New Pickle: Pamela Agar
Exciting news from the Pickle Jar Communications team this month, as we welcome a new member. In fact, she’s more than just a new team member – she’ll actually be our new leader (don’t worry, Tracy’s not going anywhere…)
At the end of June, the brilliant Pamela Agar will be joining us as Managing Director, bringing with her 16 years of experience from her time at Imperial College London. She’s spent several years as the Head of Digital and Creative Media at the College, leading on projects that have resulted in an award list as long as anyone’s arm – including CASE, HEIST, EduStyle and Webbies – so she’s a perfect fit for the Pickle Jar team.
Tracy Playle, CEO, says: “It’s been a thrill and a pleasure for me to lead and grow Pickle Jar since 2007. But we’ve reached a point as a company where we need to accelerate our growth, and really take the work that we do to a whole new level. After all, people choose to work with us because we’re seen as innovators, and those who challenge and push boundaries. We need to build on that. Bringing Pamela on board to lead client delivery work and really push our projects up a notch is a major step for us.
“I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have at the helm, working alongside me to ensure that we constantly raise our game. Her reputation in the sector is outstanding, and she’s inspired and led a team of amazing people at Imperial College London to innovate in – and reimagine what – best practice communications and marketing in the education sector looks like. With that mindset, she really belongs at Pickle Jar!”
In Pamela’s own words: “I’m thrilled to be joining Pickle Jar Communications and getting started in this new role. I’ve always been hugely impressed by the innovative, high quality work of the team and it is going to be a real privilege helping them develop the business and go on to even greater things.”
But, like I said at the start, Tracy’s not going anywhere.
“People have asked ‘what does Pamela’s appointment means for you?'” she says. “While I jest that I’m retiring, in reality this step forecasts the next chapter in the company’s development. I’ll stay close to many projects as I love the work that we do, but I’ll also be focusing more on thought leadership and the internationalisation of our business.
“There’s demand around the world for our work and our expertise. Furthermore, our clients are internationally minded and focused and need a depth of support that understands cultural and regional difference and opportunity. We already offer this for Chinese social and digital communications, but we can do so much more. And so international growth and expansion of our team around the world is a priority for me in the coming months, as well as growing our work in other parts of the education sector at home.”
We’re all looking forward to Pamela joining the team, and no doubt there’ll be more news from her once she gets settled in. Until then, if you want to talk to us about any of our work – or to say hello to Pamela – just get in touch.