Commission publishes six principles of charity PR

A group set up to address concerns about charity fundraising exploiting donors has published a set of six principles to help PR and communications staff. The Commission on the Donor Experience was launched last year in the wake of a media storm about the pressures donors can face. The commission brought together a group of experts, […]

Smoking Gun PR wins Les Mills brief

Fitness brand Les Mills has appointed Smoking Gun PR to deliver a 12-month campaign. Les Mills workouts are licensed by 17,500 partners in 100 countries around the world and they have over 130,000 certified instructors bringing their workouts to life. The brief is to build awareness of the brand, its classes and world leading health […]

Redleaf hires Laura Westmacott as associate director

Redleaf Communications has strengthened its property team with the appointment of luxury, Middle East and broadcast expert Laura Westmacott as associate director.   She will focus on the agency’s luxury residential developer clients, helping them to reach high-net-worth individuals around the world. Previously, Westmacott was head of corporate and second-in-command at an independent Dubai-based agency, and […]

This week’s PR news in brief (26-30 June)

Here is a round-up of the essential PR stories, account and pitch wins and people news that have been announced over the last week. Account wins Technology solutions specialist 6point6 has awarded its retained communications brief to Stature PR’s corporate & financial division. The Marloe Watch Company has appointed consumer PR agency Little Red Rooster to handle […]

Citypress hires Rory Fletcher for strategic communications practice

Rory Fletcher, head of Cohn & Wolfe’s political counsel team, is joining Citypress as a director in its strategic communications practice. Starting in September, Fletcher will advise clients on political and regulatory issues as part of broader corporate reputation programmes. Citypress clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Coca-Cola, Aldi and British Gas and it now employs […]

Aerospace company Embraer hires H+K as global agency

Embraer has appointed H+K as its first global agency of record, with a brief for a year-long campaign. The Brazil-headquartered company makes small commercial jets, as well as military aircraft and defence systems. H+K has been tasked with strengthening Embraer’s international reputation with global messaging and key market research. Nelson Salgado, vice-president of institutional relations […]

Portland promotes Sam Ingleby to senior partner

PR agency Portland has promoted Sam Ingleby to senior partner and head of its 75-strong internal corporate team. The corporate group provides expertise across corporate communications, public affairs, local, employee engagement and financial communications. It includes a dedicated Brexit unit. Ingleby will report to Mark Flanagan, managing director of Portland’s corporate and health practices. Flanagan […]

ChargePoint brings in Bite for European PR

Electric vehicle charging company ChargePoint has appointed Bite as its agency of record to manage European communications activity and coordination across the region. ChargePoint provides a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle charging solutions for different locations: at home, work, around town and out of town. It designs, develops, manufactures and supports the technology that powers the […]

Law firm Fletcher Day appoints Sugar PR

Commercial law firm Fletcher Day has appointed Manchester-based Sugar PR following a three-way pitch.  The brief is to raise the firm’s profile with potential clients for its Manchester office and promote its expertise in corporate and commercial work, commercial litigation, property litigation, insolvency and commercial property. Andy Herricks, corporate partner in the Manchester office of Fletcher […]