Harris takes key role for Sky-owned web service

Sky-owned broadband provider UK Online has appointed former Biss Lancaster Euro RSCG associate director Linda Harris as its public relations manager.

Harris: joins UK Online
Harris: joins UK Online

In her new role, Harris will oversee all of the IP network’s national, regional and online PR activity, reporting to UK Online marketing director Deborah Robertson.

She will be now responsible for raising awareness of the company’s new broadband and internet services for small businesses with between one and ten employees. 

The company recently did a survey of these ‘micro-businesses’ and has since found out that only a third have an internet connection. Harris will also be tasked with building the brand’s thought leadership credentials.

Before joining UK Online, Harris was PR manager at BT Retail, she was responsible for all initiatives targeting small to medium businesses.

While at BT, Harris was involved in launching the phone company’s Business Plan, Office Anywhere and BT Assurance services. Prior to her role at BT Retail, Harris spent 15 years at Biss Lancaster Euro RSCG, where she worked her way up to the role of associate director at the full-service global firm.

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