Daisy has almost 15 years PR experience specialising exclusively in luxury travel, spa and hospitality brands. She has represented some of the most prestigious brands in the industry, most notably as the global agency lead for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, but also with Jumeriah, Raffles, Aman and GHM properties plus independent luxury resort brands and boutique collections. In 2010, Daisy left the restrictions of corporate agency life to bring her wealth of experience, connections and creativity to a carefully curated collection of like-minded brands and introduce a more personalised, high-impact approach to the typical agency ethos. One of the best travelled and respected PRs in the industry with an enviable not-so-little black book of contacts, her consultancy service promises far more than PR results; BIRD clients are fast-tracked to the biggest consumer influencers and benefit from a wealth of knowledge that spans how to deliver the best customer journey to how to host award-deserving travel experiences.
Nina began her career in digital marketing for consumer and travel brands including Chanel, Audi, Turismo Madrid and Visit Scotland before making the move into travel PR in 2010. She has since spearheaded effective integrated PR campaigns for hotels, tour operators, tourist boards, airlines and travel publishers – from media launches and brand refreshes, to events and content creation campaigns – arming her with a real 360 degree understanding of the travel industry and a wealth of cross-sector contacts. Nina has a creative mind, a beady eye for a story and understands client needs far beyond traditional PR. She excels at combining strategic thinking and digital flair with sharp attention to detail and a practical approach to marrying PR activity with wider marketing plans and sales targets. A fluent Spanish speaker with extensive experience living and working in Spain and Latin America, Nina is responsible for top level media work, strategic development and delivery, team management, and consultancy across BIRD’s portfolio of clients.
Holly’s experience spans both agency and in-house. As the former Director of Public Relations for Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, she coordinated global PR delivery for the London brand, launching Bar Boulud and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Her in-house experience brings a unique perspective to objective-driven campaigns, strategic thinking and developing creative story-worthy guest experiences. On the agency side, Holly has worked across numerous UK and international brands, firstly at PRCo with Daisy where she worked with Abercrombie & Kent, Raffles Hotels and Resorts and The Stafford Hotel, but most recently at Bacchus PR, where she was Head of Travel, looking after hotel brands such as Marriott International, Bulgari, The Set Hotels and 1Hotels plus launching independent hotel brands, Artist Residence and The Laslett.
Nicole joined BIRD at the beginning of 2013 from boutique hotel specialists, Mr & Mrs Smith, where she supported their editorial and content team. Overseeing the day-to-day account management of BIRD’s clients, Nicole assures the effective running of PR campaigns, creation and implementation of PR strategies and the smooth running of day-to-day press office activity with a meticulous eye on driving results. Having worked on a number of high-profile client launches, aimed at both the UK and international markets, Nicole has successfully co-ordinated A-list media and digital influencer group trips out of Asia and Australia, as well as the UK, the UAE and Europe. Thanks to her hotelier parents, Nicole has hospitality in her blood and an innate understanding of the industry. She has an insatiable appetite for adventure and a curious sociable nature that gives her a natural flair for PR.
Freya re-joins the team at BIRD from Dubai where she managed global PR delivery for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ Dubai-based properties. After graduating from Leeds University in 2013 with a degree in International Development, she secured a competitive placement at the BBC, which sparked her curiosity in communications. Her appetite for adventure and passion for hospitality then lead her to BIRD and onwards to Four Seasons, following further experience at a consumer and talent communications agency, crafting and delivering successful campaigns for celebrities, charities and international corporate brands. Freya is delighted to be a part of the BIRD family again, bringing her international and in-house experience back to BIRD’s clients. Freya oversees day-to-day account management, assures the effective running of PR campaigns, and helps with the creation and implementation of PR strategies. With heaps of enthusiasm and energy, Freya takes a dynamic approach to PR and has a long-term love for travel and discovering the unknown.
Francesca joined BIRD in 2016 as a Geography graduate from the University of Exeter, and has become an invaluable member of the team with her unflappable approach to creative communications, social media management and methodical reporting across accounts. In her time with the agency, she has helped to coordinate a number of high-profile press trips from both UK and international markets, hosted leading journalists at a new hotel and shaped the BIRD brand across social media platforms. She caught the travel bug at a young age through extended periods of family travel through Asia, and has continued her globetrotting habits ever since, balancing her love of urban culture with a passion for wildlife and conservation.
Lucy joined BIRD from a lifestyle, fitness, fashion and beauty PR agency. She assists in the day-to-day client management and press office activity, with a particular passion for South America, where she has lived and worked. Lucy graduated with a degree in Psychology, which resonates in her optimistic outlook, strong work ethic and focus on building quality relationships with clients, industry and media. She also has travelled through South Africa, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand which has instilled an ever-growing wanderlust for foreign culture, cuisine, languages and landscapes.
Saoirse is the newest addition to the BIRD’s Nest and joins the team fresh from her travels across Australia and South East Asia. Her fascination with different cultures, environmental awareness and sustainable development motivated her study International History at university, where she participated in several volunteering schemes and frequently wrote about sustainability for the student magazine. Since graduating, Saoirse has gained experience in digital marketing and worked at a number of different news publications and is excited to continue her journey at BIRD.
Sasha has eight years in-house marketing experience for luxury hospitality brands, firstly with Red Carnation Hotels and subsequently as Digital Marketing Manager for Rocco Forte. Her experience spans website and blog development, user experience, social media strategy and training, content creation, online advertising, project management and amplification of strategic online marketing campaigns. She is an avid traveller and hotel junkie, from a family of restauranteurs, so has an lifelong passion for hospitality and an innate understanding of the industry. Sasha offers BIRD clients digital marketing consultancy and project management as required.