22 June 2011

DIARY dates

Added, amended or confirmed:
  • USC AW11 Press Day (date change)
  • Walpole British Luxury Event
  • Dezeen Watch Store Pop-Up
  • Dezeen Watch Store Press Preview
  • Tesco Christmas in July
  • Space NK Launch
  • Philips Beauty Launch Event
  • High Street Fashion Week
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New Account Coordinator at Talk PR

Camille Bascoe, previously Intern at Talk PR, is now Account Coordinator working across Aussie and Herbal Essences. Contact.

Menswear brand MA.STRUM appoints PR

SPIN Agency has been appointed to handle the global PR for menswear brand MA.STRUM. The MA.STRUM collection grows out of the partnership between the designer Donrad Duncan and Massimo Osti Studio. AW11 samples and images are now available. Contact.

Soho Management launches new blog

Soho Management has announced the launch of its new blog. Contact.

Avon launch new facial skincare products

DVF Diane Von Furstenberg launches fragrance

Palmer's present new facial skincare range

Daughter of Kelly Hoppen Natasha Corrett & Vicki Edgson launch food line

Eleven Paris signs Keith Richards' daughters to front AW11/12 campaign

Lifestyle editor returns to Yours magazine

Rebecca Speechley, lifestyle editor at Yours, has returned from maternity leave. Rebecca will be covering lifestyle, health, diet & fitness. Contact.

Bray Leino PR wins accounts

Bray Leino PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for The Gro Company, baby sleep specialists, and Lil-lets. Contact.

NEXT Model Management signs girl group

NEXT Model Management has been appointed to represent girl group PARADE. Contact.

General Manager appointed at L'Occitane

L'Occitane has announced the appointment of Joseph Ulloa as General Manager to lead the delivery of its growth plans. The new position reports to David Boynton, the brand's Regional Managing Director, who has led the UK business since 2006 and who is responsible for L'Occitane's operations in the United States, Canada and Australia. Joe Ulloa joins the company having previously held the position of Retail Director for Blacks Leisure PLC and prior to that, senior operational roles at The Gap, Marks and Spencer and Safeway. Contact.

New fashion label appoints Obsession PR

Obsession PR has been appointed to handle the press and PR for new fashion brand Kelly Love. Contact.

New agency Alchemy Lifestyle launches

Alchemy Lifestyle is a new agency from the Alchemy Group operating in partnership with Gloss Communications, Alchemy PR, Alchemy Radio and Alchemy Content. Co-founded by Matt Learmouth and James Horrocks, Alchemy Lifestyle has been specifically created to provide publicity solutions for brands, hotels, restaurants, bars and music venues as well as festivals, events and launches. Contact.

Pure Public Relations appoints PR Assistant

Lauren Mulligan, previously an Intern at Pure Public Relations, has formally joined the team as PR Assistant. Lauren will be assisting across various brands in the Pure portfolio including the Kim Kardashian Fragrance, yoomoo, Svaja and art.co.uk. Contact.

IPC Media appoints Head of PR

IPC Media has announced the appointment of Anna Foster as Group Head of PR, effective 18 July. Anna will be responsible for IPC’s corporate media relations, reporting to Karen Myers, IPC’s Corporate Communications director. She will lead a team of three – Ben Bolton, Anna Gawan and Victoria Higham – who also deliver consumer PR for a number of IPC brands including Country Life, NME, Now, Nuts and Woman. In her new role, Anna will advise IPC’s senior publishing and advertising management on PR strategies, and will also be responsible for the corporate website, www.ipcmedia.com. Contact.

Underwear label HOM introduce collaboration with Alexis Mabille

Changes in the beauty team at InStyle

InStyle’s beauty director, Lisa Durant, goes on maternity leave on 24 June. In Lisa's absence, Alice Ripman will be acting beauty director; Malena Harbers starts on 27 June on a freelance basis, as contributing beauty writer; Jess Tibbits has been made permanent beauty assistant and Camilla Kay remains associate editor (beauty). Contact.

Original Penguin introduce new denim collection