Friday 28 January 2011

Connect PR hit the headlines

A vibrant splash of fiery red hair whirled through our office here at Connect PR this week, as our collective attention was grabbed like never before.

Lucy Hird, a second year student at Birmingham City University, was spending a week with us as she works towards a degree in media, communications and public relations.

Hailing from Malvern, Lucy’s initial claim to fame was being a pupil at the same Chase High School that educated X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd.

Unlike Cher however, she has been thoroughly likeable, unassuming and unaware of her emerging talent all week.

And unlike most work experience youngsters we’ve had in, she’s not been afraid to put the kettle on now and then, which always goes down well!

Lucy is the first student to spend time with us this year and has been a pleasure to have around the place as she mucked in with the less glamourous tasks in PR, not to mention some higher profile ones too.

We are always open to work opportunities and believe the role that agencies can play in leveraging youngsters’ study prospects – not to mention their ambition levels – remains vital.

Most of us remember our first forays into the world of work and when Lucy made such a lasting first impression, we hope we did likewise as we introduced her to the wonderful world of PR.

She said: “No two days have been the same here at Connect and I’ve had a great time with everyone here.

“I’ve gained an invaluable experience and have met some wonderful people, so to say I’ve had a beneficial week would be an understatement.”

Check your bag later Lucy – there’s a fiver in it for words like that. You’ll go far!

Meanwhile, Becki was having an uplifting experience of her own on Thursday night.

When she said she was watching a ripped, buff bloke strutting his stuff in front of an adoring public, we honestly thought she was on about Ben and his daily dealings with his clients HiQ, the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and Uponor.

Turns out she was watching Usher at the NIA. It is fair to say she has been working with a smile on her face and a song in her head today.

She’ll regret regaling us all with her R & B anecdotes soon enough though. Chaz ‘n Dave are at the Civic in March. She’s got more rabbit than Sainsbury’s that one...

Happy weekend all!

Connect PR

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