In brief: Topshop jewellery brand takes on Stature, Shakespeare charity hires Flagship, plus Brazen, PETA and Storm

Topshop jewellery brand takes on Stature PR, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust hires Flagship, Marks back to Brazen as director, PETA takes on Good Agency for fundraising and more from PRWeek UK.

Topshop: Stature PR to handle PR for Orelia jewellery brand (Credit: gigijin on Flickr)
Topshop: Stature PR to handle PR for Orelia jewellery brand (Credit: gigijin on Flickr)

Topshop jewellery brand takes on Stature PR

Stature PR has been appointed on an initial three-month contract to handle PR for Orelia, one of the most popular jewellery brands at retailer Topshop. Stature will launch Orelia's new 'create your own range', focusing on increasing website sales. The firm was appointed following a competitive three-way pitch.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust hires Flagship

The charity creating a new project based on William Shakespeare’s family home has appointed Flagship Consulting until May to handle media relations ahead of its launch in April, following a competitive pitch. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is creating a "reimagining which will offer visitors a modern and interactive exploration of the man behind the works", a press note said.

Marks back to Brazen as director

Sasha Marks has returned to the agency Brazen in Manchester as a director. She spent the three years since leaving Brazen at London agency Freuds leading the consumer PR team for Asda, and will now sit on the UK board of Brazen alongside CEO Nina Webb and client services director Peter Burling. The firm has also launched in the UAE.

The Ideas Network wins LSA International

LSA International, which sells mouth-blown glass and high-quality porcelain across Europe, has appointed The Ideas Network to handle its consumer PR. The firm has been given a 12-month contract to focus on seasonal product launches. It was one of two firms that pitched after four agencies were shortlisted.

PETA takes on Good Agency for fundraising

Animal rights organisation PETA has taken on the fundraising arm of comms firm the Good Agency to develop an integrated, multichannel direct-response fundraising programme in the UK.

Storm Communications tucks into Fruit Crisps

Nim's Fruit Crisps has appointed Storm Communications to oversee its relaunch and ongoing trade campaigns to raise awareness of its improved product. The ongoing retained account was won after a non-competitive pitch and is being handled by Storm's Squall division, an artisan and start-up food division launched earlier this year.

Speed ups Hussain to lead consumer and lifestyle

Nasima Hussain has been promoted to the role of managing partner at Speed Communications, overseeing its consumer and lifestyle division. She joined the firm in January 2014 as director of the division.

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