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 communications and journalism. He began his second stint at Brunswick in 2010, following four years as Finsbury’s UK CEO. He has advised clients including the National Grid, Sainsbury’s, […]

Instinct appoints associate director and influencer relations lead

Instinct (formerly Instinct PR) has appointed Penny Joyner-Platt, Frank PR’s former associate director, as associate director and Joe Mowles as head of influencer and VIP relations. Joyner-Platt has 11 years of consumer brand experience. She will head the agency’s QVC and Feld Entertainment accounts, managing the team and driving current and new business. Mowles left creative […]

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 into UK and Ireland CEO Rachel Friend and starts this month with a brief to grow a strong and vibrant UK practice. Richardson previously founded strategic consultancy Noble Purpose, worked as […]

Cision partners with Women in Journalism for events programme

Networking, campaigning and training body Women in Journalism has partnered with Cision to deliver an events programme that supports female journalists as they grow their careers. The programme will consist of monthly seminars and panels looking at issues shaping the industry – from nurturing diversity in the newsroom to the future of the media. Upcoming speakers […]