As the ‘new’ girl in the office I’ve joined Democracy PR from the press office at Manchester City Council (where the phone never stopped ringing with enquiries from the media keen to hear about how Manchester is coping with the recent spending cuts) to here, where we are busy picking up the phones and telling national reporters about how good our clients’ products and services are.
But I’m not new to the industry, having had close to 10 years working in central Manchester and cutting my PR teeth at Spin Media (now SKV).
And although I have only been here a few days I am already starting to feel like one of the ‘family’. That’s the great thing about PR generally, as far as my experience is concerned, in that the people you work with are generally like-minded, fun, creative, friendly, good at networking and most importantly, hard-working.
All these things are definitely in evidence at Democracy as everyone is psychometrically-tested – which sounds like a painful procedure, but it’s not honestly – before they even get to the second stage of the job interview. Which means that people are hired to fit the job and vice versa.
I’m looking forward to a new challenge, meeting all the clients and winning some new business. I’m back in the PR game so watch this space……..