Holmes Report 11 Apr 2016 // 8:31AM GMT
LONDON—Tetra Pak has appointed Brands2Life to manage its B2B public relations and public affairs in the UK on a three-year contract. Brands2Life will be working on campaigns for buyers within the juice, dairy, retail and restaurant markets, Reporting to Samantha Edgar, communications manager, North West Europe.
LONDON—3 Monkeys I Zeno has been awarded the Singapore Tourism Board account for the UK. Reporting to Jonathan Loh, area director, Northern & Western Europe, the firm will build awareness, mindshare, affinity and advocacy of Singapore as an attractive lifestyle destination, profiling the breadth and depth of authentic experiences Singapore has to offer to UK consumer and business travellers. The brief encompasses strengthening Singapore Tourism Board’s influence with key media through campaigns in both traditional and social media channels.
PARIS—Cohn & Wolfe has hired Paul Baeyaert as managing director, Paris, reporting to Scott Wilson, managing director, Cohn & Wolfe EMEA. From 2003 to 2015, he held leadership roles at Weber Shandwick, including managing director of international communications; chairman, consumer marketing practice, EMEA; and CEO, Belgium. Prior to this, he was deputy head, marketing communications, Hill & Knowlton EMEA. Most recently, he founded and ran his own strategic communications firm, Paul Baeyaert Consulting.
LONDON—German appliance brand Bosch and kitchen appliance brand NEFF, both part of BSH Home Appliances, have appointed Publicasity. For Bosch, Publicasity’s brief is to drive the message of the total Bosch solution for the home and will cover appliances across its cooking, cooling and floor care categories. For NEFF, the firm will drive awareness of its Cookaholics platform and cooking appliance category.
LONDON—Hanover Communications has been appointed by infection prevention, decontamination, and surgical and critical care company Steris to assist the Company with healthcare communications and public affairs in the UK. Hanover will be working with Steris to engage policymakers and NHS leaders in the UK. In particular, Hanover will be highlighting the contribution of hospital specialty services to high quality, safe and cost-efficient healthcare.
LONDON—TransPennine Express has handed Mischief PR the consumer PR brief for the franchise, extending its relationship with the agency. Mischief's wider-ranging appointment follows the award of the TransPennine franchise to FirstGroup in November. Mischief supported FirstGroup on the December franchise bid announcement, providing its "Nowsroom" real-time newsroom service, to advise on media strategy, editorial packaging and real-time message delivery
LONDON—UK-based online mattress brand Hyde & Sleep has appointed Battenhall for its launch. Battenhall will oversee PR and social media for Hyde & Sleep, which is backed by leading British bed specialist Dreams.
LONDON—UK telecommunications startup TelcoSwitch has tendered its launch brief to London-based PR agency Spreckley. Spreckley will launch TelcoSwitch's open standards hosted telephony platform to the UK market, with a campaign targeting the UK IT and telecoms channel. An integrated content marketing programme will underpin this across digital, social media, events and traditional trade media relations.