EMEA News In Brief (November 16, 2015)
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EMEA News In Brief (November 16, 2015)

New business for Maitland, Cohn & Wolfe, Threepipe, Talk PR, Chandos; new people at Weber Shandwick, AXA, Lansons.

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EMEA News In Brief (November 16, 2015)

LONDON—Domino's Pizza Group has appointed Maitland to handle financial and corporate PR following a four-way pitch. Domino’s has also hired Louise Butler as brand and digital communications manager, Kate Ironside as corporate communications manager, and Abbey Everett as communications assistant.

LONDON—Weber Shandwick has appointed Luke Walker as creative head, with a UK and EMEA remit. He brings more than 10 years of experience to Weber Shandwick having worked at leading agencies including WCRS, Ogilvy and SapientNitro.

LONDON—Cohn & Wolfe has been appointed by The Crop Protection Association, which represents the UK plant science industry, to advise on media relations and issues management. 

PARIS—AXA Investment Managers has appointed Valérie Frohly to the position of global head of corporate communications. Frohly joined BNP Paribas in 1995, and she held several positions, most recently as head of marketing and communications at Alfred Berg, the Nordic subsidiary of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, before being appointed as global head of corporate communications at BNP Paribas Investment Partners.

LONDON—Lansons has named seven new equity partners: Jon Cronin, who co-heads Lansons Live, the firm’s broadcast and media coaching arm; and account directors Emma Beresford, Caroline Church-Taylor, Rozie Green, Maddy Morgan-Williams, Katharine Reading, and Lorna Russell. The appointments bring the total number of partners to 41. 

LONDON—Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy has appointed Threepipe to handle digital activation for its Munch Bunch and Ski yogurt brands. The brief covers setting social strategy, digital management, influencer relations and content creation for the two brands. Threepipe has worked on another of the group’s brands, Rachel’s Organic, for six years.

LONDON—Hanover has broadened its tech policy offer with the launch of a cybersecurity offering and the hire of digital security specialist Emma Carr from Big Brother Watch. In 2014, Carr co-founded TechCentral, the dedicated technology and digital hub at party conferences, and previously worked at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

LONDON—Vita Coco has appointed Talk PR to represent its natural Vita Coco Coconut Oil in the UK. The consumer lifestyle division at Talk PR will handle the launch of the product to the beauty industry, positioning the brand as a true innovator at the forefront of health, well-being and beauty care. 

LONDON—Chandos Communications advised Amundi, Europe’s only world top ten asset manager, on communications related to its €7.5 billion listing on the Euronext stock exchange in Paris. The team was led by Chandos’ Louise Tingström, managing partner.

 

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