30 Under 30's Emma Carr joins Hanover
Emma Carr (pictured), one of PRWeek's 2015 30 Under 30, has joined Hanover as an account director to launch its cybersecurity offering alongside Claudia La Donna, also a recent hire for the agency. Carr had previously been director of campaign group Big Brother Watch, which she joined in 2014, and previously worked at think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Tangerine wins Sport Relief work
Tangerine has been appointed to launch and activate Comic Relief's 2016 Sport Relief campaign across the North West, Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. Its remit will be to drive sign-ups to the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, deliver social content and secure coverage. House PR was hired in September to lead the national Sport Relief Games campaign.
Lapthorne's Doll merged into Premier
Entertainment, arts and culture agency Premier has taken over event production and creative agency Doll, founded by Lee Lapthorne. Lapthorne's two staff will also join Premier, and the Doll brand is being phased out. Lapthorne takes the job title creative director.
National Trust appoints Good Agency
The National Trust has appointed Good Agency to deliver a three-year strategy to increase awareness of the charity's fundraising needs. The agency will highlight the breadth of the trust's work, starting with its maintenance of more than 775 miles of coastline in England and Wales.
Publicis Healthcare acquires ad firm
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, part of Publicis Groupe, has acquired Langland Advertising, Design & Marketing. Langland is headquartered in Windsor and employs 100 people. Chief executive Philip Chin will continue to lead the Langland business alongside the existing senior management team, although Joanna Chin will step down from her role as COO to "pursue other opportunities", Publicis said.
Nevis Tourism appoints VIP Worldwide
Nevis Tourism Authority has appointed VIP Worldwide to build UK awareness of the Caribbean island through a destination marketing film campaign. The agency has been briefed to create a selection of videos to capture and communicate the multifaceted nature of the island across a variety of platforms.
Jim Selman leads Allison+Partners in London
Jim Selman has been appointed managing director of the London office of San Francisco-headquartered Allison+Partners. The office's 2015 revenues are more than double 2014's, the firm said. Selman previously worked for Freud Communications as an associate director, arriving at Allison+Partners in September.
Trio of wins for Frank in Scotland
McFrank, the Scottish division of Frank, has won three new clients. The agency, based in Glasgow, has recently been appointed by men's grooming brand Uppercut Deluxe, ergonomic facewear brand Freka, and Cahonas, a charity dedicated committed to raising awareness of male cancers.