Engine Mischief has won a brief to help build the brand story of recently established train operator Avanti West Coast following a competitive pitch, PRWeek has learned.
Airbus has hired Josh Hardie, former deputy director-general of the CBI, as its new head of public affairs in the UK, PRWeek has learned.
The Financial Times has hired former Qatar Airways head of comms Sophie Knight as global communications director. She has been hired on a 12-month contract to cover for Kristina Eriksson, who is on maternity leave.
Kekst CNC has added three senior consultants and eight others to its London team.
Cicero/AMO has hired Sameer Gulati as a director to lead its growing fintech division and promoted Sonia Khan to associate director and a member of the agency’s UK public affairs senior management team.
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Visa has appointed Portland director Claire Hardy as its communications director for continental Europe.
Innocent Drinks has hired Where Eagles Dare as its retained lead corporate communications partner for global communications.
Good Relations has been hired by engineering consultancy Atkins to deliver an external campaign as part of its equality, diversity and inclusion programme, following a competitive pitch process.
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Google UK & Ireland has hired Jennifer ‘Jo’ Ogunleye to lead its b2b communications function with a focus on Google Search and YouTube advertising.
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Mastercard’s global head of marketing and communications, Rose Beaumont, has joined Facebook.
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What's red and white, famous across the world, and guarantees disappointment? Nope, not Liverpool FC since donning Nike ticks on their chests: I'm talking about H&M's feeble attempts at sustainability.
Given his previous role as director of corporate affairs for Carlton, now part of ITV, you would be forgiven for thinking that David Cameron would be well equipped to handle his own personal PR crisis.
For years as an agency professional, I heard the phrase ‘It’s PR, not ER’ batted around and I used to say it myself - that is, until I moved into the non-profit sector.
The successful vaccine rollout and the easing of lockdown restrictions seems like the light at the end of the tunnel for many of us; but, far from a simple return to normal, it throws up huge questions and challenges for many organisations – all of which need to be planned for now.
A decade on from its first study of social class, BritainThinks has returned to the question of which brands speak to the middle and working classes with a nationally representative survey of the UK public and focus groups of people who identify as middle and working class.
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If ever a milestone year for communications and the banking industry was foreseen, then 2021 is it – but, with my impeccable timing, in a couple of months I’ll be bidding adieu to my role as head of external communication at Metro Bank and going on maternity leave.
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Christian Cubitt, former deputy spokesman to David Cameron, has been named director of communications at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
PRWeek's round-up of industry hires, departures and promotions.
Weber Shandwick has added EMEA leaders to strengthen its sustainability and healthcare practices.
James Helm, director of comms at the Metropolitan Police, has announced that he will depart in the summer after more than three years in the job.
Hume Brophy has appointed former Conservative HQ chief executive Mark MacGregor as a senior adviser. He joins the international comms firm from consultancy Stonehaven, where he was a director.
Finsbury Glover Hering has hired Sophie Scott, global managing director for technology at FleishmanHillard, to lead growth of its global tech business.
Fiona Olivier has left AbbVie, where she was the pharma giant's head of global patient relations and international public affairs, to be global head of public affairs and communications for Sanofi's general medicines division.