LONDON — Red Havas, which bills itself as a “global micro-network of merged media agencies” has announced the launch of Red Havas Spain, Germany, China, Italy and France, to add to its offices across the US, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, the UK and Dubai. James Wright, global CEO of Red Havas and global chairman of the Havas PR Global Collective, said: “We are now living in an era where consumption is more global, more diversified, more simultaneous and at higher volumes than ever before across platforms. In response to this, brand demand for seamless and integrated communications across multiple platforms and regions continues to grow at an exponential rate.”

LONDON — As COP26 gets underway, the PRCA has partnered with the Royal Meteorological Society to deliver specialised training to help PR and communication teams understand the science behind climate change, what it might mean for the future and how to explain it to their audiences. The partnership is a result of the association’s Misinformation and Climate Strategy Group’s research which showed PR practitioners need to upskill to be effective strategic advisors.

LONDON — Red Consultancy is launching Green@Red, an offer to help brands develop their climate change strategies and consumer and stakeholder engagement campaigns. The agency has worked on a number of climate change-driven and purpose campaigns for clients including: Avon, Smart Energy GB, McDonald’s, Sky, Epson and Zen. Green@Red is headed by MD of operations and innovation Emily Morgan, with support from specialist sustainability consultants including Nita P. Woods and creator of Brands with Purpose, Sara Vaughan.

LONDON — Original Source has tapped Wild Card to support its new marketing campaign, ‘Force of Nature’, with experiential and earned media activity.

HAMPSHIRE, UK — Jargon PR has been appointed by urban air mobility company Bellwether Industries (pictured) to raise awareness of the brand and its products ahead of its attendance at two trade shows, including the Dubai Airshow. The business is working towards defining a new category of urban flying vehicles, called Volar, a compact and eco-friendly electrical vertical take-off and landing urban aircraft. The agency will target the aviation, business and technology press.

LONDON — Stand has been appointed by energy project developer Balance Power, helping the Liverpool-based developer roll out solar and battery storage projects and reach new audiences including landowners, communities, and local authorities. The partnership aims to shift the narrative and attitudes towards green energy projects on a national and local level. Stand’s growing “Sustainnovation” portfolio includes global leaders in green finance, energy generation and transport.

LONDON — The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Institute of Internal Communicators (IoIC) have published a new, free skills guide providing a framework for communicating with various stakeholders following the death of a colleague by suicide or possible suicide. ‘Helping organisations when they need to communicate suicide’ outlines a five-step process on how to prepare for, respond to, communicate, and manage communication related to a suicide internally and externally including with the press and authorities. It includes a section on the use of language. Before reading the detailed guide, it is advised that readers mentally prepare to be confronted with some challenging content and issues.