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21-year-old Ben Jeffries launches new influencer marketing platform
Influencer, a new web platform that allows brands to collaborate with social media content creators, has been launched by 21-year-old entrepreneur Ben Jeffries.


Hotwire Group hires Barbara Bates as CEO
Barbara Bates
has been appointed as Group CEO at Hotwire, following the departure of Brendon Craigie in March. Bates was most recently North American CEO of Hotwire following the acquisition of her agency Eastwick, an integrated communications agency in Silicon Valley.

Revolut hires first global comms lead
, an app-based banking alternative, has brought in Rocket Internet’s Chad West as its global head of comms. West was previously PR and comms manager for Rocket Internet’s, an online marketplace for booking household services. Before that, he worked agency-side on public affairs and government relations at Remarkable Group.

Beattie appoints first MD for London and the south
Beattie has appointed its veteran London bureau chief Jacquie Boyd-Coleman as MD of its offices in London, Essex and Cornwall. Boyd-Coleman, who joined Beattie’s Glasgow office 15 years ago, has a team of 40 PR, digital and creative specialists in London and the south.

Daily Record’s Iain Pope joins Stripe Communications
Iain Pope, the Daily Record’s former head of digital news,  has joined Stripe Communications in the newly-created role of editorial director. As well as his head of digital news role at the Daily Record, he was also digital intake editor for STV and assistant news editor of The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News.

Chris SandersonChris Sanderson revealed as Cision World Tour London keynote
Renowned brand strategy consultant Chris Sanderson is to be the keynote speaker at next month’s Cision World Tour summit in London. Sanderson, co-founder of The Future Laboratory, will provide his expert insights into the macro trends driving modern PR strategy and will outline how you can leverage them to create opportunities for your business, charity, agency or brand.


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