In brief: Cirkle and Tin Man win spirit briefs, diagnostics firm hires Onyx Health, Fusion MD wins chambers election

Cirkle hired by Scotch brand, Old Pulteney briefs Tin Man, Onyx wins diagnostics brief and more from PRWeek UK.

Cirkle hired by Scotch brand

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has appointed Cirkle to support its brand Royal Salute ahead of a new festive gift pack release later this year. The brief includes global influencer outreach. Top 150-listed Cirkle, whose MD Ruth Allchurch joined the agency in 2013 from Diageo, has worked on various Pernod Ricard UK accounts in recent years.

Old Pulteney briefs Tin Man

Scotch whisky brand Old Pulteney has appointed Tin Man to a consumer PR brief, following a competitive pitch. According to the agency, it has been tasked with amplifying the brand’s maritime malt positioning and building awareness among global malt enthusiasts. The account was held previously by Scottish agency Burt Greener.

Onyx wins diagnostics brief

OLM Diagnostics, a company producing fungal and bacterial diagnostics tests, has appointed agency Onyx Health to develop and implement a strategy to raise awareness of its products. Both companies are based in the North East.

Fusion MD heads Chamber of Commerce

John McCade, the MD of Blyth's Fusion PR, has been elected president of North East England Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Mike Matthews of auto parts firm Nifco in the role and said he would work to encourage collaboration between members and work to build the local talent pool, as well as focusing on how employers can support colleagues on issues including mental health.

Century Club appoints The Cult

Private member’s club Century has appointed London PR agency The Cult, following a competitive two-way pitch. The agency will handle the consumer and trade PR for the Shaftesbury Avenue club, and has been tasked with promoting its range of facilities. The Cult will also handle PR across the club's schedule of social events, including its monthly tastings, screenings and cabaret nights.

Stone Junction wins Distec

Specialist signage producer Distec has appointed technical agency Stone Junction as its PR firm.

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