Chime opens Bell Pottinger USA to boost PA offer

MASSACHUSSETS: Chime Plc has bolstered its public affairs offering in the US with the opening of Bell Pottinger USA, to add to its tech PR shop LNS Communications.

Chime Communications commercial director Nicholas Taylor, said Chime has a very good technology practice in the US in LNS Communications since 2000 but has received an increasing number of enquiries for a broader service from European clients, particularly in PA: ‘The important thing is this is an expansion of an existing and successful business. It is client-led, with demand from both sides of the Atlantic.’

Taylor said Bell Pottinger USA founding clients include two existing LNS clients. It is also in talks with several of Bell Pottinger’s European-based clients.

Bell Pottinger USA is headed by MD Marlin Collingwood, who was most recently SV-P and director of PR at Mullen’s Pittsburgh office. Taylor said Collingwood’s main experience is in political and corporate work across a broad range of sectors.

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