A week in the world of PR

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For one week only, our office junior Jude abandoned his usual admin tasks and shadowed Cathy, Magenta’s MD, as part of his sixth form work experience programme. This week has been unlike any other. Rather than being in the office all the time, supporting my usual boss, Katina, our office and wellbeing manager, I’ve been up and down the country …

To be, or not to be?

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Alice Friel, an English literature student at the University of Bristol, reflects on her two-week internship at Magenta. Whenever I tell people that I’m studying towards a degree in English literature, I dread the typical response of “Do you want to be an English teacher?”. I find this frustrating because teaching is something I’ve never been interested in, but I …

We are hiring! Are you our new account manager?

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We are Magenta Associates, a fast-growing, award-winning B2B communications, PR and content marketing agency for the built environment. We’re a playful and creative consultancy that’s serious about getting results, and we’re on the lookout for a brilliant new account manager to join our talented team. We’re a passionate bunch and so we naturally go beyond the call of duty for …

5 things I learnt at Magenta

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As a journalism student entering work experience at Magenta, I had no idea what to expect. I hadn’t even thought about working in PR until I started my course last year. But after two weeks here, I can definitely see it as a potential career path.                 Here are my five top takeaways:  PR work takes as much creative energy as journalism.   The tasks the team …

Beating those Monday blues

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By Katina Byford-Winter, Magenta’s office and employee wellbeing manager Today marks Blue Monday, the most depressing time of the year. The term was coined after a 2015 study by Cardiff University calculated that the third Monday of every January is the gloomiest day on the calendar. It’s something we understand innately as a PR business. The rigours of the job …

Young Leader of the Year 2018: And the nominees are…

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      The Young Manager’s Forum has revealed the shortlisted finalists for Young Leader of the Year in this year’s PFM Awards. YMF’s judging panel has chosen Kristian Trend, general manager at Sodexo – universities student living, Luke Townsend, assistant commercial manager at Engie, and Rezki Karar, account manager – defence and government services at Sodexo. With an ever-growing pool of …

Magenta hits 100% Design

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Magenta’s Steve Penney and Laneisha Lynch headed to Kensington Olympia to get their designer interiors fix at this year’s edition of the much-loved 100% Design. Our first taste of London’s 24th edition of 100% Design opened with a press office library designed by Rabih Hage. The perfect space to introduce his upcoming book, ‘Quiet Architecture’ Hage made a bold statement: …

Five minutes with… Daniel Hawkins, co-chair of the Young Manager’s Forum (YMF)

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How did you come to work in facilities management / corporate property? My first job is the industry was as a receptionist for a serviced office company at the age of 19. When you work as a receptionist in a serviced office company you switch across logistics, catering, H&S, telecoms, front of house, post-room, and everything in between. You can …