In brief: Markettiers wins utilities giant, Hotwire will see you now, Citigate hires in Paris

Utilities giant switches on Markettiers, Hotwire will see you now, Citigate hires in Paris and more from PRWeek UK.

Utilities giant switches on Markettiers

United Utilities, the only FTSE100 company with an HQ in the North West of the UK, has appointed Markettiers Manchester to handle its broadcast communications on a retained basis. The agency said it would "act as an extension to the United Utilities Digital Newsroom", which creates and distributes multimedia content. The Manchester office of Markettiers is based in MediaCity and welcomed a new general manager last year.

Hotwire will see you now

Online doctor consultation service Push Doctor has appointed Hotwire as its retained agency in the UK, following a six-way pitch.

Citigate hires in Paris

Robert Amady has been appointed as a director in the Paris office of Citigate Dewe Rogerson. He began his career as an M&A analyst with BNP Paribas in Paris, and has spent the last nine years advising on corporate and financial comms at Publicis Consultants. Citigate had a "mixed" period in the first four months of 2017, its parent company Huntsworth recently said.

Crest wins trio

London's Crest Communication, whose co-founder is listed in the PRWeek UK 30 Under 30 for 2017, has won three new clients; sharing economy platform CityStasher, tech firm Hirolas and lifestyle influencer Jeannie Di Bon.

PrettyGreen toasts campaign win

Entertainment, sports and wellbeing agency PrettyGreen has been appointed by alcohol education charity Drinkaware to help promote their ‘Have a little less, feel a lot better’ campaign, which is aimed at reducing consumption of alcohol among men aged 45-64 who drink more than advised by guidelines. The campaign kicks off this month with a partnership with radio station TalkSport.

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