Holmes Report 08 Jan 2018 // 1:07AM GMT
KELKHEIM, GERMANY — The tech company Staxter has named Christoph Schupp its new head of global communications and PR. In his new role, Schupp is responsible for global internal and external communications. He comes from Burson-Marsteller’s Frankfurt office, where he was managing director and head of corporate practice.
LONDON — WE UK has hired Catherine Devaney (pictured) to lead its growing health sector practice. Devaney, most recent Red Door Unlimited managing director, is charged with expanding the firm’s health communications capabilities, while growing the client base with pharmaceutical, health-tech and consumer health companies. Devaney’s hiring is the latest move by WE to expand its health offering worldwide.
LONDON — Sage, which specializes in cloud business management solutions, has named Red Lorry Yellow Lorry its new product and partner PR agency. The agency is charged with boosting awareness of Sage’s offerings by creating and distributing thought leadership messaging and content. Sage’s products are designed to help businesses manage accounting and financial to enterprise work, people and payroll.
LONDON —Claire Ayles and Mike King, who worked together at Finn Partners and Johnson King before that, have launched a new PR and content creation firm, called Eleven Hundred Agency. The firm specializes in working with B2B clients in technology and professional services. The agency has adopted an integrated approach to offering services across channels, combining content creation, marketing and traditional PR.
LONDON — In moves aimed at strengthening its healthcare practice, MHP Communications has elevated two staffers, Rachel Rowson and Kate Pogson. Rowson, who has led the agency’s health division for four years, has been given the newly created job of head of health innovation, in which she will focus on health tech. Pogson, who has 10-years experience in the sector, will replace Rowson as practice head.
LONDON — W has bought a minority stake in the jewelry-focused PR firm Facets — W’s third acquisition in 14 months. W views the deal as a precursor to buying a majority interest in Facets after building out its capabilities. The deal is the latest move in W’s effort to expand its holdings, which in 2017 included purchasing House and GluePR.