We believe our reputation as a leading local PR and marketing agency is due to our tailored approach to each of our clients. As a small agency built up of project managers, each member of the team is involved in and therefore understands every client project, giving you the peace of mind that your needs will be looked after throughout the process.

Primary Agency Team

Rob Petersen, Managing Director

 

rob@petersenspr.com

With over 30 years experience in marketing services and agency management predominantly in Wales, Rob has won a number of marketing and advertisement effectiveness awards including Precision Marketing’s Best National Newspaper Campaign for direct response, a regional I.P.A. Effectiveness Award for the Royal Mint campaign and a Chartered Institute of Marketing award for the Harleyford Golf Resort campaign.

Rob oversaw numerous public information campaigns for the Welsh Office and the National Assembly for Wales including Community Charge, Salmonella, and Referendum campaigns, and also led the very successful team which originally launched the St. David’s Hotel & Spa, establishing it as a Cardiff Bay landmark with over £1million of media coverage during its first week of opening.

As Managing Director, Rob’s role at Petersens involves overseeing and managing client projects, handling budgets and developing new business opportunities. He believes strongly in Corporate Social Responsibility and is involved with Tenovus Cancer Charity, The Prince’s Trust Cymru, acts as role model under the WAG Dynamo scheme and sits on the Cardiff University Employability Board.

“Since I began in this business over 30 years ago there has been a transformation in the way which we communicate with each other. I find that we are inevitably experiencing a most exciting development in marketing whereby we can now communicate directly and instantly to our chosen targets delivering effective measurable messages.

With such a multitude of media channels available, both traditional and new it is crucial for clients to get the very best communications advice quickly and at a cost they can afford. Petersens can deliver this service in a friendly professional manner and we truly enjoy working with our valued clients both old and new.”


Louise Yau, Account Director
louise@petersenspr.com

Louise graduated from Swansea University in 2000 with a 2:1 degree in English Literature and American Studies. She worked as an English Language Teacher in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, for two years before returning to Wales and completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Public & Media Relations at Cardiff University.

Louise began her agency career with Petersens back in 2003 and moved on to another PR agency before moving in-house to National online learning provider learndirect. Here she worked in a number of communications roles covering Marketing, PR, Public Affairs, Stakeholder management and Partnership projects.

“Communications is such a fast-paced industry to work in, particularly right now with the constant developments in social media. There are a multitude of tools available to PR practitioners, but the challenge of selecting the correct mix to meet each client’s objectives is very exciting, and seeing the impact of a professionally coordinated campaign is rewarding for all involved.”

Phoebe Davies, Account Executive
phoebe@petersenspr.com

Phoebe graduated from Cardiff University in 2016 with a First Class Honours degree in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time at university Phoebe worked as a Marketing Intern, as well as undertaking work experience at Buzz Magazine and a number of third-sector organisations in Cardiff. 

"Working at Petersens PR has allowed me to build upon the skills I gained throughout my degree and several internships. Every day at the agency is different and it's incredibly exciting to know that you're playing a part in shaping a client's message and
communicating it to the wider public."



Ellé Holley, Account Executive
elle@petersenspr.com

Ellé graduated with a 2:1 in English Literature from Cardiff University in 2017. She undertook two internships at university, working specifically in marketing, and undertook several promotional positions, such as within the Careers and Employability department.

"Becoming a part of the team at Petersens PR has encouraged and expanded the skills and knowledge I obtained during my various internships and my degree. A career in PR is exactly what I was looking for following my time at University. Every day is exciting, challenging and different as I work with a variety clients to further their business in an ever changing climate."



Cath Clarke, Account Assistant
cath@petersenspr.com

Cath has been working with Rob for over ten years. She spent ten years working for Lloyds Bank after completing a secretarial course at Christie College, Cheltenham. She has also worked as a travel advisor for both a chain and an independent tour operator. Cath’s role at Petersens involves office management and account administration.

Outside of Petersens Cath is actively involved in the cancer charity Tenovus.


Consultants

Ruth Parry, Welsh Language Consultant

Ruth Parry began her career as a teacher for six years in Cardiff and spent two years teaching in the Anglo–English School in Libya. She launched ‘Si – lwli’, the only Welsh speaking day nursery in Cardiff in 1991 – 2001 and has been a Govenor of Ysgol Gyfan Gymraeg Plasmawr Cardiff since 1997.

Ruth has produced numerous programmes for the BBC with an education element including a seminar on the new Education Act 1998 and its effects. Ruth works closely with Rob Petersen on the St Athan Metrix account and attended exhibitions as required as Welsh language representative. Ruth also works with Rob Petersen on the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Editorial and Publicity Committee.

Catrin Roberts, Welsh Translator

Catrin has worked with Petersens for over five years and undertakes the majority of the translations required. She has a BA (Hons) in Welsh and has worked for the Welsh Assembly Government, BBC Wales, Ofcom and Wales Millennium Centre to name a few. Catrin lives in Cardiff and is a member of the Association of Welsh Translators and Interpreters.

“It’s great to be a part of the team at Petersens and to be able to get the message through in Welsh to those who need it. I feel it’s important that everyone understands what’s going on, whatever their language preference!”

Sarah Vining, Senior Consultant

Sarah has worked with Petersens on various client projects. She is an experienced marketing consultant who gained her experience working as Head of Marketing for the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Director of Valleys Arts Marketing and Marketing/PR Manager for Techniquest.

Alan George, Consultant

Alan is a vastly knowledgeable corporate communicator. He started as a journalist with regional newspapers, traning with the South Wales Echo and Western Mail and later moving to Fleet Street.  Subsequently, he advised government ministers on presentational aspects of emerging policies, and operational emergencies.  He was appointed Head of PR for a blue chip company and was Deputy Managing Director of a PR consultancy with a broad range of clients.  Latterly, he has specialised in property and planning related communications.  His experience of crisis management is unrivalled, including wars, aviation and shipping disasters, strikes and terrorist incidents.

 

 

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