CIPR, Mischief, Telefonica and Save the Children join Cision World Tour London panel debate

Lucy Hart, head of influence at Mischief, Nicola Green, director of corporate affairs at Telefonica UK and Kirsten Walkom, global communications director at Save the Children will be appearing on a panel at Cision‘s upcoming London World Tour event to debate how brands can work best with the media. The trio are joining a panel… Continue reading CIPR, Mischief, Telefonica and Save the Children join Cision World Tour London panel debate

KEH chooses Newgate Communications

Kuwaiti European Holding Group (KEH) has brought in Newgate Communications as its retained PR agency, with a combined financial and corporate brief. KEH is headquartered in London and is the holding company for a group of businesses operating in the financial services, leisure and healthcare sectors. It was established in 2008 and concentrates its investments in the UK… Continue reading KEH chooses Newgate Communications

How to pitch in to new titles

The launch of new media titles is high on the mind of PR and comms professionals this week as Trinity Mirror debuted its national newspaper The New Day with a £5m advertising push. Three comms experts tell Gorkana which key PR rules remain important when pitching to journalists working on launches and new titles. The New Day… Continue reading How to pitch in to new titles

Alstom makes brace of hires after GE acquisition

Alstom, the French rail transport multinational, has hired Will Roberts and Alex Burrows as comms director and marketing and strategy director, respectively, to build the company’s  strategy and comms expertise in the UK and Ireland. In November last year, GE finalised a €9.7bn (£7.36bn) deal with Alstom to acquire its energy units. These hires, the company says, “demonstrates… Continue reading Alstom makes brace of hires after GE acquisition

Speyside hires Edelman’s Chris Dobson

Speyside Corporate Relations, an emerging markets corporate affairs consultancy, has hired Edelman’s Chris Dobson to manage the company’s “rapid growth” as president in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Dobson spent three years as EMEA head of emerging markets at Edelman. Previously, he was CEO of Central European consultancy Mmd… Continue reading Speyside hires Edelman’s Chris Dobson

Rostrum names Michael Kahn as director

Rostrum, the corporate PR and content marketing agency, has appointed Michael Kahn as a director, with responsibility for its human resources and development department, writes Louise Pantani. Kahn reports into MD Nick Bolshaw in his new role. Kahn was previously head of content at the agency, a role which he’s held since 2012. In this position he was responsible… Continue reading Rostrum names Michael Kahn as director

Nelson Bostock Unlimited wins online travel brief

Momondo Group, the online travel search network that operates the momondo, Cheapflights and Speedfares brands, has appointed Nelson Bostock Unlimited as its UK corporate PR agency following a competitive pitch. Nelson Bostock Unlimited will focus on building Momondo Group’s profile and brand reputation. It will also look to establish the group’s CEO Hugo Burge as a thought… Continue reading Nelson Bostock Unlimited wins online travel brief

Another Word Communications wins The Body Shop pitch

Another Word Communications has been appointed by the ethical skincare company, The Body Shop, to manage its corporate and sustainability communications following a competitive pitch. The agency is set to report to the international director of commitment and corporate communications, Kate Levine, who joined The Body Shop last year. Lynda Redington, founder and joint managing… Continue reading Another Word Communications wins The Body Shop pitch

Collinson Group selects Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Collinson Group, which operates brands in the loyalty, lifestyle benefits, insurance and assistance spaces, has hired Citigate following a competitive pitch process.  Citigate will work on a “comprehensive brief” for the group’s Collinson and Intana brands which operate in the B2B insurance and corporate assistance segments, where it provides support for businesses in “challenging situations”… Continue reading Collinson Group selects Citigate Dewe Rogerson

PepsiCo hands UK corporate PR account to Headland Consultancy

PepsiCo has briefed Headland to manage its UK corporate comms, following a pitch for its account in December. Headland started working on the account earlier this month and partner Simon Burton is leading the brief. It was announced last November that freuds, which had been PepsiCo’s corporate comms adviser, was stepping down from the account.… Continue reading PepsiCo hands UK corporate PR account to Headland Consultancy