All Spin Class articles – Page 4

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    Spin Class: pacing ourselves

    2019-04-25T16:11:00Z

    As is the custom with kick-off meetings, our initial meeting with our first (and only) client generated a raft of work.

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    Spin Class: Monsieur Ricard

    2019-04-11T15:51:00Z

    It seems apt to Sophie and me to hear from our first client for Pastis Communications – Monsieur Ricard – while gawping at a giant tit at Liverpool Street. 

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    Spin Class: Pastis Communications

    2019-03-28T13:11:00Z

    Big news: Sophie and I are sitting in a wine bar having just resigned from our large, inflexible, uninspiring PR firm to strike out on our own.

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    Spin Class: Mipim meet-up

    2019-03-14T16:13:00Z

    “See you at Pastis, midi,” reads the text from my colleague Sophie. 

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    Spin Class: warts and all

    2019-02-28T12:52:00Z

    “Tonight on the W Channel,” my colleague Hugo says to me, heading out of the door. 

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    Spin Class: Brexit Valentine

    2019-02-15T00:00:00Z

    Can I blame Brexit for my dismal Valentine’s Day haul this year? 

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    Spin class: February calling

    2019-01-31T17:38:00Z

    Woohoo, I’ve made it through Blue Monday and January.

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    Spin class: awards season

    2019-01-18T10:47:00Z

    Two weeks back at work and I’m already knackered. There’s no such thing as easing yourself into the new year in the world of property PR.

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    Spin class: Sh! PR

    2018-12-10T14:24:00Z

    In between drafting a press release and amending (more accurately, rewriting) the chairman’s statement for some September year-end results, I am aghast to read just how unequal the PR workplace is for women.

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    Spin class: Black Friday

    2018-11-23T10:00:00Z

    I nearly choke on my banana and cinnamon porridge when I read that M C Saatchi PR has changed its name to M C Saatchi Public Relations, saying “the abbreviation of the discipline to PR has caused it to lose its original meaning”. What nonsense.

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    Spin class: earned media

    2018-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Well, fancy that. A former colleague, who left to set up his own digital PR firm, claiming “press releases are passé and the future is social media”, has done a U-turn.

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    Spin class: Henrietta PR?

    2018-10-26T09:12:00Z

    “What do you think about Marcus?” my colleague Hugo asks me. “Marcus?” I reply, wondering what on earth he is referring to. Ex-boyfriend, ex-client, footballer, celebrity… I’m struggling. “Yes, like Jack’s. Naming a company after the founder’s Christian name. Goldman Sachs’ retail bank,” he says, putting me out of my ...

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    Spin class: Expo excursion

    2018-10-11T09:37:00Z

    Schnitzel, sauerkraut, sausages, beer… it’s Expo Real again! That lovely time of the year when I get a break in Munich.

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    Spin class: the true bodyguards

    2018-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Bodyguard is over and, yes, I was one of those who texted the mobile number David Budd gave out to Chanel in the café. Worth a try, I thought. It was a fake (real) number.

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    Spin class: HoFgate

    2018-09-03T15:06:00Z

    My property client with the three House of Fraser stores calls me. His voice betrays a mixture of anger and panic. “They’ve told me they want to stay but they’re not going to pay any rent, just the business rates,” he says.

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    Spin class: August interrupted

    2018-08-16T23:00:00Z

    I simply love August. Clients on holiday, long lunches, shopping, disappearances from the office for fictitious meetings. Being child-free, I always holiday in July or September.

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    Spin class: summer holidays

    2018-07-26T23:00:00Z

    “We’re just about to complete the Manchester deal, Henrietta, but let’s wait until the start of September to announce it, when everyone’s back from their holiday,” says one client at our monthly PR meeting.

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    Spin class: artificial intelligence

    2018-07-12T23:00:00Z

    Back at work after my first summer holiday – a hedonistic week in the south of France.

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    Spin class: Manc magic

    2018-06-29T00:00:00Z

    My colleague Hugo is nothing if not consistent. Every month, the day before I head up north on a rare client visit outside London, he mimics (very badly) a Manchester accent. He tries to talk like Liam Gallagher.

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    Spin class: bull genius

    2018-06-15T00:00:00Z

    Say it quietly, but one or two of my clients are neither very talented nor very hard-working. But boy, do they get paid well and expect me to big them up.