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September 10, 2015Published by: Drew

We’re hiring: donut eating not compulsory, but.

Battenhall Donut Thursday

Battenhall is a new agency on a mission. We are building something truly exciting and we are looking for the industry's best PR and social media consultants to join us on our journey.

We are two years old, and already ranked as number one social media agency in the UK, best small agency, best new agency in Europe, Middle East & Africa, and named 'agency of the future' by the PRCA. We are known for working differently too: all staff get a big tech allowance to spend on whatever they want, an unlimited holiday allowance, flexi and remote working as standard, and a salary to attract the best in the business. We have been named as one of the world's top 11 companies for our perks. Phew.

We are looking to assemble a team of the industry's brightest minds in our London HQ. To apply for any of the below openings email us on with a brief introduction and include your CV, LinkedIn or school report.

PR consultants (1-5 years experience)

Due to a number of new client wins, we are looking for talented PR account executives and managers with agency experience and a passion for digital and social media. Our clients include household consumer brands, B2B organisations, exciting startups and FTSE 100s. It doesn't matter what kind of client experience you have, but a good knowledge of PR in the digital age and a hunger to work in a progressive environment like ours where PR is integrated into social media campaigns from the beginning.

The ideal candidate will have experience of writing in a range of styles, from blog posts to press releases, speeches to tweets, and feature articles to new business proposals. You will also have experience of working directly with and pitching ideas to trade, broadcast, national, online and social media.

We are looking for great account managers and executives, and will give you experience in running campaigns, looking after clients, new business and content creation, all the time working as part of an integrated team that's at the cutting edge. Whatever your level of experience, we're flexible and simply looking for hungry, talented individuals who want to work in a supportive and forward-thinking environment.

Social media consultants (1-5 years experience)

Battenhall lives and breathes social media, but our work is applied to PR, research & insights, content marketing and community management too. We're hiring client facing consultants with experience in these fields. Ideally you will be an executive or manager level consultant in an agency, looking for your next step up the ladder.

We're looking for new joiners who have a bit of experience in the game, but your background in terms of the industry and client experience can come from anywhere - our client roster is diverse, so we look for diversity in new candidate experience too.

You will be involved in client handling, digital and social media content creation and analytics, influencer work, multimedia from web build to animation and video, and clients spanning all sectors. Above all else you will have a passion for social and a desire to be part of winning team. Boom.


Photo courtesy of the Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp accounts of Battenhallers on #donutthursday. You don't HAVE to enjoy eating donuts to work at Battenhall, but.

January 17, 2014Published by: Drew

SAScon keynote: State of the digital PR nation

SAScon January 2014

I have just finished my talk at SAScon in Manchester, where I was humbled to have been asked to do the opening keynote speech.

A packed conference room who clearly broke Twitter with the sheer volume of feedback through the morning have descended on Manchester's Northern Quarter for a day of social media, search and analytics presentations.

Here are my slides from my talk, which focused on three things:

  1. How social media is disrupting communications, business and THE WORLD
  2. The story of how Battenhall has adapted to this disruption to keep a step ahead
  3. Four forces shaping the future


June 4, 2013Published by: Fereshta Amir

Hitting rock bottom: The power of creative thinking from Airbnb


Today we heard Joe Gebbla, co-founder of Airbnb, speak at the FT-Telefonica Millenials Summit: The Interactive Generation. Airbnb is a social website that connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. On this platform you can find a place to stay by renting from people in 34,000 cities and 192 countries and it has been very successful to date.

Joe Gebbia said that it wasn’t easy as a startup, as after the 3-month seed funding program the pair were collectively $40,000 in credit card debt. Gebbla said that all startups go through this phase and it’s the perfect time to let creativity flow. This is exactly what they did, as what started as a joke led the pair creating created fictitious cereals called ‘Obama O’s, the Cereal of Change,’ and ‘Cap’n McCain’s, a Maverick in Every Box’ around the elections. Together they designed the box artwork themselves and convinced a UC Berkeley student to print 500 of each, which they then sent to influential tech bloggers. They then started selling the political cereal at $40 per box.

The story was huge in the media and got picked up by national TV and they ended up making $30,000 almost covering all their debts. Soon after Paul Graham the investor said: “If you can convince people to pay $40 for a box of cereal, you can probably convince them to pay to sleep on each other’s air mattresses. You guys are in.” Joe just gave us a good reminder today of the power of creativity!