Lucre to help launch Beyond Escapes
New travel company Beyond Escapes has appointed The Lucre Group, following a competitive pitch process, to help promote the brand ahead of its UK launch in December. Lucre [...]
Jim Hawker, Threepipe
Opinion: Why PR should embrace SEO insights
Jim Hawker, Threepipe’s co-founder and owner, says acquiring an SEO firm transformed his agency and argues that all PRs should inform their content strategies with data-driven [...]
Down at the Social to promote University of Manchester chemistry firsts
Down at the Social to promote University of Manchester chemistry
The University of Manchester has appointed Down at the Social to drive awareness of its chemistry department’s achievements over the past two years. The PR and social media [...]
Velcro Companies hires Tristan Peniston-Bird
Velcro Companies appoints new chief corporate affairs officer
Velcro Companies has appointed Tristan Peniston-Bird as its chief corporate affairs officer. Based in London, Peniston-Bird will work closely with the company’s regional [...]
PR News in Brief
This week’s PR news in brief (9-13 October)
Here’s a round-up of the essential PR news stories, people news and account wins that have been announced over the past week. Account wins The Media Production Show has [...]
Grant Ringshaw, Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Banking Group appoints new media relations director
Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Grant Ringshaw, a former Citigate Dewe Rogerson executive director, as director of media relations.  He will report to Fiona Laffan, Lloyds’ [...]
Daniel de Belder new Hudson Sandler partner
Dan de Belder joins Hudson Sandler as a partner
Hudson Sandler LLP has newly appointed Dan de Belder as a partner, with a remit to support the continued development of its fast growing corporate communications practice. De [...]
Measurement tops the agency agenda at exclusive Cision briefing
Insight tops the agency agenda at exclusive Cision breakfast
A select group of senior communicators gathered in London yesterday to discuss how insight and measurement technology is helping agencies tackle the biggest challenges facing [...]
Golin hires Alex Purcell as creative director
Golin appoints new creative director
Golin has appointed Alex Purcell as creative director for its in-house content studio. The agency has created the role as part of its commitment to provide high quality video, [...]
Steph McLeod
Kaizo wins Pure Storage brief
Data solutions company Pure Storage has appointed Kaizo to support the brand’s evolution in the UK after a five-way pitch process. Kaizo will help the all-flash data platform [...]
Tyrrells retains Frank PR
Tyrrells retains Frank PR
Tyrrells Potato Crisps has appointed Frank as its retained PR agency after a competitive pitch process. Frank will work with Tyrrells on a retained basis from January 2018, [...]
Kethum director Ruth Yearley to speak at Cision event
Last chance to join the Cision “art vs science” comms debate
Ruth Yearley, Ketchum‘s insight and strategy director, will give her take on how communicators should combine science and creativity at an exclusive Cision event next [...]
MHP appoints new heads of corporate and public affairs
MHP Communications has appointed Andy Bloxham as head of its corporate practice and Jamie Lyons and James Gurling as joint heads of public affairs. Bloxham joins from Bell [...]
Brands2Life hires creative director Ollie Edwards
Brands2Life hires new creative director
Brands2Life has appointed Ollie Edwards as creative director for its 25-strong consumer team. He is tasked with enhancing the agency’s growing reputation for creative [...]
NB Distillery appoints Clarion Communications
Clarion Scotland wins NB Distillery brief
Drinks producer NB Distillery has appointed Clarion Communications in Scotland to deliver an integrated comms plan for a series of major upcoming projects. Clarion will work [...]
Chris Lynch, Cision CMO
Chris Lynch: “Nearly half of journalists said they can’t carry out their job without social media”
Cision CMO Chris Lynch discusses the important key findings in the US from the annual 2017 Global Social Journalism Study. The UK 2017 Social Journalism Study country report [...]
Jocelyn Grant, Farrer Kane
Farrer Kane hires B2B specialist Jocelyn Grant
Farrer Kane has appointed Jocelyn Grant as senior account manager. The agency will rely on her B2B comms and journalism expertise after a summer expansion of its client [...]
Rooster wins brief to promote Long Island
Discover Long Island has appointed Rooster PR as its first retained PR agency in the UK to promote the US East Coast destination to British travellers. Rooster has been tasked [...]
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