It’s an exciting time at bcm public relations. As well as some great new clients (details to follow), we’ve also welcomed two new staff members, Michelle and James, to the bcm team.
Michelle began her career working for the Australian Government in the marketing area of its Innovation Division, AusIndustry. Whilst working for AusIndustry Michelle completed her Diploma of Communications and Media (PR) and went on to work as National Events Manager and then National Sponsorships Manager. Within these roles Michelle organised events and worked closely with businesses, Ministers’ offices, and other government organisations to help promote AusIndustry’s range of business programs.
Michelle isn’t a newbie as such, having worked for us before. In 2008 she travelled to England and started working at bcm as an Account Executive. Michelle took a few years break to start a family but couldn’t keep away too long. She is now back at bcm taking on the role of PR Executive and will be working with Account Manager Shreyasi on our HRS and SPX accounts.
Michelle is an avid football fan and supports Tottenham Hotspur. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her young son and family (including her crazy dog!), going to the cinema and travelling around Europe.
Adding another nationality to our diverse team James originally hails from the Irish midlands. James studied design at university, and went on to work with a number of fashion brands, including Gucci, Moshchino Couture and Camilla Staerk– specialising in womenswear design, sales and marketing.
Having a long-term interest in writing and the media, he took a change in direction, and studied for an MA in Journalism and Media Communications. During his Masters program he produced award recognized television and radio documentaries.
Following this, James worked as a PR consultant with the international IT charity, Camara Education, at its Dublin headquarters. He then worked with a publishing focused, London based agency where he specialised in digital and new media PR; organising campaigns and monitoring coverage. Writing since his student days, James has published a range of material, both fictional and factual. In his spare time, he enjoys the arts, cycling and hiking, watching some rugby, and watching the world via Twitter.
At bcm, James will be working with our Aerospace team and helping plan and execute knock-out social media campaigns for our clients.