In brief: Bell Pottinger partner departs, DawBell's Sky win, Mason Williams' festive brief, PHA hired

Bell Pottinger partner moves on, DawBell's Sky win, Mason Williams' festive brief and more from PRWeek UK.

Bell Pottinger partner departs at the Double

Bell Pottinger partner Steve Double has joined crisis and reputation management consultancy Alder. Double had been at the agency for 10 years and had also held senior roles in-house at British Airways and Cable & Wireless.

DawBell's Sky win

DawBell has been appointed by Sky Atlantic to handle PR for its new series Riviera, which will air in early summer 2017. It is the first TV series the agency has worked on, having previously specialised in representing musical acts or presenters, alongside actors including James Corden and Michelle Keegan.

Mason Williams' festive brief

Mason Williams has been appointed to deliver a national festive PR campaign for The Elf on the Shelf, an online retailer of Christmas gifts.

Canagan gives PHA a bone

PHA Media has announced it has been appointed by premium pet food brand, Canagan to manage its communications. The agency has been tasked with raising awareness of the brand’s products, core values and success to date.

FSC brings in head of content

Hospitality and leisure specialist Fleet Street Communications has appointed Mike Berry as head of content. Berry spent 17 years in b2b journalism and is currently managing editor of pub trade title the Morning Advertiser. The agency's founder previously worked at its sister title M&C Report.

We Are Social's strategic hire

Harvey Cossell has joined We Are Social as head of strategy. He was previously strategy director of digital content agency Adjust Your Set, having started his career in-house with GSK, and going on to work for various other agencies.

Neat PR wins Matchstick Monkey

Following a competitive pitch process, retail specialist Neat PR has secured the PR brief for new teething toy, Matchstick Monkey.

Focus toasts D1 brief

PR, experiential and social agency Focus has been appointed by British spirits company, D1 London Spirits, to support its premium bar listings, and launch the D1 International Cocktail Exchange, in which 18 top bars and restaurants from the UK and South East Asia will pair up and swap signature cocktails.

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