New chair role for Gornall
Alastair Gornall has been appointed non-executive chair of London-based thought leadership agency Longitude. Gornall also holds the same role at agencies Hanover Communications, Finn PR and The Moment, and is a strategic adviser to Gartner Events. He previously held board positions at Blue Rubicon, Reed Exhibitions and Consolidated Communications Group.
Fintech firm hires Firstlight
Online payment solutions firm Klarna has appointed Firstlight to build awareness of its product among UK consumers and retailers. The fintech firm was founded in Stockholm in 2005.
Finn wins 8 Outdoor
Out-of-home media owner 8 Outdoor has appointed Finn to run a comms campaign to build 'rapid awareness' with advertisers and agencies. Other recent wins for Finn include Monster Brands, Fox's Biscuits and Finsbury Food Group. The agency said the new client would be serviced by the media practice led by former Braben MD Matt Bourn, who joined last year. It is chaired by Alastair Gornall.
SKV hired by skincare brand
Manchester-based sun and skincare products Linco Care has appointed SKV Communications to provide PR and communications support. Linco has a turnover of £8.7m and exports to more than 60 countries.