Brunswick Group has brought in Philippe Blanchard as a partner in its Brussels office. Blanchard was most recently head of Hill & Knowlton's public affairs practice for EMEA and was a member of its European executive committee. He joins Brunswick with more than 14 years of public affairs advisory experience in Brussels.
Stobart Group has appointed College Hill as its retained financial PR advisers following a competitive pitch process believed to have involved eight agencies. College Hill will help the iconic haulage company enter a new phase in its development following its listing on the LSE last year.
M&N Communications has been appointed by Abu Dhabi-based developer Capitala to provide corporate and project-specific support. The agency won the brief after a competitive pitch and will have staff in both the UK and Abu Dhabi. M&N will work with the firm's in-house team in the Middle East on its flagship project - the £10bn Arzanah development.
LD Communications has been called in to handle the autumn relaunch and ongoing development of radio station Planet Rock. The agency won the six-month account after a competitive pitch process including four other agencies. LD will deliver a high impact national media campaign to relaunch the station under new owners Planet Rock Ltd, a consortium led by entrepreneur Malcolm Bluemel. GCAP Media recently sold the station as part of its retreat across the board from digital radio.
Rooster, the travel PR firm, has won an account to activate a B2B PR campaign in the UK for Mantic Point. Launched in January 2004, Mantic Point provides a white-label service to help travel brands such as BAA and easyJet keep in touch with their customers while they are on the move. The firm offers up-to-the-minute, personalised travel information delivered direct to customers' mobile phone.