Rumpus PR has recruited three new members of staff to join its B2B team. Annabel Darby, formerly communications manager at University Hospital of South Manchester, joins as senior account manager. She previously had spells at MC2 and Munro & Forster.

Leeds-based brand consultancy Propaganda has added five new members of staff. Account director Michael Dye joins the business from Publicis Blueprint while project manager Paul Costello moves from Gratterpalm.

Webtise has appointed Chris Pattinson as its new head of digital.

Pattinson joins the Wirral-based agency from Midcounties Co-operative in the West Midlands, where he established and led the company’s digital marketing team.

Ryanair has this afternoon confirmed that Kenny Jacobs, the former head of marketing at has joined the company as chief marketing officer.

Jacobs starts the new role at the end of January and will take responsibility for group sales, marketing and communications.

Sharon Flaherty, the former head of content, PR and social media at has joined rivals

She told Prolific North that Moneysupermarket approached her to become group head of public relations at the Chester-based firm, a role which now also encompass managing its social media.

O PR in Newcastle has expanded its team and set up a specialist consumer PR division.

It will be headed up for former Acceleris account director, Emma Campbell. Campbell spent almost 5 years at the Harrogate-based agency and prior to that worked at Weber Shandwick and Tangerine.

Isabel Begg will be leaving BBC North to take up a new position as head of commercial & business development, rights, and business affairs for BBC Radio & Music.

In the role she’ll be responsible for managing all business affairs and commercial activity for the BBC Radio Group and BBC Music.

Adele Wilson, a former planning director at CheethamBell JWT has joined Tangerine PR as head of strategic insight and planning.

With almost 30 years experience in the sector, she’s spent the last 12 years on the agency side, including time as senior planner at McCann Manchester.

Jerome Foucart has been appointed as account manager at Carousel PR. Foucart joins the consultancy from Havas PR.

B2B brand and marketing consultancy, Clock Creative, has appointed a new head of digital. Andy Sweeting will replace Gareth Holland who recently joined Code.  He was previously responsible for establishing and leading Manchester City Council’s digital communications team.


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