Why did we start the High Flyers PR Course?
Our story so far
Alex has spent his career working for large international agencies, while Rich has been working for and running small but rapidly growing start-ups.
But wherever we were in the world, whoever we were working for, we’d always moan that company’s weren’t investing enough in accessible and up-to-date training for junior staff. Surely somebody should do something about it? And then we decided that somebody should be us. And now, in a world where remote working is increasingly popular, there’s never been a better time for high-quality training resources that can be scaled company-wide.
Meet the team
Rich is a best-selling public relations author, agency founder and global speaker.
Rich founded the UK’s #1 PR blog Famous Campaigns, and his book Myths of PR has been translated into more than half a dozen languages. He has been acknowledged as a communications innovator, creating industry tools and leading the charge for professional change; running the first PR agency and one of the first companies in the world to adopt a four day work week for five days’ pay in 2018.
With 15 years of industry experience and with a particular focus on creative PR that leads to measurable results, Rich has led communications for household names including Disney, Virgin Group, Just-Eat, Paddy Power and the NHS. He has delivered keynote talks to international audiences and regularly gives lectures to undergraduate and masters students across the UK.
Alex is an EFFIE-award winning PR professional with over 10 years’ experience.
Alex is an independent PR consultant working with agencies and brands, he spent 7 years working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in London, Shanghai and Beijing. During his time at H+K he worked in a number of roles including head of business development for Asia & Greater China, and on global campaigns as a creative strategist and digital planner.
Alex has worked with some of the largest brands and businesses in the world including Adidas, General Electric, LG, Mondelez and Procter & Gamble.
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