Introducing our Senior Account Executive, Emily!
Hi! My name is Emily and I’m the new Senior Account Executive at High Rise Communications! I have been working in PR and marketing just over two years now and I’m excited for this new challenge!
Before becoming intrigued by a career in PR, I first studied English at The University of Nottingham. I achieved a first-class degree as well as an extra accredited Nottingham Advantage Award for various volunteering and mentoring roles throughout my time there.
Stuck initially between studying English and Maths (very glad I came to my senses!), my time in Nottingham was filled with a wide variety of learning. It wasn’t all being spent in the library attempting to finish Paradise Lost in a week! From reading Old English, to learning the psychology behind language learning, I studied topics spanning centuries, countries and languages. My passion for writing essays led me to consider careers in which writing was a mainstay – and, contrary to popular belief, my English degree did land me a job afterwards!
What I will bring to the team…
I have previous experience writing a wide range of PR pieces: press and news releases, editorial, thought-leadership articles, blogs, case studies, information guides, social media posts, CPDs as well as internal comms such as brand guidelines, with a focus on construction PR.
And whilst I never thought after an English degree I’d be having a refresh of GCSE Physics in my day-to-day role, I enjoyed making such technical and high-level subjects digestible and making an impact for our clients. This also gave me an in depth understanding of the ever-changing building regulations, sustainability, energy efficiency, health and wellbeing in the construction sector which I am excited to use with our PR clients.
I always knew I wanted to work for companies that pride themselves on ethical practices and try to make a real, resounding impact. Just a glance at High Rise’s website shows how central this is. And having done some volunteering work in local schools at university, and a summer spent volunteering at Scope, I’m also excited by the numerous charities and not-for-profits that High Rise can count as PR clients.
A little bit about me
After university, I moved back home to Manchester, realising no other city could compete with the amount of places to eat and drink within a one-mile radius! I love spending my evenings and weekends working my way through the foodie scene in Manchester, going to the gym, getting through all the books I need to read and watching First Dates with my housemates.