EMEA News In Brief (July 22, 2013)
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EMEA News In Brief (July 22, 2013)

New business at College Hill, BWP Primal; new people at MMG; a new crisis offer at Beattie.

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LONDON—College Hill has been appointed by MJ Gleeson Group, the urban housing regeneration specialist, to provide strategic communications consultancy to the Group's key investor and media audiences.

LONDON—Home furnishing retailer IKEA has appointed BWP Primal to work on integrated marketing campaigns following a competitive pitch process. The BWP Primal team will work alongside the IKEA in-house marketing, social media and PR teams delivering at least four integrated brand marketing campaigns per year on a project basis, in order to help transform, revitalize and strengthen the IKEA brand in the UK and Ireland.

DAMMAM—Saudi construction company MMG has appointed Bashar Kharbat as its new corporate communications and PR director. Kharbat previously spent more than  a decade as country manager in Saudi Arabia for ASDA'A Burson-Masrteller, responsible for the firm’s operations in Riyadh and Jeddah.

LONDON—Only Crisis, the reputation management unit of Beattie Communications, has launched Crisis PR Insurance, which provides brands with issues management and communications crisis support up to a value of £25,000 for a monthly premium.

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