Citypress bolsters strategic comms team with Cohn & Wolfe recruit

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by Simon Austin

Manchester-headquartered Citypress has hired Rory Fletcher, head of Cohn & Wolfe’s political counsel team, to its expanding strategic communications practice.

Fletcher, who joins as director in September, will advise clients on political and regulatory issues and work alongside the media advisory team. At Cohn & Wolfe, Fletcher advised international brands across sectors including financial services, food and drink, supply chain and manufacturing.

Patrick Tooher, who leads the strategic media communications practice, said: “Whether publicly-listed or privately-owned, brands and businesses are increasingly looking for specialist support and senior counsel to complement their brand and corporate communications programmes.

“This calls for a seamless approach to managing and mobilising stakeholders, not just the media, but also employees, customers, investors, City analysts, regulators and policymakers.

“Rory’s political advisory skills, experience and knowledge of Whitehall and Holyrood adds an important, extra dimension.”

Fletcher added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the agency and an interesting time in politics. Now more than ever brands are looking for specialist guidance on the changing landscape and its impacts on their business.”