PRWeek UK 30 Under 30 2019: Tess Atkinson, Buzzfeed

PRWeek UK's 30 Under 30 list for 2019 features Tess Atkinson, head of communications, EMEA & APAC, Buzzfeed (26).

Aktinson is solely responsible for consumer, corporate, internal and crisis comms for BuzzFeed across EMEA and APAC. As well-being multi-skilled, she’s a creative comms thinker, too; producing a two-month exhibition of BuzzFeed content at BoxPark to elevate its entertainment content, for example.

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The secret to being a good comms pro in 2019 is... Always having a phone battery pack to hand, ability to do 36 things at once and a strong alcohol tolerance.

If I could change anything about the PR industry, it would be... People should be kinder to one another.

I'm inspired by... The editors, reporters and execs I work with! They're the best in the business and make 'real world' impact; from saving people from being wrongly deported to getting BTS to answer weird questions for the fandom.

If I wasn't in PR, I'd be... Better rested, running a yoga studio in Barcelona.

Judge’s comment: "Seriously impressive"

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