She also has experience of crisis communications and has worked on a number of issues management mandates including cyber security.
Eleanor is an Associate at Kekst CNC in London where she has worked since January 2018.
Since joining the firm, Eleanor has gained experience on a broad range of projects, with a focus on media relations, reputation, crisis and issues management.
Prior to joining Kekst CNC, Eleanor gained public affairs experience, volunteering on the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign in Brooklyn, New York, as part of the team coordinating voter outreach initiatives across the U.S.
Eleanor holds a BA in History from the University of Cambridge. She specialized in American political and cultural history, with a particular interest in cultural identity during the post-war era.
Q&A with Eleanor
Take the most interesting project you have worked on recently: Why was it interesting?
I have recently worked on a number of cyber security projects which have been fast paced and exciting. These kinds of projects also appeal to me because they are focused on solutions. I find it very satisfying to see a project run from start to finish and feel like I have been involved in managing a critical problem.
What do you like most about Kekst CNC?
Working in the London office, what I like most is the breadth of Kekst CNC’s clients. We work on a broad range of mandates, from corporate to financial communications, which means that no day is the same. I get to see first-hand how success differs for one client to another and am constantly learning new things about varied and exciting industries.
Why did you choose Kekst CNC?
I started working at Kekst CNC after getting 6 months experience as an intern. During my internship, I gained an understanding of the communications industry and experienced first-hand the culture here at Kekst CNC. That’s what made it such an easy choice.
What advice do you have for aspiring communications professionals?
Speak up! As the most junior person in the room in pretty much all the meetings I attend, it can be intimidating advising clients who often have decades more experience when it comes to corporate communications. However, while at Kekst CNC I have learnt that a lot of the time this doesn’t matter. We are hired because of the value we bring to difficult situations and part of this involves giving clients an objective opinion of a situation – something that doesn’t always require expert knowledge.
What would be your favourite travel tip?
Put down your iPhone. The most rewarding travel experiences I have had haven’t involved Google Maps or Instagram but local people and cultures.