ChargePoint hires Bite
Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint has awarded comms agency Bite to a Europe-wide communications brief. Bite has been tasked with raising awareness of the brand among businesses, governments and the automotive industry across Europe.
Impero boss invests in 'shit hot' new agency
Live & Wired – a live social content agency co-founded by Sophie Kostrowski and Sian Hainsworth – has launched this week. Kostrowski is head of creative, while Hainsworth is head of production. Michael Scantlebury, who founded London-based creative agency Impero in 2009, is an investor in Live & Wired, which delivers creative, production and talent, for brands in the UK. Scantlebury said: "I’m investing in Live & Wired as it is 'shit hot'. Whilst I’ll be a director to add guidance, I won’t get in their way."
Mc&T lined up for Zip World London
London comms agency Mc&T has won the brief to launch Zip World London, a large zip wire opening next month in Lambeth, within sight of Westminster. It will be handled by the agency's new division Altitude, which Mc&T said would tackle projects involving air-based elements - previous projects have employed drones. The account will be led by founder Paul McEntee.
Stature wins tech firm
Tech solutions firm 6point6 has appointed Stature PR as its retained comms agency, with the brief also including some graphic design and video production work. The company was created in 2012 and has specialisms including big data and analytics. Stature's financial and corporate division was created by former FxPro head of PR Angus Campbell in late 2015. Earlier this year Stature started work with listed blockchain tech firm BTL and Bank in the Box (BiBox), a 'sharing economy' consortium designed to modernise banking firms.
Sports charity StreetGames appoints Munch
Sports charity StreetGames has appointed independent agency Munch to handle PR for its Fit and Fed summer campaign. Fit and Fed, which runs nationwide during the school summer holidays, delivers 200,000 meals at 250 activity sessions for 12,000 children, Munch said. The agency, which was launched last year by former Golin staffer Lizzie Earl, has been tasked with supporting the charity’s fundraising drive throughout July and August.