Here’s a bumper round-up of the last two weeks’ PR news, featuring our CommsCon content, the PRCA National Awards and wins for Smarts Communicate and Citypress.
Thank you to everyone who attended CommsCon last week. We have written-up some of our fantastic sessions, the links to which you can find below:
- Key CommsCon takeaways
- Sir Craig Oliver’s keynote address
- Telling great stories panel
- Crisis killers panel
- What journalists want
- The launch of the Cision Innovation Lab
Keep checking the website and social media for the rest of our write-ups of this fantastic event.
Made in Britain, the official collective mark for British manufacturers, has appointed Citypress to a PR and social brief which will promote its members’ success stories and position it as a leading national manufacturing commentator.
DeVries Global has announced a number of new account wins. It will help Scottish gin brand Pickering’s Gin to promote its Gin Baubles this Christmas, while also working with cosmetics brand Huda Beauty and its fragrance subsidiary Kayali. DeVries will manage Huda Beauty’s UK press office, while also handling the launch campaign for its new Kayali fragrance brand.
Speed and sister creative agency Bray Leino will work with land-based salmon farming company Pure Salmon to raise the company’s profile within the international seafood, business and foodservice trade sector.
Citypress has hired Reena Mistry as director to lead its Midlands office. Mistry has over 18 years of corporate communications and reputation management experience.
Clarion Communications has appointed David Roach to its advisory board to boost its CSR offering. Roach brings over 13 years’ corporate communications experience, with specialist knowledge in of CSR activation, public affairs & government relations and global investor relations.
Pelican Communications has hired Sarah Taylor-Jones as its first client services director.
Nottingham-based sports comms agency Macesport has appointed Maryke Penman as head of PR and Shaun Wheatcroft as its head of digital.
Consilium Strategic Communications has appointed Alex Harrison as senior advisor. She brings over 15 years’ strategic communications experience to the consultancy.
Elevate PR has hired Jacqueline Mills as an account manager. Bring more than a decade of PR experience to the agency, she will work day-to-day with a number of its clients.
Specialist stakeholder comms agency Black Sun has appointed Amanda Alexander as business development director.
Entertainment, arts and culture specialist Premier has acquired Albion Media, an agency specialising in classical music and the performing arts. The purchase will broaden Premier’s expertise while enabling Albion Media to grow its offering to the classical music and performing arts sectors.
Jo Briody, Jackie Arnott-Raymond, Duncan Collins and Rachel O’Connor have launched PR and marketing agency SOUND. The firm promises to offer an intergrated marcomms solution under one agency set up.
International comms agency blueprint.tv has rebranded to 52 Group and announced that it intents to invest £250,000 towards jobs and recruitment in London.
Taylor Herring was the big winner at this week’s PRCA National Awards, taking home five gongs across the automotive, consumer, technology and CSR categories, as well as winning the agency campaign of the year prize.
The full list of winners can be found here.