Ed recently completed a week’s work experience at the Astley Media office. Here, he gives an insight into his time with us…

As a second year Politics and International Relations student at the University of Exeter, it was time to invest serious thought into thinking about career paths and I what want to achieve professionally.

Public Relations has aways been integral to politics, however despite my passion for my discipline, I realised I had little experience working in the communications sector. I applied to Astley Media knowing they had the industry expertise to provide an exciting insight for working in PR and Marketing, they did not disappoint.

The extensive experience and passion which is expressed from the team is what makes Astley Media an outstanding firm in the region. The environment in the office is relaxed, meaning every member of the team was extremely approachable and more than willing to support me with my work. However, the dedication to achieving excellence for their clients is taken very seriously and is what drives every member. I found this focus to be extremely motivating, thus making me look forward to each assigned project.

Whilst my time on placement was limited, I was still given the opportunity to support the organisation on a variety of projects and for multiple clients. This included undertaking market research on behalf of clients to understand potential avenues for future marketing opportunities. Furthermore, I particularly enjoyed writing a press release to celebrate the work of a client. The businesses which Astley Media represent strive towards providing a positive impact on the local community. It is extremely rewarding to witness and celebrate the work of these clients, knowing Astley Media are fundamental in realising their results. The varied nature of the work was exactly what I was hoping for; this experience helped me to develop my understanding of a career in PR and Marketing.

I would like to thank Astley Media for allowing me the opportunity to work for such a welcoming firm. If you’re interested in gaining an insight of what it’s like to work in PR and Marketing, speak to the team and utilise their expertise.

Ed’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edward-winney-557455115/