I am delighted to let you know that the Publishers Publicity Circle will be launching
its first mentor scheme at the beginning of 2017.
We have a wealth of expertise within the PPC membership and would like to
provide an opportunity for members to benefit from the wide range of experience,
knowledge and trade know-how that we have in our ranks.
The programme has been devised by the committee, creating a platform that will
give publicists the chance to learn from some of the best in the business. From
campaign planning and skill honing to career and personal development, our aim is
to give each mentee the opportunity to advance their understanding and realise
For our first year, we have secured five brilliant mentors with exceptional campaign
experience from across the industry, including an independent publisher, an
agency, a big publisher and a children’s expert. Each mentor will be matched with
one mentee for the calendar year.
From the 10th November, all PPC members with under 3 years’ experience will be
able to apply to be a mentee using the application form in the PPC Mentorship Scheme Information Pack. The pack also contains guidelines for both mentors and mentees as well as the PPC Code of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines for Mentoring Pairs, so please read it carefully before applying.
As this year is a small pilot scheme we have decided to select publicists to be
mentors for 2017. From 2018 onwards however this will move to an application
process, allowing the programme to be available to all. This is, I hope, an exciting
opportunity for many of you to consider and hopefully benefit from.
I’d like to thank Clara Nelson and Kate Bland on the committee who are leading
this – their ideas, vision and sheer hard work in setting up the scheme at such a busy
time of year are hugely appreciated.
We hope this pilot year is the first of many!