Senior advisory team

Will Painter, Creative & Strategic Lead, WP Communications

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Will is a highly commended public relations practitioner, working with a diverse array of brands from startups to big household names. Will’s portfolio highlights include Microsoft, Ford Motor Company, Coca Cola Enterprises, Logitech, Ericsson, the United Nations, and the British Army.

Will launched WP Communications at the beginning of 2018 with a passion to provide a flexible service to brands, through deploying teams of highly trained PR specialists and industry collaborations to maximise results and business impact.

Prior to this, Will was director of brand storytelling and media strategy at Ogilvy, delivering award winning campaigns for consumer, corporate, CSR, and technology brands.

Will is a skilled publicist, copywriter, and media trainer working with top Fortune 500 companies.

Julien Cozens, Media Relations Specialist, WP Communications

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Julien is a commercially aware, creative, award winning PR practitioner with broad ranging corporate, consumer, broadcast and crisis & issues management experience. This has been gained over 30 years across a number of sectors in-house including Vodafone, Guinness Brewing and Cable&Wireless Worldwide, and at big and boutique agencies such as Golley Slater, Madano, markettiers4dc, The Impact Agency and EHPR.

A confident verbal and written communicator with extensive media contacts and knowledge, he has a background in journalism and photography.  Julien is used to dealing with a variety of stakeholders at all levels, leading teams, acting as a company spokesperson and influencing at board level.

 

Jonathan MacPherson, Corporate Communications Director, WP Communications

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Jonathan is an accomplished and highly versatile strategic communication specialist with international leadership experience and proven expertise in leading and directing the creation and execution of innovative and effective communication programmesto stimulate positive public perceptions and actions.

His career has seen him consult across a portfolio of corporate, consumer, technology and government clients including Eversheds Sutherland, Franklin Templeton Investments, PwC, Lombard Odier, Marsh, Friends Provident International, Blackstone, Intel, Symantec, LG Electronics and Samsung.

Jonathan studied at the University of Leicester and holds an MBA in international marketing strategy and e-commerce.

 

Ahad Surooprajally, Content Production, WP Communications

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With 20+ years experience in broadcast and public relations, Ahad is experienced in directing and producing digital media and creating content.

Ahad’s specialties include filming, editing, producing and directing small and large scale projects, and is a qualified UAV drone pilot.

Ahad’s client portfolio includes VMWare, O2, Google, uSwitch, Nikon, LinkedIn, PremierInnDell, and CISCO.

Eleanor Crossland, Social Media Specialist, WP Communications 

Eleanor Crossland

Eleanor has over 8 years of experience as a social media manager and creative writing for online and social media channels.

Creating content that is tailored and engaging, Eleanor has expertise in social media management across business and consumer brands.