In brief: NBCUniversal ups Raftery, Hobbs to PrettyGreen, OnGuard hires Aspectus

NBCUniversal ups Raftery, Hobbs to PrettyGreen, OnGuard hires Aspectus, Fourth Day goes to Berlin and more from PRWeek UK.

NBCUniversal ups Raftery

The media and entertainment firm NBCUniversal has promoted Lee Raftery, who previously held the role of EVP, marketing and communications, to the position of chief marketing officer at NBCUniversal International, its business covering non-US operations. He joined the firm in 2013.

Hobbs to PrettyGreen

Paddy Hobbs has joined PrettyGreen as head of sport. The agency, which is the UK's 37th largest according to PRWeek's Global Agency Business Report, has clients including Under Armour and MaxiNutrition. He joins from Frank where he was an associate director, having moved from Cow PR last year.

OnGuard hires Aspectus

Dutch credit management firm OnGuard has appointed the agency Aspectus on a brief covering content development, traditional media relations and social media strategy. Aspectus' growing business finance practice also recently won Wirefund, a lender to SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Fourth Day goes to Berlin

The tech and b2b agency Fourth Day has set up its fifth office in Berlin to offer PR and content services to clients across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It will be led by Danny Stephens, who joins after three years at the German government's economic development agency, where he was corporate comms manager. The firm's last opening was a Casablanca office, which opened last year.

BBC's Baine to Good Relations

Good Relations has appointed Jack Baine, a BBC journalist and editor for 20 years, as a consultant within the broadcast division it launched earlier this year.

Prime hires new trio

The Prime Medical Group has taken on three new senior staff: VP, client services Karen Turner and principal medical writer Gauri Saal arrived earlier in the summer, while legal counsel Peter Townsend will start next week. Turner previously worked at Ashfield, the recent buyer of PR firm Pegasus, and Saal at market access firm PRMA Consulting, while Townsend currently works for solicitors Trower & Hamlins.

Bottle works for Dallaglio Foundation

The agency Bottle has partnered with the Dallaglio Foundation, the charity founded by former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio. Bottle will work on a pro bono basis to bolster the charity’s PR and content offering.

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