Portland hires Daily Mail’s Zoe Brennan as head of writing

Portland has hired Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph journalist Zoe Brennan as partner and head of writing.

Zoe Brennan

Brennan will lead on speech-writing, drafting op-eds, and writing narratives for clients, as well as messaging across the agency. She will work with and report to Mark Flanagan, managing director of Portland’s corporate team.

Brennan brings a wealth of experience from a career that spans over twenty years, working as Westminster correspondent at The Sunday Times, European correspondent at the Press Association, City reporter at the Daily Express and – most recently – senior feature writer for the Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.

Flanagan said: “I am delighted to welcome Zoe, whose breath of experience and skills make her a perfect fit for Portland. Her media knowledge and her ability to create compelling stories will add real value across the wider business. She brings a new dimension to Portland’s existing senior leadership expertise allowing us to continue providing invaluable insights to clients.”

Brennan added: “I am thrilled to join Portland at this exciting time for the company, as it grows globally. My extensive newsroom experience and work in political journalism will inform the strategic advice we offer, and I will bring my writing skills to high-profile campaigns. I look forward to working alongside the best in the business at Portland.”

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