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Wall Street Journal deputy bureau chief joins Bell Pottinger Middle East
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 16:40

Tim_Falconer.jpgBell Pottinger’s Middle East practice has hired experienced journalist and editor, Tim Falconer. Tim joins the international PR agency from the Wall Street Journal’s office in Dubai, where he was most recently serving as deputy bureau chief and managed a team of 12 reporters throughout the MENA region.

A global financial and commodities journalist with over 16 years’ experience, Tim previously managed the European Equity Markets team in London for Dow Jones Newswires. Before this, he ran the Energy Markets team for the Wall Street Journal, which included covering and attending OPEC meetings and writing on major oil firms like BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total.

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David Broome exits VMA Group to join Oskar Yasar Partnership
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Monday, 09 February 2015 13:56

David_Broome_Photo.jpgDavid Broome, VMA Group executive board director, founder of its internal communications practice and most recently head of its executive search team, has left VMA to join Oskar Yasar Partnership as managing partner. He will focus on establishing the partnership’s internal communications executive recruitment business and building on the continued growth of its wider corporate communications offering.

Oskar Yasar Partnership, which will change its name to Broome Yasar Partnership, was established in 2013 by former VMA Group international managing director and Citigate Dewe Rogerson consultant, Oskar Yasar. The partnership has had a is a leading boutique consultancy offering dedicated executive search and recruitment consultancy services to corporates and agencies in the UK and globally, helping to appoint some of the most talented corporate communications, agency and investor relations professionals.

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The Partners appoints chief strategy officer
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Monday, 02 February 2015 14:16

Jason_Hartley__2_.jpgBrand consultancy The Partners has appointed Jason Hartley as chief strategy officer. Jason brings a wealth of brand and agency experience to the position and will be responsible for spearheading The Partners' strategic offering across The Partners' London, New York and Singapore offices.

Jason possesses expertise from all sectors of the brand and communications industries including his work with HSBC, Unilever, Vodafone, adidas, Philips, Mattel and Heineken to name a few.

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Charlotte Ridge joins talent management agency Kruger Cowne to lead branding division
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:38

Kruger.pngTalent management agency Kruger Cowne whose clients include Sir Bob Geldof, Boris Becker, Elle Macpherson and star of hit US TV series ‘Suits’, Meghan Markle, are pleased to introduce Charlotte Ridge as their new head of branding.

Charlotte, formerly of DCD Media, joins the Chelsea based agency to work alongside Adrian Sington (former executive chairman of Virgin Books and vice chairman of Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation,) leading the brand and rights management division with a focus on maximising commercial opportunities for the Kruger Cowne talent roster.

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Bell Pottinger announces creation of specialist crisis and litigation team
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Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:07

Iain_Burns.jpgBell Pottinger has formed a new crisis and litigation division to meet growing market demand for a united, specialist service.

The team is headed by existing Bell Pottinger partners Iain Burns and Stuart Leach, who will act as joint MDs. They report to Kevin Read, who becomes the new division’s chairman.

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Rana Reeves and Jackie Cooper to co-chair the PRCA Diversity Network
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Monday, 19 January 2015 12:12

Rana_Reeves.jpgThe PRCA has appointed two PR leaders to co-chair its Diversity Network, who will guide the Association in its work opening up access to the communications profession.

The co-chairs are Rana Reeves MPRCA, founder of John Doe; and Jackie Cooper MPRCA, global chair of creative strategy at Edelman.

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George Lyon joins Hume Brophy’s agri-food practice as senior consultant
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Monday, 12 January 2015 16:25

George_Lyon.jpgHume Brophy welcomes George Lyon, former MEP for Scotland and leading member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee during the last mandate, as a senior consultant.

Mr Lyon will become a senior member of Hume Brophy’s growing international agri-food group which provides corporate communications and government relations support throughout the Hume Brophy network to the agri-food sector.

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H+K appoints Vikki Chowney to lead content and publishing strategy offer
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Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:56

Vikki_C.jpgHill+Knowlton Strategies, London (H+K) has strengthened its content production and publishing capabilities with the hire of Vikki Chowney as director of content and publishing strategies. She joins from TMW Unlimited, where she was head of social, and from Things Unlimited where she was head of agency.

Vikki has over 10 years’ experience working in digital marketing and communications overseeing community management and influencer outreach programmes and developing brand partnerships for some of the UK’s most popular brands.

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FITCH appoints EMEIA CEO
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Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:49

David_Blair2.jpgDavid Blair has been appointed regional CEO for FITCH in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), expanding his current role of MD for EMEA to include the existing business in India.

Blair began his career at FITCH 10 years ago, joining as global development director in London, before relocating to India in 2007 for five years to set up FITCH’s operations in south Asia. Blair subsequently returned to London in 2012 to head up FITCH Europe & Russia, adding the Middle East to his remit in early 2014.

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Barabino & Partners appoints Pietro Como as managing director of London office
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015 11:43

Pietro_Como.jpgBarabino & Partners launches its new investor relations department in London, headed by Stefania Bassi.

Barabino & Partners announces two major developments in its London office, with the appointment of Pietro Como as managing director of B&P UK plc, and the launch of the new investor relations department.

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