In brief: Next 15's £6.6m acquisition, senior hires at Nintendo, Red Door promotes

Next 15 buys creative and digital agency Twogether Creative, Nintendo UK makes senior comms appointments, Red Door Unlimited promotes Andrew Thomas to deputy MD.

Next 15 buys Twogether

Marcoms group Next 15 has bought Twogether Creative, a tech-focused b2b creative and digital marketing agency, for around £6.6m. Twogether – whose clients include multinational technology groups Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies – generated pre-tax profits of £900,000 in the year to 30 June 2015 on net revenue of £4.6m. About 40 per cent of its revenue comes from the US.

Recent acquisitions by the acquisitive Next 15 have included content marketing business Publitek and creative agency ODD Communications.

Nintendo UK's senior comms hires

Nintendo UK has announced two major internal comms appointments, with Matthias Hempfling named as marketing and PR director and Kalpesh Tailor set up become head of comms.

Hempfling was previously senior European marketing manager at Nintendo of Europe, and will lead and oversee UK marketing strategy and campaigns, heading a team of 12. Tailor was formerly senior European PR manager at Nintendo of Europe, and will report to Hempfling.

Hempfling started in February. Tailor is due to start in early May.

Red Door promotes for deputy MD

Red Door Unlimited, the Creston-owned health comms agency, has promoted Andrew Thomas to deputy MD. He joined the agency as a board director in 2012. Thomas will continue to report to MD Catherine Devaney.

Clementine's wine win

Clementine Communications has been appointed to run the 2016/2017 PR campaign for online wine box subscription service Le Petit Ballon. Clementine will handle trade and consumer media relations for the firm, which was founded in 2009.

Citigate takes on James Bishop

Citigate Dewe Rogerson has appointed James Bishop as a director in its corporate PR team where he will focus primarily on banking, insurance, pensions and investment sector clients. James joined Citigate following a stint in the United Arab Emirates working with Weber Shandwick and H+K Strategies.

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