89up expands with new hires and client wins across human rights, internet advocacy and third sector

Broadening our portfolio and welcoming new talent

89up has won a string of new accounts, including tech advocacy group Internet Society, Brevio, a revolutionary platform for funders and the third sector and Fair Trials, the global criminal justice watchdog.

These wins are off the back of successful campaigns for new clients Make My Money Matter, the movement co-founded by Richard Curtis calling for UK pensions to build a better world, and FOUR PAWS, an NGO taking on the international wildlife trade, and have led to an expansion of the team with new hires across PR, Social and Web.

In addition to the above growth, 89up has been shortlisted for Agency of the Year at the Purpose Awards and for the PRCA Dare Awards Medium Consultancy of the Year.

89up is now teaming up with newly launched Brevio, an online platform that aims to revolutionise the relationship between charities and funders through data and innovation, with a PR, policy, social and podcast brief. The pandemic has increased financial pressure on charities across the country, and with many staff on furlough, skeleton teams are overwhelmed with trying to secure funding. Brevio’s solution rapidly match-makes funders and charities to create the most beneficial partnerships for both sides.

The Internet Society, a global non-profit organization that works to bring the benefits of the Internet to everyone, has appointed 89up on a PR and social media brief. The Internet Society aims to protect and empower the global network and those who use it, while facilitating Internet accessibility to remote, impoverished and underserved communities.

The global criminal justice watchdog, Fair Trials, has engaged 89up on a PR brief to amplify its goal of ensuring states across the world respect the rights of individuals who have been arrested and detained. With international movements such as Black Lives Matter highlighting police mistreatment during custody for marginalised groups, Fair Trials believe everyone deserves access to proper legal representation.

"Mike Harris, CEO of 89up, said: “We’re on track for a year of fee growth, in a really difficult economic environment, as our reputation grows as the specialist purpose agency. It is a really challenging time for many of our clients, particularly charities and non-profits, so we’re doing more on free knowledge sharing, including our breakfast briefings which have helped over 40 charities to date. We’re delighted to be working with new global and UK clients during these tough times, helping purpose organisations change the world as we all reassess what really matters after the pandemic. 89up continues to show that there is a market for a PR agency built entirely around purpose, with awards recognition and incredible clients who are genuinely creating impact.”

89up’s team has recently been joined by PR Account Manager Valerie Oladeinde, formerly of PHA Group, and Social Senior Executive, Stevie Grieves, ex-Fleishman Hillard, plus Alice Höglund who becomes Digital Project Executive in the Labs team.