Ballou PR grows London team with two senior hires

Former Seven Hills Director Nick Taylor has taken up a new role at technology PR specialist Ballou PR as Associate Director. Charlie Simon, previously PR Manager at social media startup Yubl and Senior Consultant at Hanover, has joined as an Account Director.

Nick will work with Ballou’s Managing Director, Cordy Griffiths, to grow the Clerkenwell-based tech agency’s London arm.

Charlie will oversee a number of new business leads and provide strategic advice to Ballou’s existing client roster, particularly focusing on strong corporate narratives.

Nick’s experience includes advising high-growth tech and fintech entrepreneurs as well as CEOs of large listed companies. He has previously managed campaigns for clients including British Business Bank, MarketInvoice and Prodigy Finance. Meanwhile Charlie has had a wealth of corporate experience having advised De Beers, NFL, Tata Steel, UK Broadband and UPS.

Nick and Charlie are the latest in many new hires for the agency across its three offices. Ballou PR’s Paris office has tripled in size over the last year and its Berlin agency team has doubled.

Cordy Griffiths, Managing Director of Ballou PR, commented: “Nick and Charlie are two extremely strong hires bolstering the team’s experience and ensuring we offer the best, most strategic advice to our clients.”

London EdTech startup Lingumi chooses Ballou PR for market entry in Germany

We’re pleased to announce that Ballou PR is welcoming another exciting client. Lingumi is a London-based startup and an ambitious player in education technology, looking to revolutionize the way young children learn foreign languages.

Lingumi was founded by Toby Mather, an Oxford graduate in modern languages, and computer scientist Adit Trivedi. Their mission is to enable children all over the world to begin learning English from 2 years old. Their first product, Lingumi Play, was launched in September 2016, and is already an insider’s tip in the German-speaking blogosphere.

“We decided to choose Ballou PR as our partner in communications because of the hands-on mentality of the young team. The team is very experienced in communicating digital topics and provides an excellent network”, said Toby Mather, co-founder and CEO of Lingumi.

The innovative learning programme is based upon scientific research into language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics. It combines an app with tactile and child-safe Play Cubes that interact with digital activities using Augmented Reality technology, and is designed to be used by parents and children together in order to enhance the children’s learning progress.

Lingumi offers Ballou PR a new and exciting challenge: communicating with a generation that has seen digital change happen in their youth and is now raising the next generation of true digital natives.

We are very pleased to have such an exciting client join our portfolio! Welcome to Ballou PR!