Newgate Communications has appointed Neil Kleiner as partner and head of its UK digital and social media offering.
Based in London, Kleiner will provide clients with strategic advice on positioning and reputation enhancement via online campaigns. He will also work with fellow Porta-owned agency, Publicasity.
Kleiner’s remit spans financial PR, investor communications, corporate comms, crisis and issues management, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, brand PR and consumer engagement.
With nearly 20 years’ experience in digital and social media communications, he was most recently head of social and content for Golin. Prior to that, he led social media in the UK for Havas Media.
“I am delighted to have been appointed to my new roles at Newgate and Publicasity,” said Kleiner. “Both agencies are growing rapidly and I am thoroughly looking forward to working on many exciting opportunities with existing and future clients.”
Gavin Devine, Newgate’s CEO, added: “Neil’s arrival at Newgate represents another important step in the growth of our business. His expertise will be invaluable, both in terms of the advice he can give directly to clients and the way that he will improve the knowledge and capability of our whole team.”
Zoe Ward-Waring, managing director at Publicasity, concluded: “Neil’s appointment marks a key milestone for Publicasity, as we are about to significantly expand our digital and social offer. His vast experience will bring a strategic digital and social lens on every campaign as part of our multichannel approach to modern communications.”