In brief: London Film School hires comms head, wins for Spark and Threepipe

London Film School hires comms chief, Spark Communications wins database firm Couchbase, Threepipe in the mix with launch for Lucozade Ribena Suntory and more from PRWeek UK.

London Film School gets new PR chief

The London Film School has appointed Amanda Parker as its new head of communications and public affairs. Parker, who served as head of comms at industry body Directors UK between 2012 and 2015, joins LFS this week. The school is preparing to move to a new premises in East London’s City Island. Most recently Parker was a consultant, working for the likes of Sugar Films and the British Film Institute.

Spark wins database firm Couchbase

Database provider Couchbase has appointed Spark Communications to handle PR in the UK, Germany and France, following a competitive pitch. The six-figure brief, held previously by Lewis, will include campaigns designed to create a more "business-focused narrative" around the database market, the agency said.

Threepipe in the mix with launch

Threepipe has been appointed by Lucozade Ribena Suntory to manage consumer and trade media relations and social campaigns for its new Merchant's Heart brand of mixers. Marketed as "premium spirit enhancers", there will be an initial range of seven flavours, including pink peppercorn and hibiscus, designed to match with premium spirits.

New hire for BritainThinks

Insights consultancy BritainThinks has appointed Victoria Harkness as research director. She joins the firm responsible for PRWeek UK's Brexit Diaries from Ipsos Mori, having also worked for the City of London Corporation, the London Borough of Camden and consultancy Shared Intelligence.


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