This weeks #CommsSchool homework - which, by the way is a school put together by Stephen Waddington and Marcel Klebba to help educate PR professionals of all ages on how they can excel in this industry and build their own personal rapport - is to share my personal branding approach. And what better a time,… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – My Approach To Personal Branding
This fortnight's #CommsSchool homework is to share your blogging habits with the community. As well addressed by Stephen and Marcel in their Webinar on Tuesday, it's vital to keep on writing, and to populate your blog regularly. Otherwise, what's the point? But, how do you find the time to work a full-time job, go to… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – My Writing Habits
"Oh, you work in PR? You must be like, super loud then" "You can't be quiet and work in communications!" "If you're not confident, you're not going to make it" "But isn't your job just like, socialising?" "You're an introvert? You won't do well here..." I'm not usually one to succumb to the agg of… Continue reading You don’t have to be Samantha Jones to work in PR
2019 is just a few days underway, yet I'm finding myself writing about a new creative campaign every single day at the moment. Forget year of the Pig, it's the year of reactive PR... Apparently. Maybe there's something in the air this year following Vitamin Water setting the standards very late on in 2018. But at… Continue reading Creative campaigns #3 – the Army’s recruitment posters
Well, as 2018 draws to an end - so does my first year (of many, hopefully) working in Public Relations. Having studied it to death since 2015, this year - shortly after graduating - I landed a full-time Digital PR Executive role at my agency, Tecmark. And what a bloody journey it's been. After starting… Continue reading 2018: my first year in Public Relations
I love blog series that involve interviews, mainly because they get a great reception and I meet some pretty fab people through them too. So, when I thought of the idea of interviewing journalists to quiz them on the taboo topic of PR & journo relationships, I was keen to get stuck in. I also… Continue reading #CutThroughTheNoise – an interview with journalist Kenny Toal, from ITV Studios
It's Black Friday, and I'd be lying if I said I'd not succumbed to the temptation of the sales once again this year (thanks GymShark & New Look). But, I'm always going to look at this day with two perspectives. The cynical marketeer in me knows that this is no more than a very well executed ploy, piggybacked off… Continue reading Black Friday – the best marketing ploy of our generation?
After being a keen follower of the #PowerAndInfluence discussions, hosted by PR-superstar Ella Minty, for a while - I was so pleased when I was asked if I'd like to host one. Amongst some of the biggest names in the industry, it was a total honour to even be a part of these discussions, let alone a… Continue reading #PowerAndInfluence overview – PR and morals, where do you draw the line?
I'm learning a lot in this industry, and I'm learning it fast. Something I've picked up on while dotting in and out of the PR industry over the past year and a half is that there seems to be this thing between PRs and journalists. They find one and other really hard to work with... Apparently. I've… Continue reading Let’s talk about the taboo subject of journalists & PRs
Today is my work-iversary at Tecmark. 12 months ago to the date, I was a timid (and not afraid to admit it) final year student walking through the doors of Portland Street for the very first time. Not really knowing what to expect. One thing I didn’t expect and never could have comprehended though is… Continue reading Happy work-iversary to me: looking back at my first year in PR