In this blog series, you’ll get to learn about each member of the CommsCo team, including our thoughts on what it’s like to work in PR and how we like to wind down at the end of a busy working day. First up is Leah Jones, our fabulous Account Manager.
What is your favourite thing about working at CommsCo?
At CommsCo, no two days are the same. I get to work across a wide range of clients with different team members, so constantly work on different projects and campaigns. We also have some really interesting clients that are great to work with.
What do you see as the key benefits of working for a smaller agency?
When I started at CommsCo as an intern, I could work alongside the managers and directors of the company so was learning very quickly. At a bigger agency, it’s likely that you’ll be working alongside team members that are the same level as you, whereas smaller agencies allow you to learn faster with more senior team members. At a smaller agency, you’re also a vital member of the team and are more than just an employee number.
How did you decide on PR as a career choice?
I hadn’t heard of PR until my sister mentioned that there was a PR role available at her company back in Southampton. I wanted to stay in London after university so started to research PR and applied for the CommsCo soon after.
What would you say to people who are thinking about trying a PR role?
Try it out! Doing an internship with a PR agency is a sure-fire way to determine whether PR is the career for you. If it is, you’ll need to decide whether you’d prefer to work in-house (working with one client) or in an agency role (working with numerous clients), and whether you’d like a larger or smaller agency.
What do you see as the main vision for CommsCo?
Continuing to grow in size—both in terms of the team and clients—while maintaining our position as the agency for disruptive or challenger brands.
Which skill would you say is most important in achieving PR success?
Organisation and time management. You need to be able to manage the relationships between clients and journalists, while also developing campaigns and drafting content. Because of this, organisational skills and good time management are paramount.
What is the most rewarding thing about working in PR?
For me, the most rewarding thing about working in PR is placing a client in their dream publication.
How do you like to relax at the end of a working day?
After work I like to go on a jog and binge on Netflix—usually in that order—or meet friends in central London.
If you could only describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Tell us something about yourself that the team may not know
I can do basic sign language and have performed on a West End stage.
Up next: Meet Edward Clark, our Senior Account Executive.
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