Dan de Belder joins Hudson Sandler as a partner

Hudson Sandler LLP has newly appointed Dan de Belder as a partner, with a remit to support the continued development of its fast growing corporate communications practice. De Belder brings years of PR experience to the comms consultancy, with his expertise focused on capital markets comms. He specialises in strategic and financial comms for listed […]

Golin appoints new creative director

Golin has appointed Alex Purcell as creative director for its in-house content studio. The agency has created the role as part of its commitment to provide high quality video, animation and design content to meet client demand. Purcell joins from the Guardian, where he created award-winning short-form programming. He brings his vast experience in design […]

Kaizo wins Pure Storage brief

Data solutions company Pure Storage has appointed Kaizo to support the brand’s evolution in the UK after a five-way pitch process. Kaizo will help the all-flash data platform vendor to build its profile with senior business and technology influencers in the UK. The company’s evolution will look to expand its 3,700-strong global customer base for its […]

Tyrrells retains Frank PR

Tyrrells Potato Crisps has appointed Frank as its retained PR agency after a competitive pitch process. Frank will work with Tyrrells on a retained basis from January 2018, overseeing new product launches, consumer campaigns and trade media outreach. Frank is also working with Tyrrells on a project-by-project basis throughout October and November 2017, helping the […]

Brands2Life hires new creative director

Brands2Life has appointed Ollie Edwards as creative director for its 25-strong consumer team. He is tasked with enhancing the agency’s growing reputation for creative storytelling and delivering campaign ideas for clients and new business pitches. Edwards’ teams at Brands2Life have been responsible for a number of award-winning campaigns, including its High Speed Selfie campaign for […]

Farrer Kane hires B2B specialist Jocelyn Grant

Farrer Kane has appointed Jocelyn Grant as senior account manager. The agency will rely on her B2B comms and journalism expertise after a summer expansion of its client numbers. Grant has advised a range of multinational companies in the construction, technology, logistics, energy and retail sectors, as well as having several years’ experience in B2B […]

Rooster wins brief to promote Long Island

Discover Long Island has appointed Rooster PR as its first retained PR agency in the UK to promote the US East Coast destination to British travellers. Rooster has been tasked with maximising awareness of the destination around the International Travel Market trade show in November, as well as running a proactive PR campaign throughout 2018. […]

Portland hires senior SNP aide Paul Robertson

Portland has appointed Paul Robertson as an account director to strengthen its Scottish public affairs expertise. Previously, Robertson was the Scottish National Party’s head of research and policy in Westminster and he played a key role in building the party’s operations in London. He also helped to develop the SNP’s manifesto policy platform for this year’s […]

This week’s PR news in brief (2-6 October)

Here’s a round-up of the essential PR news stories, people news and account wins that have been announced over the past week. Account wins The Lawn Tennis Association has appointed Run Communications to provide regional PR support for its Transforming British Tennis Together grassroots investment programme. Historic visitor attraction Tatton Park has appointed Carousel PR following a pitch process to work with its onsite team […]