UK News in Brief (May 30, 2011)
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UK News in Brief (May 30, 2011)

New business successes for Grayling Live, Brands2Life, Pelham Bell Pottinger, and Kaizo.

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 LONDON—Grayling Live has won the contract to deliver UK Trade & Investment’s Technology World event in November 2011 for the sixth year running. Grayling Live will be responsible for all aspects of the event and will also provide marketing and programme development support.

LONDON—Emailvision, a leader in on-demand software for e-mail, mobile and social marketing, has appointed Brands2Life to help promote its brand worldwide, following a three-way pitch. Brands2Life will lead a global strategic brand and communications program designed to help Emailvision cement its leadership in email, mobile and social marketing. Brands2Life will also spearhead a series of targeted country campaigns underpinned by a major influencer engagement program through social media. According to Emailvision chief marketing officer Nathalie Chaboche, the firm was chosen for its “creativity, energy and enthusiasm.”

LONDON—Chaarat Gold has appointed Pelham Bell Pottinger as its financial PR advisor, handling corporate and financial communications. Chaarat Gold, an exploration and development company, is currently bringing two gold assets in Kyrgystan into production. The Chaarat Gold team is led by Charles Vivian, co-founder, director and head of mining at Pelham Bell Pottinger.

LONDON—Kaizo has been hired by French company Comuto to launch its carpooling service BlablaCar in the UK following a competitive pitch process. For drivers, BlablaCar offers the opportunity to reduce the cost of travel on journeys they would make in any case, whilE for passengers it offers a cost effective alternative to any other form of transport on their chosen route.

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