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PR & Marketing Placement

Listing ID: 631734

PR & Marketing Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: French Connection
Location: Camden, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 9-12 months
Hours: Full Time
Specified Hours: 9-6
Start Date: Summer 2017
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Travel & Lunch
Reporting To: PR & Marketing Assistant
Twitter Handle: @FCUK
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 days 13 hours
About: Founded in 1972, French Connection set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appealed to a broad market.

French Connection now offers a fashion-forward clothing range with a quirky spin on design, priding itself on quality and affordable prices.

Having established a strong core clothing business, through unique design and a true sense of style the company has, over recent years expanded its portfolio into exciting new areas including men's and women's toiletries, sunglasses and opticals, watches and shoes. Driven by innovation and change, the brands strength lies in balancing new and exciting ideas with the basic promise of quality and affordability, established when the company was founded. Throughout this expansion and diversification the principles have remained the same; design-led products presented in a unique and innovative way.

Position: PR & Marketing Placement – 9 month (with option to extend to full 12 months)
Department: Press & Marketing
Start date: Summer 2017   Location: Camden, London, UK
Placement compensation:  Expenses only. London Zones 1-6 travel & lunch expenses with receipts provided.

French Connection is looking for a highly motivated, proactive and hard-working placement student to assist the Press & Marketing Department and support on all PR and marketing activities. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student to gain real hands-on experience working in one of the world’s most innovative and exciting fashion brands.

The Placement student will work directly with junior and senior members of the team and will gain a real insight into the workings of the company across all categories including French Connection Womenswear, Menswear, Home and our sister brand Great Plains. The primary role of the placement student will be to support the team’s day to day activity, working with, and supporting your colleagues particularly the PR Assistant and Marketing Assistant to achieve the desired objectives and results. There will be opportunity’s to support with seasonal brand campaigns, lookbook shoots and PR & marketing events. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining the seasonal sample collections across all French Connection and Great Plains categories
  • Daily review of media and articles of interest
  • Monitoring of daily press clippings and compiling of weekly internal press coverage reports
  • Coordinating daily sample distribution for press send outs under the supervision of PR Assistant
  • Communication between departments liasing with buying, e-commerce and wholesale to source samples for press requests
  • Managing and updating the press media database
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of French Connection and Great Plains seasonal press days
  • Assisting with the planning and sample management of PR assets including seasonal lookbook shoots and global advertising campaigns
  • Compiling of trend reports and product mailers
  • To gain an understanding of the UK and international press and build relationships under the supervision of the PR Assistant
  • Assisting with event research and preparation for flagship store events
  • Assisting with regional & local marketing store requests and events on an ad-hoc basis
  • Assisting with blogger and influencer gifting on behalf of marketing & PR
  • Social media research, monthly competitor report and creation

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, self-confident and self-motivated
  • A keen interest of the fashion industry and the French Connection and Great Plains brands
  • Flexible, reliable and shows a can-do attitude
  • Team player
  • Passions to pursue a career within Fashion PR, Marketing and Communications 


Please send your CV and cover letter to Polly via the application form.

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