EMEA News in Brief (November 22, 2010)
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EMEA News in Brief (November 22, 2010)

Cohn & Wolfe has hired Terry Bradley as managing director of its London health practice, plus new people at M: Communications, PRCo, JKL, CitySavvy, Twelve Thirty Eight; new business at Diffusion, College Hill.

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LONDON—Cohn & Wolfe has hired Terry Bradley as managing director of its London health practice. Bradley joins Cohn & Wolfe following five years at integrated communications agency Ogilvy Healthworld, where he was senior business director responsible for business development and clients such as Roche, BMS, Lundbeck and Boehringer Ingelheim. Prior to Ogilvy Healthworld, he held a number of senior health communications roles including managing director of a specialist medical education agency and he was international sales and marketing director at The Lancet.


MOSCOW—U.K.-based financial communications specialist M:Communications has hired Sam VanDerlip to join its Moscow team. VanDerlip joins M: from EuroChem, where he built the company’s investor relations function in preparation for potential equity capital market activity.  Prior to EuroChem, he was head of MDM Bank investor relations including during the MDM-URSA merger, Russia’s largest banking M&A transaction. He also worked for PBN, where he was director of the firm’s corporate and crisis communications practice.


LONDON—International PR and digital agency PRCo has appointed Pippa Isbell, formerly Vice president, corporate communications at Orient-Express Hotels, as chief executive. Isbell founded, built and sold PIPR, her own PR agency, before joining  the management of Orient-Express Hotels in 1998. At Orient Express, she was responsible for public and investor relations throughout the world and set up and ran a network of 13 international agencies. In her new role, she will be responsible for the overall management of all PRCo subsidiaries. The firm is based in London, with offices in New York, Paris, Moscow, Munich, Milan and Dubai.


GOTHENBURG—Ulf Nilsson, Partner and managing director at JKL in Gothenburg, is leaving JKL after 10 years to pursue new opportunities. Henrik Nilsson, currently a consultant at JKL, has been appointed new managing director as of 1 January. Henrik Nilsson joined JKL in Gothenburg in February 2009.


LONDON—CitySavvy, the pan-European financial and corporate communications agency, has appointed John McLeod to its London team as account manager and Judith Huisman in Amsterdam as account director. McLeod has previous experience at Equus Group and Pelham PR on accounts in the financial services and energy sectors. Huisman joins CitySavvy with experience in corporate communications, including owning her own agency, and has worked across multiple sectors such as digital television, IT and aviation.


LONDON—Following a competitive, 10-agency pitch, international mobile marketing and technology company Upstream has appointed Diffusion Mobile to lead its integrated media strategy in the U.K. Upstream, which develops advanced mobile marketing solutions for major brands, has briefed Diffusion Mobile to develop and implement an ongoing issues-based campaign to raise their profile among chief marketing officers, global operators and analyst communities using online, trade and national media.


LONDON—College Hill has been awarded the public relations and lobbying brief to make the case for a new national network of local TV stations on behalf of Channel 6 in response to the call from Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt for a commercially viable and dynamic local television service in the U.K.


ST. ALBANS—Public relations firm Twelve Thirty Eight has appointed Jeremy Duncan director of strategy and services. Duncan will be responsible for strategy, planning, coordination of integrated campaigns and service delivery. He joins from strategic brand consultancy, Radius, where he was managing director. In addition, Clare Wade joins as research associate, responsible for consumer insights that underpin the firm’s campaigning and corporate responsibility work for clients as well as pre-launch planning for new product announcements.

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