Look at my About.Me page by clicking on the link – About.me/paigehiley
Hi, My name is Paige Hiley and I have just completed a three year degree course at Southampton Solent University studying Public Relations and Communication. I am looking forward to entering the professional job world of PR soon. Studying amongst PR practitioners has helped me to develop both theoretical and industry experience, setting me along the right path to gaining a job after graduation. Apart from this personal blog, I also have a ‘HuffingtonPost’ blog page, found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/paige-hiley/, where you can read my other posts about a variety of topics.
In 2013 I was appointed to be the PR officer for a non-profit organisation called Ejector Seat Festival, this locally based music and arts festival provided me with experience on how to communicate the event through different channels and gain the most publicity and social mention as possible. After the success of 2013, they hired me to join the team again 2014 with a much more hands on role. I created a sub event called ‘Road 2 Ejector Seat’ with the help of two fellow PR students and ran an evening music event where bands would battle it out for a place on the main stage at the summer music festival. It was a massive success, drawing in a turn out.
Over the summer break of 2014, I undertook two PR placements for a period of two weeks each. I worked alongside the team at Twenty7 Publicity in London, creating client briefs, press releases, coverage reports, blog spreadsheets, social media content and calling publications to find out information needed.
I then went on to working alongside the press team at Warner Music Group in London, and created press releases, marketing plans, mail outs, coverage reports and also more general offices roles.
You can see the feedback I received from both of my mentors for the placements here on my LinkedIn recommendations: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=206733528&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
Having this experience has helped me develop my portfolio of experience within the Music industry, which ultimately is where I want to work after I graduate in June. My ambition for my career is to gain a job within a music record label based in the UK but with a worldwide presence, this is so I can offer myself up for travel and/or relocation as I’d like to eventually end up moving to America to live and work.
Please take a look at my blog posts, comments are more than welcome!