Poppy-PR – Inspiring The Next Generation of PR Professionals

Posted on 10-05-19 by Tina Clough

A few months back, we revealed news about our very own Tina working at Nottingham Trent University, teaching journalism students the art of PR.

Tina Clough (33), director at Derbyshire PR Agency, Poppy-PR, landed the spot after being approached by Tracy Powell, BA Journalism course leader at the University.

It has now been revealed that due to the success of her first module, she has been invited back to teach once again at the University from October!

Tina, who studied Print Journalism back in 2007, said: “I have always had fantastic links with the University and I was honoured to be invited back to where it all began, when the University opened its state of the art Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ).

“After a career in PR and journalism, I set up my own business in 2010 offering PR, social media, crisis communications and event organisation. I have always accepted students from Nottingham Trent University through our door for work experience, and it has always been something that I have been very passionate about because I have walked in their shoes.”

After being invited to talk to journalism students in 2017 about what it takes to make it in the world of PR, course leader Tracy invited her to attend a meeting with other industry figureheads to help create a brand new PR module, which is set to be taught for the very first time.

Tina continued: “After being approached to help Tracy and her team to create the synopsis for the new module, which was huge honour, I was then asked if I would consider teaching it!. I spoke to the rest of the team at Poppy-PR, and my current work commitments mean that there is space in my diary to teach on Mondays, whilst running the business at the same time.  This first module has been a huge learning curve, and I have gained so much experience.  I was over the moon when I was asked to come back and teach it once again in October.”

Tracy said: ”We are very happy to have Tina on board, I am looking forward to working with her and developing the new PR module with her at the University”