Rebecca Ridge

Founder of Rebecca Abigail PR

R. Agency

Founder

PR & Comms
Leadership
London - Soho
✔️ Verified
Contact info

Bio

After spending time in rural Zambia working with local communities affected by HIV, Ridge started her own PR agency, Rebecca Abigail. Aged just 23, she bagged Tinder as her first client, launching the brand in the UK market and taking it from an unknown dating app to the highest-grossing app on the Apple app store. Her Soho-based business now has 20 employees and a seven-figure turnover, without external funding or investment. Ridge is currently enrolled on an executive leadership course at Oxford’s Saïd Business school. 

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PR Account Director

Job description

Rebecca Abigail is a leading communications agency dedicated to telling the story of the world’s most trailblazing brands such as Hinge, Calm, and what3words.

As a small agency, they hustle hard to win big client accounts and wow them with the standard of work you would expect from a large agency. The team is a close-knit group of hard-working, innovative thinkers, all of whom prefer to work in an agile and adaptable environment.

The agency is going through a very exciting growth period and with a number of new account wins under their belt, they are now on the hunt for a strong, self-assured Account Director who is ready to take a step up and lead on and oversee the day-to-day management of a number of exciting accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leading and managing a team of PR professionals and account managers, providing career counsel, professional development support, monitoring and performance reviews
  • Identifying training needs where required
  • Managing new accounts along with existing ones
  • Key contact for clients.
  • Overseeing media strategy and account development
  • Providing support for agency growth and development of new business pipeline
  • Achieving exceptional outcomes for current clients and managing an extended portfolio ensuring consistency of service is delivered in line with company policy
  • Championing the agency values and brand
  • Developing senior press relationships and managing contacts with key commentators, industry spokespeople and sector influencers
  • Offering crisis management and counsel to clients and extending networking opportunities
  • Overseeing provision of account resources
  • Formulating business strategy in conjunction with other directors
  • Reporting to the board and providing high-level data analysis

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Leadership and management skills within a PR environment
  • Talent development expertise
  • Senior experience within a PR agency or in-house position
  • Business development abilities with a track record of success
  • Experienced at winning new clients and pitching for business
  • Keen networker and adept at building relationships with key influencers and industry spokespeople
  • Proven ability to present complex industry information to target audiences
  • Expertise at handling a range of media to place products, grow brands, or pitch for new customers
  • Excellent project management skills with strong organisational and planning skills
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyse complex data and interpret it for a range of audiences
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation and delegation skills
  • Business acumen with the ability to communicate across departments and represent PR at a senior level within the business

BENEFITS:

Competitive salary
New business bonus
28 days holiday
Competitive parental leave package
Monthly ClassPass subscription
Great training opportunities and career progression
Modern Soho office

R. Agency

PR Account Executive

Job description

Rebecca Abigail is a leading communications agency dedicated to telling the story of the world’s most trailblazing brands such as Hinge, Calm and Lilium.

As a small agency, they hustle hard to win big client accounts and wow them with the standard of work you would expect from a large agency. The team is a close-knit group of hard-working, innovative thinkers, all of whom prefer to work in an agile and adaptable environment.

The agency is going through a very exciting growth period and with a number of new account wins under their belt, they are now on the hunt for a strong, self-assured Account Executive who is ready to take a step up and lead on the day-to-day management of a number of exciting accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supporting our teams on media campaigns including:

  • Writing email pitches and – in due course – pitching stories
  • Drafting editorial copy; press releases, blogs, features, by-lines
  • Setting up digital content across social channels
  • Coming up with creative ideas for posts and sponsored content
  • Using simple creative tools to design and make engaging content (i.e. videos, graphics, images etc) • Researching how a topic has hit the headlines and summarising key stories
  • Taking notes on calls/meetings and drafting recap emails
  • Researching and creating media lists
  • Evaluating and showing off our coverage in creative ways
  • Carrying out social media evaluations

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience or interest in PR, digital marketing, media, current affairs, finance/fintech, data, technology a real plus
  • Grammatical excellence
  • Confident strong communicator, orally and in writing
  • Experience at producing content (written or otherwise, not just academic writing)
  • Familiar with digital marketing tools
  • Able to use Canva or similar photo/image editing tools
  • Canny online researching skills – able to present findings in a clear and compelling way
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Has a “can-do” attitude and thrives when working under pressure

BENEFITS:

Competitive salary
28 days holiday
Competitive parental leave package
Monthly ClassPass subscription
Great training opportunities and career progression
Modern Soho office

R. Agency

PR Account Manager

Job description

Rebecca Abigail is a leading communications agency dedicated to telling the story of the world’s most disruptive brands such as Hinge, Calm and Lilium.

As a small agency, they hustle hard to win big client accounts and wow them with the standard of work you would expect from a large agency. The team is a close-knit group of hard-working, innovative thinkers, all of whom prefer to work in an agile and adaptable environment.

The agency is going through a very exciting growth period and with a number of new account wins under their belt, they are now on the hunt for a strong, self-assured Account Manager who is ready to take a step up and lead on the day-to-day management of a number of exciting accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Acting as the point of contact and lead on a range of exciting accounts
● Acting as a mentor and soundboard for junior team members of the team
● Ensuring day to day, efficient and accurate communication with clients
● Following the agency processes, prioritising tasks, and development of timelines
● Play an important role in the execution of strategies for your clients alongside your SAM and AD
● Ensuring the agency hits coverage KPIs set for each client
● Developing solutions for clients, being diligent and passionate about delivering campaigns to brief and budget
● Getting involved with the creative brainstorming process and challenging yourself and your team to be thinking creatively every day for your clients
● Writing engaging press releases and pitching to clients
● Ability to build on an already established network of media contacts and sell in skills

REQUIREMENTS:

● Significant experience in a client-facing role within a comms agency
● A track record of executing successful campaigns
● Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
● Strong project and time management skills for self and team
● Shows initiative and is proactive with tasks, pitches and client servicing
● Expert in creating and pitching stories to press that reap results
● Broad understanding of integrated comms landscape
● Meticulous attention to detail
● Has a “can-do” attitude and thrives when working under pressure

BENEFITS:

● Competitive salary
● 28 days holiday
● Competitive parental leave package
● Monthly ClassPass subscription
● Great training opportunities and career progression
● Modern Soho office
● Yearly team away trip

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PR & Social Summer Internship Programme

Job description

⚡ Looking for a Paid Summer PR or Social Media Internship? It's 5 days to go til applications close! ⚡

If you have a passion for communications, are eager to learn and bring a can-do attitude to everything you do, our Soho-based team wants hear from you. A number of our team members (both in management and associate roles) started their careers as interns in our graduate program. Think you could be our next rising star? If so, here's what we want from you:

📌 CV
📌 90-second video (tell us about yourself, what makes you tick and why you'd be a great addition to our team)

Please note that we require all applicants to be available full-time from July - September.

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