Rule 5 wins World Cycling Championships account
Comms agency Rule 5 has won a competitive pitch to promote the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London. The event will be hosted in 2012 Olympic venue the Lee Valley VeloPark in March. Rule 5 is responsible for both pre- and live event communications with a focus on driving tickets sales and audience involvement, and is responsible for all UK and international press, as well as reporting live through the event's social media platforms.
Roxanne Kalha takes M&C Saatchi PR director role
Roxanne Kalha has been appointed UK and global director at M&C Saatchi PR, with a remit to expand the agency's client roster and lead on strategic delivery of UK accounts. She joins from W, where she was head of lifestyle having left Weber Shandwick in June 2014. She also previously worked in-house at the BBC.
Kiss appoints ex-Nokia comms director
Tracy Postill, a former head of comms for Nokia in Australia, has joined UK agency Kiss PR as an account director. Postill has 20 years of tech and telco PR experience including co-founding a Sydney agency.
Former BBC comms director turns recruiter
Andrea Gwilliam, a former director of internal comms for the BBC, Thomson Reuters, Deutsche Bank and British Airways, has joined comms and investor relations recruitment firm Broome Yasar Partnership as a partner, focusing on the internal comms market. She will also continue to run her comms consultancy.
Threepipe activates yogurt brand
Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy has appointed Threepipe to handle digital activation for its Munch Bunch and Ski yogurt brands, following a three-way pitch. The agency, which already works with the group’s Rachel’s Organic brand, will carry out a brief that includes social media strategy, influencer relations and content creation.
FAA UK hires Rooster for rebrand
The Foreign Airlines Association (FAA), the UK's membership body for foreign airline executives, has hired Rooster to deliver a travel trade campaign focusing on raising the profile of the association and its spokespeople, driving awareness of the benefits of FAA membership, and supporting and publicising its imminent brand relaunch.
Richmond Towers wins oil brand
Rapeseed oil brand Borderfields has appointed Richmond Towers to execute a campaign to raise awareness of the brand in the UK and educate consumers on the benefits of good quality, cold-pressed rapeseed oil. The campaign will roll out from January 2016.