Opinion: University students pose a different challenge to brands and PRs
It’s Freshers’ Week at universities up and down the country and many PRs see this as the golden moment to establish a meaningful conversation between brands and new students. PrettyGreen’s creative planner, Jo Hudson, decided to find out if this really is the right time and place for this. After a year-long research study, involving 100 students, she identified 10 […]
Citypress hires director and associate director
Andy Poole, former deputy managing partner at Weber Shandwick, and Kate Macnamara, Goodyear Dunlop’s communications manager, are joining Citypress as director and [...]
Pub17 appoints Fleet Street Communications
Exhibition Pub17 has appointed Fleet Street Communications (FSC) as its PR agency after a four-way pitch. A dedicated event for the pub industry, Pub17 is in its third [...]
Mason Williams promotes Portugal’s Amieira Marina
Mason Williams Communications has been chosen to represent Amieira Marina on the Great Lake Alqueva in Portugal – Europe’s largest man-made stretch of water, situated between [...]
Political party conferences and their PR value
Party conference season is in full-swing and this week’s Labour Party Conference has attracted PRs from both agencies and in-house teams. Gorkana asks attendees from [...]
Instinctif and Redleaf recognised at 2016 Corporate & Financial Awards
Instinctif Partners, which was crowned ‘Best IR agency or PR consultancy’, and Redleaf Communications, runner-up in the category, were among those recognised at the Corporate [...]
Kuflink hands consumer brief to Redleaf
Redleaf Communications has been appointed by Kuflink, a peer-to-peer lending platform and part of The Kuflink Group, to handle its consumer PR. The agency has been briefed to [...]
Piracy Corporation wins Coldpress brief
Cold-pressed drinks brand Coldpress has handed a consumer PR brief to Piracy Corporation. Coldpress was launched by its founder, Andrew Gibb, in Australia in 2006, and set up [...]
W expands to Amsterdam
W has opened a full-service office in Amsterdam, in partnership with boutique consultancy roycomm, 12 months after opening its doors in Singapore. W has decided to put down [...]
Burson-Marsteller appoints global corporate and financial chair
Burson-Marsteller has named Mike Fernandez chair of its global corporate and financial practice. Based in New York, Fernandez will spearhead client development, strategy and [...]
Next 15 buys Pinnacle for £4.4 million
Next 15, which owns Text100, Bite, OutCast, and MBooth, has acquired tech PR agency Pinnacle for £4.4 million. At the same time, the digital marketing and PR group has [...]
CoolBrands 2016: what the list can teach us about ‘cool’ comms
CoolBrands’ annual list of the trendiest products and services has been published this week with Apple, Glastonbury and Netflix at the top in 2016. PR pros tell us how [...]
Splendid Communications launches YARN to enhance SEO offer
Splendid Communications has launched a new organic search offering, YARN, to add SEO expertise to its creative and PR services. YARN is Splendid’s “people-first creativity [...]
Instinctif Partners launches risk and crisis management tool
Instinctif Partners has launched a crisis management tool to help companies measure the resilience of their business. CrisisOptic is the new tool and it measures resilience in [...]
JFL promotes Carolyn Kirkwood to deputy MD
Comms recruitment consultancy JFL Search & Selection has promoted Carolyn Kirkwood, who first joined the business in 2006, to deputy MD. Kirkwood left JFL in February [...]
Measurement Month: Sign up for final few places at PR panel event
There’s a few places left at Gorkana‘s elite PR panel event that tackles the challenges associated with real world measurement as part of AMEC’s Measurement [...]
PRCA conference highlights changes in communications
Changes in communications and diversity in the PR industry were two major themes to come out of the PRCA National Conference 2016 held at BAFTA, London last week (23 [...]
Brian MacLaurin and Anna Hodgekiss join Iredale Communications
Iredale Communications has named industry veteran Brian MacLaurin as chairman and appointed Anna Hodgekiss, MailOnline’s former health editor, as a consultant. MacLaurin, a [...]
Creditsafe appoints Speed Communications
Creditsafe, a company credit report supplier, has appointed Speed Communications’ Business & Corporate PR team as its retained agency. Speed Communications will increase [...]
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