PR News in Brief

This week’s PR news in brief (11-15 September)

Here’s a round-up of the essential PR news stories, people news and account wins that have been announced over the past week.

Account wins

WMB Logistics has enlisted 10Yetis for a joint PR and social media campaign to raise awareness of the company and its services, and launch its new cleaning product range.

Aranui Cruises has appointed Cellet Marketing & Public Relations to handle its public relations in the UK and Irish markets.

Porter Novelli London has been appointed to handle consumer PR and social media for the microwaveable burger brand, Rustlers.

Lumenis, a provider of minimally-invasive clinical solutions for the aesthetic markets, has appointed RKM Communications as its PR consultancy.

Lifestyle PR agency Mason Williams has been appointed to launch Cambridge’s The Tamburlaine Hotel, a 155-room city centre hotel that is part of the O’Callaghan Group.

Telecoms industry body i3forum has appointed Ilex Content to support its growth, awareness and engagement with global content marketing and communications.

GlenWyvis Distillery, the world’s only community-owned distillery, has appointed Impact Online to handle its social media strategy following a three way pitch.

The Association of Short Term Lenders, a trade body that represents lenders that offer bridging, short term mortgages or loans, has appointed Lansons to support its communications programme and annual conference.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, the UK’s largest contemporary print fair, has appointed After Nyne Creative Services to handle PR and sponsorship for its 2017 event.

The Cambridge University Press ELT Consumer Unit has appointed Passion Digital to run its social media communications for Cambridge Dictionary.

People news

Tess Atkinson has joined BuzzFeed as associate manager of communications for UK and Europe. She previously worked for CNN International.

Stephen Day has been appointed to the PRCA board following his promotion to CEO at Burson-Marsteller London in July.

Social Communications has appointed Adam Lovell, a former editor of Yorkshire Business Insider, as associate consultant.

Agency news

Global Financial Communication Network, a global network of specialist financial communications agencies, has rebranded as Global Communication Partners and elected Shirley Collyer as chair.

Financial PR

Fund management group Liontrust has appointed financial services consultancy Quill PR to support its external comms team from the end of September, while Liontrust PR manager Lora Coventry is on maternity leave.

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