LONDON — One Green Bean founder and global chief creative officer Kat Thomas has been named as president of the PR Lions jury at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this June.

FRANKFURT — Grayling has appointed Emmanuelle Bitton-Glaab as its Germany CEO. She will lead the strategic development and growth of the Germany business with a team of more than 20 people based in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin and drive cross-border opportunities and integration with the rest of its European network. The appointment comes on the back of Grayling’s acquisition of Berlin management consultancy Advice Partners in 2022. Bitton-Glaab was previously MD of brewery Glaabsbräu, and was a partner at Frankfurt financial and sustainability communications agency GFD-Finanzkommunikation.

LONDON — Sunny Side Up has appointed Lucy Gornall as its first head of content. Gornall was health editor across magazines Now, Woman, Woman’s Own, Woman & Home, Woman’s Weekly and Fit&Well. Most recently she has been a freelance journalist and copywriter, writing for publications including Men’s Health, Fabulous, GQ, The Sun, Men’s Fitness and Stylist.

LONDON — Pitch consultancy and marketing intelligence platform Creativebrief has promoted Stephanie Nattu (pictured) to MD. Nattu – who joined the agency in 2018 as business director – will take on the day-to- day running of the UK business alongside the new leadership team, following a management buyout led by CEO Charlie Carpenter at the end of last year. Nattu has led reviews for brands including Virgin Atlantic, Direct Line, Starbucks, Tommy Hilfiger and Monkey Shoulder. Before joining Creativebrief, Nattu worked agency-side for 16 years, most recently as global head of brand at The Brooklyn Brothers.

LONDON — Sports marketing and PR agency The Space Between, has hired Ben Goldhagen as head of social. Formerly of DAZN, Whistle Sports, the F2 Freestylers and Adidas, Goldhagen has worked on campaigns featuring personalities such as Leo Messi, David Beckham, Stormzy, and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as brands and organisations including MLS, the NFL, Nike, Monster Energy, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. In addition, Pete Oller joins the agency as a senior strategist after working at ITV and Ogilvy. The agency’s clients include sportswear company Under Armour and energy provider OVO, as well as Xero’s sponsorship of the Women’s World Cup.

LONDON — MMGY Global, the integrated marketing firm specializing in travel, hospitality and lifestyle, has named Caroline Moultrie as its first president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Moultrie is a former MD of MMGY Hills Balfour and EVP of the World Travel & Tourism Council.

JOHANNESBURG — APO Group, the pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, has promoted Rania El Rafie to vice president of PR and strategic communications. El Rafie joined APO Group as account director in 2020.

AMSTERDAM — B-Corp agency Hooton has promoted Gemma Cooney to PR director, overseeing the agency’s clients on a day-to-day basis and managing the wider Hooton team. Cooney joined Hooton in 2022, with a background in events, project management, creative strategy and storytelling across brands such as Tesco, Adidas, Doritos and Spotify. Over the past year and a half, she has led all sustainability and consumer accounts at Hooton, whose clients inclide creative agencies, film, consumer products and charities.

LONDON — Platform has launched a ‘go-to-market’ division, including lead generation and sales enablement, led by new director Anne-Louise Buick, who has built and led marketing teams at Avid, Ericsson and Telestream.

MANCHESTER — Sway PR has appointed Mark Wardle to head up its sports PR department. Wardle previously worked for technology agency Jargon PR.