Electoral Commission hires Craig Westwood
Craig Westwood, currently a partner at the comms agency Pagefield, will join the Electoral Commission as director of comms in August. He replaces outgoing director of comms Alex Robertson, who left at the end of June after eight years at the elections watchdog to join the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Westwood joined Pagefield in 2013 after a decade at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
Warner Bros promotes press lead
Warner Music UK (WMUK) has promoted Andy Prevezer to the position of vice-president, press, for its brands Warner Bros and Parlophone UK, and senior vice-president of press strategy for WMUK itself. In this new role he will report to Parlophone UK president Miles Leonard and Warner Bros UK president Phil Christie. Prevezer began his career at Warner in the late 1980s, before moving on to Universal/A&M and then Polydor, then setting up his own PR firm in 2000, and rejoining Warner Bros in 2002.
Fox Agency heads to London
Specialist b2b firm Fox Agency has launched a London office, led by director of online and content David Clare, a PRWeek 30 Under 30 in 2015. Fox's main office is in Leeds, but Clare said the new office will help it better serve clients in London and the South East, as well as internationally in the US, Germany and the Netherlands. Clients have included hardware firm Brother, Euro Car Parts and engineering firm Fenner Precision.
Parkdean hires O
Newcastle's O PR has been appointed as UK consumer PR agency for Parkdean Resorts, which it says is the UK’s biggest holiday park company.
Chestertons appoints 10 Yetis
London estate agency Chestertons has appointed digital agency 10 Yetis to devise and execute a consumer-facing PR and SEO campaign. It follows an earlier collaboration between the two on Chestersons' Kid's Eye Viewing video project.
Jargon wins app brief
Jargon PR has been appointed by education technology innovator Sensavis to plan and manage the international launch of ‘The 3D Classroom Win 10 App’, an interactive learning app aimed at teachers, principals and school leaders to help motivate and engage students.
Clarion adds to advisory board
Olly Smith has joined the advisory board of consumer PR firm Clarion. Smith is a wine expert and TV personality, a regular on BBC One's Saturday Kitchen.