Outside Organisation adds new clients, NFL and Camilla Kerslake
The Outside Organisation has added a quartet of new clients to its roster. The first three are musical wins: Dubai Airport's Music DXB brand, which launches in November; Kaiser Chiefs lead singer Ricky Wilson’s projects, including his new Radio X show, BBC One’s The Voice and Sky 1’s Bring The Noise; and classical singer Camilla Kerslake, who is working on her third album due for release in 2016. The agency has also been appointed to support the National Football League UK office and its existing agencies in promoting the NFL London games in October and November, and increase awareness of the sport in the UK. The agency appointed Dominic Mohan, a former editor of The Sun, as its CEO earlier this month.
Manchester Airport hires MEN associate editor
Manchester Airport has appointed Adam Jupp to the new role of head of external affairs. Jupp joins in November from the Manchester Evening News, where he is currently associate editor. He will oversee the airport's press office, public affairs and community teams and report to managing director Ken O’Toole. Separately, Heathrow also appointed a new comms chief this month.
JMC Partners gets director from Boots parent
Healthcare agency JMC Partners has appointed Andrew Bonser as director, policy and projects. He arrives from Walgreens Boots Alliance, the owner of UK retailer Boots, where he had been director of public policy since 2010. He was previously policy and government affairs director at Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals.
Beef jerky and biltong brand hires W
Meatsnacks Group, Europe's largest producer of beef jerky and biltong, has hired W as its first retained creative agency following a three-way pitch. W will develop a campaign covering consumer PR, corporate profiling, social media and product sampling, establishing jerky and biltong as a healthy snacking alternative.
PHA Media to launch The Toy Store
Middle Eastern retailer The Toy Store has taken on London agency PHA Media to support the launch of its first UK store on Oxford Street tomorrow (24 September). The brief covers the launch followed by an integrated three-month PR drive. PHA was chosen after it and two other agencies submitted proposals. There was no face-to-face pitch.
Polaris Media launches OmanGBnews.com
A North West PR agency has launched a news website that it will produce in-house and cover a range of topics relating to relations betwen the UK and Oman. Polaris Media has set up OmanGBnews.com as a commercial venture - it is currently seeking advertisers - and to raise awareness of its services among further potential Omani clients.