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We’re recruiting for a new Senior/Account Manager

We’re recruiting for a new Senior/Account Manager

As part of Strike’s exciting growth plans, we are now seeking a new Account Manager/Senior Account Manager to support out growing portfolio of arts and charity clients.

This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate, not just to work with a number of inspiring and high-profile clients, but to contribute to the future direction of the agency and have the chance to shape the job in a way that suits you.

The role is 3 days/week, with flexibility over how the time is delivered during the week. There will be the potential to increase the hours in the future if you’re interested in doing so. It will be a mix of remote working and office-based, with at least one day/week in our Bristol city centre office.

Closing date for applications is Monday 21st March 2022.

Download the full job description here, with details of how to apply.

2021 charity campaign beats its target

2021 charity campaign beats its target

Bristol-based charity, Pahar Trust Nepal (PTN), is celebrating beating its target to raise £50,000 in 2021 with a 12-month fundraising campaign created and delivered by Strike in partnership with Karen White Communications.

The ’30 For 30’ campaign was created to raise the charity’s profile and boost their fundraising, which had been negatively impacted by Covid. Designed around the 30th anniversary of the charity supporting schools in Nepal, the campaign target was to raise £50,000 to support 30 schools in remote communities with their teaching provision and facilities for pre-primary school children aged 1-5 years old.

Whilst the fundraising effort during the year ensured that PTN hit its £50,000 target, subsequent match-funding awarded by local municipalities in Nepal and some additional funding from the legacy of a long-term supporter means that the final overall tally for the campaign was almost double the target.  

Executive director of PTN, Alan Sweetman, said: “I am delighted by the support that we have received through this campaign and the number of people who have taken part in such a variety of fun and interesting ways. The generosity of all those who have supported the 30For30 campaign will enable us to ensure the children in these 30 pre-primary classrooms will get a great start to their education in a safe, secure and engaging environment.”

Three key fundraising activities were created to take place throughout the year-long campaign to give maximum points of impact and encourage people to get involved:

  • ‘Freestyle February’, which encouraged people to take on challenges linked to the number 30 and could be done during lockdown restrictions. Whilst many supporters joined in with sponsored walks and runs, there were also some more unusual activities, including an online laughter yoga session, pebble painting, blanket crocheting and even a llama offering guest appearances in Zoom meetings for a donation.
  • ‘Nepali Night In’ in May gave people the opportunity to have a Nepali feast at home, cooking recipes specially created for Pahar Trust Nepal by a local chef, with a drinks menu designed by well-known TV food and drink critic, Andy Clarke, and a Nepali party pack available to buy from the charity’s website.
  • ‘Tiffin Week’ in October saw activities taking place in the Galleries shopping centre in Bristol. The charity’s executive director and Galleries centre manager led the week with the challenge of ‘climbing’ Mount Everest on stepping machines in the centre. Shoppers coming along were able to make a donation and try some of the freshly made authentic Nepali cuisine on offer, including Momos and Sel Roti. 

Alongside the three events, the campaign was supported throughout the year with regular digital and social media and media relations. High-profile campaign ambassadors were secured to help amplify the campaign, including Bristol-born Professor Alice Roberts and author and photographer Levison Wood.

A video reel showing highlights from the 30 For 30 campaign

Senior consultant appointed to support Strike’s growing client base

Senior consultant appointed to support Strike’s growing client base

Strike’s team has been strengthened with the appointment of Sofia Costa as a senior communications consultant.

Sofia joins the business from the University of the West of England, where she was portfolio marketing manager, responsible for managing and delivering student recruitment marketing campaigns. Prior to that, she also worked as a marketing communications manager at the University of Bristol. She also spent six years in public relations firms in Bristol, supporting a broad range of clients across sectors including arts and culture, healthcare and professional services. 

Sofia says: “I’m delighted to be joining Strike and excited to be playing a role in helping it grow. Strike has a great portfolio of clients and I can’t wait to support them.”

Catherine Frankpitt, founder and director of Strike, says: “In spite of the pandemic, Strike has had a phenomenal first year. I’m so grateful to the clients that have chosen to work with us and it’s fantastic that we are now in a position to expand with Sofia’s appointment. We have lots of exciting growth plans over the next year, so watch this space!”

Strike launches COVID-19 comms recovery package for businesses

Strike launches COVID-19 comms recovery package for businesses

Strike has launched a new communications package to help businesses and organisations ensure they are in the best position to recover when the UK begins to start easing out of lockdown.

The ‘Review and Reset’  package has been developed as part of a new partnership with another Bristol PR consultancy, Karen White Communications. We have joined forces together to offer this special service, and are donating 15% of our fees to the charity Fare Share, whose aim is to reduce food poverty in the UK.

Catherine Frankpitt, Director of Strike Communications, says: “COVID-19 has changed the way everyone is living and working and that is going to continue for a significant length of time. Organisations will need to look closely at their communications strategy and activities for the next year – it is very likely that they will need to be refocused. What we are communicating and the way we are doing it has changed with our customers, partners and employees.”

Karen White adds: “We know that most businesses’ number one concern and priority right now will be financial, which is absolutely right at this point. But in order to stand the best chance of surviving and thriving, they will need to ensure they have the right communications plan to support them. We’ve created this package as we think it offers a cost-effective solution that will help with their recovery.”

The three-step package will look at the business or organisation’s existing strategy and collateral, a review of how the landscape in which they are operating may have changed and recommendations as to how to move forward.

To find out more please click here.