Flagship Consulting, the corporate, brand and digital communications consultancy, has announced the expansion of its senior team with the appointment of Mark Pinnes as Deputy Managing Director; and Kevin Mullaney as Account Director – Digital. These appointments will enable Flagship to offer clients a wider range of strategic and digital services, as well as a broader international dimension, which is increasingly important as the company grows closer to its US partner, Peppercomm.
Mark Pinnes joins Flagship from Truphone, the global mobile network, where he has led the global PR and communications efforts since early 2011. Mark brings a wealth of senior in-house and agency experience to the role. In addition to his time as Head of Media Relations for Morrisons, the UK retailer, Mark has more than 10 years international agency experience gained with the likes of Ketchum and Freud Communications.
While at Truphone, Mark co-led the rebranding and repositioning of the company, built an international best-of-breed PR agency network across eight markets and drove its digital, social media and content marketing efforts in support of its growth agenda.
Mark will join the current management team led by Diana Soltmann, Chief Executive and Jackie Murphy, Managing Director. Diana Soltmann commented, “As we integrate more with our US partners Peppercomm, we are intent on growing our skills and the services we can offer clients, especially in the brand, international and digital area. Mark brings invaluable international experience as well as a broader marketing perspective; he will also explore how we bring the strength and scale of our partner, Peppercomm, to the UK marketplace.”
Mark Pinnes commented, “The Flagship team caught me by surprise with the outstanding quality of their work. Connecting this talent with the entrepreneurial spirit and breadth of the Peppercomm offering is a hugely exciting opportunity that will enable us to grow and help our clients do even better business.”
Flagship is also adding to its digital team with the appointment of Kevin Mullaney as Account Director, Digital who joins from Render Positive. Kevin comes from a broad marketing background but has in recent years specialised in digital marketing, particularly in the areas of SEO and social media. Kevin’s role will be to work alongside its creative services team in growing Flagship’s digital business as well as strengthening existing account work across the business.
Flagship Consulting and Peppercomm announced its strategic partnership in 2011. The partnership has developed with Peppercomm taking an equity stake in the London-based consultancy as it seeks to increase its international footprint.
Flagship Consulting is an award-winning corporate, brand and digital communications consultancy with expertise in areas including media relations, crisis management, social media, reputation building and event management, digital and creative services. With a proven track record of helping organisations of all sizes achieve their communications goals, Flagship prides itself on delivering creative campaigns that drive results and get people talking. Established in 1999, Flagship has a 15-strong team of PR professionals based in London’s West End, a South West base in Exeter and a partnership with New York headquartered Peppercomm (see below). To find out more visit www.flagshipconsulting.co.uk.
Peppercomm, Inc., an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London, prides itself on listening first, last and always. The firm’s tagline: “Listen. Engage. Repeat.” emphasizes the unique approach Peppercomm takes in understanding exactly how a client can engage in authentic conversations with its audience. Peppercomm was ranked No. 1 in Crain’s New York Business Best Places to Work 2012, is currently ranked number 30 on a national industry list by PRWeek, and was a finalist for the 2012 PR Week Midsize Agency of the Year. More information about the agency may be found at its new website http://www.peppercomm.com.