Author archives: lorraine.barker

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    Why too many cats can spoil your PR career prospects

    Nov 14, 13 • 1905 Views • • No Comments

    We recently had a candidate who almost missed out on a plum role because his Instagram feed had too many pictures of cats.  Yes, it’s kind of funny but is it unfair?  Or is it reasonable when you consider how PRs need to work social media channels on...

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    Campaign of the Month: #Mamming for Breast Cancer Awareness

    Nov 4, 13 • 1233 Views • • No Comments

    You’ve seen planking, the popular meme which spread across the internet featuring people posing horizontally in various improbable locations. Since then you’ve seen owling, teapotting and even hadoukening, and now we have a new craze – mamming;...

  • Account Manager | Senior Account Manager | London

    Oct 14, 13 • 948 Views • • No Comments

    This is a great opportunity to join a family-feel, independent agency that has been PRCA Agency of the Year numerous times, and PR Week Award winners on many an occassion. Oh and if you’re in tech and want out – here’s your chance! As a...

  • coulson lives


    Sep 27, 13 • 1628 Views • • No Comments

    You might think Channel 4’s in house marketing/PR team has it easy, publicising the highly anticipated resurrection of Agent Phil Coulson on tonight’s S.H.I.E.L.D, but happily, they haven’t rested on their laurels and have branched away...

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    Campaign of the Month: Macmillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”

    Sep 27, 13 • 1153 Views • • No Comments

    We’re delighted to report that this month’s campaign award goes to Macmillan for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.   The event actually started in 1990, when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning where people came along to...

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    Workfish is a MARA Finalist!

    Sep 10, 13 • 1008 Views • • No Comments

    How bloody exciting!  Workfish has been announced as a finalist in the Best Recruitment Website category for the Marketing Advertising Recruitment Awards (MARAs).  Well we’re just chuffed aren’t we and are looking forward to letting our hair...

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    Breaking Bad ‘LEGO’ Playset – I WANT ONE

    Aug 14, 13 • 1447 Views • • No Comments

    This is completely brilliant – I am a massive Breaking Bad fan and thanks to the brave souls at Citizen Brick you can now have your very own ‘LEGO’ playset for hours of pretend meth-making fun! The set (yes you can actually buy it!) comes...

  • pandas

    Campaign of the Month

    Aug 6, 13 • 1261 Views • • No Comments

    The German branch of the World Wildlife Foundation masterminded this stunt as they installed 1,600 styrofoam replica pandas to celebrate its 50th anniversary and to raise public awareness of the endangered animal’s fragile situation. WWF research has...

  • wig

    No Wig Required!

    Aug 2, 13 • 1045 Views • • No Comments

    Workfish founder and director, our very own Lorraine Barker, has been appointed to the judging panel for this year’s Recruitment Business Awards.  Organised by modern marketing and media magazine The Drum, the awards are now in their 11th year and have...

  • “Just” a Junior Account Executive? Not “just” an interview

    Jul 30, 13 • 1273 Views • • No Comments

    Strictly speaking, it is rare that PR agencies will come to a recruitment company for help in hiring a Junior Account Executive, or even sometimes an AE. Why would they? Especially when they’ve normally got a filing cabinet fit to burst with the CVs of...