We’re a big fan of work anniversaries here at Nelson Bostock Unlimited. But rather than just give our employees a bottle of Bolly (our tradition), we asked them to tell us what their first 12 months with us has been like.
First up are Alex, Cassie and Sinead – join us in wishing them a very happy one year anniversary!
What a year at NBU has taught me, Alex Gray
For me, a year at NBU has affirmed something pretty important. Something that I already knew but perhaps hadn’t truly experienced. What is it? The value of teamwork. I’ve worked in various PR roles over the course of my career. Prior to NBU, I spent three years at another PR agency where ‘friendly competition’ was actually people using office politics to make themselves look better than others. It might sound clichéd, but NBU has shown me how much more productive a team can be when people respect each other. It’s so much better when we work cohesively to achieve goals. we help each other, we encourage each other and we laugh together. Until the project is done. Then we celebrate together! It’s as simple as that.
My first year at NBU, Cassie Clarke
It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since I joined the NBU family. But what a year it’s been! I’ve had the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting projects in my career, most notably Canon EXPO, the company’s quinquennial event held in Paris. Being involved in managing the press programme of over 300 attending journalists, including content development and digital amplification, was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve had. As with any many major event, there was plenty of blood, sweat and tears. However, there was also just as many laughs (if not more!). This was only possible because of the amazing team at NBU. I’m proud to say I work with some of the most talented people in the industry, who continually aim to push the boundaries of PR.
Looking back on my first year, Sinead O’Connor
When I look back on my first year at NBU, it’s incredible how much I’ve grown professionally. Part of my role has been advising Canon UK on its B2B social strategy. That’s everything from audience identification, platform development, content creation and promotional spend strategy. We’ve had some awesome results along the way – turning PR initiatives into truly social campaigns. It’s definitely had its challenges but has been totally rewarding.