F-A-C-T or Fake News….

The great and good of journalism descended upon the Hoxton in Shoreditch on 24th September for an evening of networking, drinks and canapes hosted by our global data analytics client SEMrush.

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Guests from the likes of Stylist, The Times and BBC were transfixed by award-winning data Journalist Megan Lucero’s talk about her career thus far; from some colleagues thinking she was part of I.T support in her early days as a data reporter at The Times to her team breaking the Russian state-run doping scandal. 

SEMrush’s Head of Communications and Marketing Fernando Angulo won over the room of press hounds by outlining SEMrush’s data capabilities and how they can help in shaping news stories on nearly every topic.

Guests left the event with new connections, and knowledge of kind of news headlines that SEMrush’s data can generate, new insight into Data Journalism, and of course a lovely gift bag!

We would like to thank everyone that came and especially a big thank you to Megan Lucero and Fernando Angulo for speaking and leading such an engaging Q&A.

It was wonderful to see so many people there with such an interest in authentic Data Journalism.

 
 

To celebrate Holly Miller’s work ‘birthday’, we put her in the FR PR interview hot seat

Franklin Rae's Holly Miller

1. What’s been your best PR career moment so far?

When we get coverage in almost of all of the national newspapers’ TV pages for one of our favourite shows, Channel 4’s Supershoppers.

I had a proper spring in my step as I grabbed the papers on my way in that morning.

2. What’s your latest binge watch or big screen obsession?

The Capture on BBC 3 – It looks at the state of our criminal justice system and how the intelligence services do or don’t work with the police.

Gripping viewing, not always what you expect.

3.  Best book or podcast recommendation?

Off menu podcast with James Acaster & Ed Gamble is a must listen for any foodie / comedy fans out there.

4. What’s on your party playlist, without fail?

‘Move your feet’ by Junior Senior.

5. If you could interview anyone, who would it be?

Malala Yousafzai

 
 

Networking with the Women in Film & TV UK

At a time where both gender and the changing landscape and definition of broadcasting and screen time provides stimulating debate, we are proud partners and sponsors of the Women in Film & TV UK’s monthly networking event.

Photo credit: Bertie Watson Photography

 
 

Franklin Rae’s first internship is a great success!

Franklin Rae's first intern, Eden

My name is Eden, I’m a Publishing with English Language student at Kingston University. As part of my studies I had to organize a work experience placement/internship to compliment my studies. After carrying out a placement at a publishing house over the summer, I was looking for something a bit different but still related to the world of publishing and so this led me to searching the internet for relevant placement opportunities. During this search I came across a site called Grad Bay which lists graduate jobs and internship opportunities – often in creative industries. I landed on an advertisement for PR Rebel at Franklin Rae PR, interested by what I read I immediately filled out the online application form (which included filming some responses to questions and uploading them to the site) and waited for a response. Luckily, I was selected and so began my journey of a two-week PR and Marketing internship! 

I was looking for something a bit different

The first couple of days of my internship were pretty full on as I had a lot of tasks to do and the next day was the annual Women in Film & TV networking event, which Franklin Rae organise and set-up. I was tasked with helping to set-up the event which was a nice insight into the world of event management. I also got to attend the event which was a great chance for me to network with women in industries such as Disney, Universal and Pinewood – while representing Franklin Rae PR. 

PR is such an interesting career

Throughout the past two weeks, my tasks have ranged from researching, spreadsheet updating, creating a Macmillan coffee morning invite, contacting charities about potential collaborations and more event planning! While sometimes there has been a lot to juggle in terms of tasks, I’ve really enjoyed my time here and the members of the Franklin Rae PR team have been really helpful and kind.  PR is such an interesting career in my opinion as I didn’t realise how much research and planning goes into helping craft stories and ideas to pitch to journalists and is definitely a career path that I will consider in the future.