Ben Smith, Founder, PRmoment.com
Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.
Welcome to December's update on PR Pitches and merger & acquisition trends 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.
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Here’s a summary of what Andrew and PRmoment podcast host Ben Smith discussed on the show:
1.30 mins Andrew gives us news of a couple of tourist board wins for Lotus and PRM Global.
3 mins News of a big win for Smoking Gun PR.
4 mins Andrew brings news of The Academy’s Decathlon win.
5 mins Another win for Frank PR with Meridian Foods
5.30 mins Brands2Life win Vitality Insurance’s consumer brief.
6 mins Axicom win Sage’s multi-territory brief.
7 mins Andrew talks us through the M&A trends in the PR sector.
“The main challenge at the moment is debt financing”
“It's a positive (market) for trade deals”
10 mins News of British Growth Fund’s investment in Komi.
11 mins Born Social is acquired by Crowd.
15 mins SEC buys a Mexican agency to build its South American offer.
18 mins Tyto has bought Cuban Eight
19 mins Media Zoo has been on the acquisition trail again.
20 mins News of acquisitions for 4 Media Group and Jargon Group.
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