The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) has handed a PR brief to London-based Rooster PR after reporting strong UK visitor figures for the beginning of 2017. The CTO predicts that 2017 will be a record-breaking year with over three per cent year-on-year increase in UK visitors recorded from January to March. Cyprus received 99,503 UK visitors […]
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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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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 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 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 […]
English Apples & Pears has handed a six-figure PR brief to Richmond Towers Communications to “put British apples at the top of the nation’s shopping lists”, following a five-way pitch. The campaign, which starts this summer to coincide with the key domestic apple season, will seek to make shoppers understand that British is best and […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]