News in brief: Comic Relief, Blackburn Rovers, WS North, Hope & Glory and Perowne Charles

Comic Relief is to work with Forster Communications on a five-month strategic media and stakeholder engagement project for the charity to raise awareness of the contribution the African diaspora makes to international development.

Out of Africa: Comic Relief will work with Forster Communications (Credit: Brian Sokol/Comic Relief)
Out of Africa: Comic Relief will work with Forster Communications (Credit: Brian Sokol/Comic Relief)

Blackburn Rovers Football Club has appointed The Sports PR Company. The agency will work with Venky's, the club's controversial owner.

Weber Shandwick North has promoted Seb Thompson to the new role of head of creativity. He will lead the agency's creative output and work with the UK and European offices to drive creativity in the business.

Hope & Glory PR has won a brief to launch money-saving mobile app OrSaveIt. The agency aims to generate news for the brand by increasing downloads and trials.

Perowne Charles Communications has been selected by super-yacht specialist Edmiston to build its reputation and drive awareness of the brand's range of yachts to consumer and corporate media.

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