IET briefs Tin Man to “excite youngsters” about engineering
One of the world’s largest engineering institutions, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), has handed a UK PR brief to creative comms agency Tin Man, following a four-way pitch. Tin Man has been briefed to devise a year-long campaign that will inform and inspire parents and children – particularly girls aged nine to 12 – about […]
Nava Finance appoints MRM
Nava Finance has appointed financial communications agency MRM as it launches a consumer lending platform. After securing FCA approval last month, the new platform will be [...]
Ministry of Sound appoints Smarts Communicate to launch fitness offering
Smarts Communicate has been appointed to launch ‘Ministry Does Fitness’, a new fitness offering from Ministry of Sound. Smarts’ London office will coordinate a programme [...]
PLMR to lead on public affairs brief for Gumtree
Westminster and Edinburgh-based communications consultancy PLMR has been appointed to lead a programme of public affairs activity for Gumtree UK. According to PLMR, [...]
Remy Le Fèvre joins Ogilvy PR as creative director
Ogilvy PR UK has appointed Diffusion PR’s Remy Le Fèvre as creative director. He will work across several Ogilvy PR clients, including Bacardi, YouTube, Huawei, Puma and Ford. [...]
Racepoint Global president Peter Prodromou becomes CEO
Racepoint Global has announced that Peter Prodromou, the company’s president since 2013, will assume the role of CEO. Larry Weber, who founded the firm in 2004, is to [...]
Chris Calland rejoins Hanover
Chris Calland has rejoined corporate and public affairs consultancy Hanover as part of the leadership team for its corporate practice. He previously worked as a senior account [...]
PR Case Study: The Real Mr Darcy
TV channel Drama wanted to create a PR campaign to promote its Jane Austen season, which would launch on 12 February. To fire up media attention, UKTV’s in-house PR team, in [...]
firstlight hires associate director
Teneo Blue Rubicon’s Sam Bevans  has joined London-based comms consultancy firstlight as an associate director on its corporate team. Prior to Blue Rubicon, Bevans worked as [...]
Heather Blundell named MD of Weber Shandwick Manchester
Weber Shandwick has appointed Heather Blundell as MD of its Manchester office. Blundell has been acting MD of the agency’s Manchester office since March 2016 and replaces [...]
W wins European PR brief for Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball (MLB) has appointed W to handle its UK and European PR, as the organisation looks to increase its efforts throughout the continent to engage with fans [...]
Opinion: A joined-up approach is key to creating top B2B campaigns
Murray Carmichael-Smith, managing partner of integrated marketing agency bcsAgency, explains why he uses a made-up word to sum up success in B2B PR and marketing. B2B [...]
Dubai Tourism hands UK and Ireland brief to The Brighter Group
The Brighter Group has been awarded the UK and Ireland PR contract for Dubai Tourism, following a competitive pitch. The tourist board plans to attract 20 million visitors to [...]
Pagefield appoints new partner Chris Rogers
Pagefield, which specialises in reputation management, campaigning and public affairs, has appointed Chris Rogers as a partner. Rogers joins Pagefield next month from [...]
Tavistock advises on Dee Valley Group takeover
Tavistock was recently appointed by Dee Valley Group plc, the holding company of Dee Valley Water, to advise on its £84m takeover by Severn Trent plc, which became effective [...]
This week’s top trending features on Gorkana News
Your bitesize update on the best PR opinion, interviews, events and insights on Gorkana News this week. Insight: Brands need to crack their own ‘culture code’ to bolster [...]
John Smedley hires Neville McCarthy Associates
Neville McCarthy Associates has been appointed to handle the PR for British knitwear brand John Smedley, which says it is the “oldest manufacturing factory in the world”. [...]
Newport tops LateRooms’ UK Valentine’s weekend destinations
Hotel reservations website LateRooms.com is boosting its profile by revealing the most booked destinations for Valentine’s weekend on its site, with Newport and Blackpool [...]
Most read people news on Gorkana News
Your bitesize update on the latest People News and Moves featured on Gorkana News:   Redwood Consulting grows public affairs team Redwood Consulting, the communications [...]
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