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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 […]
FWD Group directors complete MBO
FWD Group has been acquired by two of its existing directors, Gug Kyriacou and Elliot Lane, from founder Michael Gaughan, who remains as a consultant with the business. The [...]
Kaizo wins network provider Brocade
Network solutions provider Brocade has appointed Kaizo as its EMEA PR agency as part of a global overhaul of its comms strategy. Kaizo will lead Brocade’s EMEA comms [...]
Gridstore picks Spreckley for EMEA PR brief
Digital storage provider Gridstore has hired Spreckley as its retained PR agency in the UK and Europe. Spreckley will build Gridstore’s media profile in the UK among IT and [...]
Brexit debate calls for clearer comms
The Brexit debate in the UK is gaining momentum now David Cameron has announced the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU will take place on June 23 this year. [...]
UK Coffee Week appoints Diffusion
Diffusion has been appointed by Allegra-owned UK Coffee Week and The London Coffee Festival to boost their brand awareness this year. UK Coffee Week, which takes place from 11 [...]
William Grant & Sons hires Splendid to promote Hendrick’s gin
Independent family-owned distiller William Grant & Sons has appointed Splendid Communications as the global consumer PR agency for its Hendrick’s gin and The Balvenie [...]
Behind the Headlines with Alfred’s Gemma Pears
Gemma Pears, co-founder of PR firm Alfred, on the infectious buzz that only people who work in PR will understand, the fear of her first pitch to a journalist and where she [...]
Clear Channel International reappoints FleishmanHillard
Clear Channel International (CCI), an outdoor advertising company and media owner, has reappointed FleishmanHillard Fishburn as its retained comms agency following a five-way [...]
Cohn & Wolfe names Rebecca Grant UK MD
Cohn & Wolfe has promoted its UK consumer marketing MD, Rebecca Grant, to head up the London-based WPP-owned agency as UK MD. Grant, who joined Cohn & Wolfe in 2011, [...]
Quill wins fund administrator Heritage
Heritage Financial Services Group (Heritage), a professional fund administrator and fiduciary, has appointed Quill following a competitive pitch. Quill will drive a media [...]
Good Relations launches broadcast offer
Good Relations has launched a new broadcast consultancy, Good Broadcast, and brought in Sound Creative’s Phil Caplin to lead the new offer. Good Broadcast, which will sit [...]
Bottle wins LeasePlan UK brief
Car leasing company LeasePlan UK has brought in Bottle to handle its PR. LeasePlan UK, launched in 1979, operates a UK serviced fleet with more than 164,900 vehicles and it [...]
Tulchan expands partnership with six appointments
Tulchan Communications has named six partners, including Morgan Stanley’s Doug Campbell and Severn Trent’s David Lloyd-Seed, as it makes a number of [...]
60 seconds with Richard Griffiths, RGC Partners
Richard Griffiths, outgoing director of European comms at ebay’s StubHub and founder of RGC Partners, on how his move from journalism into comms felt like “coming [...]
Gravity
Gravity London hires Andrews to lead financial PR unit
B2B agency Gravity London has hired David Andrews, founder of financial services PR boutique David Andrews Media, on a retained basis to build its financial division. [...]
Meet The Sun’s deputy travel editor
Gorkana has a few final places available at tomorrow’s (23 February) exclusive breakfast briefing with The Sun’s deputy travel editor, Matthew Hampton. The Sun [...]
Graham and Green enhances PR team
Interiors company Graham and Green has brought in Cox & Cox’s Kate Vincent as PR and social media manager. Vincent has been briefed to raise the profile of the Graham and [...]
Allergic
Allergy Therapeutics hands retained brief to Consilium
Speciality pharma company Allergy Therapeutics has hired Consilium Strategic Communications as its international financial PR and investor relations adviser. The London-listed [...]
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