Frank hired for Investec launch
Frank has been appointed by Investec Wealth & Investment to launch its new online investment management service Click & Invest. The consumer agency will be working alongside the firm's retained corporate PR adviser, Citigate Dewe Rogerson. Frank's first project for Investec kicked off this month - a pop-up 'Click & Investaurant' (pictured above), open every Tuesday this month, at which diners complete a survey that assesses their appetite for risk in everyday situations, which will determine the meal they eat.
Other parts of the Investec business work with agencies including Newgate and Lansons, the latter taking over from Bell Pottinger in March last year.
Portland brings in broadcaster
Broadcast journalist Richard Suchet has joined Portland as an account director in its corporate team. Suchet spent eight years working for Sky in various roles, including as TV news reporter. After leaving Sky earlier this year, he spent the last five months working as a senior reporter at the radio station LBC. He will report to senior partner and head of corporate Sam Ingleby, who was promoted to the role last month.
Clothing brand LFT hires Calacus
Fitness clothing brand Lifestyle Fitness Threads (LFT) has appointed specialist sports PR agency Calacus to promote its range of gym clothing and daywear. Calacus said it would be working with influencers to raise awareness of the brand and secure concessions in UK department stores.
Tangerine wins construction event
Construction industry event ecobuild has re-appointed Tangerine to handle comms activity for its 2018 show. It first ran the PR activity for the event earlier this year.