In brief: South Australia brief for Consolidated PR, ICCO's new president, Mexia gets Lord's contract, Instinctif win

South Australia tourist account for Consolidated PR, ICCO appoints Bulgaria's Maxim Behar as president, Mexia secures Lord's events and hospitality contract and more from PRWeek UK.

 Marino, South Australia: Consolidated PR tasked with driving tourist interest in new account (Credit: James Yu via Flickr)
Marino, South Australia: Consolidated PR tasked with driving tourist interest in new account (Credit: James Yu via Flickr)

South Australia tourist account for Consolidated PR

Following a competitive pitch, Four Communications Group's Consolidated PR has been selected to provide external PR support for the South Australian Tourism Commission on a three-year brief. The contract includes creative brand activation to raise the profile of South Australia as a destination, travel media engagement and in-market campaign activity.

ICCO appoints Bulgaria's Maxim Behar as president

Maxim Behar has been appointed president of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation, at the body's global summit. Behar is CEO of Bulgarian consultancy M3 Communications Group, and chair of Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Czech Republic. He has been vice-president of ICCO since December 2013.

Mexia secures Lord’s events and hospitality contract

Mexia Communications has been appointed by Marylebone Cricket Club, owner of Lord’s Cricket Ground, to represent the venue for its meetings, events and hospitality business, following a three-way pitch. Nick Kenton of the MCC said he was impressed with Mexia's "combined skill-set in traditional media and digital".

Money transfer firm appoints Instinctif Partners

World First, the international money transfer firm, has appointed Instinctif Partners as its retained corporate PR adviser following a competitive pitch process. The initial six-month appointment will see Instinctif Partners take responsibility for building World First’s profile across a range of media.

Spreckley wins retained brief from IT aggregator

IT services aggregator Streamwire has appointed Spreckley as its PR agency of choice in the UK, charging the agency with positioning it as a thought leader. The contract is an initial one-year retainer, and was won following a competitive pitch, following a recommendation from another Spreckley client.

Trio of appointments at Pagefield

Pagefield has made a raft of new appointments, including journalists Bill Akass of News International and Joanne Hart, a columnist, who have joined the team as freelance specialist partners. Louise Fernley, formerly of WPP, has also joined the comms agency as a consultant.

Mathijs Peters joins H+K as Brussels director

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Mathijs Peters as a director in its Brussels office. Before joining H+K, Mathijs was a director in the corporate affairs department of Philip Morris in Brussels and Antwerp. Another previous role saw him work in the office of a Dutch MEP.

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