LONDON — Barclays has chosen M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment as its sports marketing partner, responsible for creative, communications and experiential activations across the bank’s sports and entertainment sponsorships, including the Football Association, the Premier League, a new £30m investment in women’s football and the Live Nation festivals. The previous agency was Iris.

LONDON — Clarity has been named agency of record for LexisNexis Risk Solutions in the UK and Ireland. The agency Clarity will be responsible for establishing the firm as an authority on digital identity, financial crime compliance and customer data management, via strategic counsel, thought leadership, campaign support and media relations. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of RELX, a FTSE 30 company with revenues of £7.1 billion and market capitalisation of £43 billion.

LONDON — Hotel chain Travelodge, which operates almost 600 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain, has appointed Splendid Communications as its strategic social and content agency after a competitive pitch. The agency has been briefed to evolve how Travelodge engages with its customers and drive brand growth.

LONDON — Ecoegg, an environmentally-friendly laundry product, has appointed Boldspace for a wide-ranging creative brief covering TV, social and PR. The agency will develop an integrated creative campaign, providing strategy, creative, production and campaign execution and using its data and analytics platform, BoldLens. The account will be led by Boldspace co-founder Nick Ford-Young, reporting to Ecoegg head of brand and marketing Lisa Whalley-Smith.

LONDON — The PHA Group has been appointed by financial crime risk platform Elucidate to lead its PR strategy. The agency has already supported the launch of Elucidate’s first US office in Miami, and will be responsible for generating brand awareness and corporate profiling in the UK and Europe, including thought leadership, underpinned by business announcements, new hires and growth milestones.

JOHANNESBURG — Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service APO Group has launched Radio News Release, the first Pan-African news distribution service dedicated to soundbites and audio clips. Radio is a crucial part of the African mass media landscape, since radios are affordable and portable.

LONDON — Bubble Agency, the PR, marketing and events specialist for the media and entertainment technology and services sectors, has been appointed by Pixellot, an Israel-based automated sports production company, to provide strategic PR support. Pixellot works with sports federations, leagues, associations and clubs, and has broadcast over one million games from 67 countries, including football, basketball and volleyball. Following an initial three-month collaboration, Bubble has already secured brand visibility for Pixellot through its launch into the UAE market.

HAMPSHIRE, UK — Jargon PR has been appointed by Snakehive, a provider of premium leather phone cases and accessories, to drive brand and product awareness of its new products in the consumer technology media.