Community News


20 November 2015

A round-up of the essential highlights from the main PR and media stories, features and events content on Gorkana News this week.


Pitch Wins

Taylor Herring has launched social media-powered hidden-camera Christmas campaign for Kwik Fit.

Minerals business BlueBird Merchant Ventures and digital media company Be Heard Group has called in Walbrook PR for IPO support.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (pictured) has engaged Stand Agency in build up to youth charity's 2016 Diamond Anniversary

Eyelash training specialist Nouveau Lashes has handed a UK comms brief to Pegasus.

Online supermarket Ocado selects Creation to manage consumer PR brief.

Data management software and services provider SAS UK appoints Revolution Sports + Entertainment to raise awareness of the analytics company and its long-term partnership with British Rowing.

People News

Guinness World Records has brought inSky’s Jakki Lewis as PR director for EMEA and APAC regions.

Hume Brophy has selected former Tory MP and UK Employment Minister Esther McVey.

Educational and training body Institute of Risk Management recruited Victoria Robinson as head of communications to drive the development and implementation of its internal and external comms.

Quantum Fund co-founder Jim Rogers has joined emerging markets specialist EM's Global Advisory Board.

Google’s Giles Hadman joins Way To Blue as head of media to run newly-launched unit.

Journalist News

Buzzfeed's Luke Lewis has been promoted from executive editor to head of European growth. Alicia Melville-Smith has been appointed as homepage editor/breaking news reporter.

Martin Ashplant has rejoined the Metro from City AM, and takes on the role of digital director.

Trinity Mirror's Hanna Tavner has been appointed assistant editor of the i.

Bauer published men's lifestyle mags FHM and ZOO magazines have been suspended.

The Independent on Sunday has hired Tom McTague as political editor from the MailOnline. Mark Leftly has been promoted to deputy political editor.

Deal News

Financial PR company Capital Access Group, which rebranded from Broker Profile earlier this year, has launched a new website.

This week's Gorkana briefing

Gorkana meets...Daily Mail city editor Alex Brummer
The ‘Uber of banking’, financial journalism’s leap into the mainstream and how consumer companies “can’t do without” the Daily Mail, were just three of the many topics covered by the paper’s city editor Alex Brummer in an exclusive media briefing with Gorkana this week (Thursday).

Gorkana features this week: