This week’s PR News in Brief (12-16 June)

Here’s a round-up of the essential PR stories, features and events news that have broken over the last week (12-16 June 2017).

Pitch wins

The BFI has appointed DDA and Four Colman Getty to provide press and PR services for the 61st BFI London Film Festival, which takes place at venues across the capital from 4-15 October 2017.

J Public Relations is now representing four hotels in England and Ireland; Lygon Arms, Cliveden House, Chewton Glen and Adare Manor.

Global 3D printing company Materialise has appointed Intelligent Conversation to run a series of technical campaigns and broaden perceptions of the technology.

KPPR has been appointed as personal publicists for emerging presenter on Channel 4, Danni Menzies.

LEWIS has won the UK public relations account for Maintel, the managed communications services company.

People news

Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Tamsin Tierney as deputy managing director of its healthcare business in the UK.

Pitch Marketing Group has appointed Lee Cheney as head of production.

Tamsin Parker, a regional journalist who has worked on Post and Times in Staffordshire, has launched new agency Legs PR.

Cycling UK’s head of campaigns and communications David Murray, has been appointed as chief executive at Preventable Surprises.