NEWCASTLE integrated PR, digital and creative communications agency O PR is continuing its growth plans with the appointment of two new faces to its team.


Client account manager Caroline Cockburn, 27 and account executive Kayleigh Hepburn 23, have joined the multi-award winning agency hot on the heels of being awarded the Gold award in the Outstanding Agency category at the CIPR PRide Awards in December.


Caroline brings with her a wealth of experience in consumer communications having worked with brands including Vango and P&G. Caroline is a graduate of the University of Glasgow with an MA in French and Linguistics, and is fluent in French.


Caroline will work on PR, digital and creative briefs across a range of national travel and leisure accounts as well as working on a UK-wide brief to promote Northumbria University, Newcastle.


Caroline said “I have joined the agency at an exciting time as it celebrates its 10th year in business and is winning accounts with well-known consumer brands across the UK. “


Following her graduation from The University of Sunderland, where she gained a BA in Public Relations, Kayleigh has gained experience in public sector communications having completed a graduate internship at Northumberland County Council.


Kayleigh will now support the client services team across its consumer, B2B and community accounts, executing integrated communications campaigns and liaising with regional and national journalists and bloggers.


Kayleigh said: “O is such a renowned agency in the region and I’m really pleased to be taking my career forward there; already I’m starting to work with exciting regional and national brands in travel, leisure and food and drink sectors.”


O PR and Communications managing director Kari Owers said: “Caroline and Kayleigh bring with them the right experience, skills and enthusiasm for the sectors we work in, which will add significant value for our clients. They have joined us at an incredibly exciting time following a series of recent account wins and growth for the agency, and will be the first of several new appointments this year as we continue our recruitment drive.”


Based in Ouseburn, Newcastle O provides creative integrated campaigns for clients including Northumbria University, Primula Cheese, Dr. Martens and The Lakes Distillery.


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