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Daisy Bird

Founder

Daisy has nearly 20 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 Jumeirah, Raffles, Aman and GHM properties plus independent luxury hotel 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. Well respected in the industry with an enviable (not-so-little) black book of contacts and a no nonsense results-driven approach, 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.

Emma Lockett

Director

With over 12 years of experience in the luxury travel industry, Emma has overseen campaigns for some of the world’s most loved travel brands including Oetker Collection, Six Senses, Scott Dunn, andBeyond, Alila Hotels & Resorts, Finca Cortesin and Hotel Esencia. Emma’s hands-on, holistic and strategic approach ensures clients maintain visibility and stay relevant and she thrives on developing creative ideas to ensure maximum coverage and exposure. Maintaining excellent media relations around the globe, Emma has overseen international campaigns to deliver award-winning results; and sought out forward thinking, commercially driven brand partnerships. Originally drawn to the industry through a love of skiing, Emma also has particular interests in adventure, wellness and off-the-beaten track destinations.

Mark Shand

Associate Director

Mark has over 10 years’ communications experience specialising in travel and hospitality. His interest in culturally-driven projects has allowed him to work on internationally recognised campaigns, including the launch of Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC in New York City, handling communications for the Los Angeles Tourist Board and the opening of The Shanghai EDITION in China. Closer to home, his experience tells a similar story having led PR for some of the capital’s most exciting hotels, including The Standard London and The Londoner Hotel in Leicester Square. Mark has also sat as the luxury expert within Marriott International’s EMEA communications team – leading PR campaigns in-house for brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, St Regis and The Luxury Collection – and more recently led global communications at onefinestay.

Aisha Bennett

Senior Account Director

Aisha is a firm media favourite who has been instrumental in creating and driving unique PR strategies for her clients. Alongside her passion for travel and experience with industry-leading brands such as One&Only Resorts, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Aisha brings a wealth of F&B knowledge and creativity to BIRD. She has launched properties in Rwanda whilst shining a light on culinary pioneers from the destination; curated supper clubs with leading F&B key opinion leaders; and managed Chef Raymond Blanc OBE’s public relations. Aisha heads up one of our account teams at BIRD and drives client strategy forward with bucketloads of energy and originality.