60 Seconds with The Academy co-founder Mitch Kaye

Mitch Kaye, co-founder of The Academy, reveals why he and Dan Glover started their second agency, how the pair work together and his love of AFC Bournemouth. What made you decide to found a second agency – The Academy – after previously setting up Mischief? We sold Mischief to Engine in 2011. After the two years’… Continue reading 60 Seconds with The Academy co-founder Mitch Kaye

60 Seconds with Curzon PR’s Farzana Baduel

Farzana Baduel, founder and CEO of Curzon PR, talks about being an ambassador for the Oxford Foundry’s L.E.V8 Women programme, how women can become PR leaders and combining a “boutique” agency with international clients. Congratulations, you have been chosen as one of seven ambassadors for the L.E.V8 Women programme as well as the resident PR expert… Continue reading 60 Seconds with Curzon PR’s Farzana Baduel

60 Seconds with Platform Communications’ Gay Bell

Gay Bell, founder and CEO of Platform Communications, talks about why she founded the agency, changes in the tech sector and how she commits to ensure staff are happy and motivated. Why did you decide to found Platform Communications? By the time I started Platform Communications, I already had over a decade of experience leading… Continue reading 60 Seconds with Platform Communications’ Gay Bell

60 Seconds with Little Red Rooster’s Victoria Ruffy

Victoria Ruffy, founder of Little Red Rooster, reveals why she set up the agency, how she attracts prestigious clients and how she replaced her Triumph Spitfire Mark IV. What made you decide to found Little Red Rooster after 12 years in PR? I absolutely love PR. I think I was always destined to be my own… Continue reading 60 Seconds with Little Red Rooster’s Victoria Ruffy

60 Seconds with the NFL’s David Tossell

David Tossell, NFL director of public affairs (UK and Europe), talks about how the sport has grown in the UK and his ever-changing role ahead of the the NFL’s London fixtures. You’ve been working with the NFL for over 20 years, what made you move from journalism into what was a PR role for a… Continue reading 60 Seconds with the NFL’s David Tossell

Meet the Journalist: Index on Censorship’s Jemimah Steinfeld

Jemimah Steinfeld, deputy editor at Index on Censorship magazine, talks about the magazine’s recent award win, freedom of speech and how the title likes to work with PRs. Congratulations on your recent APEX award! How important is it for you to be recognised by awards judges for the work you produce? It’s really important for… Continue reading Meet the Journalist: Index on Censorship’s Jemimah Steinfeld

60 Seconds with Babel PR’s Ian Hood

Ian Hood, CEO and co-founder of Babel PR, explains why he started the agency, talks about working internationally and being on the end of a rant from Kelvin MacKenzie.  What made you found Babel PR? Sheer arrogance. No, seriously, I’d worked a number of years in-house with a large public company and it was all becoming… Continue reading 60 Seconds with Babel PR’s Ian Hood

60 Seconds with Ketchum’s Chris Martin

Chris Martin, Ketchum’s recently appointed director of public affairs, discusses his new role, the public affairs landscape and advice to those entering the industry.  Congratulations on the new role! What attracted you to Ketchum? The opportunity to join Ketchum as one of the leading global agencies was of course appealing in itself, but the growth… Continue reading 60 Seconds with Ketchum’s Chris Martin

60 Seconds with LEWIS’s Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones, LEWIS’s newly-appointed UK managing director, explores her new role, PwC’s Tech She Can charter and how to ensure the comms industry provides opportunities for women to develop their careers. You’ve just been promoted to MD at LEWIS, what does the role encompass? The marketing industry is evolving at pace. On the one hand,… Continue reading 60 Seconds with LEWIS’s Ruth Jones

Meet the Journalist: Marie Claire’s Trish Halpin

Trish Halpin, editor-in-chief at Marie Claire, discusses the magazine’s 30th birthday issue, how the publication has changed over three decades and how PRs can work with the title. Today sees the release of the 30th birthday issue of Marie Claire. What is the secret behind the magazine’s longevity? When Marie Claire launched in 1988 it… Continue reading Meet the Journalist: Marie Claire’s Trish Halpin