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Big Announcement!

Orchard acquires Mela

We are super excited to announce that we are expanding our PR and social media offering with the acquisition of respected Cardiff communications specialists Mela.

Mela is a well-established Cardiff based agency working across Wales, and specialising in bilingual communications.  Mela has worked with national brands and organisations across a range of sectors, it is the communications partner of the Football Association of Wales and played a key role in its social media campaign during Euro 2016. Mela has also worked with clients such as Gorilla, National Library of Wales, Hybu Cig Cymru, Boom Cymru, BAFTA Cymru, Tafwyl, Corgi Hosiery and a number of Welsh Government departments.

A number of Mela staff and key clients will move across to Orchard HQ, while founders Ashok Ahir and Manon Edwards Ahir take up new senior political communication roles within Whitehall and the Senedd respectively.

Our PR Director Tim Powell said: “We’ve collaborated very successfully with Mela in the past, enjoyed great relations with its directors and team, and always respected their strategic prowess, social media output and innovative bilingual approach to communications. This is a great fit for us, and builds another part of the Group business to complement the advances being made by all our Orchard teams.”

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