Ben Smith, Founder, PRmoment.com
Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.
Today we’re chatting with Dee Gibbs, founder of Liberty Communications. Liberty is an independent tech PR firm, with a fee income of £1.7 m and this year Liberty celebrates its 25 birthday! So we thought it would be good to get her on the show to chat about 25 years of agency ownership hindsight.
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Here’s a summary of what Dee and I discussed:
2 mins Dee talks about why she decided to set up Liberty 25 years ago.
3.30 mins Liberty has a fee income of £1.7 m after 25 years. Does Dee regret not growing the business more?
Dee’s 10 lessons of 25 years agency ownership hindsight:
5 mins Lesson 1:
The pace of technology innovation and what this means for a technology
PR business, in terms of the type of work and the client base.
8 mins Lesson 2: How CEOs are prioritising PR and how agencies need to demonstrate the benefits of great PR
10 mins Lesson 3: The future of the press release
13 mins Lesson 4: Hiring talent - making sure the talent matches the ethos of your agency.
15 mins Lesson 5: How social media has changed PR skill sets
20 mins Lesson 6: Changes in media networking and media relationships
21 mins Lesson 7: The rise of social influencers
22 mins Lesson 8: Don’t lose your nerve!
25 mins Lesson 9: Remote working and embracing the way your team want to work.
8 mins Lesson 10: Does an PR independent firm needs to re-invent itself over 25 years
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