Dowling to leave Lansons
James Dowling, head of public policy as Lansons, will leave the agency next month to become a special adviser to David Gauke, the chief secretary to the Treasury. Before joining Lansons early last year he was at FleishmanHillard for four years, having worked at the Treasury before that.
New fashion chief and client for instinct
Suzi Spear has joined the consumer agency instinct pr as head of fashion. She was previously an in-house PR professional at womenswear brand Baukjen, with prior agency experience at Village and Modus. Spear's arrival coincides with the agency's appointment as the retained UK PR agency for Nasdaq-listed fashion brand Lands' End. The account will be led by Spear and instinct founder Jonathan Kirkby.
Full Fat's four wins
The lifestyle and entertainment agency Full Fat has been appointed to run campaigns for four music events. They are Field Day and Mighty Hoopla in London's Victoria Park in June, the GALA festival in Brixton's Brockwell Park next month, and a 15-week residency by the musician Tinie Tempah at the Ushuaia club in Ibiza this summer.
Crete win for Brandman
Crete's Blue Palace Resort & Spa has appointed The Brandman Agency as its agency of record following a competitive pitch process. The agency, which officially launched in the UK last year, will handle a comms programme to include media relations, content and influencer outreach.
Refresh hired for meat club
Gourmet Meat Club, a membership-based meat delivery service, has appointed Refresh PR and the creative agency Modern English to raise awareness of the company, which was set up last year.
Ready10 flips out
Trampoline park operator Flip Out has appointed start-up agency Ready10 to manage the launch of its newest London site in Brent Cross, which opens this weekend.