In brief: Cohn & Wolfe loses APAC president, Brandwatch's £22m funding, PR Agency One to reposition YMCA

Cohn & Wolfe loses APAC president, Brandwatch secures £22m funding boost, PR Agency One to reposition Central YMCA and more from PRWeek UK.

Ong: Said she resigned to take a new opportunity, which she will announce next year
Ong: Said she resigned to take a new opportunity, which she will announce next year

Cohn & Wolfe loses APAC president

Angelina Ong is the latest senior-level executive to leave Cohn & Wolfe in Asia-Pacific, departing from her role as Asia-Pacific president having arrived at the company in March. Click to read the full story from PRWeek Asia.

Brandwatch secures £22m funding boost

Social monitoring company Brandwatch has secured a $33m (£21.6m) investment as it looks to develop its products and expand into new territories. The funding is from new investor Partech Ventures, with participation from existing investors Highland Capital Partners Europe and Nauta Capital. The Brighton-based group, which generates more than half its revenue in the US, plans to open more offices following its launch in Singapore in June.

PR Agency One to reposition Central YMCA

Integrated agency PR Agency One has been appointed by London's Central YMCA – the world's first YMCA charity, which employs more than 250 staff – to help reposition the charity, increase awareness of its different business divisions, and increase its overall online visibility. PR Agency One won the retained work following six months of project-based briefs.

Thinkhouse wins OtterBox Europe-wide campaign

US smartphone case maker OtterBox has appointed Thinkhouse to create and manage its content-led European comms project. The campaign – which profiles four extraordinary professionals in cutting-edge business – runs until early next month. Calling itself a 'youth comms agency', Thinkhouse was founded in Ireland and opened in the UK in 2013.

Unity appoints Genevieve Roberts for editorial role

Genevieve Roberts, a journalist with more than ten years' experience and freelance feature writer and reporter for The Independent, has joined Unity as a brand editorial consultant working across the agency's consumer portfolio. Roberts, who also previously set up her own content agency Roberts and Some, was made permanent last week having previously worked as a freelancer for the agency.

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