Aspectus PR appoints Chris Patmore as Senior Account Director in financial services

London, 2nd April 2014 – Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has appointed Chris Patmore as Senior Account Director in its expanding financial services practice. Based in the London office, Chris will play a key role in servicing existing accounts […]


01 Apr
by Aspectus PR

London, 2nd April 2014 – Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has appointed Chris Patmore as Senior Account Director in its expanding financial services practice. Based in the London office, Chris will play a key role in servicing existing accounts and growing its financial services client-base.

Chris is a seasoned PR consultant with over 15 years’ experience in PR and communications and nearly a decade in financial services and technology. In senior client-facing roles at Metia and Hotwire, he ran PR programmes for businesses in the capital markets and banking sectors. These tackled a range of topics including risk management and regulatory reform, payments, core banking, market data, and electronic trading. Most recently, Chris was a freelance consultant, delivering strategic counsel and content to clients across the industry.

“I’ve known about Aspectus PR for many years and have seen it grow a strong client base of major industry players,” says Chris. “I believe Aspectus has that vital combination of deep sector knowledge, top-tier media contacts and PR expertise that really sets it apart. It’s clear to me this is a team with exceptional talent and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

This is Aspectus PR’s second new hire in its financial services practice in 2014. Over the last six months, the practice has won six new clients and remains the retained agency for some of the biggest brands in the financial markets and alternative investment sectors.

“Financial services is a complex and fast-moving area and we simply couldn’t do our job without truly understanding our clients’ businesses and their markets,” said Alastair Turner, Global Group Director, Aspectus PR. “Chris will be a real asset to the team and I’m delighted to welcome him onboard. He brings not only a wealth of sector knowledge, but also a track record of delivering successful PR campaigns, proven over many years.”

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 202 9843
T (Asia): +65 6597 0954
E: pr@aspectuspr.com
www.aspectuspr.com


Silixa engages Aspectus PR to deliver messaging project

London, 27th March 2014 – Aspectus PR, the global communications and PR agency has been appointed by Silixa, a leading provider of optical fibre sensing solutions for the upstream oil and gas and midstream pipeline industries, to deliver its new […]


27 Mar
by Aspectus PR

London, 27th March 2014 – Aspectus PR, the global communications and PR agency has been appointed by Silixa, a leading provider of optical fibre sensing solutions for the upstream oil and gas and midstream pipeline industries, to deliver its new strategic messaging campaign.

Head-quartered in London, Silixa has developed a series of applied solutions that use the power of distributed acoustic and temperature sensing to provide new levels of insight and intelligence by measuring and monitoring activity within well bores and pipelines. The company’s pioneering approach is expanding the role of borehole seismic and aiming to transform production flow definition in horizontal wells. The dynamic monitoring of pipelines allows both leak definition and intrusion detection to be rapidly identified and located.

Silixa is planning to accelerate its service offering in 2014, to build on its first place in the 2013 Deloitte UK Fast 50’s electronics category. Aspectus PR has been appointed to create a suite of engaging messaging to increase market understanding of Silixa’s solutions and drive company growth. Selected for its in-depth knowledge of the energy sector, Aspectus PR’s energy practice has significant experience of delivering highly effective PR and communications campaigns for high-growth SMEs.

“This is an extremely exciting project for us,” said Kate Garratt, head of Aspectus PR’s energy practice. “Silixa’s technology has huge potential and getting the messaging right at this stage is crucial. Our intimate knowledge of the sector and our experience of working with similarly positioned companies, means we are perfectly placed to create highly charged messaging to support Silixa’s marketing efforts, commercialisation and future growth.”

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
www.aspectuspr.com
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 202 9843
T (Asia): +65 6597 0954
E: pr@aspectuspr.com


Eagle Alpha appoints Aspectus for Europe and US media relations

Another disruptive financial services technology company chooses Aspectus


12 Mar
by Aspectus PR

London/New York, 12th March, 2014 – Aspectus PR, the global communications and PR agency, has been appointed by Eagle Alpha – a company that curates the entire web to provide investment and trading intelligence – to manage its media relations across Europe and the U.S.

The appointment follows a successful trial PR project in which Aspectus secured coverage for Eagle Alpha in the likes of Forbes, Wall Street Letter, The Telegraph and Fox Business.

“Aspectus has an impressive track record in representing innovative businesses within the financial services,” said Emmett Kilduff, CEO of Eagle Alpha. “But what really impressed us is its ability and commitment to understand how we are different.”

Emmett continued: “The project showed just how quickly the team were able get us top tier media coverage. It makes a world of difference when you’re able to display the logos of the world’s foremost media brands on your home page. Aspectus has already given us that most vital of business assets – credibility.”

“As a team, we thrive on proving the value of PR quickly and clearly,” said Katy Galasinski, Head of Financial Services, Aspectus PR. “For early-phase companies, the difference the right PR can make is phenomenal – get it right and sales, investment and the brand will soar. We’ve shown we can do this in the financial services market time and time again and are delighted to welcome Eagle Alpha as a full-time client.”

The financial services team at Aspectus is continuing to cement its name as the leading public relations agency for disruptive financial services technology companies. In 2013, Aspectus signed 10 new clients, including eToro, whose campaign was shortlisted as Best Financial PR campaign by PR Moment’s Golden HedgeHog awards.

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 202 9843
T (Asia): +65 6597 0954
E: pr@aspectuspr.com
www.aspectuspr.com


Aspectus PR appoints Victor Mallet as financial services Account Executive

London, 11th March 2014 – Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has appointed Victor Mallet to the role of Account Executive within its financial services team. Based in the London office, Victor joins Aspectus from The University of Oxford […]


11 Mar
by Aspectus PR

London, 11th March 2014 – Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has appointed Victor Mallet to the role of Account Executive within its financial services team. Based in the London office, Victor joins Aspectus from The University of Oxford and is a languages graduate specialising in French and Russian. He also brings with him experience of amateur journalism and a keen eye for detail in research.

“After interviewing with Aspectus, I was struck by the agency’s commitment to expansion and the openness of its company culture,” says Victor. “Aspectus prides itself on being a workplace that nurtures both professional and personal growth and I saw this role as a great opportunity to be involved with a company operating in exciting markets that gives me the opportunity to employ my languages and take responsibility for a wide range of tasks.”

As an Account Executive within Aspectus’ financial services practice, Victor will support media and communications campaigns across Europe for the agency’s rapidly expanding client base. In particular, he will be working with several new clients to have signed up with Aspectus during a successful first quarter of business in 2014.

“Our financial services practice enjoyed a strong Q4 and Q1 and as an agency we’ve grown to the point where we’re effectively always recruiting,” said Alastair Turner, Global Group Director, Aspectus PR. “We’re committed to hiring promising graduates as well as industry experts to build a balanced, fresh and dynamic team. We look forward to further growth across all sectors in the coming months.”

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
www.aspectuspr.com
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 202 9843
T (Asia): +65 6597 0954
E: pr@aspectuspr.com


Aspectus PR to manage PR for Sustainability Live

London, 27th February 2014 – Aspectus PR, the global communications agency, has been appointed by Faversham House to handle the media relations for Sustainability Live. As the UK’s ultimate event for energy efficiency, energy recovery, water and wastewater management, Sustainability […]


27 Feb
by Aspectus PR

London, 27th February 2014 – Aspectus PR, the global communications agency, has been appointed by Faversham House to handle the media relations for Sustainability Live. As the UK’s ultimate event for energy efficiency, energy recovery, water and wastewater management, Sustainability Live comprises NEMEX, ENERGY RECOVERY and IWEX. It features a substantial exhibition hall and includes a free-to-attend Keynote and Seminar programme at Birmingham’s NEC from the 1st to 3rd of April 2014.

“Aspectus PR has an excellent reputation for delivering measurable results for its event marketing clients,” says David Copeland, marketing director, Faversham House. “I particularly like their issues-led approach to media relations and having worked with them in the past, selecting them to manage the PR for Sustainability Live was a natural choice.”

Aspectus PR’s B2B event marketing team manages PR campaigns for a broad spectrum of event clients, from international exhibitions and conferences such as POWER-GEN Europe, Renewable Energy World Europe and MACH, to local events such as the IET’s Prestige Lecture Series.

“We are delighted to add an event of Sustainability Live’s pedigree to our growing roster of event marketing clients and to continue the momentum we’ve gained in respect of client wins in this sector,” said Amy Redhead, head of client services for Aspectus PR. “I am sure that our experience of working with clients across the energy sector will prove a real asset in helping us to secure the media coverage Sustainability Live needs to drive visitors to the exhibition.”

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: www.aspectuspr.com

About Faversham House Group
Faversham House is a thriving, progressive, independent media business that creates powerful connections. Its extensive portfolio of magazines, websites and events reach the largest number of UK and International environmental professionals of any UK publisher. Its brands include Sustainability Live, NEMEX, IWEX, ENERGY RECOVERY, Resource Ireland, edie.net, Desalination & Water Reuse, LAWR, Sustainable Business, Utility Week, WET News and WWT. For more information visit: www.favershamhouse.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 202 9843
T (Asia): +65 6597 0954
E: pr@aspectuspr.com
www.aspectuspr.com


Aspectus PR shortlisted in the PR Moment Golden HedgeHog Awards 2014

London, 12th February 2014 – Aspectus PR’s financial services team is delighted to have been shortlisted in the PR Moment Golden HedgeHog Awards 2014. The shortlisting recognises the team’s exceptional financial services campaign for the social investment network, eToro. Aspectus […]


12 Feb
by Aspectus PR

London, 12th February 2014Aspectus PR’s financial services team is delighted to have been shortlisted in the PR Moment Golden HedgeHog Awards 2014. The shortlisting recognises the team’s exceptional financial services campaign for the social investment network, eToro.

Aspectus was brought in to help eToro open up the world of investment to the average UK person on the street. The aim was to cultivate quality media relationships and coverage in a short time on a shoestring budget.

The team had three months to prove itself and did exactly that, generating more than 25 pieces of coverage in the nationals, financial services, lifestyle, and tech media, including broadcast and several influential blogs. Aspectus PR also managed a media tour that took in leading titles such as The Economist, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Times, The Daily Mail, What Investment, and The Telegraph.

“We’ve seen Aspectus PR walk the walk, and talk the talk,” states Nadav Avidan, PR and Communications Manager, eToro. “The team secured some outstanding results and we cannot question the positive impact they have had on our business. If you’re looking for great PR results, better listen to what Aspectus has to say!”

The stellar growth achieved by the social investment network during the campaign ensured eToro signed as a retained client at Aspectus. It took three years for eToro to reach its 50 millionth trade, but the site celebrated its 100 millionth trade just six months later, with the user base growing from 2.7 million to 3 million. This spike in interest was in many cases directly attributable to media exposure, with a 300 per cent rise in UK user numbers in the week following a major piece in The Sunday Times.

“It’s fantastic that our campaign for eToro has been recognised by the Golden HedgeHog Awards,” says Katy Galasinski, Head of European Financial services, Aspectus PR. “All of the team truly deserves the recognition given the business value they delivered for our client in such a short space of time.”

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
www.aspectuspr.com
T (UK): 020 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 792 2375
E: pr@aspectuspr.com


Aspectus brings in the New Year with the expansion of its London practice

London, 4th February 2014 – Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR kicked off 2014 with the appointment of Rosie Williams to the role of Senior Account Executive within its energy and events PR practices. Based in the agency’s London […]


04 Feb
by Aspectus PR

London, 4th February 2014 – Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR kicked off 2014 with the appointment of Rosie Williams to the role of Senior Account Executive within its energy and events PR practices. Based in the agency’s London office, Rosie will play a key role in supporting and developing the team’s ever expanding client base.

Previously based in Surrey, Rosie has moved to Aspectus from bcm, a global technology B2B PR agency, where she worked on a combination of energy and events clients, including the 17th Global Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 17), the biggest global gas event of 2013.

“I am delighted to begin this new chapter of my career with Aspectus. This is a hugely exciting time for the energy industry and Aspectus PR is a dynamic agency with real pizzazz,” said Rosie. “I am looking forward to supporting the energy and events practices as we pave the way towards a superb future for Aspectus and our clients.”

This is Aspectus’ first appointment in the New Year, as the agency continues to see rapid growth in all of its specialist sectors across each of its offices in London, New York and Singapore.

Alastair Turner, Global Group Director, Aspectus PR commented: “Rosie’s positive and proactive approach to public relations will make her a great fit within our highly-focused and deeply knowledgeable energy and events teams; the expansion of which will ensure we continue to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our growing client portfolio.”

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
www.aspectuspr.com
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 202 9843
T (Asia): +65 6597 0954
E: pr@aspectuspr.com


Aspectus PR lands European account for leading broker, ITG

London, 9th January 2014 – Aspectus PR, the global communications agency, has won a competitive pitch to handle European PR for ITG, one of the biggest independent brokers in the world. ITG provides multi-asset execution and research services globally. It […]


09 Jan
by Aspectus PR

London, 9th January 2014 – Aspectus PR, the global communications agency, has won a competitive pitch to handle European PR for ITG, one of the biggest independent brokers in the world.

ITG provides multi-asset execution and research services globally. It is well known for its analytics products and also runs a dark trading venue, POSIT. Aspectus PR will be working to develop the European markets’ understanding of the range of services ITG provides.

“This is a very exciting win for us,” said Katy Galasinski, head of Aspectus PR’s European financial services group. “ITG is a respected player with a strong brand. ITG saw the work we had done with other service providers in the market, how we have built brands and changed opinions, and wanted that for itself. It’s clear we’ll be able to beef up ITG’s media relations and it’s already benefiting from a more strategic, creative, proactive approach.”

Aspectus PR will be managing the media strategy and media relations across all key European financial centres. In addition to the team’s market and media knowledge, a key reason for the appointment was Aspectus PR’s ability to advise above and beyond media relations. Aspectus PR will also be devising and executing creative marketing initiatives to support the core campaign.

“We liked the entrepreneurialism of Aspectus PR,” said Rob Boardman, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, ITG. “At the same time, the team is very experienced in the financial markets. We’ve built a brand based on innovation and seeing things differently and from what we’ve seen so far, we’re confident Aspectus will apply the same principles to our media relations and wider marketing efforts.”

Aspectus PR’s growing portfolio of accounts in the financial services sector now extends to more than 40 clients worldwide.

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
www.aspectuspr.com
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 202 9843
T (Asia): +65 6597 0954
E: pr@aspectuspr.com


Aspectus PR announces expansion into Asia

Aspectus PR appoints Martin O’Connor as Regional Director to lead the ‘Engine of Growth’


17 Dec
by Aspectus PR

London/New York/Singapore, Tuesday 17th December 2013 – Global Communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has announced its continued expansion into Asia Pacific with the opening of an office in Singapore and the appointment of Martin O’Connor as Regional Director.

The move means that new clients in the region can plug into a fully integrated specialist global operation that can achieve results anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, existing international clients will see further enhancement to localised services and capabilities.

O’Connor is a seasoned communications and business development executive who has held successful leadership roles with multi-national corporations and consultancies in the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brussels and Atlanta. He has many years of in-house and consultancy experience in the region.

Previous regional and global roles include Director of Corporate Communications, BT (British Telecom) Asia-Pacific, Vice President External Affairs, BT Worldwide and Chief Communications Officer at PCCW, the Hong Kong based communications and technology group. Martin has also worked as a consultant with some of the world’s largest multinationals including Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Electrolux and Eli Lilly to help them with complex organisational, leadership and communications needs.

Alastair Turner, Global Group Director, Aspectus PR, said: “We are already operating in this region for our international clients. It is the engine of growth for many of them and, as such, we must be there to support them. And as a specialist player we believe we are also well positioned to help regional businesses with international ambitions within our core markets. This move also gives us a great opportunity for further growth and we will now have centres of real excellence in New York, London and Singapore supporting our specialist markets. We are a close-knit family at Aspectus and every single person is so excited about this development.”

Martin brings huge experience and proven success operating at the highest levels within some of the world’s biggest brands. He combines years of success in the communications industry with leadership skills that are recognised as world-class by senior executives across many sectors.

Commenting on Martin’s career to date, Sir Peter Bonfield, former CEO of British Telecom plc (BT), said: “During my tenure at BT Martin was responsible for building our brand and reputation in the Asia Pacific region. Martin’s understanding of communications, brand and reputation, his ability to motivate and inspire those around him and his strong work ethic and high personal values were key to BT’s success at that time.”

Talking about his appointment, O’Connor said: “I have watched Aspectus’ development and growth for many years. Their success is built on intelligence, real market knowledge and expertise, a sense of shared purpose, humility and an all consuming focus on value and results for their clients. When the opportunity arose for me to join them, it was a pretty easy decision to make.”

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
www.aspectuspr.com
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (Asia): +65 6597 0954
E: pr@aspectuspr.com


Aspectus PR expands its energy practice by appointing junior account manager

London, 19th November 2013 – Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has appointed Laura Iley to the role of Junior Account Manager within its energy PR practice. Based in the agency’s London office, Laura will play an important role […]


19 Nov
by Aspectus PR

London, 19th November 2013 – Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has appointed Laura Iley to the role of Junior Account Manager within its energy PR practice. Based in the agency’s London office, Laura will play an important role in handling the energy team’s expanding client base.

Previously based in Aberdeen, Laura brings five years in-house marketing experience in the oil and gas services sector to the role. Laura joins Aspectus PR from drilling waste management services provider TWMA, where she led the company’s global marketing and communications activity across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and North Africa.

“Aspectus is an exciting company with ambitious growth aspirations. The energy industry is an incredibly diverse environment which is constantly evolving, and I am delighted to be joining such an interesting and dynamic team,” said Laura. “This is a fantastic opportunity to develop my skills as a communications professional whilst supporting the ongoing development of the energy practice and its diverse portfolio of clients.”

This is Aspectus’ second appointment to the energy PR practice this year, which has a growing portfolio of energy clients spanning the oil and gas, trading, smart grid and renewables sectors. Its most recent win, Biznet, a supplier performance management specialist in the oil and gas industry, is the practice’s fifth win so far this quarter.

“Aspectus PR is going from strength to strength. All our specialist practices are seeing considerable international growth. Clients are choosing us because of an approach that fully integrates PR, social media and SEO to create the greatest possible impact on our clients’ target market and a significant, measureable ROI. Key to that approach is our in-depth sector knowledge, the quality of our creative thinking and excellence of our content generation. Ultimately though our expansion is fuelled by recruiting and retaining some of the best people in our industry. Laura is a good example of that.” said Alastair Turner, Global Group Director at Aspectus PR.

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About Aspectus PR
Aspectus PR is a global communications and PR agency focusing on Financial Services, Energy, Engineering and B2B Technology and Events. As an integrated mainstream and digital communications agency, Aspectus PR provides targeted, intelligent, strategic and creative media campaigns that push all the right buttons with all the right people. For more information please go to: http://www.aspectuspr.com

Media contact
Alastair Turner
Aspectus PR
www.aspectuspr.com
T (UK): +44 (0) 20 7242 8867
T (USA): +1 (646) 202 9843
E: pr@aspectuspr.com