In brief: Save the Children's Nick Jones joins Action for Children, plus wins for PRCO, Redtorch, Flint

Action for Children has hired Save the Children's Nick Jones in a senior role that includes comms. Plus Redtorch to publicise Detriot, Flint hired for Mayfair Art Weekend, The PRCO wins Pure Salt Luxury Hotels account, and more from PRWeek UK.

Save the Children’s Nick Jones joins Action for Children

Charity Action for Children has hired Nick Jones (pictured), former interim executive director of marketing, fundraising and communications at Save the Children UK, in a new role as MD of fundraising, communications and policy. The charity said Jones will develop and deliver strategy for 175 staff and join the executive leadership team. He will also lead on the business development activity and deliver a new stakeholder engagement strategy.

Redtorch to publicise Detriot as sporting hub

A sporting body for Detroit has hired London-based comms agency Redtorch to promote the American city as a top location for sporting events. It comes as Downtown Detroit will soon host the city’s four professional sports teams: NFL’s Detroit Lions, NBA’s Detroit Pistons, NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, MLB’s Detroit Tigers. Kris Smith, director of the Detroit Sports Commission, said: "Redtorch brings significant experience of delivering data-driven campaigns, and we’re sure their understanding of international sport will help redefine how the world sees our city."

Flint hired for Mayfair Art Weekend

Culture-focused comms agency Flint has been hired to relaunch the upcoming Mayfair Art Weekend. In partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, over 60 participating galleries and auction houses will open their doors to the public for three days of curated events. The event takes place between 30 June and 2 July.

The PRCO wins Pure Salt Luxury Hotels account

Comms agency The PRCO group has won a brief to represent Mallorca-based Pure Salt Luxury Hotels in the UK and Germany. The portfolio covers two five star properties in Mallorca: Pure Salt Port Adriano and Pure Salt Garonda.

Public sector tech firm takes on PR shop Context

Public sector technology firm PretaGov has appointed Macclesfield-based technology PR agency Context for a media relations and social media campaign. Context said it would focus on "top tier" higher education, government and healthcare publications, as well as increasing the company’s social media presence. PretaGov provides platforms designed for non-technical users in education, government and other public sector organisations to enable them to operate more efficiently when moving their services online.

Rheumatoid arthritis group appoints Mash PR 

Mash PR has been retained by the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) to raise awareness of the disease. The agency will also highlight NRAS’s work on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). The 50 per cent pro bono work will include influencer relations, fundraising support, media relations, public affairs, lobbying, social media and events.

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