Football League's digital hires
EFL Digital – the digital operation of the English Football League, the body organising the three divisions below the Premier League – has hired two digital agencies on contracts lasting until mid-2023. More than 175 applications were considered, EFL Digital said, with the UK's Realise appointed on a web and digital design brief, while streaming, merchandising and payment services will be provided by US company NeuLion.
Forster's recycling brief
Environmental campaign Recycle for London has appointed Forster Communications to help inspire Londoners to recycle more. The aim is to increase recycling rates in the capital, and the first campaign will be launched during Recycle Week, 12-18 September 2016, with a focus on raising awareness of recyclable items in the bathroom.
Jargon wins Pace Rio role
Jargon PR has been appointed by insight and analytics firm Pace Insights. Pace works with a number of sporting organisations including British Sailing and British Athletics, "introducing cutting-edge technology and techniques to the wider professional sporting arena to maximise performance success", according to its website. Jargon is charged with providing support to Pace throughout the summer, including during Rio 2016.
New Global One members
International PR Network Global One Communication has welcomed three new members: IMS (South America), Frontpage (the Nordics) and Savana (Turkey). Prior to these agencies joining the network, the most recent addition was leading South American agency MediaLink, providing PR services in Brazil.
PRCA launches Reginald Watts Prize
Burson-Marsteller has lent its support to the PRCA's inaugural Reginald Watts Prize. Launched after the former PRCA chair, and UK CEO of Burson, died earlier this year, the award asks those under 25 to present their vision of the PR industry in 2020 and beyond. With Burson's support, the prize fund has now doubled to £1,000.
JAM's pair of wins
Manchester's JAM PR has been appointed by Escape Travel Card and the charity Disabled Living. For Escape, a prepaid MasterCard available for travellers, created by Tuxedo Money Solutions, JAM will target travel and lifestyle media. The appointment by Disabled Living comes after work on a project basis on several events earlier this year.