We’d like to introduce our new ‘Featured Member’ series – a monthly article where we showcase the amazing businesses and individuals within our member community by sharing their stories and experiences.
To kick it off, we caught up with the team behind Social Media Week Bristol, AMBITOUS PR, to find out a little more about who they are and what they’re up to…
Hi AMBITIOUS! So, tell us, what do you do?
We’re a PR agency delivering integrated strategic communications. Our focus is corporate and business-to-business. This is our strength; it’s what we do best.
Our clients include global private healthcare providers, education institutions, property companies, tech platforms and workwear. We work nationally and internationally from our office based in Bristol. And, our services include strategy & planning, reputation management, content creation, media relations, influencer engagement, social media management, events – online, offline and everywhere in between.
For us it’s about the thinking. It’s about the execution and it’s about the commitment to never being boring. Like our manifesto ‘If it’s boring it’s not AMBITIOUS’ our aim is always to slice through the white noise and deliver stand out work.
Who’s in the team?
Our fab team of 12 is led by three hands-on directors and includes PR consultants, digital and social media experts, copywriters, event manager, former journalists and a junior content apprentice.
When did you join Bristol Media?
Over six years ago…
What’s your favourite place in Bristol?
We’re a social bunch, so regular team lunches are always favourite places. Our office is just off Whiteladies Road, so we’re spoilt for choice. Bosco, Souk Kitchen, River Cottage and the Lido tend to get the votes.
What are you most proud of as a business?
For the second year running AMBITIOUS have been awarded Best PR Agency of the Year at The Drum’s RAR Awards. Last year was the first time we entered and so were thrilled to pick up the top national award. It’s the only award that is 100% client rated, so real testament to the clients we work with and how they value what we do for them.
We’re a big fan of gadgets, what’s your favourite office gadget?
Definitely our Alexa! We have our apprentice Izzy to thank for bringing that joy into our daily lives.
What exciting plans have you got coming up this year?
We had our busiest year last year and 2019 is looking to top that. We’re investing in growing the team this year so excited to welcome new additions to AMBITIOUS.
As the organisers behind Social Media Week Bristol we’re gearing up for a packed schedule of over 40 events next week. And, we’re finalists in a few awards (The Drum & PRCA) so some fun nights out too.
Whose work do you admire and why?
We’re loving what the guys at Tiny Giant are all about. Creative AI, voice & bots – it’s an exciting space and they’re right here in Bristol. They’re set on combining ideas with technology including a recent project creating the world’s first AI-created cupcakes!
What’s the best tip/trick you’ve learnt as a business?
We’ve reflected much of what we’ve learnt as a business into our values as they best reflect what’s important to us.
One of those is ‘People Matter Most’ and so we put being human at the top of our priorities. We’re talking empathy, understanding and kindness. To everyone. It’s about creating a culture that values opinions, nurtures talent and listens. Ultimately all work is about relationships. And, when you get it right, it can lead to great things.
If you could sum up Bristol in 3 words, what would they be?
Spirited, community, interesting
To find out more about AMBITIOUS or to contact them to discuss opportunities, visit their member profile.
Keep your eyes peeled for our next Featured Member, they’ll be talking about AI and bots, can you guess who it will be?
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