Golin wins Vets Now
Vets Now, a provider of out-of-hours and emergency and critical care for pets, has appointed Golin to lead its consumer PR in the UK. The brand and the agency's joint mission for the next year is to "develop a consumer-facing PR strategy that will help raise brand awareness as a trusted and valued service among pet owners within the UK", Golin said.
Griffiths leaves Instinctif for Powerscourt
Ben Griffiths, the City news editor of the Daily Mail who moved to Instinctif Partners at the beginning of the year, has joined Powerscourt as a senior consultant in its energy & industrials practice. The same practice has also welcomed Andy Jones, formerly of Newgate Communications, in the same role.
Maitland's Nomura hire
Maitland has appointed Sundeep Tucker as a partner. He was previously head of corporate communications for Nomura International’s European, Middle East and African operations, and was previously a financial journalist and foreign correspondent working for the Daily Telegraph and Financial Times.
Cocktail week toasts LDR
The integrated agency LDR Creative has been appointed on a two-month retainer, running to November, to represent next month's London Cocktail Week, now in its seventh year. London Cocktail Week is run by events company DrinkUp.London. LDR will handle trade and consumer media relations.
Cratus appoints Stanworth
Local government public affairs specialist Cratus has appointed Michael Stanworth as its director of planning. Stanworth has experience in both private and public sector roles, having worked for Curtin&Co, where he was an associate director, and the Greenwich Labour Party, where he was its campaign manager, and has personally secured permission for more than 7,000 new homes across London.
Freshfield's Boost win
Lancashire-based marketing firm Freshfield has won the three-year marketing services contract for Boost Business Lancashire, the county’s business growth hub. Freshfield landed the project after a national tender process.