New MD at The PR Network
As reported this week in the UK PR trade media, PR Week and PRovoke, The PR Network (PRN) is delighted to announce that we have promoted our Senior Client Services Director Eileen (Ei) Boydell to become PRN’s Managing Director, effective immediately.
Working with our two co-founders George Blizzard and Nicky Regazzoni, Ei will lead a team of eight and an extended global team of stellar associate partners to deliver multi-market PR programmes to brands worldwide.
Ei initially joined the agency in 2013 as a freelancer to run the Zipcar account. She fitted into our senior team perfectly and we offered her a role as a client services director after six months. Ei previously worked with George at London PR agency Bite, running international PR programmes for clients including AMD, Samsung and Logica amongst others. Having moved back to Cornwall, she valued the guaranteed freedom and flexibility that PRN can offer as a remote-first agency with no central office.
Over the past decade, Ei has directed some of our most prestigious accounts including Workday, where she manages the PRN hub coordinating the work of our agency partners across EMEA; Dropbox, for whom we handle analyst relations, and our more recent UK technology client, GBG. She also still oversees the public affairs programme we deliver for Zipcar - a decade on from us winning the account in 2012!
Our biannual client satisfaction surveys show Ei scoring a consistent 9/10, which is testament to her incomparable client service skills. However, after 20 years working in client service, It's time for Ei to stretch her wings in a management role, and use her knowledge of what clients really want and the breadth of expertise within our network to take PRN to its next phase of growth.
About her promotion, Ei says,
The opportunity to drive the next phase of growth at PRN with our stellar team is exciting. Having worked in the client services space for the past two decades,I have a unique perspective on the evolving needs of our client base to continue our growth trajectory. Working with a strong team, who work the way they want to flexibly, means we’ll continue to deliver top class client services - whilst maintaining the team’s work-life balance.”
There have been a number of team changes at PRN this year. We hired Karen Meachen from the BBC in June to join our client services ranks, Isobel Arrowsmith is helping us in a project management capacity, and David Josephs has been appointed as our first Non Executive Director. David will be supporting Eileen as she takes over the day to day running of the business and plans its future for 2023 and beyond.