31 Dec Bird Highlights for 2020
Well, 2020 has certainly been a year to remember! While plans for many things have had to go on pause due to the global pandemic, we’ve taken 2020 and continued to charge forward as we have now reached 30 years in business!
Our whole team have had to deal with a host of personal challenges this year, but that didn’t stop us from #MakingPRpersonal for our clients!
Here are just a few personal 2020 highlights from some of the Bird team:
Danny Moore – Director of Brand & Communications
During 2020, my biggest highlight was definitely the Virtual Grand National. We’ve worked on The Virtual Grand National for a number of years now managing the PR & Social Media. This year, we saw the Virtual Grand National bigger than ever before! With all major sporting events put on hold due to COVID-19, VGN became the biggest sporting event of the year due to it being completely virtual. Through our work, we saw it trending on social #1 in the UK and #2 worldwide, which was a huge achievement for our team!
Natalie Potts – Head of Creative Services
My design highlight for the year was being involved in the creation of the new line of merchandise for The Running Bee Foundation, in collaboration with RonHill Sports. It’s been brilliant to be involved from start to and help release The Running Bee’s vision of a comfortable and visually impressive line of clothing that runners of all shapes, sizes and athletic levels can enjoy.
Paige O’Grady – Account Director
Paige is currently on maternity leave, but we know what her achievement for the year was. Paige gave birth to the beautiful Kit Cope! Congratulations again Paige and Ash!
Kate Byford – Director of PR
A personal highlight of mine this year is maintaining my target of getting out and running (or exercising) every other day throughout lockdown.
In 2019 I maybe ran a total of 30k, in 2020 (so far) I’ve ran 748.47k, and I’m really proud of it. I even ran in the Knowsley 10k!
I might set myself a target of 1000k in 2021…
Ben Smithies-Casey – Social Media Executive
For me, I’ve recently just hit my 1 year anniversary at Bird. It’s also around 1 year since we moved offices and joined forces with Quest Media Network. Over this time, we’ve formed some brilliant working relationships with the editorial and radio teams, and together we’ve created a number of really successful campaigns across the year.
Lauren Entwistle – PR Executive
As the newest member of Bird, I’ve only been in my role for a short period of 2020 – but I’m loving it already. The team are fantastic and have made the past four months fly by, with highlights including launching a number of campaigns and races in aid of some incredibly worthy causes with The Running Bee Foundation. Every day brings something new and I’m looking forward to seeing what 2021 will bring with Bird.
Natalie Bird – CSR & Operations Executive
My highlight was definitely the Knowsley 10k with The Running Bee Foundation. It was one of the last mass participation events we were able to be involved with in 2020, pre COVID-19. We had some amazing feedback from runners throughout the day!
Overall 2020 has been a very memorable year for our business as we achieved a huge milestone of reaching 30 years in business. For 2021 our whole team are raring to go and we look forward to another year of new projects with our clients and partners!
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Have a read through our look-book below to take a look back through our 30 years!