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Junior PR Account Executive position available

Friday, 21st December 2012 at 6:42pm

The Think Tank jobsLooking for a new career in the New Year then this might be for you.

The Think Tank is looking for a Junior PR Account Executive.

Do you have an understanding of media relations and gaining press coverage? Can you offer an organised approach, good telephone and interpersonal skills, the ability to work within a team and meet deadlines? We offer a fun and informal atmosphere but one which is about achieving great results for our clients.

To be successful at the job you will need to be super organised, have an eye for detail, be extremely positive and have a proven interest in business to business PR through your education or experience. An outstanding grasp of English (written and spoken) is an absolute must, as is the ability to multi-task with a smile on your face and produce superb results under high pressure and tight deadlines. Candidates with a second language skill, ideally French, are preferred.

If this is thejob for you then email samanthad@thinktank.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter. Applications will only be accepted with a covering letter. The position is based in Central London.
Tagged Jobs, PR, Account Executive, London, Media, Relations, Recruitment, Careers

Getting ready for a crisis

Tuesday, 31st January 2012 at 6:21am

Crisis.jpgWe recently ran a crisis preparedness workshop for one of our clients which sparked lots of interesting debate.

One outcome was the development of a ‘crisis manual’, one that is comprehensive but also succinct, avoiding the danger of becoming so ‘big’ that no one will read it when it should be a useful, easy reference tool.   

For multi-site locations, the development of a common core element of company best practice can easily be supplemented with pertinent local information, added into each site-specific manual. Any organisation operating internationally should also ensure that appropriate ‘early warning systems’ and international information networks are in place that operate across borders.  

Another key outcome was the importance of your organisation being the principal trusted source of information for your own affairs, i.e. ensuring ‘ownership’ of your stakeholders through provision of information. This is increasingly a challenge in today’s networked world, with social media and ‘citizen journalists’, meaning there is little time before an issue becomes live and spreads across networks, potentially out of control.  

Lots to consider, and thanks to Magnus Carter of Mentor Ltd for all his input into the day too.
Tagged Crisis, Issue, Management, Media, PR, Preparedness, Relations

The Think Tank appointed PR agency for B3 Designers

Wednesday, 14th December 2011 at 1:56am

B3.JPGThe Think Tank is delighted to announce that it has been appointed to provide PR support for Shoreditch-based B3 Designers.
This award-winning interior design studio specializes in creating distinctive, fresh and contemporary designs for the interiors of hotels, bars, restaurants and for retail spaces.
The B3 Designers team has currently been working on a number of projects including some exciting new ‘eateries’ in the Selfridges store in Manchester… watch this space for more news.

Tagged B3, Design, Interior, PR, Press, Relations, Selfridges

The Think Tank heads off to Russia

Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 at 11:01am

zow.jpgJana Pavelkova from The Think Tank's PR team is in Moscow this week to provide PR support and meeting journalists with Formica Group at the ZOW furniture show.

This prestigious show that is held in Russia, Germany and Turkey showcases products and services supplied to the furniture industry. The first ZOW Moscow show was held in 2004 and each year usually receives around 15,000 visitors.

Formica Group is exhibiting vibrant colourways, intriguing textures and unique designs from the TopLine and Doorline collections, which bring a complete offering to the kitchen and furniture segment. Delegates can visit stand D3, Pavilion 7, Hall 2 from 21st - 25th November 2011 can discover how the Formica Group continues to evolve.

Please click here to see more about the new collections.
Tagged Formica, Moscow, PR, Press, Relations, Russia, ZOW

Demonstrating how a worktop can make a difference in a kitchen

Tuesday, 26th July 2011 at 11:34am

PR_Topps Axiom.jpgOffering a range of options for today’s kitchens, The Think Tank's work with Axiom by Formica has also been about showing how the worktop can make all the difference to a new kitchen, makeover or refurbishment project.
Working closely with the home, lifestyle and kitchen trade press, and TV programmes, we have achieved a huge amount of coverage and continue to position the brand as thought leader in the industry.
Tactics have included product placements and makeovers, regular press releases, advice and how to tips, installation guides, themes, trends and comment pieces.
Click here to find out more.
Tagged Axiom, Formica, Marketing, PR, Press, Relations

Raising profile in UK and Middle East

Tuesday, 7th June 2011 at 8:20am

SmartGlass SM.jpgLeading manufacturer of electronically switchable glass, SmartGlass™ International, was recommended to The Think Tank when it needed to its raise profile and make further inroads into some specific markets.

SmartGlass™ International is a key supplier to the healthcare, hospitality, and commercial sectors and is unique in that it only manufactures SmartGlass and is completely dedicated to this sector.  With a track record in supplying blue chip and bespoke clients worldwide, it asked The Think Tank to undertake a PR project to raise its profile in the UK and Middle East.

Read more here
Tagged Architectural, Built, Construction, International, Marketing, PR, Press, Relations, SmartGlass

Groundbreaking business launched into Oil and Gas sector

Wednesday, 13th April 2011 at 7:25am

The Think Tank was approached by Permasense to propose how we would launch this start-up company into the Oil and Gas Sector with a new, innovative and unique product. Permasense is an offshoot of Imperial Collage London and following several years of research, on behalf of BP, they developed inhospitable wireless monitoring technologies for accurately measuring corrosion of pipes in the Oil and Gas sector. This technology is unique and presented the opportunity for use on a global scale to improve monitoring and safety.
The Think Tank proposed the development of a suite of marketing tools and a PR campaign to launch this groundbreaking business.
Read more
Tagged Collateral, Design, Gas, Literature, Marketing, Oil, Permasense, PR, Press, Relations, Web Site

Dinosaurs Unleashed launch a great success

Friday, 4th March 2011 at 9:02am

Dinosaurs_Unleashed_at_The_O2_B_sm.jpgDinosaurs_Unleashed_at_The_O2_SM.jpgThe launch of Dinosaurs Unleashed at The O2 on February 19th was a great success, with more than 400 press and their children attending the launch event and coverage across broadcast and national press.

The Think Tank has provided a completely integrated marketing service to the organisers, including strategic direction, media planning, outdoor advertising, media relations, direct marketing, event support and digital services, resulting in an amazing first week for this landmark attraction.

With coverage achieved on Day Break, This Morning, the Vanessa Show and many other radio, national and local media outlets the launch of Dinosaurs Unleashed has exceeded all expectations.

On throughout 2011 and into 2012, The Think Tank will be continuing to provide a range of marketing and PR services to help continue the success of Dinosaurs Unleashed.

For more information about Dinosaurs Unleased at The O2 click here or view the video below.

Tagged Advertising, Dinosaurs, Events, London, Marketing, Media, O2, Outdoor, PR, Relations, Unleashed

PR Account Manager Position Available

Monday, 6th December 2010 at 2:45am

We are looking for an experienced PR Account Manager for a hands-on role which will involve media relations and events support in the UK and Europe. This position is initially for six-months but will be reviewed.  Knowledge of working within the b2b sector and preferably the built environment is preferred.  Would you appreciate an opportunity to work with a team that likes to achieve great results? Please email your CV and a brief covering letter to Samantha Dawe, Director, at samanthad@thinktank.org.uk.

Tagged Account, Agency, Built, Environment, Job, Manager, PR, Press, Relations, Role, Vacancy