PR firm expands Selfridges portfolio

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Manchester-based PR firm Carousel has been appointed by Selfridges Birmingham.

Since 2014 Carousel has managed the regional media relations for the two Selfridges stores in Manchester – Exchange Square and Trafford.

The appointment in Birmingham comes at pivotal moment for the store. As it gears up to welcome shoppers back in 2021, it is also undergoing a renovation to its façade ahead of the Commonwealth Games coming to the city in 2022.

Sam Watson, general manger at Selfridges Birmingham, said: “This is a really exciting time for the store, not only are we looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming the city back in, we’re gearing up to some huge events and moments. With Carousel on board we’re looking forward to reconnecting with the city, working with new partners, inviting in creators and expanding our community within the city.”

Fran Cruse, senior account director at Carousel: “Having worked with Selfridges for the past seven years we’ve had the privilege of working on some amazing, unique and ground breaking projects.

“What we pride ourselves on is ensuring these fantastic campaigns resonate in the region, building up the stores local database of content creators, tastemakers and independent local partners.

“We’re thrilled to have been appointed to do the same in Birmingham and look forward to working with the media in the city to showcase everything Selfridges has to offer as well as getting to know all the local businesses and individuals in the city that can become part of the Selfridges experience.”