New managing partners at Rufus Leonard
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 08:13

RL_MJM.jpgFollowing a period of extensive growth, Rufus Leonard has expanded its management team, bringing on board new senior personnel and promoting from within the agency.

Alec Boere, who joins as a managing partner, will be responsible for heading up one of two business groups within the agency, alongside Joanna McGrath who is promoted to managing partner. Between them, Boere and McGrath will oversee delivery across all accounts.

Global brand consultancy Brash launches London office with two key appointments
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:31

brash_mjm.jpgInternational brand consultancy Brash yesterday announced its appointment of two key executives who will drive the business forward in its new London office.

Brash, which was set up by Scottish entrepreneur John Brash seven years ago, is a leading brand consultancy with a growing global brand presence at the forefront of growth consultancy through brand strategy and design. It has worked with some of the most prestigious, luxurious and formidable brands within the hospitality, retail and real estate sectors.

Heineken appoints Joanna Dring to UK comms team
Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:43

Joanna_Dring.jpgHeineken, the UK’s leading cider and beer business, has appointed Joanna Dring to join its external communications team, with responsibility for consumer, trade and business PR on brands including Foster’s, Strongbow and Bulmers.

With nearly ten years of experience in the alcohol industry, she joins from the Carlsberg Group where she held the role of global brand PR manager at the brewer’s headquarters in Copenhagen. Prior to this, Dring worked at Bedford-based Wells and Young’s Brewery.

Weber Shandwick bolsters senior digital leadership, appoints Murray Cox head of Mediaco in UK and EMEA
Monday, 21 July 2014 09:39

Murray_Cox_2.jpgWeber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global public relations firms, announced today the appointment of Murray Cox as head of Mediaco, UK & EMEA, as the firm continues to grow the ranks of its industry-leading senior digital talent across the globe.Mediaco is the firm's award-winning content creative, production and distribution offering that delivers a comprehensive and consultative approach to brands as media.

Based in London with an EMEA-wide remit, Cox will be responsible for driving business development, strategy and client innovation through the integration of digital and content publishing. Cox will report to Jason Wellcome, global head of Mediaco, and will partner with Weber Shandwick's fast-growing group of production studios, digital and content strategists, and client and practice leaders across EMEA.

Carnegie Orr bolsters senior management team with new hires
Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:58

Carly_Mercer.jpgCarnegie Orr bolsters senior management team with new hires

Carnegie Orr has announced the appointment of Neil Gilbert and Carly Mercer as head of digital & sustainability and head of growth & development, respectively.

Neil will support Carnegie Orr’s continued growth in digital and sustainability projects, building their consultancy and delivery offer in these areas. He previously ran the corporate communications team at Honey, an integrated brand and communications agency. Prior to that he led the sustainability and innovation team at the Design Council.

PRCA Not for Profit and Charity Group announces chairman and vice-chairman appointments
Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:20

PRCA_MJM.jpgPRCA Not for Profit and Charity Group announces chairman and vice-chairman appointments.

The PRCA has appointed two leading names in third sector communications to chair its Not for Profit and Charity Group.

Mario Ambrosi, head of communications and public affairs at Anchor, England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people, is taking over as Chairman.

Roger Cleghorn joins Fishburn as head of corporate reporting
Monday, 14 July 2014 15:14

tom_m.jpgRoger Cleghorn joins Fishburn as head of corporate reporting

Fishburn is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Cleghorn as the agency’s new head of corporate reporting.

The post has been specifically created to cultivate Fishburn’s strong stable of corporate reporting clients, as well as growing the increasing number of online opportunities in the sector. Roger will also sit on the company’s board of directors.

Marie-Thérèse Cassidy joins FutureBrand as creative director
Monday, 14 July 2014 13:45

Marie.jpgMarie-Thérèse Cassidy joins FutureBrand as creative director.

FutureBrand has appointed Marie-Thérèse Cassidy as creative director of consumer for the award-winning London office.

Marie-Thérèse has built an impressive portfolio over 19 years, working with some of the world’s leading multinationals including Unilever, Diageo, PepsiCo, P&G, ABInBev & Arla. She cut her design teeth at Jones Knowles Ritchie and worked for several years at Design Bridge, Blue Marlin and most recently Dragon Rouge.

Aspectus PR hires Sophie Hodgson to accelerate growth of tech division
Thursday, 10 July 2014 13:24

Sophie.jpgAspectus PR today announced that it has appointed Sophie Hodgson as head of technology. Hodgson will focus on rapidly growing and developing the technology team through the acquisition of new business. Prior to joining Aspectus, Hodgson ran her own communications consultancy and was previously a board director at Speed Communications. She has worked on a broad spectrum of clients including Bloxx, Compuware, Informatica, Qinec and Virgin Media Business.

“With many new companies disrupting the landscape and bringing to market new approaches and platforms, the technology sector has a real spring in its step,” says Hodgson. “Perceptions of PR have also changed. Companies want PR to work much harder for them across multiple platforms, and want to work with an agency that helps them to own the topics and issues central to their commercial growth. To do this, agencies have got to cut through the buzzwords and get on with the job at hand. And that is what Aspectus does brilliantly. I’m looking forward to growing the team and contributing to making Aspectus the go to agency for tech.”

Whitehouse hires Alex Singleton
Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:49

Alex_Singleton.jpgThe Whitehouse Consultancy has hired former Telegraph journalist Alex Singleton to work as an associate director on a project basis, following a number of client wins in the first half of the year.

Singleton is the author of a book on media relations, The PR Masterclass. He has experience of personally giving testimony at Parliamentary select committees. He has also appeared widely on television and radio, including on the Today programme, Newsnight and Channel Four’s current affairs comedy show 10 O’Clock Live.

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