PR News in Brief
This week’s PR news in brief (4-8 December)
Here’s our round-up of essential PR news stories and features from the past week, including an interview with National Geographic Food’s Maria Pieri, account wins for [...]
Mercieca hires Jade McCartney as senior account manager
Mercieca hires Jade McCartney as senior account manager
Mercieca has appointed Jade McCartney as a senior account manager to its client services team. She joins from Clarion Communications and will work across a number of [...]
Helen Cable, Good Relations
Influencers are essential in every marketing strategy says Good Relations’ Helen Cable
Helen Cable, senior digital consultant at Good Relations, talks about micro influencers, her favourite “rising stars” and why every brand should be using influencers in 2018. [...]
Hotwire hires Adele Breen
Adele Breen joins Hotwire as director of corporate strategy
Hotwire has appointed Adele Breen as its first director of corporate strategy, responsible for overseeing the agency’s focus on emerging sectors and delivering specialist [...]
Claire Etchell wins Fredrick Jackson brief
Claire Etchell wins Fredrick Jackson brief
British watchmaker Fredrick Jackson has appointed Claire Etchell as a PR consultant to promote its lifestyle brand to the press, influencers and bloggers in the UK. “Fredrick [...]
Juliet Cameron, Launch
Launch names Juliet Cameron “chief operational launcher”
Launch has promoted Juliet Cameron to chief operational launcher, making her responsible for the day-to-day running of the business. Joining the agency as director of people [...]
Spanish Tourist Office appoints LOTUS
LOTUS to manage comms for Spanish Tourist Office
The Spanish Tourist Office has appointed LOTUS to handle its PR, events and digital campaigns in the UK market following a competitive pitch. The agency has been tasked with [...]
Cision media briefing with CNBC
CNBC: When you have an exclusive story, come to us first
A focus on quality over quantity is behind CNBC’s rapid digital growth this year, Cristy Garratt, CNBC’s head of social media and digital video, said at yesterday’s Cision [...]
Manifest appoints three creatives
Manifest adds three creatives to its senior team
Manifest has appointed Andrew Soar, Saxony Goodwin and Woody Anderson as creative communications director, senior brand strategist and senior account director, respectively. [...]
ABM UK appoints Seymour PR
Seymour PR to promote engineering and FM sector
Facilities management services provider ABM UK has appointed Seymour PR to design and deliver its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) campaign to change the [...]
Nick Osborne Stand Agency
Stand Agency hires Nick Osborne as associate director
Stand Agency has appointed Nick Osborne as an associate director to lead its financial and professional services division and develop its corporate and B2B accounts. Osborne [...]
National Geographic Food launch editor Maria Pieri
Meet the Journalist: National Geographic Food launch editor Maria Pieri
Maria Pieri, National Geographic Food‘s launch editor, discusses the reasons behind the launch, its content and regular features and what she is looking for from PRs. [...]
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry opens Berlin office, hires Saskia Stolper
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry launches German operation
Specialist tech consultancy Red Lorry Yellow Lorry has announced that it will open an office in Berlin, headed by former Hotwire Germany head of client services and corporate [...]
The Newgate Communications team
Newgate to help launch Duke Kunshan University courses
Duke Kunshan University has appointed Newgate Communications to manage UK and European communications for the launch of its first undergraduate programme. The university is a [...]
Why every brand should be using influencers in 2018
Why every brand should be using influencers in 2018
It’s 2012, and Erin Deering has just decided to follow her dreams and start her own swimwear company. She packs up her life and moves to Hong Kong with Craig, her fiancé. But [...]
MHP appoints Gemma Irvine as head of brand
MHP Communications has promoted Gemma Irvine to head its brand practice. Irvine, who joined the agency in 2008, will lead the team responsible for campaigns such as Missing [...]
Beattie appoints Midlands bureau chief
Beattie Communications has appointed Luke Bull, the former B2B director at WPR, as head of its Midlands operation. With 25 years’ PR experience at leading Midlands agencies, [...]
Golin gender pay gap
Opinion: Why communicators must prepare for gender pay gap reporting
Michaela Gray, senior manager at Golin, says businesses should act now to prepare their comms strategies for “toxic fallout” from the new gender pay reporting rules. The start [...]
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