With the expansion of the PR team, we recently welcomed Alexandra Bullen as a PR Account Executive. To introduce her properly, we asked Alex a few questions about herself and her role here at Unsworth Sugden.
Name: Alexandra Bullen
Job Title: PR Account Executive
Where do you live? Loughborough
What do you enjoy about your job? I love that you never know what challenges each day is going to throw at you but that’s what keeps it exciting. I really enjoy how fast paced everything is too as you’re never bored.
What does your job involve? On a day-to-day basis my job involves liaising with clients in order to generate positive news coverage, interviewing, writing press releases, liaising with journalists, monitoring the media, coordinating photography and attending client meetings. There is so much going on that two days are never really the same.
Do you have any previous experience in this industry, if so, doing what and where? This is my first role in PR since graduating university – I was working in hospitality previously. Before that, I studied journalism at university.
What made you take this route? I enjoy writing and I really wanted to try something new!
What do you like about USG? The people – everybody is so friendly, helpful and easy to get on with. I also really like that we have expertise in the property sector as this is something that I’m really interested in.
What was your most recent qualification in and at what level? I have a 1st Class Honours degree in Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University.
Do you have any hobbies/what do you do in your spare time? I enjoy travelling and weightlifting.
Three further facts about yourself –
Last summer I worked as an attractions host at The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World Orlando.
The furthest I have travelled is to Malaysia – I have distant relatives living there!
I have eight siblings – three step-brothers, one half-brother and four half-sisters.