Public Relations/Communications Manager

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
London
County :
Central/West End
Town :
LONDON
Category :
Communication
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Experience :
5 to 10 years

Company description

Aspinal of London is founded on the fundamental premise of offering our customers the most beautiful objects of unsurpassed quality and design for home and living. Our products are created by our in-house design team and are handmade by genuine craftsmen to bring to you luxury at an affordable price.

Job description

Luxury fashion lifestyle brand, Aspinal of London, are hiring for our Marketing Department. At Aspinal, we do things differently. We believe in creating the most amazing experiences for both our customers as well as our team members. We are growing at an incredible rate, and we are looking for passionate and determined people to join us on the journey.

Role Overview:

The PR / Communication manager will report directly into the Head of Marketing & Communications.

The role will be overseeing all of the brands in house and external communications, press relations, VIP dressing and sample management including but not limited to the below:

Profile

Responsibilities:
  • Lead and develop and execute the public relations strategies with confidence and assurance for the brand, including product launches, events, expansions, and partnerships
  • Leverage new and existing media contacts to generate priority media coverage for Aspinal within Fashion, Creative, Lifestyle, Travel and other retail / trade relevant sectors
  • Elevate visibility of key executives, creating sought-after thought leaders, including arranging speaking engagements
  • Develop and produce high-quality press releases, press kits, award submissions, and other materials
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that product, marketing, and content initiatives are optimised for media coverage; brainstorm new ideas with those teams
  • Contribute to the growth and development of the team utilising your PR strategy experience
  • Proactively research and identify PR and brand opportunities with existing clients and develop recommendations for new ones also
  • Share your extensive knowledge of market trends and strategic thinking on a seasonal basis to the business
  • Engage with new / PR relevant partners and suppliers whilst developing positive and strong relationships
  • Creating content and assets for the brand seasonally to be used on the brand's website, for PR purposes and on social media
  • Oversee VIP dressing and gifting strategy working alongside the Head of Marketing & Social Media Manager  
  • Nurture and maximise brand relationships with particular focus on retail, wholesale and international partners
  • Creation and implementation of a monthly and season editorial calendar, focusing on key season and product launches alongside key international cultural events, moments and considerations
  • Supporting the CEO and Creative Director on all interview requests; as well having the responsive nature to internal and external crisis’s that may impact the business and brand
  • Analyse monthly media coverage; track sentiment and develop responses when needed
  • Management of all samples on a seasonal basis alongside team assistant and our Brook Street Store
  • Overseeing all administration elements including media grid, pitching list, AVE etc.
  • Willing and able to travel in the UK & Internationally
  • When required willing and able to support the wider team with social media, stock takes and other administrative elements


Skills Required:
  • 5+ years previous experience within a high-pressured environment for a Fashion brand
  • Educated to degree level in a related field desirable
  • Great press contacts, particularly within the UK and preferable in the US
  • Demonstrated success in securing high-impact placements for clients or companies
  • Extensive experience in PR, either in-house (ideally Fashion / Lifestyle) or with an agency
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; creative thinker who can contribute to content and brand marketing projects
  • Excellent and persuasive communicator; able to articulate key messages clearly and confidently and able to build and maintain internal and external relationships
  • Experience in managing samples, Fashion GPS experience favourable
  • Experience in reporting, proficient in DMR favourable
  • Ability to work with initiative and independence with set guidelines
  • Motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude to problems
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organised
  • Team player but can work alone and independently