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PR Pitches and mergers & acquisitions: September 2023 update

Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

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

He is the lead consultant - PR, Social, Content and Influencer at the new business consultancy firm AAR and a partner at PCB Partners where he advises on buying and selling marketing services agencies.

Andrew is also a co-founder at PR agency Frank PR, where he is still a non-executive director.

Thanks to our PRmoment Podcast sponsors The PRCA.

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Also, a reminder that the final entry deadline for the ESG Awards is 29th September 2023

Here is a summary of what Andrew and PRmoment podcast host Ben Smith discussed on this week’s show:

2 mins Andrew gives us his rundown of this month's PR pitch wins

  • Instinct wins Moonpig
  • Purple wins Yoo Capital
  • Stir wins Dunkin Donuts
  • Cirkle wins Wilkinson Sword
  • Social Chain wins Holland & Barratt
  • Hope&Glory wins Vision Express
  • Mercia wins Wembley
  • Ogilvy wins Muller
  • One Green Bean wins Singapore Tourist Board
  • Teneo wins The AA
  • Powerscourt wins Rightmove
  • Frank wins Cupra
  • Axicom wins AMD

“A gamechanger for Axicom”

15 mins Andrew updates us on this month’s M&A news:

Markettier’s acquisition of Sassy

Definition has raised £7m debt investment from ThinCats

An update on the $7 billion Syneos Health deal, which sees the firm go private.

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