18 January 2011

Nailcare brands takes press office in-house

Following the acquisition of Essie by L'Oréal Group in 2010, the press office will now be handled in-house. Contact.

Entice Communications will continue to handle trade enquiries.

DIARYdates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • Kirk Originals Store Launch Party
  • Model Co Beauty Launch Event
  • Leonor Greyl - Lait Luminescence Beauty Event
  • Caudalie Online Event/ Premier Cru Eye
  • SkinCeuticals New Product Launch
  • Ada Zanditon AW11 Presentation
  • Caroline Castigliano Catwalk Show
  • Nottingham Fashion Week
  • The Apres-Ski Party Swish
See DIARYdates.

Fashion & beauty writer appoints assistant

Olivia Stoddart has been appointed assistant to fashion & beauty writer Natalie Livingstone. Olivia will continue to work on Essentials magazine as fashion assistant two days a week. All press releases, invites and samples should be sent to both Natalie and Olivia. Contact.

Menswear client win

Katch PR has been appointed to represent menswear designer, Emmy Collins. Contact.

Travel & tourism PR acquisition

Independent integrated communications agency, Four Communications plc, has acquired travel & tourism PR and representation agency, bgb, in a cash and equity deal.

bgb will join Four Communications’ public relations, public affairs, digital services, sponsorship, media and marketing practices under the umbrella of the Four Communications Group plc. The newly named practice, Four bgb, will be a market leader in travel and tourism with a combined annual fee income in excess of £2.5 million.

The bgb team will relocate to Four Communications’ Leicester Square HQ in due course, upon which any new contacts and new contact details will be confirmed. Contact.

Staff appointments at PR agency

RKM Communications announces two new team members:
Zoe Hutchison joins as Account Manager for the health & beauty department. Zoe was previously freelancing in fashion and beauty PR, and at nbpr.
Lucy Stone is now Account Executive within the entertainment department.
Contact.

New Californian footwear brand launches

Soulsports has been appointed to represent Freewaters, a new Californian footwear brand launching in the UK and the US for SS11 (available from February 2011). For every pair of sandals sold, Freewaters will provide clean drinking water for one individual for one year. Contact.

New London spa appoints PR

Scarlett PR has been appointed to represent Thai Square Spa, based in Covent Garden, London. Contact.

Erotic emporium appoints PR

Fuse Communications has been appointed to handle the PR for erotic emporium, Coco de Mer, founded by Sam Roddick, daughter of The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick. Fuse Communications will be focusing on the brand's 10 year anniversary and raising awareness of their educational salons. Contact.

Style editor goes freelance

Having left her role as style editor at Wedding/ Wedding Flowers, Victoria Sullivan is now available for freelance interiors/ props styling. For the last seven years, Victoria styled and art directed all interiors/ lifestyle shoots on Wedding/ Wedding Flowers and for the past year has regularly contributed to Marie Claire as a freelance interiors/ prop stylist. Victoria is also experienced in writing food, flowers, beauty, travel and gifts. Contact.

Jewellery & accessories account win for PR

Bloody Gray PR has recently been appointed to represent accessories and jewellery brand, BrokenFab. Contact.

Homes title appoints editorial coordinator

Edel Schultz has joined Your Home magazine as editorial coordinator. Edel will be looking after the consumer pages, new products, Ask the Expert section and competitions. Contact.

Australian beauty brand appoints PR

Modus Dowal Walker has been appointed to handle the PR for Australian beauty brand Model Co with immediate effect. Contact.

Freelance details for beauty editor

Justine Knight is now freelance and available for beauty, well-being and lifestyle commissions. Formerly beauty editor at Psychologies, and most recently acting beauty editor at Boot’s Health & Beauty magazine, Justine has more than five years of journalism experience. Contact.