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Annabel Herrick

Freelance writer & PR consultant

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPR Account Manager - Copywriter - Journalist

Projects

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About me

I’ve led journalists bog snorkelling in Wales, written an entire website for Casio, built a bike out of bamboo, worked as arts editor for an app and road tripped across California with five famous influencers. I lived in Paris for a year and since then I’ve hot desked from across the world, be it Montreal or Sofia, speaking French or Spanish whenever the opportunity (or company) allows. So, it’s hard to sum up. But everything I do I approach with creative gumption. My experience covers PR, journalism, copywriting and content marketing. I have worked with national and international tourism boards, hotels, food/drink companies, galleries, restaurants, art festivals, wellness warriors, luxury lifestyle and budding startup brands. I thrive when jumping from project to project, avoiding the pigeonhole, with a hunger for clever content. The media industry is continually changing and I believe in riding the wave of the digital revolution instead of fighting it, which is why I love covering cultural travel stories for online ‘millennial media’ titles with finely targeted audiences. Saying that, seeing my 1,800 words on Sweden’s timber architecture in print was pretty exciting. I have written travel, arts and lifestyle stories for Amuse (VICE), SUITCASE, Aesthetica, About Time, The Spaces, The Week and Casquette (with lots more to come). I take all my own photos using my trusty Google Pixel and my Contently profile is here. I am available for freelance opportunities, whether that’s writing catchy copy, helping to promote your brand to the right audience or providing invaluable social media expertise.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Social Media
  • Wordpress
  • Brand Copywriting
  • PR
  • Arts Journalism
  • Travel Journalism
  • Lifestyle
  • Content Marketing

Work history

Currently

Freelance writer & PR consultant

Freelance

Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • -PR and social media consulting for variety of clients in the travel, arts, lifestyle and wellness sectors. -Building journalism portfolio including Sofia, Quebec and Sri Lanka arts/travel pieces for Amuse (VICE), SUITCASE, Aesthetica, The Spaces and more. -Ongoing copywriting and content marketing projects with Digitally Human, including blog posts and interview transcripts. -Providing freelance PR and copywriting support at agencies: AMA (A Marr & Associates), Scott & Co, Harvest Digital and Soon_. -Developing tone of voice guidelines and writing entire website (including 27 watch descriptions) for Casio. -Contributing regular blog posts for Appear Here. www.annabelherrick.com

2017

Freelance Arts Editor

Dojo App

Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • -Researching and reviewing exhibitions for app - 'The best stuff to do in your city' -Uploading content to app CMS -Writing weekly 'Arts Radar' round-up.

2017

PR Account Manager

Black Diamond

Oct 2015 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • -Account management: writing press releases, generating creative story angles, organising press events and media missions, leading group press trips, and providing vital insight into the UK media landscape and consumer market. Under management, the Visit San Diego account has seen a 30% increase in media coverage ROI, breaking records from all previous years. -Brand partnerships: spearheaded multifaceted California Collection campaign with Heidi Klein luxury swimwear. Implemented social media campaign, wrote road trip pocketbook marketing material, and oversaw artistic direction with Art Director. -Influencer marketing: led high calibre digital influencer campaign reaching an audience of 5.5 million. -New business: contributing to proposals, resulting in first new client agency win in three years. -Content management: wrote content strategy for OUTSet Film Festival. -Social media: developing expertise in Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Weibo. -Strategy: creating and implementing client PR strategies, including curation of editorial pitching calendars. -Reporting: building Excel databases for press coverage AVE and circulation reach to ensure each client’s ROI targets are met. -Digital practices: developing knowledge of web analytics, UX and SEO. Clients: Greater Palm Springs, North and South Lake Tahoe, Huntington Beach, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.

2015

Account Executive

A Marr & Associates

Jul 2013 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • -Content management: curated several client blogs’ editorial calendars and managed Wordpress and Squarespace CMSs. -Line management: mentored Press Assistant and intern, providing social media and blog content support. -E-marketing: managed several client Mailchimp e-newsletter distributions. -New business: created and pitched new business Powerpoint presentations. -Broadcast media: assisted clients featuring on ITV and BBC. Clients: Slovenia Tourism, VI Hotels & Resorts, Brecon Beacons National Park, Forman & Field, Bamboo Bicycle Club, Chilcott, and more.

Education

2013

English Literature, French

University of Manchester

Sep 2009 - Jul 2013
  • Manchester, United Kingdom