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The Review of PR Pitches and Mergers & Acquisitions in UK PR in June 2024 with Andrew Bloch

Welcome to our review of PR Pitches and mergers & acquisitions in the UK PR scene with Andrew Bloch. Here we discuss the biggest pitch wins and mergers & acquisitions that the PR sector has seen in June 2024.

Andrew 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 launched Andrew Bloch & Associates in 2020.

Before we start,a reminder that the final entry deadline for the Creative Moment Awards is coming up on Friday, June 28th. So you need to get a wriggle on if you’ve got good creative work that you want to enter this year.

Also, thanks so much to the PRmoment Podcast sponsors the PRCA.

Here’s a summary of what Andrew and PRmoment podcast founder Ben Smith discussed:

“It feels like confidence is building and returning, especially in the consumer sector.”

5 mins Andrew updates us on Jumnes biggest PR pitch wins:

  • The Academy wins Fullers London Pride
  • Alfred wins Perfect Draft
  • Here Be Dragons wins Koppaberg
  • Premier win Wireless Festival - (Live Nation)
  • Tin Man win Blue Light Card
  • Stakked and Munch win Netflix Buying London Cast and separarelty Kabuto
  • W win Extreme E
  • Hatch win British Cycling
  • Tin Man/Lucky Generals win EDF

“This was an integrated pitch where the client wanted the PR agency and the ad agency to come together at the outset to create a campaign that had earned at its heart.”

  • The Earnies win The Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Brand Nation win reebok
  • Wild Card win Ask Italian -
  • TrunkBBI win Moonpig
  • Unlimited Group win National Highways
  • Coolr win Britvic
  • Pitch win global brief for les Mills
  • Mischief MHP win Pringles
  • Shook win Soare
  • The Heard - Monster Energy
  • Golin win Unilever
  • 36 mins This month’s M&A run down:
  • Pagefield sells to PPHC
  • Candid (a Netherlands-based marketing and comms group) acquires Houston PR
  • Lewis acquires Tayburn

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