Influence Associates, the leading automotive,  E-Mobility and collector car agency, has acquired 10 new major clients since the beginning of lockdown and has continued to strengthen and expand despite major global challenges. The expanding client portfolio encompasses key global players in the premium automotive market, e-mobility and technology disruptors.  Key new clients include leading global technology company GKN Automotive and Britishvolt, the company building Britain’s first battery Gigafactory.

 Stuart Dyble, Influence Founder and CEO said: “The COVID-19 crisis has bought many difficulties to the automotive sector and the world at large. But in these incredibly challenging times I am proud of the resourcefulness, resilience and sheer hard work put in by the entire team over recent months. This endeavour has enabled us to win over ten new accounts in key areas, adding to our global portfolio and placing us in a strong position for the future. We are also extremely proud to be representing these prestigious clients such as GKN and Britishvolt with global briefs. That said, we take nothing for granted and remain very focused on delivering day by day for our clients.”   

Influence Associates was established more than ten years ago and is headquartered in Soho Square, London. The world-leading agency continues to evolve and grow, moving further into e-mobility and transformative new technology businesses, in addition to strengthening its leading positioning in hyper and collector cars.

Underlining this evolution and growth is the arrival of Chas Hallett as a Director and Head of Strategy who further bolsters the agency’s corporate, crisis communication and strategic communications offering. Hallett brings top level automotive industry experience, having held several key roles at Jaguar Land Rover, including Global Head of Corporate PR. Prior to moving into corporate life he was an award-winning automotive journalist, including a seven year stint as editor of Autocar, the world’s oldest car magazine and editor-in-chief of What Car?, one of the UK’s leading consumer brands.

Working with agency founder Stuart Dyble and the rest of the leadership team, Hallett will help enhance Influence’s client service offering, preparing the agency for rapidly developing changes and challenges in the automotive and technology sectors.

Stuart Dyble said: “I have always admired Chas as one of the brightest and smartest thinkers in our industry, from his time at Autocar and What Car? and more recently in his series of top PR and communication roles at Jaguar Land Rover. As such we are delighted that Chas we be joining our agency as a Director and Head of Strategy, where he will further strengthen our leadership team and the strategic brand and communications fire power we can bring to our clients’ business.”

Chas Hallett said: “This is a great opportunity to put my extensive editorial and communications experience and automotive knowledge into a world-leading PR agency. Influence is already working with many leading brands and I’m looking forward to using my skills and experience to help them as well as playing a key role in the exciting future of Influence Associates.”