In brief: wins for Launch and The Honey Partnership, Goldbug hires telco duo

Launch appointed for UN event, Honey's audio hire, Goldbug adds telecoms duo, and broadcast journalist Rupert Bhatia joins Rhizome.

Launch hired for UN event

The UN Foundation has appointed Launch to publicise its Families +SocialGood event on 15 June. Co-hosted by consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson, it is the first time the event has been held in London. Families +SocialGood will bring together UN and NGO leaders, policy experts, celebrities, medical professionals and families to explore the question 'what do you wish were true for every family, everywhere?'.

Honey's audio hire

The Honey Partnership has been appointed by Harman Lifestyle Audio as the first UK social media agency of record for its JBL brand. Honey's brief includes tailoring the JBL message to a UK audience, content creation, community management, seeding and event amplification. Campaigns will focus on JBL’s consumer range, which includes smart portable speakers, headphones and home audio. The agency also has an office in China, and recently opened in San Francisco.

Goldbug hires former telco duo

Comms agency Goldbug has appointed Jason Panudy, former creative director at mobile network Orange, as a partner in the business. He will be responsible for the growth of the agency’s external brand division. Meanwhile, former EE senior internal brand and comms manager Katy Newman has joined Goldbug as senior account planner, working across brand and external comms. Goldbug was previously Up Communications, but rebranded in October. 

Rhizome hires LBC journalist Bhatia

Rhizome Media has appointed LBC broadcast journalist Rupert Bhatia as account manager. Bhatia, who has also held positions at Classic FM and Smooth Radio, said working in PR was a "natural progression" from journalism. Rhizome, a SME-focused PR, content and social media agency, has clients including The AA and uSwitch. 

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