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Why it’s time for CMOs to embrace PR and comms
What you’re about to read might sound like bad news. But for businesses that arm themselves with the right tools, it actually represents a huge opportunity just waiting to be realised. You see, consumer trust is falling across the board. Global research firm Nielsen reports that consumers now trust print, TV and radio ads less […]
60 seconds with David Shriver, Tulchan
David Shriver, managing partner of Tulchan, on challenges for the PR industry, changes in investor communications and what he looks for in employees.  What are you reading on [...]
Forterra engages FTI to advise on IPO
Forterra, the second-largest manufacturer of bricks in the UK, is being advised by FTI Consulting as it progresses towards an initial public offering on the London Stock [...]
TelcoSwitch hires Spreckley for launch brief
TelcoSwitch, a UK telecoms start-up, has appointed Spreckley to launch its open standards hosted telephony platform with an integrated PR and marketing campaign. The start-up, [...]
See.Saw promotes new beer trade show at NEC
See.Saw has been appointed by Quartz Business Media to handle the PR for Brewing Equipment & Technology, the UK’s first trade exhibition for the beer industry. The show, [...]
Colliers International enhances EMEA comms team
Global commercial real estate service Colliers International has appointed Helen O’Reilly to the newly-created role of comms and marketing manager in its Dublin office. [...]
Bloembureau Holland hands European brief to Weber Shandwick
Dutch flower promoter Bloembureau Holland has handed a three-year pan-European PR brief to Weber Shandwick, following a five-way pitch. Bloembureau Holland is an independent [...]
The Gorkana Weekly Industry News Brief: 26 March to 1 April 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 [...]
Belize Tourism Board hands brief to Brighter Group
The Belize Tourism Board has handed a European PR brief to the Brighter Group, following a competitive pitch. As Belize looks to grow its presence internationally, the [...]
Rooster tees off with Topgolf UK brief
Rooster has been appointed by Topgolf UK, which has entertainment venues in Surrey, Essex and Watford, to raise its profile across the UK. Topgolf claims to combine the “fun [...]
Powerscourt hires European Commission media specialist
Powerscourt has brought in David D’Arcy, former international press and comms manager at the European Commission, as a senior consultant. D’Arcy has some ten [...]
Harris Tweed briefs Portas
The Harris Tweed Authority has appointed creative comms agency Portas to work on a project for the Milan Design Triennale, which runs from 31 March to 12 September 2016. [...]
Citigate appoints James Bishop to corporate team
Citigate Dewe Rogerson has hired Weber Shandwick’s James Bishop as a director in its corporate team. Bishop will work primarily with Citigate’s banking, insurance, [...]
Future of the press – Amar Singh of Squawka on sports journalism
Kicking off a series of Q&As with board members of the London Press Club, Amar Singh, chief content officer of Squawka, the multi-platform football news and data business, [...]
Next 15 acquires marketing agency Twogether
Communications business Next 15 has acquired the B2B creative technology marketing agency Twogether for £6.6m. The acquisition forms part of Next 15’s strategy to act less [...]
Brace of promotions at Whitehouse
Issues-led comms specialist The Whitehouse Consultancy has strengthened its senior team with the promotion of senior consultants Katarzyna (Kasia) Wilk and Chris Rogers to [...]
Cognito to support Money 20/20 Europe launch
Money 20/20, a conference on the future and ‘digitisation’ of money, has brought in Cognito to support the launch of its inaugural Europe event to be held in [...]
Ad-blocking presents PR opportunity
Last week’s Guardian Changing Media Summit highlighted once again that ad-blocking, the practice of using software to remove banner ads from web pages, desktops and [...]
Merlin hires Diageo’s Crampton as corporate affairs lead
Merlin Entertainments, which includes visitor attractions Alton Towers, LEGOLAND and Madame Tussauds, has hired Diageo’s James Crampton to the newly created position of [...]
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