Holmes Report 14 Feb 2016 // 7:13PM GMT
LONDON—Weber Shandwick has promoted Lucie Harper to managing director, London client experience and health, and Emma Thompson to managing director, London operations and consumer. Harper has led the London health practice for 10 years, while Thompson has led the consumer marketing team for the last six years.
DUBAI—Integrated communications agency House of Comms has appointed Kate Mullen (pictured) as client services director. Mullen has experience with ASDA’A Public Relations, Fortune Promoseven and Zabeel Investments, working with clients such as Land Rover, BMW, Coca Cola, Boeing, TAG Heuer, Jumeirah and Hilton.
LONDON—Sebastian Dilleyston, until recently head of communications at integrated retail and fashion specialists Portas, and Anna Terrell, formally consumer director at full service agency Good Relations, have joined Hope&Glory as directors. At the same time, Hope&Glory has created a new board made up of founders Jo Carr and James Gordon-MacIntosh and partners Gavin Lewis and Adrian Chitty. Dilleyston and Terrell will join this board.
LONDON—Regester Larkin has appointed former Bupa UK corporate communications manager Emily Hamilton as a senior consultant. Prior to joining Bupa in 2013, Emily was head of press at Westbourne Communications, advising clients on media strategies, managing responses to reputational issues, and running the media operations for high profile campaigns. She also has experience working in UK Parliament as a former aide to then Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling and later Chloe Smith MP during her tenure as chief whip.
LONDON—Grayling has appointed David Flynn as its new head of corporate, responsible for overseeing business growth in the UK. He arrives having recently advised a number of organisations on developing corporate communications strategies. Before that he was head of corporate and professional services at Eulogy, and held in-house roles at law firms Pinsent Masons and Bircham Dyson Bell.
AMMAN—Bidaya Corporate Communications has been appointed as Edelman's exclusive affiliate in Jordan. Bidaya will provide local expertise, insights and on-the-ground market support to Edelman, while Edelman will provide Bidaya employees and clients access to a regional and global network as well as its professional development and training programs. Established in 2004, Bidaya provides consultancy, event management, media relations, strategic content, social media and digital marketing services.
LONDON—Marketing and communications agency Remarkable Group has appointed public affairs professional Robbie MacDuff to lead its lobbying work. MacDuff, most recently with Instinctif Group, previously worked with companies such as British Gas, Thames Water, Kingfisher, Prudential, Great North Eastern Railway, Mobil, PwC, and Unison. In addition, James Bird has been appointed associate director and will lead the team in the London office, and Alex Gray joins as account manager.
LONDON—Golin has been appointed by German kitchen appliances manufacturers NEFF to lead brand PR around the world. The agency will develop a global PR strategy that will help raise brand awareness in more than 14 markets across the globe.
LONDON—Lexis has expanded its Digital team with four new hires, including Virginie Luce who joins from Microsoft as head of digital and Geoff Desreumaux from Chiel as head of social media. Lily Tomala has also joined the agency as an account director from STA Travel and Kuku Sobodu has been named account executive, joining from H+K Strategies.
LONDON—The Soil Association, a membership charity campaigning for planet-friendly food and farming, has hired Well Hello.The agency’s brief begins with support around The Best of Organic Makers Awards, which will take place in May. Well Hello partner Nick Woods will report into press manager Natasha Collins-Daniels and marketing manager Jane Martin.