• Following launch success of Influence emobility start-up, Influence brings its new agency closer together with its core agency Influence Associates
  • This new approach to share resource, experience and expertise builds on success and drives further growth
  • Chas Hallett appointed new Chief Operating Officer
  • Sam Hardy and Luke Madden appointed Senior Directors
  • Lisa Palmer to join Influence from Jaguar Land Rover as Director
  • Influence applauds appointment of former COO Andrew Roberts as VP, Head of Global PR, Hyundai Motor Group, Seoul and wishes him every success

Soho Square, London, 24 September 2021 – Influence, the world-leading PR agency, is bringing together its core agency Influence Associates and Influence emobility to act as an alliance, sharing resource, expertise and driving further growth. This follows a hugely successful launch of its start-up agency Influence emobility – the world’s first communications agency solely dedicated to e-mobility – as well as the continued expansion and progressive rebranding of Influence Associates, cementing its market leading position in premium automotive, technology, hyper and collector cars and motorsport.

The new alliance will share a revitalised leadership team with the appointment of Chas Hallett as Chief Operating Officer, with Sam Hardy and Luke Madden being promoted to Senior Group Directors. The team is being further strengthened with the appointment of Lisa Palmer as Director from 1 October. She is joining Influence from the Jaguar Land Rover global corporate communications team and will be deploying her extensive experience across a range of new and existing clients in automotive and e-mobility.

Stuart Dyble, Founder and Group CEO said: “We have been blown away with the success of our start-up, Influence emobility, which has gained over 20 new clients in eight months. This, together with the rapid acceleration of electrification in automotive and the continued profound transformation of the automotive industry, has prompted us to bring our two agencies together, sharing resources, experience and expertise to drive further growth.

“Chas Hallett is the perfect leader to drive this next stage of Influence with his strategic mindset and deep-seated expertise in communication, founded on his global opinion leading journalistic career, and his excellent people skills. He will be ably supported by Sam and Luke in their new roles and the growing team across Influence Associates and Influence emobility. I am delighted that our team will be further strengthened with the appointment of Lisa Palmer.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Andrew Roberts on his appointment as VP, Head of Global PR, Hyundai Motor Group in Seoul.  Andrew will lead the Group’s global comms for Hyundai and Kia and support their transformation to become leading mobility solutions providers. This is one of the biggest roles in the global industry and everyone at Influence shares a sense of pride in his appointment and wishes Andrew the very best of success.”

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About Influence  

Influence, headquartered in London, encompasses two world-leading agencies, Influence Associates and Influence emobility.

Influence has often been described as the best-connected agency in the industry, giving its clients access to the top decision-makers and opinion formers. It specialises in working in partnership with clients and frequently goes beyond a PR brief to positively shape an overall business strategy. Its multi-talented team of experts uses a proven model to precisely define and build global brands, launch new products, protect reputations and “cut through” telling stories more effectively than anyone else. We are proud to represent a wide portfolio of clients from global corporations and household names to start-ups, specialist brands and individuals. All are leaders in their sectors.

Founder, Stuart Dyble, has over 30 year’s experience, leading global communications for Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Ford of Europe and for XIX Entertainment in LA. He is joined on the leadership team by former global magazine editors and main Board Directors of automotive manufacturers.

Influence Associates was built to be the best premium automotive, technology, hyper and collector cars, and motorsport agency in the world.

Influence emobility is the world’s first communications consultancy entirely dedicated to emobility and the related technologies transforming our world.

For further information on this story please contact:

Stuart Dyble – Founder and CEO
t: 0207 287 9610

Chas Hallett – COO
t: +44 7778 857870