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25 years of agency ownership hindsight - with Dee Gibbs, founder at Liberty Communications on the PRmoment Podcast

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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