Today we say a fond farewell to Laura Stoddart, Intern Extroardinaire. Laura has been with us over the summer, learning the PR ropes as part of her uni course. Here she lets us know how she has found working at Orchard!
As a person who likes to keep busy I am always looking for new projects to do in my spare time and had been looking for something that would allow me to apply the communication skills I have developed while working at Orchard.
Earlier this year Orchard were approached by Guernsey Grammar School to assist its Year 12 AS media students with a project. As part of their course the students had been tasked with putting together a trailer for a thriller film they devised and produce a marketing campaign for their films.
One thing we tend not to shout about much here at Orchard PR is our experience in project management. It’s something that is not only second nature to many of the team but also a key part of the role we play for our clients.
There was a distinctly social feel about the 2014 Orchard Media Quiz. Sandwiched in between five rounds of fiendishly difficult questions on events of the last 12 months Guernsey’s most prominent journalists and editors were asked to get their selfies on and recreate a famous photo.
Twitter celebrated its eighth birthday today, exactly eight years after the first ever tweet was posted by Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter.
Fast forward eight years and 645,750,000 active users later Twitter has become a multi-billion dollar company and to celebrate they launched FirstTweets, which allows you to turn back the clock and see where it all started. We decided to do just that and have a look at the very first tweets from everyone in the Orchard.
Last week I took a day out of the office and attended the CIPR Strategic PR Management course held at their HQ in London. A day out of the office always feels like a day lost out of the working week but by 4.30 I needed no persuading that it was a day really well spent – with a really nice bunch of fellow PR people.
We covered loads of good stuff but the most valuable to me was the focus on the importance of asking open questions (and the value of asking such questions was evident throughout many of the topics we discussed), giving good briefings and delegating effectively, motivating and developing your team and managing relationships.