Social Circle appoints Propeller PR
Social Circle, the social influencer marketing platform, has appointed Propeller as its first PR agency. The media specialist PR agency is responsible for raising Social Circle’s profile in the UK and establishing its spokespeople as experts in social influencer marketing across the media, technology and marketing industry.
ITV Studios wins for Tin Man
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Tin Man to deliver two briefs this autumn. First is the launch of the second series of children’s CGI animation Thunderbirds Are Go, which is airing on ITV and CITV later this year, for which Tin Man will create a 'PR moment' to drive brand awareness. It will also promote the home entertainment release of American detective drama Aquarius.
DawBell hired for SecondScreen
The agency DawBell has been taken on by SecondScreen, a UK tech start-up that aims to bridge the gap between fans and artists. SecondScreen builds tailored social media apps that create local networks for music events. DawBell, whose clients include The BRIT Awards, Google Play Music, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams, will be responsible for increasing brand awareness and the subscription of music brands and artists to the service.
Freshwater's profit rise
London and Cardiff agency Freshwater's turnover increased to £2.2m in the six months to 29 February 2016, a 10 per cent rise on the same period in 2015. Operating profit rose nearly a quarter, from £292,000 last year, to £363,000. This is according to results posted to share-matching platform BritDAQ. Freshwater was AIM-listed until 2010. The agency said it had won "a number of competitive tenders as well as new projects from existing clients" and now had 60 staff. It was the UK's 72nd largest PR firm according to the latest PRWeek Top 150.
Campbell Gunn moves to 3x1
A former senior special adviser to Scottish First Ministers Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon has joined 3x1 as a strategic adviser to Scottish PR firm 3x1. Campbell Gunn will work in the public affairs team of the 30-strong group with director Lindsay McGarvie. The pair previously competed as rival journalists on the Sunday Mail and Sunday Post earlier in their careers.
ROAD hired for anti-ageing product
The health specialist agency ROAD has won a brief from Scope Healthcare to launch Revidox+, a new anti-ageing supplement, which launches in August.
Martin Dyan takes start-up PR role
FleishmanHillard Fishburn associate director Martin Dyan will join SME funding start-up Funding Xchange as head of comms on 8 August. He has been with FHF and its predecessor firm for more than five years, and before that worked at TTA Group.