In brief: Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum, health hires at Hanover and Lexington

Deezer hires Good Relations, Powerscourt fits Footasylum brief, health hires at Hanover and Lexington and more from PRWeek UK.

Deezer hires Good Relations

Music streaming company Deezer has appointed Good Relations as its retained UK and global consumer PR agency after a four-way pitch. Incumbent M&C Saatchi PR declined to pitch but will continue to work with Deezer in the US during a transition period. Good Relations began work on the account last month and its team on the account is led by executive director Lawrence Collis.

Powerscourt fits Footasylum brief

UK-based Footasylum has given Powerscourt a retainer to handle its financial and corporate comms. The agency was taken on by the 61-store retail chain shortly before its intention to float (ITF) in October. Footasylum raised £65.4m in its subsequent oversubscribed IPO.

RKM gets skin in the game

My iDDNA has appointed beauty, aesthetics and lifestyle consultancy RKM Communications to handle the UK launch and on-going PR and communications. The Swiss company's wearable or smartphone-based product gives skincare recommendations to users and provides bespoke products to manage their skincare.

Hanover's health hire in Brussels

Aurélie Marchand has been appoitned as EU health account director in Hanover's Brussels office. She spent the past six years as the public affairs lead at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Paris, and before this worked for drug firm Sanofi. She reports to Hanover's EU healthcare director Emma Eatwell.

Health advisers join Lexington

Lexington Communications has appointed a trio of strategic advisers to act as senior counsel to its healthcare team. They are: former NHS England deputy medical director Mike Berwick; National Academic Health Science Network coordination director Mike Burrows; and former Patients' Association CEO Katherine Murphy. The trio were hired by recently promoted head of health, Emily Cook, who has taken over following the departure of Joanne Bullen.

New charity hires W

Inspiring Girls International, a newly founded charity dedicated to raising the aspirations of young women around the world, will work with W Communication's W Enterprise division to establish its profile and secure sponsorship for a global campaign. The charity was founded by Miriam González Durántez, the UK-based lawyer who husband is former deputy PM Nick Clegg.

Popcorn picks Coppin

Independent agency Popcorn has appointed Victoria Coppin as social and digital director. She previously worked for Cirkle.

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