. The group develops and sell X-Ray imaging and photon-counting technology for a range […]
Aisle 8 has brought in Beauty SEEN’s Darren Hewitt-McLaren as senior beauty PR manager. Hewitt-McLaren will oversee the Aisle 8’s beauty division, with brands including blow LTD, DCL (Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories), EISENBERG Paris and Immunocologie. Reporting into co-founder and director Lauren Stevenson, Hewitt-McLaren will work alongside PR manager Jade Jackman, and will be supported by […]
instinct pr has been re-appointed by smoothie brand Savsé to launch a baby food product, My First Savsé, and manage UK PR for the core Savsé range. instinct will manage the launch of My First Savsé, “Europe’s first ever cold-pressed baby food”. The campaign will be fronted by a celebrity ambassador, and supported by a […]
Frank has been appointed by Keeper Security, a US cyber security technology company which has created Keeper, a password manager and digital vault for mobile devices and computers. Frank has been retained to help with global expansion of the Keeper brand. Frank will work with sister agency Hotwire to ensure consistency of message across global campaigns. Keeper Security, founded in […]