As Events & Communications Manager at BT, the different styles and types of events were many. From the initial brief, right through to helping with the construction and being there on the day to listen and talk with the visitors. The team was great and we had some big successes; the best after being tasked to organise a day when BT senior executives could talk to top customers – we achieved a 100% attendance rate.
My favourite was the last one we did – Peep Into Our Past, Look Into Your Future. We designed it as 2 horseshoes, the first showcased all the then current products and services and when you went into the second, you were transported back to the very beginning of telecommunications. As you worked your way round these fabulous museum exhibits you came to an engineer showing how the one copper cable had suddenly become a fibre optic wire carrying thousands of lines, and then came the future! I left BT in 1993 and what BT had researched and developed at its amazing Martlesham Laboratories just blew me away, some of it is still leading edge today. Wowed the visitors too!
After leaving BT to follow my dreams, I became involved with the travel and tourism industry. I still am and still have the same fascination for communications and this planet, even more so as the years go by.
thatspr has a proven track record of delivering results, customer engagement, and improved brand performance.
Definitions of PR
Public relations is about reputation – the result of what you do, what you say and what others say about you.
Public relations is the discipline which looks after reputation, with the aim of earning understanding and support and influencing opinion and behaviour. It is the planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between an organisation and its publics.
Definition of thatspr
THATSPR unfolds to become Tourism Hospitality And Travel Sector Personal Relationships.
That’s where our focus lies ~ in personal relationships.
Team building and internal communications for the company team, for each other.
Customer care and event skills for the company team, for the customer.
Social media and networking for the company team, for each other, for the customer, for building new business partnerships.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. Heraclitus : 554-483 BC
When you go on holiday, a short break, a business trip or to an event, you have an experience. That experience is absolutely unique; it will never be repeated. Even if you return to a favourite place the next day, your experience will not be exactly the same.
Your experience is personal and the relationships you have with the people you meet, give you the lasting impressions that will stay will you. It’s all about Personal Relationships!
We like to look behind the scenes; at what makes a company or organisation click. At every single person who is part of the team that makes up the company. Because every single person has a pivotal role to play in the success and in the future. Making all people feel valued and happy is the core ingredient of any plan. Each person is an ambassador of the company, each person is your representative, in work or out.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 1749-1832
If your team of people is happy and fulfilled, the sky’s the limit really. Every single person is special and unique ~ appreciation and gratitude of this fact, and that the person is an essential part of the successful team, should be an everyday happening. We all need people to inspire us, to motivate, lead and support us.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle : 384-322BC