In brief: Robin Hamman moves to Emoderation, Ayima acquires QuickThink, Edelman's HK hires

Former Edelman and Fleishman executive Robin Hamman moves to Emoderation, Ayima acquires QuickThink, Brandman's Marrakech win and more from PRWeek UK.

Robin Hamman moves to Emoderation

Robin Hamman, the former director of social business and EMEA digital network lead at FleishmanHillard, and digital director at Edelman, has joined social media agency Emoderation to lead its sales team as commercial director, EMEA. Emoderation counts both agencies and brands as clients, and has annual revenues of £10m. He worked for Fleishman for 12 months after joining in January 2014, having spent three years prior to this at Edelman.

Ayima acquires QuickThink

PR and search marketing agency Ayima has acquired QuickThink Media (QTM), a specialist in social media, retargeting and display advertising. QTM was previously owned by online gaming and casino firm Gaming Realms, which has now entered into a strategic partnership with Ayima. This creates a 150-employee business with five global offices in the UK and North America. The firms had previously worked together on client projects.

Edelman's HK hires

Edelman today announced that Adrian Warr has been named managing director of its Hong Kong office, and that Carolyn Hammond has joined the agency as head of consumer marketing. Click for the full PRWeek Asia story.

Brandman's Marrakech win

The Brandman Agency had been appointed as the UK and Ireland PR agency for La Mamounia, an historic luxury hotel in Marrakech, Morocco – and one-time destination of Winston Churchill. Brandman’s London office has been tasked with raising La Mamounia’s profile via "digital and industry influencers, and high profile brand advocates", the agency said. Its New York office has worked in North America for the hotel since 2009.

BBEnergy appoints Fifth Ring

Independent energy trading company BBEnergy has appointed corporate comms agency Fifth Ring to promote its global marketing activity and build its reputation through a mix of public relations and digital strategy

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