Mash PR to launch new fintech startup Hedgd

London-based fintech startup Hedgd has brought in Mash PR to handle comms activity around the launch of its upcoming flagship product. Hedgd designs software to enable investment managers to take control of data, costs and productivity. Mash PR will drive Hedgd’s messaging, content marketing, media and analyst relations as it enters the market. Oliver South, co-founder […]

Edelman hires Kate Hawker as healthcare MD

Edelman UK has appointed Burson-Marsteller’s former healthcare chair, Kate Hawker, as MD of its UK healthcare team. Hawker brings 25 years’ experience working with biopharmaceutical companies across a variety of therapeutic areas. Formerly healthcare chair at Burson-Marsteller, she tripled the size of its healthcare business and led global, EMEA and UK clients, including AstraZeneca, GSK, […]

City of London hands festival comms brief to Flint

City of London has chosen Flint to lead its comms activity for Londinium, a festival celebrating the Roman heritage of the City of London. Londinium plans to unearth some of the City’s long lost stories and deepest buried secrets, and will feature new arts commissions from Boy Blue Entertainment and Wiretapper, the opening of the […]

Mischief appointed by natural beauty brand Yes To

Natural beauty brand Yes To has appointed Mischief on retainer to manage its consumer PR and social activity. In addition to creating brand fame campaigns, Mischief’s beauty and wellbeing division will handle the launch of Yes To’s first-to-market products in the UK, which are designed to “shake-up the skincare space”. Most recently, this includes Yes To 2-Step […]

Madano hires Michael Zdanowski as head of energy

Strategic comms consultancy Madano has brought in Edelman’s Michael Zdanowski as a director and head of energy. Zdanowski  was UK energy lead at Edelman, where he played a strong role in developing the firm’s UK and European energy business. Before Edelman, he worked for Hill+Knowlton Strategies in London and Moscow, focusing on major reputational issues […]

Golin launches Cara Delevingne and MOSCHINO film

Golin has launched a film around the collaboration between ice cream brand Magnum, fashion house MOSCHINO and film star and supermodel Cara Delevingne at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, which is taking place this week. In other news, Golin  has created a film around the collaboration between ice cream brand Magnum, fashion house MOSCHINO and film star […]

EMP hands UK PR brief to instinct pr

Consumer agency instinct pr has been appointed as the retained UK PR agency for merchandise e-tailer EMP. Established in 1986, EMP was conceived by a small team in Germany, which set out to start a mail order business giving music fans the opportunity to get all their merchandise from one extensive catalogue. Today, it is one of […]

London Biggin Hill hires 80:20 Communications

Aviation, travel and transport PR specialist 80:20 Communications has been handed an international trade and corporate PR brief by London Biggin Hill Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport in London. Situated 12 miles from central London, Biggin Hill provides specialist aviation services to predominantly the business market. 80:20 Communications will promote Biggin Hill to business aviation […]