We are thrilled to have expanded our PR team with the appointment of Kristen Gaines as senior account manager and Mairead Rodden as account manager.
Our PR division was set up 18 months ago and, with a growing portfolio, we cover a diverse range of sectors including housing, regeneration, destination marketing and professional services. The team’s expansion will reinforce our expertise and position us well to realise our ambitions for continued growth, as part of Vibe’s wider integrated offering.
Commenting on the expansion, Natalie, who heads up the team, said: “We set the bar high to appoint exceptionally talented PR professionals with excellent skills and values that fit with Vibe’s culture.
“It’s important to us that our clients can enjoy a really rewarding relationship with people who are great at what they do and are down-to-earth and genuine. Now the team is in place we’re champing at the bit to embark on the next chapter of growth. Exciting times!”
Kristen joins Vibe from global technology manufacturer, Blackmagic Design, where she worked with television broadcasters, post production studios and event management companies throughout Europe and the Middle East.
She brings a wealth of experience to the team having also worked in Manchester-based PR agency roles on a broad spectrum of accounts, from charities and support groups to green technology companies and b2b clients.
Mairead joins the team from SKV Communications where she managed a range of b2b and consumer accounts, including national insurance broker, Swinton, and award-winning childcare provider, Kids Allowed.
She made her debut in the industry after securing a place on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2009, where she advertised her ambition to seek a job in PR by wearing a sandwich board, as part of the high profile art installation.
The Vibe team is made up of a rich blend of characters – professionals in their field, and personalities with their own unique quirks. For some more insights into what makes Kristen and Mairead tick, have a peep at their profiles here.