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

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

60 Seconds with Tyto PR’s Brendon Craigie

Brendon Craigie, co-founder and managing partner at Tyto PR, reveals why the agency has a flexible working model, the most challenging and rewarding aspects of founding a business and what the next big tech innovation will be. What were the challenges moving from running a large agency like Hotwire to then going back to founding… Continue reading 60 Seconds with Tyto PR’s Brendon Craigie

60 Seconds with TVC Group’s James Myers

James Myers, group managing director at TVC Group, reminisces about his time at the agency as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. TVC Group has just turned 20, with you at the agency for 17 of those years. What was it that attracted you to the business? There was no other company in the comms industry doing… Continue reading 60 Seconds with TVC Group’s James Myers