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PR Pitches and M&A update: February 2023

Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

Welcome to our February review of PR Pitches and mergers & acquisitions in the UK PR scene with Andrew Bloch.

Andrew is a co-founder and non-executive director at Frank PR and is now Head of PR at the new business consultancy firm AAR. He is also a partner at PCB Partners where he advises on buying and selling marketing services agencies.

Thanks to our PRmoment Podcast sponsors, The PRCA.

Here are a few of the highlights that Andrew and I discussed:

2 mins News of big wins for Citypress with Siemens, The Romans with Heineken and BCW with Swissair.

“The best corporate agencies think with a consumer lens”

PHA bag a couple of wins

Andrew talks us through recent pitch wins for Ranieri and Stir.

“It’s a never-ending journey between appointing specialists and consolidating agencies...”

12 mins Finn Partners win Wagamama’s and Greater Palm Springs.

14 mins Good Relations wins the Kuoni account.

15 mins Andrew gives us his rundown of this month's PR M&A activity, including the big Markettiers deal.

16 mins Andrew explains the Social Chain deal.

18 mins Clarity continues its acquisition strategy by purchasing Australian agency Sefiani Communications.

20 mins Andrew talks about ANM’s vertical acquisition strategy.

21 mins Spider buy a Tiger!

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