yorkshire

Viewing posts tagged yorkshire

Leeds PR Account Manager Job Vacancy

It’s been another exciting and busy period for us all here at Prohibition. We won Prolific North’s and the CIPR’s Agency of the year and we had a record year with a number of exciting new account wins, including several high street brands, and as a result we need to expand our growing team yet again. As you’ve probably figured out, we’re no relics when it comes to clever public relations. While we do ‘the traditional stuff’ very well indeed, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what you would expect from a specialist PR agency. So that involves lots of exciting things like online community building, social media listening,  brand audits, online crisis management, content marketing and video creation and seeding.

CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Pride Awards 2015. Aspire - Leeds 26.11.15 ©Steve Pope - FOTOWALES

CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Pride Awards 2015.

Here’s what we’re after:
We’re looking for someone with at least 2 year’s PR experience, with a definite interest in all things social media. You need to have solid media relations skills, have managed talented PR executives before. You need to know your blogs and Foursquare from your Snapchat, and at least pretend to understand Google spiders.

But more than anything, a hunger to learn and the right attitude is key. We want someone who has their finger firmly on the pulse of digital and PR developments, as well as popular culture.

So basically we want a talented, organised and motivated account manager to work across a range of enviable high street brands in an exciting PR/social media role. A minimum of 2 years’ PR experience is a must. This is an exciting position; we’re a fast-paced, innovative team, and we’re growing.  Get in touch if you think this is you!

We are looking for an experienced public relations manager to work in a growing fun team of 12 in Leeds that has been winning awards for the last five years. This exciting new role has been created due to our rapid growth and winning of new business, it includes several well known high street consumer brands as well as some interesting B2B clients.

This account manager will be responsible for managing excellent day-to-day client work, generating high quality traditional and social media coverage, and building relationships with clients and the media. An integral part of the team, you need to be passionate about the media agenda, knowing what makes a great story and delivering innovative and creative campaigns that have a commercial impact for clients. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a fast paced environment and thrives on getting results.

As an agency we are committed to our employee’s career development and every year you will be provided off-site PRCA and CIPR training to ensure you stay up to speed with the latest developments in the industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Devise creative public relations strategies that fit the client’s profile
*Develop effective PR plans using appropriate strategies and tactics
*Organise and coordinate PR activities
*Use a variety of channels to maximise the company’s exposure
*Arrange for interviews or public speaking events and construct press releases
*Advise company on handling sensitive public issues to preserve reputation
*Assess opportunities for sponsorships and other partnerships and manage relations
*Analyse results of PR campaigns or efforts and prepare reports
* Plan and implement cohesive PR strategies.
* Working to raise the media profile of clients alongside increasing their brand reputation and displaying them as experts in their field.
*You will be directly responsible for three account executives.
* Play a supporting role in New Business.
* Maintaining the standard of press material and that any crisis are managed effectively.

REQUIREMENTS:
*Experience as public relations executive or similar role of at least two years
*Experience of managing junior team members
*Solid knowledge of social media
*Excellent communication and presentation skills;
*Ability to build strong relationships with key people or organizations
*A desire to learn and develop your career
*Strong understanding of both traditional and digital public relations
*Digitally savvy
*Curious – a desire to learn, improve, apply new knowledge and develop self
*Excellent grasp of clients’ marketplaces, audiences and routes to market
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Creative thinker and problem solver
*Commercially aware and decisive
*Confident networker
*Organised with excellent time management skills
*Supportive, inspiring and motivational team player
*Personal drive and passion for the industry
*Self-aware and able to adapt personal style and approach to clients and team
*Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities
*Ability to assimilate information quickly and recommend a practical response
*A creative mind partnered with the ability to find the best practical solutions
*BSc/BA in PR, marketing or similar field

We’re growing fast, so if you’re interested in growing with us, and rolling up your sleeves to get involved in all aspects of our client work then get in touch.

Send your CV to hireme@prohibitionpr.co.uk  along with a brief overview of your favourite campaign of the last 12 months.

No agencies please.

Prohibition Shortlisted in the Top 50 PR Agencies

What a way to kick start the hot summer month of July! Sorry for the shameless self promotion guys but hey it’s our blog so we can write what we want!

July 1st is a pivotal day for most of us, as it usually marks the start of the summer and the long awaited sunshine. However, today proved to be extra special for us as an agency. We’re delighted to reveal that for the first time ever we’ve been shortlisted in the Top 50 PR Agencies 2015 in the North from Prolific North. The list which is released annually, albeit for a bit of link bait, ranks each PR agency according to its financial information taken from Companies House and also from supplementary information from us PR companies ourselves.

The ranking looks at information from more than 200 PR agencies, which are either based in, or have offices in the North. Click here for the full list. There are some great companies in here that we respect so we are delighted to be included in some esteemed company.

This is great news for our company as we enter our 5th year and with a headcount of just eight, we may not be the biggest but we are hoping to become the best.

So there you have it, we are starting to make waves in the Yorkshire region and this year is looking even better than last, so thanks for your support and hopefully we will see you all soon.

ProlificNorthTop50BadgePRfinal20151

Big client win ‘suits’ Prohibition

Yorkshire-based Online PR and Social Media specialist agency, Prohibition, has won another major new client by adding the national formal menswear retailer, Suit Direct to its ever-expanding portfolio. suitdirect

Suit Direct, a national formal fashion brand with more than 15 stores across the UK sells suits, shirts, jackets, belts, shoes and many other men’s accessories. The male fashion brand has hired the integrated PR agency to manage and grow its social media and digital presence, with the core aim of boosting online visibility and securing sales through social media.

To date Prohibition has already surpassed all of its targets on Suit Direct set by the brand and has more than quadrupled its sales through a strategic social media engagement programme.

Suit Direct is owned by The BMB Group which is one of the largest menswear companies in the country. The wholesaler offers a mix of formalwear and casualwear fashion brands including: Gibson London, Racing Green, The Label, Pierre Cardin, Scott and 1 Like No Other and many more.

Divisional Director at BMB Group Andrew Thomson commended: “At Suit Direct we have stores across the UK and our mission is to provide the best outfit possible for the right price. We currently offer ten different brands, with three different fits, to try and ensure we have the right outfit for anyone. We appointed Prohibition due to their extensive experience in social media marketing, the campaign has already surpassed all of our expectations and we are looking at other ways to work closely together. ”

This latest announcement follows a number of exciting client wins for the agency including Country Baskets, Robinsons Relocation and national house builder Keepmoat Homes. 2014 was already Prohibition’s most successful to date as the agency has appointed a new company director, hired an additional two staff members and moved to much larger premises in Chapel Allerton.

Founder and managing director, Chris Norton commented: “We’re really excited about working with BMB Group on the Suit Direct brand as we love a good challenge and anything that is sales related from social media is a genuine test. The marketing team strongly felt that our specialist expertise in social media marketing and online PR would greatly benefit the brand and our service is already paying huge dividends in terms of exposure, referrals and of course sales.”

Calling all marketing graduates

If you’re a graduate looking to get your first break in the industry and you have a passion for all things marketing, then there might be an opportunity for you with one of our nationally renowned clients.KeepmoatLogoSquareSmall

The Company

Keepmoat is a national market leader in sustainable community regeneration, housing, and planned and responsive repairs to the UK housing industry.

The Job

A new opportunity has arisen with our client, Keepmoat, in their head office marketing team. Do you have a passion for marketing and an interest in all things digital? They are looking for an analytical-minded graduate to join a fast-growing team in Doncaster to support the management of company statistics, as well as being involved with other exciting responsibilities. Apply now for a chance to become Keepmoat’s new Marketing Assistant.

Get in touch

If you’re interested, please email marketing@keepmoat.com with a covering letter and a copy of your CV.

Leeds PR agencies battle it out to find the best in CIPR Yorkshire pub quiz

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year, but we are very excited here at Prohibition to be involved in organising the annual CIPR Pub Quiz, in the memory of an old dear friend, journalist Nigel Scott.

As many of you may know, Nigel, the former business editor at the Yorkshire Evening Post, sadly died of cancer in 2009, and for the last two years our MD, Chris Norton, has organised the quiz event which invites PR consultancies, freelancers and in-house PR teams from across the region to remember Nigel and to raise money for the charities that helped him in his final days.

The previous events have been a great success with more than 200 people attending last year and a fund of £2,000 being raised for the chosen charities – Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract and Macmillan Cancer Support. Nigel’s close family attended the previous event and we all look forward to inviting them back again this year too.

After last year’s success, the CIPR has decided to hold the event at Alea Casino at Clarence Dock again and are inviting people from the Leeds PR and Media world to have fun and battle it out for the ultimate title and raise some money for a couple of great causes in the meantime.

The event will be on Thursday 4th October and proceedings will kick off early evening. Tickets are priced at £20 per person, which helps towards the cost of the food – supplied by the award winning James Martin restaurant – and the rest of the proceeds will go to the chosen charities. You have the option to book a table for ten for your group, or a spot just for yourself.

Unfortunately as a team we have never won the quiz, but the Prohibition PR team is already swatting up for success at this year’s event. It would be great to see some new faces this year so why not book yourself a place now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/3612307509/eorg?ebtv=C

See you there.

Earthquake hits Ripon and Facebook updates go crazy

Happy New year to you all from us at Prohibition PR, last night was a bit stranger than normal, not just because it was the final night of the Christmas holidays and my whole family are currently struggling with one of those nasty winter viruses but because we experienced an earthquake sat at home.

It was just after 9pm and I was sat up watching something on TV when the whole house began to shake, the cupboards started to make rattling noises. It lasted for a about five seconds and felt like a huge train was driving past right under our house. As soon as we felt it we knew it was a tremor but we weren’t sure far it would have travelled, so I went onto my Facebook account and it was full of status updates (more than 30) talking about it and asking what it was. It is very clever how a social network can bring all your friends together when a big incident like that takes place – only a few years ago this wouldn’t have happened. Not only did the earthquake make waves on Facebook but it also made it onto the 10pm local news and it was even on the national news this morning. BBC News reported:

A small earthquake has hit northern England, scientists have confirmed.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the 3.6-magnitude quake struck 9km north-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire just after 2100 GMT on Monday.

People in Bingley and Skipton, north-west of Leeds, reported feeling tremors, which were experienced across Cumbria and West Yorkshire.

The BGS said an earthquake of such size might be felt up to 100km away but was unlikely to cause much damage.

‘House shook’

It said many people throughout the region had reported feeling the event.

BGS spokeswoman Dr Aoife O’Mongain said: “It would have only lasted for a couple of seconds. And at that strength it is not likely that it would have caused any damage.

“People living in the vicinity may have felt their windows rattling as if a lorry was going past.”

As you can see the epicentre was near Ripon and I live on the Ripon side of Harrogate so it wasn’t too far away. So tell me did the earth move for you last night and if so what did you think?