The #StartingOut Series – Jo-ann Robertson, Ketchum London CEO

The #StartingOut Series – Jo-ann Robertson, Ketchum London CEO

Jo-ann is the driving force behind innovation and growth at Ketchum London and has recently been appointed CEO.

In this interview for The #StartingOut Series find out Jo-ann’s top tips for getting started in the PR industry and why it’s important to be hungry to learn.

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Libertine Don Giovanni seduces Southampton through song

Libertine Don Giovanni seduces Southampton through song

The libertine, the seducer, the swine! Don Giovanni flirted his way right into the hearts of the crowd, with the third in the series of the rabble rouser operas, at the Mayflower Theatre.

The Welsh National Opera held a trio of Italian operas at the iconic Southampton venue from some of the world’s greatest composers for its Spring season.

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A chat with ‘Don Giovanni’ ahead of his Mayflower Theatre performance

A chat with ‘Don Giovanni’ ahead of his Mayflower Theatre performance

A trio of operas performed by the Welsh National Opera comes to Mayflower Theatre this week for the Rabble Rousers Season.

On Friday I’ll be seeing Don Giovanni, an opera based on Don Juan, the fictional libertine and legendary seducer.  It’s a classic story that’s been told in many ways since 1787. Lovers, murder and vengeance, highs and lows, comedy and tragedy. I’ve been assured it is a classic.

As you might be able to tell, opera isn’t my normal night out. But, as you know by now, I’m one for getting out of my comfort zone and challenging perceptions and stereotypes. Opera is extremely popular, and it’s about time I gave it a second chance.

Ahead of the show I spoke to Gavan Ring, an Irish tenor, who will be playing Don Giovanni, about his love for the opera, and how it’s becoming more accessible to millennials like me.

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The #StartingOut Series – Ella Minty

The #StartingOut Series – Ella Minty

PR powerhouse Ella Minty is sharp, smart and savvy, and she’s the one you’d want on your team if things go pear-shaped.

Ella has almost 20 years experience in various public relations roles and currently works as a management consultant, specialising in risk and reputation management.

If you’re starting out in public relations, Ella is exactly the sort of practitioner you should be following. She’s engaging on social media and regularly blogs about relevant and interesting topics.

Reading her comments and advice on PR issues will give you valuable insight into the industry. It will also give you a good steer on how to deal with certain situations you’re likely to come across in your career.

In this interview for The #StartingOut Series find out why Ella won’t let gender be a challenge to her in PR and why she’s all about admiration not inspiration.

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The #StartingOut Series – Vlogger Brogan Tate

The #StartingOut Series – Vlogger Brogan Tate
The second person to be interviewed for The #StartingOut Series is award winning blogger, vlogger and influencer Brogan who runs Brogan Tate.
Here she shares her top tips for PR professionals and bloggers #StartingOut in the industry.

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The #StartingOut Series – Laura Downton from Lee Peck Media

The #StartingOut Series – Laura Downton from Lee Peck Media

The first person to be interviewed for The #StartingOut Series is Laura Downton, a PR Director at Lee Peck Media.

She’s my amazing colleague who absolutely slays at PR. Find out what wise words she has to share with people starting out in public relations. Continue reading “The #StartingOut Series – Laura Downton from Lee Peck Media”

MAC Liptensity launch – part one

MAC Liptensity launch – part one

Rather than creating one giant blog I’ve broken my experience in to three parts:

Part one – The what, where and why
Part two – The event and Liptensity review
Part three – The top 10 things I learnt from my first blogging event as a blogger


The what, where and why…

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