Hannah Davies has been appointed account director at Four Colman Getty as the company turns 30.
Davies replaces Katy MacMillan-Scott in the role, who moved to Riot Communications in November.
Davies will handle the PR for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, The International Prize for Arabic Fiction and The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction for Four Colman Getty. She will also continue to build the agency’s prize portfolio and help to diversify its range of arts and culture clients.
Davies began her publishing career selling serial rights for the Penguin Random House Group, before moving into journalism with The Bookseller magazine, where she became Supplements Editor. After that Davies spent four years managing a portfolio of book prizes at Booktrust, including The Orange/Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction and the BBC National Story Award. Most recently, Davies was senior account manager at social marketing agency, National Schools Partnership, where she helped a range of companies and brands, from 20th Century Fox to British Gas, engage young people through inspiring education programmes.
Dotti Irving, chief executive and founder of Four Colman Getty, said: “Prizes ‘r’ us” is a phrase we often use about Four Colman Getty, given the fabulous range of awards we both handle and create for clients. Hannah is the perfect addition to our senior team in our 30th year, bringing her publishing experience alongside her knowledge of what makes prizes tick. Watch this space!”
Davies added: “I’m excited to join the team at Four Colman Getty, having followed their creative, passionate and successful work in the arts and culture sector since the start of my career. I am eager to get back to the world of literary prizes and play a role in helping develop the strategic direction of the agency as it celebrates its 30th year.”