In brief: Havas acquires Blink, Propellernet hires PR head, wins for Cartwright, Prohibition and more

Havas acquires social agency Blink, Cartwright wins Nottingham 2023, Propellernet hires ex-Cow PR director and more from PRWeek UK.

Havas buys social media agency

Havas Group has acquired a majority stake in Israeli social media agency Blink, which specialises in content and management of conversations between consumers and brands. The 35-strong social media agency will led by founder Sagi Chemetz, who remains as CEO.

Cartwright wins Nottingham 2023

Midlands agency Cartwright Communications has won the contract to provide regionally-focussed public relations and digital support to Nottingham’s bid for the European Capital of Culture 2023. It will work alongside the board of Nottingham 2023, as the city competes against Belfast, Dundee, Leeds, and Milton Keynes.

Propellernet hires head of PR

Digital marketing agency Propellernet has appointed Tallulah Cullen as head of PR. Cullen, who joins from a director role at Cow PR, will be responsible for Propellernet’s PR team, and its content and creative specialists. She replaces Anna Hardman, who is now head of consumer at Bottle.

Clothing brand gets Gung Ho

Gung Ho has been appointed by outdoor clothing business TOG24 to lead on its PR and influencer stategy, and run its social channels, ahead of its forthcoming relaunch.

Prohibition wins Huthwaite

Sales, communication and negotiation training provider Huthwaite International has appointed Leeds integrated agency Prohibition on a retained basis. The account is led by Prohibition director and co-owner Will Ockenden.

The Brow Gal appoints Kilpatrick 

Beauty products brand The Brow Gal has appointed comms agency Kilpatrick to handle its PR in the UK. The agency’s remit includes launching The Brow Gal in Selfridges next month.

New MD at Clear B2B

Gloucestershire's Clear B2B has promoted Rachel McHugh to MD, nine years after she joined the firm, initially as an account manager.

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