Holmes Report 12 Mar 2017 // 5:25PM GMT
LONDON—Four Communications Group has acquired data and insights-led agency Legend Engage, which will become Four Engage. Legend Engage has a core team of 12 people and a network of 15 additional consultants offering services that include data-driven social and digital insights, strategy and engagement. Clients include the BBC Good Food Show, Guinness World Records, HRA Pharma, Puressentiel and GSK. Fee income in 2016 was around £840,000.
LONDON—Beattie has added digital marketing expert Deborah Hair. A former research associate at the University of Dundee, Hair joins Beattie from Edinburgh digital agency Whitespace. Her appointment follows the recent recruitment of Kevin Roberts, the former global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, as chairman of Beattie Communications Group in January and former Grayling CEO Alison Clarke as chairman of the firm’s Only Marketing brand.
DUBAI—Instinctif Partners has expanded its Middle East presence with the appointment of two new team members in its Dubai office. David Thompson joins as a consultant, following a career in journalism working with ITP Media, a leading publishing house in the UAE. Judecyll Eguia joins as an account executive, coming from an office management background.
LONDON—Octopus Group has been appointed by Fortinet to be its new UK PR agency. Octopus Group will be supporting the network security company as it ramps up its key vertical and channel strategies, working closely with the EMEA marketing team to create insight-led campaigns that are integrated and drive demand.
LONDON—Dynamo has been selected to lead the consumer PR for not-for-profit organisation Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, as it fights to save the national team following UK Sport’s decision to cut its funding. GBWR has briefed Dynamo to lead media relations, partnerships and events in the UK.