Manifest wins retained global talent investment client

International talent investor Entrepreneur First has appointed Manifest to handle UK communications and provide global support on a retained basis.

Manifest wins retained global talent investment client

Manifest will lead a 12-month global communications strategy across Entrepreneur First’s hubs. It will focus primarily on the UK but also provide comms support to Bangalore, Berlin, Paris, Singapore and Toronto.

The agency will work alongside Entrepreneur First’s new head of global PR and communications, Alexandra Annable, who joined from Accenture this year, where she worked in global media relations.

PRWeek understands the win is a significant piece of new business for the agency, which recently became the global agency creative partner to Tommee Tippee. 

“This is an incredible opportunity to partner with a purpose-driven client like Entrepreneur First,” Manifest London managing partner Ali Maynard-James said.

“Entrepreneur First is on an incredible mission to find talent around the world and create future revolutions. It is literally changing the world with the work it does and we are already hugely inspired by the global team and can’t wait to get working with them.”

Entrepreneur First was founded in 2011 by Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford with the aim of helping ambitious people to build companies. It is backed by some of the world’s top investors, including Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, and the founders of DeepMind and Paypal. 

Since its creation more than nine years ago, the talent investor programme has seen more than 2,000 people use its global cohort programmes, helping to create more than 200 companies worth $1.5bn combined.

“Championing ambitious and talented founders is at the heart of everything we do, and we are excited to work with an agency partner like Manifest to amplify that purpose across a global community,” Annable said.

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