In brief: Pearson moves to Lottoland, Choose Chicago hires agency, Tangerine wins Garmin

Choose Chicago chooses Charles' agency, Camelot's Pearson moves to Lottoland, Tangerine wins Garmin work and more from PRWeek UK.

Choose Chicago chooses Charles' agency

Choose Chicago, the official tourism body for the third biggest city in the US, has appointed The PC Agency as its UK PR representative. The agency, founded by Paul Charles and one of PRWeek's seven new agencies to watch in 2017, said that the city welcomed 157,000 UK visitors last year.

Camelot's Pearson moves to Lottoland

Gibraltar-based online lottery firm Lottoland has appointed Laura Pearson as head of corporate affairs. She joins after five years at Lotto operator Camelot Group, where she was head of global corporate affairs, before which she worked at Whitbread and ITV. Pearson will join in May and report to CEO Nigel Birrell. The company uses Frank for PR support.

Tangerine wins Garmin work

The consumer arm of Manchester's Tangerine has been appointed by tech firm Garmin's automative arm. Tangerine will support traditional and social marketing in the UK for Garmin's dashboard cameras and portable sat nav range. Work began at the beginning of the month after a three-way pitch in February.

Makara brings in Robertson and Open Audience

UK-based health comms and medical education agency Makara Health has appointed Leslie Robertson of Open Audience to the role of director of audience engagement. Robertson operated as a freelance consultant under his Open Audience brand, which will come across with him to Makara.

Gong's purposeful partnership

The b2b agency Gong Communications has teamed up with business ethics and purpose consultancy Destria Partners to create a new practice helping businesses define their corporate purpose. The Gong team will work alongside Destria founder John O'Brien, whose book Power of Purpose is being published by Pearson in June.

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