The Gorkana Weekly Industry News Brief: 22 – 26 August 2016
Missed out on this week’s PR News? Get your handy round-up of the essential highlights of PR and media stories, features and events content over the last seven days on Gorkana [...]
Hanover re-hires Daniel Gilbert after stint at BIS
Hanover has re-appointed Daniel Gilbert as a senior policy adviser, following his 14-month period as a special adviser in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [...]
PRCA announces Reginald Watts Prize shortlist
The PRCA has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Burson-Marsteller-backed Reginald Watts Prize for PR Insight, which saw PR professionals aged 25 or under enter essays [...]
PHA Media secures two wins
PHA Media has been handed an awareness raising brief by charity Music Venue Trust and the agency has been hired by 4th Base Cosmetics to launch its new beauty brand NKBb. [...]
Lord Bell resigns as chairman of Bell Pottinger
Lord Tim Bell has resigned as chairman of Bell Pottinger, 30 years after he founded the agency. He plans to set up a strategic consultancy called Sans Frontières next year. [...]
Heathrow appoints One Green Bean to its consumer roster
Heathrow Airport has added One Green Bean to its consumer PR roster following its successful campaign work on the airport’s 70th anniversary in May. One Green Bean will [...]
Clark Communications buys Golley Slater Scotland
Scottish PR agency Clark Communications has acquired Golley Slater Scotland from parent company Golley Slater Group for an undisclosed sum. Clark Communications was [...]
Women aged 25 to 34 “most likely” to post customer reviews
Female movie-lovers aged 25 to 34 are most likely to post a customer review about a brand, according to research from ratings and reviews platform Feefo, while men and women [...]
Henman Communications to launch SPAshell
Sports and lifestyle PR agency Henman Communications has been appointed by spa design consultancy Spa Creators to launch SPAshell, the UK’s “first pre-built spa using [...]
FCO’s Alicia Kearns joins Global Influence
Global Influence has brought in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Alicia Kearns as client services director. She joins after two years at the FCO, where she led the UK [...]
BookTrust names head of comms
Children’s reading charity BookTrust has appointed Dogs Trust’s former deputy comms lead, Sinead Scott-Lennon, as its head of comms and campaigns. At BookTrust, Scott-Lennon [...]
Aduro to launch “clean meal” subscription service
Everdine, a “clean meal” subscription service, has hired Aduro Communications to deliver its launch campaign in the UK market. Everdine, which is based in London, claims to [...]
Mountain Warehouse brings PR in-house
Mountain Warehouse has brought its consumer PR in-house and hired Radley’s Harriet Sweet as PR manager. She will handle PR activity for the British outdoor retailer and its [...]
Remarkable Content to lead comms for reinsurance scheme Flood Re
Content marketing and PR agency Remarkable Content has been selected by Flood Re, a reinsurance scheme jointly developed by Government and the insurance industry, to help [...]
Heathrow Express hires TVC Group to mark 18th birthday
TVC Group has won a three-way pitch to lead a summer campaign for Heathrow Express, with the agency involving British Olympic track cyclist Victoria Pendleton to mark the 18th [...]
Paddy Power’s former head of PR joins Lyst
Online fashion site Lyst has brought in Paddy Power’s former head of PR, Rory Scott, as VP of communications. Launched in London in 2010, Lyst says it connects more than 40 [...]
Polygon PR promotes Hearts in Harmony
New aid agency Hearts in Harmony, which aims to help raise money to fight heart disease in both children and adults through classical music events, has appointed charity [...]
Unity handed global PR brief for ‘Kiss Goodbye to MS’ campaign
Multiple Sclerosis International Federation has hired Unity to help strengthen its “Kiss Goodbye to MS” campaign worldwide. The socially-led “Kiss Goodbye to MS” campaign [...]
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