New Divisional Director for Grayling as Consumer Brands strengthens food and drink sector

Nicky brings almost 10 years industry experience to the consultancy and will be responsible for driving forward the Diageo and Heinz programmes as well as growing the food and drink PR business.

Law, joins from Cow PR, where she led effective consumer campaigns for a broad range of clients including Kelloggs, Symingtons, and Arla Foods. Prior to Cow, she worked at Cohn & Wolfe for four years with a portfolio of clients ranging from Sky+ and O2 to Colgate Palmolive. She started her career at Edelman Public Relations.

She will report into the MD of Consumer Brands, Daniel Cohen who comments: ‘Nicky’s appointment comes at an important time for the Consumer Brands team. We have ambitious plans for 2010 and Nicky’s breadth of experience and brand building skills will undoubtedly strengthen our food and drink offering.

On joining the company, Law said: Grayling is a hugely successful business and well respected within the industry so I am delighted to be a part of it. The team here consistently delivers creative and effective campaigns that exceed clients expectations. With the recent merger I am joining at a very exciting time and am looking forward to building on the teams success to help grow the business further.

Owned by Huntsworth plc, the new Grayling a result of merging three successful companies, Grayling, Trimedia and Mmd has 900 staff in 70 offices in 40 countries across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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Contacts: heather.kirkman@grayling.com or hayley.longdin@grayling.com T: 0121 265 2760
Other contacts: justin.mckeown@grayling.com or T. 0771 554 5973

Photography available on request. Caption: Nicky Law, Divisional Director, Grayling Consumer Brands

Biography: Nicky Law, Divisional Director
Nicky has almost 10 years experience within the PR industry, having worked for several leading PR consultancies in London. Previously, Senior Account Director at Cow PR, Nicky was responsible for leading key clients such as Kelloggs, Vauxhall Motors, Disneyland Resort Paris, Golden Wonder and Bandai as well as growing the PR business.

Prior to her position at Cow PR, Nicky worked at Cohn & Wolfe, planning and implementing campaigns for a variety of major clients including O2, Sky+, Nestle and Colgate Palmolive. She kick-started her career by joining Edelman PRs graduation training programme.

Her areas of expertise include providing strategic counsel for clients, nurturing client relationships and developing campaigns for product launches, stunts, news generation, press office and trade communications.

About Grayling:
Grayling is the worlds second largest independent PR consultancy, offering Public Relations, Public Affairs, Investor Relations and Events management. Grayling has offices in 70 locations in 40 countries across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Key industry sectors in which the consultancy operates are: Energy, Environment, Industry; Healthcare and Pharmaceutical; Financial and Professional Services; Technology, Media and Telecomms; Consumer Brands; Government and Public Sector.

www.grayling.com

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