The Holmes Report: EMEA News In Brief (December 16, 2019)

Excited to see Be The Best Communications featured in the EMEA round-up of the global PR media institution The Holmes Report alongside ‪UniLad, Havas and FTI Consulting.

MANCHESTER — Former journalist and PR agency veteran Chris Walker has launched his own agency, Be The Best Communications, to bring PR, public affairs, business development and marketing together. Walker has already secured briefs from clients in the tech, housing and development sectors across the Northern Powerhouse region, and has hired content marketing specialist Angela May as head of strategy. Walker had previously worked at agencies including Social Communications, Weber Shandwick, IPB and The BIG Partnership.

LONDON — Brands2Life has been selected by medical imaging company Olympus Medical UK after a four-way competitive pitch. The agency will support assignments covering thought-leadership, social strategy, influencer and stakeholder engagement and the development of product specific campaigns. Olympus Medical focuses on early detection and minimally-invasive treatment in the fields of gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology and general surgery. To support the agency’s growing health and wellbeing practice, Darren Foan, previously of Spink and Pegasus, has joined as a practice director.