Award-winning PR and marketing agency Shooting Star has welcomed two new additions to its team already this year, bringing the total number of staff up to ten in spite of the lockdown.
Yasmin Ireland and Molly Hare have both joined the Lincoln-based agency which is strengthening its team across a number of disciplines.
Yasmin, who has eight years’ industry experience in a variety of sectors, has joined as the team’s new Social Media Executive. She is now working with a range of clients to produce high-quality digital content and increase their social reach.
Yasmin specialises in graphics and social media management, having held previously similar roles in sectors including education, automotive retail and food and water compliancy. In her spare time, Yasmin also runs a successful wedding stationery business.
“Social media is my passion, and I am over the moon to be joining Shooting Star,” said Yasmin. “It’s a great opportunity for me to work with such colourful clients in different sectors and I’m looking forward to helping shape their social media strategies.
“The pandemic has certainly put more focus on digital channels, including social media, and it is important now more than ever to have a presence online. There are many social channels, tools, trends and techniques that businesses can utilise to make an impact, so I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise!”
Molly Hare has also joined Shooting Star as a graduate communications intern and is gaining valuable agency experience working with one of the agency’s longest established clients, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
This is Molly’s first graduate position, having had previous agency work experience before graduating from Leeds Beckett University with a first-class degree in Public Relations with Journalism last summer.
She said: “I’m really looking forward to taking on new challenges by putting my academic skills and previous agency experience to good use through the opportunities that Shooting Star provides.
“I’m very fortunate to be part of such a friendly and welcoming team, especially considering I have only met everyone through Zoom calls as we continue to work from home through the pandemic!
“I’m positive that this position will help perfect my skills and boost my confidence by providing me with first-hand experience in client communications and content creation.”
Director Jez Ashberry said: “It’s been a tough year for most businesses but we’re pleased and proud to say that we’re still taking on new clients and recruiting more staff.
“As we emerge from lockdown and finally overcome this pandemic, businesses need to take care of their marketing, their profile and their online presence. It’s clear that confidence is steadily building as businesses begin to grow again, and that’s fantastic news.
“Taking on Yasmin and Molly has been a shot in the arm for everyone at Shooting Star and we can’t wait to get back to the office and welcome them both properly!”
The agency now boasts a team of ten, comprising digital marketers, SEO experts, PR pros and social media gurus.