New year, new job… new me?

19th January 2022 by Natalie Tomlinson

New year… new you, sign up to the gym, detox, dry January, healthier eating, drink more water, go to bed early, get up earlier … welcome to January!

In what seems like the longest month of the year, coupled with dark evenings, grey skies and paying off Christmas, January brings with it a lot of pressure to make a fresh start.

But January isn’t the only time to make a change.

I’m almost four months into my new start, joining the team at Active PR in October 2021. 

I started my career as a local reporter, before moving up the ranks to chief reporter and entertainment editor, but after having my first child I decided to make the move to PR, which were much friendlier hours!

This is only the second time I’ve worked within a PR agency; I’ve always very much been the ‘lone wolf’ of the team.

I ran around the office requesting clients’ details for interview, organised the team’s head shots, wrote newsletters, controlled social media and told everyone to wear a Christmas jumper for a press picture.

Even though I was always very much part of a team, there was only me in my role, and not everyone always appreciated the power of PR.

Working within an agency, with a team of like-minded people, feels like wearing a big hug!  

We think the same, we bounce ideas off each other, there are no silly questions and we all strive for the same goal… a happy client.

So, what changes will I be making this January?

I have a new job, a new home office, and a fabulous set of new colleagues and clients, I think I’ll leave the other Januaryisms until next year!

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