In brief: Midas wins Henley Festival, Interel's US expansion, FTI's Hudson goes in-house

Midas PR wins Henley Festival account, Interel expands in US, FTI's Hudson heads in-house to investment firm, M&C Saatchi PR to launch jewellery brand in Europe and more from PRWeek UK.

Henley Festival: Being represented by Midas PR next year
Henley Festival: Being represented by Midas PR next year

Midas PR wins Henley Festival account

Midas PR has been awarded a contract to promote July's Henley Festival, which next year has increased capacity to 35,000 attendees. Click to read the full story.

Interel expands in US

International public affairs network Interel has launched the Interel Washington Group, expanding its US footprint by adding four agencies to its new Washington, DC-based alliance. Click to read the full story from PRWeek US.

FTI's Laura Hudson heads in-house to investment firm

Laura Hudson has joined Lombard Odier Investment Managers as head of PR overseeing corporate comms and media relations in the UK and across Europe. She joins following five years in the financial services team at FTI Consulting, and before that worked at Readleaf Communications. She began at LOIM on Monday.

M&C Saatchi PR to launch jewellery brand in Europe

M&C Saatchi PR has been appointed by luxury Australian homeware and jewellery brand Dinosaur Designs to help build brand awareness and drive sales as it looks to grow its European presence, starting with the UK. The account was won in August, and activity began this week. It is the second Australian brand won by the agency this month, following make-up brand Nude by Nature.

Aspectus takes on EDF's Jonathan Levy

Jonathan Levy has joined Aspectus PR as an account director in the energy team. Levy, who arrives from an in-house role with EDF Energy Renewables, has 14 years of in-house energy industry experience. He arrived at the agency last month.

Web-Blinds appoints 10 Yetis

Made-to-measure blinds provider Web-Blinds – part of the Hillarys Group – has appointed 10 Yetis Digital to execute a consumer-driven digital PR campaign as part of efforts to increase the brand’s awareness and reputation with its targeted audiences in the UK.

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