As I arrived at AD Communications, it’s fair to say, my knowledge of the PR industry was limited, and I felt a bit out of my depth. After a brief chat with Liz, I was plunged into a meeting with Lucy O, who soon got me up to speed with what AD Communications is all about. I had no idea that working for a PR company which deals primarily with the print industry, could be such an interesting and varied line of work. This view was emphasised further as I met with several other colleagues over the course of my time here, who discussed their diverse roles, and presented several exciting projects that they’d worked on during their time with AD.
The office environment at AD is an extremely appealing one, especially to a young graduate like myself. The office is full of fun, yet hardworking individuals, who love cake. There is a real sense of cohesion amongst everyone within the office, and I instantly felt part of that as soon as I arrived. Everyone was more than happy to give up time in their busy schedules to take me through each of their roles and assist me when needed.
During my time here, I’ve had the pleasure of performing a wide variety of tasks for several team members within the organisation. This has given me a really broad insight into the world of PR, as well as giving me an understanding of the day-to-day tasks I can expect to be performing as a graduate working in this industry. After getting to grips with the basics for the first few days, I was then given the opportunity to write my first press release, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Although my stay was brief, due to both the nature of the team here and the way I was quickly brought up to speed, I’ve certainly felt a part of the wonderful team here at AD. I’ve learnt so much in my time here, and I really feel that I can now go off and make an informed decision as to whether my future lies within PR. I wish everyone all the best for the future, and hope that this is not the last I see of them.