Equestrian championship hires Revolution
London's Revolution Sports has been appointed to manage international PR and media services for next year's World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina. It is expected that more than 500,000 people will attend the competitions across a variety of equestrian disciplines between 11 and 23 September next year, as well as more than 1,500 accredited media. Revolution MD Merrick Haydon said the agency would try to "make these games the most successful and high profile ever".
Finn Partners wins giving tech brief
US-headquartered Finn Partners has been appointed to build brand awareness in the UK for The Good Exchange, a not-for-profit cloud platform designed to connect organisations and individuals with money to give to good causes, with the causes which most need it. The two-pronged strategy will see Finn use customer references and position it as a thought leader on the future of funding in the UK. The agency is the world's 25-largest.
Weber engagement founder launches agency
The founder of the employee engagement practice Weber Shandwick UK has launched an internal comms consultancy called Become Communications. Lisa Pantelli worked at Weber until leaving to pursue freelance options at the start of 2016. She has now formalised her offer with the launch of Become, which will initially be staffed by Pantelli and freelance associates, with the intention of taking on employed staff depending on growth. Clients include aerospace and professional services firms.
The Hub gets chocolates
Specialist food and retail agency The Hub has been appointed by chocolate and coca products manufacturer Barry Callebaut to handle UK trade PR and customer marketing for its Belgian chocolate brand, Callebaut.
Microscope firm briefs Toast
Nanotechnology firm LIG Nanowise has appointed Toast PR and the branding agency Noir to collaborate to bring its Nanopsis medical microscope to market.