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Our 50+ group of experts, led by our experienced senior management team, cover all key markets in Europe, Australia, Singapore and the US.

They strive to provide impactful results to our clients on a daily basis, have vast experience in the technology sector, using their knowledge and skills to achieve success for our clients.

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James Carter

James Carter

CEO

James has built a global PR agency focused on delivering outstanding work for some of the world’s most exciting and innovative business and technology brands.  His vision is to provide an integrated and strategic PR platform that delivers impact and value to clients at global scale.  His agency has been regularly recognised as one of the market leaders by the likes of PR Week, O’Dwyer’s and Forrester Research.

Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher

Global Executive VP

Emily has been with Touchdown for 10 years. She has been part of the B2B tech PR scene for over 20 years and is particularly experienced in taking VC-funded startups and private equity investments through the IPO and M&A process. Originally from the UK, Emily now heads up Touchdown’s office in Austin, Texas. 

Munich

Austin

Lesley Booth
Client Services Director

Lesley has worked in B2B Tech PR for over 20 years and, most notably, with big brands such as IBM and Skype. Lesley leads Touchdown’s Security and Comms Practice in EMEA and is crucial in onboarding new business and maintaining strong client relationships.

Alyssa Pallotti
Junior Vice President

With nearly a decade of B2B tech PR experience, Alyssa is a tenacious media relations professional with a keen interest in and focus on cybersecurity. She plays a major role in leading specific accounts and in advising the Austin, Texas team.

Natacha Favry

Natacha Favry

VP of Touchdown FRANCE

Natacha is a seasoned PR professional and leads Touchdown in France. She has a keen interest in social media’s rapidly expanding role within the PR space and has stayed ahead of the curve in the media landscape.

Freddy Staudt

Freddy Staudt

VP of Touchdown DACH

Freddy has been heading up Touchdown’s DACH business since 2012. With more than 15 years as a PR professional, he has helped over 100 tech companies achieve their PR visions.

Sydney

Paris

Eric Dragt
VP of Touchdown Benelux

Eric is an experienced PR professional with over 15 years’ experience in tech PR, both B2B and B2C and leads Touchdown in Benelux.

Luke Frost
VP of Touchdown Australia

Luke heads up Touchdown’s ANZ business managing PR, marketing, and communications across Australia, creating compelling content that drives business in B2B sectors.

Emma Carter

Emma Carter

Director

Emma’s role is both strategic and operational, managing Touchdown’s accounting functions and carrying out the financial strategy for Touchdown’s continued long-term growth.

Ben Ralph

Ben Ralph

Senior Account Director

Originally a Law graduate, Ben moved into PR after working in technology sales. With experience ranging from cyber security, networking and unified communications to HCM, consumer technology and industrial design, Ben works with the Touchdown UK team to deliver results-focused PR campaigns for some of the most exciting and ambitious technology brands in the world.

Amsterdam

Sydney

Jeff Tieszen
Account Director

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in B2B tech PR, working in both agencies and in-house, including at big brands such as IBM and Motorola. He leads several accounts for Touchdown, helping clients achieve meaningful results in key targeted media.

Derrick Shannon
Account Supervisor

Derrick has been with TouchdownPR for four years. He has more than 10 years of experience in PR and Tech. He brings technical knowledge, business savvy, and creative energy to his approach. He plays a key role in the overall strategic vision for his accounts and has spent years developing high-level media and business relationships that prove to be valuable for his clients in a variety of ways. Derrick is based in Austin, Texas.

Lottie Hutchins

Lottie Hutchins

Account Manager

Lottie is a seasoned PR professional with over five years of experience in communications. As the main driver on her accounts she is responsible for coordinating EMEA teams, delivering successful PR campaigns for a range of technology, safety and security-based companies.

Rachael Birt

Rachael Birt

Account Manager

Rachael has been with Touchdown for over 3 years, starting out as a graduate and learning B2B tech from the ground up. Having completed a degree in English Language & Literature, Rachael is responsible for producing high quality content for clients, as well as planning strategic PR campaigns and building strong media relations.

Austin

London

Alexandra Morris
Brand and Marketing Manager

Joining Touchdown back in 2017 as the Operations Manager, Alexandra was responsible for running all international operations between the American and European offices. She recently moved into a new role at Touchdown as the Brand and Marketing Manager.

James Carter

James Carter

CEO

James has built a global PR agency focused on delivering outstanding work for some of the world’s most exciting and innovative business and technology brands. His vision is to provide an integrated and strategic PR platform that delivers impact and value to clients at global scale. His agency has been regularly recognised as one of the market leaders by the likes of PR Week, O’Dwyer’s and Forrester Research.

Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher

Global Executive VP

Emily has been with Touchdown for 10 years. She has been part of the B2B tech PR scene for over 20 years and is particularly experienced in taking VC-funded startups and private equity investments through the IPO and M&A process. Originally from the UK, Emily now heads up Touchdown’s office in Austin, Texas.

Lesley Booth

Lesley Booth

Client Services Director

Lesley has worked in B2B Tech PR for over 20 years and, most notably, with big brands such as IBM and Skype. Lesley leads Touchdown’s Security and Comms Practice in EMEA and is crucial in onboarding new business and maintaining strong client relationships.

Alyssa Pallotti

Alyssa Pallotti

Junior Vice President

With nearly a decade of B2B tech PR experience, Alyssa is a tenacious media relations professional with a keen interest in and focus on cybersecurity. She plays a major role in leading specific accounts and in advising the Austin, Texas team.

Natacha Favry

Natacha Favry

VP of Touchdown FRANCE

Natacha is a seasoned PR professional and leads Touchdown in France. She has a keen interest in social media’s rapidly expanding role within the PR space and has stayed ahead of the overhaul in the media landscape.

Freddy Staudt

Freddy Staudt

VP of Touchdown DACH

Freddy has been heading up Touchdown’s DACH business since 2012. With more than 15 years as a PR professional, he has helped over 100 tech companies achieve their PR visions

Eric Dragt

Eric Dragt

VP of Touchdown BENELUX

Eric is an experienced PR professional with over 15 years’ experience in tech PR, both B2B and B2C and leads Touchdown in Benelux.

Luke Frost

Luke Frost

VP of Touchdown APAC/ANZ

Luke heads up Touchdown’s ANZ business managing PR, marketing, and communications across Australia, creating compelling content that drives business in B2B sectors.

Emma Carter

Emma Carter

Director

Emma’s role is both strategic and operational, managing Touchdown’s accounting functions and carrying out the financial strategy for Touchdown’s continued long-term growth.

Ben Ralph

Ben Ralph

Senior Account Director

Originally a Law graduate, Ben moved into PR after working in technology sales. With experience ranging from cyber security, networking and unified communications to HCM, consumer technology and industrial design, Ben works with the Touchdown UK team to deliver results-focused PR campaigns for some of the most exciting and ambitious technology brands in the world.

Jeff Tieszen

Jeff Tieszen

Account Director

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in B2B tech PR, working in both agencies and in-house, including at big brands such as IBM and Motorola. He leads several accounts for Touchdown, helping clients achieve meaningful results in key targeted media.

Lottie Hutchins

Lottie Hutchins

Account Manager

Lottie is a seasoned PR professional with over five years of experience in communications. As the main driver on her accounts she is responsible for coordinating EMEA teams, delivering successful PR campaigns for a range of technology, safety and security-based companies.

Derrick Shannon

Derrick Shannon

Account Supervisor

Derrick has been with TouchdownPR for four years. He has more than 10 years of experience in PR and Tech. He brings technical knowledge, business savvy, and creative energy to his approach. He plays a key role in the overall strategic vision for his accounts and has spent years developing high-level media and business relationships that prove to be valuable for his clients in a variety of ways. Derrick is based in Austin, Texas.

Rachael Birt

Rachael Birt

Account Manager

Rachael has been with Touchdown for over 3 years, starting out as a graduate and learning B2B tech from the ground up. Having completed a degree in English Language & Literature, Rachael is responsible for producing high quality content for clients, as well as planning strategic PR campaigns and building strong media relations.

Alexandra Morris

Alexandra Morris

Brand and Marketing Manager

Joining Touchdown back in 2017 as the Operations Manager, Alexandra was responsible for running all international operations between the American and European offices. She recently moved into a new role at Touchdown as the Brand and Marketing Manager.

Careers

Welcome to our careers page and taking the first step towards an exciting career with our top-ranking global PR agency – in fact we have just been voted the #1 top ranking tech PR agency in the USA! With offices across the globe, including the UK, Austin, Texas and Europe the opportunities for our people are endless.

So, if you’re looking to be part of a company that delivers top-notch PR programmes to a multitude of impressive clients, whilst working with an extremely talented bunch of PR professionals (who really enjoy making the most of our social perks!!), then this is the right place to be!

Take a look at our current opportunities and amazing set of benefits.

If we haven’t got anything available that suits you right now, then why not tell us more about yourself by sending through a speculative application – we’ll be in touch if something comes up.

Vacancies

Junior Account Executive/Account Executive
Manage outreach and pitching opportunities. Develop and plan creative content, manage case studies, research ideas and personalise external outreach. Ensure all social media channels are being used effectively and proactively. Ensure you are aware of all client coverage as it appears; manage the sell-back process as needed. Assist with collating features databases. Find opportunities to pitch; develop relevant, winning pitches. Manage accurate reporting process. Maintain high standards and accuracy whilst managing a number of small, global teams. Assisting the Account Manager with managerial tasks.

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Senior Account Executive/Account Manager

Manage outreach and pitching opportunities. Develop and plan creative content, manage case studies, research ideas and personalise external outreach. Ensure all social media channels are being used effectively and proactively. Manage client and staff meetings, provide day to day mentoring and direction to direct reports. Ensure you are aware of all client coverage as it appears; manage the sell-back process as needed. Take responsibility for features databases. Find opportunities to pitch; develop relevant, winning pitches. Manage accurate reporting process. Maintain high standards and accuracy whilst managing a number of small, global teams. Assisting the Account Director with managerial tasks.

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Public Relations – Graduate/Account Coordinator
Work across cybersecurity, storage and networking technology clients. Attend client calls, media briefings and analyst briefings. Secure media opportunities, such as responding to news and current affairs, while building relationships with key media and journalists. Pitch and secure opportunities in broadcast, print and online media. Draftand proof copy that aligns with the business needs of clients – thought leadership articles, press releases, award entries, case studies, commentary, media alerts. Own account reporting both internal and client-facing – draft weekly call agendas, end of month reports, quarterly reports and social media posts.

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Public Relations – Graduate/Account Coordinator
Work across cybersecurity, storage and networking technology clients. Attend client calls, media briefings and analyst briefings. Secure media opportunities, such as responding to news and current affairs, while building relationships with key media and journalists. Pitch and secure opportunities in broadcast, print and online media. Draftand proof copy that aligns with the business needs of clients – thought leadership articles, press releases, award entries, case studies, commentary, media alerts. Own account reporting both internal and client-facing – draft weekly call agendas, end of month reports, quarterly reports and social media posts.

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Competitive Salary.
Pension Scheme.
Life Insurance.
24/7 gym membership.
WeCare wellbeing benefit.
Increasing annual leave.
Day off for your birthday.
Early finish fridays.
Flexible working.
Inter-office travel scheme.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Touchdown

Touchdown is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion, and eliminating all unlawful discrimination.

Our aim is for our team to be truly representative of all sections of society and for our clients and each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

In addition to our Diversity Policies (UK & US) we fully support our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, who as a group work together to ensure our Four Pillar D&I Roadmap is integrated and Touchdown promotes an environment of inclusion and diversity at all times.

Our commitment and the purpose of the policy in full…

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Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in its workplace because this is best practice and makes business sense.

Free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.

All employees are recognised and valued.

Taking action to address any issues.

Reviewed by the Touchdown Diversity and Inclusion Committee.