Radio 1 confirms Simpson as PR and press head

Paul Simpson was confirmed as Radio 1’s press and PR manager this week, having served as acting head for the last year following the departure of Polly Ravenscroft to head PR for BBC Production.

Paul Simpson was confirmed as Radio 1’s press and PR manager this

week, having served as acting head for the last year following the

departure of Polly Ravenscroft to head PR for BBC Production.



Simpson heads a team of four, but is recruiting a publicist for the

station’s specialist dance output. This appointment will also manage

publicity for the station’s outside broadcasts from Agia Napa, Ibiza and

a host of British music festivals.



Before assuming his current brief, Simpson was a publicist on the

station, responsible for promoting DJs such as Jo Whiley and Chris

Moyles. Prior to that, he worked as press and broadcasting officer for

the Liberal Democrats in Westminster.



Radio 1 handles most of its PR in-house, but since its target age group

is 15- to 24-year-olds, it uses youth agencies on a project basis for

specific acts. Slice PR handles some dance acts, while Henry’s House

acts as personal publicity agent for Jamie Theakston.



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