But What Makes This PR Agency So Great?
Along with having a clear idea of where the agency should go, Neale and Hughes have fired up their 53-person staff as it moves forward in their ambitious three-year plan. A survey showed that 90% of the agency’s staff is positive about the agency’s future; 88% feel they can contribute positively to the company; and 90% are inspired by Neale and Hughes.
The Benefits of Working at GolinHarris Are Unique
Yes, landing and keeping top-rate clients is important to this PR agency; however, maintaining healthy and positive employees is also important to GolinHarris. Among the unique benefits GolinHarris offers its employees are expenses-paid trips, where the staff travel to “the Continent” to help the employees bond. Because of this, there is a real sense of camaraderie, and 90% of the staff say that the teams are “fun.”
Private healthcare, dental insurance, life assurance, and critical illness are also benefits the employees receive. The agency also accommodates some employees who need to work from home, offering laptops and BlackBerrys.
The Average Salary Earned at GolinHarris
One third of the staff earns roughly £35,000, or $64,405, a year. According to Salary.com, a typical public relations specialist earns between $37,198 and $47,854, while the average public relations director earns between $105,011 and $147,818.
Current Trends at GolinHarris
According to GolinHarris regional managing director John Morgan, “We at GolinHarris have a commitment at the global level that every plan we submit to clients must have a new media component. But does this work in Hong Kong? I would say we’re close, but we’re not there yet. Certainly, new technologies are having a profound effect on how information is consumed, how perceptions are formed, and how people live. However, the storm hasn’t really hit us here yet in Asia — in my opinion, it’s still brewing.”
Joint managing directors Matt Neale and Jonathan Hughes know how to run their PR agency right — with private healthcare, a fun working environment, and an ambitious team of directors, it's no wonder GolinHarris ranks high on the ''100 Best'' list.