In brief: Four hires creative team, senior appointments at Prime Medical Group, Hilton enlists Rain

Four Communications hires team from Diamond Conspiracy, The Prime Medical Group makes senior appointments, Rain wins project for Hilton London Paddington, Clash Magazine returns to print.

Hilton Paddington hires Rain Communications for project
Hilton Paddington hires Rain Communications for project

Senior creative team joins Four Communications from Diamond Conspiracy

The three-strong senior management team from creative agency Diamond Conspiracy is joining Four Communications in January 2016. The team includes client services director Piers Bracher, creative director John Scully and creative services director Jonny Campbell. All three will take senior roles in Four’s creative & digital practice, which will now be 40 people strong. 

Diamond Conspiracy was founded as Diamond Advertising in 2004 by Piers Bracher, who previously held roles at McCann Erickson and Lowe Howard-Spink. Its recent clients include PWC, Rocco Forte Hotels, Browning, Pandora and the recent rebranding of The Ritz London. 


The Prime Medical Group expands editorial team

Global medical comms agency The Prime Medical Group, which has offices in the US and UK, has promoted Valerie Moss to editorial & scientific executive director. Moss joined the company in 2002 as senior medical writer. To support her in the new role the agency has hired Michelle Utton-Mishra as editorial director, based in London, and Rachel Wright as medical director, based in Cheshire. Both will join in the New Year. Utton-Mishra previously worked at Choice Healthcare Solutions, where she was editorial director. Wright has 11 years' experience in medical comms, latterly as editorial director at the agency Fishawack.

Hilton London Paddington appoints Rain Communications

Rain Communications has been appointed for a four-month contract to run a tourism and industry-focused PR programme for the Hilton London Paddington. The agency will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the GWR Tower Rooms - a wing in the hotel comprising 56 premium rooms - from 1 January 2016, to drive increased bookings from tour operators, corporate bookings and international visitors. The agency will work alongside the general manager Mark Roth, and the in-house marketing team led by Aleksandra Dimova.

Clash Magazine returns to print for 100th issue

Music magazine Clash is returning to print, relaunching as a bimonthly title in February 2016 with its 100th issue. Alongside the print magazine print will be the Clash Digital Edition – an app that presents new content with interactive elements such as live streams, downloads and videos. The magazine has formed an advertising partnership with VICE Networks. Co-founder and editor-in-chief Simon Harper heads the print group, with creative director Rob Meyers and managing director Alex Thompson.

CIPR announces new board of directors

Rob Brown FCIPR, incoming president of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), has announced the institute’s new board of directors, who will take office for one year from 1 January 2016. The seven PR professionals on the board include Sarah Pinch, founder of Pinch Point Communications; Jason MacKenzie, managing director at Liquid; John Wilkinson, managing director of Wilkinson PR; Abi Owers, director of earned and social media at McCann Manchester; Lindsey Collumbell from Bojangle Communications; and Paul Wilkinson, director of

There will be further appointments announced in due course. 

Antidox opens London office 

French comms consultancy Antidox is launching a service for startups, based in its new London office. The service, called Startups and Digital Transformation, will offer mentoring and accelerators for new businesses. It will be managed from London by partner and UK managing director Florence Naillat.

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