lines up agencies for UK consumer PR pitch is lining up agencies to pitch for its retained UK consumer brief, PRWeek has learned. lines up agencies for UK consumer PR pitch

The Expedia-owned hotel booking website has been gauging interest among a number of agencies for the brief, which has been held by Frank PR for six years.

In 2010, Frank was hired alongside Lewis PR, which was recruited to handle a corporate brief, and We Are Social, which works on its social media strategy. However, the current pitch relates to the consumer account only.

It follows changes at's UK-based in-house team, which has been expanded with new appointments including Simon Matthews, previously European PR manager for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, who joined in May as senior PR manager, EMEA. declined to comment when approached by PRWeek.

Earlier this year selected Hill+Knowlton Strategies as its agency of record in the US amid a wider global PR agency review.

In the US, H+K is supporting’s campaign around the American Presidential Election, which will see the brand’s mascot Captain Obvious physically ‘run’ in the presidential race across the country, using for accommodation. The campaign starts next month.

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