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PR Pitches and M&A update

Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

Here’s the latest of our bonus pod series where I chat to Andrew Bloch about PR Pitches and merger & acquisition trends in the UK PR scene.

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.

Don’t forget the entry deadline for The Creative Moment Awards is coming up on Friday 1st July.

Thanks to our PRmoment Podcast sponsors, The PRCA.

Here’s a summary of what we talked about:

1 min Andrew gives us his run of this month's biggest pitch news with wins for Kindred, Finn, Luchford, Stir, Alfred, Mischief, John Doe and Rise at Seven.

4 mins How likely is the PR market likely to slow down because of the cost of living crisis?

7 mins The continued trend towards project work away from retainer relationships.

8 mins The continued buoyancy of the corporate PR market - retaining the growth of the COVID years in crisis and issues work.

9 mins This month’s M&A activity round-up - including news of another funding round for Selby Anderson and a potential hiccup in Next Fifteen’s acquisition of M&C Saatchi.

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