In brief: Manifest London hired by glue maker, We Are Social's new US boss, Tangerine, Lotus UK

Manifest London hired to increase Sugru awareness and sales; We Are Social US founder departs; Inspiresport appoints Lotus UK to support global expansion and more from PRWeek UK.

FitzGerald: Will be in charge of the US office of We Are Social from next month
FitzGerald: Will be in charge of the US office of We Are Social from next month

Manifest London hired to increase Sugru awareness and sales

Manifest London has been appointed by mouldable glue producer Sugru on an initial six-month retainer following a four-way pitch. Manifest New York has also been tasked with raising the company’s profile in the US, working alongside its retained US agency The Door. UK PR was previously handled in-house.

We Are Social US founder departs, Rob FitzGerald in

Rob FitzGerald, the former president of New York-based Big Fuel Communications, will become the US president of London-headquartered We Are Social next month. The appointment will follow the departure – at a date still to be confirmed – of US MD Leila Thabet, who set up the agency's US operation in 2012. Read the full story on PRWeek US.

Inspiresport appoints Lotus UK to support global expansion

UK and Spain-based school sports travel operator Inspiresport has appointed Lotus UK to develop a PR campaign and build relationships with sporting bodies and other partners. Lotus MD Jules Ugo said he was not aware how many agencies were involved in the process of selecting an agency for the contract.

Tangerine wins contract with Manchester's Jump Nation

In another new brief, Tangerine has been appointed as the PR agency for indoor trampoline park Jump Nation. It is charged with raising awareness locally around the Manchester leisure attraction as well as nationally. The retained contract was awarded following a competitive pitch, and Jump Nation previously handled PR in-house.

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