In brief: Better Bankside hires Storm, Headland recruits, Comms revamp at Glasgow council

Better Bankside project hires Storm Communications, Headland names new associate directors and Glasgow council hires ex-BBC journalist John Morrison to overhaul online comms.

Better Bankside project hires Storm Communications

Better Bankside, the London Business Improvement District, has hired Storm Communications to handle its consumer and trade PR. Storm said it will target national and consumer media, London titles and trade press in the town planning, design, business, events and public sectors. It will handle upcoming projects including the Merge Bankside arts and music festival, and The Low Line, a project to create a pedestrianised walkway alongside Bankside's Victorian railway viaduct.

Headland names new hires

Corporate and financial comms agency Headland has hired two new associate directors. Paul Crayston, formerly head of comms at fintech firm MarketInvoice, has joined alongside David Chambers, who has spent a decade at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. In addition, Rob Walker will as account manager in July following two years at Tulchan. Headland said the appointments, which increase its headcount to 40, follow account wins including PepsiCo, banking group MUFG and the AA’s financial services arm.

Glasgow Council hires Morrison to overhaul online comms

Former BBC political journalist John Morrison's firm Morrison Media Strategies has been appointed to overhaul Glasgow City Council’s online comms operation, Herald Scotland reports. According to the newspaper, the project will see Morrison develop a "modern comms strategy" for the authority. "Nowadays, we all expect to be able to deal directly with the organisations and companies that provide our services," he told Herald Scotland.

Alexander PR to promote fashion documentary

Director and producer Duncan Ward has hired Alexander PR to publicise his new documentary, Anatomy of Style, about fashion designer Amanda Harlech. Ward’s previous productions include Here Lies, Imaginary Landscapes, Kantor and Boogie Woogie.

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