New Manchester agency Down at the Social has been appointed as the PR consultancy for VK and Kick Energy.
The three-month old agency was appointed by Global Brands, which earlier this week hired TAMBA to work on a social media campaign for VK.
Simon Green, marketing director for Global Brands, said: "The campaigns pitched showed a true understanding of our target audience and our brands' positioning and the experience, creativity and talent to communicate with them effectively."
Down at the Social, which was opened by Manchester PRs Fiona McGarva and Daisy Whitehouse, is also working with Legoland Discovery Centres and Manchester's Blackdog Ballroom bar.
McGarva and Whitehouse said: "Since starting our new business in December it has gone from strength to strength.
"We are very excited to start work with VK and Kick Energy – we have big plans for both brands that we can’t wait to implement."