Proactive International PR is one of the UK’s leading technology PR consultancies and the largest international agency in the East Midlands, with its headquarters in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
The company is a UK-based, B2B public relations consultancy with a strong emphasis on telecommunications and technology and a global client base that includes many leading international brands. Our clients are based world-wide – from China, India, Australia and Taiwan, to the USA, Europe and the UK.
They had been trying to recruit a PR Account Manager through their own advertising and own contacts in the industry, but without success. Looking for someone with at least 2-3 years’ experience as an account executive/senior account executive in an agency environment, with experience of juggling the varying needs and meeting the deadlines of several clients. Or someone already working as an account manager, but looking to relocate or move into a more challenging role or different field. A background in PR or journalism was essential, with skills in digital marketing, social media or design as a desirable addition.
"We contacted blueskies and spoke to Katy Gaskin whom we had spoken to in the past but not used. After our initial chat, I immediately felt that she understood our needs and priorities in finding someone with some experience, preferably already agency-side. Katy was very quickly able to find some suitable candidates and set up two interviews, neither of which turned out to be quite right, but which led her to suggest a further candidate who was already working in a PR agency in the region, had been responsible for a range of clients and had managed an account team. This person was looking for a career move to a bigger, more international agency and the fit was perfect. Both sides were delighted with the outcome and Katy was able to advise both us as employers as to the job offer and the candidate as to what to expect. We have really been impressed with her industry knowledge and expertise and her lovely, positive nature. A great result in an impressively short space of time!"