Well Hello toasts Chapel Down briefs
Well Hello toasts Chapel Down account win
Chapel Down Group has appointed Well Hello to manage PR for its Chapel Down wine and Curious Brewery beer and cider brands. Following a highly competitive pitch process, the [...]
Kathryn Bowditch joins Fourtold
Kathryn Bowditch joins Fourtold
Corporate comms consultancy Fourtold has appointed Kathryn Bowditch as director. Bowditch will take a leading role in advising on existing international client briefs and [...]
Blackstock appoints ex-Lib Dem international office head
Blackstock appoints ex-Lib Dem international office head
Strategic advisory and comms agency Blackstock Consulting has appointed Harriet Shone as a director. Shone will expand the agency’s policy and advocacy work, which focuses on [...]
Powerscourt to handle Jupiter Asset Management’s comms
Powerscourt to handle Jupiter Asset Management’s comms
Jupiter Asset Management has selected Powerscourt as its financial and corporate comms adviser following a competitive pitch. The brief covers the company’s integrated [...]
Ex-Times journalist Alexandra Frean joins Starling Bank
Ex-Times journalist Alexandra Frean joins Starling Bank
Mobile-only bank Starling Bank has appointed veteran The Times journalist Alexandra Frean as its head of corporate affairs. She joins the bank after working at the newspaper [...]
Sir Martin Sorrell steps down as WPP CEO
Sir Martin Sorrell steps down as WPP CEO
Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP‘s former CEO, has stepped down after 33 years with the company. WPP chairman Roberto Quarta will act as executive chairman until the appointment [...]
Headland appoints Mike Smith and Ed Young
Headland appoints former Tesco and Brunswick stalwarts
Headland has appointed former Brunswick senior partner Mike Smith as partner and former Tesco comms director Ed Young as director. Smith’s career spans nearly 40 years in [...]
PR News in Brief
This week’s PR news in brief (9-13 April)
Here’s a round-up of the week’s essential PR news, featuring Rugby editor-in-chief Alex Mead, PR thought leadership from Gumtree and the “Hacks vs Flaks” [...]
Weber Shandwick hires Sarah Richardson as UK corporate practice MD
Weber Shandwick hires Sarah Richardson as UK corporate practice MD
Sarah Richardson, Edelman‘s former senior director, is joining Weber Shandwick’s UK leadership team as the managing director of its corporate practice. She will report [...]
Opinion: What is PR for and how do we know if it works?
Opinion: What is PR for and how do we know if it works?
Xanthe Vaughan Williams, director and co-founder at Fourth Day PR, discusses the findings of the agency’s second Purpose of PR Report. People often ask what PR entails – [...]
Susannah Wyeth joins Hotwire as associate director
Susannah Wyeth joins Hotwire as associate director
Hotwire has appointed Susannah Wyeth as an associate director, responsible for driving growth and greater awareness across the agency’s B2B technology footprint. As a member [...]
Cision’s Tom Ritchie to give talk at PR360 conference
Cision’s Tom Ritchie to give talk at PR360 conference
Tom Ritchie, Cision’s EMIA VP GTM and product, will give a practical talk and Q&A on how earned media measurement can help prove your worth at PR Week’s PR360 conference [...]
Barry Leggetter to step down as AMEC CEO
Barry Leggetter to step down as AMEC CEO
Barry Leggetter will step down as CEO of the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) at the end of the year following 11 years in the [...]
Ben Crosland joins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ben Crosland to lead Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s UK comms
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has appointed Ben Crosland as its senior communications officer for UK and Nordics. Crosland will join the foundation’s London office [...]
Prova to partner with Kobus
Prova to partner with Kobus
Technology, energy and environmental PR consultancy Prova has partnered with service pipe replacement company Kobus. As part of the agreement, Prova will manage the firm’s PR [...]
60 Seconds with Houston PR’s Hamish Thompson
Hamish Thompson, managing director of Houston PR, explains how the space theme runs through the fabric of the agency, sending a press release into orbit and how Houston [...]
Opinion: You need to have several crisis comms plans in place
Alex Black, head of crisis and issues at Launch, explains the importance of having robust crisis comms plans and how you can get ahead of any potential issues. There’s a story [...]
PR News in Brief
This week’s PR news in brief (2-6 April)
Here’s a round-up of the week’s essential PR news, featuring Another World co-founder Lynda Redington, pitching tips from Stylist and the upcoming “Hacks vs [...]
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