Citypress launches political advisory offer with senior hire

17th September 2020

We’ve hired Rory Fletcher, head of Cohn & Wolfe’s political counsel team, to our expanding strategic communications practice.

Rory, who joins as director, will advise our clients on political and regulatory issues as part of broader corporate reputation programmes, working alongside our media advisory team.

At Cohn & Wolfe, Rory has advised international brands in sectors including financial services, food and drink, supply chain, extractive industries and manufacturing.

The move is part of our ongoing strategy to build additional specialisms around our core consultancy services.

Patrick Tooher, who leads Citypress’ strategic media communications practice, said: “Whether publicly-listed or privately-owned, brands and businesses are increasingly looking for specialist support and senior counsel to complement their brand and corporate communications programmes.

“This calls for a seamless approach to managing and mobilising stakeholders, not just the media, but also employees, customers, investors, City analysts, regulators and policymakers.

“Rory’s political advisory skills, experience and knowledge of Whitehall and Holyrood adds an important, extra dimension.”

Rory added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the agency and an interesting time in politics. Now more than ever brands are looking for specialist guidance on the changing landscape and its impacts on their business.”

Want to join our team? We’re currently looking for creative, ambitious and entrepreneurial people in >Manchester, Birmingham and London.

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