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PR firm Represent bolsters digital division

PR agency Represent has appointed Mairi Beaver (left) to head up its digital division, working on clients across the food & drink, events and hospitality sectors.

Previously at Carat – Dentsu Aegis Network. she brings a wealth of digital expertise, having worked with clients such as STV, Albert Bartlett, DeAgostini, Kipling, VisitScotland and the Scottish Government. She also has a strong background in content and print, which was gained at her time at The Scotsman and TMP Worldwide.

Represent managing director Judith O’Leary said, “Mairi is an important addition to our multi-disciplinary team.”

> Perceptive Communicators has been appointed retained agency for Mactaggart & Mickel Group, the housebuilder, to handle PR and public affairs across the UK. 

The Glasgow-based agency will handle all UK activities for the group, along with its homes, timber systems and contracts divisions.

The win follows a longstanding relationship between the two companies stretching back to 2007.

> Cello Signal, the marketing group which owns the Leith agency, has acquired Edinburgh-based film production company Tanami, owned by Jemma Goba.

Specialising in film and social media management, Tanami’s clients include Scottish Rugby, Chevrolet and JLL.

Commenting on the transaction, Ms Goba said: “Although dealing with several parts of the firm during the process, Lindsays’ team communicated clearly and effectively throughout.  The service was highly professional and I felt comfortable at every stage.”

> Johnston Press and Trinity Mirror have announced an extension of the existing print and distribution contract for the i newspaper at the Trinity Mirror Print sites. 

The new agreement between Trinity Mirror and Johnston Press contains improved terms for printing the i newspaper, including operational benefits and improved commercial terms. 

The print contract at Johnston Press titles, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, that currently print at Trinity Mirror’s Cardonald site in Scotland will be extended for three years, and for the same period for the Trinity Regional titles (formerly Local World) that currently print at Johnston Press print sites at Portsmouth and Sheffield.

The new contract runs from January 2018 to December 2020,

Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press, said: “It is important, in this current media climate, to look for ways to work together to stabilise and strengthen relationships in the UK newspaper market.

“We are therefore delighted to confirm that we will be working with Trinity Mirror for a further three years, in a mutually supportive printing arrangement.  The operational benefits are important and will be particularly helpful as we look to develop the Saturday issue of the i newspaper.”

Simon Fox, CEO of Trinity Mirror, said: “I am delighted with the extension of the print contracts with Johnston Press, in particular the i, which we have printed since it was launched in 2010.”  

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