Senior hires at The Communications Store
The Communications Store (TCS) has appointed Craig Wildman as chief financial and operations officer and Mark Malone as head of creative and innovation. Wildman was formerly COO at Albion. Malone founded digital and social agency Grape Digital in 2009 but left in 2015, two years after its acquisition by Karmarama. TCS is the UK's 24th largest agency, according to PRWeek's Global Agency Business Report.
Hanover hires Tory policymaker
Hanover Communications has hired former civil servant and Conservative Party policymaker and campaigner Alex Thomson as a director in its London office. Formerly of government departments DCLG and DEFRA, he has was part of Boris Johnson’s 2008 mayoral campaign team and has written Conservative policy documents on decentralisation, local government, and housing and planning. More recently he has overseen think tank Localis.
Clarion wins British Turkey brief
Clarion Communications has won pitch to provide a PR campaign for British Turkey. The agency will work with social media influencer and nutritionist Madeleine Shaw to drive trial and sales of fresh British turkey products. The agency FML PR continues to work with British Turkey alongside Clarion's six-month project.
SuperCarers hires Threepipe
SuperCarers, the online marketplace where families can find vetted carers in their local area, has appointed Threepipe to drive enquiries from families looking for care support. The campaign will initially focus on specific areas within London. Paid search activity is being supported by a social media ad campaign via Facebook. Threepipe is also running a campaign to encourage new carers to sign up.
DDA takes on Bowlby
Film and television PR consultancy DDA has appointed Romilly Bowlby, formerly of Premier Comms, ID PR and Public Eye, to front its new personal representation division. Bowlby joins the DDA senior management team as a director.