PPC Mentoring Scheme 2021
The Publishers’ Publicity Circle is thrilled to announce the fifth year of its mentoring scheme, which is open to publicists of all levels and will start after the enrolment process in January 2021.
The programme has been devised by the PPC committee to create a platform that will give publicists a chance to learn from some of the finest in the business. From campaign planning and skill honing to career and personal development, the aim of the scheme is to give each publicist who enrols the opportunity to advance their understanding and realise their full potential.
This year we have asked our mentors with exceptional campaign experience from across the industry to stay on for another year and help guide a new group of mentees through another unprecedented year ahead.
Stephanie Melrose, PPC Chair said: “The ways in which our industry and ways of working have been challenged in this most unprecedented of years, have again underlined what brilliantly creative, tenacious and powerful communicators publicists are; and how much we – as well as campaigns, books and authors – can benefit from our being a truly collaborative network. The mentoring scheme has become a cornerstone of the PPC aim to promote, celebrate and further the careers of publicists, and provides a valuable opportunity for both mentees and mentors to develop their skills. I am hugely grateful to all those who have taken part this year and flourished in the scheme amid significant challenges, and am looking forward to seeing more industry colleagues be empowered to take on mentee and mentor roles as we look together to the coming year.”
Alison Barrow, Publicity Director and PPC Mentor: “I have been so happy to be part of the PPC mentoring scheme this year. In a time when challenges are many, and connection with others is so much harder, it has been a privilege to share ideas, thoughts, approaches together and recognise the great work that we publicists do to ensure our books and writers are still at the forefront of conversations across media and booksellers.”
Further information about the scheme and instructions on how to apply can be found in this downloadable pack.
All applicants must be PPC members and the deadline is 5.30pm on Friday 4th December.
Successful applicants will be matched with their mentor by the end of December ready to start the scheme in January 2021.