The PR Office wins Invertex brief

Invertex has hired London-based agency The PR Office to promote its scan-to-fit guided shopping experience platforms. The agency will spearhead a campaign to bolster the business’ media profile and raise awareness among key stakeholders in the retail space. Marc Cohen, The PR Office’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to add Invertex to our growing […]

Government approves new PR and communications apprenticeship

The government has approved a new Public Relations and Communications Assistant apprenticeship for delivery from autumn 2017. It was developed by a group of 23 employers including Golin, Campaign Collective and the PRCA, and will replace the existing PR apprenticeship programme. The new apprenticeship puts greater emphasis on planning and evaluation and incorporates a broader range of […]

Stuart Anderson launches Alpha Public Relations

Clarion Wealth Planning Limited’s former head of marketing and communications, Stuart Anderson, has today launched specialist financial consultancy Alpha Public Relations. The Manchester-based agency will provide PR and marketing services to boutique and mid-market professional and financial services firms nationwide. Anderson believes his knowledge of the financial services sector will help Alpha Public Relations identify the […]

Hacks vs. Flaks announces charity bike ride

The first Hacks vs. Flaks charity bike ride will take place on Sunday, July 2, raising money for Dimbleby Cancer Care. Billed as a networking event for journalists and PR professionals, participants will meet at 8.45am at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey. The event is open to cyclists of all levels, with a choice of […]

Raindance Film Festival appoints Mason Williams

Independent film festival Raindance has chosen consumer lifestyle communications agency Mason Williams to help celebrate its 25th anniversary. A team split across Mason Williams’ London and Manchester offices will highlight the festival’s greatest achievements to date. Raindance founder, Elliot Grove said: “We have worked with Mason Williams on a number of partnerships over the years. […]

Chris 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. Open to a select group of PR and communications professionals, the event will shine a light on the data and technology breakthroughs transforming earned media in 2017. Sanderson, co-founder of The Future Laboratory, will provide his […]

Ranieri buys French agency Reflexion Publique

Consumer technology and lifestyle agency Ranieri has acquired Reflexion Publique as part of an ongoing acquisitions strategy to bolster its European PR, social and influencer network. Led by Franck Ambre, Reflexion’s Paris-based team of eight manages clients including Olympus, Tile, UBTech, Blue Microphones and Libratone. Reflexion has been delivering specialist technology communications since 1999, and […]

Custard Communications wins Whittlebury Park brief

Whittlebury Park and Whittlebury Hall and Spa have appointed hospitality marketing and PR agency Custard Communications on a six-month contract, following their recent merger. Reporting to marketing manager Natasha Hatwell, the Woking-based agency will raise awareness of the merger and position the resort as the ultimate destination for weddings, leisure breaks, corporate events and conferences. […]

FTI Consulting to advise McKay’s communications

McKay Securities has appointed real estate and built environment specialist FTI Consulting to advise on its corporate and financial communications. Dido Laurimore, FTI’s senior managing director and co-head of its real estate practice, leads the team supporting the property investment company. Laurimore said: “McKay is a well-respected business with a clear focus on growth, backed […]

Grifco PR wins The Dream Lodge Group brief

The Dream Lodge Group has selected boutique luxury travel, spa and beauty agency Grifco PR to publicise its range of luxury holiday lodges. Grifco will raise awareness of the family-run business and its eight holiday lodge locations through a UK-wide creative and strategic PR campaign. “I am delighted to bring Grifco PR on board to extend awareness of The […]