In brief: The Communication Group hires Bentall, Tank wins housebuilder, WildKat recruits

The Communication Group hires Sarah Bentall, Tank wins housebuilder brief, WildKat hires Annie Lydford and more from PRWeek.

The Communication Group hires Sarah Bentall

Bell Pottinger director Sarah Bentall has joined The Communication Group. Bentall spent five years as Bell Pottinger's head of events and experiences, having previously worked at Camargue Public Relations. She becomes a director on the management board of The Communication Group, which made Sally Hawkins its chair in July last year, a month ahead of MD Emma Johnson departing for Seven Hills. Clients of the agency include local councils, EDF Energy and Canary Wharf Group.

Tank wins housebuilder brief

Nottingham agency Tank has been appointed as the national PR and digital agency of national housebuilder Miller Homes. This will see Tank working alongside Miller Homes’ in-house comms team to further develop its national consumer PR, social media and SEO strategies. The agency already held regional briefs in the Midlands and the South with the firm.

WildKat hires Annie Lydford

Annie Lydford has joined WildKat PR in the newly created position of head of press. She previously worked in the press office of the English National Opera, and will provide direction to the agency's London account managers as well as working with its Berlin and New York offices.

Stolen Goat appoints The Earned Agency

Cyclewear brand Stolen Goat has appointed The Earned Agency, part of the Cubo Group, to support the brand as it looks to grow internationally. The agency has been tasked with raising awareness of the brand – and in particular its Orkaan range – in key global markets. The firm was founded in Belgium in 2012.

Rule 5 hired by art fair

Manchester agency Rule 5 has been appointed to run a national, regional and broadcast media campaign for Buy Art Fair. The September event in Manchester claims to be the UK's biggest art fair outside of London.

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