Daisy does the double (Act)

Daisy take a well earned break

Daisy take a well earned break

Daisy Simpson, 2011 graduate, has pulled off something of a double act reunion by interviewing pop diva Kiki Dee – having previously worked as an intern at an event run by Elton John, whose first number one hit was a duet with Kiki, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” way back in 1976.

She got the opportunity when Your Local Magazine, based in Daisy’s home county of Norfolk, wanted someone to talk to Kiki Dee for their November issue. As a joint PR and journalism graduate, Daisy was the ideal interviewer.

She attended one of Kiki’s quieter and more intimate concerts, with collaborator Carmelo Luggeri, at Wingfield Barns, Suffolk and then conducted an interview that ranged through Kiki’s early career to her latest project with Carmelo. Continue reading

Theo goes ‘Above and Beyond’

Theo Roberts, clearly enjoying himself!

Theo Roberts, clearly enjoying himself!

September’s been a manic month for Theo who graduated from Lincoln with a BA(Hons) Public Relations and Marketing and is currently on an internship with Above and Beyond  who are contracted by Google to do the marketing for Google+.

He has been working with the team to create The Hangout which is an online platform for music, sport and acting talents, comedians, designers etc. The talent ranges from up and coming to world known celebs.

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Hop on board the pillion for Carli-Ann Smith’s PR Adventure

My PR Adventure

Well, where do I start with my adventures since leaving University!? I have to admit, I was rather upset when I left University. After having 3 years of structured lectures and tasks with set deadlines I was heading out into the big wide world to start a real job, in a real office, complete with a real boss….scary stuff. I was very excited at the same time though as I had been lucky enough to land myself a job doing exactly what I wanted, motorcycle PR.Carli gets us up to speed on seating! Continue reading

Simone Stevens

what you can't see is the delicious cream scone Simone is just enjoying - and she calls this work!

After graduating in 2007 with a BA Hons in PR, I found myself on work experience at Pegasus PR in Sussex within a few months. During this 3 month placement I was offered a permanent job as Junior Account Executive and whilst the business has grown so has my career, I am now Account Manager across several successful consumer health and lifestyle brands. Continue reading

Katy Shinton – celebrity lifestyle!

Beach Hut Festival - Skegness, Katy and unsuspecting holiday maker!

PR and Journalism unavoidably come hand in hand within most industries. I found this out during my first graduate job working as an Events manager. At the time I was dealing with both local and national media. My journalism knowledge helped me target the right people, and my PR skills helped shape the right impression and message we were trying to put out. Both sets of knowledge complemented one another to achieve a festival spread over 3 miles, and in excess of 20,000 visitors over the weekend! I was even interviewed for the local BBC radio by my journalism classmate! Continue reading