Here at spottydog, we’re big on new talent and love to see how our junior team members can grow when given opportunities to develop while on the job. As Brittani’s undergraduate placement year with us comes to an end, we look back at some of the highlights from her year as a spottydog pup.
Jumping in at the deep end
There’s no better way to begin a career in communications than getting stuck in.
After being welcomed by the team and settling into the spottydog pack, Brittani was keen to lend a hand with representing our diverse portfolio of clients both inside and outside of the office. We love supporting our clients at events and it’s important that the whole team have the chance to get involved.
First off, Brittani joined our internal communications guru Alissa at the IOSH Annual Conference in Birmingham and assisted with interviewing health and safety professionals for IOSH’s Pioneers of Progress 75th anniversary campaign.
Having caught the conventions bug, Brittani was quickly heading back out of spottydog HQ and joining our client Heritage Bathrooms at Grand Designs Live. The annual event was the perfect opportunity to test out product knowledge and learn all about the latest innovative trends in the interiors industry – we were even lucky enough to hear from famed designer and television presenter Kevin McCloud!
Delivering pedigree communications
At spottydog we want our junior team members to be fully immersed in the world of PR and communications. Instead of being sent on endless tea and coffee runs, our undergraduate team members and interns are given hands-on work experience which will help them to hone their practical skills.
Brittani was tasked with supporting our reopening project with pub and restaurant client Mitchells & Butlers. Each year, we deliver engaging PR activity to help create a buzz around new pub openings and refurbishment. After some expert training from senior team members, Brittani was quickly writing and selling in press releases to secure regional coverage. Alongside this, she supported the team in booking photoshoots, arranging food reviews with journalists and bloggers, and becoming the team’s go-to for guestlist organisation.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Brittani was key to the creative process and delivery of the O’Neill’s St. Patrick’s Day campaign. From sourcing and organising the delivery of green telephone boxes to pubs across the country to sharing the news with journalists – and even starring in the photoshoot – Brittani was able to demonstrate just how much she’d learnt during the first half of her placement.
Part of the team
A fun and friendly work culture is one of our top priorities here at spottydog and we always make time for team socials. Brittani’s placement year with us was no exception and she was able to join us for weekly team lunches, Christmas karaoke and a Peaky Blinders themed escape room social.
In addition to our usual activities, spottydog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year so we were able to bring together clients and spottydog team members, both past and present, to celebrate the businesses successes over the last decade.
Though the lockdown put our meals out and team drinks on hold, we were able to keep up team morale with daily social video calls and taking part in the charity steps challenge for Birmingham Dogs Home. Brittani proved herself to be the clear frontrunner when it came to the weekly step count and came out on top as the overall winner.
Interested in joining us to develop your PR skills while in industry? Meet the spottydog pack and find out more about our work by joining us at our next Talent Spot event: www.spottydogcommunications.com/event/open-house-oct2020