Award-winning PR, marketing and digital agency Shooting Star has welcomed three new team members as the business continues to grow.
Abi Fitzsimons and Lizzie Blythe have joined the team as Account Executives, and Holly Townsend has joined the Lincoln-based agency on its Rising Star Internship scheme.
Holly previously completed work experience with Shooting Star while studying for her undergraduate journalism degree. She has since been appointed as a marketing intern while she completes a master’s degree in creative advertising at the University of Lincoln.
“I really enjoy the fact that I have something new to learn almost every day,” explained Holly.
“I enjoy being busy, so being around a productive and skilled team is incredibly encouraging and motivating.
“In a recent team meeting I brought up the idea to start a TikTok account as I am already very enthusiastic about short-form videos. The marketing team were happy for me to give it a go, and so far it has been successful!”
Lizzie, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in marketing management, has joined the team after working for over a year in an in-house marketing role.
“I am really looking forward to getting stuck into life at Shooting Star and getting to know my colleagues and clients,” said Lizzie.
“It’s my first experience working within an agency, so I am excited about the challenge of learning something new.”
Abi, who graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a degree in broadcast media studies, brings a wide range of skills including photography, video editing and copywriting.
“I’m really enjoying working at Shooting Star and I particularly like the friendly office environment; it’s made it a lot easier to get settled and get to know my colleagues.
“I’m looking forward to learning about the wide range of clients and what we do for them.”
Shooting Star Director Jez Ashberry said:
“We had an extremely busy 2022 and we’ve taken on these three new recruits to help us manage the increased workload.
“They’re settling in very well and we’re looking forward to continued growth in the new year.”
Shooting Star specialises in media relations, social media, traditional and digital marketing, media training and crisis management.
Shooting Star’s new team members (L-R) Lizzie Blythe, Abi Fitzsimons and Holly Townsend.