Chinese airline calls on Rooster
Rooster has been appointed to provide PR and social media services to expanding Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines, as it prepares to launch a new twice-weekly service to London Gatwick airport in June. Tianjin operates more than 90 aircraft and flies to more than 100 destinations throughout China. Work commenced last week following a competitive pitch. The airline's UK general manager said the destinations it will take UK passengers to – Chongqing and Tianjin –were "still largely unexplored" by travellers.
Westminster Advisers hires from Energy UK
Public affairs agency Westminster Advisers has hired the head of government affairs at trade association Energy UK as a senior consultant to support the growth of its financial services and energy practices. Mark Cazaly will join in June. Before Energy UK he had worked at the British Bankers' Association, and in the Conservative Party’s Parliamentary Research Unit.
Nobu books VIP Worldwide
The hotel Paris Raffles has appointed Yorkshire video and marketing agency VIP Worldwide to build awareness of a new Nobu restaurant. VIP will profile founding chef Nobuyuki 'Nobu' Matsuhisa in the campaign.
Charlotte Street recruits
A week after launching new investor relations and healthcare practices, London and Edinburgh's Charlotte Street Partners has created a new media training and client films practice, led by new hire John Boothman. Associate partner Boothman previously worked for the BBC. Harriet Moll also joins as associate partner from the charity Shelter Scotland, and Stuart Taylor as an associate, from the office of outgoing Labour MSP Cara Hilton.