In brief: MHP director joins FTI, Threepipe wins TM Lewin, 'Youngest ever' PR start-up

MHP director joins FTI, Threepipe wins TM Lewin, 'Youngest' PR founders launch P&C and more from PRWeek UK.

MHP director joins FTI

Con Franklin, formerly a director at MHP, has joined the health and life sciences team of FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications business as a senior director. His appointment and the arrival at the same time of director Hanna Skeppner from the New York agency Joele Frank brings the team to more than 20. It is led by senior MD Ben Atwell.

Threepipe wins TM Lewin

Threepipe has been appointed to manage UK and US prospecting and retargeting strategies, using programmatic display advertising, for the high street and online retailer TM Lewin. Threepipe splits its offer as a business into four segments - PR, social, digital and content - and in the summer acquired an SEO agency.

'Youngest' PR founders launch P&C

Former Hotwire associate executive Amelia-Eve Warden (21) and senior Deloitte associate Bethany Simpson (23) have launched P&C PR, a firm that will focus on b2b and b2c technology, media and social start-ups. The pair have launched the agency with the claim of being "the UK's youngest PR agency owners to date". Warden is CEO and Simpson is CFO at the firm, which is working with media consultancy HaiMediaGroup and Facebook bargain hunter group Meal Deal Talk.

Leyton heads VoucherCodes PR

Victoria Leyton has joined VoucherCodes.co.uk as comms director, to lead the voucher business's brand, PR and social strategy. She was previously the head of PR and social at Maple Syrup Media, in which role she primarily lead the comms strategy for its cashback brand Quidco, and also launched cashback site Shoop in France earlier this year. She has also worked for Lansons and Confused.com.

Missguided hires Thinkhouse

The fashion brand Missguided has appointed Thinkhouse, the youth marketing agency to work on their Christmas campaign, with a priority being bringing the brand to a more global audience.

Agency plans Digital Wales

The digital marketing agency Word Waiter Digital has announced plans to create Digital Wales, an online hub for digital specialists across Wales. It is hoped the platform will encourage collaboration and enable members to find new markets for their services.

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