It’s been six months since I joined the Social Communications team.
From reading about the launch of this new Public Affairs and PR agency in Leeds to researching Social’s clients, sectors and projects – I quickly realised this was a company I wanted to work for.
Having spent my career to date working in the public sector – first in the House of Commons working for an MP and then at the Leeds City Region LEP and West Yorkshire Combined Authority – the prospect of moving into the private sector felt like quite a daunting career move at first.
Of course, I’d worked with agencies before and have a detailed understanding of the regional business and political landscape which I knew would stand me in good stead. But nevertheless, I arrived on day one with nervous anticipation…
Fast forward to now and I’m well and truly settled into agency life!
I’m supporting a fantastic, diverse range of clients and part of a team that is going from strength to strength.
From the get go, I worked with clients that required the full spectrum of communications and PR support. Everything from the launch of a major transport campaign and supporting an exclusive London client launch through to helping the consultation of a significant regeneration project and assisting on a national crisis communications issue.
I couldn’t have imagined that in such a short space of time I would gain so much experience and be working with some of the industry’s best.
This is in part due to Social Communications’ enviable list of clients across the property, energy and infrastructure sectors. Having the opportunity to work with these clients to help shape and inform campaigns of national significance is hugely rewarding. But it’s also down to the fact Social Communications attracts some of the brightest and best communicators around. Well, I would say that, wouldn’t I!
You only need to pay our offices a visit to feel the genuine buzz for what we do. This marriage of a dedicated, fun and creative team working on some of the most nationally significant and important issues of our time, has made it a truly enjoyable and fulfilling first six months in post.
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