At Prohibition, we have a unique team that all bring different qualities, skills and personalities to the table and we thought it’s about time we introduced ourselves properly! That’s why we’re adding a new series to our blog content – ‘Meet The Team’. Each month, we’ll introduce a different team member who will share a little bit about themselves and offer their wisdom and advice for all things PR, marketing and social media.

So, for this months ‘Meet the Team’ feature – get to know Katie Bibby, our fun and bubbly Account Executive from across the pond!

How long have you been at Prohibition? 8 months

What do you love most about your job? Everything! I truly love coming to work everyday (either in person or virtually). The team is so fun and energetic and we have some of the most incredible clients. No two days are the same (which I love) and I feel especially grateful to feel like I’m working with friends not just co-workers.

Tell us a bit about your journey to working at Prohibition. I’m from the US originally and moved over to the UK in March of 2019. I started off living in Cambridge but was working in Soho, London. When my husband was offered a PhD position at the University of Leeds, I started looking for my next move career wise and was really picky about what I wanted. I came across Prohibition and all the boxes were ticked and then some. The work environment, quality of work and clientele were all exactly what I was looking for. I felt so lucky that they were looking to hire someone of my level as I was looking.

What’s your top tip for someone looking to get into the PR industry? Top tip would have to be work culture – the type of environment that you’re in and the people that you’re working with are so critical to your job performance and overall enjoyment of your career. You spend so much time during the week with the people that you work with so make sure they’re ace!

What’s your favourite social media platform and why? Instagram – I love the creativity of the images and captions that are shared – I think it can be a really great platform for posting interesting content while also giving a little bit of insight into one’s life. I’m also quite nosy so I like to see what people have been up to. 😊

What do you love most about working/living up North? People are SO nice up north – almost shockingly so. I also love that you’re only a car ride/train ride away from some absolutely stunning scenic locations.

What three things could you not live without? Coffee, my friends/family and perfume (I have an addiction/obsession to nice perfume/smells)

Give us your favourite quote. C’est la vie

If you could switch places with any celeb for the day – who would it be and why? Meryl Streep – I find her to be such an incredibly gifted actress and just to be her for the day/understand how her mind works would be incredible.

What’s something you’re secretly (or not so secretly!) really good at/passionate about outside of work? Love to sing and act – still working on nailing my regional English accents but performing in general is def one of my fav things.

 

About Abbey Gray

Senior Account Executive at Prohibition PR. Blogger & Baker. Based in Leeds.