Alder has appointed Ben Griffiths as a specialist partner. Griffiths has a combined 20 years of experience at News UK and Reach PLC, leading news and features teams at some of the country’s biggest-selling newspapers, latterly as The Sun’s executive features editor.
During this time he was at the centre of some of the biggest stories of the last two decades, including the London Olympics, terror attacks both in the capital and Manchester, and latterly the Covid-19 pandemic.
Griffiths has recently launched news and features agency First Story Media, bringing additional proactive PR skills to crisis and reputation-focused Alder.
Tim Toulmin, managing director of Alder, said: “Ben’s experiences gives him a unique understanding of the media industry, the news cycle and how best to manage a story. Thanks to this and his strong network of contacts, Alder can now offer clients a first-class opportunity to tell their stories proactively in addition to our traditional crisis specialism.”
Alder hosted a breakfast seminar – Under the spotlight: key trends in entertainment crisiscomms – with our specialist entertainment partner, Ben Todd. Prior to joining Alder,specialist partner Ben Todd was Simon Cowell’s spokesman; European Head of Media forCowell’s company, Syco Entertainment; and Vice President, Communications for SonyMusic UK. Before joining Syco, Ben was an award-winning […]
Alder is delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Smith to the newly-created role of chief operating officer. Smith previously worked for integrated agency WE Communications, leading work on two of its largest clients; Microsoft and Capgemini. She has experience with other large global agencies, including as Weber Shandwick’s client lead for Unilever. The new […]
The running charity parkrun found itself in hot water this week over a quite blatant financial conflict of interests that came into the public domain – and one which looks particularly bad in the context of a cost-of-living crisis and households across the country struggling to make ends meet. On Thursday afternoon, alongside stories appearing […]