Francesca Hedley

Associate Vice President
francesca.hedley@finnpartners.com

Professional Experience

October 2019 – Present: Senior Account Manager, Fox Communications

Clients: Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Windsor Park, Velaa Private Island, Chenot Group, Jetcraft

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner with third party luxury brands to elevate client exposure
  • Secure the attendance of key spokespeople at relevant conferences and industry events
  • Global lead on coordinating partner agencies (Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York and Dubai)
  • Assist with the rebranding of Fox Communications (consult on website copy and social content)
  • Develop company values pertaining to sustainability and social impact and align them to daily practice
  • Act as an ambassador for sustainability both within the agency and to clients
  • Manage day-to-day liaisons with clients and media, delegate where appropriate
  • Manage new business research and draft proposals

 

 

March 2018-September 2019: Account Manager, PRCO

Clients: Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hard Rock Hotels, Chenot Group, Rixos Hotels & Resorts

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate a regional event for luxury hotel group Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts to coincide with their global ‘Pop Down’ launch, ensuring key messaging translates to a London audience without forfeiting brand identity. Secured the attendance of journalists and high profile celebrities, resulting is post event coverage
  • Website, brochure and newsletter copy writing for luxury hotel clients
  • Global lead on coordinating international offices (Paris, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York and Dubai)
  • Development of training programme for junior team members and continued mentorship
  • Devise multichannel communications strategy for each client and implement. Coordinate with global offices where appropriate to ensure strategy is consistent internationally, and regional adaptations are managed and reviewed
  • Manage global coverage tracker in Excel, analyse data and manipulate for the purpose of reports or presentations. Ensure coverage targets are met every month, using year on year comparisons
  • Secure national coverage for clients on a monthly basis
  • Continued coordination of group and individual press trips
  • Lead regular client calls and conferences

 September 2016-February 2018: Account Executive, PRCO

Clients: LUX* Resorts, Swire Hotels, Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Chedi Andermatt, Park Gstaad

Key responsibilities:

  • Administrative tasks including coverage reading, scanning and formatting documents
  • Help organise press functions and press trips
  • Draft engaging, creative and accurate press releases for clients
  • Daily pitching for clients to relevant media by phone, email or in person
  • Assist in the compilation of monthly and bi-monthly reports for clients
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of impactful PR campaigns

 

In a world where you can be anything, be kind

How'd you get here?

Francesca has more than six years’ experience in luxury lifestyle and travel communications and has delivered integrated PR campaigns across a number of luxury hospitality brands, including Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Velaa Private Island among others. Over the years, Francesca has built up her little black book of luxury contacts to ensure she delivers outstanding coverage for her clients. In addition, Francesca has a wealth of experience leading on strategic brand partnerships, managing events, and implementing creative campaigns for her clients.

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